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  1. My recent barn find/ new member intro

    Welcome Suggestions: Download a Factory Service Manual (FSM) Download electrical schematics for your car. PDFs are easier to read than those found in books. Some are in color. Buy the book How to Restore Your Datsun Z Car by Wick Humble. It will save you hours of searching for "how to" info. Focus on searching Hybridz as 99% of questions have already been addressed. Start bookmarking Z car parts suppliers Join ClassicZCars.com website and search there as well. Become well informed about modifications before asking questions. People will be more inclined to answer informed questions. Read the new member FAQs. Useful Links: http://zhome.com/ http://www.zcarparts.com/ http://www.arizonazcar.com/
  2. Running cool (maybe?)

    Are you over thinking the problem? Research the function of a thermostat. I see you are in the Bay area where it tends to be cool. You haven't mentioned what the air temperature is when the water temp appears too cold. What are the temps on a 90 - 100 deg day? Perhaps you need to calibrate your temp gauge and sender by measuring actual water temperature with a digital thermometer (meat thermometer works). Place the probe between the fins close to where the return hose connects to the radiator. Could be that you just have an efficient cooling system!
  3. Had similar problem on my first 240Z. I just took it to a "sun/moon roof shop and they matched the existing unit. Or you can measure the hole and research a replacement on-line.
  4. 76 280z no power at headlamps

  5. Boy I don't know what Wilwood's problem is with making 10mm x 1.0 inverted flare adapters. A lot of Japanese cars use inverted flares.
  6. I looked at this a long time ago. It is 10mm x 1.0 bubble flare. From Summit: Q: Is it an inverted flare or bubble flare on inlet and outlet? Asked by KENNETH on June 02, 2016 A: Thank you for your question. Wilwood Disc Brakes 260-12627 would have a 10 mm. x 1.0 bubble flare on both inlet and outlet. In 09 I checked with Wilwood. They had no interest in supplying 10mm x 1.0 inverted flare adapters or a PV with those specifications.
  7. Flyn Miata metric to NPT adapter Flyin' Miata Search results for: 'M10 inverted flare to NPT adapters'
  8. Do you have a source for a metric PV?
  9. Look here also: http://brakequip.com/products/hardware/male-female-adapters/ http://www.lowrangeoffroad.com/suzuki-off-road-parts/sidekick-tracker-x90/brakes.html Had the same problem years ago:
  10. I am seeing a lot of references to bubble flares. Z cars should all be 10mm x 1.0 inverted flares. Bubble flares on a Z will leak.
  11. Picking out a clutch

    Well said. An over built car is expensive and can be miserable to drive.
  12. 240z vs 280z

    Check the steering rack bushings. They are inside the clamps that bolt the rack to the cross member. The originals are rubber and wear/rot out which allows the rack to move. If the bushings look worn, or there is any movement of the rack while moving the steering wheel, replace the bushings with polyurethane bushings. Also, failed rubber tension/compression (T/C) rod bushings can cause the car to dart under braking and to drift left - right. Do not replace the T/C bushing with polyurethane as it is too stiff and can cause failure of the T/C rod. Replace with stock rubber bushings only. The polyurethane and T/C rod bushings are available from Motor Sports Auto (MSA).
  13. JUst go to the parts store and buy an electronic flash unit. It looks like the stock flash unit except it has a ground wire . Thats it. There are also electronic flashers that have an adjustable flash rate.
  14. Not getting email follow up reply notifications. Topic following notification is toggled on.