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'71 240Z What do you think?

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Car didn't meet reserve. I live about 2.5 hrs. from the car so I called about it. I placed a deposit to hold the car till I look and drive her. He wanted $12.5K and we settled on $11.8 and this includes a brand new in the box factory dash and the old steering wheel/pad. We'll see.....

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Yes, I like the pictures. I like the general looks of the car. I agree with the price range. I would look at the car with the intention of buying it. There would have to be something seriously wrong to change my mind and it doesn't look like the pictures reveal anything like that. Nice looking car.

Let me revise buy pointing out that the engine has the smog hardware removed and the air cleaners need some....err....attention. But doesn't change my opinion, though. How does it drive?

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I'll know Friday!

Yea it looks pretty good. The guy has done a bunch of work after buying the car. It sat in storage for many years. Thus the low miles. He was/is a Nissan mech and still works for his Dad's Nissan dealership in Bristol. He specializes in the Datsun 2000 roadster but followed this car and was finally able to buy it. Seems to be a straight shooter. He has redone all the things I had to have done on the '78 like tie rods, hoses, weatherstripping, seats, fuel tank, fuel lines, master cylinder, brakes & brake lines, Tokico HP shocks, Eibach springs, wheels & tires etc. He has over $4600 dollars in new parts receipts and did the labor himself. Most of the parts are Nissan because he gets them cheaper. He paid around $10K for the car.

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That's a real nice looking car. Take your check book with you on Friday.

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Yes, I like the pictures. I like the general looks of the car. I agree with the price range. I would look at the car with the intention of buying it. There would have to be something seriously wrong to change my mind and it doesn't look like the pictures reveal anything like that. Nice looking car.

Let me revise buy pointing out that the engine has the smog hardware removed and the air cleaners need some....err....attention. But doesn't change my opinion, though. How does it drive?

I asked about the air cleaner. He said the previous owner has individual filters on the car. The filter there now is a K & N. Wonder if a full air cleaner is in order? Car has a header & 2.5" exhaust. Anyone ever seen a filter layout like this?

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The ebay listing says he put on those wheels. You should get him to throw-in the original wheels and sell me those Panasports!

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It's for sure one hell of a find. I wouldn't hesitate to buy it from what I can see. It's a beautiful hard to find 240Z. If you got the funds then I say go for it :)

Good luck man and enjoy. I hope Your not planning on getting rid of that sharp looking 280Z :)

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LOLLOLLOL

Silly, Silly, Silly ME. I feel such a bloody fool.

I'm checking out the pic of the engine bay and thinking;

"What the heck is that plastic thingy on the firewall behind the air box ???????

Then the penny dropped !!!!

The brake master cylinder !!!!! Bloody left hand drive cars !!!!!.

Rick (the twit).

:devious: :devious:

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It's for sure one hell of a find. I wouldn't hesitate to buy it from what I can see. It's a beautiful hard to find 240Z. If you got the funds then I say go for it :)

Good luck man and enjoy. I hope Your not planning on getting rid of that sharp looking 280Z :)

No the 280Z is my son's soon as he is old enough to drive. Might have to sell the 350Z...............2003 350Z White Track with 5900 miles, Koni SA shocks & 350Evo sway bars. Anyone interested? Looking for around $29K.

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Jmark,

Look in my gallery for a good picture of a 72 air filter housing....link in my signature...

I'd get one almost immediately....because the air is getting screwed up going into your carbs (tooooo hot)....I'm thinking of putting a hose from next to the radiator to my air filter housing to make it colder...the colder the better....

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Jmark,

Look in my gallery for a good picture of a 72 air filter housing....link in my signature...

I'd get one almost immediately....because the air is getting screwed up going into your carbs (tooooo hot)....I'm thinking of putting a hose from next to the radiator to my air filter housing to make it colder...the colder the better....

I assume the '72 & '71 are the same correct? I wonder about the hot air thing. MSA & others sell ramflo & other individual exposed air cleaners that look about the same is this setup. Opinions? e_racer1999 shot me a pic & what you want for your air cleaner. Thanks!

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i'll get the pic up tomorrow (or tonight when i get home from work). my opinion on the exposed air filter actually leans towards the exposed air filters. that is what i have on my car currently (twin k&ns), and the performance from them is outstanding compared to the old box. granted, one of the CAI set ups that is available would probably work better, but stock vs. exposed? exposed all the way.

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Thanks for the honesty Jason. Maybe I'll stand pat for awhile. Got pics of your setup?

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Well I understand using exposed air filters....how do you reduce hot air going in--or what might you do to minimize it.

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