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  1. So, I am in the process of restoring my 71 console, which is fairly good. Only a couple of areas that warrant attention being: - holes at the back; - previous owner drilled holes (clean but may fill) (at least I think they are po drilled - happy to be corrected - 4 holes in `bow shape`) —->edit—> looking at Gav`s photos confirms suspicion. - two broken sections (missing) at top of gearshift hole and at bottom of fuse box hole. [first photo is top of gearbox, second fusecover] Two queries: With the last item, just wondering if anyone
  2. Not sure what year your antenna is - but mine was a 'pointy tip' one. The antenna tip actually screwed off (which saved me from breaking it but meant that I was paranoid about it 'disappearing' in the shed (despite being labelled and in a zip lock!). This then lets you slip the final piece of the mast out. The upper sections of the mast were a pain in the neck as they are fragile but I don't appear to have destroyed it. Would be interested if you know of any source for the 'finger washer' as mine is unwell (useable...barely). Correct me if I am wrong but does it function to impr
  3. Yes, I did some reading on some of the manufacturers sites that had a note about this. Some suggested about 80 in location is about all you want. Need to read a bit more and measure it to confirm. Ideally on a hot day. Airflow not great at that point but there is plenty of distance between it and any really hot parts.
  4. Hi all As always, when the budget is tight planning how to spend what comes in! 240z's battery unwell (disuse) and needs replacing mid term. Question is do we upgrade to AGM or lithium? Whatever I do, an isolator is going on to prevent discharge. Two reasons for wanting to get away from lead battery: 1. Longevity 2. Corrosion risk on restored zed. For those that have looked at it, any suggestions? Currently doing reading and my conclusion so far is that if money no object, go straight to lithium. If money is, a compromise (that is not too big a cost or too
  5. Hi Just deciding whether to build own or replace existing with stock 240z one. Anyone know if these parts still available from Nissan (will call in NY) or do you have to make a donation to FedEx / USPS to get from states? I know they are readily available from parts suppliers in the US. H
  6. If no one has answered re chalk inscription, it says o-suto no.1, which I assume is shorthand for Australia No.1 (オーストラリア). I have Simar chalk marks on the radio from my car.
  7. So, I am too lazy to fibreglass this but we have another zed with a good tail light access panel for copying for the interior of my 240z (I have a new rear panel but either the little access panels were never with it or they were lost). Wondering if anyone has experience with 3D scanning and printing in Melbourne in ABS plastic? May be more expensive than building a mould but I really hate fibreglass....(read: I make a god awful mess and don't get the result I want) Huw
  8. Thanks, that was the conclusion I reached as well with a bit more reading. One up leaves an odd bolt. Time-sert appears to be an easier install but doesn't really offer any structural advantage to a helicoil (despite the marketing). Familiar with helicoil so that will be the go. H
  9. Hi all, In changing diff strap and mount noticed that 2 of the bolt holes for the front diff cross member partially stripped. Passenger far side is worst but passenger inner is not 100 either. Neither will torque down fully. Hasn't been apart (by me) since restored in '06 as a uni student - so may be one of the many crimes of inexperience. Or I can say it was the PO who installed the blue shag felt over the vinyl....(long gone!) I believe it goes straight to body rather than to a captive nut. So the decision is: - drill out and tap one bigger; - helicoil
  10. Maybe I had a long day. Strangely mesmerizing.
  11. Plenty in theory / on paper - in reality always hard if you want to get the car finished and don't want the cost of someone else doing it.
  12. Revisited this recently with the line trimmer. Will see how it works. still need to service the motor and. Heck gears. antenna mast was a pain. The brass connector that joins the final metal road and the plastic extender coil is a tight fit and wouldn’t go back in. Had to clean and lightly sand to get back in. I will be buying the rubber bits from 240zrubber parts. H
  13. Congrats Gav, My 2 y.o loves the how to modify your L series engine book with the flying trucks. Mum says I am brainwashing him! I call it preparation. she thinks I won’t try it with our 5 m.o. daughter! Garage time harder but a fair trade off! Enjoy it.
  14. Hi I bought a replacement rear interior panel years back and have just got round to installing. It arrived while overseas and either (I) didn't include the inspection covers (for the rear tail light access) or (II) they have been lost in the ether of the shed. If there are any available - please let me know. Otherwise I will end up trying to secretly make a mould out of dad's ones! Kind regards Huw
  15. Gav, Going through the same exercise. Have just got antenna all apart all that remains is to: - use the trimmer line to replace my broken plastic reel; - replace (if possible) the broken rubber's on top (possible via rubber parts site) and decide whether the 'fingered' washer/nut needs replacing (as only has 3/4 of the fingers). Interested if there is any excess of parts. Huw
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