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    Post want 240 but dont know where to start

    i am in school and i want to learn how to work on cars and the 240z is what i have my eye on i have a good amount of freinds that are mechanics and they are giving me too much info

    i want someone to tell me how to start looking for the car and what to look for in that car
    from what i gather i want a car with as little rust as possible and as close to running as i can get

    if you could help me i would really appreciate it

    thanks
    wow!

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    well, this is a good place to start!

    Try searching the forums first- all your questions have already been answered there, you just need to find the right threads.

    Where are you, and what is your budget? Time schedule? Are you willing to travel?

    We need alot more details from you to be much help
    Jeremiah Axtell, R.Ph
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    i have been looking at the forums for 2 days now and i have got alot more info

    i am in GA and i got all the time in the world

    my buget is what i need to figure what i need before i start spending what i have to have to get what i want

    i have been looking for prices and locations on the web to buy parts and i also need to know what parts i need for the basic swap and the basic 240z

    i was looking around and the 350 v8 swap is what i found most appealing
    wow!

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    www.hybridz.org if you haven't been there yet. The Mecca of V8 Zcars
    Jeremiah Axtell, R.Ph
    Nunda, NY 73- 240Z, 74 -260Z

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    i have been there many times and it wont let me register and

    i just need a list of parts and what they are going to cost me

    what i have found that i like:
    www.chevy-350-engines.com
    (the 350 corvette engine, but what year do i need?)

    Trany

    www.fearthemonster.com
    (the turbo 350 performance looks good, and i hear it doesn't break)

    susspension

    (have no clue)

    anything else can you fill me in on
    (witch i know that i ll have to have)
    wow!

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    first of all where is , A PLACE ? Can you afford $600 to $1000 to have a car shipped to you ? Some advise on rebuilding a Z. If you need to ask as to what the cost of parts is going to be . You will be better off finding a clean Mustang . The days of doing one of these cars on the cheep is past. Sorry your about 3 or 4 yrs late. Unless you are a acomplished welder and or vary mechanical with deep pockets and you still want a Z . Spend $5 or $6k and find a Z that is in good shape and go from there. There are some out there still. Now I am referring to the classic Zs. I hope I have saved you some dissapointment and cash. I am sorry if I come off blunt but these are the facts , the days of the $500. driver are gone. Unless you want to dump a ton of money into one.

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    Geez, a 350 chev is gonna cost u an arm and a leg if ur still in school isn't it? Then youve gotta find a 240Z. And youve gotta upgrade your tranny, driveshaft, diff, engine mounts etc. And then if your going that far you'll wanna go further... big $$$

    Or for probly the same price you could do the same with a RB26DET/DETT if you wanted to stick with nissan. I recon you'lld get the same performance output!

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