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post #1 of 14 Old 01-30-2012, 09:58 AM Thread Starter
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1975 el tigre 440 z

My dad gave this sled to me and im in the process of restoring it, i am now the third owner of it and it has an original 463 miles on it.
i would love to hear any info or anything about these sleds.
and if anyone has any parts at all for one please let me know, exspecially an airbox or a grill insert.
please help me out with any of this
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Nice Z, you have your work cut out for you. I have had luck finding parts by placing an on vintage sleds .com classifieds.

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Nice. Im looking for a ski or 2 for mine. Good luck and get it running nice first then focus on looks.


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yeah i have the seat off being redone right now, and it has good spark it just scored a cylinder and has a crank bearing out. i have the cylinders being resleeved right now, the pistons and gaskets are on their way but i just need to find crank bearings because i want to go through the whole bottom end too that way its done right.
and i found original new in box tach and studs for it too so those are coming
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and i need pretty much the whole primary clutch too because years ago most of it got put on the pantera 5000 that later got sold
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yeah i have the seat off being redone right now, and it has good spark it just scored a cylinder and has a crank bearing out. i have the cylinders being resleeved right now, the pistons and gaskets are on their way but i just need to find crank bearings because i want to go through the whole bottom end too that way its done right.
and i found original new in box tach and studs for it too so those are coming
If you are planning on actually running this sled, re-think the cylinder sleeving, and have them re-chromed or find different cylinders.

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why do you say that? once the steel sleeves get broke in and get glazed i figured it would work pretty decent
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i just never saw the extreme advantage of nikasil for what it cost, please shoot opinions though id like to hear them
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There are several advantages of chrome or nikasil replating as opposed to sleeving, especially on a higher performance engine - considerably better heat transfer, the ability to run tighter ring end gap clearances (which the stock Kawi pistons had), no issues with port match-up, longevity, etc - once the jugs are bored and sleeved, there's no going back - with the rarity of 440 Z cylinders, there's another set "lost".
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