ToolBoy

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    I'm in the process of purchasing a Jan 71 Series one car that's been garaged for 12 years. Wondering besides the obvious external hoses, battery and fluids if there are any seals, gaskets or electronic parts that tend to need replacing right away. It's a rust free car that's been garaged in a super dry climate. I'm gonna compression test when I pick up the car and will splash oil on the cam and rockers and manually rotate the crank until I see oil up high before doing the compression test. Current owner claims there was a rebuild 23K miles ago but he has no papertrail. 

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    Can't go wrong with new spark plug wires, points, and plugs.  You'll want the ignition system to be in good condition.  If you want to get really thorough, add a distributor cap, and new rotor to the mix.  Then, head out on the highway looking for adventure.  Have fun with your "new" Z!

    Dennis

     

     

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    Thanks Dennis,

    All that's definitely gonna get done as well as valve adjust, prolly boil out the tank and flush the radiator. I was mostly concerned about dried out rubber and corroded electronics.

    Best,

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    Replace oil with cheap stuff

    Pull plugs

    Put lots of penetrating oil in each cylinder

    Wait 4 hours

    Oil cam and lobes

    Turn crank at snout by hand.

    Prime oil system

    Replace oil and filter

    Replace all rubber fuel lines including bowl to jet.

    Clean carbs and ensure proper set up/functioning

    Start it

    Edited by 240260280

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    That's great.Thx!   Car currently has dual Weber setup but SU's are there and I'll be reinstalling those. Does lots mean a tablespoon? 

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