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    Simestime got a reaction from ScottyD in Rear lower control arm bushes ?   
    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Datsun-240-Z-260Z-Rear-A-Arm-Inner-Bushes-Genuine/333363792971?hash=item4d9e07cc4b:g:Q48AAOSwCSpdpq6N
    Here you go.
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    Simestime got a reaction from ScottyD in Rear lower control arm bushes ?   
    You can still get these new from Nissan or go to All Z Parts in Sydney to get them quicker.
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    Simestime reacted to Cozza in [VIC] - Sandown 27th July Tampered Motorsport   
    Cool!
    A 308 LJ was always something on my want list - maybe one day.
    just need to win the Lotto
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    Simestime got a reaction from peter t in 260z horn button   
    Ok im starting to think this forum is not for me anymore.... with the latest topics being cyclists with quad envy to bbq's with gay skirt steak that isnt going on the barby and now your horn wont work...... wtf??? 
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    Simestime reacted to Groundhog in Venting bonnet hatch lidss   
    I looked at buying some vented hatch lids from the US, but didnt like the fact that they were aluminium lids only and the freight cost.
    I couldn't find anyone here in Oz interested in venting the spare lids that I had.
    So I thought I'd try it for myself.
    Bought a vented sheet from RodLouvers.com
    Then made up steel former top and bottom that fitted over the louvers and shaped them myself.
    Took the hinge and clip from the old lids bottom of photo and brazed them onto the new lids.
    The louvre sheet was a bit short so I had to add a piece on top, but overall it turned out ok.

     

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    Simestime got a reaction from gav240z in Distributor, have I gone stuffed it?   
    Your going to have to press it out. Make a v block so you dont bend the shaft.
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    Simestime reacted to Andrew_L26 in Definitely Purple 260z   
    So it's been ages since my last update but the progress hasn't stopped. (Though it has been slow)
    Fuel filler area has been sorted

     
     
    Doors have had major work done with all rust removed as well as the huge dents pulled out (looks like they were run into a pole or something)


    The rear tail light are has had some serious work done and is looking so much better than before



    Roof frame has been cut out, still need to make up a repair section which will be challenging but ultimately worth it as most of the 2+2s I've seen are rotted out in this area (even restored examples)


    Got some fibreglass front guards, sort of cheating but I need to move this build on and these guards are lighter, cheaper and plastic DOESN'T RUST!

    The guards needed a fair bit of work to get rid of the cracks and scratches
     
    I made up some lower rear 1/4 repair sections. Super happy with how these came out 

    Got the left hand side welded in after sorting out the rust on the inside

     
    Finally got sick of working in the driveway and built my self a "shed" which is really just a shed frame concreted in with a few big tarps over the top to keep the council happy (no building permit needed for a "temporary" structure)

     
    Got the right hand lower rear 1/4 section cut out, inside parts repaired and outer skin welded in.
     
    Finished off the rear beaver panel and spent an entire day grinding to get everything flat. 

    Decided to redo the passenger rear window repair as I wasn't happy with my last attempt. Also got the seam looking factory.

    Then spent some time getting the door gap correct as this section has had some major work on both the door side and the actual body.

     
    Continued work on the dogleg repair, not finished but getting better slowly.

    Got rid of all the sound deadening in the interior and began to wire wheel it. Now I'm part way through repairing all the little rust holes in the floor (and the bigger ones) luckily there wasn't anything major waiting under the sound deadening. 



    Also test fit the tail lights to ensure that all the work done in that area hasn't altered the fitment of the lights. The left side is pretty much perfect and the right side isn't far behind only needing a small amount of work to get the fitment perfect!

     
    As of now that's all I've done which leaves the rest of the interior rust repairs, right hand dogleg and sill, the roof, the rear hatch and scuttle panel. Decided I'm going to purchase a fibreglass bonnet as the weight savings will be huge (and mine is stuffed beyond feasible repair)
     
    Oh, and I just purchased some 15x7 +5 genuine Watanabes (not new ones either, managed to get some old ones made around the late 70s/early 80s which is perfect for my car). They need restoration but they only have minor corrosion and damage (after sitting on a DR30 Skyline for 20 years in a paddock)
    Hoping to squeeze some 235/50R15 toyo's on under the stock guards but failing that I'll settle for some 225s

     
    As always if you want to keep updated with the latest you can follow my Instagram here:
    https://www.instagram.com/andrew_langford88
     
     
     
     
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    Simestime got a reaction from gav240z in Zed Heads dream Z build.   
    Brushing on the epoxy enamel is easier and cheaper Gav, and there is no brush marks with the enamel either, you cant tell the difference. 
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    Simestime reacted to gav240z in Clock Repairs.   
    Hey mate,
    I started to have a play with mine and got a few of them working. So I decided to keep going, however I went to JayCar to find the replacement capacitors and resistors for the later 260z clocks, but haven't had a go at repairing it yet. If that fails I'll send you mine for the old man to fix.
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    Simestime reacted to zeds4ever in Clock Repairs.   
    Fixed mine for me & it hasn't missed a beat . 
     
