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Whats your Z plan for 2010?

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Well I have totalled up all the gift cards and cash for Christmas and I am coming up with a plan for the updgrades for the New Year. I am going to get rid of my overheating problems with a new radiator and fan clutch, upgrade the blower motor for more heat, and swap out the points for electronic ignition. I have a few more things to do but they are more involved, replace the sagging springs, redo the original steering wheel and install, and replace all the weather striping and rubber with the parts I gathered through last year. Then drive it a lot more.

What are you plans for the Zed this year?

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I have way too many Z plans this year, but I will start off with a small list:

For the 70Z:

I will replace the engine radiator hoses and heater hoses with braided hose when Espirit makes them available. Nothing else will be touched. I will bring the car to the MSA West Coast Nationals and will also try to get it to Nashville for the ZCON. Otherwise, she will nest in her cocoon.

For the 71Z:

The plan is to paint the car Nissan yellow (same color as current 370Z) at the end of Feb or early March. I am planning on spending 4 days stripping the car of almost everything (engine, glass, etc) and taking a rolling chassis to Maaco for the paint job. I then plan to go through the car replating bolts and cleaning parts. Very happy with the interior and the way the car is running. Now just need to make it look pretty.

Will continue to look for a nice 70Z with original engine on Craigslist here in SD to add as another project. You can never have too many projects.

Rich

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Mostly another year of small stuff, since the big stuff was back in 2008. Maybe a new exhaust, if I can finally decide what I want to build. That, and driving....

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For the 70'....

clean her up and continue to use her for a daily driver when it's decent outside.

Maybe a set of new retractable seat belts, as Leah isn't as enthused about the 4 point harness's as she first let on. Maybe a new set of carpets for the front.

For the 74'....

Reskin the roof (thanks Arne)

Finish the body work and get her painted

Dual fan set-up on the new aluminum radiator, new custom grill and bumper set-up with full LED compliment around the car.

Start on the custom interior (install the new carpet, find some new'ish seats, purchase and instal the double din Pioneer DVD/NAV touch-screen deck, 6 speakers in custom made pods and panels, dual 12" Low-profile subs, 1000 watts from 2 amps, etc, etc.

Tires and wheels (Rota RB 17x8's and 17x9's with 245/45's and 265/45's with my ZG Flares.

Finish the doors and other electronic do-dads (Electric windows, door pops (shaved door handles) Hatch pop, full alarm with Maxima Push start, Auto-Meter Ultra lite guages *full cluster*

Anybody got $8K to get me started on the right track?

Dave

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I plan on just finishing up the small niggles that remain. I will install my replacement power antenna, refurb my rear brakes and just do general maintenance. I plan to do far more driving this year than in 2009. Lots of long term projects kept me off the road last year. I want to get in at least 3-4 autocrosses and see how bad the miatas beat me in ES.

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for a non restored 38 years old car and a lot of elbow grease to wax and maintain what is left of the original paint.

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Hopefully my clutch parts will be at the dealership tomorrow and I can start on my clutch replacement project.

At some point I still need to replace the windshield and door weatherstripping.

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Maintain, detail and drive. Hopefully, get to Nashville for the convention. I would like to see if I can improve on my 2nd in class at Zcon 09, but I haven't gotten my score sheet yet. Also would like to meet more of these online friends at shows and conventions.

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No way I'm driving 2500 each way in the hottest part of the Summer w/o A/C for Zcon. Thinking about MSA in April. Almost went last year, might be able to swing it this year.

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well, i just did new tires and alinement before i put her up for the winter. so that's one less thing. 50-50 chance of making it to ZCon 10. fingers x.:D

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Where to start? I finished the complete front end/brake rebuild in October, have her up on stands and stalled out on completing the rear end/brakes. Once thats finished, repair the small rust issue on the passenger floor board. Finish up the interior with POR15/Dynamat and new carpet. Install the rebuilt seats. Then its onto the body. Strip off everything I can and take it to have it dipped and stripped, sand the rest of the body down to bare metal and do paint and finish it off with new weatherstripping.

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My '78 won't get much attention this year as long as everything keeps working well. What I will work on a lot more is my '74 LeMons Z. It needs struts, bushings, some wiring cleanup, and carb/ignition work. The car ran great early in its first race for a while and then picked up a high RPM miss which kept getting worse and worse throughout the 24 hour race. By the end it was barely running. It free revs cleanly and only struggles under load. It is tough to diagnose since the car isn't street legal, so I can't easily reproduce the problem at home.

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I think I'll wash it a time or two.... Then get serious about cleaning up the engine compartment! Maybe if I have the time I will start working on some of the electrical gremlins but for the short term I'm going to drive the wheels off it!

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Got my 240Z stripped to the carcass. Body work, paint, rebuilt motor, POR'd suspension, some aluminum buffing. Looks like I need a new axle :surprised:

BTW - Motorsport is out of weatherstrip kits until July. Hopefully no delays past that. Hope to have the car mostly assembled by then.

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Oh gosh... If I put it down in black and white - I suppose I have to accomplish it don't I?

I have a complete new interior to install, seats to recover, new dash with new guages to put in.... Then, I suppose I will drive it.

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Weatherstripping all the way around, I want to put on most of the poly bushing kit that's been sitting in my garage untouched, new struts maybe, put together the interior plastics when I buy them again. A good tune-up would be nice, too!

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Get rid of most of the rust, new paint, upgrade brakes, projector retrofit, redo interior...so much to do and so little time

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No way I'm driving 2500 each way in the hottest part of the Summer w/o A/C for Zcon. Thinking about MSA in April. Almost went last year, might be able to swing it this year.

i had an uncle tell me one time, if you run a hundred, and crack your windows a little, its just as good as a c.:laugh:

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For the 77 I have to get a temp switch to get her back in operation and the 73 is getting an engine overhaul this spring (maybe a cam kit as well). Both will get new seals (already bought sitting in boxes, in the shed).

I have other thoughts but talking takes the place of doing - so I will stop there.

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I'm going to put her back together this year and take her for a nice drive! Hopefully I can take a few days and do a road trip somewhere. Just gotta buckle down and get her all together.

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My son and I will continue rust removal on the shell.Floors and supports to be finished in a few weeks then on to the rear quarters.Shell blast on the rotissurie.Then primer and paint.Reassembly to start in the summer.....Sounds perfect.....I know,ain't gonna happen so perfectly.Wish us luck.Roger

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My son and I will continue rust removal on the shell.Floors and supports to be finished in a few weeks then on to the rear quarters.Shell blast on the rotissurie.Then primer and paint.Reassembly to start in the summer.....Sounds perfect.....I know' date='ain't gonna happen so perfectly.Wish us luck.Roger[/quote']

Hi Logan, Im also in the process of eliminating rust and repainting my car, I was wondering do you do the body work first then etch prime and epoxy prime it or do you etch prime, epoxy prime and then bodywork?

I was thinking of priming it first and then body work but Ive seen many say otherwise. Regards

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White 77 280-find a new and loving home.

Orange 72 240-finish the painting, find all new white interior, collect ooohs and awes

Gray 77 280ZT-finish engine detailing, get interior, drive fast.

The other 5, off to the bone yard.

In theory, all of these will be done simultaniously. To bad reality is such a bummer!

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