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    Default New member! 1971 240z l28

    Hey everyone!, I am pleased to say that my brother in law received this car for an unbelievable price of $1,000. The guys needed the money real bad, it looks like its been treated for rust in the past, but there are a few spots acumulating now that need attention. He is gone in alaska for a few months and allowed me to tinker with it for a while. IM CURRENTLY SEARCHING FOR A 240Z myself, 74 and below.

    It's a Nissan 240z swapped out with a rebuilt 2.8L Straight 6 cylinder block with only 2,000 miles on the rebuild. The block came from a 1981 280z, It also has a recently rebuilt 4 speed manual transmission. The car runs beautifully, it handles like it's on rails, it only weighs 2,300lbs and it's pretty fast. It has straight exhaust with a golden turbo muffler(kinda sucks). Since its so old, means no need for smog check or anything like that. It runs slightly slightly rich but idles and starts/turns off perfect.

    Future mods include, Hids, new staggered 17inch wheels. Probably Black. Some interior work and probably some new side skirts. Rust is minimal, with a few minor spots that need attention. It was treated in the past for rust, but it was a long time ago. Anyway here are some pixs and video.


    ***If anyone can help me out, my drivers side light is dim and I cant seem to figure out what it is, i have taken the light out and replaced it with a new one, but its still not working right. I checked all the connections and cleaned them but its still very dimm***

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    Welcome to the forums!

    Now I do my Moderator thing - I deleted all the photos you hotlinked. Please don't hotlink to full size photos like that, it makes the thread impossible to read in many web browsers. Make certain that any hotlinked photos are re-sized to a reasonable width, generally not more thann 800-1000 pixels wide. Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arne View Post
    Welcome to the forums!

    Now I do my Moderator thing - I deleted all the photos you hotlinked. Please don't hotlink to full size photos like that, it makes the thread impossible to read in my web browsers. Make certain that any hotlinked photos are re-sized to a reasonable width, generally not more thann 800-1000 pixels wide. Thanks!
    That's fine! I thought you guys had the thumbnail feature that allows me to just upload any photo size. I think the video explains for itself anyways!

    Oh ya, I just figured out what was wrong with my headlights, bad bus fuse. Saweeet Thanks for the welcome, BTW Nice Z

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    http://www.northwestz.org/

    Check out a local Zclub noted above. They may be able to help. There will be a show 8-29-09 in Troutdale. And welcome, this is a good site with good people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phred View Post
    http://www.northwestz.org/

    Check out a local Zclub noted above. They may be able to help. There will be a show 8-29-09 in Troutdale. And welcome, this is a good site with good people.
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    Thanks! Is that the next show? Kinda far, I will be there I hope. I want to see other Z cars. I am very new this car, but I have always loved them. Is there any smaller meets coming up soon??

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    Quote Originally Posted by 71Nissan240Z View Post
    That's fine! I thought you guys had the thumbnail feature that allows me to just upload any photo size. I think the video explains for itself anyways!
    We do have auto thumbs, if you actually upload them to this site. But no thumbs when you insert a link to a photo hosted somewhere else. Uploading them directly is preferred.

    Quote Originally Posted by 71Nissan240Z View Post
    Thanks! Is that the next show? Kinda far, I will be there I hope. I want to see other Z cars. I am very new this car, but I have always loved them. Is there any smaller meets coming up soon??
    You just missed the big vintage Datsun show in Canby, it was last weekend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 71Nissan240Z View Post
    Thanks! Is that the next show? Kinda far, I will be there I hope. I want to see other Z cars. I am very new this car, but I have always loved them. Is there any smaller meets coming up soon??
    You live in Portland and Troutdale's "kinda far"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Palmer View Post
    You live in Portland and Troutdale's "kinda far"?
    Yeah, but atleast we are in the same state. But actually I live close to Hillsboro
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    A lot has changed since then haha. Ive added MSD ignition, new ztherapy SU's with sm needles, pertronix blaster coil and electronic ignition,280z tacho,taylor wires,4 core radiator,hids for headlights, 17x8.5 17x7.5 wheels, new oem shifter, new leather boot, new engine bay light, new dome light, new pedels, replaced the whole front end braking system and im sure im forgetting something...
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    Nice to see another excited Z owner. Keep it alive!!

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    Sorry it's kind of late, but come to Blue Lake tomorrow 8-12-12 for the Blue Lake Datsun/Nissan meet.

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