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Got a 240z at last new member checking in

Discussion in 'New to the website!' started by hallie, Dec 13, 2018.

  1. hallie

    hallie New Forum User

    After many years of wanting a 240z I have finally found one.

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    Its a September 1971 car and has a few series features inside I believe

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    My plan is to wait until it arrives before deciding exactly what I am doing with it because it looks pretty clean despite needing a repaint.

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    But I would like to convert it to manual and probably to RHD.

    I suspect that I will hanker after a little more performance so would like to build a uprated l28 engine in the future.

    I have just watched to boat that the container in on go through the Panama canal so its still weeks away from arriving :(

    I have been lurking for a few weeks trying to absorb as much info on this great forum as possible. I have still got a lot to learn!

    Martin
     
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  2. franky

    franky
    Z Club Member

    That looks great.
     
  3. Woody928

    Woody928
    Z Club Member
    Staff Member Moderator

    Oh boy, oh boy. Looks great, I love the colour :)

    Bet your itching to get your hands on it!
     
  4. uk66fastback

    uk66fastback
    Z Club Member

    Looks lovely. Drive it LHD and see how you get on ... it isn’t much different when you’re used to it ...
     
  5. SacCyclone

    SacCyclone
    Z Club Member

    Great color and clean looking Zed.
    And a San Jose car too???? Just down the road from me!
     
  6. johnymd

    johnymd
    Z Club Member

    Looks like a great car from the pictures and a good starting point. Looking forward to seeing the progress. Where abouts are you?
     
  7. hallie

    hallie New Forum User

    Really looking forward to getting it. Not so much driving it with the autobox!

    Based near Southampton and am a bit of a Subaru nut :p so I am sure I add a few choice parts at some point (rear diff/power steering rack)

    I used to import sports cars from Japan and have had half a dozen or so 300zx's and a few Pulsar GTIR's. I am no stranger to rust and have restored quite a few VW splitscreens.

    Boat is due New years eve so I suspect I wont get it till 3/4 Jan ish :unsure:
     
  8. franky

    franky
    Z Club Member

    It looks too good to chop to RHD.

    Why P/S?
     
  9. hallie

    hallie New Forum User

    I think you are right! Might need to find another to chop about.

    I only mentioned the rack because my customer is asking if I could fit it to his 280z 2+2

    Mine will be run as it is for now
     
  10. Jay.

    Jay.
    Z Club Member

    Looks very clean :) I'd say if you're going to go and convert it to a manual then a RHD conversion may as well be done too!
     
  11. franky

    franky
    Z Club Member

    it looks to good to chop.
     
  12. IbanezDan51

    IbanezDan51 Well-Known Forum User

    Swapping to manual is a pretty easy thing to do and you can even retain the original pedal box if you can find a clutch pedal removed from a box or fit a complete pedal box..

    Swapping a car to RHD properly is a lot of work!

    Dan
     
  13. Robbie J

    Robbie J
    Z Club Member

    I think my gearbox if its any good will end up in this car. What's funny is I've seen the car and sat in it. Its very period but looks like there has been new parts put on to maintain it. The annoying think his he got it a week after me but will arrive at least 2 weeks ahead of mine....

    Hallie is a pretty good mechanic in my view so he's doing my RHD conversion for practice on my car first... should get it right for his
     
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  14. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
    Z Club Member
    Official Trader

    It's a small world then - great buy and I agree - great colour.

    Good choice.
     
  15. Robbie J

    Robbie J
    Z Club Member

    Not quite, Hallie fixes my Subaru and we talked each other into these S30's...
     
  16. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
    Z Club Member
    Official Trader

    Don't we all - after all, it remains a rather exclusive world in Europe - not really many of us !
     
  17. hallie

    hallie New Forum User

    Container has been unloaded in Southampton :)
    Duties and charges paid :bow:

    Hopefully collecting on Monday :hurray:
     
  18. Woody928

    Woody928
    Z Club Member
    Staff Member Moderator

    Whoop Whoop EXTRA:D

    Rob won't be happy! :rofl:
     
  19. hallie

    hallie New Forum User

    He refused to talk to me earlier :rolleyes:

    Need to have a look at your car one day :drool:
     
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  20. Jake RAH

    Jake RAH
    Z Club Member

    Nice looking car. I'm sure you'll love it & have lots of fun with it. :thumbs:
     

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