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I baught the car from a real IPO! Idoiot Previous Owner!


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Well hello gentlemen, I am agemeansnothing's sis in-law and when ian told me about this thread i had to make a comment...I dont know if Ian has mentioned in here before there is a huge lack of interest in Z's around here where we live... And it's sad to see some of the things ppl do.. I have a 71 240z that i was going to restore at first glance it seemed like a ground up restore which was fine because we are both taking auto body in college. But as we started checking into after we brought it home 4 of the pillars were rotting, the floor boards were made out of fiber-glass and bondo, major cancer all over, and the thing that made Rich and I cringe was when we looked in the engine compartment and saw that in a previous wreck the frame had crumpled and someone welded and metal plate to fix it... Then later in a second front end wreck it actual crumpled the frame again...( Second one was hitting a telephone poll) ... :( Sad to say she is now a parts car for the new one i just got...... As for IPO's I guess when you don't understand what you have at the time... You have no desire to take care of it.....

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This case isn't so bad compared to the body work that was done to my Datsun 510, check these pictures out. This was just the back, that is probably half of the total filler that was on the car. It is a parts car now.

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OOPs. Can't get the files to upload. The pictures would show a bunch of pieces of filler over 1 inch thick. almost every panel had shotty bodywork done on it. If you think finding a nice Z is hard try finding a nice Datsun 510.

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EScanlon, I guss you didn't mension that the previous owner in fact WAS mechanically involved in the car.. claiming that he was buying all brand new stuff and MSA hotties! and the surprize is, well I consider it jocke, I remember that he told me a total bullshit, that the whole spring+shocks assembly is from LOL while it was a hi-school boys job lowering by heat and cutting AND I guess fixing the hight again due to cutting more than required by putting spacers under the springs!

so yes, I blame him, coz he is the type who say "that sound is caused by this, it have to be replaced"!

but, from now, I'm starting to change parts by full kits, I wont trust any old job in this car..

but anyway, thank you for the encouragement..

Proudmomofa240z, do you want to hear something sad about Z's toturing?

people in a neighbour country love Z's not for thier classic look, nor reliability and enjoyable driving, but they buy a tip tip Z car to drift on it.. drift until the rear tires are GONE and they show off by burning the beutifull aluminum wheels..

others buy a very neat rust-free Z car, and start cutting, welding the engine bay several times to change many engines for Drag race purposes, why dont they buy one which was allready used for race? those cars are getting less and less.. I'm afraid of selling my car and I'll get stuck looking for a nother one!

in fact, a clean 240Z (which I mean a real clean, from to and bottom) is really hard to find arround here, they are so rare and don't worth he asked prices!

I bet the situation in the US is much better, good owners are much over there unlike here.. if I would like to own a nother Z, I would like to have a virgin Z untoched from anybody here:)

it is not a compliment, it is a fact..

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Seriously folks, please consider your words (misspelled or not) before posting. What does anyone gain from calling another and idiot? Or anything else.

I also hope that we, as having a common interest (of fabulous proportions), could cut each other some slack.

Lsalty, ins't it fnuny how we can raed evyrtihng jmubled up, so lnog as the frsit and lsat lterters are in pclae?

al

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Seriously folks... just ask yourself; "who the hell am I to be telling others what they should or should not say, let alone how to say it?".

I'm sick and tired of the "PC" police, feel free to speak for yourself and in your own way.

If I want a sermon I'll go to church. If you want to give one you know where I'll tell you to go.

Carl B.

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Well Al, since you were in the AF, you obviously do know about the acronym arse-U-ME.

Political correctness does have its place, and if you've perused other forums you'll find that this site is by far one of the most "correct" with respect to flaming, and other degrading modes of text communication.

That being said, let's just touch on a few things that in your short tenure here you may not know:

BuDavid is posting in English which is not his native language. He's posting from Bahrain. That the language is is different from English is obvious. There are numerous other countries represented here and there will always be a few words or expressions that may not translate into English as "politically correct" as you may like.

