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New Owner - 1976 280z

Hey everyone.

Will be a proud new owner of a 1976 280z in few days. Being delivered from CA to TX.

I searched and I didn't find what I was looking for. Hopefully you guys can help out with few questions.

1) I'm interested in getting a 15" wheels. What's a good size for font and rear? What about the tire size? Or can I go 16"?

2) Good to best shocks and lowering springs? I like to lower it about an inch.

3) Good to best full exhaust system including headers?

4) Any Dallas, Texas locals in here? If so, can you guys referee me to some good shops in the Dallas area that works on 280z's.

Thank you

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Texas has great club full of good people...met them at the Syracuse Z Car Nats. a couple of years back. They served free Texas chili and free booze from their block of rooms at the hotel! You'll get your assistance promptly ranging between idiot to expert...you decide. Have fun and keep checking your post!
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Re: New Owner - 1976 280z

where are you located in texas?

72 Z-won best engine comp. twice @ MSA 99 and 03
74cobra Z ...1st place modified 2007 MSA
74 Z won Best of Show @ MSA 04
93 vert , 94cpe.. 1st place modified class @MSA 2007
10th anniversaryZX...80K very clean
66 roadster..restored
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Re: New Owner - 1976 280z

I'm in Frisco Texas. Far N Dallas.
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lewisville here. tons of Z experience and lots of Z's in the stable...lol

if you ever get this way , stop in

72 Z-won best engine comp. twice @ MSA 99 and 03
74cobra Z ...1st place modified 2007 MSA
74 Z won Best of Show @ MSA 04
93 vert , 94cpe.. 1st place modified class @MSA 2007
10th anniversaryZX...80K very clean
66 roadster..restored
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heres a pic of some of them. i also just purchased a prime condition 1980 10th anniversary ZX with 8oK. it gets here at the end of the month
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72 Z-won best engine comp. twice @ MSA 99 and 03
74cobra Z ...1st place modified 2007 MSA
74 Z won Best of Show @ MSA 04
93 vert , 94cpe.. 1st place modified class @MSA 2007
10th anniversaryZX...80K very clean
66 roadster..restored
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Coyote is having WAY too much fun!
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Nice collection of cars you got there.

Coyote, where do you go to get your Z serviced/repaired?
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I'm in downtown dallas. There are two Z repair shops in the metroplex. Both unfortunately on the fort worth side.
All Z Car and Rising Sun Performance. Google them for there web sites. Have not used them, but plan on dropping my Z off at Rising Sun shortly.

'83 280ZX N/A. SS brake lines, PBR pads, Tokico HPs and Springs, Poly Bushings,Aluminum driveshaft, Rebuilt 5 speed transmission with Exedy clutch.
Dallas, TX
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ive been a Z factory mechanic for 35 years and owned my own Z resto shop for the past 5 years.i just relocated to texas . so, i always build and work on Z myself.
these days its no longer a living, more of a hobby

72 Z-won best engine comp. twice @ MSA 99 and 03
74cobra Z ...1st place modified 2007 MSA
74 Z won Best of Show @ MSA 04
93 vert , 94cpe.. 1st place modified class @MSA 2007
10th anniversaryZX...80K very clean
66 roadster..restored
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