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    Hello, I am a new member and the proud owner of a 1974 Datsun 260Z. I purchased this car in 1978, but she has been parked for 26 years because it stranded my wife and I after a new years eve party at 2:00 A.M. Some times it would start and some times it would just crank. I retired a few years ago and back in October 2010, decided to put the Z back on the road. I have rebuilt the motor and clutch, replaced the brakes, fuel lines, coil and ignition unit (source of not starting in 1984), all hydraulic cylinders, had the fuel tank and radiator flushed, fixed most of the lights or switches, and now working on the 1972 su HJG46W carburetors. After a very enjoyable conversation with Bruce at Z Therapy, and his suggestion that I register, here I am. I live in the North East area of Houston Texas and Bruce said this may be a good way to get in touch with some other old z owners.
    OK are any of you out there???

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    You will find many on here Welcome. Post some photos, we all like pictures. Congrats on ressurecting your car after all those years. You will find a treasure trove of info on here to help you along the way.
    1977 280Z
    I'm great at taking my Z apart, putting it back together has been a whole different story.

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    Hi, Ed.

    Glad to see another Houstonian here. I urge you to consider joining The Z Club of Houston for camaraderie and hands-on tech help.
    First & Third owner of HLS30-00721
    B. 01/70 D. 03/12

    New owner of HLS30-15653
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    Frank in Houston, Texas

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    Welcome from another Houstonian. If there is anything I can do to help get the old girl back up to tip top shape just let me know.
    Steve

    1973 240Z (daily driver)
    1971 240Z (track car)

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    Ed,
    See I told you they were out there sculking and lurking and more than likely offering help. Is this a great group or what??
    Bruce Palmer
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    Default Great help

    Well, I will have to say you were correct on two counts, so far !!

    I have found some interesting topics on this site and have had more response in one half of a day then in three months at other sites.

    I also took your advise and stripped down the carbs, soaked them over night in carb cleaner and penetrating oil. Then about an hour ago, I remove the nozzles, cleaned them up real good and after reassembling the carbs, had nice smooth movement of the piston and the nozzle when choking. Thank you and I now owe you a lunch and if the car runs, I may make it a dinner.
    I will speak to you soon and hope to meet you some day.
    Thanks again

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    Ed,
    You are welcome.
    Just keep hanging around and sharing. This is a pretty good group and helpful to boot.
    Bruce Palmer
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