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Re: Your "tic"

on Fri May 08, 2015 1:54 pm
This is also one of my favourite cars of all time. I've had 2. 1 white and 1 yellow. The white one was the best car i've ever had. Really regretted selling it.

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And best bit of all, i built an iPad into the centre of the stereo cluster. Think i may have been the first person to build an ipad into a car. It used Tunein radio, Music from the ipod player, Navfree Satnav, etc.

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Re: Your "tic"

on Fri May 08, 2015 8:54 pm
Shocked WOW, I really love the interior!!!
Did you do the upholstery yourself in two tone?

Was it a Twin Turbo?

What a unique idea also to built in an Ipod, never ever seen the before! Thumb up
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Re: Your "tic"

on Fri May 08, 2015 8:57 pm
PS.

I just own the Nissan 300 ZX, so I don't know much about it yet, but I was wondering one thing, maybe you know the answer...

There is a difference in tail lights, some also have the part of the tail lights on the trunk...this makes the tail lights look bigger, does this depend of the year of the car or was it an option, or...?
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Re: Your "tic"

on Sun May 10, 2015 2:20 pm
Knight Passions wrote:PS.

I just own the Nissan 300 ZX, so I don't know much about it yet, but I was wondering one thing, maybe you know the answer...

There is a difference in tail lights, some also have the part of the tail lights on the trunk...this makes the tail lights look bigger, does this depend of the year of the car or was it an option, or...?

There seems to be two kind of 300ZX models, a 4 seater like yours and a 2 seater version which doesn't have rear seats and wheelbase (& total length) may be shorter also. Fuel cap is in different sides of the rear wheel well, two seater having it between the door and wheel well, your 4 seater has it in the rear quarter panel.
Thought that might be the reason for difference but upon further looking it may not be after all. Might be that later tuning and modification might be the reason why some cars don't have that black panel in the trunk?
Twin Turbos also have the rear spoiler which may cover a part of the black panel in the trunklid.

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There may also indeed be some styling updates during the production run:
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Took some pics in Gran Turismo 6 game which features few versions of the Nissan in question.
First the 2 seater vs 4 seater:
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Original 1989 vs 1998 facelift tail lights. At least in the game the 4 seated facelift model has similar tail lights as the 1989 2 seater:
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Front view of the facelifted 1998 vs original 1989:
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Too bad the game didn't have original version 4 seater so couldn't get comparison pic of that vs the original 2 seater.
There are pics in wikipedia of original 4 seaters with black panel in the trunk:
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Might be that your black panel have been removed or painted in body colour? Perhaps the front bumper have been painted also as there's no black trim between the fog/turnsignal lamps?
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Re: Your "tic"

on Sun May 10, 2015 5:01 pm
The area under the spoiler where the smaller part of the tail lights probably normally have to be is flexible, some kind of rubber material.

I see more cars without the upper part of the tail lights, will have to do some reseach to find out more about this, because I like it more with the bigger tail lights, but I prefer to make the car as original as possible.
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Re: Your "tic"

on Mon May 11, 2015 4:44 am
I don't know if you know these links already but if not, they might be useful for you with the Nissan. Used the Nissan4U.com myself when I had a Nissan Micra Smile

Here you can select which month in 1990 your car was made:
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Another link where you can enter your VIN and it should give details and parts list about your car. Have used this website for my Mazda and Nissan. Too bad it doesn't show anything about my current '11 Suzuki Alto.
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Hope these help.
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Re: Your "tic"

on Mon May 11, 2015 5:41 pm
The upper part of the tail light that tyou are talking about is a perspex strip. This was added when the rear spoiler was changed around 94/95. The spoiler your car has will originally have had a black vinyl decal on the underside of the spoiler to match in with the lights. Without the overhanging spoiler, the perspex strip sits in the recess.

Hope this helps.

I ordered the covers for mine from the net and then a local trimmer recovered the deats and did the interior panels to match.

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Re: Your "tic"

on Sun Jun 28, 2015 2:23 pm
Made a simple video clip from mine...
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I also just bought another one which was at a junkyard, a 1990 Nissan 300ZX Twin Turbo.
It was ready for demolition, but I just saved it's life on time... Smile

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The sides from the bottom of the car are completely rusted away and new parts need to be welded in.
(from the back of the front wheels towards the front of the rear wheels)

Besides this only the hatch has some rust and the car misses three parts as far as I could see so quickly when I checked it out, the spoiler, wiper system and the exhaust, furher it's complete and it drives.

It will be delivered to me when the company is nearby, so I can't wait till it's here!!
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Re: Your "tic"

on Sat Jul 04, 2015 12:07 am
Today the Nissan 300ZX Twin Tubo is delivered, what a car!!!
I only washed it, still need to clean the interior...

