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Montana Z last won the day on December 24 2014

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  1. You're welcome. Honestly it has been an honor and a pretty darn good time. I'll be retiring pretty soon so this is my final trip across the pond (in uniform). I suppose that is one of the reasons letting the Z go is so tough. I drove it to High school graduation, my first duty station, my wedding, the kids first days of school and so on and so forth. However, I'm not really a car collector and it seems the more I get it fixed up the less I drive it. I suppose I'll get that 5 speed in and see where it goes from there. Cheers, Scot
  2. Thanks, that's probably a good idea. I plan to install the 5-speed when I get back from deployment. I'm really not too excited about messing with that dash again. I'm still a little traumatized about pulling and reinstalling it for the heater core. Who would have guessed an engine swap would be easier than the dashboard😧 Thanks again everyone for the thoughts/advice. Cheers, Scot
  3. Thanks for that. I've really enjoyed you input on this site over the years. Cheers, Scot
  4. Thank you for the feed back everyone. I have kept an eye on BAT and looked at the Hagerty valuation tool. As you folks likely know it is a little difficult to set aside emotional value. Additionally, if/when I sell it I want to make sure the buyer truly knows the car they are getting so I will likely attempt to find a person to person sale platform vs BAT. Regarding the interior, like the rest of the car it has been updated and is not original. When I redid the seats I went with leather, I refinished the steering wheel, it has new carpets, I replaced the heater core due to a leak, the das
  5. Hello folks, After 23 years of ownership I am considering parting with my Z car. However, I'm a little stumped on how to determine a price point. I know original cars can bring good money on BAT and know basket cases can be had relatively cheaply but mine is neither. It has some rust and some repairs that I'm not happy with, but I don't believe any are detrimental. I have the original engine but have it pulled due to low compression on one cylinder and there's a Datsun Spirit SRT stage 1 engine currently in
  6. Don, Thank you so much for that very generous offer. Unfortunately I'm heading overseas fairly soon and at the moment don't have spare time to work the issue. My plan is to get it sorted when I get back (putting in a new to me 82 zx 5-speed is also on the list). Would it be alright if I reached out to you down the road when I have a little more spare time? Cheers, Scot
  7. Update: I took my switch apart and it did show corrosion on one of the contacts. I sanded all contact points with 1200 grit paper reassembled and reinstalled. Unfortunately there was no change in the issue. I did remember that I have a spare dash with an emergency switch so I'll try swapping that in to see if there is ant change... thanks again! Cheers, Scot
  8. Hello folks, I have a 72 240 (build date 11/71). My turn signals work, but when I turn the flashers on the left front does not illuminate. If I turn the flashers on and the left turn signal all four flash as they should. Any ideas on where to look/ how to fix? Thanks in advance for any input. Cheers, Scot
  9. I have had good luck with the super siphon, just a few shakes and you have the gas flowing. https://www.amazon.com/Safety-Siphon-Safe-Multi-Purpose-Priming/dp/B000BG1X54/ref=pd_lpo_263_t_2/138-8540619-7869844?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B000BG1X54&pd_rd_r=a9934f55-dff8-4208-9adb-6dad173d8582&pd_rd_w=sNOzJ&pd_rd_wg=KweD3&pf_rd_p=7b36d496-f366-4631-94d3-61b87b52511b&pf_rd_r=NNZESE92S9J85TBXHZV3&psc=1&refRID=NNZESE92S9J85TBXHZV3
  10. I run SU and they are fine here. The elevation isn't too bad on the planned route. If you opt to run the car over going to the sun highway I would recommend leaning them out 1/4 turn. They'll be fine even if you don't, but mine do get a bit rich at 7000+ feet when the going is slow. Also there will be no fee this year due to Covid stuff. We just want to keep it simple for everyone. Cheers, Scot
  11. Back in 2000 I drove from Great Falls to Reno in a day. It's a fun drive, but if I recall it took about 12 hours. Cheers, Scot
  12. It's open to anyone who wants to join. We plan to cap it at 50 cars, but I'm not sure thats going to be an issue. There a pretty active roadster club up in Calgary that has shown quite a bit of interest.
  13. Hello all, I'm in the process of planning a Rally for us Datsun owners in Northwestern Montana. Of course until everything with this Covid is settled I can't nail anything down. The plan is to have something similar to the Snowball Rally. We've set-up a Facebook page with some details https://www.facebook.com/Rising-Sun-Rally-101325171530438/?modal=admin_todo_tour . If any of you would be interested or have suggestions please let me know. Cheers, Scot
  14. Check to make sure one of the A-arm bolts isn't loose. I had one loosen up and my car pulled to one side when braking.
  15. Well a coworker of mine said the issue might be that my wheel cylinders are too loss allowing the shoes to tilt and drag until some pressure is applied. I took everything apart tonight and that was intact the issue. Just incase anyone else has a similar problem. Cheers, Scot
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