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What did you do to your Z this week?

Discussion in 'Anything and everything' started by jonbills, Apr 11, 2017.

  1. richiep

    richiep
    Z Club Member

    Not been very active on here recently but have done a few Z bits. Charged my FairladyZ ‘s battery this week! Ready for a return to the road in a week or two.

    I’ve done a few bits on Project Dixie too. Just picked up this little lot from my blaster/powder coater (who also runs a TR resto business). Superb quality finish.

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    Even the U.K. spec anti-roll bar looks good; despite having been dumped outside my garage for the last four years or so!

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    Also got some rear marker light deletes from Skillard in the US:

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    Also started sizing up the replacement of the battery tray area...
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    Good job I bought a mig welder! My blaster is also a Hobbyweld stockist so also picked up a big gas cylinder today.

    Current state of shell:
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  2. smileyinside

    smileyinside
    ZClub Administrator
    Committee Member

    Man!!! When you do a "little" you put the rest of us to shame!
     
  3. Paul_S

    Paul_S
    Z Club Member

    I rewired the power to the fuel pump. I fitted a relay and inertia switch whilst I was at it since it had been wired straight into the ignition before (and the wire had been run under the drivers mat and then though under the car in a very Heath Robinson fashion).
     
  4. jonbills

    jonbills
    Z Club Member

    Where’s your wiring run now Paul?
     
  5. Paul_S

    Paul_S
    Z Club Member

    I followed the existing loom which goes along the driver still, up through the rear pillar into the boot, then I put it through a rubber grommet near the rear lights. It then sits on top of the fuel tank to come forward to the pump which is mounted on the spare wheel well.
     
  6. jonbills

    jonbills
    Z Club Member

    That sounds ideal, but a lot of work, it would take me all day to do that!
     
  7. Paul_S

    Paul_S
    Z Club Member

    It's not as bad is it sounds. I had the advantage that none of the interior panels are not fitted at the moment though.
     
  8. Mark N

    Mark N
    Z Club Member

    I pretty much finished test fitting all the bits onto the engine for my first 280Z, just waiting for a BSPT elbow to fit the new IAC below the plenum then I can get it and the exhaust manifold torqued up.
    I didn't touch the bottom end as the compression was good and even across all cylinders but all the seals, gaskets and pumps (water and oil) have been replaced.
    Also tarted it up a bit and fitted more modern fuel injection.

    Before:
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    After:
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  9. Woody928

    Woody928
    Z Club Member

    That looks Pukka, awesome work! Bet you can't wait to get that fitted and fired up :D
     
  10. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Membership Secretary Staff Member Committee Member

    Yes Mark that does look very smart. You will be opening the bonnet every few minutes to show it off.
     
  11. smileyinside

    smileyinside
    ZClub Administrator
    Committee Member

    Loving that valve cover matt effect Mark!!
     
  12. Mark N

    Mark N
    Z Club Member

    Unfortunately, I'm still waiting for the car to be painted first!
    On the plus side I've cleaned, powder coated or painted just about everything I took off the car.
     
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  13. Mark N

    Mark N
    Z Club Member

    It's actually fine texture black powder coat, not quite as rough as wrinkle.
    The owner of a local bike shop did it for me along with all the bigger bits I can't fit in my oven.
     
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  14. Mr Ex Jnr

    Mr Ex Jnr Zeds is the way iv been shown Staff Member

    Went to elsecar at Doncaster race course few Z on the stand I was on good day
     

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  15. datsun dave

    datsun dave Active Forum User

    5C3492BF-57DA-4CBB-AA09-4C08B1CCF493.jpeg Trip out to Demon Tweeks yesterday to pick up some parts and ended up with some new rear tyres, and today finished off lots of small jobs on the car that should have be done years ago.
     
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  16. uk66fastback

    uk66fastback
    Z Club Member

    Nothing. In a word.

    I see you painted the engine stand too Mark - attention to detail or what?!
     
  17. richiep

    richiep
    Z Club Member

    Did you check those rivnut sizes for me yet? :p
     
  18. Mark N

    Mark N
    Z Club Member

    Hahahaha, purely coincidence, my OCD isn't that bad! ;)
     

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