Everything posted by jdmfairlady21
Up for sale is a 1974 Datsun 260z. Bought it two years ago with plans on fully rebuilding it to a period correct build. Like most stories, life got in the way and rather it go to someone that has the time and finances to get this automobile to proper running condition and be used. This is the best info I can give regarding the car.... Bought it from a man in Georgia and had it shipped up to NY. Original owner was in Tampa, Florida as per title history. 2nd owner rebuilt / refreshed engine to oem specs besides being bored out .20 over. Vehicle runs if you spray starter fluid on the intake. It is equipped with triple Weber carbs. Besides the usual maintenance that it will need, I believe it needs a bigger fuel pump, carb maintenance and reworking the throttle and choke cable. Otherwise, new tires and fluids. I don't see rust on the usual areas but I never got to dig around the car too much. Been busy working and never got to it. Now the business requires I pick up a truck, hence the car being up for sale. I can provide towing prices, just need an address. Vehicle is located in Oceanside, NY 11572. Best contact would be via email alex (at) realautodynamics.com Would like to get my initial money back, $8k for the car. Thanks!
I see ! Learning some serious stuff here with you gents. I guess what is throwing us off is the fact that once I do have the car fired up and idling, it idles at above 2500rpms and when you throttle it just dies and shuts off, and when you are throttling the pedal, the so called “choke” cable moves along with the throttle as if you are pushing and pulling off of each other, If that made sense.
Yessir. I saw what BaT auctions been going for. This is more a car that i wanted to sort out and at its best present to my father when he is retired. It’s the one car he’s always wanted but never got to own cause he had three sons to raise. Fonrtunate enough to be able to have gotten most of my dream cars. I’ve got to make sure I get him his, yea
That’s awesome. What a small world. My workshop is in oceanside. Welcome to come by anytime. Would gladly give you a tour of the facility and have some drinks and have you tell me if this red thing is worth the restore Lim planning need a seasoned pro’s advice
@240260280 many thanks sir. I will attempt that when I can free up. Best lead I’ve got since owning it. Obviously, I’d still want this little thing to be looked over by a pro. Any recommendations are still much appreciated.
Might post this pic up on the more technical side of the forums... the shiny new stainless steel line is the “choke” that the previous owner did. But upon further inspection, it’s literally routed with the throttle cable, so you pull the choke and it will pedal the throttle and vice versus ?
Thanks guys I’ll check R&R out with a call and ask around the CT club as well. Not so concerned about body work and whatnot. Just really want the car running. I’m sure my Z needs a lot more work, but really need someone to reroute the throttle and choke cable and triple check the carbs just so I can drive around in this thing a little for the summer. I own a high performance nissan / infiniti shop and personally do all the tuning on my in house dyno. But this might be a little too predated for me and my techs to tackle for the time being I’ve got 6 engine builds for twin turbo Z34s that all need to be done by May ??♂️ but now have got the serious itch about getting this classic running. The L26 was overhauled and bored out by previous owner and I’ve compression checked etc already. Here’s a pic of the said car; when it was being loaded on trailer from Georgia to bring to me in NY. Thanks again gents!
Hi guys. Been a lurker here forever! Picked up a 74 last summer and haven’t had the time to sort it out. Anyone recommend a tech or mechanic in the LI or metro NY area? Car came with triple webbers but seem to be wired up or lined up wrong. If you spray starter fluid, she fires up and sounds pretty damn good. But the throttle and the choke seemed to have been routed at the same line by the previous owner ??. I own a business and really have not had any time to just sort out the damn thing. Any direction to a trustworthy guy that can take this job on would be much appreciated. -Alex