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#1 thumpgun



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Posted 27 November 2016 - 08:23 PM

 Hi, I'm into Datsun's, RX-7's and aircooled VW's. I own a '73 240Z two RX-7's and a Beetle. I love Datsun's in general. Especially 510's and Z's. I'm pretty much obsessed with my Z car and I'm gradually adding to it and getting it closer to how I want it to be. I post pics of all my cars and other stupid stuff on Instagram quite a bit. The main thing is to enjoy the cars as much and as often as possible.



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Posted 28 November 2016 - 09:37 AM

Welcome! Sounds like you'll fit right in here. What all are you doing with your Z? Care to post some more pics?

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Posted 28 November 2016 - 10:37 AM






  • Download a Factory Service Manual (FSM) and buy a Haynes repair manual for your specific car(s).
  • Download electrical schematics for your car.  PDFs are easier to read than those found in books. Some are in color.
  • Buy the book How to Restore Your Datsun Z Car by Wick Humble. It will save you hours of searching for "how to" info.
  • Focus on searching Hybridz as 99% of questions have already been addressed.
  • Start bookmarking Z car parts suppliers - there are many!
  • Remember these are 40 year old cars and will need restoration to be safe and drivable.
  • Join ClassicZCars.com website and search there as well.
  • Become well informed about modifications before asking questions. People will be more inclined to answer informed questions.
  • Search the forums.
  • Read the new member FAQs.


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Posted 28 November 2016 - 06:20 PM

Hi and thanks for the welcome guys! I'm on classicz and a few other forums. I am newer to most but have been on one for several years. I enjoy checking out the posts and seeing others cars and projects.

My Z is gradually going to be exactly what I want. I'm working towards it slowly. It's a 113 Green Metallic car, which it will eventually go back to. It has a few upgrades, nothing major. Original motor, roundtop carbs, Shelby Diamondback wheels.

My plans are new suspension bushings and shocks. Watanabe R type wheels and new tires, stainless exhaust system and lastly the body work and paint. Here's a few more photos. Thanks for writing! I appreciate it.


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Posted 19 December 2016 - 09:01 PM

Hope everyone has a great holiday season and gets some new stuff for their Z's!

I hope to get some more pics posted of some of my newer projects on the car as they develop. And my goal for the New Year is to try and get as much done to my car as I can in 2017.

Time and money is all it takes. Maybe I'll get more of both for my new year resolution!

Happy Holidays!

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