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Miles last won the day on September 6 2020

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  1. I have done two 240z restorations (2001 and 2009) and was able to use the Precision kit for everything, but the doors, windshield and outer hatch seals. My windshield and hatch seals are OEM and they fit perfectly. Re: Vintage Rubber. It was my understanding that they were making their own rubber seals from scratch. All you can do is call them and ask if they are just selling the Precision seals or making new seals. https://vintagerubber.com/datsun-nissan/240-z/?sort=featured&page=1 Also, for current restoration information, t
  2. I wasted a lot of money on Precision seals. Could never get the door, windshield and hatch seals to work. Used OEM windshield and hatch seals and they fit perfectly. For the door seals I used Pep Boys generic seals - cheap and they have worked for 12 years..
  3. "In the ignition switch, there's your standard contacts for the accessory power, ignition power, and starter relay, but there's also a pin that heads to the coil via the tach. This wire is also joined to the ignition pin through a resistor. Am I interpreting this correctly when I conclude that since I'll be using coil-on-plug and an aftermarket tach that I can omit this wire? " Do you mean the green - white wire? On cars with point type distributor, this wire is attached to the (+) side of the coil and was intended to provide a full 12 volts to the distributor during cranking. If
  4. Try an auto paint store in your area. SEM works well.
  5. I used SEM Landau black for my interior restoration. Looks stock (see picture). Use the SEM recommended cleaner before painting. Summit, O'reilly's, auto paint stores sell it. https://www.summitracing.com/parts/smm-15013 https://www.oreillyauto.com/detail/c/color-coat/paint---body-repair/paint/paint---vinyl--leather---fabric/9c208df7652f/sem-products-color-coat-12-ounce-landau-black-flexible-paint-coating/sem2/15013?pos=12
  6. If your Z will be a daily driver, then a 3.54 differential works well.
  7. I made mine out of a black rubber stopper that matched the diameter of the push rod. As I recall it was about 5/16in. to 3/8in. thick. Be sure to glue the disk onto the push rod to prevent loosing it again.
  8. Useful information: Download a Factory Service Manual (FSM). http://www.xenonzcar.com/s30.html Download electrical schematics for your car. PDFs are easier to read than those found in books. Some are in color. Buy the book How to Restore Your Datsun Z Car by Wick Humble. It will save you hours of searching for "how to" info. Focus on searching Hybridz as 99% of questions have already been addressed. Start bookmarking Z car parts suppliers. Remember these are 40 year old cars and will need restoration to be safe and drivable.
  9. "Do we have a step by step checklist, for what ought to be done? And to reiterate, this isn’t a plea for advice on upgrades. I just want this car to brake and handle like it would have done, 25+ years ago." These cars are pushing 50 years old. In the interest of your safety and public safety rebuild the brake system. Here is the list of parts to replace. Booster Booster vacuum hose and check valve Master cylinder. Lear how to bench bleed it. Learn how to adjust the booster push rod length. Too long and the brakes will lock up. Too short and the ped
  10. You can still order parts from JTR by phone. Facebook contact: https://www.facebook.com/JTRstealth/
  11. Just got an email from Greg Knell. JTR is having technical problems with their website and hope to have it back online soon.
  12. Tried searching JTR and the web site is gone.
  13. Dan: I just now clicked on your username and immediately got the 500 message.
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