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    Default My best 260Z yet!

    Picked up the redhead today. Cant have more than 50K miles on it with the PO saying its been garaged for 15+ years! Pretty much rust free body which is why I bought it almost on the spot. Red paint is a cheap spray over the original sky blue. Not a true barn find, but as close as I have come. The floors are great, tank, batt tray, etc, no major dents or bodo, doors close great, interior is all there, except.... it got chevy fever ):
    I'll be undoing the damage tomorrow and pull the motor/trans combo. I have am L29 with a cam that I have been saving a case such as this.

    And yes if I went to more meetings I wouldnt have this problem!
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    Clean find! Get it close enough to the fence there?

    Any idea on what suspension's on the car? Looks like its go either cut springs or coilovers to be that low into the fender wells.

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    Grats, another good find. Luck is on your side finding these things
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    Original colour: 305 Light Blue. The PO changed it to Red

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    I like the blacked out chrome, that car looks good!
    1972 240Z #918 New Sight Orange
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    Thanks,
    Not sure on suspension set up, will have to take a look today. For the most part it all looked stock.

    Theres another shot of her. Dash is almost uncracked too.
    The work starts today in the rain!
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    Pulled!
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    Havent done any work lately but here's the motor I am planning on using. (:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zr-AxIiJNkg

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    All four tires went flat, so put on my beloved Westerns!
    Had to use the old socket bash in to remove the old lock nuts that the PO had installed on the six spokes. Not sure if they were a hot commodity back in the day but anyway, shes now a roller again.
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    First time I see it's not L motor -> V8 but V8 -> L motor

    Nice find !
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    On its way to the shop to be put back together. The trans tunnel 'ears' were cut by the PO, I assume to fit that massive V8 trans. So theres also some welding to be done. Additionally the holes from trans mount in the floorboards on each side are also being patched up. How many times do you see more drilled holes, than rust holes in s30 floorboards? I have all the parts, including motor, Z31 tranny, r200, radiator, exhaust, roundtop SU's, brake and clutch MC's, bushing kit, etc.

    Need to buy a bunch of little things including new motor mounts, gasket kit, etc.
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