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Its arrived V2.0 :)

Discussion in 'General discussion' started by franky, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. franky

    franky
    Z Club Member

    My 240's arrived at last:thumbs:

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    Good points are, Z therapy carbs, New bush's all round, lots of the little bits of the car are still there, doesn't look like its ever had a serious bump of any type. New gaskets on the top end of the engine, not 100% sure what's gone on there if anything at all. New brake parts and bits of trim, new UK lights fitted. It goes and stops well.

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    Bad bit is a dogleg repair, its not the best of repairs so i'll have to sort, a broken diff that only drives one wheel and thats about it, but i'm very happy with the car as it seems very honest.
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    Its a 10/70 build.

    It came with a boot full of bits, enough to rebuild the engine providing that they're the right size/parts etc.
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    I've got hold of a few bits to help sort the car out too
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    I'm not sure where to start yet:driving:
     
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  2. Mr.G

    Mr.G
    Z Club Member

    Very nice, you must be happy. Congrats :D
     
  3. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
    Z Club Member
    Official Trader

    And the chassis rails ?
     
  4. franky

    franky
    Z Club Member

    Original....

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    As good as any others i've seen, doors are 100%, same for the tailgate panel, battery has leaked and eaten through the paint but its solid all round, i've not found a pin hole in the floors(yet!), airtubes are 100%, even the sub frames don't appear to have suffered much, inner wings are all like new, the boot floor hasn't been cut for speakers, it looks like the original tunnel and wheel trim inside.

    It looks like its had some anti chip/rust proofing on it although its now falling off again. The paints a cheap American job but not the worse cheap one, they took the rubber seals off;) and its in the right colour, the inside is all original paint.

    I've not found any filler except the dogleg bit(so far). Sill's are solid, even behind the dogleg.

    Are there any other bits I should look for?
     
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  5. Throttleton

    Throttleton New Forum User

    Looks good Franky!!
    Try and have a drive for a bit before you tear it to pieces!!
     
  6. No Hands

    No Hands New Forum User

    Nice! Have fun with it :)
     
  7. IbanezDan51

    IbanezDan51
    Z Club Member

    Lovely 240Z! Looks in much better condition that mine haha and FAR more original!

    Any plans with it? Or keeping it original?
     
  8. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Membership Secretary Staff Member Committee Member

    Mmmm, I wondered who'd bought this. I bid on it 'blind' a while back and was the highest bidder but not high enough to meet the reserve.

    Did you buy the 'back-up' too?

    Very early shell this one, it should make a very good car with a little tidying. :thumbs:

    That gearbox and diff could be useful (if they are in good condition).
     
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  9. franky

    franky
    Z Club Member

    I can remember you saying, I had been in touch with him also but he wanted 7k for it, however I didn't pay nearly that for it, the day I was there he sold the black one too. He's also emailed me to say he's got another coming across!

    I've not got a back up, just been drawing up a list of what I need to do for an MOT, the wiring has been played with which i'm sure will cause me headaches.

    Plans are roughly;

    MOT
    Give her a good 'tune-up'
    Have our second child**
    Rust proof
    Interior
    Robin hood marathon**
    Suspension(better quality dampers/springs/arb's)
    Brakes(keep rear drums, 4 pot front calipers)
    Engine(skim/flow/cam/hone/bearings etc)
    Exhaust




    **these aren't car related but have great potential to delay anything that's due after :)
     
  10. moggy240

    moggy240 INSURANCE VALUATIONS OFFICER Committee Member

    looks like you have a good car there with a little bit of work,i would sort the dogleg out fairly soon as i think you will find it will be quite rusty and do not forget to block the aircon holes up aswell on the bulkhead .
     
  11. franky

    franky
    Z Club Member

    I've made a little 'progress' on the car....

    I decided to start with electrical issues.

    I had to get to the wiper motor, at first it looked like rust everywhere under the scuttle cover
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    However it just turned out to be about 1kg of desert sand :) A wire brush and a good going over with the dyson removed it all and lots of straw. A good pointer from another member means my wipers are now fully working and even seem to move at a little speed.
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    I moved on to the heater next, the wiring had been butchered for an aftermarket A/C install. Once I got hold of a decent wiring diagram it wasn't too bad to get it going again, upon power up cue another kg or so of sand blown in my face and the inside of the car! Seems to blow with some power still which is good. The bad thing is a lack of heat even when the car is fully warm. So it made sense to take the dash out to go over the wiring properly, fit new lamps to the dash and fit a full dash cover, my dash is properly gone!
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    Still to sort are:

    Hazards(think I just need the right switch)
    Indicators(were working fine but stopped when trying to wire the hazards to work on an incorrect switch)
    Heated window(was disconnected to feed power to AC or a Stereo amp)
    Speaker/radio/Aerial Wiring
    Clock
    Convert the lighting to UK spec.

