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    Default Car is Older Than I am!



    Hey Guys I'm New to owning a Z. So im looking forward to havin a good time making it all nice and shiny and just getting out to drive this gorgeous vehicle. I'm 28 years old and it will be an addition to the three vehicles i already own. So Thanks ahead of time for all the help you guys have posted and hopefully will help with mine!

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    Very nice, clean car! Congrats on the purchase!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SportBikeMike View Post
    Very nice, clean car! Congrats on the purchase!
    Thanks SB MIke! I'm Excited and pouring over a lot of great ideas by the users on how-to's and im alreaduy writing stuff down i want to do! Thanks Again

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    Damn youth! HA! I was just shy of 12 when my 11/70 240Z was built and 16 when my 280Z left the plant. Nice 2+2 and welcome along for the ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ezzzzzzz View Post
    Damn youth! HA! I was just shy of 12 when my 11/70 240Z was built and 16 when my 280Z left the plant. Nice 2+2 and welcome along for the ride.
    Thanks ezzzzzzz,(are those enough z's?) Well i have always loved Cars Classics especially! The simplicity of their tech is so awesome, I work for a 'Yota Dealer and they are so complicated to work on that it si mind boggling so it is a break and relief to work on my Z. Like i said i am parking it and starting to mess with the engine. I am gonna post some pics of the Engine bay today, i'm at work and its busy now, but i don't know if the engine looks great or not, i am having some driveability issues but im reading guys, I'm READING! lol thanks again.

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    My '72 was built the month of my 10th birthday. When the car turns 40 next year we will both celebrate milestone birthdays. I'd rather be the cars age.

    Enjoy your 2+2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary in NJ View Post
    My '72 was built the month of my 10th birthday. When the car turns 40 next year we will both celebrate milestone birthdays. I'd rather be the cars age.

    Enjoy your 2+2.
    Well Gary, I'm 28 September 4th, 1982 to be exact...So i am definitely not anywhere close to the vehicle's age.when this vehicle was new i was not even throught of! My mom was 15 years old! ! So yeah i'm from the younger generation in many respects but i love and enjoy the well made cares of yester-year! Thanks Gary

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    Hey soccer937309,
    I'm right there with you, maybe we should start a "Younger than our Z" Group.

    Bryce

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    Nice car thanks for posting a picture, nothing like hey I got a new car its great and no picture. That look like one of the nicer 2+2 out their

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    Hey, Bryce, that club sounds pretty neat. Too bad I don't qualify.
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    I would! My Z is over 2 years older than I am!

    In fact in 4 months, she turns 40, I should have a party.
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    I was 19 when my 240Z left the factory.......13 years later I bought one and have owned it now for 28 years. I always get a kick out of some of the younger neighborhood kids who see it when I take it out. They have to ask what kind of car is it. Most have never heard of a Datsun! However, they usually think its a pretty cool car.

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    Hey soccer937309,
    I'm right there with you, maybe we should start a "Younger than our Z" Group.

    Bryce
    I'll join too... '86 here. My car is 14 years older than me.
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    I think that starting that group would be awesome! I am gonna go ahead and try to start that group! Thanks for all the positive feedback, i got super lucky on finding this gem. I'm in Oklahoma so maybe a midwest or southern states meet is in place!

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    Sounds good, let us know if you do start the group. I'm an 1985 and my car is a 1973.

    Bryce

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    Here's a picture of a Datsun that is older than I am:

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    Very nice car, soccer. Might check out Branson ZFest in early June, lots of Z's and fun.

    Bryce, we need to meet up at a show or something some day. Very big show at McPherson College on May 7th. After last year, it is now on my yearly calendar.

    I really like to think that my car was built on my 18th birthday, July 6, 73. The VIN's that I have collected so far point to it, or at least close.

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    Hey Bryce,
    My first car was a '77 280Z 2+2. I loved that car. Yours looks fantastic. Let's see some more pics...how'd it look under the hood?

    Welcome to the board.

    My car is one year younger than my wife...She refers to my z as my younger mistress.
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    Hey everyone,
    Soccer 937309 started a Group, so those of you who comentted that you would quallify should join. Thanx

    P.S.--I can't take credit for that car. It's Soccer937309 that started the post.

    Bryce

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    When I started driving, gas (high test) was under 50 cents a gallon. I don't think I qualify for the new club.

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    i believe anyone should join beacause obviously once we actually get in our cars we feel so much younger and i think thats the gist of the car ownership experience!
    Now where do i look for some parts like the plastic parts for the shifter area?

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    Congrats with the car!

    I'll join the "Younger than our Z" Group. I am born July 1990, so as of now (since I am not sure exactly when in 1971 my car was produced) the car is actually twice my age.
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    I have made the group and i am looking for suggestions for our Avatar Pic, Blue Crazy Offered an awesome idea of a baby type picture for our main pic, If anyone has something to contribute please do, I put one up already but if we can find something better or more imaginitive then we will go with what we all can agree on

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    Thumbs up Polished Valve Cover

    just finished polishing my valve cover. lots of hard work, nasty polishing grease and hell of a time sanding. but well worth it! here is a pic!
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    as you can see the valve cover before polishing, ME after polishing....lol.... and then the final product.....AWESOME!
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    Just joined your group, soccer. I was born in October of 89 and my '71 just turned 40.... Truthfully I can't think of a car I'd really want to own that's younger than I am, lol.

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