Heck, we sometimes have a tiff or two between other English speaking and writing individuals. What is it they say about England and the U.S. of A.? Two countries separated by a common language. I'm sure the Aussies, the Ozzies, and other English speaking members will point out other differences. In the meantime, using an Australian expression....Keep your Pecker Up! (It means keep your chin up!)

Here on this forum, we use the term IPO to refer to a prior owner who did "repairs" or "modifications" without a lick of sense behind them, hence the term Idiot. It may not be "politically correct", but I don't think you're going to get much support for the "P.C." point of view.

Heck, we have a Boobs thread and a Camel-Toe thread.

The majority here like it this way. I don't foresee this changing anytime soon.

PC may not be one of our credo's, but we don't tolerate stealing, dishonesty or other forms of social antagonistic behaviour. I think we'd rather be Morally Correct than Politically Correct.

Wait a bit before you start pontificating to the faithful.

"Don't praggle us boy, we'll quang you proper!" - Lazarus Long

FWIW

E

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Perhaps I’m old and tired but I think that the chances of finding out what’s actually going on are so absurdly remote that the only thing to do is say hang the sense of it and keep yourself busy. I’d much rather be happy than right any day. (And' date=' are you?) Ah, no, ha-ha, well that’s where it all falls down, of course.[/quote']Maybe it doesn't really apply but I so seldom get a chance to use that quote:cheeky:
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BuDavid, how is the Z doing? What have you done so far? Any pics of the car and what you have done?

E, about the replacing one tire with no thread left, well, all my tires have a haze of thread left, so I guess they're good??? :P j/k I need to find a good used set soon before I find myself in some serious trouble soon...

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Mohamed,

You have nothing to apologize for.

And that was a really weak apology, Salty. Tolerance, my friend, for all people, cultures and languages,you should learn about it.

Nice to hear from the Middle East, Mohamed.

Paul

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1st of all, WOW!!!! I can't beleavethat this thread is alive!?

al'z

easy on your self, make a small study before you attack please, you will notice that the term IPO was commonly used that time while I assume that you might didn't even know about his forum..

please, do as I do, before I reply like this at any forum, I look at the joining adte of the member, just to know how to talk to him.. I'm not pissed off, but man, this is a dead thread and no need to bring it up again just because of your complain. I don't understand how did you read it in the first place!

EScanlon

I appreciate your understanding, thank you my friend.

BuDavid, how is the Z doing? What have you done so far? Any pics of the car and what you have done?

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as SBlake01 said, I regretfully sold my Z for an E39 M5, which I also sold, because it didn't have the "Lust of the Z" I'm having a harder time with my job, I even started searching for a nother Z, perhaps a 68-72 stingray, but those are way expensive to import (15000-24000)$

I might buy a brand new Jeep Wrangler JK sahara now, and I might buy a 240Z as a project, I'm addicted to Z's, as many told me, I'll regret selling the previous not.

what is the best about the reply here, I'm still a member of this great forum between those old good friends..

My regards to Zbane and Montezuma:D

cheers guys.

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... you will notice that the term IPO was commonly used that time while I assume that you might didn't even know about his forum..

I've even referred to myself by that term a few times since I bought my 240Z 23 years ago as a teenager and didn't always know what I was doing back then - not that I know what I'm doing now, of course.

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Seriously folks... just ask yourself; "who the hell am I to be telling others what they should or should not say, let alone how to say it?".

I'm sick and tired of the "PC" police, feel free to speak for yourself and in your own way.

If I want a sermon I'll go to church. If you want to give one you know where I'll tell you to go.

Carl B.

Carl, are you getting cranky? :cheeky:

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Enrique, Carl, and Stephen- I agree entirely. And Stephen- I've always liked that quote as well as:

Ford: It's a little like being drunk.

Arthur: What's wrong with being drunk?

Ford: Ask a glass of water.

Mohammed, It's great to see you back!

And, to the heart of this thread-

My IPO felt it was necessary to use some form of gasket sealant on the intake/exhaust manifold gasket...

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