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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. johnymd

    johnymd
    Z Club Member

    Got back onto the grey 260z. Fitted heater box dash and started to fit the new loom.
     

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  2. jonbills

    jonbills
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    Staff Member Moderator

    My engine is running again, hooray!
    A couple of hundred quids worth of lashpads and valve retainers later :)

     
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  3. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Treasurer Staff Member Moderator

    Compression test?
     
  4. jonbills

    jonbills
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    I haven't done one, but actually they did one at Northampton Motorsport while we were trying to figure out where the misfire was coming from.
    It was 220 - 240 for 4 of the cylinders and 0 for cylinders 4 and 5. I'm pretty sure it'll be 220 - 240 across the board now - I know there was no valve/piston contact.
     
  5. franky

    franky Well-Known Forum User

    remember to keep it 5rpm under this time
     
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  6. jonbills

    jonbills
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    Staff Member Moderator

    8695, 8695, 8695.....
     
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  7. Mr Ex Jnr

    Mr Ex Jnr
    Z Club Member

    Rainbow Zz :)
     

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  8. status

    status
    Z Club Member

    I got a new logbook about 4 weeks ago then I got a letter saying I’ve been paying tax and I’ll be getting a refund which I got about a week later as t dvla said my z is historic,I didn’t apply they just wrote to me so do you reckon I still have to fill out aV10 ?
     
  9. Bazzateer

    Bazzateer
    Z Club Member

    Historic class still needs to be taxed, it just costs nothing. If the V10 is to apply for tax for the first time (import?) it may no longer be needed as they appear to have covered that for you.
     
  10. status

    status
    Z Club Member

    I’ll bell em later in the meantime just started it up but due to the craap weather no where really to go
     
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  11. jonbills

    jonbills
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    When I got towed back from the dyno day disaster, we had a bit of a moment and the towing eye got ripped off the car. It had only been held on by one rusty bolt but there were also a couple of nasty little patches tacked on to it too, and they all came off with it and smashed the front spoiler.

    The last couple of days I've started the repair - drilled out the rusty old bolts and cleaned up the surrounding metal. I might need to wait until I take the engine out to weld the new metal in.
    But the spoiler has repaired well - glue the torn fibres togther with resin and then add a couple of layers of fibreglass weave. I just need to rub it down and paint it now.

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  12. Sam_C

    Sam_C
    Z Club Member

    Took the time to fix a few of the electrical glitches that I’ve been meaning to do ever since getting the car I now have a working driver’s side door courtesy light, full illumination on all the instrument lights, and the blower motor is now back in action.

    The only remaining snag now is the main beam light has packed in. I have small hands and skinny arms, but even I can’t get up to the top rear of the speedo where the bulb lives. I made a “special tool” to push the dangling speedo illumination bulb back in (kind of a forked end on a bent piece of rod) but getting the main beam holder out is a different kettle of fish!
    Does anybody have any better way than lying on your back in the driver’s footwell,back arched out over the sill and back of head jammed against the pedals? I’d be interested to hear..

    Also made up my new relayed headlight harness. Just waiting to get the plugs sorted and it’s ready to go.
     
  13. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Treasurer Staff Member Moderator

    No it's a ball ache and I'm 68. try doing it with a rollcage and side bars!
     
  14. Turn & Burn

    Turn & Burn
    Z Club Member

    Power windows, aircon and cruise control !
     
  15. Turn & Burn

    Turn & Burn
    Z Club Member

    It takes about 5mins to drop the clock right out, usually only a couple of screws, one in the bezel and another on the underside of the dash
     
  16. Bazzateer

    Bazzateer
    Z Club Member

    I'm 6'2" and weigh about 16 stone so I feel your pain! I found it easier removing the driver's seat, just four bolts - very quick and easy. I ended up popping the Speedo out of the dash, again quicker and easier.
     
  17. uk66fastback

    uk66fastback
    Z Club Member

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    Removed all the stuff laying on the roof, then put the new cover on ... all ready now to put the stuff back on the roof!

    A productive week.

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  18. peter_s

    peter_s
    Z Club Member

    Beatiful! That sounds incredible
     
  19. Sam_C

    Sam_C
    Z Club Member

    Mmmm..now I’m confused (easily done, admittedly) but my speedo has two wing nuts on the back, one low down next to the brake warning light and one tucked right up at the top to the left of the main beam warning light. (As seen from the rear) Are you talking 260Z with the screws, or...??
     
  20. Sam_C

    Sam_C
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    Yeah, I think I removed the seat last time I did this many years ago. I think it was relatively comfy laying on the floor with my feet up in the luggage area - then again I’m only 5’ 7” and 11 stone
     

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