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Pop's Z last won the day on July 12 2017

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About Pop's Z

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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. Pop's Z

    240z full seats and rails

    I have the seats from my '73. No foam, no upholstery, no rails( I used them to mount my '90 ZX seats. You can have them, for free (payin' it forward), but shipping and boxing them up will be expensive. You might be better off finding them locally. Email me at homerun2@prodigy.net if you want them. Cheers, Mike
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    My Z History

    Thanks for the pics, Mike. This site helped me in so many ways. I met people from all over the world and visited a few in New Zealand. The Zed is a unique car. There is actually none like it for the affordable enjoyment. I had one back in '74. Traded it for a 3/4 ton 4X4 Chevy p/u when I moved to the mountains. But I never forgot the excitement and love I had for that first car. In 2005 I bought another one and made it mine with new parts, paint, upholstery, etc. My wife calls it the "acceptable mistress". I actually met you at the MSA show in 2006 when you complimented me on my hat (purchased from this site). This site is by far the BEST Z car site where folks can come and not be snarked on by the old members. The members here are the most helpful of any site I have visited...so THANK YOU! And thanks to the members who make it so good. Cheers, Mike
  3. Hi Jerry, If you look very carefully with good light near the brake booster just to the right and under the throttle assembly you will possibly find an indented circular mark. It's small, but it's there. On my '73 I moved the cables from the right side to the left side like on earlier models ( I used the old hole for an A/C hose.) I had to cut a hole in the firewall for the new cable routing. There was an indented circular mark where the cables ran on earlier cars. I also had to shorten the cables as they no longer needed to go over the valve/cam cover. an 11/72 car may have had the cables on the right side as that is very close to 1973 model year. Good luck. Cheers, Mike
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    Silvermine Motors Emails?

    Well, duh. "So simple like the jitterbug it plumb evaded me." (Jimmy Buffett) I did call him and the answer is: 240Z rotors cost him $50 more. Thanks for the tip. Ordered the basic big brake upgrade kit today. It is in stock and should be shipped tomorrow. Thread can be closed now. Cheers, Mike
  5. I have emailed Silvermine to ask why his brake rotors for 240Z are $50 more than for 280Z. No reply. I have read many posts pro and con in dealing with him. I am interested in the basic big brake kit utilizing the non-vented rotors, but the fact he doesn't respond to a simple email has me questioning whether or not to use his services. Anyone? Cheers, Mike
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    240Z Vintage Rubber Floor Mats

    FWIW, I have a set of those same rubber floor mats, and I could be persuaded to sell them. Sandyl, you have first dibs. PM me Cheers, Mike
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    Reno Nevada members

    Rob Sime(sp?) "Conedodger" on this site lives in Reno. He posts a LOT on the "boobs" thread. Cheers, mike
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    Sound dampening and plush/pile carpet...why?

    Someone once told me that the best way to get the weight down in my car was to lose 20 or 30 # off of my fat butt. LOL. And I could stand to do just that. Just sayin'. Cheers, Mike
  9. Pop's Z

    Speedo Cable

    It can be done, however you will have to remove the steering wheel, and the driver's seat, padd the floor, and be prepared to try and get your hand(s) up in there lying on your back while tearing flesh...ask me how I know. Your patience will be sorely tested and you will get cramps in your hands, wrists, arms , neck and back.You will have to do it by feel as it is almost impossible to see up there with your hands in the way. I found it was easier to remove the fasteners holding the dash and move it out a bit. You don't have to remove it all the way, but the extra room makes it a whole lot easier. I had to do it twice(!) when I installed my hvac system because it didn't connect correctly the first time. Good luck. Cheers, Mike
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    RIP Dan Gurney

    My young self's hero. He set the bar that everyone else tries to reach. Thanks, Dan. You ARE the man. Mike
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    Rally Suspension

    Try Carl Beck on this site. He built one. Cheers, Mike
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    Replacing a clutch

    Mark, not to get all nit-picky, but the pilot bearing is actually in the crankshaft. Just did that when I replaced the main seal. Cheers, Mike
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    saturday night music thread

    Old cars+old music=TIME MACHINE. Rock on............... Cheers, Mike
  14. Pop's Z

    This is my stacked exhaust

    Except that "Twice Pipes" are not stacked vertically. They are side by side. This looks like a custom exhaust system modeled after the Scarab design, Footbalnick are there two more glass pacs in the tranny tunnel? Cheers, Mike
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    This is my stacked exhaust

    That looks to me like an exhaust system copied from a Scarab. That V-8 car had stacked glasspacks and two more in the tranny tunnel. Is this a V-8 car? Cheers, Mike

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