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  1. jhm

    How to remove black oil spot from the seat!!??

    Actually, Brakekleen is used very commonly to clean bad stains on the interior. I've personally used it on carpets and door panels many times without any problem. For a seat, you obviously wouldn't blast it so much that it soaks through to the foam....you use it on a rag and blot it, like you would with any cleaning product. Good luck with it.
  2. jhm

    How to remove black oil spot from the seat!!??

    Brakekleen works well for those kinds of spills and stains.
  3. Sounds like a 15" or 16" wheel might be the best all-round solution; in either and 8" or 9" width. There's a decent selection of tires in those sizes (more in 16 than 15) for cheaper prices than you'll find for larger diameter wheels. If you're wanting new wheels at budget prices, check out XXR (or even Rota). Otherwise, keep an eye on the used ads for used wheels. Old Toyotas have the same lug size as S30's, so watch the 4AG forums, as well as Datsun forums..
  4. Jon stole the words right out of my mouth....the molded-in headlight covers are really nice. Kudos for bringing an old classic back to life.
  5. Your questions regarding wheel and tire size really need to be prefaced with your intended application. Racing? What style of racing? A setup that works well for auto-x may be terrible on a road course. Off the top of my head, most people will probably steer you to a 16" wheel; but that may or may not be the best setup for your particular needs. And like in all aspects of life, your budget will likely be the biggest constraint, so you'll need to decide how much you plan to spend. Websites like TireRack.com are a good tool for determining what size and quality of tires are available.
  6. I guess the obvious question is do you have 12v and good ground at the bulb socket? If yes, the bulb is probably bad. If no, need to troubleshoot that circuit. If you haven't already done so, removing the heater controls center panel makes it easier to work behind the tach.
  7. jhm

    Where this tube belongs?

    See figures AC-61 and AC-64 in the attached. AC.pdf
  8. There's actually a wide range of sizes/widths for "ZG wide flares", depending on the specific manufacturer. Which specific flares are you considering? You will also need to specify tire brand and size that you are considering, as well. That makes a huge difference in fitment. Have you had a chance to review this thread yet?
  9. One pair of 1.5" wheel adapter/spacers in very nice condition. Lugs are 4x114.3 spacing with 12x1.25mm threads. Includes 8 lug nuts for installation. $35 shipped anywhere in the U.S. Thanks for looking.
  10. SOLD. Thread can be deleted, if so desired.
  11. jhm

    Tokico Shocks

    Yes, it sounds like that one is definitely gone if it compresses and stays compressed. From what I've seen, Tokicos produced in the last couple of years have been hit or miss quality. Bilsteins are a good affordable alternative if you don't feel like springing for Konis.
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    Orange Airbox -- SOLD

    Very nice original orange airbox, pulled from non-running early-model 260Z (prod. 11/73). May be compatible with other carbureted years as well. Very minimal surface rust. All fittings in great condition. Rubber still pliable and functional. Includes the two long wing-nut bolts for installation, as shown in pictures. $40 plus shipping. Thx for looking.
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    Orange Airbox -- SOLD

    Sold. Thx to all who expressed an interest.
  14. jhm

    OEM Heater Blower Assembly - SOLD

    Heater is sold. Thanks all.
  15. Heater blower assembly from 1973 260Z with air conditioning. In good physical condition, no damage or rust, fan spins freely, defroster flap operates smoothly, bellows still soft and pliable, wiring and plugs in good shape. Tested on battery, and blower blows hard and pushes a lot of air. Compatible with other years if you have similar plug configuration. $20 plus shipping. Thanks for looking.
  16. jhm

    Differential options

    Wow, great info! Sticky-worthy?
  17. That is correct. Don't know what year your car is, but it can be rewired if you so desire. Do you want the turn signals to operate when the ignition is not on?
  18. jhm

    Stock front sway bar - $20 USD!

    Sold. Thx to all who were interested. Admins can delete the post, if so desired.
  19. Stock bars for sale; removed from my early 260Z (production 11/73). Rear bar is 20 mm and front is 18 mm. Bars only -- no bushings or end links. In excellent condition and ready for installation. Rear bar is sold; front bar still available. $20 plus shipping. Shipping from 23602, so you can do your own shipping estimates if you want to shop for the best price.
  20. jhm

    Orange Airbox -- SOLD

    BUMP. New price: $25 plus shipping.
  21. jhm

    OEM Heater Blower Assembly - SOLD

    BUMP -- still available. $20 plus shipping.
  22. Nice price. Didn't know AZC was offering those pieces....may have to look into it. Thx.
  23. Nice parts list! 👍 Dropping some serious change on this build. You may want to consider some adjustable tie rod ends, while you're at it....there's a couple vendors out there; I've got T3's, and am pretty happy with the quality. Apex Engineering just released some, but I don't know anyone that's used them yet.
  24. jhm

    240z retrostat removal

    Couldn't agree more with the advice above. Have seen several members here, and on other forums, recently tackle electrical issues with a random, unsystematic approach....replacing components at random without any deliberate analysis or troubleshooting. Just leads to frustration and lots of time/money spent on needless replacements. BTW, if you determine that your issues are indeed caused by the gauge lamp dimmer rheostat, and if you don't care about the functionality of the rheostat, it can be removed from the system. It's just a variable resistor. I always prefer my gauges on full bright, so I removed the rheostat and jumped the two leads together....giving full current to the gauge lamps whenever switched on. Good luck with it.