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  1. jonbills

    Best way to refurb sump pan?

    @Robotsan actually, bad advice there. Weld the baffle back on after blasting and cleaning, but before painting. Otherwise the heat of the welding will ruin the paint. 🙄
  2. jonbills

    Best way to refurb sump pan?

    I might be wrong, but I think the early s30s had a rear sump and the later ones had the sump further toward the middle. Same gasket though.
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    Best way to refurb sump pan?

    I'll have one too please 😀
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    Best way to refurb sump pan?

    They're definitely not the same.
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    Best way to refurb sump pan?

    Yeah, that. I'm sure people have had success with them, but I wouldn't use that. You can get Felpro from Rockauto. Shipping is expensive because of the length, so get three or four.
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    Best way to refurb sump pan?

    Whatever you do, don't use a cork gasket. Felpro FTW.
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    Best way to refurb sump pan?

    Yeah, the media will get in, but without the baffle there's nowhere for it to hide. I wouldn't bother masking it.
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    Best way to refurb sump pan?

    The inside won't be rusty. The baffle is spot welded on, so you're power file should be able to release it without holing the sump. You can't really clean it thoroughly without removing the baffle. Will need to be welded back on. If you get the outside blasted and painted while the baffle is...
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    Caliper refurb recommendations please!

    I've heard good things about bigg red, although not used them myself.
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    starter motor

    They're not "special" starter motors - if you've got a local starter/alternator specialist, they should be able to sort it out for you.
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    Respray

    Have you tried your local fixauto? I recently spoke to a chap that managed one and he said they always have a couple of classics in amongst the insurance jobs, and he thought they were well priced.
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    Piston Damage

    As long as you rub the burrs off properly and make sure the grooves are still parallel they'll run fine.
  13. jonbills

    What did you do to your Z this week?

    What were you doing with the other hand?
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    What did you do to your Z this week?

    Only if it rains.
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    What did you do to your Z this week?

    Another couple of weeks I think - it's got to have its 80s style pin stripes and waxoyl applied and a few other bits.
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    What did you do to your Z this week?

    I went to see this today.
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    Triple Weber DCOE 40 Emulsion tube quest.

    I had Dellortos, so no direct experience. However: 1) Bigger idle jets might help - they supply the progression holes. 2) My Des Hammill book suggests f15 or f16 emulsion tubes.
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    something strange on insurance sites

    Their database only has UK cars. but I'd suggest go direct to the classic insurance companies like ClassicLine or Footman James.
  19. jonbills

    How to use and decode Nissan part numbers for hardware (fasteners, etc.)

    No, the manufacturer is free to make the fastener in any allowed pitch they like, for their own reasons. The wiki article suggests that e.g. fitting a thin wall pipe might be a reason to use a fine thread (because I think the finer thread is shallower as well as tighter)
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    How to use and decode Nissan part numbers for hardware (fasteners, etc.)

    Yes, I was merely correcting the suggestion that e.g. 0.7 is always fine and 1.25 is always coarse.
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