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Yesterday I bought my first Z car! Unfortunatly I could not drive it away just yet because the car has not been registered in a few years and needs a few things before its good for the road. Insurance, registration, and an inspection. That will all happen first thing tomorrow and I will drive her away!

Because I don't actually have the car yet, the previous owners photos will have to do.

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First things first. I need to get rid of those horrible Enkei wheels. The car comes with the original "slot mags" which look endlessly better. After that, the color needs to change. Its not a good paint job. I don't know when it was done, and I can't stand the color. The paint code is right on the radiator support and is #905 red. There are a few spots where you can still see the original color. The old paint looks great in spots like the spare tire well. Yikes getting the paint done properly will really cost me a lot! But I think it will be worth it. This is a fantastic car, and in really good shape. Build date 5/70, and the VIN is sub-50,000. Not the original engine either, previous owner never had it. So it is presumed lost. All I know about the current engine is that it has an E88 head. Once I actually have the car, I will hopefully be able to find out more.

Really excited for my first Datsun Z! Let me know what you guys think!

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First, welcome, and very nice looking car! Looks like a great start.

Re: the wheels - first, they aren't Enkeis, they just have Enkei caps in them. Since the Enkei caps fit, that tells me they are actually Appliance Wire mags, which are almost as appropriate to these cars as the more common slotted mags. Lots of us (myself included) actually like them. So much so that I just bought a set for my car, which are even now at the polishing shop. I'd actually love to have those Enkei caps from yours...

Also, you mention that the car comes with "original" slot mags. While it is likely that the slots were installed by the dealer when it was new, they aren't truly "original" as the only wheels from the factory back then were narrow steel wheels with hubcaps. But slots were VERY common, so much so that lots of people assume they were "original".

Last - 9005 red looks really good when it's right. That's what color my latest one is, too. Here's link to a picture in my gallery to give you an idea.

http://www.classiczcars.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=23053&cat=500&ppuser=8596

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Thanks for the welcome, and correct info. I obviously don't know a whole lot about these cars, but I will learn.

The wheels will go up for sale soon. The Enkei caps can go seperate or with the wheels.

Ooops yeah, sub 5000 vin. Dunno if that matters at all, but I just thought it was cool.

A/C is actually pretty nice. I think all it needs is a belt, and it should work. Or so I am told.

Thanks guys

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A/C is actually pretty nice. I think all it needs is a belt, and it should work. Or so I am told.

Thanks guys

I'm an HVAC/MVAC tech. I've heard that line so many times...........Occaisionally, you do luck out but my take is that if it worked, the belt would be on it an it would be working.

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I'm an HVAC/MVAC tech. I've heard that line so many times...........Occaisionally, you do luck out but my take is that if it worked, the belt would be on it an it would be working.

Oh yeah. good point. Oh well, I will get it going one way or another

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the picture cracks me up too.

Looks like it could be separated at birth from Spot:

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oh and congrats on the purchase!

HAHAH that photo is so funny

Thanks guys for all the welcomes.

I have been finding time here and there to look over the car the last few days. It is is very good shape over all! The car had FOUR American flags stuck on it and I got them all off cleanly. Not that I have anything at all against Old Glory, but I really don't think the stickers looked good on this classic Japanese sports car.

I took her for a test drive before I bought it and all was well. So fun to drive. The next time I drove her she was having hesitation issues at low RPM. Every time after that it got worse and worse until yesterday morning she didn't want to start, stay running, or drive. Had to tow her to my brother's place where all my tools ( and project car ) resides. I thought it was the alternator. But upon closer inspection it was just the power wire from the alternator! Someone had replaced a section of it at some point with a tiny little 14-ish gauge wire and it had completely corroded. Simple fix, and she is running fairly well now. Low RPM issues totally gone.

The car has been sitting for 5 years so it definitely needs a tune up. No problem. As soon as I fix all the little things it will be time to start looking into a paint job!

I won't be posting a whole lot, mostly reading and searching this website. But I will absolutely keep you all updated with the progress on this car.

Thanks again, glad to be here and so excited to finally own a 240Z!

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