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    Default 1st time Z-owner from Norway=)

    Hi!

    My name is Tom-Anders and I am the proud owner of this newly acquired 1970 240z











    The car arrived in norway coming from the US a few weeks ago. Unfortunately the car had been messed with during transport so the front windshield was cracked badly and the propshaft was torn apart. I also heard bad rattling sounds coming from the head which turned out to be one of the rocker arms that had jumped out of position Seems like someone has tried to do burnouts with it or something Anyways, I am fixing all these things + some other things to get the car registered here in norway.

    This is my first Z, so I am probably going to have some questions that I hope to get some answers for here I will of course also share the development of my Z-project with you

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    Tomzern
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    Welcome Tom! Too bad about the shipping damage, but at least your car wasn't on this ship: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0eVvDmDIQs

    2/74 260Z

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    Hi Tom:
    That looks like a pretty nice 240Z - it is a shame it was damaged in shippment. Nonetheless, I'm sure you will have to bad to great shape soon. Did you have any other Sports Cars before this? What made you decide that you wanted a 240Z?

    Do keep us posted on your progress.
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    Nice car you have there Tom -Anders, hope to see you on the road soon! Where in Norway are you from?
    Seems like there has been many Z`s coming to Norway this year.
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    Thanks for the warm welcoming

    I have previously owned a 200sx (same as 240sx, but with Ca18det engine) which restored from ground up with rebuilt engine and around 300whp I sure miss her sometimes, but I have always wanted a 240z because of the great design and because it is a lot cheaper to own and easier to legally modify a veteran here in norway.
    I will post pictures of the 200SX later when I am not on my cellphone.

    Nice to meet other Norwegians here I am from Asker you?

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    There you have my 200sx sorry about the separate posts, but it's complicated to get everything into one post when writing on a phone

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeonV View Post
    Welcome Tom! Too bad about the shipping damage, but at least your car wasn't on this ship: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0eVvDmDIQs

    Welcome Tom, car looks good ! You own a legend ! Sorry to hear about the damage to ! How can that happen ?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeonV View Post
    Welcome Tom! Too bad about the shipping damage, but at least your car wasn't on this ship: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0eVvDmDIQs

    / double post sorry internet kept hanging
    HLS30 32581, 5/71 Matching numbers

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    Stunning car Tom!
    '72 Fairlady 240Z-L - HS30-10052, Imported in 1973 from Yokota Airbase
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomzern View Post
    Thanks for the warm welcoming

    I have previously owned a 200sx (same as 240sx, but with Ca18det engine) which restored from ground up with rebuilt engine and around 300whp I sure miss her sometimes, but I have always wanted a 240z because of the great design and because it is a lot cheaper to own and easier to legally modify a veteran here in norway.
    I will post pictures of the 200SX later when I am not on my cellphone.

    Nice to meet other Norwegians here I am from Asker you?
    Jessheim
    Terje

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    Hi Tom,

    Welcome to the club. Thats a bummer about the shipping, but your lucky you didnt use that russian shipping company Leon posted in post #2.

    Enjoy

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    Welcome to the club. That is a great looking Z. I am partial to yellow Z's, since I owned one for 7 years. Does it have any rust? IT looks pretty solid from the pictures at least.

    You will have to tell us the story on how you found it.

    Enjoy it!

    Marty

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    Hello Tom, glad to have you as part of our group. That's a really nice looking car, too bad about the abuse by the shipper. Since the driveshaft was damaged, be sure to also check the forward mount on the differential for any damage - the rubber component may have sheared from the stress.

    That is a slick looking SX you pictured, congratulations on your excellent taste in accessories.

    Looking forward to hearing of your work with the new car, be sure to keep us updated.

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    I am glad to hear all the positive comments on the car Unfortunately the car does not look as good from a near distance as it does on the pictures, but it looks good enough to be used for a season or two before repainting! A real detailing job will also help alot

    Quote Originally Posted by bartsscooterservice View Post
    Welcome Tom, car looks good ! You own a legend ! Sorry to hear about the damage to ! How can that happen ?!
    Thank you! The way I see it, this can only come from too high rpm's and trying to do burnouts.. I have heard several similar stories where cars have been messed with by the guys moving them around on the docks. Sad, but not much to do about it other than to fix it. No one wants to take the blame for it either, so better just put it behind me

    Quote Originally Posted by EuroDat View Post
    Hi Tom,

    Welcome to the club. Thats a bummer about the shipping, but your lucky you didnt use that russian shipping company Leon posted in post #2.
    Thank you Chas! That's true, what an awful video!

    Quote Originally Posted by Marty Rogan View Post
    Welcome to the club. That is a great looking Z. I am partial to yellow Z's, since I owned one for 7 years. Does it have any rust? IT looks pretty solid from the pictures at least.

    You will have to tell us the story on how you found it.

    Enjoy it!

    Marty
    Good to hear that I am not the only one liking the yellow color. It stands out, and I think that's cool on an old iconic car like the Z I have to admit that I was a bit sceptical before I saw the car in real life though I have not found any bad rust other than a couple of small areas on the passenger. The car was repainted in the US before it came to norway, but it seems like there is very little bondo on it. Time will show, but it looks pretty solid from what I have seen to this day

    I first found the car on eBay a few months ago, but didn't have the cash or the experience to dare bidding on it so I let it go. It turned out that it was sold to a guy here in norway who has been importing many 240z's before.
    I had been talking to him recently about another 240z that he imported before this one, so after he had sold that one he told me that he had this yellow '70-model on it's way to norway. I linked him to the eBay ad and asked him if it was that car, and it was, so I guess this car was kind of meant for me

    Quote Originally Posted by jfa.series1 View Post
    Hello Tom, glad to have you as part of our group. That's a really nice looking car, too bad about the abuse by the shipper. Since the driveshaft was damaged, be sure to also check the forward mount on the differential for any damage - the rubber component may have sheared from the stress.

    That is a slick looking SX you pictured, congratulations on your excellent taste in accessories.

    Looking forward to hearing of your work with the new car, be sure to keep us updated.
    The forward differential mount has indeed sheared so I have this clunking sound everytime I accelerate. I am going to buy a new mount and the technoversions diff strap replacement mount. Is there a good upgrade alternative to the original differential mount?

    Glad you liked my SX! The Z is going to have an air dam (not sure which one yet), lowering springs and better shocks, and some nice wheels (suggestions?). Thinking of ZG-flares as well but that will be later.


    -Tom

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