No username? Register here.
Go Back   ZClub.net > General > General discussion
Click here to visit the Opie Oils website

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 27-04-2015, 12:56 PM
RIDDLER RIDDLER is online now
Z Club member
Fourth gear
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: CHESHIRE
Posts: 1,363
Member 779
wheeler Dealers 240Z

Further to previous posts are we sure the 240Z is on Wheeler Dealers on the Discovery channel tonight at 9pm? The programme guide suggests otherwise.
__________________
No longer own a Z!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 27-04-2015, 01:00 PM
richiep's Avatar
richiep richiep is online now
Z Club member
Fifth gear
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Macclesfield, Cheshire
Posts: 2,386
Member 167
Well they've been showing advertising for it the last few days as being tonight's episode. Complete with the schtick about it being an auto that Edd needs to convert to manual, etc.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 27-04-2015, 02:43 PM
morbias morbias is offline
Website member
Fifth gear
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Southampton
Posts: 1,530
The TV guide I use has it listed as 9pm on Discovery.

Unfortunately Game of Thrones is on at the same time on Atlantic...

First world problems
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 27-04-2015, 07:37 PM
tel240z's Avatar
tel240z tel240z is offline
Z Club member
Fifth gear
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: hornchurch
Posts: 2,695
Member 46
well for us not so lucky to have a million channels coming into the house how can I watch this on this laptop then ?
__________________
Drives
2014 navara 3.0 V6 240 BHP
72 left hooker auto project lime
73 240z blue
70 M3 supercharged 240z orange temporarily quick
72 RHD conversion project volcanic orange
78 260z daily driver brown
66 corsair
2001 lpg transit
97 transit cherry picker
2001 ldv site vehicle
Vw caddy
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 27-04-2015, 09:15 PM
Dale's Avatar
Dale Dale is offline
Committee Member
Fifth gear
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Newcastle Upon The Tyne
Posts: 2,959
Member 256
Have someone else's Sky Go password? Cough cough.

Sky Go will have it on catch up too.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 27-04-2015, 10:43 PM
Rob Gaskin's Avatar
Rob Gaskin Rob Gaskin is offline
Membership Secretary
Sixth gear
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Hinckley
Posts: 10,162
Member 214
I watched it through my lads Xbox, don't know how (but he does).

Anyway I thought it was ok for what it's intended to be. Obviously contrived but the car came across well to the public I'm sure.

He explained the Auto-Manual conversion well. The 280ZX gearstick looked a bit strange?

Cheap over there aren't they!
__________________
240Z '71 Built and Modified by DJR
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 27-04-2015, 10:47 PM
Nmd14 Nmd14 is offline
Z Club member
Second gear
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: London
Posts: 102
Member 1001
Oh ******,

It seems I may now have to add a 280z manual conversion to the ever growing job list.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 27-04-2015, 11:56 PM
zedboy's Avatar
zedboy zedboy is offline
Z Club member
Fourth gear
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Huddersfield
Posts: 652
Member 460
I thought it was good...they were overwhelmingly positive about Zs....all good press
__________________
Keep it on the black stuff!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 28-04-2015, 07:20 AM
JEZ 280ZX JEZ 280ZX is offline
Links Editor
Sixth gear
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Heart Of England
Posts: 3,570
Hi,
I sold Mike Brewer the floor coverings for his house and cottage a few years back and he was always

enthusiastic about Datsun/Nissan Zeds!

We used to chat about them back then....It's only taken him another 8-10 years to actually do one!

You have to remember that it's an entertainment show, but I think that it showed the car in a pretty good

light...Unlike that bloke recently departed from the BBC!

