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Maybe he thinks we'll swoop in and buy it first. He'd rather just tease us... :pirate:

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Well now I have 3 Zs! Got a good deal on an original car. Very little rust. The guy I got it from works on Mustangs and somehow got it for doing some work on something, I don't know the details yet. A doctor in Decatur bought it in 02/'72 for $4,810, or that's what the window sticker was. Has all kinds of receipts and was in a car show in '06. Then it got parked in a storage building with dirt floors, dry but dusty. When I get it home I can't wait to show you all how good of shape it's in for a 42 year old car. 918 orange with black interior and a black rocker panel stripe. Here's some pictures I took with my phone so they're not worth a crap. I asked had he had many calls and he said "some guy named Jeff from Michigan called" I started laughing and said I know that guy! You were right about the price Jeff in the above post but it's a different car, as you know. Thank you again, I think whatever you said helped me get a good price. I owe you one. Oh and all those wires are supposedly they're attempt at wiring up an electric fuel pump because it wouldn't run, carbs are full of trash I'm hoping. Some are coming from the A/C too, I think, I was excited! Also has a rear deck spoiler and the emblems they removed to install it were in the glove box.

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I SWEAR it wasn't me. Seriously!!! Heck of a coincidence though.

It looks like you got a great car. I hope you were able to talk him down from his asking price, but even at that price, it was a good deal. Are you going to keep your red '72, or sell it and put the proceeds into this car? It looks like it could be brought back to driver status with some TLC or show status with some time and money. Congrats on the purchase!

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You've gotta be kidding! I thought for sure you'd called him when he said that, anyway I'll always think you saved me some money, a LOT of money, less than half of what the ad said. I bought that red one thinking the white interior would grow on me but it never has. It'll be for sale pretty soon, I have a 3 car garage and 4 cars that need to be kept inside. I'll park my DD Camry outside, it's not too hot yet.

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30 years ago I had a '76 in #240 Green with white interior and my current '78 (bought 24 years ago) in #517 Light Gold had white interior. Both were swapped for black. I just never liked the white in either car. In both cases, I bought rusty parts cars with PERFECT interiors and I swapped the white for black. These days though it's getting much harder to find donor cars.

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thinking the white interior would grow on me but it never has..

I think I'd swap my 77 black interior for white... What year is your white? Is that the 77 or the 72?

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Hey Captain, obviously the most important man in the world! The '72 has white interior that's beautiful to look at but like white shoes it's not very practical to actually use.

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Well despite the warnings, I'm planning to convert some of my 77 interior to white(ish), but the stuff from the 72 is different and won't fit anyway.

The most interesting man in the world is my cousin.

"Look, a finger!"

"That's unsettling."

"Ya think?"

"All the time. Except when I sleep."

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The most interesting man in the world is my cousin.

"Look, a finger!"

"That's unsettling."

"Ya think?"

"All the time. Except when I sleep."

Ah ha ha, I just had woke up and wasn't thinking. But you're important to.

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you're important to.

:love: :love:

Let it be known that I was Captain Obvious long before that imposter started using my name on TV.

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It looks like a great starting point. How do the rails near the TC mounts look Cliff?

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Good day, I got it started and drove around the block! If I hadn't taken the seats out I'd still be driving it. Some carb gaskets were leaking, the firing order was 180 backwards and the valves were all too tight especially the intake valves. 1st I used a gas can as Jeff said then I put filters everywhere and put 5 gallons in the tank. Has a cool sound, the 2 pipes coming off the exhaust manifold go into a straight shot 2.5" exhaust. It has an "A" stamped cam that looks good, the spray bar works really good too. Oh and the York A/C works! Z karma at it's best!

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Glad to hear it runs! My very first Z was a rusty '72 that I bought for $200 out of a field back in 1984. I flat towed it home and within an hour had it running. The floorboards had been cut out and the seats weren't bolted in. I was so excited that it ran, I sat on the seat cross member and held my feet up while I drove it around the block in the rain. Water was coming up through the missing floor and getting me wet, but it was a blast. After several fast trips around the neighborhood, I drove it home and bolted the seats in. I then drove it around for another 30 minutes with no plates or insurance. I couldn't believe how strong the motor was after sitting in a field for 5 years. :) The car was too rotten to save, so I stripped the car and stored the good parts. I ended up installing the carbs on my 260 race car after they sat in my garage for 25 years.

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Fun seatless story Jeff! Thanks for sharing!

I drove slowly around the block in my seatless car sitting on a very low foot stool after doing some carb work a few years ago. The seats were out for welding in metal panels on the floor for some rusted out holes and for putting rust bullet on the floor after the welding work. I just put both seats back in permanently a few weeks ago. With the seats out I slowly went past a neighbor and explained that I had no seat and that was why it looked like I was sitting on the floor. He seemed amused at the whole thing. I was cautious not to do any jackrabbit starts sitting on a footstool, figured I would fall over backward if I did. Seatbelts were pulled out too.

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