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#21 Razz

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Posted 28 January 2009 - 05:41 PM

yeah, a thought did come up RE. hoses and lines.  say a hose does decide that it's had enough of all this car nonsense and pops, what are my options? quick fixes? should i do some shopping before i leave for parts?  I intend to replace most of those wearable parts soon, but for now, whats my best bet?

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Posted 28 January 2009 - 06:24 PM

a short length of 5/8ths hose will cover most of the engine, and one of those universal radiator hoses, will cover the rest of it.
Weld tape is good too.

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Posted 28 January 2009 - 08:10 PM

Congrats & welcome Scott, she's a looker. Nice colour too!

I think your Zed was on carsales.com for a while asking around $14K.

Looks like you got it at a good price.

My Zed is originally from Canberra, bought from Lennock Motors.

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Posted 29 January 2009 - 08:15 PM

hey, just got some more pics of the car.  what are your thoughts? 

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sorry about the size :-[ just spent a good 20 minutes trying to resize  ???

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Posted 29 January 2009 - 08:22 PM

Hey razz, welcome to the forum and congratulations on your zed.  Try downloading FastStone photo resizer it does it for you in seconds! (I think it's freeware) The photo's look good but you'll have to 'over time' look at treating and protecting some of the undercarriage, this is where the Zed's tend to get cancer.
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Posted 29 January 2009 - 08:29 PM

your car is making me think. Maby i will put the stock rims back on my 260z 2 seater

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Posted 29 January 2009 - 09:06 PM

Hey Razz have you considered loading the car onto a truck...?

Not wanting to sound like a pussy but it's going to be 43 degrees mate!

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Posted 29 January 2009 - 09:19 PM

good call ;)

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Posted 29 January 2009 - 09:20 PM

Hey Razz have you considered loading the car onto a truck...?

Not wanting to sound like a pussy but it's going to be 43 degrees mate!



:P its a Z. she be allright.

mine survived the 46C heavy traffic yesterday. stayed put at half temp.though cant say that i didnt overheat need to get the a/c regased asap another over 42C day tomorow  :'(


but on safe side Mick has a good idea. since u dont know the car getting stuck on 43 in middle of nowhere will suck.

Nice car by the way RAZZ.

needs a bit of TLC to under carage otherwise look like in good nick. (besides the dash but thats kinda expected)

may the drive back home be enjoyable and hasle free if u decide to drive her back.




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Posted 29 January 2009 - 09:21 PM

Looks good for a 32 year old zed! I'm surprised it still has its front under tray! Normally they get removed and thrown out. Keep it there...

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Posted 29 January 2009 - 09:58 PM

It is important whenever you buy a car off the net, as I did, that you look at the photos with a pessimistic view as the car will always be worse than it looks in a photo. I flew to Albury to find out mine had some stone chips that just took the shine off the glossy photos. (I have the problem now that I am selling it that I talk it down)

However, looking at yours for the price you got it, and a two seater with the same owner for 22 years, its a great buy. I am jealous.

PS. Mine still has the front undertray too!!!

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Posted 30 January 2009 - 07:01 AM

Scott , when you get her home safely, give the undercarriage a good pressure clean and spray it up with fish oil or similar..it looks dry-as under there, & has 20 years of caked on dirt & muck..
haaar I never knew zeds had stone-trays !!
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Posted 30 January 2009 - 08:12 PM

yeah, underneath needs a good looking at.  pressure spray sounds like a good idea  :)  any recomended rust treatments/prosses? or just a sweet coat of fish oil?
still plan on driving it back, slowly :P  we've made a tool kit up, (dad and I - he's my mechanic) and will be taking it real easy, problems expected. 
yeah, I haven't let myself get too worked up about everything just from the photos, expecting a bit of gloss to be missing when i get there, but i've been longing for this car for ages, so no matter what, i'm stoked!

In QBN, you?


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Posted 30 January 2009 - 08:59 PM

Hey Razz take it nice and easy with the fish oil. I do mine every couple of years and this time.

I soaked it in fish oil, Left it over night and it all run out everywhere and dust settle on it and than the fish oil dried, Now its a bitch to get off.

You can see it in the photo.

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 12:17 AM

ahhhh, home sweet home. As far as photo to actual car went, it was pretty much spot on  ;D  few bits of rust here and there, mainly behind the battery in the firewall...... wonder if we've had that conversation already?? :P.....
the drive went well. no hose popping, overheats, just a nice smooth drive.  only kink in the whole plans was the alternator, and regulator, which were no good.  we managed to find an auto elec open (lucky!!!) who sold us a new alt.  but couldnt source a reg,  but was assured by the guy that the battery would still charge well enough to get us home. 

car pushed on like a trooper the whole way.  began the run in 44 degrees heat.  eyes were burning from the heat, but temp stayed steady the whole way. 

now for the list of things to pass rego :
both outter die rod ends
both lower ball joint boots
swaybar bushes
oil leak eninge+gearbox
front and rear brake hoses frayed
castor rod bushes
and clip off brakes missing.

figured all the bushes would be about gone, so a bit of shopping tomorrow, hopefully get that sorted asap, so i can drive around ;D 

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 04:29 AM

Hey Scott.  Good to see you got home safely.  I don't know how I missed 3 pages of this, but welcome again to the forum.  See why I told Tom to tell you about this site? lol
You should come on the Thredbo trip, even if you only come for Saturday-Sunday, I promise it will be worth it.

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 07:21 AM

Good work mate- you made it!

Now you can start enjoying your ride without having to worry about breakdowns etc

Lucky your old man is a mechanic... wish mine was  :-[

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 03:53 PM

welcome back ! see zeds dont overheat !!
how do you know you have to do all those things for rego ? did the seller have an inspection done ??
are you rego-ing the car in Qbn or ACT...its a big difference.
yeah forgot, Im in Waramanga (weston creek) Scott W is in Tuggy, Miika's in Gunghalin, Simons in Macquarie, Josh is in Ainslie..

pics pics & pics !!

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 04:19 PM

good old dato never give up.

good to hear u made the trip fairly easily.

few things to change but they are fairly minor.

as for undercarage.

give it a good high pressure clean before replacing bushes or any work under the car.

while u have the suspension apart clean the rust off and give it a respray. an enamel spray can will do quite well.

other than that i cant recall the brand of paint but all the detailing shops use it. the stuff is brilliant and sticks to anything. ill call my mate at the detailing shop to give me the brand and series of the paint. used it on my car and still looks brilliant.

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 05:29 PM

POR15 ;)




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