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  1. grannyknot

    Oil in cylinder, retorque HG?

    A valve seal may not have been pushed on all the way, or a broken ring. You could retorque but it probably won't help, one way or the other the head has to come off but a compression and leak down test is what you need right now.
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    '77 280Z - wonky doors

    Do you think there is a possibility the car was twisted while the rockers and quarters were off?
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    Three question-points about 13b-powered S30s

    I don't know of any rotary s30's but I'm pretty sure those will have to be custom built engine mounts, what is often done is you start with either the s30 steel and rubber engine mounts or the Mazda steel/rubber engine mounts and then just weld together an adapter to match them up. The Mazda forums would be your best place for answers on rotarys.
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    How to remove black oil spot from the seat!!??

    I thought I would give it a full month to let the grease soak in, the red grease is Redline assembly lube, the dark grease is from wiping my finger around the ball joint of my DD. The fabric came out much better than I thought it would, there is still a light stain from the dark grease and the Redline is almost certainly just the dye in the lube. If these were cleaned off soon after it happened I'm sure you would see no traces. This was done with clean white T shirt cotton and Brakekleen, keep rubbing until the cotton comes away clean.
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    240Z Battery Area Advice

    I like this suff, it says once it is mixed you have 4 days but if it is warm you get about 2 days. I have put a half a can in the fridge and it was still usable 10 days later. Muriatic doesn't convert rust, it removes it, then when it is rinsed off it will flash rust so fast you can watch it. Nasty stuff, I have never found a way to neutralize it, it seems to get into the steel and continue rusting under the primer. Phosphoric acid (Ospho) is the best to use.
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    240Z Battery Area Advice

    Sorry Jugs but to do the job right you need to drill the spot welds out with a spot weld drill and remove the tray to get access to the rust underneath, otherwise it will just come back. Grind or sand back to clean metal and apply 2k epoxy primer and then paint. There are some good 2k primers in rattle cans now for small jobs like the battery tray area.
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    New guy from across the pond

    Hello Max and welcome to the forum, 70-78 Z's are great cars for modification, easy to work on and good availability of replacement parts, at least over here. The engine bay is comparatively large and you can put a lot of engine in there, also don't discount the 280z. Prices for a 280z are still low compared to 240s and in many ways they are superior to the early cars but there is about an extra 300lb penalty with the 280z. Your corner stones are all popular mods and if the archives are working again there is lots of info in them to read. Being on the other side of the Atlantic you have access to all kinds of wonderful engines that we don't here in NA. The Achilles Heel of Z cars is rust so whomever you get to check out your NA car make sure you have them thoroughly check it for rust.
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    brake cooling backing plate

    A lot of the autoX guys simply remove the backing plate altogether, cool air covers the whole disc.
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    Hello from the UK!

    @LiamR I think we have similar taste in colours, mine is from a Jeep, Anvil Grey
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    You can plate every piece on the car if you want but as you were told on ClassicZcar.com, basically any part that doesn't have paint on it was plated.
  11. Yes looks very good, what are your plans for it?
  12. With the linkage not attached and new motor plugged in turn the wiper switch on for a few seconds then turn it off, the motor will stop in the park position. With out turning the motor from where it is attach the linkage so that it is in the park position as well, once motor and linkage are installed and working attach you wiper blades also in the park position. Test it out with your blades raised or with water on the windshield so you are not taxing the motor. While you have the linkage out make sure you overhaul the spindles that move the wiper blades, they can get very stiff with corrosion.
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    ANOTHER Datsun Z/LS3/T56 Swap Thread

    Sweet, this car is going to kick ass.
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    steering column cover clam shell 280z

    A 240 cover kind of fits but not really, you would have to trim it. Best just to wait for the real thing.
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    Hi from Holland

    http://zcarparts.com/ https://zcarsource.com/ https://zcardepot.com/?SID=2fsuk72kpfgu7qplqg4ktq4r86 and my favorite, http://www.zzxdatsun.com/
  16. Okay, I'll bite, how empty? Superb work, I remember when you started this thread, pie in the sky we were thinking, happy to be wrong.
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    How to remove black oil spot from the seat!!??

    I have a can of Brakekleen and the old seat covers I just replaced so maybe I'll rub some grease into them and then try to get it out, I'll post some pics. Brakekleen smells exactly like the old dry cleaning fluid they used before it was banned.
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    How to remove black oil spot from the seat!!??

    Is this your opinion or do you have experience with Brakekleen ruining a seat cover or foam?
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    Where this tube belongs?

    What car are you working on, what year?
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    RyanT67's 240Z

    Looks like you got the paint issues fixed.
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    Hood Designs

    I would like to see this on my hood, can you arrange it?
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    2jzge swap in progress

    That's a great idea.
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    2jzge swap in progress

    Keep your chin up, this is exactly where so many projects fail, on this forum alone there are hundreds guys who have been right where you are now. There are lots of project threads in the archives if you need a little inspiration, Mig welding is not that hard to learn but I would suggest you get a tank of Argon/Co2 and not go the fluxcore wire route. Think of the character building, good stories to tell at your first car show.
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    BMW swap rocker cover

    I love having BMW staring at me. 😉
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    280SR-Z from Germany

    With that engine mounted behind the front shock towers, technically you will have a mid-engine car!