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#61 racerx

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 12:52 PM

Lucky to have friends that helps and have skills.

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 01:28 PM

Car deserves better than Bondo...
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#63 five1oh

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 03:26 PM

Car deserves better than Bondo...


Agreed. Quick fix to fit wheels, I don't have money for this car right now, when it's time it will get a full repaint. Was going to fix it properly but unfortunately when we were repairing found out it was previously repaired with lead skin (70's???) so we couldn't weld on it or use a puller unless the fender was completely cut out. Used hammers and then filler to shape.

#64 five1oh

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 08:18 AM

So I ventured farther from home today with the new stance and carb adjustments......it runs so smooth and rides great.  Can't wait to start driving it some more!!!!!!!!  Here are some pics at work and some better shots of the fender repair.

 

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#65 five1oh

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 10:17 AM

Met with the original owners today and returned the plates.  Now she is wearing a proper plate........hopefully I make it to the DMV without getting stopped  :thumbup:

 

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 01:29 PM

Car deserves better than Bondo...

That's right!

 

Cut it, flare it, slam it! :D

 

Hey, you did more work on a Fairlady Z in one week than I did in five years!


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#67 racerx

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 03:00 PM

That's so cool..what did the original owner say?

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 08:54 PM

That's so cool..what did the original owner say?


Thanks! It's the first time I met the wife....she loved it and started to cry...she also told me she was the girlfriend back in '77 when Norman went to Europe for two months...she was told to drive it while he was away and she did and someone backed into the passenger door. She was terrified to let Norman know and her parents owned a tow truck business so she had a shop repair it before he came back. Obviously he found out later but cool story. There have been a couple minor accidents in the past but norman told me all panels are original to the car. None were damaged too much to have to replace. It was definitely a driver...306,000kms and counting! I will learn more history as time goes on and hopefully he can find some original pics in Japan and throughout the years as well as some items that were removed.

Had a great time driving it today!

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Posted 31 January 2018 - 10:48 PM

No rear side markers.. huh

Just noticing the gaskets , series one were pretty thin I'm thinking. Noticed some replacements I have are twice as big as my badly worn originals

You can stop with all the work and pictures , feel like I've seen it all. :)

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Posted 03 February 2018 - 09:52 PM

Drove the Fairlady to the Rgruppe meet in Emeryville today. So fun cruising on the freeway. My new needle and seat arrived AFTER I got home so I was still dealing with carburetor issues during the drive but at speed it was ok. I had a ton of crowds checking it out and met some cool people.

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Posted 20 February 2018 - 10:37 PM

So the Z is FINALLY running awesome!!!!! Turns out the flooding issue was because the overflow drain tube on the float bowl was clogged full of dirt! I guess it created vacuum causing the needle to be open and flood the carb with fuel. Once I blew pressurized air through it to get rid of the junk the car ran perfectly!!!!

I was so sure of myself I even drove it on the datslocos fun run to Point Reyes on Saturday! Over 300km of trouble free driving!!

My friends Eric and Peter rolled with me to meet up with the datslocos crew in Concord

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Posted 21 February 2018 - 01:41 PM

wow, lots of pictures. Very nice!


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Posted 21 February 2018 - 02:03 PM

Very nice!!!

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Posted 25 February 2018 - 09:12 PM

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I apologize I keep posting my favorite angle LOL

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Posted 25 February 2018 - 09:39 PM

Looking better all the time! You gotta ditch that aerial antennae though... Need something lower profile. 



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Posted 25 February 2018 - 09:54 PM

Looking better all the time! You gotta ditch that aerial antennae though... Need something lower profile.


Thanks! I actually have a NIB correct factory electric antenna.....may have to be the next thing I fix.

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Posted 27 February 2018 - 09:42 PM

So we had a one day break from rain today so I drove the z to work and then after went for a cruise with a good friend....super glad I got out since it's supposed to rain almost every day the next two weeks....

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Posted 27 February 2018 - 10:04 PM

LOL should've waited for my friend Naveed to send the pics he took. He's a pro....

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And yes! I need to lower the car some more......

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 08:54 AM

Great story ! great find .We are both very lucky  I have never been a Z guy but I guess I am now , I will tell story as short as I can , about twelve years ago when Nissan moved to Ten. my buddy who works for tech support called me and offered a 70 240z for 2200 ,not really interested I call my friend in Nor Cal and he says buy it for him , so worked for a couple months and painted car ,was still was running he came down for a month worked on car with me , he then towed to Sebastapol ,nor Cal , car sat for all that time and he barely took apart in a garage  , I am sad to say he passed away from heart attack , his family gave his four Datsuns to my friend and I and I have to buy out my partner on Z to keep it , here it is already has built stroker with all Nissan Comp parts in there but stock motor is still up north if I go and get it . Anyway home in my garage until I sell my sr20 4dr then will start assembly ,came with new dash in box and a gang of new parts .RIP Jim Anderson my buddy you guys called him barefoot tax man ,he worked at HR Block Petaluma came out to a couple runs ..



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Posted 28 February 2018 - 08:57 AM

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