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    Ok I watched the full throttle show on them red the pair of 71's , but did anyone see that the cars were both automatics? Kinda disappointed they would use autos , also I don't agree with the holley carb usage. But atleast our Z's got more airtime which they so richly deserve, also the show has some neat old video and pics , Jeff
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    hhm I need to read my threads first lol,and fix the broken keyboard the show was on them redoing a pair of 240z's for more power
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    The History Channel also has a video on the 240Z for sale, anybody seen it-not this show from what I understand-they also sell the Full Throttle episode as well:
    "Automobiles: Nissan Z DVD
    1 Volume Set
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    PRODUCT DETAIL:
    In the late 1960s, Americans regarded the Japanese auto industry as something of a joke - the manufacturer of tiny, strange looking vehicles that had limited appeal to any but the most frugal consumer.
    That all changed with the introduction of the 240 Z in 1970. Radical, sleek, fast and sexy, the Z proved the Japanese industry could build something other than an economy car. A true sports car, the Z kept all the good traits that the Japanese cars of the day were known for and added speed and style. It was a winning combination, and it paved the way for the boom in Japanese car sales to come.
    From the daring decision to target the American market to the brilliant design and the long series of Zs that followed, this is the ultimate look at one of the most significant autos of all time.
    Item Number: AAE-72035 "

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    yes I have that on vhs tape somewhere, let me look for it I wanted to put both on dvd soon , I will let you know
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    I'll have to watch it again. I didn't notice the Auto trans. I was doing other stuff while watching, guess I missed that.

    I was surprised to see Joe Demers and Les Canaday on the show.

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    Hello all, the BRE Z filmed in this episode was my car filmed at Nissan about 3 months ago. With all the time they spent with John Morton and Trevor Harris, well I am surprized that they didnt use as much footage as I thought they could have.

    Les, helped me bring my car up to nissan, and they slapped him in the chair and interviewed him, not a planned event, but they used quite a bit of his footage.

    I would agree that the Turbo Twins didn't really know what to do, but they were given the parts to make this work, MSA gave them most of the stuff used on these cars. They were looking for tripples, but it seems that no one gives that stuff away

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    Well my VCR's timer doesnt work, and theres no way I can stay up till 11 on a sunday njight,(need to be to work at 5am!).
    Anybody roll taape and have a way to make a dub? I would love to get a copy.....

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    Did you notice that when they repainted the cars, they removed the '240Z' pillar emblems from the Orange car and put the later pillar emblems on the yellow car? They didn't seem to have the mechanical knowlege unique to the Nissan L engine as evedinced by the difficulty they had with the valve springs. I wonder if they dropped the timing chain? My expectations for this show weren't high to begin with but I guess I'll keep it in my Datsun video collection. Unlike the one the had the MSA show.
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    I would have liked the show to drop the performance upgrade and just show the history of the car. Would like to see more of Ron's car.
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    maybe that is what the other video they sell does-except maybe the Rons' car bit.

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    I was kind of dissapointed in the show. I had hoped that they would know more about what they were doing. Throwing in a new cam and headers, and then sticking those 4-bbl carbs on, and that's just about it. I was doing something else during the show too, so I missed some details (I did tape it), but overall, other than the retrospective clips (which were pretty cool), I don't think they did a great job on the cars. Limiting themselves to 14 hours of work, and parts that people would give them certainly restricted what they could do...
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    I am going to piece together the interviews and history and dispose of the twinkie twins, and their evil plot to wanke-up classic zcars. I wonder if ther would sell the raw unedited interviews and history-certianly more along the line of what I would want. I'll have to contact the production company.
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    The production company is triage entertainment, the contact I had there is not there any more....So good luck.

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    Thanks for the info, a few minutes spent trying could be lost, or very fruitful!

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    The show is being rebroadcast on the 13th I believe. Check your local listings

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    We should do our own show.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 26th-Z
    We should do our own show.
    Yes

    I didn't have high expectations for the show, but it was a pleasent surprise. Some of the rally and prototype footage was great. I would have loved to see more of that like someone else mentioned. I am so glad that Matsuo and his team (area 4?) got the credit for the design of the Z.

    The holley carb was a dissapointment, but the nismo competetion header was crazy looking. All in all, one of the better shows. Much better than the one that was on the history channel awhile back about the Z.

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    p.s. Was that story about Mr. K ripping Fairlady Z emblems off 240z's true? Fairlady Z is a great name.

    p.p.s. Another complaint that I had was that they mention the Z as the sports car for America. I understand what they were trying to say, but I much rather them say that it was a sports car intended for all markets.

    p.p.s. There was one picture of a 432, and it looked like the 432 badge above the Fairlady Z badge on the fender was edited out. Am I mistaken?
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    I was just about to post some of my complaints, but they have been pretty much covered already. All I can say is, thank goodness it wasn't Monster Garage. I don't know if I can stand to watch them ruin that Honey Bee this month.
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    Quote Originally Posted by v12horse
    The holley carb was a dissapointment, (snip)
    p.s. Was that story about Mr. K ripping Fairlady Z emblems off 240z's true? Fairlady Z is a great name.
    Even John Morton himself said the carb looked like it should be on a 'cup car.'
    About Mr. K: I've read many times that he didn't like that name on the Z. He says that himself on the other History Channel show.
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