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Mayolives last won the day on December 24 2005

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  1. WTB 240Z Center Gauge Y Bracket

    I have a 73, parts car and most likely have what you need. If I have it, I'll give it to you. Just pay shipping. But I'm not exactly sure what you need. Give me a buzz at 843 450 512. (Tom B.)
  2. Engine Paint Colors

    I like the gunmetal gray idea and believe it will provide good contrast to the rest of the engine color and bling. Problem is........I can't fine anyone who offers this color. I've checked with about all the big name engine paint people and have come up empty. Any ideas?
  3. 73 240 Gas Tank Hookups

    After refurbishing my factory tank, as I discussed in a previous post, I've discovered that my pick line is completely clogged up. I've tried applying heat and have attempted to rams wires into the tube to no avail. My new engine build will have a Holley carburetor and Holley Red fuel pump. Although, from previous experience, I know that the stock fuel supply line would work with the 390 Holley I'll be running, I'm going to install a 3/8" or dash six supply and return line. Holley recommends this as the maximum size for my setup and the size needed if the engine was upgraded in the future to make big hp. The new lines will be installed in the same position that the stock lines were located. Also, my car does not have a reserve tank. I thought that I would use the larger vent tube, located on the top of the tank on the filler hose end, to vent to the atmosphere. I'll probably plumb it to the area where the gas cap is located. Will this one vent be adequate? Is there any good reason why I can't just "cap off" all the remaining tubes on the tank and just have my new supply, return and single vent lines?
  4. I need both tail light assemblies, left and right, or as Nissan describes them, combination Lamp assemblies, for my 73 240. Both red lenses are broken. Please PM me or call at 843 450 6512. (Please leave message and I will respond)
  5. Oil Pan Removal w/Engine In Car 1978

    Easy------Peezy....................I removed the motor mount bolts then jacked the engine up a few inches. After I removed all the pan bolts, I had to reach between the block and the pan, remove the two bolts that secure the oil pick-up, and then was able to remove the pan. I have the AZ pan and don't know how this would work with the stock Nissan pan. Having to replace the pick-up bolts was a bit of a challenge. It just took a little patience. But really not that difficult.
  6. WTB 240Z drivers side window regulator

    I have a pair. PM me or 843 450 6512. (Tom)
  7. Engine Paint Colors

    After owning and playing with many Z cars since the early eighty's, I never thought that I would be the one who would ask for input pertaining to engine color choices. But here goes. I'm in a rut and have been pondering over this for at least the past week. As my years passed, I've painted a number of engines, and have stuck with Datsun blue or matched the exterior color of the body that was to receive the engine. My new engine build is about ready for paint and installation into my silver, (#901) 73, 240. The car is very nice and straight with new brakes, bushings, struts, bearings, lowered, wheels, tires, all new interior and lots of goodies for the race shop built motor. Somehow, the Datsun blue color just isn't speaking to me and matching the silver body color would have virtually no contrast to the Aluminum engine parts. I have thought about painting it black, but I'm not convinced. And I say, "Who better to ask, other than my Z car "peps", when asking for aesthetic advice? This Z car won't be a grocery-getter nor a race car. But it should be a respectable, Japanese hot rod. Any input, any advice that will help me past my color choice dilemma, would be a "god send" and will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for your respected thoughts and opinions.
  8. Another New Fuel Tank Option Wanted

    I forgot to mention one important step that I did when I refinished my gas tank. After I completed all my wire brushing work, I poured a gallon of Evapo-rust into the tank and left It cover all sides of the tank by moving it into several different positions. I tried to cover all the areas for at least eight hours each in order for the Evapo-rust to do it's thing. The inside of my tank is now, virtually rust free and really looks good!
  9. Another New Fuel Tank Option Wanted

    This post is an update to my questions pertaining to gas tank options for my 73 240. Hopefully this post will inspire others who are faced with gas tank problems. After researching my options I discovered they were going to be time consuming and expensive. I really didn't want to have a cell protruding into my rear deck area because one of my cars has this setup and filling the tank through an open deck lid is a pain in the ass and a spillage problem just waiting to happen. The best retrofit was probably the early 2000, Camaro tank but that too involved fabrication. So with the help of a cut-off blade, several types of wire wheels, wire brushes, a few different sized scrappers, and lots of elbow grease, my problem is solved. I cut two rectangular holes in the top of the tank, one upper and one lower. Both on the flat areas where I could stay away from the factory bends/creases on the tank. The upper cut was about 5" X 8" and the lower one was about 5" by 10" . Both allowed access with my cordless drill motor and hand wire brushes and flat scrappers. I filled the tank with water before cutting to stay alive and left the tank dry out before I started the cleaning process. This was a nasty, very dusty job that required breathing through a dust and particle mask. Finally after about four hours of fun, I have the interior of the tank, though pitted. showing shinny metal work that is ready for welding the two pieces that were removed, back onto the top of the tank. After which I will use the Por 15 Tank Sealing process to completed my work. So for about $100, and not spending at least five times that for the other tank options, I have a tank that looks great and should last for a long time. Long live the Z car, TB.
  10. Rear Speaker Enclosure For 240

    I'm finishing the interior on my 240 and had counted on purchasing a rear speaker enclosure from MSA. Today I was told they are no longer available. I could fabricate one but my plate is really full. Does anyone know of a source for a rear enclosure for a pair of 6 X 9 speakers?
  11. Sound Deadening Material For Floor

    I've been reading too much about sound deadening materials and I now need some advice. Prices are all over the place for this material but I don't want to break the bank. My 240 floors are stripped, repaired and painted with POR 15 and are ready to be covered with sound/heat deadening material. I'm not dealing with a big audio system, just trying to keep the noise and heat at bay. Any recommendations from someone who has purchased and installed this type of material recently?
  12. They finally came loose! Lots of heat, penetrating stuff and yanking did the track. Nearly tore the top of my work bench loose under my vice, but it will survive. Can't wait to tackle the rear ones.
  13. I am in need of a new tank to replace my 240's, rusted beyond repair, fuel tank. I was reading post's about new fuel tank options just a few days ago. Someone posted the name of a company that offered a new tank that was reasonably priced that included an in tank pump and a return set-up, etc but I have been unable to find that post again. I believe the company name was a first name than the word "tanks", like "johnstanks.com". Can anyone point me in the right direction?
  14. ARP, PerTronix, TWM and BHJ Pulley!

    I'd like to buy the APR studs and the BHJ damper. PM me if you still have them.
  15. 240z Turn signal switch

    Give me a buzz if you still need the TS switch. Tom 843 450 6512
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