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    You'll need to tell us how light you want to go....

    You'll need to tell us how light you want to go. Myself I've always wanted to have a stripped Z for the street but loving to drive a Z year round, a heater is a must & the list goes on. I'm torn...
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    Nice score with all the goodies. If this Z is as...

    Nice score with all the goodies. If this Z is as "rust free" as it looks from the pics, it has spent it's life in a well protected home & you've found a rare one. Everything you've heard about the...
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    I'd go with an L24. Bolt it up & drive it. No...

    I'd go with an L24. Bolt it up & drive it. No screwing around modifying this & that to get it to run. Being in college, you'll need a reliable car that won't take up your time & money. Mark
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    I agree, a good used engine is not that hard to...

    I agree, a good used engine is not that hard to find, Pull the valve cover, spark plugs and give it a compression test. You might even find a club member that has a spare. Mark
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    I've used water activated fiberglass mat, avail....

    I've used water activated fiberglass mat, avail. in the plumbing section of Home Depot, to temporarily repair an old leaking hot water pipe in my house. It is made for leaking pipes & marine...
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    Mine was a project with "a little" rust. Now I...

    Mine was a project with "a little" rust. Now I understand that the PO meant the HOLES in the floorboards, fender well & hatch sill-plate had "little" rust. Welcome to the club. Most of us have...
  7. What a beautiful Z. So nice to see a Series 1 (or...

    What a beautiful Z. So nice to see a Series 1 (or any Z for that matter) with no rust. Thanks for sharing the pics.
    Mark
  8. (I will never buy a partially restored car...

    (I will never buy a partially restored car again)!

    I feel your pain. My 260 project had 2 previous owners. Neither owner got it on the road, although they did a lot to it, all of the previous...
  9. It's possible there is a short circuit somewhere...

    It's possible there is a short circuit somewhere in the system if it's not reversed polarity during the install. Which wire was glowing & what caught fire. Before hooking up the battery, I would...
  10. Thread: i made it!!

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    Or Boring, Oregon if you're not.

    Or Boring, Oregon if you're not.
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    The bumper will come later, maybe. This is a case...

    The bumper will come later, maybe. This is a case of "as long as i'm in here". Any cracks in the FG or bondo over time? This spot on the body seems like it is one of the few areas that don't have...
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    Rear valance question?

    I'm doing the bodywork on my 260, finally got around to the rear. The lower valance panel has a factory hole on the left side, directly below the reverse light, app. 5" x 1 1/2" I'm curious what is...
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    IMO the answer is lighter wt. oil, The clutch...

    IMO the answer is lighter wt. oil, The clutch adjustment should be checked, but I doubt that is the problem because the problem goes away when the oil heats up & thins out. I'm not knowledgable about...
  14. The rear end in my71 that, I drove quite...

    The rear end in my71 that, I drove quite spiritedly for over 20 years, didn't howl or clunk. All the clunks and vibrations were eliminated with u-joints, drive line & half-shafts, many times. Maybe I...
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    Thanks, I was trying to come up with an easy...

    Thanks, I was trying to come up with an easy explanation. Nice to know about the Q-windows, Mine are about to come out.
    Mark
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    Beautiful car. I don't recall any orange ones...

    Beautiful car. I don't recall any orange ones coming into Portland back then. Totally off the subject & coming from one who is thumping, priming & sanding Z sheet metal at this time, What in the...
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    My early 71Z & early 74Z are both the same....

    My early 71Z & early 74Z are both the same. Reversed on the right. If the windows are interchangable, as in one part #, they are etched on the same side, If I were to swap the left & right windows,...
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    Interesting, I stopped by O'reilly's & looked at...

    Interesting, I stopped by O'reilly's & looked at their weatherstrip this weekend. Most of it was open cell but there was a pack of closed cell adhesive backed on the shelf nearby. It was on the same...
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    Love it, I like the styling more than the 2+2

    Love it, I like the styling more than the 2+2
  20. Perhaps joining a club first would help you find...

    Perhaps joining a club first would help you find the "right" Z. At the least you'll meet a great bunch of people who all have "The DiZease". Best of luck on your search.
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    I looked at my early 260.(The fenders are off...

    I looked at my early 260.(The fenders are off during body work & paint.) It has 4 supports on top. The first is forward of the battery inboard of the rubber seal, other three are out board of the...
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    I also use Sta-Bil. Never had a problem with it....

    I also use Sta-Bil. Never had a problem with it. Wish I could give an opinion on 360 product but I've never needed anything but plain old Sta-Bil.
    I think the PRO 15 you mentioned is POR 15. This...
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    I too need the rubber under the fenders. My guess...

    I too need the rubber under the fenders. My guess was about a 1/2" thick. I have looked at dbl. sticky weather strip a O'reillys that is about a 1/2" thick but my first thought was neoprene from a...
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    i would remove it but if keeping the tar mat is a...

    i would remove it but if keeping the tar mat is a goal, I'd go at the otherside with an ice pick & don't be gentle. They are a great tool for finding soft spots. If you don't remove the tar, you'll...
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    Early 71. Mine has carpet with a rubber heel pad.

    Early 71. Mine has carpet with a rubber heel pad.
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