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A New Toy

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So yesterday I got a new toy, I admit it was an impulse buy but I've always loved the look of the old 240 and 260Z's.

The car is mostly complete obviously needs paint and body but is pretty much rust free.

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Towed in style. My Buddy's FSJ.

 

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The car was previously owned by a mechanic and he went though most everything and put a lot of new parts in.

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neat!

 

how much does one of those weigh and what sort of HP can you expect?

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I've always loved those too.

 

Towed in style, indeed!

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I love those cars: rear wheel drive, manual transmission drift machines that one could easily stuff an LS motor into. I smell a money pit ;)

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I co-worker put a 350 and trans out of a Corvette into his. It took a lot of pounding on the firewall with a sledge hammer but came out beautiful.

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From the factory they are rated at 165hp and 2400lbs. The previous owner swapped the carbs for earlier model carbs without all the emissions crap so maybe a hair more but after 40years I doubt it's a tire shredder but she'll still move.

No motor swaps in my near future if I do anything I'll turbo it. I just want to do a driver quality resturation. Put in a new interior, paint it and use it for cruising.

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In '76, I was 19, going to school and working part time at Sears. My boss was a few years older and had a new 260Z. For some reason he liked to trade cars with me on Friday nights and let me cruise around town all night in his car while he drove mine. I was never sure why he wanted to trade because I sure got the better end of that trade.

 

Oh yeah, I drove a 73 Pinto! VROOOM!!:cool:

 

Curly

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Cool machines indeed...

 

And I agree with Scott... Much like Jeeping, the old car restoration hobby is also a money pit... But like Jeeping, it's another FUN money pit... LOL... :D

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awesome! I have a neighbor who has 4 or 5 240/260's at his house at all times restoring them. His personal 260 is absolutely beautiful!

 

Good luck!

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Hey Guys,

It's still not done but I figured I could update you on the Datsun. I have been working out of Seattle most of the year but will be returning to AZ fulltime next week and plan to get back to building my WJ. I hope to meet up for an event or a run of sorts as I had a great time at Cinders 2016.

-Drew

 

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