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    Default HLS30-14392 is no longer mine

    After 12 years of ownership, countless hours, days and years of blood, and sweat, I sold my 240Z. It was not an easy decision, and one that has disturbed the nature of the force. Friends from far and wide...some on this site, and on others, think I am crazy....my kids want to dis-own me....my wife is worried I will just find another basket case project. I just felt I needed to step back a bit, and re-evaluate where I was going with my life and my cars. I am not ready, nor do I think I ever will be, for a trailer queen track car, and that is where the Z was heading. I had tweaked the susp and the engine to the point that it was almost a labor just to drive it on the street. I had not truly enjoyed driving her daily since I lived in Italy and could open her up any time I wanted. The paint was too beautiful....the interior too clean....the susp too tight....the engine too beastly, for an every day driver, and man how I loved to drive her.

    She has gone to a good home, and i may have visitation rights when it is all said and done. She now resides on the showroom floor of Briggs Nissan in Manhattan, KS...the dealership owner is the proud owner of his "new" race car. My wife says the kids went nuts when they saw it there the other day while getting the X-Terra serviced. I have a feeling that after this deployment, I will be contracted (of sorts) to sort it out for the Auto-X season.

    Now, After 24 years of Datsun ownership, I could not just walk away clean could I? I mean, I have a wealth of knowlege and experience to share. Laughs, Pains, and Joys. I have made great friends and travelled the country to show and race her. I have learned from my experiences and from others what makes these cars tick, and how to keep em going and if desired, improve them. There are those of you (you know who you are) who seem to think I may be the last "true" shade tree Weber tuner for these cars...and I hope to continue to share that knowlege with all of you who need and/or want it. Besides...I need to keep my mind sharp for the father son 240Z build planned for 2016...so keep your eyes out for that basket case project...I might be interested. In the mean time, I guess I will have to just enjoy my 944T.
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    Sad to hear it!
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    I know the feeling.......
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    Well, your son was what? 7 or 8 years old at the MSA Event in 08? So 2016 sounds about right. I knew it was coming, as we have spoke on FB but it's still a kick to the chest. You'll come around. It's in your blood Russell. You can't escape the call should it yells your name again.

    So step back, drive your 944T for a while, and it'll come to you, you'll miss the feel of a restored Z. And when the time comes, you'll know EXACTLY what you wanna do to the next one. And building it with your son will be memorable for both of you.

    Good Luck Rss,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zs-ondabrain View Post
    Well, your son was what? 7 or 8 years old at the MSA Event in 08? So 2016 sounds about right. I knew it was coming, as we have spoke on FB but it's still a kick to the chest. You'll come around. It's in your blood Russell. You can't escape the call should it yells your name again.

    So step back, drive your 944T for a while, and it'll come to you, you'll miss the feel of a restored Z. And when the time comes, you'll know EXACTLY what you wanna do to the next one. And building it with your son will be memorable for both of you.

    Good Luck Rss,
    Dave
    Dave,
    Alex was 4 at that MSA show. The plan is to start a resto/build when he is 12 and his younger brother is 10. I will offer to them the same deal my father offered me...I will provide a car for the two of them to share in high school.
    Russell A. Buckwalter
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