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About motorman7

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    Z fanatic but no car right now
  • About My Cars
    Bought the 'family' 1970 240Z from my folks. My step-father was the original owner. He kept it in very good condition for 39 years. Will try to restore it and keep it in original condition as best I can. VIN is HLS30-02614 so its an early one.<br /><br /><br />
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    Purchased a Modified 71Z with an L26 motor. VIN is HLS30-40147<br /><br /><br />
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    Purchased an original '73. VIN 160608

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  1. motorman7

    To buy or not to buy...that is the question

    More sanding....this is the boring part of the project. It was windy out today so had to use custom hood and hatch props.
  2. motorman7

    FYI - 240Z Dashboards

    Thanks, I will need one also, so waiting to hear some feedback.
  3. motorman7

    FYI - 240Z Dashboards

    Bump....any reviews on these? Looks like a better option than Just Dashes. The texture appears to be the same as Just Dashes and not the original style. Hard to tell the difference though unless you get up close pics.
  4. motorman7

    To buy or not to buy...that is the question

    Thanks! The styling matches the front of the house. I am pretty happy with how it turned out. I am guessing my wife may want several more. Since I am using up all the garage space, she wants storage space.
  5. motorman7

    To buy or not to buy...that is the question

    I finished the 'tear down' and will now start sanding the entire car using 80 grit sand paper. I will pretty much sand off all of the paint down to the metal over the entire car. After that it will be off to Miguel's for body work and paint. Tear down went very well and did not break a single bolt. Everything looks to be in pretty good condition, so I am very happy with the hardware. It looks like the car was hit near the drivers side door, so I will be curious to see what that looks like as I start sanding. Will probably be sanding off and on over the next two to three weeks, then we will ship her out. Attached are some pics. Also added a pic of the back yard shed I built.....to store my boxes of car parts of course. And yes, the shed even has a sky light, insulation and drywall per my wife's direction. I guess she wants me to be comfortable if the need ever arises that I need to sleep in there 😁.
  6. motorman7

    Restoration of "One-eighty-seven"

    Yes, that was Genius! I am very impressed. Not that it matters, but I would recommend that you keep the entire system in tact and keep the air injectors on and the smog system operational. I still have this on my '70 and it runs wonderfully, never any problems. Unless you plan on racing the car, I would leave them on. Also, I think it adds to the value of the car. For what it's worth, I have always felt that if the owner had no problem removing the smog system from a car, what else has been modified or changed. It's just the beginning. When looking for a Z that I would purchase personally, I always look for the smog system. If it's gone, I'm gone.
  7. motorman7

    To buy or not to buy...that is the question

    More tear down pics. Got the trans and fuel tank out. Fuel tank looks almost brand new. I wonder if that was replaced. This has really been easy to tear down...not a single broken rusted bolt (I probably just jinxed it with that statement)
  8. My roadster is currently on display in the Petersen museum in LA. There are some nice pics from some car sites on the links below. http://www.turnology.com/news/the-petersen-automotive-museum-is-turning-japanese/ https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/car-design/a20884634/the-deepest-dive-into-jdm-rarities-youll-ever-take/ https://www.topgear.com/car-news/classic/these-amazing-classic-japanese-cars-are-going-display#3 https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/05/25/japanese-auto-industry-at-the-petersen-museum#viewGallery/image-full/38 https://jalopnik.com/check-out-the-incredible-and-rare-japanese-cars-at-the-1826336863
  9. motorman7

    To buy or not to buy...that is the question

    True, seems like there are never enough pictures, and never pics of the exact item you are looking for. I do have quite the library of pics here now. I would bet that I have over 10K pics of 240Z's in some form of disassembly. That always helps.
  10. motorman7

    To buy or not to buy...that is the question

    Continued tear down of the white car, taking detail pics along the way. Definitely had to take pics of the headlight switch and turn signal wiring because you know that I will remember that the white wire connects to the green wire, and the black/white wire connects to the blue/white wire 😵. I did get the dash out and heater and fan out. Also nice to see the original heater hoses with the wire clamps on them. Also got the door hardware stripped. Here are a few pics. With another 4 hours I can probably have this completely stripped and ready for sanding.
  11. motorman7

    2018 ZCON Information

    Will do, thanks!
  12. motorman7

    2018 ZCON Information

    I'll be there! Just got the plane tix and reserved hotel spot. Wife coming as well since we will be spending time with family out there. Looking forward to seeing everyone....and the Z's of course ☺️
  13. motorman7

    Restoration of "One-eighty-seven"

    I think it is all in the lighting. The pics below are the same block, just with different light. Also, in the third pic, you can see that the original bracket color matches the block color. I have also sprayed Les Canaday's paint next to the California Datsun color and there is no detectable difference. Pics of the block under sunlight are even lighter.
  14. motorman7

    Restoration of "One-eighty-seven"

    Looks Awesome! Gotta love that weldment on the oil pan, very unique to the early Z's.
  15. motorman7

    To buy or not to buy...that is the question

    Here is the brake booster pic. Needs to be cleaned up a bit.

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