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    Default My 71 240Z.....

    Introduced myself in the other introductions forum, but just a quick recap.. I picked up this 71 240 from a friend about 4 weeks ago who bought it two years ago. The previous owner to that had the car fully restored and it really is in amazing shape inside and out.
    So far, I've done a few little things mechanically (brake booster/tie rod ends/oil change/plugs). I've also done a few cosmetic things....15" Rota RKR's with 205 55 15 Dunlop Direzza's, lowered the suspension and headlight covers.

    The car is an automatic, so I picked up a 5 speed wide ratio for it and have gotten all of the other parts already here or on order, so that will be my next big project with it in the next few weeks when I have time. Anyways, a few photos from when I bought it a few weeks ago and from last night....


    IMG_0050[1] by blodi, on Flickr


    Now....

    IMG_0241 by blodi, on Flickr
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    IMG_0237 by blodi, on Flickr

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    Looks good! Do all the classic tags have the car's year up top in Michigan? I never seen that.
    1972 240Z #918 New Sight Orange
    1977 280Z #305 Light Blue Metallic
    1972 240Z #110 Persimmons Red

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    You can use the actual "year of" plates here on any car 26 years or older. The normal 71 plates were burgundy which I didn't think would look good on an orange car. The half year plates are what I found and used. I actually got them on ebay and they had never been used! They came in their original packaging from the Secretary of State!

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    Howd you go fitting the 15x8 after the car was lowered? Was there any issues with clearance or did you have to roll the fender lips?

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    Like the pumpkin colors! Looks good.
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    71 240z,bw-5sp 2.4-40 over,balanced,e-88,big valves,ported&polished, stage2,header, triple Mikuni's 40's
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    Quote Originally Posted by 74zzz View Post
    Howd you go fitting the 15x8 after the car was lowered? Was there any issues with clearance or did you have to roll the fender lips?
    They bolted right on and I've had zero issues with any sort of rubbing. Fenders haven't been touched.

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    Looks amazing! Wheel/tire combo is spot on!

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    It looks great! The color, wheels, and stance are all spot on just as Hazmatt said. One question, what did you do to lower it? I saw your original introduction and you mentioned doing coil overs. Is that what is on it or did you just put on some lowering springs? I hadn't given much thoughts about lowering my '71 but after seeing your pictures it definitely has me thinking about it.
    08/1970 240z Series-1 #8011 - Silver, black int., 2.4L I-6, 5spd, 90% restored.
    06/1973 VW Karmann Ghia - Black convertible, 4spd, 1600cc air-cooled engine.
    11/2013 Scion FR-S - Silver, 6spd, a car with the soul of a Z for the modern times.
    Restoration thread of my old '72 240z -> http://www.classiczcars.com/forums/o...1972-240z.html

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    Did you use coilovers to lower it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardway View Post
    It looks great! The color, wheels, and stance are all spot on just as Hazmatt said. One question, what did you do to lower it? I saw your original introduction and you mentioned doing coil overs. Is that what is on it or did you just put on some lowering springs? I hadn't given much thoughts about lowering my '71 but after seeing your pictures it definitely has me thinking about it.
    Quote Originally Posted by rcb280z View Post
    Did you use coilovers to lower it?
    I actually got the cutter out and chopped the springs for a temporary solution after reading about several others who have done it. . It actually rides/handles pretty good! Certainly not the proper way of doing it. I am planning on coilovers still in the future.

    Started on the trans swap by putting in the pedals and master cylinder. Hopefully going to do the rest of the swap this weekend! Can't wait!

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