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hello my name is mat and i just bought a 260z a couple days ago. This car was a daily driver and was put to rest for two years. I am the second owner of the car. I have been looking for a 240 or 260 for about a year now. I love everything about these cars. I live in louisiana so these cars are hard to come by. I finally found one that still in good shape. The car is orginaly from louisiana. I was looking in texas and florida for one for a decent price. It does have some rust areas like the battery tray and floors but what can u expect from a classic :classic: right now i just have pics at cardomain http://www.cardomain.com/memberpage/747952. short story i just got the car and ill be going to the forms and look up answers. the carbs spit out gas so i need to fix that soon. the pics are just when i picked up the car.

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mat

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Hi Mat, welcome to the group. You are very lucky to have a rare 260Z. The car doesnt look to bad. You will love it when you get her running right. Dont hesitate to ask questions. The members here are full of answers and some are full of it!! Myself included!!

Chris

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Thanks i live in zachary but use to live in baton rouge. The car has sat in baton rouge for 2 years behind Franks resturant. Which is a good place to eat breakfest if ya dont mind the waiting. Been looking for forms on why the crabs spit out gas. it has 240 carbs so im guessing i just have to rebuild them. the battery is dead right now so im just gutting it right now.

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mat

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Yea i saw those but i need to throw cash down in the car. Gotta fix the rust before i fall through the floor.....jk not that bad just stick my finger out here and their. LOL. For some reason the passanger floor is in worser condition. The driver has no rust holes. Its just the passanger floor that has a couple holes i guess u can call them that. The owner said they were new carbs but i guess failed to say needed rebuilt o well. i heard the car turn over before. once it starts the gas kinda stops coming out the carbs. This is my first carb vehicle so its all new to me. until i get in the barn i have to work on it outside and its a cold day. the car has all orginal parts. it has that tan interior which is ok i guess but i want to replace. Do they sell replacement interior panels in the back? trying to pick out x-mas stuff. :) and about the bumbers are they early or late 74 i cant really tell.

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Hey Mat, you can get some SEM brand interior paint in a rattle can and change your colors if you want.

The later 260Z had big heavy bumpers like a 280Z if I recall. The early 260Z had thin cross section bumpers like the 240's. Your car looks like it has the thin bumpers with the bigger guards than a 240 but the bumpers themselves are the ones to have. You can remove the guards for a cleaner look. A lot of Z owners have done that.

Chris

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Yea i was going to remove them. Nothing like lighting the load. Ill have to check the car out on the bumbers. I was told to replace the floor pans(in case the rust is that bad, have not taken seats out yet waiting for a surprise) i would have to know if it was a early or late 74.

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oddly enough, the rust on the passenger side of my car is much worse than the driver's side. i think it could be the result of a leaky heater core, though. also, welcome! if you haven't decided on how you are going to do the floorpans yet, i recomment you check out zedd findings for a replacement kit. also, por-15 offers a patch kit.

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Welcome to you.

Water on the passengers side might be caused by a split water hose that drains the front cowl area. Mine was split and that caused it good and proper.

Try putting the hose on the cowl and see if water dribbles in off the door side of the footwell.

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Aight thanks. ill have to jump onto that. trying to get the car in the barn right now. working on the car out in the cold is not that much fun but i do it for the car. Yesterday the wind kept blowing my hood down. Not just no ordinary wind either, the kind that stings because it so cold. :) since iv lived in the south my whole life this freezing spree is killing me.

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Hello Mat, Congratulations on purchasing the 260Z. I don't see many 260's here in the states, and they really are great cars. I have an early 260Z and yours is an early 260z as well, unless the previous owner changed it over to the early bumper congifiguration which is highly unlikely. I am pretty sure that the only difference between the early and late 260z was the bumper configuration. Here in the states, 74' was the begining of what would be a huge regulation period for safety issues and fuel consumption (especially in Cali :( ), which is the result of the larger bumpers. The 240z bumpers are basically for looks, the early 260z bumpers are 3mph bumpers, and the late 260z-280 are 5pmh bumpers. The later bumpers don't look bad, just not as sporty. Correct me if I am wrong, but 260z cars built in October and later were considered 'late' versions.

Anyways, good luck with the car Mat. You are going to love it. I have a non-black interior as well, but it is nice to see a different color than black for the interior every now and then, because most of the Z's almost always have black interiors. I am not saying I don't like black though, it is quite sporty. Unfortunately, it is harder to find the brown, cream, and other color interior peices.

Take care and welcome to the club :smoke:,

Ben

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^^i know what you mean v12horse. i have red interior (the seats have been replaced with black by a PO) and i think it looks great. i'm going to reupholster the seats in red just to make it that much better! and yes, when i first got the car i was contemplating black interior. i changed my mind, though... :D

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Yea i understand u on the color of the interior. My interior has seen better days. Its all orginal which is cool but the needs to be replace. I could do the southern thing and just duck tape every thing. ROFL But that defys my wanting of a clean look..LOL It just going to be easier to find black than the color i have. The engine bay has that green color in it so i am asuming the orginal color was that lime green color. :stupid:

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2-Z welcome abord. I think that you will find that there is a wealth of good information here. I read that you have carb trouble , If the carbs are flat tops , this will likely be a ongoing problem . I recommend that you find a set of round tops . Keep the intake you presently have. The picture that shows the rust holes on the driver's front fender, it is because of a fender drain that is plugged, lift the hood and look for a opening just forward of the area that is rusted . It is on the inside edge of the fender. Common thing , I had a mouse nest in mine and calking pluging the other. In doing repairs , remember bondo and like products as well as primer , are porus and will allow moisture to contact the metal and rust will result . If exposed to the weather it will need to be sealed with paint. Good luck with the car , It looks stright .Gary :laugh:

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