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  1. Hey guys, I hope this isn't out of line, but I'm in the process of cleaning out the garage, which includes some Z parts I have. Didn't want you to miss out on these wheels if you want them. Vintage Alloy Wheel Set 4 x 4 5 14 inch 240Z Triumph Others | eBay I put a ridiculously low reserve on them that has already been met, so they will sell. I've also got a pair of door panels (1970-1973 240Z) that I never unwrapped. They were purchased from Motorsports. Retail price on them is about $660, so if you make me an offer I can't resist, I'd like to get these out too. Some other nic/nacks 1. Clutch Master and Slave cylinders 2. OEM Voltage Regular cover (faded/yellowed, but otherwise in good condition). Noticed you can buy a replacement from Motorsports now. 3. Flannel (indoor) cover. Hardly used. High Quality 4. Lower radiator hose 5. oil pan gasket 6. valve cover gasket 7. Quarter window gaskets (left and right side) 8. One floor mat (who knows where the other one is!) 9. Steering Wheel Horn Hub (slightly cracked on the inside, but I believe it still snaps on ok) 10. Water pump pulley (it's been replated) Anyway, if your interested in some or all or it, I'm anxious to find it a new home, cheap! Either PM me or email me bccal@msn.com
  2. It sounds like your throw out bearing or pressure plate may be bad. I'd guess the throw out bearing. Or, it could be that the pressure plate is not fully disengaging and the sound you hear is the pressure plate grinding against the clutch plate. Obviously not moving enough to allow you to shift easily. You may can adjust the slave cylinder to allow the transmission to drop into reverse easier, but I'm not sure it will make the sound go away. It's also strange that it gets louder when you shift it into gear. I'm not sure what's going on there. Search the board for slave cylinder adjustments. It's been documented many times. It's a really simple adjustment and will take about 5-10 minutes to do. You'll know if the sound goes away or not for no cost. If the adjustment doesn't help, then I think you're looking at a clutch, throw out bearing, and pressure plate replacement. Not that hard either if you can get the car high enough.
  3. Some random thoughts: 1. If the valve was bent because you set the clearance in error, it would still make the noise whether the spark plug was connected or not. Just disconnecting the wire would not straighten the valve or stop if from hitting the top of the piston. 2. Based on your pressure readings, this shouldn't be it, but I was thinking that perhaps one of the rocker arms is off or the spring came free/isn't seated well. Suggest starting over with your valve setting and give it another try. Make sure all the rockers are seated properly and the springs are seated properly.
  4. Carl, if you need a heater core, let me know. I think I may have one. Bob
  5. I've had five. One (911) is in the garage currently. Next??? Do I hear six?
  6. Rich Great seeing you at the show and the other ZCCIV members! Felt like a reunion, since I haven't been out to Temecula since Fred's service. Boy, reading this thread just made me breath a sigh of relief. I enjoyed the shows, especially meeting and chatting with Z people, but the show part just lost it's luster after a while. As you know, I didn't miss it. I'm not sure if the "peer judging" didn't make it even worse this year. At least when it was people's choice, as long as the giving out of ballots was controlled (which they didn't) at least there was some dilution of voting blocks, but with peer voting, it just seems that the club with the most attendees could heavily concentrate the votes. Well anyway, I'm glad I don't have to worry about that now. If I was going to show a car again, it would only be at judged events and even then I think it would only be in shows within the brand or model, i.e., Mustang, Corvette, etc, so the judges knew the cars and what they were looking at. I've lost to Bob H as well at the Huntington Beach concours. Didn't mind it a bit. He and his wife are good people. Well, great seeing everyone again. Rich, please let me know if ZCCIV is having a show this year and when it is. thanks
  7. Congrats Rich! Well deserved. May have to get another one someday. Always looking!
  8. I've got a set of 4 of the non-deep dish style if you decide to give up finding the deep dish. Good luck with your search.
  9. Here's the bottom line...the mechanics, engine, drive-line, suspension, are bullet proof. The electrics are great and superior to British or German sports cars of the same era. The weakness is rust in the body and chassis. If the frame is rotted out, then the mechanics don't really matter. Get the car with the least amount of rust and anything else is an easy and reasonably priced fix for the most part.
  10. Hey Rich, I'm sorry if you took what I said as discouragement. Didn't mean it that way. I was just sharing my prior experiences. I was at the Muck one year and one of the judges walked up and said she grew up in Detroit and remembered how much she hated Japanese cars when she was young. That was her greeting to me! Along with my 1970, I had a Vintage Z at the time that came in third!!! They judged on the amount of work the owner did on his car versus the car's originality or finish. I believe it's very important to get these cars out to shows if they are ever going to be accepted and increase in value. Fred Jordan worked long and hard to get Japanese cars into shows like the Huntington Beach Concours and displayed at the San Diego Auto Museum. It's also important to restore them to original condition. Z's are great because they are easy to personalize, but as they get fewer and fewer, these customizations hurt the overall value. Ok, that's just my opinion. BTW, Zulaytr is being humble. Zulaytr is Bob Speights and he has one of the nicest Z's in the country. It's not over restored (like another car I know in the area) and it is very straight and original. I used to lose to him at shows and it was an honor to do so. It just made me want to make my car better. BTW, I have to share the story that the Z in his avatar was used in several ads including Sports Illustrated. It's his car, but the hubcaps were photoshopped on in the ad. Still have the magazine you gave me Bob, much appreciated! When the Interstate driver picked up my Z today, he was pretty surprised. He said he hadn't hauled one before and doesn't see them at the auctions. That means we're either keeping them or there are not that many left that are bringing in the dollars for the new owners to pay for premium shipping. Not sure where the values are going to go, but keeping the cars at the shows, particularly at the vintage concours shows couldn't be a bad thing.
  11. bobc


    Bittersweet day here. I helped pack my Z up to go to its new home in New York. I feel like I've lost an old friend. She served me so well. 7 first places, 2 seconds, never left us stranded and if something needed to be fixed, it was just a new part or a wrench or two and it was as good as new. To all the many friends I've made on this board and at shows, clubs, etc. thank you for the friendship and the great memories. I'll continue to drop into the board and go to shows as I still love the cars. And, if you see the perfect 1972 lemon-lime Z out there, drop me a line because I'd probably have to buy it! I know Fred Jordan is looking down on me shaking his head right now, but hopefully he won't curse my Porsche! I'm not planning on being a stranger, so hopefully you won't either. Best, Bob
  12. Sorry Big Sugar, I wish I had made a copy of mine, but it went with all the materials I had with the car when I sold it. As I recall, it wasn't that detailed in many areas. Hope someone can help you. You might try Jim Frederick in Lutz, Florida, if you can reach him. He probably owns more of the Vintage Program cars than anyone else.
  13. gaZdoc, I think I know that car and the owner, Lance, well. I almost purchased it before he did in San Diego. He kept it original for a while and then dropped in the rebello motor. The paint was all original when he bought it except the drivers door that had a repaint, but didn't look bad at all. I think it has a dash cap now, but when Lance bought it, the dash had no cracks. Within a couple of months of his purchase he was going over some railroad tracks and "Crack!" Anyway, you got a good one from a great owner that did the right things to his cars and kept them up nicely. Enjoy the Ride!
  14. want one already finished? Randy can tell you about mine!
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