space cowboy

Proud owner of my very first Z

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    I'm probably the youngest one on this to be restoring a Z at 20yrs old. It has been my dream to own one. Nonetheless i am humbled to be around people who know so much. I will continue with updates on her restoration but i will also ask for help for i don't know everything. Thanks IMG_2174.JPGIMG_2258.JPGIMG_2259.JPG

     

     

    Space_cowboy '74 260z

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    Looks like a very solid starting point! Good luck and make sure you read all the blogs on here for tips on the restoration/rebuild steps. It will save you time and money... lot's of it!

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    You're a Space Cowboy, huh? I wasn't ready for that.
    Welcome aboard.  default_smile.png
    You know your carb is on the wrong side of the engine, don't you?


    I do know that. Everything is an organized mess right now.


    Space_cowboy '74 260z

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    4 minutes ago, Captain Obvious said:

    You're a Space Cowboy, huh? I wasn't ready for that.

    Welcome aboard.  :)

    You know your carb is on the wrong side of the engine, don't you?

    And I'm the Gangster of Love! LOL

    Yes, welcome to the club.  Good to hear a young man with an eye for a classic car.  

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    Congrats and welcome, looks like a solid car, the Z is a very rewarding car to work on you'll enjoy it. When I saw that red dirt on the engine I had to go back and see where you live, I thought that looked like Texas dirt.

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    Congrats and welcome, looks like a solid car, the Z is a very rewarding car to work on you'll enjoy it. When I saw that red dirt on the engine I had to go back and see where you live, I thought that looked like Texas dirt.

    Thanks and i sure hope so. God blessed Texas


    Space_cowboy '74 260z

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    Welcome, Space Cowboy! Your 260Z looks to be solid and also good to see that it's an early 260z with the smaller bumpers.

    Thanks, I'm really excited to see the end product. I already know "your first Z" is something you never forget


    Space_cowboy '74 260z

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    Another welcome!  If the body is good, you get to start right in with the good stuff like the engine.  But don't forget the brakes.  It's more important to stop than it is to go.

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    Another welcome!  If the body is good, you get to start right in with the good stuff like the engine.  But don't forget the brakes.  It's more important to stop than it is to go.

    Very true. Unfortunately the resevoirs are cracked and need to be replaced


    Space_cowboy '74 260z

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    Curious, is there a reason you pulled the head and engine? Was it bad?


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    Wanted to see how bad it was. What kinda measures i had to take in restoring it. Its not bad i came to find out. Just dirty


    Space_cowboy '74 260z

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    Ah ok. Just a suggestion in the future I would have not pulled it apart. Simply make sure it has good compression and see how it runs. The L6 engines are pretty stout and either run great and have been cared for or worn out and smoke like crazy, with a few in betweens!


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    Ah ok. Just a suggestion in the future I would have not pulled it apart. Simply make sure it has good compression and see how it runs. The L6 engines are pretty stout and either run great and have been cared for or worn out and smoke like crazy, with a few in betweens!


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    That's understandable. I don't think i mentioned it sat for 20 years not running. First thing i wanted to do was make sure every bit of the car was in shape to run and if not then to replace it. I just want to be thorough. I hate having to go back and do something over simply because i assumed.


    Space_cowboy '74 260z

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    EBay, join hybridz.org also at times the hybriz folks tend to gut interiors. Also put out a WTB ad in all the parts forum. 

     

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