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  • #16
    Check this out.


    Casey



    I copied and pasted this link but it doesn't seem to load?
    Last edited by Casey_z; 01-29-2012, 08:24 PM.

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    • #17
      Thanks Casey. Is this the one? I will give it a read.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by colinc View Post
        Thanks Casey. Is this the one? I will give it a read.

        http://www.classiczcars.com/forums/s...t=fuel%20guage
        Thats one of them. I should of let one of my grand kids post the link

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        • #19
          Update

          At our Port Hope run a fellow club member noticed my back wheel had a slight wobble.Turned out to be a bent stub axle.
          I bought two axles out of the the Classic Z Car classified section. One of them ended up in Brantford with Canadian Z racer and the other is now firmly attached to my car
          I say firmly because the old one was also firmly attached to my car. The best Snap On air chisel my brother had would not drive the axle out.Fortunately one of the mechanics at work lent me his slide hammer. That did the job! Bought new bearings a seal and a nut from Black Dragon and put it together. The wheel turns true and a noise that had me baffled should be gone. The old outer bearing has a stiff spot in it.
          This summer I bought 2 urethane strut tops from Nigel and I have also installed those.
          Put the wheels on and put it on the ground to check the stance and it sits exactly where I like it.
          Come on spring
          Blackberry Misc 2012 037.jpgBlackberry Misc 2012 039.jpgAxle 2012 007.JPGAxle 2012 008.JPGAxle 2012 009.JPGAxle 2012 014.JPG

          Casey

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          • #20
            How do you manage to bend a stub axle? As for the noise, my wheel bearings drove me crazy. New ones fixed it, but the old ones rolled smoothly, just a bit dry.
            Eric Zondervan
            72 240Z
            54 Chevy 3100 pickup
            91 Nissan Figaro
            11 Sierra 4X4
            17 Nissan Juke Nismo
            18 Audi SQ5
            18 Polaris Switchback XCR 800
            17 Yamaha FZ-10
            65 Honda Moped

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            • #21
              Eric I think it has been like that since I bought it.I know i didn't whack a curb or anything else.When we did the body last winter the quarter on that side had been hit and my brother Pete replaced it. I think it was bent when it was hit in that corner. I always thought I had a noise back there but the bearings were tight and it seemed to handle well. My exhaust is pretty loud
              Pete did put it up on the frame rack and measured everything and the car was straight.
              I am curious to drive it now and see how much difference this makes.

              Casey
              Last edited by Casey_z; 02-27-2012, 09:07 AM.

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              • #22
                I got hit really hard on the right rear wheel when the car was only a year old, and I must confess, I have smacked the odd curb, but never bent an axle. Yours must have been whacked real good.
                Eric Zondervan
                72 240Z
                54 Chevy 3100 pickup
                91 Nissan Figaro
                11 Sierra 4X4
                17 Nissan Juke Nismo
                18 Audi SQ5
                18 Polaris Switchback XCR 800
                17 Yamaha FZ-10
                65 Honda Moped

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                • #23
                  Eric

                  I had a good look at the old stub axle.

                  I think some must of slid into a curb or something.

                  The guy I bought the car off in Kingston on the test drive pulled a 180 degree spin on a wet road the first turn he made.

                  I took over the drive at that point. Even though I don't scare easy that guy scared me.

                  Shaft on the axle is not bent but the plate with the wheel studs is bent in on one side.

                  I am just happy a sharp eyed club member helped me get this fixed.

                  Casey

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                  • #24
                    Just hauling the Angry Hornet onto the flatbed towtruck for a trip to the garage, hoping to get it back running perfectly. Want the car ready when the roads clear up. We got hit with about 5cm of snow , then freezing rain this morning in Port Perry.

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                    • #25
                      been working on the z for a while now, just trying to do maintenance and pretty it up a bit!

                      Pulled the plenum, ground off the casting marks, sanded it and powder coated it, same with the balance tube

                      cleaned out my throttle bodies

                      powder coated my hard pipe kit

                      deleted EGR AIV and PRVR solenoids, installed new PCV valves and silicone hoses, new Idle Air silicone hoses

                      did a tb bypass, that was awesome how much stuff you delete

                      got some rad air guides, powder coated those

                      got a new shaved fan shroud cover, painting that

                      sanded down my throttle cable cover, painting that

                      changed the spark plugs while everything was open (decided to try a different type, iridium 7s)

                      bought a alarm system for the car (installing that in a few weeks)

                      pulling the rad this weekend to clean it out, flushing all the coolant also

                      also rolled my fenders finally!

                      alot of "while im here" syndrome lol

                      not done yet either!!

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                      • #26
                        Changed the oil and greased the frontend.

                        Gave it a bath and took off

                        Ran like a champ.

                        Need my sunglasses for the back bumper.

                        Got to love global warming a little bit

                        Casey
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                        • #27
                          Thought I would tack this on to an old thread. Still a winter project.
                          My battery was pooched so I replaced it with one that was the proper size and look.
                          Re jigged the battery tie down system to fit it properly.
                          The old battery was not as tall.
                          The before picture was when I got the car 7 years ago.

                          IMG_7673.jpg IMG_0446 [482975].JPG

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                          • #28
                            This thread has given me some inspiration, thanks. My 71 silver beauty needs some tlc, and these posts have made me jealous again.

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                            • #29
                              That was cool to reread my old post

                              Still got it and loving it240.jpg

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