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#21 Lightmaster240z

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Posted 30 May 2010 - 12:26 PM

Mate, I love the write up and look forward to going for a spin it with you behind the wheel.

Bruce.

P.S. Those photo's don't do it justice.







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Posted 30 May 2010 - 01:43 PM

Thanks for the comments everyone! :D


Mike, I think some 16’s will be on the cards – just not sure what width as yet  :-\
I know a 9” wide rim will just squeeze under the rear with the right offset rim, lipped arches & coil-overs.
Knowing my future power upgrade, I think a 9” rim might be prudent…
Brakes - I don't know. Your last PM to me regarding that, has made me more undecided than ever  :-[
In any case, I'm going to wait a few months before making any major upgrades/changes.

Awesome story Lurch... what a genuinely fantastic find.

I've got to say, the jellybean wheels and big rubber look very cool. Is that front scoop something that Harry put on the car from new? have not seen one of those?

Do you know what sort of HP the engine is putting out?

cheers

Adam

Thanks Adam.
I personally think it looks ‘over tired’ with the 65 profile rubber on it.
It also needs lowering further too.

The front ‘spook’ is something that Harry had made up out of 1.2mm steel back in the 70’s
It’s an interesting ‘period’ addition that changes the look of the front of the Zed dramatically (IMHO).

As for engine HP, I think the quoted HP is a little optimistic.
Around 180-190hp at the treads is more accurate.
Don’t be fooled though – it’s no slouch ;)

On ya bro.  So your bringing it up to my wedding yeah?

Yeah – hurry up & send me an invite already!

Mate, I love the write up and look forward to going for a spin it with you behind the wheel.

I’ll have to pop down for breakfast again one Saturday :P


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Posted 30 May 2010 - 01:57 PM

well done mate!

I reckon the Zed found you ;D

#24 Sirpent

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Posted 30 May 2010 - 05:23 PM

Better late than never responding to this story...........

Congratulations Lurch, one hell of a story, heritage and car.

Cheers

John



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Posted 30 May 2010 - 05:30 PM

name the day and closed sign go's up for a mid morring run or you can stay and sell spas for me  ;D ;D
two down on Saturday
Bruce

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Posted 30 May 2010 - 05:37 PM

It will be sent soon mate, very soon.

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Posted 30 May 2010 - 05:41 PM

Good work big fella, that's the phone call we all dream of making!! I'll have that LD crank for your re-build soon, LOL.

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Posted 30 May 2010 - 08:02 PM

I'll add one more congratulations to the list mate. Good to see the old girl's gone to such a good home.

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Posted 30 May 2010 - 08:08 PM

what a great find!!!

perfect car for a GTO conversion...  :-X

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 10:04 AM

finally.....

awesome find mate. looks good.

u going to reinstate the original fender mirrors or staying as it is?



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Posted 31 May 2010 - 10:57 AM

Right place right time Lurch.  Congratulations she looks like a beuty.
Just goes to prove its who you know that can make all the difference sometimes.

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 11:53 AM

Nice work Lurch, like others have said, I think it has gone to the right person. Enjoy her :)

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 09:00 PM

Mate, I've been away and just got back to read this. Very nice car, I can't believe you picked it up for $2,250.00! Good find.

Cheers,
Sulio

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 09:16 PM

Mate, I've been away and just got back to read this. Very nice car, I can't believe you picked it up for $2,250.00! Good find.

Cheers,
Sulio

Maybe thats a typo....should have been $22,500.00 :D

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 09:16 PM

Thanks Suls, but you didn't have to repeat the purchase price! Jeeze... ::)

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 09:25 PM

Needs some work Lurch.... I'll give you $1250 for it  :P 

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 10:04 PM

i will give you $2500, instant profit !  ;D

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 10:21 PM

good work lurch! in the first photo it looks like it had both fender and normal mirrors? (and not the normal fender mirrors either?)

i vote you find some orginal 240z mirrors. do you know how many kms the chassis has on it? looks very nice

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 11:58 PM

Well done Lurch.  I'm happy for you.  (They're right, sarcasm does convey well in writing).  I'm not in the slightest bit jealous.  I'm not in the slightest bit pi$$ed off that I can't even find a half decent DONOR car for that sort of money!!

Seriously mate well done, I'm happy for you.  (Got you again!!)

Now the cat is out, so to speak, is Lurch Enterprises back up and running??????

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Posted 01 June 2010 - 03:10 AM

Mate, I've been away and just got back to read this. Very nice car, I can't believe you picked it up for $2,250.00! Good find.

Cheers,
Sulio


Typical Sulio, trying to ruffle a few feathers. I would be very surprised if Lurch got it that cheap. Then again, who knows right?




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