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    Series 1 1971 240-Z. As original as possible, down to the original "D" wheel covers. I've owned it since 1975. Second owner. It was the first Z sold by the dealer. I need to drive it more!

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  1. Unmolested. As in it's been stored since it was purchased? Not restored?
  2. Note the "Friction Modified" line on the label. Very important. Honestly, not sure. But it's what I put in my very early transmission based on information from this site. People were recommending it. Limited experience, but it seems to work well.
  3. This is what I am using. Note the "Friction Modified" line on the label. Very important.
  4. @dmuzial, Glad you are able to get back to work on it. It's great that the Chicago winter doesn't stop the work. Kind of a silly question, but did you glue and screw your stands together? My buddy and I are discussing if we want to make wooden wheel crates for next years work or to just rely on jack stands at the four jack points. A bit off-topic, but I'd like to hear from anyone following this thread.
  5. @dmuzial I don't see much activity on this thread, so I thought I'd ask where you are in your project. Are you planning? Are you able to work through the winter?
  6. @Mike Thanks for giving me the access. In the end, I was able to find the PDF files on the CD-ROM. I just didn't know where to look, but when I made a general search of the CD for *.PDF I was able to find them and copy them to my hard drive. I did try downloading the files in the link, but it would not allow me to save them, as they are secured. You don't need to do anything as I have my files, but I just wanted you to know in case you run into this in the future. Thanks again for your quick help. Dann
  7. Many years ago I purchased "The Zcar Microfiche CD." I haven't looked at it in years and am now running that most modern (eye role) of OSs Windows 10! I cannot get the CD to work on my PC. Is there a way to use this as credit to download a version? Can I access just the files on the disk and if so, which do I need? I really want to use the resource, but right now I am locked out. Any suggestions will be welcome. Thanks all.
  8. I've spent about 10 minutes looking for where I can update my sig, but no luck. Can you tell me where to make the update? Thanks.
  9. Very true. The screw that holds the arm rest to the door has actually "pulled" the metal into a slight cone shape, preventing the piece from laying flat against the door. I'm playing with an extra one that I have to try to figure out how to fix it. It's hard to work on metal with no real backing. I am currently trying to pound it flat using a socket as a base. I think it may work. I will also need some spray foam to fill in what I have removed. I'd love to hear from anyone who has successfully restored arm wrests from early Zs.
  10. Sorry. Realized that I wasn't clear. It's an early 71. It is the "door arm rest" that is having the problem. They are basically foam filled vinyl with a small embedded metal plate that accepts the screw from the door panel. If I'm not careful, one of these days I'm going to give it a tug and it will be separated from the door.
  11. My driver's side door handle is pulling loose from the door. The metal plate embedded in the handle and used to connect it to the door panel is starting to pull away from body of the vinyl handle. Does anyone know how to repair this problem? I have some handles that I can practice on, but I don't know how I should approach it. -Dann
  12. That's how I took it. In fact, I have two new gaskets on the way. I'll install them next year. I took the car out for a 20-mile ride this afternoon. While it still needs tuning, I am very pleased that with all the help from the community I was able to rebuild them and get the car running again! I've never been good with carbs. I hope to have a detail show clean the undercarriage next week and then it is ready to be put in the CarCapsule for the winter. I'd like to keep it out longer, but I'm having some surgery on Nov. 6 and I won't be driving the Z for a few months. Thanks for your help.
  13. I think you are right. However, I don't have ready access to a gasket between the insulator and the engine, so I am not trying to change them now as I am getting ready to store it for the winter.
  14. I went out to the car and checked. You are exactly right! All the comments are helpful, but this is (I think) the root cause. The rest is tuning.
  15. Yes, while I wasn't bothered by it, I was idling at at 3,000 RPM. Not a problem on a well-worn engine. Thanks to all. Lot's of information to process. I do wish someone had produced a manual with this information. I guess I should not have forgotten how it was put together in the first place!
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