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Old 19-04-2015, 07:50 PM
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Here we go again Derricks 260z restoration

Well, I've had the car for about 12 weeks now so thought it was about time I started a thread to let you guys know what I've been up to.

The car had stood for 25 years so the seller said, he acquired the car on the 5th July 2014 so hasn't had it long he started restoring the car for himself to keep .

When I went to look at the car it looked pretty good considering it was only part put back together, it had been recently sprayed red I later found out it was originally yellow the paint had lots of micro blisters coming through, I suspect this was due to it being primed and left for a while allowing moister to be drawn into the primer and then sprayed with top coat .

The car had been striped to bare metal before it had been sprayed IMO this is where he should have stopped as it was a waste of primer, paint and time to do such a bad job ,that doesn't bother me as would have stripped it and painted it anyway.

The car had been stripped out inside all apart from the dash, he had the seats recovered in black and Red which to be honest hasn't been done very well, shame they won't go with the new paint job, he had also fitted a brand new carpet set which will use when put back together.

The car has had a lot of patch welding done to it, but is pretty solid these will need sorting as not unto my standardall the wheel arches underside have been plastered in about 1/4 inch thick under seal not looking forward to scrapping that off.

As I have said the car has been stripped and part put back together the rest came in boxes so my plan is to reassemble as much as I can to see what is any good and what I am missing also need to get the engine running

So not a lot to do then
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Old 19-04-2015, 07:55 PM
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This i.e. what it look like when delivered


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Old 19-04-2015, 10:24 PM
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It looks fine to me ..

dunno why your messin about with it ...
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Old 20-04-2015, 07:22 AM
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Derrick's magic begins!

How are you going to strip the old paint off?
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Old 20-04-2015, 08:34 AM
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'73 240z 1JZ-GTE. Was pretty quick. 11.10@132.5mph
'72 240z RHD (4BOA) Being painted Orange. Bodyshop.
'72 240z LHD Black. Sold.
'73 240z LHD Green. Sold.
'73 240z LHD White. Sold - Future race car.
'73 240z LHD Blue. Sold.
'73 260z LHD Orange. Sold to a good home.
'70 240z LHD Yellow. On route and cant wait.
Skyline R33 GTS - Gone
Skyline R34 GTR - Gone
Toyota Surf 3.0TD

Go to: www.240z.me.uk to checkout the cars.
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Old 20-04-2015, 08:36 AM
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It probably wont be pretty under that loverly straight paint. UK cars never are. Are you stripping it entirely back to metal, ie, dipping, or shot blasting most of it?
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'73 240z 1JZ-GTE. Was pretty quick. 11.10@132.5mph
'72 240z RHD (4BOA) Being painted Orange. Bodyshop.
'72 240z LHD Black. Sold.
'73 240z LHD Green. Sold.
'73 240z LHD White. Sold - Future race car.
'73 240z LHD Blue. Sold.
'73 260z LHD Orange. Sold to a good home.
'70 240z LHD Yellow. On route and cant wait.
Skyline R33 GTS - Gone
Skyline R34 GTR - Gone
Toyota Surf 3.0TD

Go to: www.240z.me.uk to checkout the cars.
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Old 20-04-2015, 10:50 PM
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Well fitted what I could reuse out of what I had in boxes only to find I have 240 interior panels behind the seat I have now acquired the right panels,had no bumpers But have also got them now

So thought I would see if I could get the engine running Properly,stripped and cleaned the triple carbs and managed to get it running with the help of Jonbills John ,but was only running on 4 cylinders reset carbs again but would still only run on 4 in the end had to give up as battery was flat and wouldn't crank.

Next day sunday got up took battery of charge fitted to car turned it over and still wouldn't turn over so thought i would take the plugs out and turn it over,when i turned the key it turned over fine the only problem was the water that shot out of no 5 and 6 cylinderhead gasket knackered so to now strip the engine

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Old 20-04-2015, 11:02 PM
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Looks a minta

I couldn't be doing with all that work again but I guess it beats watching the tv lol
Is it going to be rebuilt to the same standard as your zx ?
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Old 20-04-2015, 11:21 PM
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Will defiantly be the same standard as the zx Wyn unless i give up

Carbs off

exhaust disconnected

cam cover removed
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Old 20-04-2015, 11:28 PM
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head off and didn't drop the timing chain

New gasket set supplied by MJP

strip the head down and fit new seals and grind the valves in
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Old 20-04-2015, 11:35 PM
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All numbered and put to one side reedy to fit new valve seals

had the head pressure tested and vac tested and skimmed 5000th
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Old 20-04-2015, 11:38 PM
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Well I can't remember seeing combustion chambers quite like that Derrick. Half the chamber (away from plug) seems to be filled-in.
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Old 20-04-2015, 11:46 PM
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Now all back together and running reasonably good just wanted to know it is running ok before pulling the whole car apart.
Now need to check the wirering as the loom has been cut about and there are no lights fitted so don't really now what wire is what or even if there are going to work after sitting 25 years

Back soon with more updates keep your comments coming nice to know what you all think.

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Old 21-04-2015, 06:26 AM
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Del if you read this in the next couple of hours,im up to castle coombe,have a wiring loom i bought a few years ago,if you need it gis a bell,wont ring yer in case your in bed
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Old 21-04-2015, 09:38 AM
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Well I can't remember seeing combustion chambers quite like that Derrick. Half the chamber (away from plug) seems to be filled-in.
I think that is just the impression created by the skimming Rob. If you want to see properly filled in, check out the SPL heads by Kameari or similar spec heads that have been argon-welded to close up the combustion chambers.

E.g., this E88, normally open chambered:



Obviously the P90 head comes out the box closed up similar to this.
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