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#1 Ponyo240z

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Posted 03 April 2017 - 09:17 PM

We all have those 1% jobs that need attending to when we get a spare minute, so I thought i'd start a thread that's updates the small jobs we tick off the list each week that may not go in your build thread.

Oil changes, fluid changes, etc - what fluids used, etc, etc, etc

Hope this helps with motivation, hints and thought starters that we can all use on our own cars.

 

So here goes, this weekend I finally fit;

-A working clock I got from Gav

-replaced 2 broken bulbs in my speedo and clock (took the speedo drive cable off to get to the top bulb from under the dash)

-got my heater working in time for winter (the wire had snapped off the lever)

-Fit my hazard light switch (for some reason I missed the need to fit a second flasher can and was wondering why i couldn't get it working

 

Next on the list; finish reupholstering my seats and make some covers that fills in the interior hinge area in the foot wells

 

 

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#2 PB260Z

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Posted 04 April 2017 - 09:19 AM

Hi

I can so relate to having dramas finding time to do those little jobs on my Z.

What I done on mine ? Went to Melb to grab a few little pieces, door plastics and hardware, I needed for mine
Now to find the 60seconds needed to fit them ::)

Cheers

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Posted 04 April 2017 - 03:46 PM

well i put the chain on the fuel cap after 20 year of it missing on sunday


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Posted 04 April 2017 - 05:02 PM

well i put the chain on the fuel cap after 20 year of it missing on sunday

 

I didn't even know there was meant to be a chain on the cap. Another thing added to the list...


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#5 gav240z

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Posted 04 April 2017 - 05:07 PM

well i put the chain on the fuel cap after 20 year of it missing on sunday


Haha, I recently bought some rear bumper rubber so I can mount a rear bumper that hasn't been on the car for about 20 years.

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Posted 04 April 2017 - 08:29 PM

Last weekend I started the restoration of my steering wheel ( thanks to the advice from this site ) once finished I'll install it with my new gear knob ( zdepot replica ) and store the momo gear away.

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Posted 04 April 2017 - 09:19 PM

I changed the oil, and then gave her a good wash.


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Posted 04 April 2017 - 09:23 PM

Last weekend I started the restoration of my steering wheel ( thanks to the advice from this site ) once finished I'll install it with my new gear knob ( zdepot replica ) and store the mono gear away.


I really enjoy restoring steering wheels. I have done 3 so far, each one a little bit better.
Yours is looking good
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Posted 05 April 2017 - 02:53 AM

Over in the USA right now - so picking up few parts from Zdepot and MSA although MSA was out of 80% of what I wanted after placing the order - so lots of buying and not much fitting or reconditioning but I will be ready to go when I get some time when I get back to OZ. Yep your so right need a list and cross them off as I go. Well done on shortening the list. Cheers AK


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Posted 05 April 2017 - 11:02 AM

Finally got some new wheels and tyres for the bus and fitted them last week. Konig rewind in 16x7

 

 

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 01:51 PM

now my list is down to only 8 pages of job to do or redo.



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Posted 05 April 2017 - 05:31 PM

Finally got some new wheels and tyres for the bus and fitted them last week. Konig rewind in 16x7

 

Looks good Krizza and sits nicely



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Posted 05 April 2017 - 06:18 PM

Best "upgrade" I have done lately is replacing my polyurethane steering coupler with the original rubber one. Much nicer to drive.
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Posted 05 April 2017 - 07:31 PM

Unfortunately nothing

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 08:37 PM

and i'm struggling with my timing. see the saga here

http://www.viczcar.c...my-l24-rebuild/



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Posted 05 April 2017 - 08:57 PM

well i put the chain on the fuel cap after 20 year of it missing on sunday


That must have been the only item made of metal that wasn't rusted on that Bus at Lockie's

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 09:36 PM

That must have been the only item made of metal that wasn't rusted on that Bus at Lockie's


The important question is, where did all the chains go? Did they break off over the years?

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 10:38 PM

The ring broke and that was one of those little job I should have fixed but never got around to. Then it went to that part of the shed all parts go to die.

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 06:33 AM

Drove it, and drove it and drove it.

 

350 hp and 8.4 L/100km.

 

It's good to be old.


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Posted 06 April 2017 - 06:40 AM

The important question is, where did all the chains go? Did they break off over the years?


Mine's still on the car and I'm glad for the rubber flap because I always over estimate the length of the chain and the cap smashes into the flap




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