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Bought my 240Z a friend

Postby Datsun240Z71 » June 24th 2017, 3:25am

I bought my 1971 240Z on 6/20/87. My dream car in junior high (I was 14 in 1971), I've had it ever since.

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I've wanted a 300ZX Twin Turbo since I first saw one in 1990. Well, 30 years and one day (6/21/17) later I got it! 1995 model.

Bought it in Huntsville, Alabama and took it straight to Crawford Z Car Service in downtown Nashville, TN where I live. They're the ONLY ones that ever touch my 240Z. Needs at least two tires (rears are 10 years old!), and I want all fluids changed and everything else addressed to make it as close to new mechanically as possible.

Drove out really nice! It’s a very nice 78k mile car. The interior is basically immaculate. No rattles or shakes.

Perfect? No, but I wouldn’t t hesitate to show it after I detail it, and I wouldn’t freak out about going to the mall or out of town in it either.

The only thing does not work is the BOSE radio system... very common problem. Will get a replacement system put in.

No hurry to get anything done. I just want it right before I put it on the street.

I've lost three friends to cancer or medical issues this week. If there's something you've always wanted to do, or something you need to say to someone, DO IT WHILE YOU CAN!

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Re: Bought my 240Z a friend

Postby AntFarm » June 24th 2017, 4:03am

Congratulations. That looks really clean Enjoy the hell out of it. Also, great advice.
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Re: Bought my 240Z a friend

Postby JAS1125 » June 24th 2017, 5:01am

Congratulations...and sage advice also!
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Re: Bought my 240Z a friend

Postby codguy » June 24th 2017, 5:07am

:Beerbang: :Beerbang:
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Re: Bought my 240Z a friend

Postby artman » June 24th 2017, 5:16am

Awesome car! Drive fast and take chances! Congrats.
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Re: Bought my 240Z a friend

Postby biglove » June 24th 2017, 5:18am

Looks to be in great condition. Best friend bought one the year they were introduced. Was fortunate that he let me drive the hell out of it.

Some of the most fun I have ever had driving and driving really fast. Really sticks in the corners at speed.

Hope you really enjoy it.

Sorry about the loss of your friends. Those kinds of things really do make one take note of what is important.
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Re: Bought my 240Z a friend

Postby eddiea » June 24th 2017, 8:00am

Nice indeed, I like Nissan better that any other Japanese manufacturer , in what shape are the Turbo units?
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Re: Bought my 240Z a friend

Postby Racer-X » June 24th 2017, 8:13am

Those are both nice. A loss can bring clarity, but three, sorry to hear that. Enjoy the new ride.
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Re: Bought my 240Z a friend

Postby conjurer » June 24th 2017, 8:50am

A beautiful new (old) car, Randy! I'm sure you'll enjoy the hell out of it.

Condolences on the loss of so many pals in so short a time. These things all seem to happen at once.
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Re: Bought my 240Z a friend

Postby jaw » June 24th 2017, 8:59am

Very cool. I lusted after both in my yute.
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Re: Bought my 240Z a friend

Postby Mortuus » June 24th 2017, 9:50am

artman wrote:Awesome car! Drive fast and take chances! Congrats.

Couldn't have said it ANY better than what Arty said, but I would add this to it: Kick ASS; take NAMES. REPEAT as necessary. Now go GET 'EM!! 8-)
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Re: Bought my 240Z a friend

Postby Datsun240Z71 » June 25th 2017, 4:27am

eddiea wrote:Nice indeed, I like Nissan better that any other Japanese manufacturer , in what shape are the Turbo units?


I'll get it back in a few days. Besides the expected belts, hoses, gaskets, front upper control arms, plugs, fluids and a/c recharge, the car is in great shape. The Z shop (they specialize, and no ione elsae touches my 240Z) said it's one of the nicer unmolested 300s that they've seen in quite a while. It does have some suspension upgrades, but other than an air intake, it is all stock under the hood. Boost is dead-on as they should be, and when the new tires go on, LOOK OUT!

I may do a $600 upgrade that adds boost jets and a reprogrammed ECU that yields about 50 hp and from their experience (and others I've spoken to) is 100% safe and reliable.

Thanks for all the comments. Greatly appreciated!
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Re: Bought my 240Z a friend

Postby eddiea » June 25th 2017, 10:31am

Datsun240Z71 wrote:
eddiea wrote:Nice indeed, I like Nissan better that any other Japanese manufacturer , in what shape are the Turbo units?


I'll get it back in a few days. Besides the expected belts, hoses, gaskets, front upper control arms, plugs, fluids and a/c recharge, the car is in great shape. The Z shop (they specialize, and no ione elsae touches my 240Z) said it's one of the nicer unmolested 300s that they've seen in quite a while. It does have some suspension upgrades, but other than an air intake, it is all stock under the hood. Boost is dead-on as they should be, and when the new tires go on, LOOK OUT!

