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    Title Issues!

    It's still the wild west out here. I can buy a car from anywhere in the world with no paperwork and register it no problem - as long as it passes a safety and meets Canadian regulations.
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    Title Issues!

    This is all pretty crazy stuff compared to here.... a hand written bill of sale is all you need on a car to register and insure it in Alberta. A quick registration search shows the last registered owner (if it's from Alberta) and as long as there is no other current registration in effect, possession is 9/10th of the law! It's yours! If it is an out of province vehicle, it needs a safety inspection and a VIN search, but effectively the same rules apply. Insurance is easy, a VIN and the owner information over the phone gets you coverage in minutes.
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    1976 280Z Restoration Project

    Thanks Edan! I will post up a separate thread once the install is complete. I’m still a fair ways away from having it completely installed... new dash, gauge work, interior trim etc. It will make more sense in a separate thread with pics etc.
  4. Hi everyone! My name is Mark and I will be restoring my 1976 280Z coupe HLS30-271295 starting this year. I look forward to your feedback and help as I am sure most of you have a lot of experience with restoring your own cars! I am hoping you will all chip in and help me avoid some common pitfalls and mistakes along the way. I will post photos and updates as I go. For now, these are pics of the day I picked up the car in Calgary in March of last year.
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    1976 280Z Restoration Project

    I agree. No real chance of this car looking stock anyways...
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    77 at Copart

    Single bid for 1250 last I saw.
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    1976 280Z Restoration Project

    I knew this was a mod I wanted when I saw it. I chose the Silvermine version because it has the potentiometer style feedback from the speedo cable to control the amount of assist rather than the Z Power Steering system of a manual control knob. This means the steering automatically gives full power at idle and low speed and reduces the assist at higher speeds. My wife will be driving the car and the thicker tires and aggressive suspension won't be a problem with this system... I also love the cast iron engine block paint I used on the steering shaft! It looks nice and will stay looking good next to the exhaust headers. I will be painting the engine block this same colour. Sorry... no blue in SASSZ.
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    1976 280Z Restoration Project

    Shiny stuff! Silvermine delivered the power steering system today. Prices have gone up but Edan squeaked me in under the wire for last years price. Still with shipping and taxes/duty it was over $1500 Cdn! Ouch. Hope it’s all I expect it to be...
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    77 at Copart

    I’m 3 hours away, my friend is 20 minutes away. Even 1200 Cdn is too much for this one.
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    77 at Copart

    Bidding is at $1250 already and the car is worth about that. The dashpad is cracked, the quarters are bondo'd, stock running gear and unknown engine condition. Roof, doors and hatch look good and wheels and tires are ok. Interior is filthy but seats are okay. Frame (body) is twisted and the front end is a goner. Not worth $1500 in my opinion. No value left to either make a profit or make it worthwhile.
  11. ummmm.... good luck with your sale..... hopefully someone will have an interest in this.
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    Welding hat not dimming

    Mine stopped working too so I bought a new helmet on sale. Issue fixed. My eyes aren’t something I’m going to mess around with.
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    Where to go with this rusthole

    And as I noted in my thread, the stock 280Z bars do NOT fit in an opposite installation. They are front of diff mount only as they are too long and overreach the rear control arm. Aftermarket antisways are the only rear of diff mounted option. Sigh
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    77 at Copart

    I have a friend going to look at it Monday. If it is decent, we will pick it up if the price is still reasonable and part it out between our two builds and sell the remainder to others interested in parts. Hate to see this get crushed and there is really no chance of it being restored with out a chop job....
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    77 at Copart

    Dunno. I texted a local collector and he might look into it. You know who I’m talking about Jim...
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    77 at Copart

    The emporium has multiple levels and rooms with labyrinthine catwalks stocked with mostly pre-75 pristine parts.... I don’t think there is a danger of the emporium running low for a while!
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    77 at Copart

    The good news is it takes up less garage space than a traditional Z...
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    77 at Copart

    $18,000 value haha!! Still, lots of good parts!
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    1976 280Z Restoration Project

    I will double and triple check during the drilling procedure and ensure they line up properly. The borescope idea is cool, though I am not expecting 100% perfection....more like 97%...!
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    1976 280Z Restoration Project

    Some small progress to report. I have completed the porting of the EFI intake manifold and runners and will move on to the drilling and tapping of the E88 cylinder head. A little nerve wracking but I have confidence my lack of skill and experience coupled with bold determination will shield me (and my cyl. head) from any harm.... New shiny parts are on their way too... more to report soon!
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    ‘78 280z for sale

    Very nice car and at that price it will be gone quickly!
  22. The M Coupe was beautiful....
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