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  1. Alternatively---if the outside glass surface is in good condition (no scratches) the original glass can be re-silvered on the backside and will be good as new. I've done this several times on interior rear view mirrors. contact: http://mirrorresilvering.ca/?page_id=113
  2. So sorry for the issues and frustrations you are going through Charles! I know you were making every effort to get Lily finished in time for Birmingham. It may still happen! My Christmas wish for you is that everything goes smoothly from here onward. You've paid enough "dues" to the Z gods for the things that went south. It will take a while for the sting of this to diminish, but you know Lily WILL BE beautifully finished. You won't accept anything less.
  3. Just realized you have a 77 Z. Did you use the OEM 77 mirror or one for a 240Z?? Don't know if you have seen these Jeff: Here's a link: https://www.ebay.com/itm/154739819489?hash=item24073643e1:g:rPYAAOSweEFbCevK Funny that the price of a reverse engineered passenger side copy of the 240Z OEM mirror is about half the cost of a new Nissan driver's side one!
  4. I've used Super Start Battery Terminal Protectors from O'Reilly's Auto Parts. Part #:01396 They come in a package of 2 that have a couple of different size felt washers pre-cut in each. Just separate them to find the right size for your linkage posts. Grease them with some white lithium grease. Or--this from Walmart:
  5. @reefedjib Read through your posts with interest regarding the calculations for your "future build". You got @Captain Obvious attention. Nice work. You mention Dave Rebello and calcs that feature a 3.2 liter with triples several times. As a possible alternative, I would suggest you contact the Honorable Eiji Hosami at Datsun Spirit in Manassas, Virginia and discuss your plans. With you being in N. C. he would be a much closer build partner. If anyone can achieve the results expected from these figures, he would be it. Here's a teaser : http://datsunspirit.net/spl-series/ Peruse his website-----you'll like it!
  6. I thought C.O. had pursued this also. @Captain Obvious
  7. Assembled several Heathkit and Dynaco amps, preamps and tuners for myself and friends as a teen. I still have some of the Dynaco stuff. Did not know Heathkit was into automotive ignition though!
  8. Looks like the passenger side to me. He has several photos. Seems like I saw the driver's side in another one of his listings. Whatever---the short scalloped edge profile matches what John posted he was looking for originally. Ask him thru e-bay.
  9. Here's one on ebay John----- https://www.ebay.com/itm/185146450385?_trkparms=amclksrc%3DITM%26aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3D3ce89bd2d23a4f7ba78d978ef80852fe%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D15%26sd%3D372764188727%26itm%3D185146450385%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2380057&_trksid=p2380057.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3Af65ebedd-448b-11ec-8f71-42bfcfcd36e3|parentrq%3A19a5f5cb17d0a77d84e5a8c9fffd6b20|iid%3A1
  10. Stainless swirled valves From the description: If you are serious contact Eiji at Datsun Spirit.
  11. Couldn't say it better myself. Missed ya for too long. 2019 post by you
  12. https://jdm-car-parts.com/collections/hardware-parts-nissan-datsun-fairlady-z-240z-260z-280z-280zx/products/brake-clutch-line-holder-bolts-x10-set-jdm?variant=643769873
  13. They appear to be correct for a 73. The bumperette will overlap the rubber trim strip when they are installed. See the notch in the side profile of the left bumperette in your photo? That notch will fit over the rubber trim strip close to the end and will actually compress the rubber when fully tightened down if the rubber trim strip and bumperette are positioned correctly. The trim strip holes in the bumper are elongated and give some latitude for adjustment. Crowd the elongated holes to the side towards the bumperette as you install the rubber trim from the center of the bumper towards each end.
  14. All responses are correct. Only 2 required for both doors. But they were made in metal or in plastic and changed in size depending on early or late production . The bushing diameters changed according to the hole size in the linkage pivot point. It is a special shoulder bolt. This is another sub-assembly part you do NOT want lost or damaged. @Roberts280Z If you are missing these parts a call for HELP! to @zKars the supreme hoarder of all Z bits and pieces, or to @Captain Obvious the superb machinist and doer of all things Z may be your only hope!!
  15. Jeff Palya at Paltech was the only person I could find to do flat top carbs. Very courteous and customer oriented. Beautiful work---came back like jewelry! Price was very good (but not cheap) considering the work done, as Mike said above. Only place that assured me that whatever carbs I sent would be the same carbs returned, as inline6 said. I have had him do 4 screw rounds tops also. Same quality. Over polished if anything. A word of caution---the work he does is very good----but go over your carbs carefully when you get them back to ensure that everything is adjusted properly according to the FSM. I had to reset the internal fuel nozzles on the flat tops to get them right. Didn't figure that out until ---once installed--- the carbs didn't run correctly at all. Had to remove them (PITA with flat tops) and adjust them, reinstalled and all was good. A lot easier to do on round tops, but thought I would mention it for others to note and keep in mind.
  16. I hope you are right Steve! We might actually see each other at a Zcon again. It would be a great reunion in my book.
  17. It is always better to get a good clean wipe!
  18. The openings outside the diode packs at the rear of the alternator look similar to a grapefruit cut in half exposing the sections of the fruit.
  19. My experience was really good until the last year as I described above. Was able to get a genuine Datsun rebuilt starter for myself and passed the source on to motorman7 for the restoration he was doing on Bob Russell's 73 240z. That said, I am not optimistic about the situation getting better. I know good friends of Riley that told me they have tried to get in touch with him with no success. They are at a complete loss as to what has happened.
  20. Excellent! You've confirmed what I had hoped. I recently had the "grapefruit" alternator for my 7/70 240z rebuilt by a fellow that restores roadsters. We sourced the diode packs and new bearings, etc. and then we went back and forth about the color of the band. I had him do it in the "reddish brown" you describe.
  21. It does my heart good to see your original " grapefruit" alternator. My old eyes can't tell from the photo-----what color is the band around your alternator? Is it a deep burgandy-ish red?
  22. Yes. Riley at Lynchburg Nissan is/was a great source when you can get a reply. Some time back things started going south in communications with him/them. No idea what is going on, but haven't been able to place an order and get any response for quite some time (over a year) now. What a shame---good prices and many items that could not be found anywhere else. Hope it changes for the better.
  23. Thanks for posting this Jim2! Many, many thanks to Josh Lymon of the Ozark Z Car Club for organizing this gathering! It was the best Zfest ever! Great food---Z friends not seen for 2 years-----days and nights of sharing Z stories, current and past builds, plans for the future---couldn't be better for this old geeZer! Hey! I can't wait for the next one already!!!
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