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  1. grannyknot

    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!
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    Barking Problem

    Your first post on this modified Z forum is about dog behavior? Wouldn't a dog forum be of more use?
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    E31 head price check

    I don't think they will go for too much but I'll take them off your hands for $50 a piece Really I don't know what they are fetching these days but I wouldn't let them go for less than $400 a piece and that is probably still low. But think about my offer
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    Rear Hatch Sill Replace it or wait it out.

    Don't buy a HF welder, you will regret it, they are garbage. Learning to Mig is pretty easy on a good machine. If you can find a used Miller or Lincoln that would be ideal and after the car is repaired if you find you are not using it you will get every cent back when you sell it on Craigs. This is the part you need, https://tabcoparts.com/1234-42395.html Drill out the spot welds, clean up the rust underneath, weld in your new sill. Oh, just re read your first post, so you already have the sill, get a spot weld drill and you're ready to go. I can send you some detailed pics of the procedure if you are interested.
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    List of S30 mods

    Not sure I remember, I think the replacement strip had extra length compared to the original.
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    List of S30 mods

    Where to start? There is so many possibilities, I'm sure I can come up with a few for you but I'll start with this one, this is a mod I wish the factory would have done, there would have been a lot less rust in the rear of the Z's'. I just welded a 4" lip to the rain gutter on both sides, now instead of water pooling on the back deck lid it runs right off.
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    Bigger Air Filter = Better?

    @AlbatrossCafe, is that the Amsoil EaAU air filter we were talking about? Very interested to hear what you have to say about it.
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    IMG 20160911 213612363

    Delicious! Just want to take a bite.
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    Extra holes in door for speakers

    Once the door is mounted on the car there aint no taking pictures, no room. But I just felt both D/S and P/S doors on my 72 Z and both of those holes that you have arrows to were added by some PO
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    240z reproduction dash

    Here is a thread that has been going on for a few weeks on ClassicZ, it might answer some of your questions, http://www.classiczcars.com/forums/topic/59209-fyi-240z-dashboards/
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    Will this plastic filler crack?

    Yeah that's a difficult corner to work on unless the car is upside down on a rotisserie, if the Z is going to be concourse then all the spot welds have to be drilled out, the entire panel removed and reworked, but your Z is going to be a driver I guess? so all you can do is hammer/dolly it out as best you can and smooth it over with as little filler as possible.
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    Will this plastic filler crack?

    As long as the original spot welds are still there or new ones were added then you should be fine, I don't think that area does flex much. Just make sure you seal those areas up on the inside, the rear tire flings everything up into those corners.
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    Advice Needed To Install New Autometer Gauges

    With Speedhut gauges you can customize them for many different looks and styles.
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    Will this seal?

    That doesn't look deep at all, looks like a scuff, if it worries you you could just give that section a very thin smear of high temp sealant.
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    First Project post - BadDog Missing?

    John, is a stand up guy, you'll get rails.
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    Metal vs nylon fuel lines

    Can't comment on nylon fuel lines as I have no experience with them but good old Cunifer, https://cunifer.com/ is very easy to work with, compatible with anything used in cars and holds it's shape. Looks pretty when you buff it with steel wool.
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    Bigger Air Filter = Better?

    I think the point is when you finally get tired of having the upper half of your engine sand blasted by K&N you just look up the K&N part # and there is the Amsoil filter. Amsoil and K&N are very different companies.
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    Bigger Air Filter = Better?

    I was reading up on this new material they are using for some air filters now, EaAU sounds very promising but there is not a lot info that I could find. https://www.amsoil.com/shop/by-product/filters-and-by-pass-systems/air/amsoil-ea-universal-air-induction-filters/
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    Bigger Air Filter = Better?

    Albatross, I have this one for sale, K&N filter RE 0800, I used it for one season 700 kms, just as you see it in the pic, perfect working condition, 3" ID, 6" wide, 12" long, $50 The pics are here, https://www.kijiji.ca/v-view-details.html?adId=1320806789
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    240z Headliner too small

    Yes Yes, I have installed 2 of them now, the vinyl is good quality but the foam is about twice as thick as the original foam and a bit stiffer. It makes for a harder install because you have to roll that extra thickness in between the roof and the header apron, a second person is really needed. But looks great when done.
  23. I'll be pulling the unit this weekend and I'll check all the connections again and see if there is a model # on the pot, I tested it as well and it works perfectly.
  24. @socorob, I'm using the same electronic controller as you, the one from Bruno in Italy, I have about 800 miles on the car since I installed it and it just died on me, it was out of warranty so had to buy another. The symptons are, full on pwr/steering or no pwr/steering at all, sometimes it is on and sometimes not, the dimmer switch has no effect but I tested the switch itself and it is working fine. Just a heads up, full pwr/steering came on while I was on the highway, scared the crap out of me, I thought the steering shaft had let go.
  25. Gauges have to be removed/installed from the front, take lots of pics of the wiring harness before removing, it can get tricky installing the harness around the tach and Odo.