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Hi all! I've been on here a few months, but figured I would start a thread in order to keep track of what I have done to this car.  A few months back, I picked up a 73 z and a 74 z for $500 (the guy was selling them as a set). As i'm just building this for a fun secondary vehicle, I decided to sell the 73 (little bit nicer shape) and put the money into the 74 (I sold the 73 for $1000, so I doubled my money).  I'm not really sure what direction I'm going to go in yet for this car, but for the time being I'm just going to get it running and road worthy.  The guy I bought it off of said it hadn't been started since the 90's.




Here is the 74 before I bought it






Pretty haggard shape, but it was essentially free.

Lots and lots of rust on this thing.  I'v just enrolled in a welding class as it's something I've always wanted to know how to do, and I figure I will be able to do some of the rust repairs myself.



I started out cleaning the gas tank, resealing it, cleaning all the fuel lines, changed the oil, replaced, waterpump, fuel pump, ditched the flat top carbs for a set of round tops i rebuilt, and did a little general clean up.

First time trying to start the car after carb rebuild.


Working on cleaning up the valve cover


Little red paint

Voilà! Instant improvement!

This is where I am now.  Waiting for my synchmaster to arrive in the mail so I can get the carbs tuned.  

So far this has been a lot of fun and quite the learning experience.  I've been playing around with 240SX's for the past 10 years, but this is way more rewarding! 

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