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dale_z28

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Re: I got to drive my car!!!
« Reply #15 on: June 14, 2016, 04:31:58 PM »
If photobucket will allow me to post a video, I will (it's on facebook, so I know BillOhio has access to it), and pictures for sure. I just have to be patient for a week or 2, to get the shifter (stiffness) ironed out and the splash aprons on the fender inners installed. Then to trailer it home!

I'm really toying with driving it, but it's 150 mile trip and it would be non-stop interstate (which actually seems like a decent break-in drive) but the wife is concerned that there may still be bugs that we're not aware of, and she's proven to be right more times than wrong, which certainly beats my record!
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Re: I got to drive my car!!!
« Reply #16 on: June 14, 2016, 04:40:45 PM »
Trailer it. If you aren't confident, the interstate is no place for testing.

Get it home, then work out the bugs.

Good luck!
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Re: I got to drive my car!!!
« Reply #17 on: June 14, 2016, 06:21:36 PM »
Congratulations! I'm sure it's very satisfying...... :D
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dale_z28

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Re: I got to drive my car!!!
« Reply #18 on: June 22, 2016, 11:55:07 AM »
It's still not "home", but it's finished! This Saturday is "The Day"
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Re: I got to drive my car!!!
« Reply #19 on: June 22, 2016, 12:13:20 PM »
Nice car! So how was the trip? Is the car home yet?

I would highly recommend that you change the transmission fluid for that stiff shifting and change the brake fluid too after sitting so long.

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Re: I got to drive my car!!!
« Reply #20 on: June 22, 2016, 02:37:13 PM »
Very cool color combo. Reminds me of Jimmy V's 69 Z, except yours is burgundy. Keep the pics coming ... :)
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Re: I got to drive my car!!!
« Reply #21 on: June 22, 2016, 08:45:36 PM »
Nice car! So how was the trip? Is the car home yet?

I would highly recommend that you change the transmission fluid for that stiff shifting and change the brake fluid too after sitting so long.

Mike.
Thanks, Mike. No it's not home yet... It's actually never been "home", since I moved while it's been undergoing restoration. Yes, it's been that long!

My mechanical guy said second gear will be stiff (getting into it) for awhile until the new syncro's break-in.

Transmission has been rebuilt so gear oil should be new. Brakes are all new so, likewise, new fluid. The shifter itself (I think) is the culprit. Once before it was stiff and require lubrication after blowing out all the sand and dirt (car had been sandblasted while undergoing some bodywork). I plan to take out the shifter and clean thoroughly, then if it hasn't improved, I'll buy a rebuild kit.
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Re: I got to drive my car!!!
« Reply #22 on: June 23, 2016, 02:20:45 PM »
Very cool color combo. Reminds me of Jimmy V's 69 Z, except yours is burgundy. Keep the pics coming ... :)

Yup, never seen another one exactly like this one, although I have seen the same combo in a rally sport. Love the color and the white top really provides a nice contrast.
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Re: I got to drive my car!!!
« Reply #23 on: June 23, 2016, 04:47:36 PM »
Very cool color combo. Reminds me of Jimmy V's 69 Z, except yours is burgundy. Keep the pics coming ... :)

Yup, never seen another one exactly like this one, although I have seen the same combo in a rally sport. Love the color and the white top really provides a nice contrast.
BillOhio's car will be very similar, too, and actually his car has the flat hood and non-rear spoiler like mine was when I originally bought it. I don't know his interior color, but I don't think his is a vinyl-top car.
Thanks, Jimmy!
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Re: I got to drive my car!!!
« Reply #24 on: June 23, 2016, 06:22:15 PM »
Trailer it. If you aren't confident, the interstate is no place for testing.

Get it home, then work out the bugs.

Good luck!
Congrats Dale & know the feeling. X2 on what Byron stated! A few heat cycles to ck for leaks & short runs doing checks. Enjoy!
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Re: I got to drive my car!!!
« Reply #25 on: June 23, 2016, 07:14:22 PM »
Here's a pic of the one I saw very close to yours. Don't know where I got the pic.
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Re: I got to drive my car!!!
« Reply #26 on: June 23, 2016, 11:23:57 PM »
Here's a pic of the one I saw very close to yours. Don't know where I got the pic.

Thanks Jimmy! I was told by 2 people that this color combo was only produced in Z's. Do you think there's any truth to that?
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Re: I got to drive my car!!!
« Reply #27 on: June 25, 2016, 12:30:57 PM »
That  RS is stunning. Hopefully mine starts this weekend and the hood can go back on!
There is  a burgundy z at mecum next month that is unrestored Looks like someone added a rear antenna
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Re: I got to drive my car!!!
« Reply #28 on: Today at 01:56:38 AM »
Thanks Jimmy! I was told by 2 people that this color combo was only produced in Z's. Do you think there's any truth to that?
No. Why would colors and engine options be tied together?
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