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#1 aj_

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Posted 22 March 2016 - 02:13 PM

After a few months searching, I've just picked up the attached.

It's currently in Vic but will be transported to Sydney next week. Drives really well, but it will make a stop at the mechanics first for a day of rego prep (nothing major).

I'll be using as a semi-daily driver and look forward to coming along to a club day soon.

Other than the side mirrors and retro wheels, it's super original - complete with the original AM radio (in glorious mono).

And, to be disappointingly dull, I don't plan on changing much either - other than refurbing the dash (cracked on the top, but the front is perfect) and a few v small internal cosmetic fixes. Well, I say that now ...

Cheers,

Andrew

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Posted 22 March 2016 - 03:39 PM

It looks nice and honest from the photos, good hunting. I quite like the wheels and stance as it is, although they wouldn't be my first choice they have a certain charm about them.



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Posted 22 March 2016 - 04:07 PM

Car looks great! I wouldn't change a thing either. Surprised it sold so quickly at the price, but I never got to see it so it must have been worth it. Congratulations. 


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Posted 22 March 2016 - 04:13 PM

It looks nice and honest from the photos, good hunting. I quite like the wheels and stance as it is, although they wouldn't be my first choice they have a certain charm about them.

Delorean vibe.

Looks like a great car

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Posted 22 March 2016 - 06:25 PM

Delorean vibe.
Looks like a great car


Exactly what the seller said (the Delorean thing). I wasn't mad on them from the pictures, but they did (to me) look way, way better in the flesh. Kinda felt 'right' and, as Gav said, a nice stance too. I'm happy.

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Posted 22 March 2016 - 06:58 PM

Congrats Andrew

It was worth the wait !!

Cheers
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Posted 22 March 2016 - 07:44 PM

Congrats Andrew. Looks like a great pick up!

Hope to see you at one of the local meets soon. :)

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Posted 22 March 2016 - 07:47 PM

The whole package looks very nice! The wheels may be a bit fiddly to clean perhaps but I think they suit the car given it's silver paint scheme, with a nice amount of dish to them. And may well be unique on a Zed.



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Posted 22 March 2016 - 07:51 PM

Great shopping Andrew. Many hours of enjoyment there.

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Posted 22 March 2016 - 07:54 PM

Nice pick up Andrew, looks great



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Posted 05 April 2016 - 12:48 PM

The journey begins ...

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Posted 05 April 2016 - 04:51 PM

Interesting comment on the radio being AM only. Must have been right at the changeover point to AM/FM.
Mentioned in this post.

http://www.viczcar.c...ation/?hl=radio



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Posted 05 April 2016 - 05:22 PM

Interesting comment on the radio being AM only. Must have been right at the changeover point to AM/FM.
Mentioned in this post.

http://www.viczcar.c...ation/?hl=radio

Nicely spotted. Here it is. Feel the power.

 

Gotta get that button-gap sorted too (bottom left). 

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Posted 05 April 2016 - 06:27 PM

Your demister lamp blue lens is missing. The wiring & lamp itself may still be there, perhaps laying underneath the console?
Did the Aussie 260Zs not get the hazard warning switch? It would be centre bottom row.

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Posted 05 April 2016 - 07:16 PM

Your demister lamp blue lens is missing. The wiring & lamp itself may still be there, perhaps laying underneath the console?Did the Aussie 260Zs not get the hazard warning switch? It would be centre bottom row.


Ahh, good tip. I'll hunt 'in car' before I try & buy the part. The console has a crack around the choke lever, so will be replaced pretty quickly too (so, I'll be poking around under there anyway).

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Posted 05 April 2016 - 07:23 PM

Your demister lamp blue lens is missing. The wiring & lamp itself may still be there, perhaps laying underneath the console?Did the Aussie 260Zs not get the hazard warning switch? It would be centre bottom row.

My 77 2+2 has the hazad switch.
FWIW both switches in mine are rotated180 degrees so that the switch part is nearer the gearshift.

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Posted 05 April 2016 - 07:49 PM

As is mine, the symbol being further away. But they can be installed either way around, wiring length permitting.
On much the same topic, does anyone reproduce those blanking plates?
I'm missing the upper centre small one, there's a redundant aftermarket warning lamp in mine, bit annoying.

Edit: I came across advice on this forum that on the Aus-new cars the hazard switch was an option.

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Posted 06 April 2016 - 07:47 AM

My 75 260z 2+2 didn't have a hazard switch either.. So it is possible only later Australian cars had them fitted as standard.

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Posted 06 April 2016 - 09:22 AM

Congrats Andrew, great zed! Last time I saw an early 2 seater 260 I noticed a few differences to my late 76 2 seater. No hazards, no passing light/flasher on indicator stalk. Instruments font on the early 260 same as 240z whereas late had different font. The later 260 also had changes to suspension, lower / beefier chassis rail, door strikers, lock knob position as well. Personally I much prefer the early 260....you can almost pretend you are driving a 240 ;D


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Posted 06 April 2016 - 10:05 AM

If anybody would like to add hazard lights to their 260Z, the procedure described in this topic should work the same as it does for a 240Z;

 

http://www.viczcar.c...d-switch/page-2

 

The best bet might be to look on US eBay for a 280Z switch (not particularly cheap but a valuable addition). All you need is the switch and an extra flasher unit. 

 

*edit - I just had another look at the topic mentioned above and saw that peter t successfully added hazard lights to his 75 260Z.


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