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Re: Your "tic"

on Mon Jul 06, 2015 5:12 pm
I still love these cars. I think they were and still are some of the best looking cars on the road.

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Re: Your "tic"

on Wed Jul 08, 2015 9:49 am
Nice to see you saved it Smile I'ts too rare and good looking car to be demolished because of so little things, rockerpanels can be welded and then there's just minor things to be fixed. Then you'll have drivable 300ZX Smile
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Re: Your "tic"

on Wed Jul 08, 2015 12:56 pm
For a 25 year old car it indeed still looks amazing!

I need to repair one of my other cars first and after that I immediately continue with this Nissan to make it drivable again.

Once it's legal again on the road I'm going to use it as my daily driver for the summer time.
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Re: Your "tic"

on Wed Aug 19, 2015 10:29 pm
A small video from my second Nissan that I saved from demolition...
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Re: Your "tic"

on Thu Sep 10, 2015 7:11 pm
Some better photos from my Nissan...

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Re: Your "tic"

on Tue Jan 12, 2016 9:42 pm
Last week I bought another 1990 Nissan 300ZX Twin Turbo, but this one is a very special one, because it's one of the very first four cars that is delivered in The Netherlands and was from the PR from Nissan.
All other Nissan 300ZX Twin Turbo's came at the dealers one month later.

The car was parked outside for 7 years underneath a roof.

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In may 1990 it was also in a magazine...

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Here are some more photos from the same car after I gave it a good polish!!...

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(still need to buy a new front license plate and frame for it.) Smile
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Re: Your "tic"

on Mon Jan 18, 2016 8:48 pm
Today I went to the garage for it's MOT + to install two new rear tires.
It passed, so I can finally drive my new car!!

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Re: Your "tic"

on Mon Jan 18, 2016 9:20 pm
Congratulations, Joao. Make sure you take it easy. The roads are icy and wet and your car is a punchy rwd. Be careful and enjoy.
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on Mon Jan 18, 2016 10:51 pm
Thanks!

I certainly will be carefull driving it.
It would be a miracle if I end up in a ditch, because I'm pretty sure that I'm worlds slowest 300ZX Twin Turbo driver! LOL!! Razz

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Re: Your "tic"

on Tue Jan 19, 2016 3:24 pm
That's great it's on the road once more Smile
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on Tue Jan 19, 2016 7:51 pm
Yeah, after 7 years standing still. Smile

The day I drove it back home it looked or it drove the day before.
Only the speedo meter and Mile/Km & trip are stuck in the beginning, the speedo is working again now, only the Mile/HM & trip meter need a little time to wake up, but it's going better now.

Still need to fix a few things, like the horn and windshield washer motor...it's broken, so I need a replacement for it.
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Re: Your "tic"

on Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:19 pm
Nice car and interesting history with that particular car Smile
I wish I had your weather here, now it's been -31 Celsius all week here and plenty of snow. Even my car feels the cold, left rear door stopped working with central locking, power steering light stayed on once & power steering didn't work until 10 meters of driving, also transmission is sometimes noisy after coldstart until it warms up.
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Re: Your "tic"

on Sat Jan 23, 2016 11:44 pm
-31???!!!...oh my god, I would die with that temperature!
I really hate winter / cold, I'm like a bear who is doing his winter sleep, you hardly see me outside then. What a Face
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Re: Your "tic"

on Wed Jan 27, 2016 5:11 pm
The speedo's, if theyve been converted to MPH from KPH, tend to be tempremental at working. You fint that they will stop working, then start, then stop, then start etc.

Easiest remedy is to remove the speedo converter and just keep it in KPH but install some dials that only go up to 110mph so they work on the same needle placement as the KPH ones do.

I still LOVE these cars. They are great looking machines.

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Re: Your "tic"

on Thu Jan 28, 2016 12:49 am

I agree with you about the looks. I used to see a glossy black one years ago with BBS looking lattice split rims and it was a beast.
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Re: Your "tic"

on Thu Feb 25, 2016 3:24 pm
I decided to stop with my Mazda Xedos collection, I kept just one.
Sold three and still had 7 cars left that were difficult to sell, so I tried to make a trade with a garage, 7 cars for one.
Last Saterday I made a deal with a garage and even got a trade with a car that I also wanted very much in the color combination I like...black with light grey interior, it's a 2001 Mercedes CLK 230 Convertible.

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There are a few things that need to be than to it, the convertible top does not work and the steering...., it looks like a classic american car, it goes from left to right and back again.
Think there is a lot of space on the steering housing.
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