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  1. Shame you gotta let it go on such terms... I remember the post you made when you got it - you seemed real jazzed for it. Hey, at least you get to say you owned a z for a little while!
  2. Welcome, Dadson! Funny, I saw your username last night and thought, "Huh, that's nice - how have I never noticed it before?" Turns out you're brand new! As someone relatively new to all this (z's and wrenching in general) when compared to most other members, I can solidly attest to both the knowledge and hospitality of the people on this forum. Have fun!
  3. It looks like S30's (especially 240's) have gone up a whole lot in the past year. I mean, they've risen steadily the past 20 years, but, man, they've taken a huge jump recently. What could have gone for about 15k in 2019/2020 is going in the 20's now. Same can be said for a lot of things, though... I reckon the new Z coming out will shoot prices of S30's up a whole lot, too, especially since they're taking inspiration from the older z cars.
  4. That one not so perfect orange z I posted a few days ago ended up going for 21k, by the way. Z values are going up, up, up!
  5. If a car was ruined by a flood but stayed in the garage the whole time - could it still technically be called garage kept? Ha!
  6. There are a few pictures where they have the doors and some body panels removed during the restoration. Doglegs were still on for the pictures, but there's no telling what they did off camera. Car was on jack stands in all restoration phase pictures, too. Price is $7,100 with one day left - do these auctions usually take big jumps in the last day? There's another '72 in better condition going for 15 already with three days left. There's no way this orange car is selling for below 15 though, even with its flaws. If it does, I'll be pissed I couldn't steal it!
  7. Yeah, not the prettiest there. Car looks fairly good on the whole of it, though - metal seems in good enough condition, interior's alright, paint looks nice, and the car runs fine. Not a show car, but not a car in need of extensive care off the trailer either - straight down the line in terms of condition. Similar ones have been going in the 20k range lately, it seems.
  8. A nice '72 240 at only six grand with two days left - waddya reckon it'll end up going for? I think it'll go for about 25k, give or take but probably take - 30 is my high reach bet. https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1972-datsun-240z-203/
  9. Shoot, sorry - I wasn't being very observant. They do have a kit for later S30's, but unfortunately it's only compatible up to '77. Something about Nissan changing to a 10 pin connector by '78 (of course), and the upgrade harness is for a 9 pin connector... Here's the link, anyways: https://www.thezstore.com/page/TZS/PROD/classic10l/12-4653 You could call MSA to see if there's anything that could be done - it might be worth a try. Otherwise, happy hunting for the problem!
  10. I blew about a dozen fuses and damn near burned a hole through the fuse box before I got this upgrade harness from MSA: https://www.thezstore.com/page/TZS/PROD/classic10l/12-4652 Haven't had any problems since, and the lights are a good bit brighter. I was too lazy to find the problem and fix it myself 🙃 ...
  11. I'd say you'd be better off making them yourself as it's not too hard if you've got the right tools and some old lines to copy, which you do. You'll save some money doing it yourself, too. From my understanding, there are prefabricated kits though if you wanted to go that route. Also the lines are 3/16 with 10x1.00 fittings, but it's a double flare - I don't know if inverted flare and double flare are the same. You can get a flaring and bending tool at your local autoparts store, but get good tools as they'll make your job a lot easier. For a flaring tool, I highly highly recommend this: https://www.summitracing.com/parts/ttn-51535 I used one of those generic kits when I first did some brakelines and wound up making a bunch of crumby flares after hours of cussing and frustration. Got that tool and made perfect flares in no time, every time. Plus, you can flare lines while under the car if something goes awry! For the price, it's far and away the best tool you'll find. But don't just take my word for it: https://www.classiczcars.com/forums/topic/65362-brakeline-question/?&page=2#comments I got mine at an O' Reilly I think, but you could get it online if nothing else.
  12. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4JVwqu8dgo&t=343s&ab_channel=LivingWithAClassic and https://zcarguide.com/tuning-adjusting-datsun-240z-su-carburetors/ The video and guide are how I learned. I was running in circles for a while on my first tune, then everything kinda clicked.
  13. Might be the carbs - have you tuned them? They might not be balanced, or the mixture could be off. I had similar issues, and a good tune helped a lot. Though I never had sputters from hills and hills alone - it was more a rpm/throttle input thing in general. My mixture was off, I reckon. Sputters are much rarer now that I've gotten things pretty dialed in.
  14. I used a hammer and a wrench - a bit more primitive.
  15. On top of everyone's useful information, once you've got the car on jack stands - give the car a nice hard shake on all four corners before you go under if you wanna be safe. Worst case, the car falls down with a crash, but that's better than dying or being in a wheelchair! On top of that, throw the wheels down under the car if you've got them off to be extra safe. And, to answer one of your questions, the switch for the reverse lights mount to the transmission, but I don't know why someone would put the transmission fluid in there since there's a fill plug. Maybe you could do that if the fill plug just won't come off...? At any rate, the fill plug is on the upper half of the transmission, if I remember correctly - though, I have a 4-speed 240 transmission so it could be different.
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