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    Default Newest addition to the garage.

    This makes 5 1972 with 38k original miles.

























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    Nice Z ,looks a lot like my ex Cali Z,,,,,,,,,,I will honor the invite to Richmond to the coffee meet ,,,,PM me and David to make plans

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    How pretty!
    First & Third owner of HLS30-00721
    B. 01/70 D. 03/12

    New owner of HLS30-15653
    B. 12/70 D.

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    Absolutely stunning! Love the slotted mags.

    Plans for it? Keep it as is?

    I spy Brandon's new V70R in the background!
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    Lots of plans. I have my new L28/L24 combo motor standing by. I'll put a manual tranny in....toss the auto tranny. I want to get rid of the louvers, the bumper over riders. Front spook on, slot mags off ( Bold-U, pm me if interested in the wheels / tires) If anyone is interested in any of the stuff coming off, PM me. The interior is damned near brand new....everything works including power antenae....not sure about the clock. The bumpers will go to Denver Bumper to have the holes filled....European style. Another toy.....love these cars!
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    Nice Looking Z. How about a engine bay shot. The auto tranny would have to go. I need to make a trip to Richmond to check out your fleet of Z's.
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    She is a beauty! Get Brandon to give us a couple group shots over the weekend.
    Life's a journey; enjoy the ride!

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    Anytime Hunter........Will do Mitchell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diseazd View Post
    Lots of plans. I have my new L28/L24 combo motor standing by. I'll put a manual tranny in....toss the auto tranny. I want to get rid of the louvers, the bumper over riders. Front spook on, slot mags off ( Bold-U, pm me if interested in the wheels / tires) If anyone is interested in any of the stuff coming off, PM me. The interior is damned near brand new....everything works including power antenae....not sure about the clock. The bumpers will go to Denver Bumper to have the holes filled....European style. Another toy.....love these cars!


    Not interested in the wheels themselves--I just cleaned up my own slotted mags and my tires are new, but I do need centercaps... I'd imagine you'd want to sell them as a set, though.

    Good plans! Thumbs up.

    Side question: Is that the factory color (medium gray) for the rear light surround?
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    Yes.....Everything is original......another preserved Z comes out of the shadows. Never ceases to amaze me. They just keep showing up! I promise this is it.....no more room....promise.
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    That one was too nice to pass up!!

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    I'd keep it A/T - and only detail it out. Pure Survior -Just as it left the Dealership ... Not too many out there like this..

    But that's just me..

    FWIW,
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    Wish I could score a find like that! I would keep it original. The automatics are looking good (never thought I would say that) to me now....bad right knee! That is a beautiful Z. You are truly lucky man.

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    Well it's come to a good home! Very clean, loking forward to seeing what you do with it.

    And I just picked up a V70R myself about a month ago, I love quick bricks!
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    Nice car-virgin. Looks like some ripples in the right front fender and door. If so, is it possible to get those out without messing up the paint (dent wizard)?
    Last edited by tlorber; 06-06-2012 at 09:39 PM.

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    Beautiful car!
    There is scarcely anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse, and sell a little more cheaply.
    The person who buys on price alone is this man's lawful prey.


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    Carl... "Protect and Preserve". You saw my Safari Gold car in Savannah......You'll approve....I promise. Regards.....Guy
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    Quote Originally Posted by rcb280z View Post
    Wish I could score a find like that!
    You could have - it was in the Classifieds here... for at least a few days...

    FWIW,
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    Glad we have some quick brick lovers here I just got it 2 weeks ago. 2004 V70 R with 81k miles. Have wanted one forever! It's such a great car. 300hp AWD, Brembo brakes and the most comfortable interior I have ever been in. I had a 94 850 turbo R clone back in 04. I love me some station wagons! Plan on a little drop, painting the 18" pegasus wheels grey, tint, projector headlight retrofit and an IPD grill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diseazd View Post
    ...I promise this is it.....no more room....promise(fingers crossed behind back).
    Another beauty Guy. What wheels are you going with this time?
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    Hi Jeff......Probably stick with the Panasports. Regards Guy
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    Truly AWESOME!

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    Wonderful looking car, same color as my first Z.

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    <------This guy is Jealous. Good looking car

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    I will take that Auto Tranny interior parts off your hands. I like the matching front and real Hemet Datsun plate frames. Hemet California Datsun must have been really small, back then Hemet was tiny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by five&dime View Post
    Glad we have some quick brick lovers here I just got it 2 weeks ago. 2004 V70 R with 81k miles. Have wanted one forever! It's such a great car. 300hp AWD, Brembo brakes and the most comfortable interior I have ever been in. I had a 94 850 turbo R clone back in 04. I love me some station wagons! Plan on a little drop, painting the 18" pegasus wheels grey, tint, projector headlight retrofit and an IPD grill.
    I didn't know there was such a thing... Need to keep my eyes open because I LOVE sleeper station wagons.

