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Hello all, some of you may know that I want to move to Alaska after I get out of the Army, and I am trying to plan everything way ahead, job, city, school, and a vehicle.
I am planning on going to Anchorage, and I have heard that it doesn't get extremely cold there, I was wondering if I could take my 280ZX up there, I dont want to get rid of it if I dont have to, but I am sort of afraid that I am going to need a good 4x4, or if I had both, and just played around with my Z as a project, maybe a sunday driver, would this be practical? I really do not want to let go of my Z, even if I could keep it in the family, that would be great...I thought about totally restoring it over a long time, and let my nephew have it when he's old enough to appreciate it...which might be his early twenties, if I know myself! I just dont know what to do..I dont really want to park it at my Mom's house, throw a tarp over it, and have em start it up and drive it twice a month...help! I dont really want to sell it, cuz I am afraid that everything that I have put into it will be a waste of time and money, I know I will never get back out of it, the amount of money that I have put into it, with out ripping someone off...I am just praying that my Z will be able to have a happy life with me in Anchorage..that's all folks...Thankz!
 

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I don't see why you can't have the Z as a summer car in Anchorage. I'm sure that there are people there who have Z's. The car will hold up just fine, as long as it doesn't rust out. I think you'd be OK.

Ian

> Hello all, some of you may know that I want
> to move to Alaska after I get out of the
> Army, and I am trying to plan everything way
> ahead, job, city, school, and a vehicle.
> I am planning on going to Anchorage, and I
> have heard that it doesn't get extremely
> cold there, I was wondering if I could take
> my 280ZX up there, I dont want to get rid of
> it if I dont have to, but I am sort of
> afraid that I am going to need a good 4x4,
> or if I had both, and just played around
> with my Z as a project, maybe a sunday
> driver, would this be practical? I really do
> not want to let go of my Z, even if I could
> keep it in the family, that would be
> great...I thought about totally restoring it
> over a long time, and let my nephew have it
> when he's old enough to appreciate
> it...which might be his early twenties, if I
> know myself! I just dont know what to do..I
> dont really want to park it at my Mom's
> house, throw a tarp over it, and have em
> start it up and drive it twice a
> month...help! I dont really want to sell it,
> cuz I am afraid that everything that I have
> put into it will be a waste of time and
> money, I know I will never get back out of
> it, the amount of money that I have put into
> it, with out ripping someone off...I am just
> praying that my Z will be able to have a
> happy life with me in Anchorage..that's all
> folks...Thankz!
 

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I live in Delaware but I lived in Anchorage before I moved here. Bluntly, Zs are at home on anyd ry road. Snow and ice bring out their worst performance behavior - the icy tailspin.

So, get yourself a nice cheap 4x4 pickup. They're better in snow (usually September to May) and great for bringing home new used parts for the Z.
 

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> I live in Delaware but I lived in
Anchorage
> before I moved here. Bluntly, Zs are
at home
> on anyd ry road. Snow and ice bring
out
> their worst performance behavior -
the icy
> tailspin.

> So, get yourself a nice cheap 4x4
pickup.
> They're better in snow (usually
September to
> May) and great for bringing home new
used
> parts for the Z.

ZBaron is right! I remember some
interesting moments when driving my
71 Z up to Big Bear, California in the
winter (As in the ancient Chinese
curse, May you live in interesting
times.)!

And yet, I guess I haven't learned,
because in three weeks my
still-being-restored 72 240-Z is
getting loaded on a boat bound for
Germany, where it will reside (with my girlfriend and I) in the Northern
German town of Luebeck.

So just do what I will do. Buy tire
chains, and be VERY EASY on the gas
pedal around corners.

Sincerely,

John M
 
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