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  1. Sorry I don’t know the difference between JTR and Scarab. I’m a bit of a newbie. I can tell you it’s so far back the original hood catch had to be removed and now it has pins. I’m not sure what my son is going to do long-term to be honest with you. I know what I would do if it were mine, I would go over it from front to back and basically refresh everything make it a bit more Streetable and drive it everywhere but I’m just his wrench. We’ve taken it a long way in the last year from barely running to running decent, stopping well and have done some maintenance to it and he’s driving it daily. I’m completely happy just listening to it start up and watching it go down the road, makes me smile; mission accomplished. Of course it’s fun to drive but I’m pretty sure I’d be arrested If I got too comfortable with it
  2. It seems many hot rodders run both and have the electric as a manual swtich to prime the system for faster starts (carbs, fill the bowls and flush out air from vapor locking) and add more fuel if needed for high load runs. Electric can push through the mechanical and mechanical can draw through the electric (if the "right" type electric). I like the concept but probably won't pursue it unless needed.
  3. I'm wondering about repositioning the brake pedal to get more room for feet, with no clutch pedal there's room to move over, old ground? I'm not finding much searching......yet. Install automatic transmission pedal box? Not easy to come by I would think
  4. Well my kid (it's his car really) told me to leave the pump alone, he doesn't mind the buzz so I'm letting that one be.
  5. I have an Airtex in hand, probably 30gph, I have no idea if that's enough to supply it under heavy load. I think this is what I have, the numbers sort of match. I can't even remember what I pulled it out of or why anymore. It seems to work fine. https://www.summitracing.com/parts/atx-e8012s/reviews/
  6. it is still under tension when unloaded, I will just block it for now, maybe not even lowered at all, just fitted with massive oversize wheels/tires and not cut out enough
  7. The carter fuel pump is so obnoxiously loud. I think the ZZ4 has a spot for a mechanical pump, was thinking of installing both, switching the electric to use as a primer if needed but leaving it off otherwise. Research says this is doable. Might be a lot of needless work and risk just to shut up the stupid pump. I'm pretty sure a standard mechanical pump at 7psi should supply the juice just fine, could be wrong. Something like this https://www.summitracing.com/parts/crt-m4685/overview/year/1967/make/chevrolet If the mechanical failed and you resorted to electric and pumped your gas tank into your crankcase, that would be bad.
  8. pulled left rear wheel, this is what I see, so far I just cheated with a couple coil spring blocks, no idea what I'm looking at, it's blue.
  9. Ended up with an inexpensive 16" https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B014KK7LDY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 It fit inside the opening for the old fan so I bolted it to the old shroud, only 1 speed but works okay, don't know if it pulls enough air but it never had a problem over heating (new aluminum radiator). the shroud doesn't really fit so if it can't keep up I'll work on sealing the shroud seams, if it still can't keep up will upgrade
  10. Okay, thanks, I'll try to get it up on the lift and take some pictures and see what's what.
  11. It's a '72 240, built into current form in '96 in Carson City. ZZ4 crate motor, 700r4 automatic, flared, lowered. He found it on craigslist last spring and we couldn't resist. The wiring is a nightmare, the paint job pretty terrible, the interior trashed, it looks great runs great (now) and tears it up, pulls your spleen through the back of the seat.
  12. Now that you gave me hints I think it might be from a '95 3.8, but it doesn't match up perfectly, even so the odds of finding one of those in a junk yard here are slim I think, too old. Rockauto has whole new assemblies for $45! Oh well, if this doesn't work, I can always get one of those new....maybe.
  13. What's the easiest way to add a little ride height to the rear? My kids' hacked up drag racer is too low in the back and we have tire rub too often. I'm assuming (at this point) it's mostly stock bits. I'm thinking taller spacers (#13 below) might do it? Adding another bit to the existing (assuming they are still in there) will give us the 1/2" or so we need? http://www.carpartsmanual.com/datsunS30/DatsunZIndex/Axle/RearSuspension/tabid/1731/Default.aspx
  14. It was a dual speed fan from an old Ford it seems. I found a nice Flex-a-lite for sale and ordered it up only to realize it was 24v so I cancelled it. I just ordered a cheap replacement to graft onto the old shroud. It should work out fine. My kid is driving around without any fan, but since it's cool here now and he doesn't go far enough to worry about getting caught in slow traffic he should be alright. The PO had rigged up the old fan using what I thought were some original relays (bolted on inner right fender right under the trouble light) but I don't see these in any 240z engine bay pics so they must also be added relays. They are huge metal things. Anyway, I tore down the old fan motor, being stubborn I wanted to try to revive it but the magnets had let loose and jammed the motor, causing blown fuses and melted wires all through the circuit, after rebuilding it all the motor won't spin up, the commuter rubs the magnets somewhere and it's not worth the hassle anymore. This is the old motor, NLA I guess. https://www.surpluscenter.com/Electrical/DC-Motors/DC-Fan-Motors/1650-2400-RPM-12-VDC-Fan-Motor-Ford-Power-Motion-Mfg-F00U-8K621-BA-PM254X-10-PM254X.axd
  15. The motor in our electric fan grenaded. I can't find much info on 24v fans vs. 12v. I'm assuming if it's a 24v fan it needs a voltage converter of some sort? I'm going to try to rebuild it for fun but when that fails (it's pretty fried) I'll get another,.
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