I'm seriously thinking of flying up to purchase this Z-
According to the seller, it has a seized rear brake cylinder which he plans to fix in the next couple days when the part arrives. Catch is, it has to survive a 370 mile drive back home for me.
Pros: Body looks decent, not much rust. Engine build looks nice in the pics.
Speedo/Tach not working. Probably needs the JCI conversion for tach, and maybe speedo cable adapter? He swapped the T5 in and didn't mess with the speedometer.
Reverse lights don't work- just need to be fished out and wired up.
Front and rear window gaskets leak. I assume this is a problem for a pro- I'd buy the gaskets and get a glas splace to do it.
Slight leak in the trans at the output shaft I believe. Had a TKO trans which did the same- would be an easy fix if access was easy. He said it's a super slow drip, probably easier to let it go.
Heater core disconnected for hose leak (bypassed- fan but no heat- not a huge deal in CA).
What do you guys think?
I'm looking for an experienced opinion. I had a Cobra kit car before, so this won't be too strange powertrain-wise, but I have zero Z experience.
He said the longest trip it's been on was 100 miles round trip, and he did use it as a local daily driver on occasion, so 370mi *in theory* should be fine. Just have to watch my speed! (He said it runs 1800-2000 rpms @ 70mph).
I'm kind of OCD when it comes to stuff working, so even though it has a functiona aftermarket tach, it'll probably bug me til I get the stock one (And speedo) running. And knowing me, I'll probably have to fix that leak.
Thanks in advance!