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  1. I thought 75-76 280z gas tanks were needed to install in 240 and 260's when installing 280zx turbo engines.
  2. If you're looking at the plastic bumpers, dont unless its a rare one like the 454. My dad has a 72 454 vert. and should be getting a 2nd flight award this June. I have some videos on youtube.com search 72 454 xxjoeyxxeb is my login name. theres 3 I think. Its warbonnet yellow. As far as performance, its the only old car I've driven that is stock and its cushy and sways. (my Z has urethane bushings and new suspension so I have no real comparison). But in a straight line, even though 72 is when the emissions kicked the 454 in the but, its still pretty darn quick at the light with a mustang gt.
  3. I've been there. Not fun, soooo many people on it that you can only go 5 mph. And its one way, down. I think the Pebble Beach 17 mile drive is one of my favorites. I am from Cape Cod, so there are very many nice roads! Also, the Big Sur area on the PCH, and pretty much any part of the PCH is awesome. Theres a street down in Malibu called Los Flores, that is about an hour of amazing driving. I drove across country, and in CA there's I believe Route 58 thats great fun too!
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  5. Thats some small rubber on such a wide wheel. But congrats on a set of those! I want a couple!
  6. I have Tokico adjustables with AZ car springs, and I love it. It can be set firm or soft and it handles great with urethane bushings, and stock sway bars.
  7. More tools to start the bodywork/paint process.
  8. Not to hijack, but anyone buy the tie rod ends from Napa or somewhere without a grease fitting?
  9. I've been going to car shows... since I was born. My dad had a 65 Pontiac GTO tri-power, still has his old plate TRI PWR. Then when I was between 7-10 he restored a 73 Corvette 350 4-speed, and I helped him. We got pictures of me in the engine bay and it looks like I'm about to hammer something wrong. Ever since then I fell in love with corvettes, and I think that is what first started me into Datsuns. When I was young, I sometimes would think a Datsun was a vette when it caught my eye. As I grew older I realized how great of a car the Z was, and learned the differences, better or worse, than the Vettes. I'm in college and had to sell my Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V, which I had a blast with everything I had done to it, and then I saved my money, went to a car show and saw a Z again and fell in love with everything, the lines, engine, handling, light weight... and then I found out I could hav emy little corvette, just by swapping in a sbc 350.... and what do you know, I've had a 260 since last November and am broke...
  10. Thanks guys I won't be doing much welding (knock on wood). So far I only know of the rocker panels needing to be either replaced or patched, which I will probly take to a shop since I dont have a welder, unless they have a rediculous asking price, then I might change that situation. I have a couple of dents I need to tap out, and going to shave the rear bumper, and the chrome side strip, and the side markers maybe. The rear bumper, I might use the method of this 2 part epoxy someone here used thats supposed to be strong like a weld. Still contemplating on what to do though.
  11. Anyone buy tie rod ends where there isn't a spot to put grease into the boot? I got a pair from NAPA and there is no grease fitting hole...
  12. Hey guys, I'm trying to get some junkyard body panels to practice working on before I get on the Z. Anyone know what cars are about the same style metal? I have a 86 BMW hood and fender, anyone know how that compares? Probly too thick or different.
  13. Hey guys, Central Coast Z Car Club is having a get together september 3 at the Village Host Pizza in San Luis Obispo at 11am. Hope to see some people out there.
  14. I made that switch from New England (Cape Cod) to here 2 years ago. It's great both places, but much warmer here.
  15. Hey guys, Just wanted to post a vid I made a year ago of Crystal Cove, CA. This happens every Sunday.
  16. Just saw the original Gone in 60 Seconds and during the Mustang chase they drive by a Datsun office/factory building. It's right before they get to the Mazda dealership.
  17. I used the new one and it works. Wish everything else was that easy.
  18. When I took mine off, both relays were down there, and the book showe dthe one on the right to be flasher. I will check again. Thanks
  19. I got a flasher relay from another car, but the ratings and part number on mine and the one I got are different. Is there any harm in using it or not? My flashers blink once every minute, or not at all..
  20. I could leave my car alone and have a 1,500 260z (the cost I bought it) and not be able to drive it much since its been sitting for 5 years. I've done a whole new suspension and brakes, and since thats already gone in the resale value (meaning I can't get my money back) why not make it a car I can drive all the time and have tons of fun in, while scaring the passengers, and be a 40-60 yr old man showing my grandkids "I built that v8 Z when I was only 20 yrs old and in College for Mechanical Engineering for my future dreams of customizing cars"
  21. Ya, the mustang is true. My friends Dad's rebuilding the 64.5 (I beleive) and had to redo the cowl area / floorpan. And some other panels since it was a Massachusetts car.
  22. Awesome, front fender Q is solved... I knew about the rears being structural, but now I know about the fronts. Thanks