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    Fort Collins, Colorado
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    retired firefighter, boat captain

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    '73 240z

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  1. All you have to do is cough up about $50 large......Quite a difference from 1969-70...$3500. Cheers, Mike
  2. As a Marine Vietnam veteran(1966-1967) I honor your father. Peace to you my friend. Can't wait to see your restoration. Cheers, Mike
  3. I have always used ethanol 91 octane. There is only one place in Ft. Collins to buy non ethanol gas and it is $4.50/gallon...too rich for my blood. I have a 10-1 compression ratio with my N42 head on flattop pistons, too. My carb lines have the original asbestos heat wrap and I have a Carter electric fuel pump. I've never had any vapor lock problems. Cheers, Mike
  4. Speedo "bounce" is usually due to a lack of lubrication. It has nothing to do with the coil. After I lubed my speedo cable the "bounce" went away. Cheers, Mike
  5. I have used a Carter electric pump for years with no issues other than it is noisy. You only really hear it at idle. Once you go, the noise gets lost in the background. Be sure to add an oil pressure off switch so if you crash and the engine dies so does the fuel pump, FYI I live at 5,000 ft and drive up to 10,000 ft. and no issues. Cheers, Mike
  6. Try using electrical heat-shrink tubing, I did. Works fine. Cheers, Mike
  7. Took the renowned Mr. Brown out of winter storage. Started right up. Took it for a short drive to un-flatten the tires. Nice to have him back. Now I can practice safe social distancing in style. Cheers, Mike
  8. My '73 had keys cut on both sides and one key opens all the locks and the ignition, too. Less complicated. Cheers, Mike
  9. I did this a while back and the only way I could do it (as my hands are too big and not triple jointed) was to disconnect the speedo cable at the tranny and pull some slack, then pull the dash part way out, attach the cable from above, replace the dash, pull the slack out and re-attach the cable to the tranny. I must have tried this every other way for too long as I didn't want to partially remove the dash again. Unfortunately it was the only way. Good luck. Cheers, Mike
  10. Mark, Re: Flaws...When Navajo women weave their beautiful blankets they purposely put in a "flaw" to let any evil spirits out. Now you know that there will be NO evil spirits in your amazing build. Can't wait to see and hear this incredible project get "completed". Cheers, Mike
  11. Are you sure this is an R 200? I got a 4:11 diffy out of a 200SX and it was a R 180. Just wondering. Picture? Cheers, Mike
  12. Mark, As a Vietnam veteran Marine I thought you hit this one out of the park. "Ours is not to question why. Ours is but to do or die." Once the s*** starts to fly it comes down to you and your buddies. Politics are a long way away. If you survive then you can take the time to think about it. Cheers, Mike
  13. Bill, There's actually a lot of us along the Front Range who work on our own Zeds. There's a guy in Denver named Darrel Hoffman who was a zccc member. My friend Ken Peralez lives in Longmont and has built at least 3 cars that I know of including a V-8 car. See if you can find a Google Groups site called Zroad as most of the guys are on there. There's another guy on here Lonetreesteve who is in Denver and has restored a couple of cars, too. Send me a pm and I can give you their email addresses. Cheers, Mike
  14. Try loosening the hinges, push the hood down, and re-tighten. It worked for me. Good luck. Cheers, Mike
  15. Perhaps you could just not do the seats until after the car is drive-able, then drive to the states to put some break-in miles on, and get the seats done. Put them in as is, throw a piece of foam down and cover with a beach towel. Drive it down here to Colorado and I'll introduce you to my guy...just sayin'. Cheers, Mike
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