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Acquiring a 280ZX soon


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So I am going to acquire a 1979 280ZX Automatic in a couple weeks that needs some work. He says it hasn't run in about a year, needs fuel pump and sending unit etc. My question is about the automatics, are they decent or is it better to go for a manual version of the car? I am probably going to use it as a daily driver so no power adders or anything more than likely.

I am pretty sure I am not going to get hurt on the price either way, I am sure I could part it out and get my money back I mean the alloy wheels have to be worth something right or the glass or something??

Thanks for your thoughts.


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Does it snow in Wichita? Do they put salt on the roads in the winter?

(I don't actually know the answers to those questions by the way...)

If the answer is yes to the second question be very cautious about using a 70's or 80's Z or ZX as a daily driver. Salt turns them into parts cars really fast. (That is where my car's current transmission came from...)

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It does snow in Wichita but they seldom use salt. In reality it probably won't be a daily driver but more of a fair weather car as I have a Cavalier that needs a head gasket, it will more than likely be the car I would drive in inclement weather.



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