--- My Blue 240z ---

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Re: --- My Blue 240z ---

Postby BLUE » Sun Jul 14, 2013 7:59 am

Taken this morning ( I REALLY need to wash the car ... d'oh !)

Put the snow-flakes on her for now... they're a bit wider than what was on there (195/75/14's on the slotted mag's)
205/60/15's ? I believe on the snowy's.
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DRIVEN » Sat Oct 11, 2014 10:24 am wrote:
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Re: --- My Blue 240z ---

Postby ArchetypeDatsun » Sun Jul 14, 2013 1:39 pm

They look great :thumbs:
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Re: --- My Blue 240z ---

Postby dislexicdime » Sun Jul 14, 2013 2:18 pm

those side walls are way to big you need low pro's
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Re: --- My Blue 240z ---

Postby BLUE » Sun Jul 14, 2013 3:49 pm

ArchetypeDatsun wrote:They look great :thumbs:


Thanks man ! :thumbs: . I'm happy with em for the moment ya know :)

dislexicdime wrote:those side walls are way to big you need low pro's


:lol: :D could def be sharper looking for sure !

(I was chuckling thinking a bit about that this morning)
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Postby izzo » Sun Jul 14, 2013 6:45 pm

haha. Wheels look good. Tires do need moar smaller. But really its a typical looking tire on a Z right meow. Dump it on its ass and run some honda accord wheels man trolol :troll:
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Re: --- My Blue 240z ---

Postby BLUE » Wed Jul 17, 2013 4:58 am

izzo wrote:haha. Wheels look good. Tires do need moar smaller. But really its a typical looking tire on a Z right meow. Dump it on its ass and run some honda accord wheels man trolol :troll:


Thanks Tim and does too need moar low.

hahaha :lol: ...
:troll:

took me a few days to see they might be a bit big .. :lol: ... probably because the ones that came off there were at least 1-inch taller :o :lol:
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Postby RedBanner » Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:07 pm

Baby steps lololol
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Re: --- My Blue 240z ---

Postby BLUE » Tue Jul 23, 2013 3:21 pm

RedBanner wrote:Baby steps lololol


hahaha :lol:
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Re: --- My Blue 240z ---

Postby BLUE » Tue Jul 23, 2013 3:41 pm

Well... at this point ... it's a waiting game on getting the front trans casing back from the machine shop.
oh yeah... Installed a magical Carter electric fuel pump.

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Re: --- My Blue 240z ---

Postby BLUE » Tue Jul 23, 2013 4:01 pm

Pulled out the 3.36 R-180 to swap for a 4.11 R-180.
( I just about put the 4.375 then decided against it for the moment.. )

Popped off half-shaft nuts and layed the half-shafts aside on the lower suspension a-arms.
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Broke the mustache bar nuts loose first , so I don't ruin my ratchet's teeth...
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3.36 R180 is out and on the jack
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4.11 R180 installed.
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Re: --- My Blue 240z ---

Postby BLUE » Tue Jul 23, 2013 4:14 pm

Tachometer --- Well the sucker is toast ... and I'm sad to see it go since the datsun 240z-280z tach is one my favorite ones of all time ... all time !!!

I've tried to heal it's wounds along the way (mostly staring at it and cursing really..) , but I'll set her aside and see if someone can breath new life into her some-day [:cool:] .

I got it working for a bit.. this is with the engine off .. [:rolleyes:]

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dash and tach 002 by 71240z, on Flickr

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Shes coming out...

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The right and left turn signal indicator bulbs will have to be re-located if I wish to use them ... I'm thinking LED bulbs or something to that effect BUT not obnoxious.

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Not overly concerned with tach lighting bulbs ... but I shall preserve them or at least the connections.

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Just feels so wrong gutting her like this ... it's like pulling an eye out.. doh !!!

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I have a replacement lined up and more on that later when it comes in the mail [:sneaky:]
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Re: --- My Blue 240z ---

Postby BLUE » Tue Jul 23, 2013 4:21 pm

I had forgotten I bought an s30 dash half-cap years ago , and stored it on the upped closet shelf .. derP !!! [:lol:]

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dash and tach 013 by 71240z, on Flickr

Does just laying it on the dash.. count as an install ?... [:lol:]

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As thin as this is ... I won't be suprised if it warps and/or cracks like the original.

Honestly... years ago I didn't like half-caps AT ALL ...

Now... I'm happy not to just look at mini-grand canyons forming ... ;)

Thanks for reading

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Postby izzo » Tue Jul 23, 2013 4:36 pm

haha. I know what you mean. I no rikey the huge ass canyons either... :( busted out speaker holes look amazing, too.
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Re: --- My Blue 240z ---

Postby BLUE » Tue Jul 23, 2013 4:42 pm

izzo wrote:haha. I know what you mean. I no rikey the huge ass canyons either... :( busted out speaker holes look amazing, too.


right ! oh yeah the speaker hole ones are just f-fff--ffffffaptastic . :shock:
it's kinda like "I think I see another one bustin out"
:fry: (<--- I'm sure ebery datsun owner is doing that every day to their dash while rolling.. lol)
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Postby izzo » Tue Jul 23, 2013 4:44 pm

hahahah yes. I look at mine every time i get in the car to see if its getting worse... all squinty eyed... Good luck finding a crack free b210 dash....
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Postby BLUE » Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:58 pm

izzo wrote:hahahah yes. I look at mine every time i get in the car to see if its getting worse... all squinty eyed... Good luck finding a crack free b210 dash....


:lol: :lol: yup yup.. I try not to troll mine as much now :lol: (try..)
dash's are just so... bitter/sweet ...
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Postby BLUE » Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:10 pm

Got a 5" Auto-Meter Sport Competition silver tachometer from a friend. Thanks again [:thumbup:]

This thing is so COOL !!! it looks tons better in person then in picture I assure you...

Pulled it tach out of the box. Look at that shift-light.. mmmmmm... [:D] (not for everyone I understand [;)] )

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slightly different look...in different light [:cool:]
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This is the shade you see when looking at it in full light (daytime/afternoon).
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not too deep on the depth.
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Had to pull the mounting ring and shift-light off.. (to the side) so it will fit in the dash tach pod.
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Stuffed her in the hole .. perfect fit.
wire it up and ready to go.
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Original s30 speedometers and tachometers are set much deeper into the dash ... via their housings ... can't quite get mine back far enough to make it match without some definite custimization. The other option is to use a different tachometer (around a 3.75-4.5" one) and gut it or use the original s30 tach housing to secure it as well as stuff it farther back. I like having the tachometer closer to be honest at the moment. Don't be fooled though... I love the original s30 tachometers to death.
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That's it for now.

Thanks for reading.

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Postby izzo » Wed Jul 24, 2013 4:01 pm

mmm!!! I love me some autometer gauges. I had one in my orange five ten. I pulled the driver side vent out and stuffed it in there. was a perfect snug fit... Wired it so the light came on with the key as well so it was just always on...

I have another one I need to install in the B sometime. Tho this one is to big to fit in the dash anywhere I will have to use the mounting thing it came with. Dunno why I haven't installed it yet other than laziness.
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Postby BLUE » Wed Jul 24, 2013 4:15 pm

haha thanks Tim ! oh yeah same here :)

I would have done the same with mounting that sucker in the vent hole since it was a snug fit like you said !

Do eeeetttt you loaves the taco-meter !!!
How big is it ?
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Postby izzo » Wed Jul 24, 2013 4:18 pm

Wouldn't you like to know :lol:

I think the same size, maybe even smaller than yours. The one I have now is autogage, autometers lower end line. still a good tach. Ill try and throw up a pic tonight.
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