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  1. ...On the driver's side... ...Passenger's... Both buried under the dash as shown, discovered while I was attempting to get the heater blower motor working again (isn't the motor itself btw, now suspecting bad selector lever?) Anyway, I'm puzzled as to what the above do... I can indeed "push" and "pull" them, and when pushed or pulled they appear to block air flow out of a slot, and when in the middle air can freely exit that slot... Which seems a bit useless, and as the heater blower motor still doesn't work, it's harder to tell in practice what their function must be, doesn't seem to be in any manuals, I'd love to hear what they do :laugh: ...Also, extra credit... In this bundle of wires in the passenger footwell on the tunnel, the red and green lead to connectors which have been pulled and taped in that way to the harness... My theories are that they either lead at one point to the cat/floor lights, or is it possible that these are a holdover from the 74MY when they might have been a part of the won't-start-unless-your-seatbelt-is-fastned system? Thanks!
  2. Welcome, red one is gorgeous I'd remove the whaletail, and then never touch it (except for maybe an L28ET, if it doesn't already )
  3. Yeah, the "gumdrop" phase was left behind by any car purporting to be stylish about ten years ago... Most recent designs have displayed BMW-esque "flaming" and overwrought angularity that makes me think more of the 1970s than the 80s or 90s. The 911 isn't really a 911 anyway, and as the model name is carried on only for recognition, it makes sense to keep the shape is as well... I'd be open to a new, radical Porsche that didn't look like a 911, but yeah it seems as if Porsche is similarly scared of having any cars at all NOT look like a 911... Sedans and SUVs included. I'm still very happy that Nissan hasn't gone too retro... I'd say the Z has been faring pretty well design-wise over the years. Let's not forget that it almost had a 4 cylinder and looked like this:
  4. ...I clicked just about all of them. But was the only person to click one for the mileage option, . Ideally I'd have my 280, a lime 240 with an L28ET, and an orange one with an RB25det (just because that's really the only way to have that engine in CA, ). Both otherwise stock looking, maybe with ZG flares I'd love a 510 but would rather a 610 coupe, for the swishier, more feminine look... And a B210 or 710 with an SR20, just to be ridiculous, just as a base for the engine. Could see myself in a 350, but not before a Z32 TT... I'd have an early Infiniti Q for a family car, likely. Any classic Skyline, Silvia etc... Pulsar GTiR... But I think if I had my choice of bringing anything over from the JDM side, it would probably be one of these...
  5. Ehh, I want to see it in a few other colors and whatnot. Still think the useless side window and GTR-esque A pillar peak are the worst parts of it, but then again other elements of the car are so much more detailed and considered than the 350, which I always thought was a great looking car... The best parts of the 370 though seem most easily noticed next to the 350. The bulges are awkwardly implemented IMO, I'll still miss the 350 in a few ways, but it's hard to hate the 370 when it really isn't much of a departure at all.
  6. Haha, the swastikas aren't ever to my taste, nor are kits, but it's the right color and looks smooth as hell... I'd love that car. What are the plans for the rear bumper? I'd continue the mesh motif in the upper grille to make things match up. Looks great
  7. I really wish I could dismantle the emblems on the Z to the point where they just said "YO". That's really the only advantage Toyota ownership gives.
  8. I'm opting out, I'm proud enough having had my 280 on the cover last time, not that there is a call for them I'm surprised at the omission of any model Silvia at any rate, and think that when you compare the (admittedly debatable) cultural significance of the car in Japan and the US, the 240/Silvia probably has greater qualifications than the 350 to be on that top four; not that the 350 is a bad car, but it hasn't quite had the revolutionary impact of the Silvia or the others on the list. A good car for sure, but mostly as a dose of conventional retro relative to what other Zs offered. Looking forward to the issue to see how that's addressed
  9. ...I like that. It makes up for all the people who replace Z engines with American V8s. Right color too. I saw a T Bucket with a President V8 once, awesome in a similar vain.
  10. ...haha. Most gearheads happen to be Republican, and at least a few other threads here cued me in to that a bit. Granted, enthusiasts of classic Japanese cars might be a bit less than traditional in that or any other regard, but... It doesn't really matter, other than the fact that no one really seems to be engaging in the common idiom in threads such as this, involving gloating/whining.
  11. If you want to invest, get into stocks or currencies. If you want to drive/work on a car, buy a car. All things equal, you'll probably get a better return on the stock market than foolishly being certain of your car's future value. For sentimental objects like that, there's no telling what the market will do... In twenty or thirty years it's hard to know the state of cars powered by gasoline in general, so... It's just too impossible with stuff like this to tell what will go up and keep its value.
  12. The worst bits of the GTR DNA (actually a better looking car in person) are the stupid peak on the A pillar, which makes the side profile look awful... I LOVE the 350's design, and even though I miss certain elements of it (the cleanliness, the Z32 style quarter windows as opposed to the useless, awkward ones here), every time I see a new pic, I see how much more of a detailed, thoughtful design it is from the Z33 So I think it ties... Then again, it's hard for me to like cars in silver so... Can't wait to see new pics. ...They totally should make a lower displacement, turbo model... And call it the 280Z, lulz.
  13. Phone calls and whatnot? God, it must suck to live in a battleground state I've never had a single piece of campaign material directed at me personally, in CA I only saw a handful of ads in the first place (all for Obama, actually). Then again I'm not big on TV, then again I only watch cable when I do... Anyway, I'm glad to see that no one seems to be taking the bait for controversy in this thread, I'm sure most people on this board supported McCain, which means that a great many people who have the potential to whine about this are in fact being honorable and, like all of us, watching to see what Obama can do.
  14. . While any one of those four might catastrophically happen a few times in a given decade, I feel more secure here than being subject to the near annual certainty of hurricane (Or for that matter, I feel more secure with enduring any of the above rather than enduring snow, as applies to other geographical locales ) Though I occasionally get Phoenix envy, nice town that has everthing, but a bit too isolated from everywhere else... In any case, I'm not a huge fan of the 370's design as compared to the 350 (which I thought was gorgeous), but it's growing on me and I might just show up for whatever they do with it. I'd at least like to see it in some better colors.