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  1. Thanks, yes she’s in pretty good shape for 50. Car came from MD, was mostly garaged or in a carport. So far no major surprises found, just lots of small things, deferred maintenance for the last 25+ yrs. Undergoing a complete suspension and brake system update.
  2. Numbers shown are when engine was hot. Also, did test when engine was cold, numbers were lower, didn’t do oil check.
  3. Quick progress update.. Pulled wheels off, front rotors in need for resurfacing, measured at 12.75mm. Rear drums came off fairly easy (very surprised), in good shape. Hoses need replacement. Did Compression test 1-3cyl @165psi, 4 @167 psi, 5 @173psi, 6@170psi Just ordered new front suspension parts, most rubber disintegrated (ball joints, tie rods,end links, control rod & strut & sway bar bushings) Found missing screw on carb linkage that held the nozzle head in carb, which explains car running a bit rough and fuel seepage, runs much better now.. 7
  4. Great that you’re documenting your progress. 👍
  5. That’s the relay for the Lucas lights. Fortunately it’s mounted using the existing holes for the id plate, so no extra holes are in fender. Soon to be added to unused parts bin.
  6. Yes, the button is for the Lucas lights, they will be removed shortly.. Incredibly, I found the small plastic piece to replace the button, in the glove box. It’s been in there for 50 yrs..
  7. Thanks all. My 78z was blue, and I almost purchased another one recently, thus the reason for my I’d. Ended up getting a 71 instead, so I should do an name change.. Since I’ve been away from Z’s for so long I need to do some serious catch up. Plan is to keep it original as much as possible. Car is from Md, built 12/70. Minimal work done, over last 30+ yrs. Here’s what I’ve found so far: The good- Motor, clutch, trans, steering, lights, body panels, floors all appear good, interior, dash, seats, rugs all good. The bad- Tires dry rotted, antenna cord to be replaced, speedometer or
  8. Greetings all, new member joining. Just picked up a green 71 Z. Seems to be all original, (no rust😁) with 69k miles, other then a repaint about 25 yrs ago. Planning to fix all the seemingly minor issues. Car has been sitting for many years, about 3k miles over the 34 years. Car actually runs pretty good considering it’s been parked for so long. Sitting in it seems like a throw back in time. Previously owned a 74, 78, and a 82 many yrs ago. Can’t wait to bring it back to life.
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