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Phils204z

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    I've taken possession of my father-in-law's 1973 240. I'm trying to figure out what I want to do with it.
  1. Montezuma - thanks for the tips. Where do I find Mr. Beck's register? And what's the best way to clean that off-white interior?
  2. Thanks, Rich. Love the photos. That is good inspiration! I figure I'll give the flattops a chance. I'd like to keep it as original as possible. I'll probably order a rebuild kit from ZTherapy, as that seems to be the board's consensus on where to go for the SUs.
  3. Thanks to everyone for the advice and suggestions! I'll be sure to keep pestering you all with questions as I get into the project a bit more. My plan at this point: change all the fluids, flush the radiator, plugs/wires, then tackle a rebuild of the carbs. Thanks again for all the help!
  4. I have come into possession of my father-in-law's 1973 240Z. Phil bought the car new and drove it regularly for the first 20 years of its life. Since then it was my wife's high school ride, but has spent 15 or so years in a barn. It's a late 73 car (HLS30-151555), with relatively low miles (just over 72,000). Here's a link to some pics. Phil is still with us, but he recently retired and has taken up cleaning out the barn and his other various storage areas as his new pastime. He knew I wanted to tinker with the Z, so a couple of weeks ago, it showed up in my garage. I'm certainly grateful, but I'm not sure I have the time or money to do the car justice. The car runs and drives, though rough on both counts. I'm not interested in modding it up, or restoring it to showroom condition. My goal is to a weekend driver that's still capable of the kind of driving it was designed for. I'm reasonably proficient with cars, though I've never owned one with carburetors. I get the impression these car are relatively easy to work on, so I figure I'll dive in and see how it goes. I'm also going to try to document the project at phils240z.tumblr.com I'd love to hear what you guys think about the car, and opinions on the most important tasks to start with in getting an old Z back into shape. --Will Joyce, Stillwater, OK
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