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About jeffs73z

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    Buffalo Grove, IL
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    Dir. of Bus. Operations for a Dermatology office

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  • About my Cars
    HLS30-138113, purchased locally from original owner in July 1998 with 62,300 miles. Car was stored by them, off and on, for about 19 years, including a reconditioning in 1989. Car Originally from Wichita, KS. As of Oct. '08, just turned 70,000 miles. Mostly stock with orig. radio, engine, clutch, seats, and rear deck carpet. Has 82 ZX 14" wheels, '72 round top carbs, K & Ns and a header.

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  1. When my original speaker disintegrated a few years ago, I had already installed a reversed original bracket with speaker on the right side and just connected a wire across. It sounded fine for the weak radio. I bought a pair of new oem sized speakers from either Autozone or Walmart, don't recall, for about $15, I believe 10w. They were the next level up from their cheapest ones. They sound better than you would expect from the orig radio and fit right in the bracket, no mods.
  2. When I picked up my 73 ten years ago, it came with the original size and dry rotted 175/HR-14. I replaced the tires and wheels with some used ones off of a wrecked 82 280zx. They were the std. 14x 6 wheels with the std. 225/60HR-14. I replaced those tires 3 years ago with Sumitomo 225/60HR-14 and they fit perfectly and ride and handle very nice. I would recommend that size or 215/60-14 and you'll be fine. Anything else is not as tall as the original size. I did a lot of research to determine this. The 60 series width looks great.
  3. In Washington state. Chech the zcar.com site, they are a sponsor
  4. Danny's Datsuns probably has them
  5. Bought my 73 from the original owner in 7/98 with 62k on it. Don't use it much, only 69k. Considering selling it.
  6. I had a terriible time finding tires on for 73, too. I wanted Japanese tires on my Z. I picked up Tire Rack's last Sumitomo HTR-4s last year 225-60-14 H rated. They found them in a hidden corner of their warehouse. They had not been advertised for 6 months and were discontinued. Be persistent. I'm happy with the tires. I didn't want BFGs. Good luck
  7. My first car was a hand-me-down from my dad, a '69 Olds Delta 88 4 dr sedan, dark jade green with light jade green vinyl seats. Got it in 74 with maybe 50k miles. my parents knew very little about cars and when they bought it new in early 69, I noticed it had the Rocket 455 in it. I must have smiled about that til I sold it in 77 for $400 with only 77k on it. Body was rough. Car had more torque then you would imagine and won many street drags. Beat a Cuda 340 with 3 or 4 other guys in my car. Ran on regular gas and got decent mileage, too. Once clocked the MPG at 20 going to school in we
  8. Congrats on your new Z. I like the car
  9. Can't be orig. seat covers, there were no cloth options, or any other options for seats available.
  10. Must be silver in that car in CO.
  11. $99 at Autozone for a technalon, 4 ply cover. I use it in chicago winters. Z stays dry and clean.
  12. use the plugs you have been using and buy an extension foul preventer for the bad cylinder's plug. they should have those at your parts store. i've been told they work pretty well.
  13. what if it got a parking ticket and they tryed to tow it? the guy would have a melt-down. Sorry
  14. Several options: Buy a new one from Midwest Z, Chloe said she has them; try your luck finding a used one (that works) on this sight or EBay; Chloe mentioned to me that an early Honda pump of the same style clips on to the washer, for much less money. You will have to switch one of the wires, which is opposite than the Datsun one. Good luck.
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