I may do a $600 upgrade that adds boost jets and a reprogrammed ECU that yields about 50 hp and from their experience (and others I've spoken to) is 100% safe and reliable.

Thanks for all the comments. Greatly appreciated!


I just have installed a STILLEN VQ37 (Vortech V3 supercharger) kit on my new 2015 Infiniti Q40 AWD sedan (330hp 3.7 normally aspirated stock from factory) , pricey but worth every penny, the remapped ECU fuel management module is exceptionally well made and fuel economy is pretty good at city speeds, upgraded the brakes to a StopTech performance kit as well .... I'm getting 490hp/420 lb-ft at the wheels on the dyno, which allows me to smoke pretty much everything on the road ....
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Re: Bought my 240Z a friend

Postby Falstaff » June 25th 2017, 12:07pm

Spectacular. I'd love to read a review from you comparing the two.
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Re: Bought my 240Z a friend

Postby smellody » June 25th 2017, 2:29pm

Back in '92/'93 my buddy's brother, a successful attorney, gave my buddy on for the last six months of the lease. I remember one cold January morning going sideways on highway 213 at 130 mph. It was a pretty cool car. Not my bag.... but it was silver.

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Re: Bought my 240Z a friend

Postby smellody » June 25th 2017, 2:30pm

And enjoy.
   
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Re: Bought my 240Z a friend

Postby biglove » June 25th 2017, 5:21pm

eddiea wrote:
Datsun240Z71 wrote:
eddiea wrote:Nice indeed, I like Nissan better that any other Japanese manufacturer , in what shape are the Turbo units?


I'll get it back in a few days. Besides the expected belts, hoses, gaskets, front upper control arms, plugs, fluids and a/c recharge, the car is in great shape. The Z shop (they specialize, and no ione elsae touches my 240Z) said it's one of the nicer unmolested 300s that they've seen in quite a while. It does have some suspension upgrades, but other than an air intake, it is all stock under the hood. Boost is dead-on as they should be, and when the new tires go on, LOOK OUT!

I may do a $600 upgrade that adds boost jets and a reprogrammed ECU that yields about 50 hp and from their experience (and others I've spoken to) is 100% safe and reliable.

Thanks for all the comments. Greatly appreciated!


I just have installed a STILLEN VQ37 (Vortech V3 supercharger) kit on my new 2015 Infiniti Q40 AWD sedan (330hp 3.7 normally aspirated stock from factory) , pricey but worth every penny, the remapped ECU fuel management module is exceptionally well made and fuel economy is pretty good at city speeds, upgraded the brakes to a StopTech performance kit as well .... I'm getting 490hp/420 lb-ft at the wheels on the dyno, which allows me to smoke pretty much everything on the road ....



490HP?! I always thought I wanted a sedan with 500+HP; but, I have to be honest, this new Maxima with 300HP is quite enough for now.

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Re: Bought my 240Z a friend

Postby Datsun240Z71 » June 26th 2017, 3:51am

My daily driver is a 2016 Hyundai Equus. 430 hp V8. 0-60 in about 5.5 seconds moving all 4,600 pounds.

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My 2013 Corvette Grand Sport has 430hp and does it in about 4.2 seconds.

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My 240Z on a dyno several year back put down a whopping 127 hp to the rear!

Fastest car I've ever been in is a Nissan GT-R. The awd and acceleration (0-60 in about 3 seconds) is brutal! It was a Nissan fleet car and they couldn't let me drive it.
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Re: Bought my 240Z a friend

Postby eddiea » June 26th 2017, 5:30am

Datsun240Z71 wrote:My daily driver is a 2016 Hyundai Equus. 430 hp V8. 0-60 in about 5.5 seconds moving all 4,600 pounds.
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Man, I like that Hyundai!!! my significant other just bough a Genesis and I have to tell you, I'm impressed ....
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Re: Bought my 240Z a friend

Postby eddiea » June 26th 2017, 6:16am

biglove wrote:490HP?! I always thought I wanted a sedan with 500+HP; but, I have to be honest, this new Maxima with 300HP is quite enough for now. Runs 1980s Corvette speeds, what we used to call "fast." Maybe when I retire I will go balls out.


Until April 17 of this year I had a 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK AMG 63 Black Series, that made 500 hp/465 lb-ft torque and was my pride and joy, unfortunately an asshole was texting and driving and rear ended my baby at around 60miles an hour while traffic was almost at stand still on the Florida Turnpike, totaled my car and sent me to the hospital for a couple days...miss the Benz but, the Infiniti AWD system is much more stable cornering and in slippery conditions without loosing any of the Benz HP/Torque specs with the Supercharge kit installed, once you get used to the power, is a hard habit to break, additive .
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