Ryan’s 78 280z restore

240Z through 300ZX Z31
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Ryanotown22
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Re: Ryan’s 78 280z restore

Post by Ryanotown22 » Sat Oct 31, 2020 1:46 pm

Almost done, tomorrow dash should go in and run a/c heat ducting. All wiring is done.

Ryan
‘78 280z

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Re: Ryan’s 78 280z restore

Post by Ryanotown22 » Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:53 pm

Heat blows really hot and with good power. Need to go get the system charged now to test out the A/C. Everything is done except making a panel for the controls
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Re: Ryan’s 78 280z restore

Post by Randalla » Mon Nov 02, 2020 9:18 pm

Ryan, I still marvel at how far you have come and how much you've learned in the process. Is there anything you wouldn't tackle at this point??? Major kudos!
1967 1/2 Roadster- 1600 4 cyl.
1972 240Z- 280 I-6
1975 280Z SCARAB- 350 V-8
1975 280Z - I-6
2003 350Z Track- VQ V-6
2005 Mazda Speed Miata- Turbo 4 cyl.

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Re: Ryan’s 78 280z restore

Post by Ryanotown22 » Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:20 am

Randy, after everything I did, body panel metal work was the worst for me, I would rather get dirty and take mechanical pieces apart and fix them. Body work was just not for me. It bothers me the amount of dings and imperfections that are still on my car although better than when I got it and I might eventually go back and fix them but I am dreading it. Maybe in a year or so I will tackle that job. Going to enjoy this winter/spring driving it
Ryan
‘78 280z

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Re: Ryan’s 78 280z restore

Post by Ryanotown22 » Sat Nov 14, 2020 5:34 pm

Everything is back together switch panel is in and looks ok. I got all the wires tucked away and the car is looking normal again. Went for a drive this morning tested out the heater and it blows hotter than a Phoenix summer breeze and with lots of power and no coolant leaks. Now just got to get the AC charged.

Somehow I ended up at a stoplight between a brand new corvette and a Mercedes AMG GT. I am sure all eyes were on me though lol.
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‘78 280z

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