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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. Flathead Ford V8 in a Fox body Mustang
  5. 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?
  6. 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.
  7. Yes, but not too much. After identifying the fin that was rubbing, I used a grinding wheel to remove enough material to stop the rubbing.
  8. Go to Z therapy website and buy the video "JUST SUs" it will explain how the SU carb works and how to tune it. Watch the video over and over again until you understand the SU tuning procedure before tinkering with the carbs. https://www.ztherapy.com/
  9. This is the damper I used. It is 6.25" diameter. https://www.summitracing.com/parts/flu-620101
  10. Factory brakes are designed as a system. Change one component and it has a domino affect. You will need to consider brake bias in your decision on matching front brakes to the Mustang brake you already have. I recommend that you read up on front to rear brake bias before making a decision on any front brake install. Brake bias is covered extensively in the Brake Forum.
  11. Can't recommend a front brake system without knowing the details for the rear brakes you have. Need to know what rotor size and calipers are on the car now. Yes, the information on the link for the Toyota swap is correct, but I do not recommend the Wilwood MC as I had three of them fail - two of which leaked internally right out of the box. My set up is: Front - Toyota calipers, solid rotors and Carbotech AX6 pads. Unless you are racing you do not need vented front calipers. Rear - 240SX calipers, 300zx rotors (non turbo) and Carbotech AX6 pads
  12. 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
  13. 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..
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