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#1 ByStickel

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 07:19 AM

Hey everybody. I really appreciate all the knowledge shared and help offered here on the site.

 

My first car was an early 260, back around 1988. It had a lot of small issues, ones that I wasn't skilled enough to fix, and my folks weren't patient enough to deal with. They took it away from me. Here it is with racing livery in dried wax. Yeah, I did weird stuff:

 

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About a year later, I lucked into a street-prepped '72 510. I've had 510s since then, with one of them an incomplete project with a built aluminum Buick 215 (266, now) swap. 

 

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I always thought this would be a nice engine for a Z. It's light, small, and can be had obtained from newer Rovers, complete with modern updates and increased displacement.

 

Two weeks ago, I spotted a '71 240 at a repair shop and ended up buying it, along with a parts car. It's all stock, low miles, and pretty solid for a northeast car, though it does have spots in the floor that need attention, dogleg issues, and a gaping hole beneath the battery tray. It was affordable, and I'm happy. I'm prioritizing repairs and am going to get it roadworthy first. No plans for a swap, just yet. I'm looking through threads, absorbing knowledge, and getting ideas.

 

If there are other Z owners/hoarders in the area, please let me know.  And the car:

 

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Edited by ByStickel, 10 April 2017 - 11:50 AM.

A Don Juanabe on Watanabes.


#2 rturbo 930

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 09:06 AM

Welcome! Looks like a nice car from the thumbnail, but all your photos are private.


Owen | 1976 280Z | 1986 Jetta | 1953 CJ3B

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#3 seattlejester

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 09:40 AM

^Seconded.

 

Glad you got back into a Z, but your photos which look like they are stored on flickr are throwing people to yahoo.



#4 83maxattack

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 08:18 AM

Liking that green!

#5 ByStickel

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Posted 10 April 2017 - 11:51 AM

Can you enlarge the pics, now?


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#6 rturbo 930

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Posted 10 April 2017 - 01:06 PM

All but the first one are working now. Looks pretty solid.


Owen | 1976 280Z | 1986 Jetta | 1953 CJ3B

A car is a hole in the air, suspended there by four rubber doughnuts which you can not eat.
Into this hole, you throw money, which you will never see again.

Buy my stuff: CLICK HERE





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