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PeterAllen last won the day on December 12 2018

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  1. PeterAllen

    Peterallen - Bolwell Mk 7.

    Bit of an update. Finally obtained a bellhousing, now I'm trying to sort out the suspension geometry and install a red motor. Shouted myself a real Italian made Christmas present.
  2. PeterAllen

    Wanted: Fibreglass vented bonnet

    Buy a blank bonnet. Go to Bunnings, or the like, and buy a vent that has the size and pattern of louvers you like. Check out 'vents' on eBay. Make a mould of the vent and then lay up and pop out a replica vent. Fibreglass it to the bonnet and Roberta is your uncle.
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    Classic car bubble

    Get suffed stufed stuffed.
  4. Great minds think alike... I sent a PM to Bruce suggesting he contact you or other Melbournians with a copy as you're probably just using them under a table leg or the like. Other than that, I'm flying down to Melbourne early in the new year for a Bolwell BBQ/workshop day and I could drop off the 'Loan' copy which Bruce could just post back. Can you let me know the outcome before the 12th Jan. Thanks
  5. Gareth, you may recall that the Pommie painter friend ran out of holiday time when he came to paint the car so he merely applied a single coat of Rosso Cina to protect the primer. It turned out to be a blessing in disguise. Driving around for 12-18 months there were a couple of issues with the body that I felt I needed to change and knowing it required final painting I was able to tackle the tasks. The lack of a radius on the upper rear corner of the door was probably the last obvious 240Z identifier. The change also necessitated new window frames. Also, I found the car ride height was too low so when I raised it 40mm the gap from the guard to the front tyre was too large. So with those modifications it was time for another holiday by the Pommie.
  6. "Happy anniversary Darling". I gave her some beauty treatment.
  7. PeterAllen

    Z Get Together Or Run - January 20Th?

    He's from Victoria and he's into Datsuns - nuff said.
  8. PeterAllen

    Home Built Z 'full Video Build'

    Jeff. I liked the idea of using foil covered cardboard which basically removes the need for a release agent. Another option, if you can find an object shaped to match your need, is to wrap the backing object in a 'Glad Wrap'-type material. It can save using too much bog and associated sanding time. Also, 'Plasticine' is handy as a backing source on smaller areas, it can shaped to the near exact profile and doesn't stick to the new fibreglass. Note: A crucial phase with the first technique is to wash the object after use and return it to the kitchen before your other-half questions its disappearance!
  9. PeterAllen

    Home Built Z 'full Video Build'

    Looking good.
  10. PeterAllen

    Home Built Z 'full Video Build'

    So Jeff, when is the big unveiling BBQ? Hint, hint. Sounds like an ideal arrangement for a Springtime run by Sydney and Canberra owners.
  11. PeterAllen

    Race Car Pics, Yours Or ?

    Laguna Seca a few weekends ago. Nissan and Datsun racing legends, John Morton, Peter Brock (USA) and Steve Millen. More photos here: https://www.sportscardigest.com/monterey-motorsports-reunion-2018-report-photos/
  12. PeterAllen

    Home Built Z 'full Video Build'

    Pull the other one.* Jeff, you, and many of those who complete major builds, have a skill set that is so often underestimated. You understand how things go together and more importantly how to rectify issues. They are real talents learnt over time with experience and/or proper instruction, and should not be dismissed lightly. Also you have decent workshop equipment and the skills for its use. Those aspect should never be underestimated nor undervalued. I also admire those who know when to hold 'em and know when to fold 'em. They in some way 'project manage' the work by doing what they can but sourcing assistance, paid or otherwise, when that's the better option. * = Some under 60 may need to look up the meaning.
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    Home Built Z 'full Video Build'

    Jeff. I'm somewhat surprised by the lack of feedback to your posts but I think perhaps you're presenting tasks completed rather than seeking input - freely and openly offered opinions, advice and suggesting are the real strength of this forum. However, I'm sure there are many, many members on here just sitting back, opened-mouthed, in awe of your efforts at the finish of each video. As someone who has completed an 11 year, 3 month and 13 day, 240Z project, I wish I'd had your excellent videos as a guide during that time. As it is, the videos will be an outstanding reference for anyone contemplating a major restoration. We have witnessed over the years so many naive folks start such restoration only to quickly fade away as the magnitude of the entire project becomes apparent. I'm sure many of their cars will sadly never be registered again. As much as grumpy old men like me try to explain the real scope of the work required for these restorations I think your video series details it so much better. My congratulation to you and to Mrs Jeff. The ladies are the unsung heroines of these projects with their patience and support.
  14. PeterAllen

    Peterallen - Bolwell Mk 7.

    Not sure what you mean Leon, I'm just as sharp as ever.