I picked up this car back in 2003 from a friend of mine.
It was just taking up space in his garage. I purchased it
for $1500.00. It was a running drivable car and just
needed someone to show it some love.
Since I've had the car,
I've replaced the engine, transmission, and all the interior has
been redone. It has been painted twice also. First
re-paint was because of a bad accident with a Volvo. We
all know who won that battle. After that deal, I drove the
car for a few years just working on it here and there.
Then the motor died, so it was time for an up grade.
Once I pulled the motor I wanted to re-paint the engine bay, so
I taped it off and sprayed it to clean it up a bit. Well,
when I went to remove the tape from the fender, it pulled the
paint off with the tape. S#*%!! I then had a friend
of mine redo the car again. That was April 2012.
Just in time for the MSA Show. WOO HOO!!
I told him what I was looking for and what you see is what he
came up with. Some love it, some hate, but it's my car and
I Dig It! Sure wish I would have had this car back in the
70's Disco Scene. I would have had to beat the chicks off
with a stick!
As a lot of you know, I own a machine shop and make a few
items for Z cars. Like dress-up items for your engine bay.
Nothing to great but everyone seems to like what I do. On
my own car, you really have to look at it for a bit to figure
out all the stuff I have made for it.
So, in a nut shell, I've has this car for about ten years now
and have never stopped working on it. It's just about done
now, but I'm sure I will find something to fix or replace here
- This is a resto-mod 240Z. Restored but with
some after marked parts. We all know stock sucks !!!!
- Engine: 2.8L .040 over w/flat top pistons.
Stock cam for now, P90 turbo head, stock S/U carbs.
- Drive line: Stock 280ZX 5 Speed Transmission,
3:90 Nissan comp LSD diff.
- Suspension: Tokico struts, Eibach springs, all
- Tires & Wheels: Very rare panasport deep lip
racing wheels w/Falken tires. Custom center caps and lug
nuts (Made by owner). Rear disc brake conversion.
- Interior: Recardo seats, Custom, tweed over
silver suede, door panels to match. Sparco wheel.
- Body: Stock body with custom mix silver paint
and heavy red metal flake disco stripe.
- Under hood: All the aluminum parts made by
owner: Air cleaner, oil cap, master cylinder caps,
radiator cap, and fuel rail.
This is NOT A SHOW CAR, IT'S A DRIVER !!
Thanks to Empire Z for asking me to be, "August Car of the
Thanks for looking.