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Old 21-02-2017, 11:38 PM
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They are all proper classics with unassisted steering and basic controls but the 240Z has a lighter feel and definitely most raw and unrefined of all.
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Old 21-02-2017, 11:45 PM
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They are all proper classics with unassisted steering and basic controls but the 240Z has a lighter feel and definitely most raw and unrefined of all.
Except mine with electronic ignition, vented fronts and disc rears, PAS, Efi, LSD, DIY, don't know Y and the rest.
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They are all proper classics with unassisted steering and basic controls but the 240Z has a lighter feel and definitely most raw and unrefined of all.
Oh, and I'd still have a 280Z any day !
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Old 21-02-2017, 11:50 PM
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Oh, and I'd still have a 280Z any day !
If I couldn't have the first of the breed, i'd have the last.

Something very right about a 280z when you've got rid of the bumpers!
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Old 21-02-2017, 11:57 PM
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If I couldn't have the first of the breed, i'd have the last.
Absolutely agreed but don't tell Status - he'll chew his fingers and never play the same again !
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Old 22-02-2017, 01:27 AM
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Who cares about top speed, we could be here for ever. Mine will waft at 50mph everywhere, looking the mutts.

Zs don't really waft but I hope you get my drift (it won't drift, either).
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Old 22-02-2017, 06:25 AM
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I allways sed the 240 is raw and not as refined as the 260 but great cars to drive,and if I had a choice now ,knowing wot I know now I would go for a 280 or just put the running gear in a 260 ,where do you stop ? You dont
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Old 22-02-2017, 12:11 PM
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Who cares about top speed, we could be here for ever. Mine will waft at 50mph everywhere, looking the mutts.

Zs don't really waft but I hope you get my drift (it won't drift, either).
In that case you bought the wrong car dear boy

You need a Jag or a Roller for wafting or perhaps a ZX ( S130 Mr.T ) excluding the factory turbo version that is of course
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Old 22-02-2017, 02:01 PM
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Yes, waft was the wrong choice of word! What I mean was for me, the Z experience isn't defined by what speed it can go or how wide the wheels are or how low it is or how much can I not see in those daft wing mirrors eight foot away ...
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Old 22-02-2017, 02:51 PM
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In that case you bought the wrong car dear boy

You need a Jag or a Roller for wafting
Or a Rover P6 3500S? Wafts beautifully AND drifts on the corners whether you want it to or not!
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Old 22-02-2017, 03:18 PM
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Who cares about top speed, we could be here for ever. Mine will waft at 50mph everywhere, looking the mutts.

Zs don't really waft but I hope you get my drift (it won't drift, either).
Yes, we are just having light hearted banter
Livens up a dull Winter's evening for some.

I love all the S30/S130 models and who cares if one model is a nano second quicker to 60 or has 1mph better top speed. Most cars have been modified anyway, some engines more worn than others etc etc and the figures we quote from road tests were with brand new cars back in the day. If we were all driving around on empty racetracks may matter slightly but our roads are so congested we would be happy to waft around at 50mph more often than not.

This must now be the longest and most off topic for sale thread ever.
Should have known to stick to the discussion section

Right, off to wind Riddler up about his wafting Rover, haven't you found a Rover forum to join yet Rob ? Told you there would be withdrawal symptoms, you can't keep away
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Old 22-02-2017, 03:57 PM
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Rob ,stick sum 10% uprated springs and a set of Kong shocks and you will have a totally different car that handles great
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Old 22-02-2017, 05:38 PM
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Right, off to wind Riddler up about his wafting Rover, haven't you found a Rover forum to join yet Rob ? Told you there would be withdrawal symptoms, you can't keep away
Yes I have joined, and am active on, the Classic Rover Forum.
Just can't resist having a nosy on here from time to time in order to keep an eye on you guys.
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Old 22-02-2017, 05:49 PM
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Omg, KONG shocks ? Do those go with King springs then ?

My car will be powerful but I'll have as much satisfaction and enjoyment at 30mph as I will a 'little' bit higher....it'll just all be in top gear !
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Old 22-02-2017, 05:54 PM
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Rob ,stick sum 10% uprated springs and a set of Kong shocks and you will have a totally different car that handles great
Actually quite like the wafty/rolley ride. All part of the car. It's incredibly smooth, takes the bumps like no other car I have driven, and is surprisingly powerful, particularly now I have had that lovely V8 engine completely rebuilt.
Following the rebuild have now taken it to a tuning specialist, and I thought you might like to see the figures it produced on the rolling road!
At 4,397 rpm it delivered 151.8 bhp at the engine and at 4,365 rpm it delivered 131.5 bhp at the wheels.
Pretty happy with that!
Attached are a couple of pictures taken during the rebuild and the rolling road report/performance graph for those who are interested.
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