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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. Mr.G

    Mr.G
    Z Club Member

    Well done and double points for crawling around on the garage floor in this weather!!
     
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  2. MCBladeRun

    MCBladeRun
    Z Club Member

    I haven't seen my car since October. Both me and my sister whom I live with, got covid on 2 separate occasions, so had to isolate for a total of 4 weeks.

    As I might of been selling the house I put everything on hold and just tried to concentrate on my work. Now it turns out I'm keeping my house, I'm doing my extension and eventually a wrap-around in the future. I'm going to incorporate a garage into the wrap around with a utility room to house and service the Datsun.

    Also been talking to a customer with a TVR, who goes to lots of Bristol events, such as the queen Square get together. So, I plan to go out more in the car if all goes according to plan with covid.

    Hopefully the dream will become a reality one day.
     
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  3. Bazzateer

    Bazzateer
    Z Club Member

    Gave it the weekly start up and run up to temp. No issues. Did the same with the Chamois which is being a pain to start these days, bloody Stromberg!
     
  4. Ped

    Ped
    Z Club Member

    Went out to run the car up and found the battery has had it. I did have it on a battery maintainer, but the drop in temperature and lack of use has done for it. EXTRA:(

    No point in ordering another one just yet as the evil gritters have been doing their worst. :EXTRAeek: Roll on spring....
     
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  5. arcdef

    arcdef
    Z Club Member

    Got the front bearings replaced today thanks to this cheap kit on Amazon! Pretty happy as was first time tackling bearings.

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  6. uk66fastback

    uk66fastback
    Z Club Member

    Those bearing drifts are a boon aren't they? I bought a set to do my 944 ones.
     
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  7. Mr.G

    Mr.G
    Z Club Member

    They look good. I need to do mine, will be looking for them on Amazon.
     
  8. arcdef

    arcdef
    Z Club Member

    Yeah they done the job perfectly, took me 10 mins to press them back in
     
  9. toopy

    toopy
    Z Club Member

    I've always shy'd away from doing bearings, because of the drifting in 'perfectly square' aspect of the job, but that kit looks really useful.
     
  10. Mr.G

    Mr.G
    Z Club Member

    I just removed mine...i used a steel drift punch to remove it. Only very slightly nicked one side of the bore...just learnt that this is the reason you use a brass drift not a steel one...smoothed it down with emery paper now .. live and learn.
     
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  11. atomman

    atomman
    Z Club Member

    Z is all back together now and just been for a quick spin to check everything out, seems a bit quicker now and less droney noises , thanks to the new wheel bearings ! also now hooks up much better to , no video proof though sorry ..yet :)

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  12. toopy

    toopy
    Z Club Member

    Nice to see the obligatory garage/man cave tray of odds and sods on display..... out and proud! :D;)

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  13. jonbills

    jonbills
    ZClub Administrator
    Staff Member Moderator

    There appears to be a sex toy on display too :EXTRAeek:
     
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  14. tyroguru

    tyroguru
    Z Club Member

    Well, you know how those Welsh carry on! I've seen Gavin and Stacey :EXTRAlol: .
     
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  15. atomman

    atomman
    Z Club Member

    its a bearing drift..... honestly
     
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  16. MaximG

    MaximG
    Z Club Member

    Finally started work putting the car back together, so essentially the new springs on the rear struts. E99EFA57-66ED-4514-B720-3BE118C9212E.jpeg

    Also came across a bit of a quandary.

    I seem to have acquired different spring top hats, probably from the second set of suspension I have. The one on the right of the picture I have 4 of and they all came off my car. The one on the left is different from a later car perhaps?


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    Any suggestions as to what car and they are fronts or rears?
     
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  17. arcdef

    arcdef
    Z Club Member

    I think the ones to the right are from an earlier car. I have a 76 280z and it has the style on the left which allows the boots to 'fit' on.
     
  18. arcdef

    arcdef
    Z Club Member

    Just seen your strut doesn't have the rubber boot fitted, may be that they are from US spec cars then!
     
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2021
  19. MaximG

    MaximG
    Z Club Member

    Right yes that makes a lot of sense thanks for that.
     
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  20. Ped

    Ped
    Z Club Member

    Got the Zed fired up after it had refused last weekend due to weak battery and the cold weather. Left it on the battery maintainer since then, and with the milder weather it started up no bother. Didn't take it anywhere because the gritters have been out again.
     

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