Cheerz,

JEZ
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 28-04-2015, 07:39 AM
nickknox's Avatar
nickknox nickknox is offline
Z Club member
Third gear
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Milton Keynes
Posts: 301
Member 133
I loved it. We sat as a family and watched it like my parents would have watched the queens speech.
Wish they would have had a look at the brakes and suspension as thats what i'm over hauling for this summer.
As i've mentioned on other threads I can't get over how much z you can get for your money in the states. What would you get for 5K over here
__________________
1972 240Z Super Samuri
2004 350Z
1999 TL1000R
1976 RS2000
1980 Mini Cooper S
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 28-04-2015, 09:17 AM
andrew muir andrew muir is offline
Z Club member
Fourth gear
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: peebles
Posts: 1,216
Member 704
I thought the cam reprofiling was extortionate at $600.00, would have been cheaper getting a new one.
Also as usual they skimmed over the car pretty quick, no mention of brakes, suspension etc.
They were very positive about the car though, which was nice.
One of their better efforts I thought!
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 28-04-2015, 09:36 AM
Farmer42's Avatar
Farmer42 Farmer42 is offline
Z Club member
Third gear
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Downend, Bristol
Posts: 419
Member 979
My eagle-eyed Missus thought she saw a crack on the dashboard above the oil pressure gauge. I would be surprised if a car that has been in the Californian sun & heat for 40 years didn't have a few cracks appearing. They didn't seem to cover that point.

Otherwise it did paint Zeds in a good light which is all positive. Having said that, my wife has now figured out that I paid a lot more for mine in a lesser condition and a supposed less desirable Z (2+2). I had to make the excuse that it would cost another 3k to import it so that offsets the extra plus it would be a 'left-hooker' whereas mine is a RHD.

Love to know where they got the parts & it would be interesting to see them try to get them whilst in the UK.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 28-04-2015, 09:48 AM
Rob Gaskin's Avatar
Rob Gaskin Rob Gaskin is offline
Membership Secretary
Sixth gear
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Hinckley
Posts: 10,162
Member 214
Quote:
Originally Posted by Farmer42 View Post
My eagle-eyed Missus thought she saw a crack on the dashboard above the oil pressure gauge. I would be surprised if a car that has been in the Californian sun & heat for 40 years didn't have a few cracks appearing. They didn't seem to cover that point.
When I looked at the dash it had one of those covers on it - i.e. like a carpet.

The show was ok but it's so set up. The test drive was a joke - he left a packed show and got back to an empty car-park having toured the canyons!
__________________
240Z '71 Built and Modified by DJR
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 28-04-2015, 10:10 AM
richiep's Avatar
richiep richiep is online now
Z Club member
Fifth gear
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Macclesfield, Cheshire
Posts: 2,386
Member 167
Quote:
Originally Posted by andrew muir View Post
I thought the cam reprofiling was extortionate at $600.00, would have been cheaper getting a new one.
Also as usual they skimmed over the car pretty quick, no mention of brakes, suspension etc.
They were very positive about the car though, which was nice.
One of their better efforts I thought!
That was my reaction on the cam too. Seeing as they didn't seem to replace any of the cam related accessories (rocker arms, etc.) they could've got a new off-the-shelf cam for less than half what they paid. The talk about 'street ability' made me giggle too. Frankly, many Americans are total wimps when it comes down to what is considered 'streetable'. They seem utterly terrified of a bit of lumpy idle and need for revs.

Enjoyed the show though. Didn't know you could use the auto crossmember on the manual box, so I learnt something.

They should've ditched the steel wheels with those sucky trims on them though - Cobra slot mags are ten a penny and cheap as chips in CA.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 28-04-2015, 10:16 AM
STEVE BURNS's Avatar
STEVE BURNS STEVE BURNS is offline
I loved my 280ZX
Sixth gear
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Greenford, Middlesex
Posts: 10,262
Member 6
Come on now guys it was a tv show about buying and selling a car for a profit by initially buying an auto and changing it to a manual to resell for more money not a restoration of a Z.

So a cracked original dash was not part of their remit neither was the brakes or suspension which was said early in the show were both found to be quiet good

IMHO it was a very good watch and did what it said it would do

Lets be honest if they showed it being driven from one place to another to show another shot would that be found interesting No It would have been a bloody boring travel show

The show was not about a test drive or a restoration project it was a show to attract general viewers that are not just Z owners for lets not forget Z owners are a very very small proportion of tv viewers and IMHO it was good to see the s30 getting a good showing on a major TV channel
__________________
Z Club # 6,
300zx-club.com #16,
300zx.co.uk #96,
350ZUK #151,
350Z-UK #79,
IZCC #2872
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 11:20 PM.

The Future Is Bright... The Future Is ZClub!

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright ZClub.net, All Rights Reserved.