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  1. C.A.F.

    HS30-00211

    With the RH side completed I turned my attention to the LH side of the plenum: So I fabricated a repair section, cannibalized the duct fitting from the old panel, then prepped and welded it to the new panel.
    4 points
  2. gav240z

    Classic car bubble

    https://www.rx7club.com/2nd-generation-non-technical-pictures-198/funny-inspiration-posters-832116/
    3 points
  3. hmd

    Classic car bubble

    why worry about fuel comsumption when it spend most of its time at the mechanic
    2 points
  4. 240ZBUILTBYME

    HS30-00211

    Thank god for this rusty car. It’s rusty in all the same spots as mine! So I get to see how it needs to be done! Well done Lachy without a U
    1 point
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  6. JDM-TOY

    Classic car bubble

    Hahaha dont hurt my feeling Cuzzzz
    1 point
  7. https://japanesenostalgiccar.com/sungs-garages-new-wheel-pays-homage-to-z432/ https://www.instagram.com/p/CRvMsbssVwx/ "The 78 nanakorobi yaoki -(“fall down 7 times get up 8”) wheel. Inspired by the 432 s30 & vintage Campagnolo wheels. Made for the DocZ -to homage the 1971 East African Safari 240’s . I’m doing limited orders of 20 if you want a set for your s30 or 510. 16x8-3 piece wheel. 2tone grey. 90 day turn around."
    1 point
  8. Also update on my bashed up headers. Les sent me another set of secondaries as they were the ones that were badly dented. just be advised if you purchase headers from him that you will need to specify that you want them undinged. He does not treat these as a cosmetic part and he states that the dents happen during manufacturing and do not affect the function of the header. Make of that what you will... I also got the laser level out and checked the level of the bumper bolts and surrounding structure. All looked good from a level perspective.
    1 point
  9. C.A.F.

    HS30-00211

    And when are you going to buy said Z?
    1 point
  10. gav240z

    Evie 1972 Datsun 240z

    Finally got a set of new covers to match my lenses. Funny enough there are 2 different versions of rings and lens. I actually had 2 rings with a lens (minor cracks) but they were a mismatched pair.. which would have meant drilling holes in different locations for each headlight bucket on a car. Plus if I ever needed a replacement I'd need to order an odd lens and normally they would be sold as matched pairs I'd imagine. Thing is the lenses themselves are different shapes and so even if I redrilled holes in the lenses, they can't be interchanged. Refer to photos. Before I can fit these I'll need to source some rubber gasket / seals and the mounting hardware. Which I'm sure I've seen somewhere for purchase, just gotta remember where.
    1 point
  11. gav240z

    Evie 1972 Datsun 240z

    So, long time between updates. I've been sort of broke, and haven't had much surplus cash to spend on the cars. But I figured I could do lots of little things that don't cost too much. Ever since converting to Triples there has been a few things that bother me over the Twin SUs. No heat shielding between the carbs and headers. Nowhere to plumb the PCV hoses from the block and valve cover No Air Horns (velocity stacks) - just K&N filters on the end. The ideal set up would do all 3, and as you can see above I bought the hamster cages some time back and was planning to use those (but I'll come back to that). Anyway I looked at a few heat shield options and got this 1 at a very reasonable price. It's 3 pieces and the bottom part is slightly adjustable so you can push it toward and away from the headers, I guess to accommodate different exhaust designs and clearances. Plus it's shiny. Step 1. Test fit. It still has the protective film on it here. But good news was no issues with fitment, pretty much spot on. You can see how far it extends under the carb bodies (has cut outs for the accelerator pump). I still want to run filters for now, so I wanted to see if I could bolt them on with the heat shield in place. Good news is, they fit nicely. Bad news is, they still look hideous. What I like about this 1 is that it has the heat shield extend under the intakes and helps funnel cold air from the front of the car. Closer shot under the carb body. From the rear, plenty of clearance with my generic H&M style headers. Which are ugly as and could use ceramic coating. I knew it wasn't going to work, but I had to try. I was hoping I could slip the trumpets on under the K&N filters. Although not shown here I have another pair of K&N filters for 44s but they wouldn't fit and my velocity stacks are damaged (3 of them) because someone cut 2 of them to probably try and fit under a filter in the past. (see front carb for the cut ones) and the #6 has a chip out of it (all before I got them). With the film removed you can see the polished mirror finish on this shield. Lovely. And that's the problem, they look so good with the velocity stacks out in the open I kind of want to have this arragement. I'm thinking I'll get the individual filters that slip over the stacks, but also I wouldn't mind changing the set up around to also fit the hamster cages (best of both worlds). I've actually found 4 more velocity stacks in good shape (think they are the same as the others) so I'll be shipping them here soon. Polish them up and fit them for extra internet points. These engines look so good with the triples hanging off the side. For the hamster cage set up I found some heat shields like these. And I think these will not stick out in front of the intakes so should give the clearance I need to fit them. What I like about the hamster cages is that they incorporate a velocity stack into them. But right now my bigger concern is fitting an oil catch can of some description otherwise I get oil residue all over the engine bay. Yucky..
    1 point
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