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  1. I'm in the process of putting BMW seats in my '71


    Do you have any pic's of your install, and what BMW did your seats come from?

    I just got Z3 M seats for my 72, (I had read on the other site that they needed some fab to fit in) when I tried a test fit My head was on the roof and I could hardly get into the car.


  2. I am planning some upgrades to my 72 240z to make it more comfortable. What I plan is to install Power windows (Spal), locks, and 90 Z3 power seats with heaters and power adjust.

    I have a gm upgraded alternator already installed, as well as Dave’s headlight relay and taillight relay. I have had issues with the fuse box in the car and plan on replacing it with these upgrades.

    My question is, for those of you that have upgraded to a more modern optioned car, how have you tapped into the Electrical System in the S30? Pics and explanation would be appreciated.

    Dave Irwin can answer all my questions but I would like to see others approach also.

    Thx Dave

    Mods, I put this in the wrong area can it be moved to electical?

  3. I have the opposite problem, but it may help you guys. My rubber is still intact and soft, but I am using a K&N filter that is a 1/4” wider than the original medal one. The K&N has soft rubber sides so I would think it would seal without the original seals in place. I tried to remove mine but it is so well glued in place it will not come off without cutting it, which I don't want to do.

  4. That is the add on that covered a hole in the hood for 74 models. the hole was a fix that dealers tried to solve the vapor lock issues with the 260's flat top carbs. Sorry I can't help with the original question, thought I would give info on what you found.


  5. I have been fighting this battle for about a month. The ammeter reads in the negative and the battery does not charge, when i put a voltmeter on the battery it shows that I have 14.2 volts. I had the alternator rebuilt, and the ammeter still shows "-". I am thinking now that I have fried the ammeter. Stephen what was your symptoms when you fried yours? If anyone has a voltmeter fuel gauge from a 78 280 Id be interested to getting it.


  6. I flew to Victoria from Calgary a year ago to look a 72 that he had for sale. I was about to buy the car until I found out how he had bought it. Without getting into all the details, I did not purchase the car! The $400.00 round trip was a savings over the issues I would have faced. All that I will say is be very careful if you deal with this seller!

  7. Reading that thread, particularly the description off the working of that particular tri-carb set-up, I'm surmising that the intake pulsations and "dead" time are the biggest downfall to it, correct?

    This has been debated to death here and on other z forums. The firing order of our engines is said to be the cause of the pulsation’s and dead air flow. The fact of the matter is every other inline 6 that had triple S.U.'s has the same firing order, examples are Jags, Austin Healy, and Triumphs. The manufactures of these cars did not have an issue with the firing order. Steve made it work and states the balance tube negates the pulsation that everyone is worried about. Good on you Steve your set up makes me green with jealousy.

    I bought the intake from Dave that is in the photos on his post. The set up is different than Steve's in that the carbs sit much closer together, the middle float has to be relocated, but the original size air box could be used if it is modified with a third hole. I am planning a l28 build that will use this set up.


  8. Yes that is where it failed, the rust was in the frame rails and firewall floor area.

    At the time I lived in the interior of B.C., after the car fell to the ground I had it inspected by I.C.B.C. and they laugh at me when I asked why they would not fix it. The repair you did looks good and will stiffen the whole car.


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