    This could be a long road ahead!
     
  12. Aceman

    Aceman Forum User

    Dash is repairable..

    Ours was very similar, and some specialist fillers and paintable top coats and it's now:

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  13. franky

    franky
    Z Club Member

    Which/what products did you use?

    I thought about having a go, if it goes wrong then put the cover on I guess.
     
  14. Aceman

    Aceman Forum User

    Quoted from another site..

    Ripped all the repairs off and starting again following a recommended idea from a dash repair guy (who came round to demonstrate what he could do, but didn't spot me making notes so I could do it myself..)

    Cut out a wider section of the cracks at a sharp angle to lower the raise you get from splits, and also to give a base for the rubber compound. Then filled the cracks with expanding foam (odd, but it's flexible and sandable) and sanded back to just below surface level:

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    Filled the cracks to just above surface level with and SEM flexible compound (this stuff is immense!!):

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    Now am (during lunchbreaks) sanding back to match the original dashboard contours.. This stuff though is brilliant. I can flex the dash and no splits or anything returning. I'm becomming a serious fan of SEM products. Will see though, as the top textured coat and finish are SEM so may hate them once I get doing that! Anyhow, **** pic but it's getting there..

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    Also, kicked the so called "Hot wife" into gear..

    Here's the firewall insulation..

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    So have set her on making a new one. Replacement was serious cash, but how hard can it be combining Jute:

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    with vinyl..

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    We shall see how the finished product emerges...

    She's also tasked with recovering the seats, but no pics as yet, but you should hear the language that comes from the kitchen when she's been working on them. Also got her to redo the foam to, as my fat **** needs some padding..

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    very nice job, dont suppose you fancy adding a link to the products you use in this dash repair, sounds like a good product for people to know about.

    All the Best Nathan.

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    Nathan,

    It's pretty difficult to get most SEM products in the UK - only found 1 official supplier.

    The product is SEM 68422. Most SEM products are numerical being a trade only supplier usually, but I think it's effectively a bumper repair product.

    The official supplier is here, but it's not listed on their product list: www.nwsr.co.uk

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    Finally, after lots of sanding, and more sanding, I've got the texture coat on..

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    Doesn't look so great yet as, guess what? It now needs more sanding....

    400 grit wet & dry to flatten out the bumps evenly, and then the nice top coat goes on (so it will lose the dull, lumpy finish and be nice and smooth like a normal dash.. So it says on the tin anyhow...)
     
  15. franky

    franky
    Z Club Member

    Awesome, where did you end up getting the product from? Does it feel like a standard dash where its repaired?
     
  16. rallymanDP

    rallymanDP New Forum User

    Jason

    All the Motor Trade Paint Suppliers stock the same stuff made by U-Pol - a big Manufacturer of refinishing products.
    Forget the exact name and we use it in our Workshop, but if you describe it to them, they should know the exact name. Gives excellent results if you take your time, as well described above.

    When you order the Aerosol for the texture stuff, get the Fine grade - it replicates the original perfectly.
     
  17. franky

    franky
    Z Club Member

  18. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Membership Secretary Staff Member Committee Member

    Franky - not found any snakes yet then :eek:

    Sand mmmm I know there's not much in the UK but folks still drive these car with tripples and no filters.

    Aceman - That's a really good touch showing pics of 'her' working on the interior bits. I can't ever imagine my wife working on any car of mine. However I seem to remember you bought it as a 'joint venture' smart move!

    Keep the posts coming guys.
     
  19. Aceman

    Aceman Forum User


    Ah, yes.. The wife..

    It's an ongoing giggle on zxclub - they think she's hot as she doesn't mind getting her hands dirty with power tools and the like.. What they forget is she's very skilled with power tools - especially when using them to cut open chest cavities, amputate limbs and generally cut up parts of the human body!!!
     
  20. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
    Z Club Member
    Official Trader

    Remind me to be nice to her at LM !:)
     

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