    Oh, and nice Z you have there! Personally if I could find one that was in that condition and all original I would preserve it as is. It is only original once... But from what I have seen your cars are all nice, and it is your car now, so do what seems best to you.
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    Sorry David.....Everything is already spoken for. Guy
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    Guy, this car is just amazing, nice job. What is the finish on the valve cover? I'm just finishing up my orange Z to total stock original and it is truly a fun trip.

    Dan

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    That valve cover is in my Gold 71, not the orange 72. That valve cover was bead blasted, primed with acid etch primer then sprayed with aluminum VHT paint.
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    Thanks, Guy. It really sets off the finish and detail of the Gold 71's engine.

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    When I was driving behind him on the way home, I was amazed that it really looked like a restored car. It's remarkable that these cars are still out there in this condition. The interior truly is like new. The dash is flawless. Everything looked good underneath when it was in the truck too. I can't be 100% positive but it even looked like no one had jacked the car up using the unibody/frame rails.

    Walter,

    Here are some more pix of the V70 R. You should check them out. Great car. The suspension and brakes are insane. I rarely see them and the prices have come way down. You can get a really nice one for $15-17k. This one was $12,500 with 81k but needed a little suspension refreshing and will need a timing belt in the next 5-10k miles.

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    Beautiful car Guy. My orange 72 that we have discussed is very similar.

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    Guy..the car looks great. Hope to get by and see it next week.

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    Would love to come down and look / discuss Z stuff
    With you, I am up the road in Fredericksburg.
    PM me if you are down, we can grab a beer and cigar if you
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    Any time Squeeks........I love to talk Z's!
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    Removed louvers and bumper over riders........
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    Great find, Guy! Love the 918 Orange. Just curious, where in Colorado did you find this car?
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    Hi Steve....The car actually was a California car that went to Colorado....then to Las Vegas. It had an 05 license plate on it, which means it sat out for the last 7 years.
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    If anyone wants to see what the rear tail light finisher looked like when new - those pictures at Post #35 are a great example.

    Great pictures...
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    Early 72?
    Vertical defrost.
    Does it have the 71 style seat belt receiver....no hard plastic surrounding to hold into place?

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    Yes......I wasn't expecting that....I thought it would be retractable like my other 72.
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    Wow...beautiful code 110 car! Any history or documents with it? I'm a purist, so I cast my vote with Carl to keep it a survivor. Also, I'm interested in the louvers.

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    Sorry guys....the auto tranny has to go. No documentation to say it was an automatic tranny car though.....no one will know. I'm going to put the modified L28 block with L24 crank, rods, P79 .040 over pistons. P79 shaved head with the Isky Stage III cam. The engine will look like the stock engine with Z Therapy S/U's......just don't read the numbers. The original engine will sit on an engine stand to remain available for retro-fit if needed. When the engine is out, I'll polish up the original paint under the hood, so everything is original. The bumper over-riders and louvers have been removed....Denver Bumper will fill those holes and re chrome the bumpers to stock specs. The paint on the outside will remain, however the dents (and there are more than meets the eye) will be rubbed out as much as possible by the Dent Wizard. A front spook will be added as well as Panasport wheels. The following thread illustrates how nice the last auto tranny swap worked. Thanks for all suggestions.......http://www.classiczcars.com/forums/thread40158.html
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    Nice look car Guy - what is the average cost per bumper to be filled in and rechromed?
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    Denver Bumper charges $120.00 for each end section and $140.00 for the center bar....... that includes filling the holes and a beautiful chrome application. I haven't had them do a front bumper yet, so I'm guessing $180.00. They do great work and they shipped in 8 days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonathanrussell View Post
    Early 72?
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    Does it have the 71 style seat belt receiver....no hard plastic surrounding to hold into place?
    Anyone know how many '72's were made like that?
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    Carl may know......This makes two transition Z's for me. The 71 has the vent on the pillars instead of the tailgate. It has an early tranny and short drive shaft. The 72 has the long drive shaft and late tranny, but the early rear window and seat belts. It has the later console.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diseazd View Post
    Denver Bumper charges $120.00 for each end section and $140.00 for the center bar....... that includes filling the holes and a beautiful chrome application. I haven't had them do a front bumper yet, so I'm guessing $180.00. They do great work and they shipped in 8 days.
    Hi Guy,

