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About mexlife

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    81 280zx
  1. wow, what a blast from the past! Who the hell brought this up? Well, I ended up buying an 81 280zx that december, blew the headgasket a month later. Pulled it in january, found out that the PO had used gasket maker all over the head :dead: Had a hard time putting it all back together (f54 with n42!), since I had no experience. Then I found out that the car had a mechanic's lien on it (the PO lied about it...) and basically, a car for parts. A friend offered me a little money for it, but i just couldnt... The day I finished putting everything together, right after bolting on the head, i went to the local z club's annual meet. Long story short, for a $10 raffle ticket I won a 1972 240z :nervous: it now has n42/n42 l28, dual round top su's, sport suspension, and minor mods here and there. It's my daily, and I love it. I've done all the work on it myself (with some help) and plan to keep it forever. Pics in my gallery! Luis
  2. mexlife

    Hatch Leak

    I used to have a leaky antenna seal. Might wanna check that?
  3. here's my friend's z http://www.classiczcars.com/photopost/showgallery.php?thumb=1&cat=500&si=carnivorouz&perpage=12&sort=2&stype=&ppuser=
  4. Hello, I have an 81 280zx n/a with the pointless 85mph speedo. I got a white face for it that goes to 200mph, and i was wondering if it's possible to recalibrate the speedometer to function with that face. I heard that you can take the 85mph speedo to a shop to recalibrate to work with a 130mph face plate, but I was wondering if it could work with the 200mph one. Thanks in advance... Luis
  5. I found this at my friend's site... I had seen the video about a year after i got into Z's and didn't know what car it was, i just knew it was gorgeous... now i know It's a corny video but hey, it's a very nice Z! the guy lives in Austin, TX... somewhere... Go to: http://www.nirofex.com/movies.html And click on 'Movie' that should work -- Luis
  6. I'm looking into buying a Z that i found very cheap ($600). The car is in Houston, TX and i live in Austin. I'm new to Z's, but i've been following them around and I completely love them. I've been looking for a good cheap one and this may be it, but i need your expertise because i have none. I'm a highschool student and love Z's and mechanics, but have very little experience (though i plan to work on it -- project car) The car is a 79 280z (or 78... dunno if 280z's were still made in 79) and in fairly good shape. The car has recently upholstered seats, untorn headliner, nice Z wheels, rebuilt l28 and dual webbers. The car runs (that's all I know) and has a nice body. However it has rust on the floorpan (a ~2-3" hole), in the spare tire well (i don't think this one is too important), and under the battery compartment (not too much, but can't be ignored). Also, it needs paint and lots of elbow grease on the dash (but i don't care much about those right now). Once again, the car is selling for $600 and i think it's a great deal for the money. Since the engine is rebuilt i suspect it runs. The webbers show a bit of rusting (no holes though... maybe just needs sanding and putting anti-rust stuff) and have no filters (are they supposed to?), but i know that is not too big of a deal. Please help me decide as soon as possible, before my chance to get my first Z runs out.... Thank you in advance Luis PS. Is there anyone in Houston that would like to come see the car with me someday? I can't offer much but maybe a good lunch and a good time
  7. You can find all the videos of the guy (Darius) with the LT1 240z here: http://equinix.taner.net/darius/ Server is a bit slow. look for the 240z ones. truly amazing car... looks beautiful too like any other Z. Everyone's dream? edit: i just found out he has a new website: www.darius240z.com
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