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Hi all....new UK 240z owner

Discussion in 'New to the website!' started by Graham Palmer, Apr 5, 2021.

  1. Graham Palmer

    Graham Palmer
    Z Club Member

    Hi all, just a few days away from the delivery of my 'new' '73 240z..

    I cannot claim any of the credit for the fantastic, yet sympathetic restoration ..but I can promise to enjoy and care for it going forward...

    I'm looking forward to meeting a bunch of you at the Silverstone Classic - I was signed up with my Caterham, have request a switch to the Z club booking..so hopefully Covid permitting...another great event to look forward to.

    I do have a few Q's I'm sure you folks can help with...

    Very importantly...
    Center console/arm rest cup holders.....there's plenty of space, anyone come up with a great solution for adding in a couple of cup holders ?...

    I will check, but I'll ask here anyway...fuel selection...will a '73 need an additive for lead replacement ?....also is standard unleaded ok or should I use super ?

    I'm based in South Oxfordshire, which local group(s) cover that area ?...if any...

    No doubt lots more Q's to come....cheers all, Graham
  2. candy red

    candy red
    Z Club Member

    Welcome Graham
    Hope you enjoy your new toy please put up some pictures we all love pictures :)

    I am near Towcester so not that far from you .
    Not sure on local clubs near you
    Regards Derrick ;)
  3. Graham Palmer

    Graham Palmer
    Z Club Member

    Thanks Derrick...will do asap.....look forward to catching up...
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  4. richiep

    Z Club Member

    Welcome Graham,

    Quick answers for a couple of the questions:
    You can buy add-ons for the centre console, i.e. a a cushioned armrest with two cup holders built in. Obviously, you'd need to be fine with drilling holes in your console for the hinge...

    Unleaded is fine without additive. They run better on Super, even with a standard engine; my Z tended to pink/ping on basic unleaded, so I only ever use high octane (the higher the better as the compression ratio on that modded engine is 11.3:1).
  5. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Treasurer Staff Member Moderator

  6. Graham Palmer

    Graham Palmer
    Z Club Member

    Thanks for the comments guys...I'll check out Donington !
  7. AliK

    Z Club Member
    Staff Member Moderator

    Welcome to our little community Graham! The Z is no Caterham but it has a unique charm and will make a place on your heart so deep you will love driving it wvwn WITHOUT the cup holders ;)

    I agree with Richie, both engines (one stock and one modified) I’ve had in mine preferred the Optimax.

    When is she due to land?

    Tell us a little more about the car - is it totally stock? Modified? Lowered? Etc.

    Looking forward to your photos and hopefully meeting you at an event soon!

    EDIT: I did a google for you as I was intrigued if such a thing existed and here are some links of interest ...:



    Last edited: Apr 5, 2021
  8. TimFZ

    Z Club Member

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  9. AliK

    Z Club Member
    Staff Member Moderator

    Wow! I hadn’t realised that!!! I’m going to have to hunt the wasp garages!!!

    Especially for that last summer fill before the winter hibernation.

    EDIT: just realised there is one 1/4 mile away from the Shell garage I normally use and have driven past it for 37 years!!! Clearly blind to the thing a we aren’t normally interested in!!!
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2021
  10. Paul_S

    Z Club Member

    https://zclub.net/community/index.php?threads/check-fuel-hoses.25950/#post-324138 ;)
  11. TimFZ

    Z Club Member

    It has an E5 sticker on it but the website claims that most are ethanol free so far and E5 just means "Up to 5%" and there could be traces so has to be there legally.

    As this may change, get a can full now ready for winter! Don't fill up with E10 when it comes out later this year!
  12. TimFZ

    Z Club Member

    Interesting article on E10 from Australia.

  13. Graham Palmer

    Graham Palmer
    Z Club Member

    thanks for all great comments folks !....have booked for Donington....and already checking out the Z store ......do they offer us a discount ?? ;-)
  14. AliK

    Z Club Member
    Staff Member Moderator

    No chance!!! Tried many times ;)

    Also check out Rockauto.com

    and keep an eye on eBay / ask this club - you’d be surprised what turns up!

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