Going to be telling my Z's story here. Already have a lot of work done but I've been documenting as I went along.
Story thus far:
I had wanted to get back into a sporty car ever since I sold my 240sx to a friend who was in need of a good car. I had acquired a '98 Frontier so I didn't really need to keep the 240sx even though it some hard to find parts I wish I had kept before selling it.
Drove the Frontier for a few years and it slowly started developing problems and I decided I needed to get rid of it before it got any worse as I didn't really want to end up dumping money into a vehicle I wasn't that happy with. Took the money and started my search for a z31. Found out the hard way that you couldn't even touch a turbo model around here for under $4,000 and they still needed ALOT of work. Finally found a z31 I was happy with, payed the guy $1,700 and drove home in my '84 non-turbo Z.
Fell in love with it on the drive home and immediately took it to the car wash. It was extremely dirty from where it had been left sitting in his driveway for a year. Found out fast that I was going to learn all the little quirks that plague z31's. Found out the t-tops leaked.
From then on it was almost like hide and seek and tag combined with all the problems I had. As soon as I would notice a problem it would disappear just to reappear a week later and once I fixed it something else would go wrong. Fixed a few things right off the bat. Gave it a tune-up with oem parts and bought a new MSA exhaust since the original was swiss cheese from the catalytic converter back.
One of the last big problems I had was having to revamp my clutch system and found out that the previous owner had put in a new clutch to cover up the fact the synchros were worn out. I had been attributing my shifting issues to a messed up clutch. That about covers the main things up until we put her out of commission so we could go through the suspension and body and get everything in as good of shape as we could get it.
Next post I'll cover a checklist for our plan of attack on everything that needed to be fixed.