Rob1972

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  1. Great write up. Do these specs also apply to the 240 / 260? Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  2. NLA I believe. Start a new thread on this if you want to keep going.[emoji6] Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  3. Just bought Tom Monroe's book on Amazon for $10 including shipping. I also recommend Wick Humble's book on how to restore, also on Amazon. Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  4. Beefpatty, set your expectations appropriately- this could take months. Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  5. I used the 2000 Kia Sportage w/s - it fits tight. Search the forums for info. Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  6. https://www.carsforsale.com/datsun-240z-for-sale-C136856 I know nothing about this place, but the first listing is in Jacksonville... Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  7. Apache Junction? 2nd red flag. The guy said he was going to drive the car 125 miles to Phoenix! But A.J. Is only 20 miles away at the most. Not liken' it one bit... Keep looking in the West for generally less rust. Can you join a local Zcar club? Get contacts thru that may work for you too. Wait for a 240 is my advice.
  8. Hmmm - Calif plates on a car 125 miles from Phoenix. Red flag? Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  9. My view is that this car must be in Tucson Arizona- a very arid, dry area. It would be surprising to have frame rail rust on a car from the Southwest though not impossible. More likely it came from somewhere else and wound up in Arizona. Make no mistake, there is no such thing as perfect condition even allowing for the few items that were called out, especially in an unrestored 41-year-old car. If it's been in Arizona for at least 10 years all of the rubber and plastic has started to disintegrate , And it doesn't matter if it's been in a garage or not (ask me how I know!). Perhaps this would be a good choice for you to drive the car, do some easy straightforward work get it painted and flip it just to get your feet wet. Offer a low number (remember you have to transport it) and see what happens. I'm in the Phoenix area but wouldn't be able to help you much (i've never done a restoration myself), but I know what rust looks like and I know how hoses can crumble when you touch them! Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  10. I can't confirm the numbers, but I know the locations are unique left vs. right. Where did you find the diagram? Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  11. Congrats! Before you move the carbs back to the correct side, send them to Z Therapy for a complete rebuild. Then you can Fly like an Eagle! Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  12. Excellent choice. I've had my 240 for 19 years and I am ashamed to say I have used it more as a table than a driver. It's been thru three cycles of up / down (the downtime coming as a result of sitting idle) while I raised my family and only now am I able to focus on a regular basis and really deepen my enjoyment. I've put more miles on in the last three months than I have in those 19 years. As Charliekwin said it is SO easy to put it off and get to it next year. And I tend to be pretty disciplined about projects. Don't be me! Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  13. Excellent advice - but not to be read or contemplated with the kids jumping on the sofa. Find time and a quiet place with a beverage to think clearly!
  14. My list: 240, 280, 260 in that order. Why? 240 - simple, reliable 280 - not as simple, reliable 260 - not as simple, undesirable The further West you search - the less rust you'll find. Good luck! Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  15. Did NJ outlaw pools? Sent from my iPhone using Classic Zcar Club mobile