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  1. Roady

    240z Fuel Tank Vent hose

    Thanks ScottyD - that's great info and photos. Really appreciate the effort. Jason
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    240z Fuel Tank Vent hose

    Scotty D, can I confirm in the photo you have posted, that the top right corner is the spare wheel well and that the hose exits on the left and comes back into the car to the fuel filler hose? As I'm measuring everything up it all seems very tight (even using the actual OEM hose) to make this all fit properly. I'm sure it will just take a bit of tinkering but the more info the better. cheers Jason
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    280Zx Fuel Tank Into 73 240Z

    Anyone want to chime in with some advice before I try to mount the larger fuel tank in? (Yes I will seal the large hole in the top, previous owner cut open to put baffles but had sealed it with a cork gasket, metal plate, screws and flexible fuel resistant silastic). Tank itself is slightly longer, slightly deeper and has an additional vent pipe. From the looks of it, should be ok. May be a little close with the exhaust, I will know more when I loosely mount it in. Using longer straps and planning on using a 2 into 1 connector to combine the 2 vent pipes into the original that goes to the fuel filler. Any suggestions on what tank it is from, originally I thought a 260z but I now feel it may be from a 280zx?? Cheers
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    240z Fuel Tank Vent hose

    Thanks guys I'll check them out
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    240z Fuel Tank Vent hose

    Hey everyone just wondering what people have used as a fuel tank vent hose (from the tank to the fuel filler)... I've got the tank out and just as a matter of course, replacing the hoses. As it's a larger size than the fuel lines themselves just wondering if it's a simple trip to supercheap etc? cheers
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    Semi Slick Tyres

    Thanks for the info everyone - I'll look into the A050's. St George tyres will be close by so I'll give them a go as well. Really appreciate the tip - nothing worse than spending good money for crap service. Cheers Jason
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    Semi Slick Tyres

    Hi everyone, Any recommendations of a good tyre place on where I can buy a set of semi slick tyres for a 16" rim (205/45 - 205/55)? Or if anyone has some they want to sell? Also any suggestions on brand? Anywhere between Newcastle and Sydney Cheers
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    Spring free length

    Great info everyone. A wealth of knowledge as always. Mick if you could measure the 09's that would be great. From the sounds of it no difference in height in the rears but it would be great to confirm they are about 285mm both sides. Also while they are out of the car could you confirm the rough diameter of the entire spring (not the metal coil) - approx 115mm I think. cheers
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    Spring free length

    Hi everyone, just a couple of questions regarding spring free length. In the 240z manual, it mentions different lengths (left vs right) for the front springs. Is this the case with the rear springs as well? I found a reference on the this site to King Springs which is what Is currently installed on my car: KDFL - 08 = 305mm free length KDRL - 09 = 285mm free length Anyone have a set lying around to measure (interested to know if there is any difference between left and right both front and rear). Cheers
  10. About 5 years ago I walked into Nissan spare parts and asked for this 3 way pipe along with the pipe that ran around the back of the engine. We found the part numbers on the microfiche and he ordered them for straight on the spot... not sure if anyone can still try Nissan themselves. Gav as for the pipe you're talking about, I think it may be much faster to find a suitable pipe, buy new screw plug fasteners, and go to a brake shop and get them to flare the ends of the pipe with the fasteners on it. I doubt anyone would pick up that it's not original once it's been used for a while - obviously just want a metal that can take the heat and not expand/contract too much.
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    Custom Piston Manufacturer Recommendations ?

    JE pistons great to deal with - Don't go through Rebello racing (I was sent the wrong product, got an apology, then they offered to fix the error if I returned the pistons to them at my own cost, or get them fixed here and they would cover costs. Gave them the cost to fix there mistake and they refused to pay, stopped answering emails and abused me on the phone!)
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    Fuel Tank Mounting Problem

    May have later model straps (ie 260/280). I am pretty sure they had 60L tanks and therefore longer straps
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    How to measure max bore

    Hey Dave, I used one ages ago - seemed to be accurate as best I could tell. The booklet has figures for each material that you are working with, they seemed to be pretty close. Before measuring the bore I used a digital vernier caliper (from memory where there was space in the water jacket at either cylinder 1 or 6) to get an accurate reading. Then dialled in the ultra sonic tester (you can adjust it) to get it exact. I haven't had anyone confirm my results though but when I came back a week later to run the test again it gave me the same results throughout all the bores, so at least it's consistent. Good luck
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