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Old 03-04-2017, 07:25 AM
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I love the changes you've made so far, the car looks great. Amazing how a few small details can really transform the look of the car! In complete agreement about sitting the fender flares etc.



Also think the colour looks fantastic!


Cheers woody, I'm still tempted to look at some mirrors more in the style below as I can see naff all out of these ones no matter how I adjust them!!




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Old 03-04-2017, 07:55 AM
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Was waiting for someone to come and say I don't like this don't like that,didn't take long as that's wot it's all about on here,ignore it,it's your car so enjoy,looks nice as I said earlier,agree with Sean about the wheels,it's old like us
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Old 03-04-2017, 08:23 AM
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The recessed front indicators are a 280 thing I believe so only US market. I'm guessing this is a 280 Jon?
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Old 03-04-2017, 08:41 AM
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The recessed front indicators are a 280 thing I believe so only US market. I'm guessing this is a 280 Jon?


Yep, 76 California 280z running stock engine and manual transmission.


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Old 03-04-2017, 09:10 AM
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The recessed front indicators are a 280 thing I believe so only US market. I'm guessing this is a 280 Jon?


I think there's an MSA kit for isn't there?
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Old 03-04-2017, 11:39 AM
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I'd say that's Andre's car. Did you pick it up from around Mansfield by any chance?
I almost bought the car but passed on it and Andre bought it. That was about 2.5 years ago.
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Old 03-04-2017, 12:25 PM
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I'd say that's Andre's car. Did you pick it up from around Mansfield by any chance?
I almost bought the car but passed on it and Andre bought it. That was about 2.5 years ago.


I think it was Andres car looking at some historic posts.

However I picked it up from Nottingham from a dentist who had bought it at a show last summer - he just didn't have room for it as he had 3/4 TVRs that he was working on.



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I just clocked the reg, yes it was Andre's car. He picked it up from down London way.
Does it still have the roof lining center console thingy?

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Old 03-04-2017, 02:03 PM
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I just clocked the reg, yes it was Andre's car. He picked it up from down London way.

Does it still have the roof lining center console thingy?



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It does still have the lining mounted cassette deck! - although that's only till the new liner arrives and I strip it out. The Mrs wants me to keep it in as she likes it - crazy...


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Ooo, we need a pic of that before removal.

Love the colour of the car. The ONE thing I would change is the plates. P reg on silver and black plates just looks wrong to me! Even if legal or not - which I suspect it isn't anyway, there's no way any car in the UK that was P reg came with black and silver ones and obv this was never registered in the UK in 1976 as 280s weren't imported.

I know why one of the previous owners did it though, and why owners of black cars (modern ones) do it ...
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Old 03-04-2017, 02:19 PM
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I'll get a pic of it tonight and share!! I personally detest it, but it's funny to look at.

Yeah as I said before I'm not sure what I'll do on the plates. I did ask DVLA today whilst on the phone registering for historic tax and they said that the black and silver does follow the rolling 40 year exemption rule - but I've emailed them for written clarification as well.

The girl said it's a really common question at the mo so they have a script to read about it.

I'll see what I get from them in writing and make a decision from there.


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Old 03-04-2017, 10:23 PM
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Glad you finally found yourself an S30 Jon!
Lovely colour and a nice choice of wheels!
I don't dislike the BM8s but I'm not a fan of stretched tyres and it looks like they were the wrong size/offset, sitting about an inch proud of the arches!
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Glad you finally found yourself an S30 Jon!

Lovely colour and a nice choice of wheels!

I don't dislike the BM8s but I'm not a fan of stretched tyres and it looks like they were the wrong size/offset, sitting about an inch proud of the arches!


Thanks Mark - you were a great help in what to look for etc. Yeah the stretched tyres had to go. I disliked the look and they always make me worry - same as some of these extreme wheel cambers you see some cars running. Scary stuff.

Hope the resto of is coming along well!


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Old 04-04-2017, 06:35 PM
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Note from DVLA direct about using the old style plate - now mins is registered as historic they are legal


Dear Jon_flynn,

Thank you for your enquiry received on 2/4/2017.
Your case reference number is XXXXXX.

There are specific requirements for the display of number plates for vehicles manufactured on or before 1st January 1977.

Since 1st April 2017 vehicles manufactured before 1st January 1977 can also display the older style plates. In order to qualify the vehicle must have been changed in to the Historic Vehicle taxation class.

Vehicles made before 1st January 1977 may display traditional style “black and white” number plates. For example; white, silver or grey characters on a black plate.

We have produced an easy to understand guide, INF104 which provides additional information on permitted dimension, display, font and shape of number plates for vehicles.

The INF104 can be downloaded for free from: http://www.gov.uk/government/publica...-number-plates

I hope this clarifies matters for you.


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I wonder if this is a rolling thing
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