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Has anyone found a modern or commonly available hydraulic strut for the rear hatch? I need to open and close mine 3-4 times before it will pump up enough to stay up.


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Well, my choke knob gave up the ghost after 40+ years of being yanked on. It snapped just above the set screw.  I saw that the '72-73 know was NLA but a new '70-71 was still available, different symbole, but I figured it would still fit.

No such luck, the hole in the knob that fits over the metal tang is too small. Has anyone tride to modigy the knob to fit?  The hole seems to be deep enough but either the width or the bredth of the hole would need to be filed to enlarge the hole to fit. My worry is that it needs to be a tight fit so as not to wobble, the set screw seems to do little more than hold the knob in place.

Has anyone tried this?  Any advice?


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I am back!  After selling my series-1 240z on August 21st I picked up my new 240z yesterday September 11th.  To be honest, I did not think I would be in another Z so quickly but my friend Mike Cooper, who never sells anything asked if I would be interested in buying his red 240z.  He needed the room more than anything and had owned the car since December of 2000.  I had seen the car many years ago parked in the corner of his garage but never saw it up close.  After a trip to look at it and another trip to drive it, I knew it was the one for me.  When I sold the series-1 Z I had a goal of taking the money and getting my shop air conditioned before getting another car.  The next car would be a classic Z I could modify and not affect the value.  It could be a 240, 260, or 280 as I wanted to do triple Webers, springs, sway bars, different seats, etc.  Mike's car already had all of this and more.  The highlights include a 1mm over '78 2.8L engine w/an E88 head, triple Dellorto carbs, '83 280zx Turbo 5spd w/Hurst shift and custom shift handle, '85 Turbo differential w/Precision LSD, Susp. Techniques springs, front & rear sway bars, and seats from a Mitsubishi Eclipse.  The car is a 1/72 build and is number 65,283.  As you can see in the pictures it needs a deep cleaning, the paint needs a careful cut & polish, and there are lots of little things that need to be addressed, mainly just items that need to be replaced due to age.  The car was originally silver with a red interior and one day it may return to that color scheme.  For now, it will be tinkered with and driven alot!  When I first saw the shifter handle I thought I thought it looked a little ridiculous but I can testify it is totally functional.  It puts the shift knob right where you want it and the throws are short and precise.  I will keep this post going as I make updates and repairs.  I look forward to showing it to everyone at local events in Austin and at Atlanta in October 2018!

And it came with a few parts too!  Believe it or not 99% of what you see was packed in the car when I picked it up.  Who needs an SUV?
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I've been lurking here and some of the other Z boards for a while, and after wanting a project car for basically my entire life, I finally pulled the trigger a couple weeks back so I guess it's time to join; hope y'all have room for one more!
So here it is, my new 1978 Z, as it looked when I brought it home:
I scoured CL for a while and any reasonably-priced cars were getting snatched up in hours.  I checked out a handful of cars in my desired price range and 
they were all projects well outside my budget or capabilities, so when I found this one I jumped on it.  It looked pretty good, and I knew it would be some work, but have uncovered some unexpected surprises in the last couple weeks.
The starter died when I brought the car to the shop so someone more qualified could take a look at it. It failed smog with an illegal cat, gross polluter numbers and an EVAP leak, and almost every nut and bolt I take off has revealed some bodgy-at-best repair work by previous owners.  All part of the fun!
I have a lot of plans and a whole lot of work to do, and I sure am grateful for all the helpful folks who have already walked this path before me.
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Planning to rebuild the seats in 2017.
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I have a 1987 M6 that I have dumped thousand$ into but there is no market for them at the moment so instead of selling it for 30 cents on the dollar I was thinking about keeping the freshly restored S38 (inline six 24 valve, dohc) engine an 5spd and part the rest the car out.
I've done the measurements and it will fit nicely into a Z.
What do you guys think?
Would I be creating too much of an odd ball?
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Hi all, I need reminding please of what the threaded holes are for marked 'A' on my 1970 240Z differential mount . Also, am I correct in saying that the small steel plate marked 'B' goes between the mount and the insulator - it's been some time since I dismantled it but I'm pretty sure it does. Thanks
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Yep Finally I will own a GT 240K ......My friend bought this 240K from Astralia  and he will convert it to Left Hand Drive and do all the body work and interior plus mounting a 280ZX drive train and then ship it to USA from UAE (Dubai)....here is some pictures so far and I will post as they come from my Friend Sultan In UAE.......
This picture when we tow it from the original owner...

When it arrived to UAE Dubai...


The work started   strip and convert to lt hand drive.....




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Approved by the powers that be, here is the offical thread for posting pictures of your wheels.
Enough talk, lets see your wheels!
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"So honey , I bought another Z today" 

instant response ," you've got to be fu@£NIH kidding me "

anyone else have this conversation-lol

Anyway, didn't see this one coming but it's landed in my lap. # 4858 , 5/70 build date. Still not even to my house yet and I've spent a total of 15 minutes looking at it.

Too many unknowns to answer anything specific , but it's definetly fixable . Actually in pretty decent shape- respective of its age. 

Update this when I get it home . 

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Hi everyone! My name is Mark and I will be restoring my 1976 280Z coupe HLS30-271295 starting this year. I look forward to your feedback and help as I am sure most of you have a lot of experience with restoring your own cars! I am hoping you will all chip in and help me avoid some common pitfalls and mistakes along the way.
I will post photos and updates as I go. For now, these are pics of the day I picked up the car in Calgary in March of last year.
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