    Sounds like Denver Bumper has raised their prices since I last had them do some work for me. The last time I had them do a front bumper about 2 years ago, it was $250.00.
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    Hi Steve....I guess they have, but it's worth the price. They do beautiful work with a quick turn around. I was more than satisfied.
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    You know what Guy, I keep finding threads with pic of your herd of Z's in it, and it keeps making me want to take off my VTO LeMans Rims I just got and put my Panasports back on! DRAT!!!
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    Stephen, Panasports are nice, but the LeMans are far, far less common. No way I could go back to Panasports if I had your car.
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    Arne.......Rare is important, but IMO the look of Panasports is just hard to beat. Wantanabe's have that same look, but sizes are hard to make work. For me, Panasports just work perfectly for the Z car. Zedy, IMO, I would switch back......your car was perfect with the Panasports........ you don't improve perfection. Guy
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    Guy - Great looking car. It was also nice to meet you at the Manassas show earlier this spring. If only I could get one of my two cars looking anything close to this. Don't toss that auto transmission! Someday I'll convince my wife she wants a Roadster and it'll need to be an automatic.

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    It's so fun to see your cars and watch them go from near perfect to sublime. I had to laugh about your auto to manual trans conversion when you mentioned how difficult large hands can be when working under the dash and the pedal box. Try 6'4" and 300lbs! But it got done thanks to Arne's article on how to convert. Your's is another beautiful car in the right hands, great job.
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    Thanks Steve......I'm 6'2" and 220 lbs. and can tell you that getting that cotter pin in the clevis on the clutch pedal is one of my life's most significant accomplishments! Hope you're winning some races. Regards Guy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diseazd View Post
    Arne.......Rare is important, but IMO the look of Panasports is just hard to beat. Wantanabe's have that same look, but sizes are hard to make work. For me, Panasports just work perfectly for the Z car. Zedy, IMO, I would switch back......your car was perfect with the Panasports........ you don't improve perfection. Guy
    Well, both are great Z choices, and you can't go wrong with either one. I still prefer the LeMans look myself, but since I no longer have a Z, my opinion doesn't count for much. Wheel choices for the Porsche are much simpler - NOTHING looks right on a 911 except Fuchs, either original or replicas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arne View Post
    ... but since I no longer have a Z, my opinion doesn't count for much...
    I completely (and respectfully) disagree. Your experience, expertise and knowledge- not to mention your significant supportive contributions to Z owners worldwide- give you the credentials to drop an opinion anytime!

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    I agree.......nice to get advice from a guy who knows Z's ........keep your opinions coming Arne. I've been in and out of Z's several times. I always come back.......my guess is you will too. IMO
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    I can't rule it out. Never say never....
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    <------Has said a few choice words to said cotter pin myself. What a beautiful car! Nice example kept in rare form and all original even to the flat top carbs. Wow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arne View Post
    Well, both are great Z choices, and you can't go wrong with either one. I still prefer the LeMans look myself, but since I no longer have a Z, my opinion doesn't count for much. Wheel choices for the Porsche are much simpler - NOTHING looks right on a 911 except Fuchs, either original or replicas.
    Bite your tongue Arne. You have been here through thick and thin. You have contributed more useful information than most of us ever have. I always admired you for your dedication but also your realistic approach and views. I also considered your car a cousin to my grey one as they were both 71's and VERY close in number to each other.

    You opinion is valued and respected. I hope to keep getting it. And when I buy my mid 80's 911, I can look forward to bugging you more to get up to speed on that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MotoManMike View Post
    <------Has said a few choice words to said cotter pin myself. What a beautiful car! Nice example kept in rare form and all original even to the flat top carbs. Wow.
    I've had more than a few words with that pin. Had to use long pliers to (blindly) get it in there. Not fun.
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    Great Z car you picked up. My favorite color. My 72 is also an ex-auto car. I had no idea it had been converted until I found some extra wires that seemed to lead from the firewall, down into the trans tunnel. After much head scratching, I remembered that the PO had mentioned that it was originally auto. I can't wait to see what you do with it, but it's already beautiful. Best of luck with it.
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    New stuff for the new Z.......
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    Beautiful - of course it would be sexier if she was wearing a set of triples...( to go with her whitey tighties and her double D's)!!
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    Stunning! Congrats on another Z find. Great color--I'm kind of partial to 918 orange. The paint looks remarkably well preserved.

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    Baby gets new shoes!
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    My gosh I love me some panasports! I simply love your car. It is classic.
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    Yep, PANASPORTS complement the S30 to a T, my Z has them

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    More progress.....the radiator was boiled out, repainted, then Banzai stickers were applied. The digital camera is great for getting wires reconnected as they should be. Bye, bye auto shifter. I'm really liking this color......
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    Carl kicks himself for not buying that car!! {but glad Guy did}.

