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Blue Z32 overhaul

I mostly just post these to cycle the front page. Getting the blue Z back into shape; drop front crossmember / hoist engine to remove and replace oil pan gaskets and seals, install new engine mounts, other misc seals down there. Replace input shaft bearing in transmission, clutch parts, rear main seal. Replace battery, tire, install intake system from gold Z. 60k maintenance (timing belt, water pump, auto tensioner, cam / crank seals, drive belts) plus PCV valves. Driveshaft center carrier bearing. In between summer class sessions, so this is happening on a compressed timeline.

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Website progress

I spent some time today cleaning up code behind the scenes, converting the old production statistics page to HTML and the new formatting, and converting all my Z31 pages into the new site format, which can be seen on the Projects page. In the process, I came across some ‘classic’ Z31 pictures.

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Sold the gold

Now I can concentrate on fixing up the G-car and the blue Z.

Last picture of the gold Z:

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Z-work, house work, work-work

…has been keeping me busy this summer. Here is a picture of the suspension swap between the two Zs, which is now completed:

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G-car progress

I’ve been doing some work on the G-car in my spare time, although I have to be careful because the only other running (backup) vehicle I have is the Comanche. Recent events include cleaning and rebuilding the hydraulic lifters, installing an oil pressure gauge, and some electrical work, along with tracking down and eliminating rattles.

Here is the Geo in pre-dawn form yesterday, while I was tightening up the shifter and adjusting the exhaust before class:

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