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by merlin
Wed May 13, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 240z Upholstery
Replies: 4
Views: 848

Re: 240z Upholstery

I found the autodec carpets were not worth the money so I made my own for my 240z
Working for a carpet company does have some certain perks. Just make some templates and then get the edges overlocked/bound and you will get a much better product than anything you can buy
by merlin
Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: L28 Compression Ratios
Replies: 4
Views: 2650

Re: L28 Compression Ratios

I am running 10.5:1 in my L28. I have used 98 octane though so I can't vouch for 95
by merlin
Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What would you do about this,
Replies: 5
Views: 2398

Re: What would you do about this,

I'm not a lawyer so I can't help there. Maybe you could do with a shot gun and shovel.
by merlin
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Tail lights and steering rack for 240z
Replies: 8
Views: 2305

Re: Tail lights and steering rack for 240z

I have a few sets of tail lights both JDM and US and all in excellent condition. Will dig up a set if you want and PM me for details
by merlin
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Triple Carbs - Stuck float valve
Replies: 7
Views: 2795

Re: Triple Carbs - Stuck float valve

Try Ebay. there are a lot of carb specialists. I got mine from ebay (3 complete kits) and they were way cheaper than from NZ
by merlin
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Triple Carbs - Stuck float valve
Replies: 7
Views: 2795

Re: Triple Carbs - Stuck float valve

I got mine totally recondition at a place on Plunket ave in Wiri. I stripped them (3 X Dellorto )to the bare bones and gave them to the guy for glass blasting, a total rebuild and assembly etc. They looked better than new. It cost around $750. I will take my original Hitachi's to him to do some time.
by merlin
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: New and looking to buy a 240z 1972-1972
Replies: 5
Views: 2461

Re: New and looking to buy a 240z 1972-1972

You might get one that is LHD for 25K. You would have to save another 5-10k to get anything that would be reliable and have a wof.. In saying that, I know of someone scoring a bargain a few years back for 17k and it is in really good original cond
by merlin
Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 240z resto on Duke tv
Replies: 4
Views: 2135

Re: 240z resto on Duke tv

The ITBs were very nice but I think they should have restored the carbs and installed them The car was fairly original so don't stray from that. If the guy was going to use as a track day car fair enough. It looked like a nice job from the camera angles but how nice can it be with a 3 week build tim...
by merlin
Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 240z resto on Duke tv
Replies: 4
Views: 2135

240z resto on Duke tv

Hi Guys. There is a TV program on Duke tv tonight at 9 25 The program is called Car SOS and they are refurbishing a 1972 240z. Should be an interesting watch if you are a S30 fan
by merlin
Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Builds
Topic: Datsun 240Z - 1971 Blue Metallic 903 - Resto
Replies: 11
Views: 4092

Good progress. It looks like a really good car already so it will not take too much $$$ to restore
by merlin
Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: S30/S130
Topic: High voltage issues
Replies: 4
Views: 2575

Most likely a faulty voltage reg. I had the same problem. You need to get onto it quickly as you WILL fry the battery. and other electrics. Mine was caused by a loose wire in the regulator.
by merlin
Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fitting flares. Who's cut the guards ?
Replies: 9
Views: 2630

If the car is really original to begin with DON'T CUT the guards. You can never predict the future so you might have to sell due to unforeseen cicumstances . You will be definitely be dropping the value. Any mods you make should be able to be reversed. If you do cut them you can get a real panel bea...
by merlin
Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When racing had little rules
Replies: 2
Views: 1235

Yep That is real motorsport. Not like todays yawn, yawn boring fest. Right foot was traction control and no fancy computers, no cotton wool warp Nazis either. Drivers had to be skilled, not that they aren't today but is was a whole different level. The only motorsport worth watching today is the Isl...
by merlin
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WOW - early Z up for grabs - Ebay
Replies: 7
Views: 2086

Ended up going for 82K NZ. Not bad for a LHD car
by merlin
Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 240z - Next Steps...
Replies: 7
Views: 2052

Yep if you don't know what you are doing you can stress, warp and ripple the body. soda and dry ice is a lot less harsh than sand. Sand is used for thicker types >3mm and structural steel. The body shop should use garnet on panels