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    You ought to kick yourself Carl......but you know she's got a good home.Everything is cleaning up almost like new. I started compounding under the hood......amazing.....it looks like new. It'll still take $12,000.00 to $15,000.00 to get her perfect, but having absolutely no rust let's you start from the 45 yard line.
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    Pulled the engine and auto tranny today.........Zedy did it in his tube socks.....I did it in flip flops.
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    In my defense, they were Hanes Ankle socks... so it was perfectly safe...

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    Looking at the pictures - I suppose that Guy also has a Silver Cherry Picker for use on the Silver Z and a White one etc...

    Notice also how "presentable" the Yellow Cad Plating on the original fuel/brake lines are? A very low mileage example..

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    Nice Z you found. I would have change the Auto tranny for sure. Who the hell was buying an automatic 240Z?

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    Cleaned up under the hood......came out beautiful! Dropped the front suspension....installing new ball joints, bushings, Tokico shocks and Eibach springs. I'll clean everything like new.
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    This is pure ZPORN

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    Cleaned up under the two front wheel wells and got my son (Five and Dime) to shoot 918 orange. It came out beautiful. Also....before and after to strut restoration.....new Eibachs, Tokico HP's, new rotors, brake lines and brake line clips.
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    So you taking it to Chuck next week? We all know its just a matter of time. Looks good.

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    I finally got the front suspension back in. New Eibachs, Tokico HP's, new ball joints, tie rod ends, all new bushings, brake lines, pads, rotors, clips etc. etc. Came out nice. Now to the rear suspension, diff, gas tank etc. etc.
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    Just finished shooting the rear wells and spare well.






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    I've been busy this weekend......acid cleaned the inside of the tank, then sealed it with POR 15 Tank Sealer.....that stuff works great.....looks like new inside. Then, I cleaned up the outside and painted it. Also cleaned up the diff, installed side seals and new diff cover gasket......followed by fresh paint. Same with the other items in the pics. Everything is ready to go back in.
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    Guy-
    Great looking projects - Did you leave in the original 4 speed to upgrade to a 5 speed? I just located a R180 3.9 and it's due in on Tuesday.
    Life's a journey; enjoy the ride!

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    Looks Great Guy - nice to have parts that aren't dented or all badly pitted to work with. I think you are enjoying this -..

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    Beautiful work Guy.
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    Mitch......I'm going back with a 4 speed.....Eiji gave me the tranny out of his white car. The 390 ought to be sweet.....let me know what you think of it.
    Carl......You bet I'm enjoying it ....... restoring a car with no rust or abuse is as it should be. I'm having a ball. Note the yellow A on the diff.....I left that alone.....I assume the Datsun folks put that on it because it was an automatic (3:54) ......right?
    Blue.....Thanks for the encouragement.......I can't wait to see how that new combo motor feels.....it ought to be sweet!
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    Guy. Your car is looking terrific. Earlier in this thread, you mentioned changing to Eibach springs for this car with Tokiko strut inserts if I remember correctly. Since the springs with this car only have 25k on them, did you consider leaving the original springs? What drove your decision? How would you characterize the Eibach spring ride/handling/ride height characteristics compared to stock? I am having this internal debate on the 25k mile refresh I am doing.

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    Jonathan......The Eibachs give you a smooth ride but "get down" a little better in the curves. Also, Eibachs lower the car anywhere from 1/2 to 1 inches. Tokico shocks are far superior to the original shock struts.......no comparison....and the ride is nice too. Regards. Guy
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    Hi Guy:
    I think that "A" - Automatic & 3.54 is a valid assumption. Should be a good rear gear with the 4 spd.

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    The orange Z just picked up a clutch pedal........goodbye auto tranny! The clutch master cylinder is a welcome addition. Installing pedals and clevis pins was the hardest part of this resto......so glad that's behind me.
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    .......rear gas tank and suspension installed.
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    Great thread. Keep the pictures coming!
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    The console is restored, new boot for the manual stick and tranny installed. Engine goes in next weekend.
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    Nice work on the console Guy.......looks like new.

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    Installed the engine, installed and bled the new brake and clutch master cylinders. She should be ready to fire up Saturday morning!
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    That is pure Z porn,,,,,,,,,lost of details........ fantasZtico WOW

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    Absolutely beautiful! May I ask where you purchased the floor jute?
    '72 Fairlady 240Z-L - HS30-10052, Imported in 1973 from Yokota Airbase
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    Spitz.....That's original......this car only had 36,000 original miles.
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