What did you do to your Z this week?

Kieronpollock

Club Member
Good news - Got new roof and A pillar trim on
Bad news - installed heater and tested under pressure ….. bloody heater valve leaking 😫😫 will be over a week for new part from Zcardepot to get to Andy my restorer so JDM Castle Combe under threat after last few weeks of working through the list …. Upside my heater system will have had a full refurb!
 

Rob Gaskin

Treasurer
Staff member
Site Administrator
Good news - Got new roof and A pillar trim on
Bad news - installed heater and tested under pressure ….. bloody heater valve leaking 😫😫 will be over a week for new part from Zcardepot to get to Andy my restorer so JDM Castle Combe under threat after last few weeks of working through the list …. Upside my heater system will have had a full refurb!
Bypass the heater
 

Kieronpollock

Club Member
Defo a quick solution but I’m trying to keep it internally as original looking/functional as pos and think leaving it with no heating is a step too far
 

Rushingphil

Club Member
Good news - Got new roof and A pillar trim on
Bad news - installed heater and tested under pressure ….. bloody heater valve leaking 😫😫 will be over a week for new part from Zcardepot to get to Andy my restorer so JDM Castle Combe under threat after last few weeks of working through the list …. Upside my heater system will have had a full refurb!
I would offer to lend you mine, but I suspect mine is leaking too as the heater was bypassed . Can they not be overhauled?
 

Mr Ex Jnr

Club Member
I had a mk2 golf that had heater matrix blow up on me whole driving for the next 6months I by passed it and worked sweat :) just no heat coming in

Which in a Z isn't a bad thing as they do get warm quite quick

Just by pass it to get you to the show be worth it don't have tell folk :)
 

jonbills

Membership Secretary
Staff member
Site Administrator
I've been poking around my 240z.
Although it now fires up easy, It can't run for long because the coolant inlet fitting is corroded, and the bolt snapped in the timing cover when I went to remove it.
Also, I can't get it in gear - the clutch MC rod has parted company with the plunger thingy.
Next weekend when the order arrives from rockauto it'll be new clutch cylinders and swap timing covers and maybe I'll be able to do drive it in and out of the garage.
Oh and its now got four matching wheels with tyres that hold air (thanks @SamH99) so it rolls nicely now.
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Robotsan

Club Member
My car went for a day out without me. Eldest took it out for a cruise to a well known local venue for coffee. And it made it there and back without issue 😮‍💨

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Looking good! I've only just noticed the rear lights are the same as a 260/280. Excuse my ignorance, but I'm guessing they must have changed them on the JDM market cars around the same time too, but just kept the name as the Fairlady Z all through production?

And did the engine stay as a 2.0l the whole time in Japan?
 
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