                                       Regards : Alan .
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    Simestime got a reaction from gav240z in Clock Repairs.   
    I would like to send out a big thanks to the many members who have given my old man their clocks to be repaired. He has been very successful in getting them all working again. Could i ask that the people that he has helped out to write some feedback on here on your experience so people sitting on the fence can feel at ease and not be hesitant to send theirs off too.
    Cheers guys
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    Simestime reacted to BMT in Clock Repairs.   
    Quick note to say we received the clock back very promptly and is now installed and working well. Many thanks to James for a job well done.
    Second clock on its way.
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    Simestime got a reaction from gav240z in Front and rear cut sections   
    Hey guys, i have these left over that another member gave to me to use but i ended up fabricating my own. I only needed the top corners on the rear section replaced anyway. Theres a little cancer in them so what you see is what they are. They're off a late 2+2.
    I am offering them for free to pass on the generosity of our community. The rear section has had past repairs but might be better than what you have or at least a good template for an example to use.
    I dont mind if you want to post but you organize the courier and i dont want to wrap or package them.
    Im on the northside of Brisbane.


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    Simestime got a reaction from gav240z in Safari Brown... I mean Gold - The NSW Project   
    Why did the direction of the breather change?
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    Simestime got a reaction from AndBir in Clock Repairs.   
    Hi guys,recently i gave my dad a couple of clocks to see if he could fix them. He went right over them and did fix them. So i gave him another members clock to fix and he repaired this one too! So i have asked him if he would like me to post an ad on here to generate some business for him,which he obviously accepted.
    My dads retired these days but still has some light work coming in from wesfarmers as he repairs electric fences for them.
    Im just trying to keep dad active and help you guys out too with this offer as i know theres not too many working clocks in the zeds out there.Im sure he'd be able to takle the rally clocks also.
    Because of the time involved in this repair hes asking only $50 per clock plus postage.He will only fix the clock, not refurbishing the entire housing and making it look pretty.
    As it takes about 2 hrs to fault find, replace dead component's and then get the time calibrated over a couple of days.
    If your interested PM me and ill forward on my dads details to you.
     
    Thanks,Simon.
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    Simestime got a reaction from YosemiteZed in Assorted Parts For Sale   
    Hi guys i have a few odd bits that i want to move on.Prices negotiable and i can post most of them if you want.
    Theres an E30 carby head in need of alot of love-no cam or towers-SOLD
    standard full set of good used valve springs$20
    front strut seal kit for 240z i think(part number is visible)$20
    rear brake hard lines for 240-SOLD
    coil and resistor off 260z with about 20mins use $20
    front castor poly kit $10
    Harmonic balancer-SOLD
    a pair of 40mm Mikuni carbs that are not complete and need love also-SOLD
     
    I havent post these anywhere else at this stage so go nuts.
    Thanks Simon







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    Simestime got a reaction from gav240z in Clock Repairs.   
    Dad is sending back a fixed Jeco clock to its owner today. The same member will be forwarding on another one or two for repair now. So he has now worked on all the pre quartz clocks and is willing and has all parts for a quick turn around. Pull your finger out boys as dad does have health issues and wont be round forever. Just pm me and ill forward on his details. I dont get anything from this,just piece of mind knowing hes pre occupied with somthing to do.
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    Simestime got a reaction from RAP260 in Clock Repairs.   
    Dad is sending back a fixed Jeco clock to its owner today. The same member will be forwarding on another one or two for repair now. So he has now worked on all the pre quartz clocks and is willing and has all parts for a quick turn around. Pull your finger out boys as dad does have health issues and wont be round forever. Just pm me and ill forward on his details. I dont get anything from this,just piece of mind knowing hes pre occupied with somthing to do.
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    Simestime got a reaction from gav240z in Assorted Parts For Sale   
    Mikunis sold.
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    Simestime got a reaction from gav240z in Misc Items For 71 240Z   
    Pmd you.
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    Simestime got a reaction from Zedhead in Clock Repairs.   
    My clocks are from early 75 260z 2+2 and the other members clock was 77. These clocks were slightly different in bold nubering but yes they are different from the 240z clock which he hasnt worked on yet. But they are the same principle being pre quartz design and im certain hes up to the job. Hes very electronic savy and was a tv technician when i was a kid so this simple circuit board definitely doesn't overwhelm him.
    I wouldn't post this ad if i thought id be wasting peoples time. He has even gone to the extent of ordering bulk capacitors and resistors that hes has found to be the failed components in the clocks so far.
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    Simestime got a reaction from Zedhead in Clock Repairs.   
    Hi guys,recently i gave my dad a couple of clocks to see if he could fix them. He went right over them and did fix them. So i gave him another members clock to fix and he repaired this one too! So i have asked him if he would like me to post an ad on here to generate some business for him,which he obviously accepted.
    My dads retired these days but still has some light work coming in from wesfarmers as he repairs electric fences for them.
    Im just trying to keep dad active and help you guys out too with this offer as i know theres not too many working clocks in the zeds out there.Im sure he'd be able to takle the rally clocks also.
    Because of the time involved in this repair hes asking only $50 per clock plus postage.He will only fix the clock, not refurbishing the entire housing and making it look pretty.
    As it takes about 2 hrs to fault find, replace dead component's and then get the time calibrated over a couple of days.
    If your interested PM me and ill forward on my dads details to you.
     
    Thanks,Simon.
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    Simestime reacted to Riceburner in Clock Repairs.   
    Glove box door and glove box inner out and you can get to all three of the middle gauges fairly easy. 
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    Simestime reacted to Andrew_L26 in Clock Repairs.   
    Should be able to get it out if you take the heater panel out. Once the heater panel is out there is one screw under the clock holding the it in. If that fails then it can be helpful to remove the glovebox as mentioned by Cozza.
     
    Andrew
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    Simestime reacted to Cozza in Clock Repairs.   
    Quite possibly but I got mine out after removing the glove box.
    Mind you, I was a little younger then and more of a contortionist
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