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  1. I've put a few hundred miles on her in this gorgeous Colorado winter. The clutch is really soft, and I have a huge to-do list, but every 30 minute drive is glorious. I will have to do the clutch before any autocross or drag racing. Coming soon: ZStory twin tip muffler Fully rebuilt NISMO (Datsun Comp) Mikuni 44s Facet fuel pump
  2. I do have a timing light. Time is the factor. I don't know who rebuilt the engine. The body is not cut for flares. Yes, sorry, no carpet. Just some floor mats. No rear bumper. The image is a vinyl decal with the Datsun emblem. Car is currently listed on eBay. I'm going to install a fresh reman dizzy and see if it gets rid of the sputter.
  3. Update: clean title in hand. Price is now best offer. Will be listed on ebay at the end of this month.
  4. Long overdue update. The rear suspension renew and overhaul was a success. Everything was sandblasted and painted with VHT Roll Bar and Chassis paint. Tokico Illuminas and Vogtland springs (I wanted to give them a try). 4:11 open R180--I love it. The five speed is very nice as well...I need to stop forgetting that I have that 5th gear! I will post more photos from my phone. Funny story. As soon as the rear was buttoned up I went on three joy rides with 18 month old gas. All of a sudden, she wouldn't run. I suspect I got water in the distributor at the car wash. She was down for a few weeks. I went through 10 reman Cardone dizzies before I got a good one. I decided to upgrade to the 280zx distributor while I was replacing it anyway. 10! Now, I've logged another 40 miles or so. She's a blast. I refinished (amateur) a set of Watanabe RS-8s and these will most likely never come off of the car. She will be parked again for a clutch master cylinder (does anyone have a source for a larger bore?) and the clutch slave. Engagement is very weak, even after bleeding. After the clutch parts, next will be a retrospec front air dam and a 432 rear spoiler.
  5. I have stashed these for over five years. I really don't want to sell them, but I made an impulse buy recently...the ZStory JDM twin tip muffler. I'm still kind of on the fence. I really don't know what to ask for them; all I do is throw out numbers and no one seems to be interested in these relics. Anyway, here they are: [ $75 EACH ] Two original boxes, two near mint N.O.S. tips. IIRC the inlet size is 2.5" or 2.25" One N.O.S. tip, shows a little more shelf ware, 2" inlet
  6. Selling a healthy project car. Located in Colorado Springs, CO. $6000 FIRM Fully rebuilt low mile L26 Comp High Energy 252S cam Completely torn down, rebuilt Round Top SUs New distributor cap New NGK wires and plugs New rotor Header 2.5" exhaust Remanufactered OEM Nissan starter, rebuilt distributor Air box included -Needs timing verified/reset. Engines runs well through all of the gears but there's a sputter at 3,000rpm. This should be sorted out within the next week. -authentic BRE rear spoiler -flares available for extra $150 [only taped on in photos] -Solid floors, except fiberglass patch near rear passenger floor -Solid framerails, light rust at inner fender areas -Bondo on lower front passenger fender, both doglegs, rear area under taillights was skimmed/smoothed. -Solid battery tray, spare tire well, hatch latch area -Has a diff/driveshaft thud -replaced clutch master cylinder -needs rear brake work (wheel cylinder) -2 inch wheel spacers all around -Fresh ignition switch to be installed -No door keys -Needs rear brake overhaul -Car is wired for four speakers, radio not hooked up -No rear bumper -Cracked windshield -Honda seats, otherwise complete interior -260z iron cross wheels, like new 195/70/14 all season tires Clean title in my name is on it's way in the mail. Car will go on eBay when title arrives (two weeks or so).
  7. I have $50 shipped if you still have them. Just PM your paypal info. Thanks
  8. Those do look amazing! If you don't mind, what did the upholstery guy charge you? And tell me more about the vinyl seat covers...I'm interested.
  9. I bought a set from Black Dragon a couple years ago, same issues. They gave me a refund with no issues. The auto parts store brand had the same problem. I wasn't about to grind off a steel peg that is supposed to be there. I bought some from Nissan ($$) and realized why OEM parts are so respected...they fit like a glove.
  10. Well, knee jerk reaction. She's on eBay. http://www.ebay.com/itm/391488767409?redirect=mobile
  11. If you go on the eBay website the fee for the sale of the car is $125 if I'm not mistaken. You also have to pay for the ad, and lose a 3% paypal fee on your deposit. There are some ins and outs but that's a rundown. Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk
  12. Update. I found a brand new Series 1 choke cable set in the hatch. I decided to sell it to raise more money toward the car. I've been cleaning up the inside and in many ways it is nicer than my 73. I wish the original radio was in it though. I also need to decide if I want to run the steelies or the Libre wheels. Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk
  13. Thanks for the tip. Bolts dropped into those leaves have become a right of passage.
  14. Just some small updates: 1. Readjusted hood hinges so she latches now. 2. Spent some time degreasing the engine. 3. Installed oem-spec cast mechanical fuel pump. 4. Next: Rotor, distributor cap, NGK plugs and wires, coil 5. Many parts sourced: hatch emblems, taillight lens, cigarette lighter. 6. Next I'm going to clean/detail interior and exterior. Then drive her to an exhaust shop.
  15. As far as I know, the hatch is original. The broken Datsun emblem is in the center console and the guy said his brother stole the 240z emblem for his 240sx. Luckily I found a NOS 240z emblem on eBay for $20. Still on the hunt for a decent Datsun hatch emblem.
  16. I probably won't have the time to touch her during the next month. I'm considering the driver's dog leg replacement towards the end of the summer. I washed her and threw some AR Libre wheels on (with some tiny tires) for now.
  17. Hello Everyone, I've been on the forum for a few years; I'm finishing the rear suspension on my '73 right now. I've been buying/selling Datsun parts and cars here and there to supplement my income and to fund the '73. ---------------------- I cannot believe I found this 71. I am still in a bit of shock. I live modestly and can only afford drivers. Now I am debating which car to keep. The 3rd owner '73 that I've dumped thousands of dollars into, or start fresh with an original '71 in my favorite color? I'm starting this thread to document my progress, and mainly, for everyone's expertise. My plan is to get this Lucky Lady as close to original as possible this year, then decide which one to sell. I'm at the airport so I'll give more details and photos tomorrow. BLUF: 1971 240z, 109k miles, 3rd owner. Professionally reupholstered leather seats. Unmolested. Series 1 crossover vertical defroster lines, gas lid, lighter, etc. Original paint? If so, touched up in spots. Rust/bondo at driver's dog leg. Floors, rails, rockers solid, quarter sized hole in driver's floor. Original owner lives locally and I have his contact info. I'm hoping to get in touch with him, pick him up in the Z, and sit down over a beer to hear some history.
  18. Car has just been listed on eBay in a no reserve auction. Bidding starts at $0.99. http://www.ebay.com/itm/391436096825?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
  19. Make offers. Not finding the time to work on her.
  20. Do the two you have look exactly the same? I'd like to see both of them. Thanks
  21. Bump, still sitting as seen in the photos. No time to work on her. After installing a Nikki fuel pump, I am going to focus on an electrical tune-up before starting her. Next on the list: New points, condensor, coil, NGK wires and plugs.
  22. Payment sent for carb. My plan is to dyno round tops, Holley 390, and Mikuni 44s just for fun.
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