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  1. Walkerbk: Please post If you are able come up with a fix. I ended up removing my brake switch and using a three-way connector to connect the two two front brake lines.
  2. I recommend to all Z car owners to buy this book available at Amazon: How to Restore Your Datsun Z Car by Wick Humble It details how to disassemble, restore and re-assemble 240z cars. It contains step by step instructions. It has saved me hours and hours of research. Remove the black door lock plunger knob Remove the arm rest, door handle chrome cover under door handle and then the door panel. Remove three bolts holding the door mechanism to the door Remove the activating rod pivot screw Remove two bolts holding the door release handle and unhook the activating rod from the door handle
  3. This worked for me when the nose of the hood wouldn't align with the headlight buckets: https://www.classiczcars.com/forums/topic/42496-hood-alignment/ To lower the hood, you have to tilt the hood. Get the hood wide open, loosen the 2x 2 bolts between the hinges & the hood. Then push gently with your knee on the bottom side, where the emblem is, and pull towards you the top. Clamp the bolts. That will create a rotation motion of the hood that will lower the front while it will be closed. Try to close it gently since hood might still rub against the fenders. To center it, you have to play with top/bottom position with a translation, still with the same bolts. If it is too far on the left, you have to lower the right side & to rise left side. I know how it works, I still fight each time I want to put everything back together.
  4. Contact Dave Irwin. He is the most knowledgeable man on the planet when it comes to Z car electrical systems/parts/upgrades On Hybridz Dave goes by HLS30-08077 https://forums.hybridz.org/profile/1483-hls30-08077/content/page/7/?type=forums_topic_post On Classic Z Cars he goes by: Zs-ondabrain https://www.classiczcars.com/profile/4156-zs-ondabrain/ He has a business that builds electrical add-ons for Z cars: https://www.datsun-240z-upgrades.net/what-s-new/
  5. Identify the hard line that connects the MC to the front brakes. Relocate the larger reservoir to the MC section that has the front hard line connected to it. Be sure the clamps that hold the larger reservoirs on are tight. Done.
  6. What was the last thing you did to the car before the fuse started blowing? After getting my car painted, the paint shop reversed the wires on a marker light so power went to a dead short.
  7. This helped me align my hood: https://www.classiczcars.com/articles/body-paint/hood-alignment-primer-r59/ https://www.classiczcars.com/forums/topic/3702-hood-alignment/ Also, search the body sections of Hybridz and ClassicZcar for a member named "EScanlon". He is the go-to body panel/hood alignment guy.
  8. I am not surprised that your Wilwood 1 inch MC is leaking internally. I bought three in the past to replace my 79 280zx MC. Two of the three leaked internally right out of the box as I was bench bleeding them and the other one had the bleeder screws mashed which made it impossible to bleed. Other have had problems as well. Zero quality control. Dave at Arizona Z Cars sells the 15/16 MC.
  9. 1972 240Z SBC 350 My brake set up: Front - Toyota calipers with solid stock rotors Rear - 240SX calipers with 300zx solid rotors. Booster - 280z 8.5in Master Cylinder - 1979 280zx 15/16in Carbotech AX6 compound I have experimented with all of the so called "performance street pads" available over the last 20 years. They all suck for street use. Every one of them lacked good cold bite which is what you want driving in traffic. Some of them were like using wood blocks for pads. About four years ago I replaced the front and rear pads on my 240Z with Carbotech AX6 pads. They have excellent cold bite which get gets better as they heat up. I have intentionally heated up the front brakes until smoke was rolling out of the fenders and there was no fade at all. They are expensive, but if you mention that you belong to HybridZ they will give you a 10% discount. You can buy directly from the company: https://ctbrakes.com/
  10. Flathead Ford V8 in a Fox body Mustang
  11. Ford Flathead V8 in a 1968 Camaro SS https://www.chevyhardcore.com/news/a-flathead-ford-powered-chevy-camaro-looks-like-it/ Has anyone put a flathead in a Z car?
  12. It is an almost 50 year old car. Restoration is a given. I did a ground up restomod on my 240z 10 years ago and the car has been reliable and a joy to drive. My wiring was still like new so I didn't have to mess with that. If you decide to do a rebuild spend a lot of time planning and estimating costs.
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