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Ricklandia

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Congratulations man. I bet you must be excited :D

That brings back memories for me when I first got mine. I live in MN. and bought my baby down in AZ. and she rode all the way from Arizona to me in Minnesota and rode on a truck just like yours did. Words can't explain how HAPPY I was when I first saw her IN PERSON.

I just got her out of storage today. She's been waiting patiently all winter long :)

Here is a picture of my baby

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Started to examine the car this morning when I ran across this "mystery" switch. It's located on the center console, it's a momentary toggle (left/right or up/down depending on how it's oriented). At first I figured it must be some kindo of add on switch as it does nothing that I can tell, however when I looked at the bezel/faceplate of the switch, it looks strickingly like something from the factory. Any idea what this might be? I havent had a chance to start tracing it's wiring, probably wont for a while but I thought if it's factor someone might know. My old 260 never had anything like that, no have I seen anyone else have one. One note: THe PO put a stereo EQ in the car years ago, tucked under the original radio position, but in front of the Choke/rear defroster panel. Could it have been there originially? And if so, what is it?

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I thought that too, at first, but it only goes bidirectionally (left/right or up/down depending on how you physically orient the switch). You can see what I mean by looking at the two arrows on the bevel - I dont know the correct orientation. The mirrors on the car, although not original, are definitely not electric.

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Many thanks, I just uploaded some new photos into my Gallery after I gave her a bath from the long trip. The PO kept everything, original owners manual, even the dealer sales broghure. Even has a maintanence logbook.

Weston is as far west Ft. Lauderdale as you can get before you are in the Everglades. It sits right at the corner of where I-75 turns west to head towards Naples, and where I-595 begins. It's about 4 hours from Tampa. It's nice to meet fellow Floridians, it is a rare site to see a 240 on this side of the state. Dunno why.

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  • 1 month later...

After fighting for nearly six weeks with the morons at DMV in Tallahassee, I finally got the paperwork finished and plates for the car! WOOHOO! Took my wife for a quick spin up to the gas station to fill up, it was running on fumes from weeks of me messing with the motor, or just firing it up to listen to it. :stupid:

Having yanked all the carpeting out (old and mold), every road noise came up through the body, and I do mean EVERY noise. My wife looked at me and asked. "Why do you look so disturbed?" I had to answer it was purely paranoia, that "pseudo-test-pilot feeling" you get after you've made a repair and take it out on the road for the first time. I'm glad to say that nothing that I hadn't already suspected turned up, and although after a few miles I started to relax and enjoy, I also started to build that endless mental list again... ball joints, rod ends, linkage parts, ... :knockedou

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Nice find!! Good luck with it. I have '71 and I'm just up the interstate in Melbourne. Don't get that far south too often. Check out the guys in the South Florida Z Car Club. There are a lot of 350's, but some have 240's. They run a lot of events and cruises you can go to. Nice bunch of folks. If you get your baby rung out, and cruise a bit north, look me up. Try and plan on having it ready for next years Z-fest in Orlando.

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Nice find!! Good luck with it. I have '71 and I'm just up the interstate in Melbourne. Don't get that far south too often. Check out the guys in the South Florida Z Car Club. There are a lot of 350's, but some have 240's. They run a lot of events and cruises you can go to. Nice bunch of folks. If you get your baby rung out, and cruise a bit north, look me up. Try and plan on having it ready for next years Z-fest in Orlando.

Hey George,

I'll definitely take you up on the invitation. My Brother lives in Melbourne, and although I don't get up nearly as often as I'd like to, I've made a promise that when I get this new car road worthy that I would get up his way. I did hook up with the SFZCC on the web, one of the club officers lives just a few miles from my home. Like you say, most are new Z owners but I do see a few "old school" members. On a sadder note, I took her out for a longer spin today, and after about 20 minutes of driving I started to notice the clutch was slipping. :disappoin A major blow as I just dont have the proper tools, or knowledge to tackle that by myself. Crawling under a proped up car in my own garage just makes me too nervous, I'm not as young and fearless as I used to be. Not to mention as limber as I used to be. The local repair shop is good, but like nearly all here in S. FL, very expensive with the labor charges. :cry:

Patience... patience...

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I've actually done a few clutches, but that was 20 years ago, in a real garage, with real tools (air), on a real lift, with a real transmission jack, ... I was just a kid in High School, but I had already worked in this Mom and Pop gas station/repair shop for 3 years. It was a little town.

Anyway, it's now 20 years later, the tools are long ago gone to pay for things like diapers, family vacations and kids auto insurance. Unfortunately, now if I spend more than 1/2 day doing any serious lifting or contorting, my lower back will leave me sleepless for days. Sometime I wonder which is worse; being in agonizing pain, or feeling the agonizing pain of the local repair shop bill :/

there may be one ray of hope though. My neighbor has a young racer-boy son who gave a jaw-drop when he saw my car in the garage. I might just see what it would take to get him to help me with the heavy stuff.

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