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Congrats!!! Now get to work. You gotta lot of work in front of ya. Just remember, most panels are replacable and remove as much rust as possible on the ones you're keeping, treat the rust with a Rust Mort or some sort of Phosphoric Acid to stop the rust. Coat it with a POR15 to seal and stop it completely.

have fun with it.

Dave

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I see an Arizona plate yet a radio station sticker starting with W which is for stations east of the Mississippi river. Where has this old gal been living, do you know?

What do the bottoms of the floor boards look like?

Oh yeh, and you need carbs........ Nyuck nyuck!!

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Wow, that's going to be fun. Good luck with her. She'll need some TLC.

I think it's funny how there's a radar detector in the car. Also, do all S30's that need to be saved come with a battery strapped down like that? Mine has that, too. LOL

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Yeah, I can't imagine a sticker like the middle one being native to Arizona, either!

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it's mftd date is 71/10 or 10/71 :) I was born 9/71

the floorboards are apparent;y, so far, rust free...peeked under the carpet...loooked underneath the car....

the motor is partially undressed, cuz the prev.owner redid the valve cover gasket; broke a plug wire and has not replaced the plug wire...but was driving it before the rocker/valve cover gasket R&r...

the bumper sticker owner was a professorr apparently at the NAU campus here....(hot bed of liberal activity)...

the Z has been in Flagstaff for over 25 year,s so I'm told by another neighboor :) ...

the plan is to have a primer grey Z for a few years... stop deterioration/rust, get'er ready to hunt rx-7s and old supras :) (haven't seen either in Flagstaff....)

I have "Osfo" as my dad called it....I was going to get on the exterior immediately....

I'm not certain how to treat rust like I'm looking at....but was guessing to removed the dead "flesh"....sand to metal, and or treat with Ospho, prime, glass, prime... ?

unsure of fender flares but that would prolly hide alot of the rust work... what say u?

sanding disks, primer spray paint....and some polyester resign, micro ballons? (or Bondo?) and cloth for the tail...all though I prefer the slick, no spoiler look...minus bumpers as well....

I'm gonna get a replacement plug wire set...mount a new battery, synthetic oil and put air in the tires...and drive it!.......uhh...to my mechanic...LOL....I'll have him look at it...

any advice? thanks fellas....

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Sounds like you have a plan. Synthetic oil is probably a bit 'over the top' for a 40 year old vehicle IMO. You'll find many pros and cons on the subject.

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If the underside is sound,your life is gonna be a lot easier.Everything else is easily replaceable.The only place i's use synthetic is the rear-end & gearbox.I would Seafoam the snot out of that motor.

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I've had excellent success using Royal Purple 20W50. No leaks, no drama. Of course, it's hot in this part of the world and a different viscosity rating might produce some problems.

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I've had excellent success using Royal Purple 20W50. No leaks, no drama. Of course, it's hot in this part of the world and a different viscosity rating might produce some problems.
How 'tight' is your engine? In other words, how long since the last rebuild? If the answer to that is unknown, as in this case, I'd stick with dino oil.

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Throwing synthetic in a high milage motor with a KNOWN history is a crap shoot at best.But in a motor with UN-KNOWN history?......

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I needed synthetic for -degree weather starts, I thought,..... I do have a coolant heater I could hook up to it...but that's for the snow plow...maybe the Z will hibernate for the snow months? hopefully not when the roads are clean,clear of snow....

apparently the motor does not drip oil now, at least.....but I was told the valve cover gasket was replaced due to an old one which was beginning to leak.

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the plan is to have a primer grey Z for a few years... stop deterioration/rust

unsure of fender flares but that would prolly hide alot of the rust work... what say u?

sanding disks, primer spray paint....and some polyester resign, micro ballons? (or Bondo?) and cloth for the tail...all though I prefer the slick, no spoiler look...minus bumpers as well....

I'm gonna get a replacement plug wire set...mount a new battery, synthetic oil and put air in the tires...and drive it!.......uhh...to my mechanic...LOL....I'll have him look at it...

any advice? thanks fellas....

Fender flares are worth considering if you like the look - they cover/replace the rusted areas nicely. Fiberglass bumpers aren't too expensive as replacements for the damaged originals.

Don't forget to spend $15 on a Datsun Z Haynes repair manual - money well spent considering what lies ahead for you. It will help your get through maintenance you can do yourself and indicate when to leave it to the professionals.

Dennis

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