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Z of the Month
May 2013

1974 - 260Z
Owned by Armando A.
Empire Z Member
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Empire Z is happy to feature Armando A.'s early 1974 260Z as our May 2013 Z of the Month.  Armando bought the car new in November 1974 at Atlantic Datsun in East Los Angeles.  After owning the car for 20 years, someone decided to "borrow" it, but fortunately it was recovered 3 months later.  The car still has many original parts, including the 4-speed tranny and 5-slot mags from the dealer.  However, there have been some updates and modifications. The L26 has been swapped to an L28 and headers have been added.  The flat-top carbs have been replaced with round-top SUs and were recently rebuilt at ZTherapy, and the air box has been replaced with wire mesh filter covers.  In addition, the distributor has been updated to an electronic ZX version and the original A/C didn't last long, so it has since been updated.
The car started out brown on brown, but changed to charcoal and is currently silver with a black interior.  Armando did most of the interior work himself.  He has also added a CD player and alarm.  Under the newer vented hood, Armando's engine really shines.  Many parts have been polished or chromed, including an oil filter cover and a spark plug wire organizer made by R Rated Motorsports.  It is easy to see that a lot of time and energy have gone into Armando's Z over the years and we hope you enjoyed checking it out.

Thanks for looking!
John M. on behalf of Armando A.