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  1. Yeah baby! Those are def keepers;)
  2. I like wagons too! Volvo 240 turbos and 955's are fav's, haha:D! I remember drooling on your 510 a while back when it was for sale too! As far as BMW's go, Just sold my E30 M3 in Dec '12 and miss it, a well-balanced machine to say the least. A few 2002's in the past including a 73 2002tii which was a great driver. Not much into the newer ones although very, not visceral enough as the Datsun's for me(or early Porsche 911's which are my all time fav!) Nice to see some early BMW lovers:classic:!!
  3. Will do. Yes, for sure. Here's how she looks with damaged parts removed...
  4. So, after removing the damaged parts, it looks like the radiator core support panel is slighly pushed in and needs to be replaced unless there is a way to cut in another good section because the hinges punched through it. The right fender is buckled, but I wonder if the mounting section can be repaired with a good one? The other parts are obviously 'toast'(See Carnage Pic). I'll have to bring it to a body shop to see what it's going to cost to pull out and straighten the right quarter area. I'll get a close pic of the radiator core support tonight.
  5. Thanks for all the positive comments!! We know it will be a slow rebuild process, but will have to be patient and take one step at a time to get her back on the road. Already checking CG for parts. Some local stuff popping up all the time. TLORBER, just happens we are headed to SoCal this Sunday thru Wed.
  6. :cry:Ohhh uggh! Well, only after 2 months of ownership, my son got into an accident on the way to school:( He's fine, just a bump on his nose and no one seriously injured. The only damage was to the front end of the Z. In fact, the truck he rear ended left after making sure my son was OK. The truck was so big and since the Z is so low, it must have just hit the lower part of the bumper and by the looks of the crushed hood, it had some sort of vertical bar on it. Lesson learned. But, what was a minor project has turned suddenly into a much bigger one, that's for sure. In the process of taking off damaged body panels, bumper, grill etc to really assess the damage. I was able to drive it home from the accident scene, so engine was basically untouched and wheels cleared enough to make the turns back home. It looks very fixable. Needless to say, we are in the market for some front end parts. My son is feverishly starting the rebuild process and searching for replacement parts on the C/G etc... One before shot and the rest after getting her back home. Paul
  7. Thanks for all the help. Checked system with Multi-meter and looked like alternator was fine. Double-checked by bringing in to O'Reilly's and confirmed OK. Battery also took in and confirmed it had dead cell. Replaced battery(reversed Poles) and all is good now. Now back to wiring under column (among many other tasks!).
  8. Thanks! Will download FSM for sure. I think extra relay IS for non-stock headlamps.
  9. OK, just until a few weeks ago, had no electrical or starting problems. Now out of the blue, our ’73 Z has been having to be jump started every time. Only just after driving it turning it back on within a small period of time(10-15 min) does it start right back up. In addition to the starting problem, the headlights stopped working(since then found connector popped out of relay just under steering column). Now headlights work(both low and high), but running lights stopped. Blinkers/hazards/stop are all OK. Let me say that I was working around the steering column trying to fit the plastic surrounds(another little problem as it doesn’t seem to fit flush). I figured I may have pulled a wire loose and so was the case for the headlight. Not sure why the running lights stopped and I don’t see any more loose connections around the headlight switch. (Today, my son reported that running lights came on after short drive along with dash lights!, but then at lunchtime had to jump start again as car wouldn't start on it's own) After reading a few post, I am going to get small voltmeter/tester after work. I did the ago-old ‘pull the negative battery cable off” while car is running and it did in fact keep running. Does that mean my battery is ‘bad’?? It looks like a new “Bosch” battery(We’ve only had the car a month maybe). I was thinking of pulling it off and having it tested, or can I check myself with the voltmeter? I think maybe there is something draining the battery somewhere. Oh also, the PO put on some ‘flat faced’ fancy headlights(maybe 6K??) and have been told to get rid of them if there isn’t any relays. Besides checking for loose connections and fuses, any other simple suggestions would be greatly appreciated:)!!
  10. Thanks! I've got the dam so shouldn't be a problem here. I may just splurge for Pana's:)... Nice. Still some gap there even when lowered? I'm gonna stick with 15x7. In fact, I ordered the 15x7 Rota RB's with tires and they called back and said they were out of stock until next month. Tried Racinglab and they have a set, but have a deposit on them already:(. Still trying.
  11. Oh, I forgot to mention the offset on the Rota's were +4 as 0 offset is not available(not many 15x7 4x114.3), except Panasports and VTO's that come to mind.
  12. Haha! Those are our dedicated Auto-X/Track shoes;)
  13. Hi, Trying to get a set of street wheels/tires to replace slotted mags/sticky Kumhos that came on the car we bought for my son last last month. Long story short, I have scanned forums posts looking for just the right move before I drop coin on a set of wheels and tires. I was instructed by me cousin who instructs/races a 240Z up in the SAC area to run 15x7 '0' offset with 225/50/15 for the street or even 16x7 '0' with 205/50/16. Our 1st choice would be Panasports, but our budget is leaving us with Konig Rewinds or Rota RB's. My son prefers the Rota's so I found some 15x7 w/Falken ZE-912 at VEX Motorsports today for $866 cash OTD(4-5ml spacers/mtd/bal etc). btw - car is lowered, but not slammed. No coilovers. Thoughts? Should I stick with 0 offset? Falkens OK? Not as many choices in 225...
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