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    Default A Pleasant Suprise, and Confirmation of What Previous Owner Stands for

    Previous Owner = LIAR


    As I was driving my Z today I got to wondering about the tranny, don't ask me why, so I tried to shift into what would be 5th gear. Holly crap!!!! It went into gear!!

    According to the previous owner NO modification were EVER made to the car yet not only does it has a header but now it has a 5-speed!

    This coupled with the fact that the shop that they said they took it to for the inspection does not exist leads to my first statement above.

    Don't get me wrong, I'm happy about the header it saves me from having to get one and the same with the 5-speed.
    '70 240Z - HLS30-08215 - Production Date 8/70
    '70 240Z - HLS30-06293 - Rusty and has Identity Crisis (must have been wrecked and the back 1/2 sectioned in from a later car maybe even a 280Z)...PARTS CAR!
    '71 240Z - HLS30-018482 - Production Date 1/71,Corvette Yellow, driven under a 4Runner, bought for parts, hit lotto with parts on car, may fix and put back on road

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    hahahhahah, well done mate, a 5 speed is far superior!!!

    I can imagine how weird it must have been shifting into 5th... lol

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    Classic mate.

    Hope you weren't flogging it too much on the highway in 4th before you found it.

    Reminds me of my wife's challenger, we bought it from a yard and drove it for month when we found it had a six stacker CD player under the passenger seat.

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    Default well then i guess your not complaining

    at least to much.

    and that sa great find you got there.

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    Wow, you should try putting in 12 new sparkplugs to see if its a V12!
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    New headers and 2.25" sports system: They say "loud doesn't mean fast"... I'm just testing the theory!

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    You guys crack me up! No, I'm not complaining too much; mostly about the lack of information and mis-information I was given about the car and the inspection place. Speaking of the inspection I just returned from having it done and it passed so now I can drive my new toy legally! I am quite happy to have found the 5-speed, I was going to put one in any how. Now I just have to figure out what model it is to see if it's the one I want to keep in it.

    mperdue,
    Sorry, I thought I answered this in the other post where you asked it but I must have forgot to.

    Car Plans:
    Refresh her, not restore and make her "my Z". Since a few mods have already been made and the manufacturer ID plate is missing from under the hood I'm not so concerned with doing a full on restore, I never was nor could I afford it. Plans include trying to find a R180 3.9 from a Datsun 720 4x4 to put in, keeping a 5-speed, putting in an F54 block with a P90 head. Repainting her and cleaning up and replacing any necessary interior parts (carpet, recover seats, replace dash, etc). As far as use goes, I will drive her on nice sunny days (but not hot ones!) and autox her with Texas Spokes Sports Car Club (I used to be a member years ago when I raced my Accord, took 3rd place back in '92).


    Please feel free to comment on my plans but rude remarks are un-necessary. Have no fear! I'm not going to ruin the way it looks with some of the horrid conversions that are out there! I love the body just the way it is (minus the rust and add a new coat of paint).
    '70 240Z - HLS30-08215 - Production Date 8/70
    '70 240Z - HLS30-06293 - Rusty and has Identity Crisis (must have been wrecked and the back 1/2 sectioned in from a later car maybe even a 280Z)...PARTS CAR!
    '71 240Z - HLS30-018482 - Production Date 1/71,Corvette Yellow, driven under a 4Runner, bought for parts, hit lotto with parts on car, may fix and put back on road

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    Just this weekend I was going to troubleshoot the rough idle and discovered that the car has an electronic ignition too. Things just keep getting better (as long as the mods were done right).
    '70 240Z - HLS30-08215 - Production Date 8/70
    '70 240Z - HLS30-06293 - Rusty and has Identity Crisis (must have been wrecked and the back 1/2 sectioned in from a later car maybe even a 280Z)...PARTS CAR!
    '71 240Z - HLS30-018482 - Production Date 1/71,Corvette Yellow, driven under a 4Runner, bought for parts, hit lotto with parts on car, may fix and put back on road

    My Photo Gallery

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    That rough idle may be caused by a air leak at your turbo charger!!! ,

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    Hmmmm......ya think?
    '70 240Z - HLS30-08215 - Production Date 8/70
    '70 240Z - HLS30-06293 - Rusty and has Identity Crisis (must have been wrecked and the back 1/2 sectioned in from a later car maybe even a 280Z)...PARTS CAR!
    '71 240Z - HLS30-018482 - Production Date 1/71,Corvette Yellow, driven under a 4Runner, bought for parts, hit lotto with parts on car, may fix and put back on road

    My Photo Gallery

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    Sounds like you need to make a trip down to SA and I'll take you out in the Hill Country and see it you can keep up!

    Did you see my post about the Dyno Days on July 19th? You really should come down.

    Also, there is a Driver's Education event down in the Valley on the 28th of this month. PM me if you're interested.
    "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
    Then find someone who's life gave them Vodka and have a party!"

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    I would love to but I'm not sure when I'll have the car running properly, it all depends upon what it needs and of course how much it will cost.
    '70 240Z - HLS30-08215 - Production Date 8/70
    '70 240Z - HLS30-06293 - Rusty and has Identity Crisis (must have been wrecked and the back 1/2 sectioned in from a later car maybe even a 280Z)...PARTS CAR!
    '71 240Z - HLS30-018482 - Production Date 1/71,Corvette Yellow, driven under a 4Runner, bought for parts, hit lotto with parts on car, may fix and put back on road

    My Photo Gallery

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