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Gychasgy

Complete Restoration in Indy.... this is going to be a long one

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Hello all!!! I am very excited because I am finally going somewhere with my restoration... even though it may not look like it. I have had the car for about 4 years now due to college and neglected it when it was already in rough shape. Here are the pictures of where it is now. I am planning on taking everything off/out of the car to do a ground up restoration but have already done a few things to it 4 years ago. I installed new floor pans and frame rails to give the body support a while back. I recently took the engine out and am about to get it back from the shop after a cleaning and honing of the cylinders and balancing the crank. I have redone the head as well. I am about to put the engine back together and upgraded to Weber Carbs with Canon intakes. Here are pictures I have of the body and engine stuff I have so far... please let me know any advice or if anyone wishes to give me a hand I would be eternally grateful!!! Im on the Southside of Indy. Enjoy the pics and I hope you all dont cringe to much.....

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Sorry uploading pictures right now and I think I forgot to say that I am working on a '74 260Z and I love my car!

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If you have comments about a certain picture it might be better just to comment on my photo album under my profile but Im looking forward to the advice as well as possibly someone giving me a hand! Thank You!!

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Congratulations! Wow, good luck with everything. I'm stuck in the middle of my restoration with the car in limbo at the body shop. Are you planning to do the work yourself or do you have a source? I ended up taking mine to a place in Kentucky but its been there for almost a year. :( I am pretty good at disassembly but haven't had the chance to try and put things back together. Keep us up to date and maybe we can get a bunch together and help if you need it.

carl

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Yeah I am planning on doing most of it myself. The body is the problem I have with the most. I have the engine in pieces just waiting for me to put it back together. I also have a completely redone interior waiting on everything else to be finished so that I can put it in. Sorry to hear about your Z being gone, I am at school in Indy and my car is at my parents so I kind of feel your pain. I will be adding more pictures here soon of my newly cleaned and honed block as well as the head that just had some major work done to it.

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That body is pretty rough, but not suprising if it is a Indy car. If you decide to redo the suspension bits there is a place on the west side called Gails enameling that will give you a good price for sandblasting and powder coating the suspension stuff. I hope you have a mig and some patience for all that rust. I am getting ready to replace floor boards on a 71.

Good luck.

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Yeah my buddy who is helping me with the body of the car has a mig and is pretty good with it so I think we can handle that. It is a little overwhelming with all that rust though but I am learning to become very patient. I am also going to the next Indy Z car club meeting on the 10th so that I can meet up with some more knowledgable people. Are you in this club madkaw? I just got my engine cleaned and honed at Quinlin Machine Shop on the Southside here and am looking forward to picking it up Friday! I will def have to look into Gails though thanks for the advice.

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I got my block, head, and crank back from the shop today and did some work on the body of the car by taking the fenders off. here are the updated pictures.

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Great pictures. I have a bunch of spare panels and such if you need stuff. Rocker panels, head light scoops, etc. How much did it cost to have the engine work done? I need to get mine worked on before I put it back in the car (eventually).

carl

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Well the engine work was $715 in total but my engine had some serious problems... if it weren't an all original, I would have probably replaced the engine with one not as costly. I got it done at Quinlin Automotive on the Southside near University of Indianapolis and I am very pleased with the work they did on it. I would def recommend them. I might be interested in some panels such as the rocker panels though... are you a member of the Z car of Indy club cbudvet? I am going to their meeting on Thursday this week

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I am looking forward to all that are going to the Indy Z car club meeting tomorrow on the northside. I cant wait to meet you all.

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Well I painted my block yesterday and I gotta say I think I did a pretty good job. I went with the original color, blue. Here are the pictures....

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