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  1. Hey All! I have been considering buying a Z for a few years now and I think it's time for me to make my purchase. I have found a good looking Z in Oxnard, CA, and would like to get a PPI done before I make an offer. I live in NorCal, so I can't do it myself. Does anyone have any recommendations for shops in the Oxnard/Ventura/Thousand Oaks area that could do a PPI? Thanks!
  2. As many of you are aware, I brought my 72 S30 to SZR Pro, in Houston, Texas, for a top to bottom evaluation of the car, and for any resultant work. The car was there for many weeks. When I picked it up, I had a long conversation with the mechanic who did most of the actual work on the car. He told me that he really liked the car and had been doing burnouts in it. I’ve been extremely dissatisfied with the quality of SZR’s work. I’ve been recently going back and forth with Brad, SZR’s manager, about the propriety of the burnouts. He gave the following explanation: “No, he didn't admit that he did burnouts in your car, but burnouts in sports cars on private property in front of a performance shop aren't terribly uncommon. It's an effective strain check on the drivetrain of the car, similar in applied force to a spirited acceleration on the road. Oil pressure goes up, fuel pressure goes up, engine, clutch, trans, driveshaft, diff, and axles are under load, and the rear suspension compresses. All of this without leaving the parking lot, endangering anyone, or breaking any laws. We're not going to fill the lot with smoke or burn the tires down, but it is an effective test. That being said, I can see how one might consider that mistreatment. Though examining the physical forces applied to the various vehicle components would show that they're either equal to, or less than the forces applied by an enthusiastic drive down the road, some might be disturbed by wheelspin and tire smoke. If Raul did do burnouts in your car, and this is distasteful to you, then I humbly apologize for our apparent mistreatment of your sports car.“ Even if I were to accept Brad’s explanation that the burnouts were done for testing purposes (which I don’t because it contradicts what the mechanic told me), is road testing a car with burnouts at all reasonable?
  3. Looking for an experienced mechanic or restoration shop to do a pre-purchase inspection on a 72' 240z. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
  4. Hi guys. Been a lurker here forever! Picked up a 74 last summer and haven’t had the time to sort it out. Anyone recommend a tech or mechanic in the LI or metro NY area? Car came with triple webbers but seem to be wired up or lined up wrong. If you spray starter fluid, she fires up and sounds pretty damn good. But the throttle and the choke seemed to have been routed at the same line by the previous owner ??. I own a business and really have not had any time to just sort out the damn thing. Any direction to a trustworthy guy that can take this job on would be much appreciated. -Alex
  5. Hi. New owner of a '71 240Z in Los Angeles. Looking for recommendations for trustworthy and reliable mechanics near Marina del Rey, Culver City, or West L.A. Also, looking for recommendations for the best gasoline to use for best performance. Thanks in advance for your help!
  6. I am having some electrical issues with the dashboard, taillights and headlights of my '81 280ZX. Does anyone know of a good auto shop/mechanic in the Oakland, California area? Thanks.
  7. Greetings Z enthusiasts. I used to own a '72 240Z back in the 70's and early 80's and it was by far the coolest car I've ever owned. Happily, I just took advantage of an opportunity to purchase another one. The car is in very good condition, and I would like to restore it to the best condition possible without spending a ridiculous amount of money. Before stripping and painting, I would like to have a qualified mechanic go over this car and make recommendations for what might need to be done mechanically. Can anyone recommend a good mechanic or garage in southeast Michigan that is familiar with the early Z's? Thanks! jellyman58
  8. Hey guys, Still new to the club but have found it to be a great resource for everything Z. I moved my 240 with me in 08 from Coronado CA to Fayetteville AR. In CA I knew a great Z mechanic and had resources at my fingertips. Here...not so much. I was wondering if anybody knew of any mechanics within a 200 mile radius who have experience working on Z's. I could take it to any trusted mechanic im sure, but i'd like to take it to someone who loves the car as I do. Thanks.
  9. I have tried to rebuild carbs for the first time...not too bad, but I get a hesitation/ stall out when first accelerating then it runs great. Any advice or know anyone in South Florida who rebuilds them? Cheers!
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