After many years of searching and Fairlady [4 total] deals slipping through my fingers one has finally come into my possession. Ironically it's white, same as my LS1 powered 1973 240z.
Delivered after 3+ months awaiting Washington state DMV to issue the title she arrived via carrier on Sunday morning June 8th, 2014. She's a bit rough and needs much love [after sitting for unknown years outside] but will make a nice daily driver once completed.
Today I connected the new battery, sprayed a bit of ether in the triple carbs and fired her up [last week spent ~30 min freeing the sticking butterflies on the carbs, putting her in gear and rocking to see if the engine was siezed-not!]. Sputtering and choking she finally came to life. Brief backfire then subsequent fire [in all 3 carbs] but was extinguished then started again.
The list of needs [to just safely drive her] is growing. Plan is to get her roadworthy, drive and save $ for the restoration. Not decided on color or any other details at this time, just want to cruise.
Floors are solid [when I had it on the lift] and chassis appears to be pretty solid. somebody jumped on the roof and collapsed it, person i purchased it from popped it up but will either need to be replaced or 'massaged'. Believe it's a Fairlady Z-L model, built late 1971 [likely December] but won't know for sure till i can spy the wire harness tag[s]. From what i gather the Z-L was equipped with; 5 speed, rubber strips on the bumpers, passenger foot rest & rallye clock. This car also has [which initially I thought was for a flashlight] the roadside flare bracket [left kick panel]. Thanks to Tony D for 'enlightening' me, as always!
So far I know it needs [due to rust]: hatch, possibly left door, maybe front fenders, wiper cowl and dog leg panels and perhaps rockers. I have the fenders, dog legs & rockers. Also have a hatch but not as rust free as I'd like. So I'm looking for [rust free]: hatch, left door and JDM wiper cowl...
Edited by 1 tuff z, 18 June 2014 - 09:04 AM.