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About tfbomke

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    Beginning 240z restorer


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    Dupont, WA
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  • About my Cars
    1971 240z, 2006 Tundra 4x4 Doublecab
  1. tfbomke

    New Truck?

    No salt on the roads here in Washington state, which is nice. Sounds like the wax sealer is a scam, thanks Coastguardz. To combat rust/scratches/wear and tear in the bed of my truck, I am definitely going to invest in this product. http://www.linexnw.com/ Will let you all know how it goes when I get it done.
  2. A little off z topic, but a car question. I just bought a 2006 Toyota Tundra. The dealer suggested an option of a clearcoat seal to protect the paint. They say the truck will never need to be waxed and the paintjob will never fade. They also treat the underside of the vehicle for protection and road noise reduction. It aint cheap, around $600. Is it worth it?
  3. Go Hawks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  4. Go Seahawks!!!!!!! Should be a great game, wish I had tickets.
  5. Also noticed after taking another look at the pics that the seahawk decals are damaged. I'm betting it would be near impossible to repair/replace those decals.
  6. I'm a Seahawk fan, but wow, that is a steep price, especially with the condition the car is in. Hard to guage if the uniqueness of the car is worth the price, maybe if it was in better condition. I dont think anyone in their right mind will pay $12,500 for it. Go Hawks!
  7. In the members list a search query for location so one could find local z enthusiasts and how about a link to the member's gallery when you click on their user name?
  8. "I'm a simple soldier, I fight where I'm told and I win where I fight." Patton "The luck is gone, the brain is shot but the liquor we still got." From the movie Cocktail. I also love country sayings, or southernisms, you could start a new thread for them, there are so many: Happy as a puppy with 2 peckers. Colder than a witch's teet. Hotter than a snakes arse. Nervous as a long-tailed cat in a room full o' rocking chairs. Faster than $^!# through a goose. etc, etc.......................................
  9. Here's a hint on checking for bondo. Take a small magnetized screwdriver with you. Stick the magnet on the car body/frame at suspected areas, if there is bondo under there the magnet will barely stick or wont stick at all if w/ a thick patch of bondo. Like Beandip said above, really look at the frame rails, you can tell if the car has been in a major front end collision and if rust has eaten through those rails you may want to look for another Z. Happy hunting.
  10. I've got time on my hands, but not that much. May be a good idea to make location a search query in the members dbase.
  11. How do you do a member search by their location?
  12. I think this club is AZ and maybe even Phoenix based. Someone there may be able to help out. http://www.datsunnissandrivers.com/
  13. The alternator tested out, about 12.5 volts or so. For you rookies like me, the best results come from putting the Neg voltmeter probe on the neg battery terminal. The frame may have paint, rust or dirt and give a bad reading. Now my next question. As per my last post, the previous owner thought the wire from the alternator to battery was bad and battery was not getting recharged. Does this wire run from the A terminal or the N/F terminal? -Tim
  14. Hello all, Novice car guy here, especially w/ electronics. But, I am very excited about my new 1971 240z and am eager to learn. Based on info from previous owner, the battery is not being re-charged by alternator due to a bad wire from alt to battery. He said he tested alternator and it was fine. My battery is charged, headlights turn on etc. Want to make sure I am doing the alt test right (The Brit slang in my Haynes manual may be throwing me off). 1. Disconnect Alt leads (From E and A terminals???) 2 W/ voltmeter put + probe on A terminal and ground Neg (ground on frame or on E terminal???) and check for battery voltage, 12 volts. 3. turn on headlights 4. start car, repeat step 2, if alt is good should read between 12 and 14 volts. Does this sound about right? Any other tricks/tips? Thanks in advance, Tim
  15. Thanks for all the well wishes, and let me tell you, it is great to be home. One of my soldiers came over and helped me push my baby out of the tow dolly and into the garage, a funny site seeing two hobbled vets pushing a car around. Once in the garage I just had to sit back, suck down a few beers and just stare at that beautiful car. Definately hope to run into fellow NW guys at a rally or something. -Tim
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