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  • Title: Original Owner '73 240Z

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jayhawk last won the day on October 15 2019

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    original owner of a 1973 240Z, also own a 1993 300ZX 2+2.

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  1. The head judge at ZCON in Colorado Springs said he was working on rules for a Survivor Class in the judging, but its uncertain if that actually occurs for ZCON in Birmingham next year.
  2. Thanks for this photo. My Z is the blue one (without hubcaps...) next to the 240Z Guild Safari Tribute Z
  3. I'm in. We loaded 4 Zs on a trailer yesterday from our club (ZONC Z Owners of Northern California). And am thrilled we get to see the new Z in person.
  4. Small update on the Z: Took it to the local America's Tire shop to switch the Bridgestone 175 80 14 tires I had on my slotted "mag" wheels to the Topy's I had recently restored. They had a young fellow on staff that had a 280Z, and helped ensure nothing was bent. (I had purchased some slotted rubber jack pad adapters to protect the frame rails which they used) Here is how they lifted it. 4 floor jacks.
  5. I'm in! I'm flying but bringing my '73 (aka Motorman7's "flat top" restoration) in a commercial trailer with several other Zs from the Z Owners of Northern California. (ZONC)
  6. Well I grew up in Kansas, so I was kind of used to "straight and endless" 😄 The Mountie that caught me was a very helpful fellow and I was surprised that I was allowed to continue on and could mail in my fine after I returned to California to resume my pre-Navy job. Which I did! Canadians are so nice! Thanks for the photos of the A6 Intruders at the base entrance! That is the aircraft my squadron flew.
  7. At least it is still a car dealer. I tried to find on Google Maps my original dealership location and cannot even find it (probably due to highway routing or name change or something similar.) My dealer was Gubrud's Valley Datsun in Mt. Vernon, Washington, According to my logbook, I went through Chilliwak in 1974 in my 240Z and stopped for gas in adjacent Sardis. If I'd know about the models at the Chilliwak Datsun dealer, I certainly would have stopped by! (I'd just been discharged from the US Navy at the Oak Harbor WA Naval Air Station and was driving back to the Midwest via the Trans Canadian Highway. great trip!) My blue Z in line for the ferry from Vancouver to Victoria, 1974
  8. Hi Dadsun, welcome to the '73 club! The best year of all 240Zs! 😁 But the "worst of the flat top carb iterations.." was still a great carb, despite Z therapy and numerous mechanics who couldn't be bothered to learn about the SU HIF "Flat Top" carb design licensed by Hitachi that powered many sport cars for more than two decades. My 10/72 1973 240Z (S/N 125678) ran great in inland Los Angeles county heat for 117,000 miles before I fell for a mechanics spiel about how wonderful and superior the round tops were and I replaced them with round tops to "improve" my car. They did not. Thanks to Motorman7, my Z is now running again with the Flat tops and winning awards. See the thread "We're Bringin' back the Flat Tops" here at classiczcars. Good Luck on BAT. I'll be watching. (although I'm never selling my '73. it is Too Much Fun!) My Z shortly after I bought it in 1973 Inspected by Yoshihiko Matsuo at 2019 ZCON in Branson. Came in 2nd to Zup's '73 (also with Flattops!) Hitachi SU-HIF "Flat Tops"
  9. All three of his cars had the Hitachi SU-HIF "Flattops". And notice all the trophy's! That was one of the reasons I went to see him as I was contemplating the restoration of my '73. (which I finally accomplished by finding Motorman7 in 2018. See the thread "We're bringin; back the Flat Tops! https://www.classiczcars.com/forums/topic/60309-were-bringin-back-the-flat-tops/ ) Now thanks to Motorman7, my '73 looks as good or better than his.
  10. Mark, in 2005 (according to the metadata for the photo) while driving from California to Seattle, I stopped in Portland briefly to see a fellow who had 3 beautiful Zs ('73s like mine). His Zs had been the subject of an article in a Z magazine (Sport Z maybe?). Do you happen to know of him and the status of his collection? Thanks. you can PM me if you wish.
  11. I think the one in the photo is a Nikon. I was an Asahi Pentax bigot. Still have that too!
  12. Carl, I too got my 240Z while in the service and still have it. I had been lusting after one as soon as I read the 1970 Road and Track article, but finishing my degree, my draft notice from President Nixon (Greetings!...), and Navy service (and pay) got in the way until I returned in December 1972 from 11 months on Yankee Station (off N. Vietnam) with enough cash to buy one. It still took 4 months on the dealers wait list until April '73 before I could buy it. After the 240Z came out, no one, at least in my squadron, bought any other sports car. Here is a photo I took in December 1972 as our ship departed Japan returning to the US. I've annotated it with the model of Z each of us bought (eventually).
  13. Those Porsche people always had too much money. Especially for a car shaped like a dung beetle...😄
  14. Jim, thank you for your excellent advice and experience. I have been experimenting with a more personal storyboard that is heavy on pictures and light on text. It probably needs a little more simplification. What I really needs is a Gold Medallion award (for stock) from ZCON like your Gold Cup! (and maybe a couple of 1st place awards for anything.) I do have a 2nd place trophy from 2019 ZCON Branson is nice, but 2nd place on a storyboard just does not cut it...) I will exhibit the cool trophy, but hope nobody looks too close to the wording. 😄
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