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  1. https://www.goo-net-exchange.com/usedcars/NISSAN/FAIRLADY_Z/700900018830190614001/index.html The car is back in Japan and now for sale again.
  2. Yes, I was very impressed with the work done by Auto Panel Solutions. I had ordered a similar section from a vendor in Canada and it was very thick steel and wouldn't curve the way I wanted without a lot of extra work. Spent weeks with my panel beater teachers to try and make it work and still wasn't happy with the result. The Auto Panel Solutions section was done to OEM specification (exhaust cut out in particular was exactly the same as OEM).
  3. Yes, in my tafe course we used a heat sink (thick bit of metal behind the weld) to try and absorb the heat of the weld and prevent blow through. In my experience if the metal is thin enough, it will just blow a bigger hole and you'll chase your tail.. especially when using Oxy/Acetylene and a filler rod. If would often be better/quicker to just cut a section out and weld fresh metal in. By the time you mig up an area, sand/grind it's similar time invested. I don't know about welding to rust converter, but once you've cleaned rust away (wire wheel or similar), then you can spray down some weld through primer. (such as uPol Weld-through, zinc-rich primer).
  4. JDM car parts often says he won't ship certain items international I've found. I believe you get taxed on total orders about $1,000 not individual. For large items I've used USAtoAus.com - like panels, steel wheels etc.. but it's a slightly painful experience.
  5. Yes, looks like you're in Miami so you should have options re: US suppliers. Motorsport Auto for example will likely have a kit you can buy. https://www.thezstore.com/page/TZS/CTGY/classic08a02 Tan kit. https://www.thezstore.com/page/TZS/PROD/classic08a02a/40-4493
  6. https://www.rx7club.com/2nd-generation-non-technical-pictures-198/funny-inspiration-posters-832116/
  7. Also rotary's consume fuel like a V8 before you increase overlap via port work. Good for a track car and early turbo spool, but I think it makes them a pig in traffic with high idle and the noise etc.. :).
  8. You're missing the prefix to "idiot".
  9. I'm gonna keep it stock ports, bridgeport is too "Western" Sydney for my tastes lol..
  10. This is why I like to buy the cleanest car possible to begin with... Because otherwise you're doing exactly what is being done here. Everything!
  11. Oops. I am rebuilding my FD at the moment. If it makes you feel any better?
  12. Applies to any vintage cars for sale of that era.
  13. Hey Jeff, do you have a heat shield below the carbs? If so was it custom made? I know you've got a 4 cylinder so may not be applicable to an L6.
  14. 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.
  15. Up, 280zx only go up in value from this point on.
  16. Early S30Z asking big $$$ https://buyee.jp/item/yahoo/auction/p1000003393?conversionType=search_suggest 7,800,000 yen (AU $ 101,790.00) and rough as... guts..
  17. If you need a 260z clock, I may have a spare or 2, but assume they are also all dead! But like anything related to these cars there is several different variations of clocks fitted to these cars depending on your year/month of manufacture. I believe Ron can repair nearly all the Z clocks, but a couple of years ago he was struggling to find parts and I believe the situation has only got worse as these cars become more valuable, less are parted out, parts thin out. So you would need to send a clock across for repair. For a 260z simply replacing the capacitors and resistors would probably be all that's needed to go them going again. For the early 240z (Jeco) clocks, replacing the inner guts is probably the most sensible option because even if you can fix the old mechanism they seem to fail again relatively quickly. I suspect my test bench had a more consistent 12v than in the car and that was enough to drive the clock, as soon as I put it in the car. Nothing.. lol Hence the 280zx clocks had a Quartz movement that was fairly reliable and easy enough to swap into the 240z/Jeco housing. But I used to be able to find these cheap and now I can't find them anywhere! Ron was having a hard time finding a suitable alternative too, but maybe he's onto a better solution now? https://zclocks.com/ Honestly I can't recommend Ron enough, he's restored several rally clocks for me and always did an excellent job.
  18. 240z/260z parts manual. https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/motors/car-parts-accessories/magazines/listing/3180379840?member_hash=7c982e0bdc2fcbd8c2c27bdf1cc436f59983e2800dd44aad89&tm=email&et=46&mt=7F1F0D31-C106-4483-BC9A-C7464ADF110F&bof=ddqQRpmR
  19. Some late looking Fairlady Z badges (guessing from a 2/2). Including late style Calendar Clock. https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/motors/car-parts-accessories/parts-other-makes/electrics/listing/3181311357?member_hash=7c982e0bdc2fcbd8c2c27bdf1cc436f59983e2800dd44aad89&tm=email&et=46&mt=7F1F0D31-C106-4483-BC9A-C7464ADF110F&bof=pvnlkmAQ
  20. Also fyi, I have a few later style 260z clocks and I bought some capacitors and resistors from JayCar to repair them, but I never got around to it. So haven't confirmed I can repair them yet. But might be a good lockdown project for me to revive.
  21. If you have a 75+ 260z I don't think you will have the Jeco style clock. So this guide is probably what you want. If you have a Jeco clock then there is a few options. I repaired my clock, installed it and then it failed lol.. So the best solution is to replace the guts of a Jeco with the later 280zx Quartz movement. Which I had Ron in the US at Zclocks.com do on a couple of clocks. But finding 280zx analog clocks is getting harder...
  22. There is a fairly good article on here about replacing capacitors in them. Let me see if I can find it.
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