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New z owner

Discussion in 'New to the website!' started by tallphil1961, Jul 22, 2017.

  1. tallphil1961

    tallphil1961 New Forum User

    Well here we go my first ever post on a forum 1, A couple of weeks ago I was asked if I wanted to view some tools and a four poster lift that were coming for sale due to an elderly gentleman having gone into care, well to my surprise when I went to view them parked on the lift was a stunning looking red 260z Datsun. well I now own the contents of the garage including the car . The car has been unused for 7 years and was restored by the previous owner,. I have had to remove and clean fuel tank as pickup pipe was blocked with congealed fuel, cleaned the points, replaced seized and leaking clutch cylinders, bled the brakes and replaced the battery and it fired up and run great, Hopefully can get an mot this week and get it on the road for August, hoping to take it along to the festival of wheels at Barleylands Farm in Essex for its maiden show.,Hoping I might get a couple of cars to that show from our family collection.
    A summary of the car is
    Original colour was green metallic, now painted in a Ford red
    Period 100+alloy wheels
    5 speed gear box
    Glass sun roof, not sure if this is a factory fitting ?
    Dash board moulding perfect
    small crack near choke in centre consul
    No rear bumper fitted
    Looking forward to driving it and meeting other z car owners

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  2. Red7

    Red7 New Forum User

    Sounds like you've been busy, congratulations on your new car and welcome to the forum !
  3. tallphil1961

    tallphil1961 New Forum User

    spent longer clearing the garage of all the tools etc I bought than to get the car up and running
  4. candy red

    candy red
    Z Club Member

    Welcome to the club what a great surprise finding the Z good luck with your mot enjoy the car :)

    Derrick :thumbs:
  5. uk66fastback

    Z Club Member

    Glass roof would be after-market. Lovely looking car - any long-term plans? What a stroke of good fortune ... right place, right time etc!
  6. status

    status Active Forum User

    I'm Herts/Essex border,there are quite a few of us in the area so if you need to know or see wot is original and wot ain't then feel free to ask
  7. jonbills

    Z Club Member

    That's a great find.
    Have you got a pic of the wheels? (From another owner of a now red, originally met green 260z with 100+ wheels!)
  8. Mr Ex Jnr

    Mr Ex Jnr Zeds is the way iv been shown

    Nice to see a rhd back out on the road again it looks good :)
  9. tallphil1961

    tallphil1961 New Forum User

    I will take a photo of the wheels on Monday, will give them a quick polish first!
  10. tallphil1961

    tallphil1961 New Forum User


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  11. jonbills

    Z Club Member

    Thanks - same as mine I think, except yours are clean & shiney.

    RIDDLER New Forum User

    What a story. Enjoy your car and welcome to the forum.
  13. johnymd

    johnymd Active Forum User

    Hi Phil. I'm in Benfleet and have a workshop in south woodham. Your always welcome to pop over to chat zeds. Was thinking about that show myself.
  14. tallphil1961

    tallphil1961 New Forum User

    well we passed the mot yesterday, and gave it a coat of waxoil underneath,, drove it home from work 15 miles that's the first time its been driven since 2010, couple of small issues, front carb jet blocked, n/sf caliper started to stick a bit after about 12 miles,. Only real issue was that the seat belt seems to sit across my neck rather than shoulder, must be like wearing a blind fold if you are short !, will tax for the 1st of the month and get it out for a proper drive
  15. Ped

    Z Club Member

    That looks in great condition! Nice one, and welcome to the club.
  16. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart Official Trader

    Congrats - another saved and back on the road - enjoy !

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