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About malder

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    '72 240Z

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  1. I have no doubt that it is possible to fix. The car is not special in any way that I can tell other than being a Z. Thanks for all the responses. I think I'll just part it out and keep an eye out for a nice shell. Maybe build it from ground up. Matt
  2. What I thought was merely a moderate rust problem is actually quite severe. Nearly all of the metal from the firewall back to behind the seats is crumbling. I took the car out for a short drive and heard a strange sound. The support that hold the wheel in place (don't know the correct term here) broke off... So the question is - at what point is the car just not worth fixing? I love the car, but I know at this point the cost to fix the body would be quite substantial. I know this is a little sacreligious around here, but I'm looking for honest and pragmatic answers. I don't have tousands of dollars to dump into even making the car roadworthy, much less the capital required to make it what I want it to be. The car is worth maybe $1k now? I know I can get more for just the parts... should I just part the car out? Thanks _____ added some photos so you can see...
  3. Thanks for all the help... they are 15's. I think $450 is reasonable for the rims with the Khumo's that are on them, no? Matt
  4. exactly, Doug... I just want to know if I can get enough for my current wheels. I like them ok, but THESE would be sweet. Thanks for the help. Matt
  5. Here is a picture of them... I suppose that will help. I really had no idea that these rims were popular. Personally, I think they are just OK.
  6. I have someone who wants to buy my wheels, but I have no clue how much they're worth. They are like THESE, except they are chrome, not black. They are not in perfect shape, but they look ok. They also have tires with only a couple k miles on them. Any idea what I should ask? Thanks Matt
  7. I saw it. That was quite tragic. Not that it makes it any better, but that was the first fatality in WRC in 12 years! That certainly says something about the sport's focus on safety. If you've ever been to a local rally, then you know that they put a lot of focus on the safety of everyone invlolved. So sad about Park though. From my side of the TV he always seemed to be everything they made him out to be. Certainly a great loss for the sport. :sleepy:
  8. You beat me to the punch. I was going to say that I watch it on Tivo, so I can't really relate! You can also ussually download the rallies via bittorrent. Check torrentspy.com or mininova.com and search for WRC. The quality isn't the best, but it's useful if you miss a rally!
  9. I felt sorry for Petter. That rally was his the entire weekend. If he drove like he did in Japan maybe Loeb would have some competition!!
  10. Just ordered the MSA pump. Thanks for all the help.
  11. it is a stock mechanical so far as I can tell. I rewired the whole car and there is a nice little lead for a fuel pump. I called around to find the price for a new mechanical pump and the prices are ~$150. I figured it might be a good time to spend the money to get a good electric pump, no? Matt
  12. My fuel pump seems to have quit pumping fuel. I tried to get it to pump fuel into a jar and it was bone dry. I disconnected it from the gas tank like to test if it was sucking and it was pretty weak. I took it apart and everything inside LOOKS to be fine :disappoin Any suggestions on where to go? I was thinking I'd try that RX-7 pump that has worked for others, but my local junk yard was no help there. I also found this little pump, but I've read it is reliable, but loud. I don't know if I want to spend $50 to find out if it's too loud. Or maybe I should spend a bit more and get something like this ? :stupid: Matt
  13. malder

    All new wiring 2

    I would be wary of a knock off. This kit was excellent quality, but even more so, then tech support was also top notch.
  14. 1972 240 Z W/L26 -completely rewired with top quality Painless harness -new coil -new racing tachometer -round top SU carbs -engine is in great condition -there is rust as one would expect, but it is by no means a terminal case. -body is generally in good shape. You can see some pictures in my gallery. I just don't have the time to put into this car. Maybe someday, but I hate seeing it SIT. I have stripped the interior out. I have all the parts that I pulled. The interior was not perfect when I got it, but the parts that came with it are there. send me a message if you are interested. I'm only asking for a best offer. I don't even know what to ask for it... Matt
  15. malder

    Steering Column

    yeah, take a look at this photo this is a more recent photo and you can see the center console that I made. One of those switches controls the turn signals.
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