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Two years ago

Two years ago today was the day that the Datsun toasted Motor #1 on it’s first autocross run! Here’s a shot of that first competition run. And then a short...

Car is loaded for Colorado

So I loaded the car up on the trailer tonight after work (well, between work actually). I’m going to take it to a buddy’s shop for a few days as...

Packing the garage, driving the car

So today was spent packing the garage. While getting things packed up made it a productive day, the real joy was with the car. I drove it today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It has...

Steering Column for a 73 240Z

So just an FYI so others don’t waste money like I did. The steering column off a 1978 280Z will NOT fit on a 1973 240Z. I contacted the ebay...

Prepping the car for the move, putting the suspension back together

Tonight I came home and started putting the suspension back together. Fortunately I hadn’t gotten too far with taking it apart, so I didn’t have too much to put back...

Back on the wagon

So I finally got some more time on the Datsun over the past few days. Friday I went down to my boss’ house and used his bead blaster to clean...

Power washing the second suspension

We got back from Colorado on Saturday night. Sunday afternoon I was out in the driveway power washing the extra suspension for the 240z. I got quite a bit done,...

Starting on the suspension

With the success last night I decided I had to work on the car this evening a bit. The first thing I did was get it up on all four...

It runs, twice and there's audio/video proof!

So tonight after work I came home to get the starter out of the car and took it back to Autozone, fortunately the lifetime warranty was honored! Though I did...