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  1. So once it's up, where do I put the jack stands. Assuming Im going to be working on the front suspension or rear diff?
  2. http://www.racer.com/at-home-with-mr-z/article/160823/
  3. add me to the list, i'll pick up a money order on the way home and get it out to you ASAP. Thanks!
  4. Q #1: Pertonix, wasn't that the oil company from the 80's re-make of King King? Q #2: If I put the Pertonix in my '70 Z, will it survive the EMP from a nuke? Some how I've allways taken pride in the fact that I will be driving away from armageddon in 2012.
  5. Hey, im not bashing anyone's car. They all look better then mine. Ron's car is clearly a "replica" of a BRE race car, and is 10,000x nicer then mine will ever be. The car on this thread looks like a "tribute" car to me. Tribute: : something given or contributed voluntarily as due or deserved ; especially : a gift or service showing respect, gratitude, or affection To me, that car showed "respect" to the original. So when folks start dropping the "Im not calling the guy a liar" line, they had better be ready to back it up with some facts. So what if it doesn't meet one guys standards of what a "tribute" should be, it looks like a real nice car to me, and IF he has done the work he says then it should be worth a decent amount. Im certain everyone has seen a Led Zepplin, Jimi Hendrix, or Beatles tribute band at some point. Everyone knows it ain't the real thing, but if you sing along, drink a beer and squint your eyes sometimes you can get the vibe. BTW: The guy who started that thread last week about the car in Reno was CLEARLY planning on buying it, and the bashers totally talked him out of it.
  6. I didn't realize "driver" was a dirty word. I've found this website to be a great place for information, and tips on my 240Z. Carl, Arne, and a bunch of other folks have really helped me out. The one thing I don't like about it is that when ever somebody post a pic or link of a car for sale folks come out of the woodwork and bash it. The car from Reno we talked about last week is a classic example, maybe he was asking for too much, maybe he wasn't. Now this car shows up, and is it worth $19.5? I dunno, but it looks damm good to me. Maybe if you show up with 16K in cash he'll bite. I DO know that a engine rebuild will cost you $2-3K. Rebuilt carbs $500. The rims and tires will set you back over a grand. A un-cracked dash between $800-1,500, and the paint job on that car (judged by the pics I've seen here) could set you back up to $5,000! Add that to the fact that we have seen stock, un-restored 240Zs selling for OVER $30,000 and asking $19.5K obo doesn't sound insane. IMO buying a car and not driving it is like marrying a super-model and not sleeping with her.
  7. Having just looked at pics of your car in your gallery, I now read this as... "He worked at the dealership so he got to park his car out front and I didn't! My car is better, his is a phony" So what part of the Craigslist post is "a stretch"? Are you saying he dosn't have the orig documents? The stock motor wasn't rebuilt? It dosn't have upgraded brakes? "This 1972 Datsun 240Z was purchased from the orig owner and has ALL orig documents, incl window sticker. It was fully restored by a Nissan Body Shop into the exact style of the famous BRE racing Datsun's of the early 70's. Stock rebuilt engine with rebuilt stock carbs, all interior redone and upgraded brakes. ALL original parts were used and old ones retained. The car comes with a photo of Mr.Brock standing next to the car and BRE racing banners. It's an instant hit at a show car, especially at Datsun/Nissan events. Car is located in Vista CA, north of San Diego, and shown by appointment. The car has been on display in the Nissan showroom in Escondido for several months, but is now for private sale. Asking $19,500 and will consider all serious offer" Is it worth $19.5k? I dunno, but thats between the seller and the buyer.
  8. The car looks a whole lot better then Al "Datsun Parts" $16,000.00 EBay scam car. Looks better then mine. Since I bought my car, I've seen original Zs listed for as much as $30,000.00 on EBay. Im not really certain what makes one more valuable then another. Anyone care to enlighten me?
  9. Next step: Come finish my car
  10. Yeah, I got into a early bidding war on that one. But im waiting till the last sec, then im gonna up my bid and WIN! :laugh:
  11. Im bidding on it. But im paying for it with "certified" checks from Nigeria
  12. If I didn't own my Z? I'd still own my Suzuki DRZ-400SM or maybe I'd get another Triumph Thruxton Or wait, is the question "if I could any car ever made in the world, what would I own"?
  13. Hmm.. but this thread was started by oskidunker1. Is he just a sock monkey for xcyterx?
  14. Im guessing that the real mileage is 136,000. Other then that it looks good! The question is how much will it go for? $3,550 and reserve not met.
  15. THANKS! I see MSA offers "remanufactured" calipers for $60, with a $75 core exchange. Is this a good route to go?
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