Old 15-12-2013, 04:48 PM   #1
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Hey Guys,

Hello from Portland, Oregon, USA. I just picked up a 1988 GZ20.

Most of you are familiar with the car as it used to belong to Jamie. (GTZ20)
I didn't know of the ruckus he had caused until I was reading the sticky
thread and was comparing the various stages of his car to mine.

Anyways, I'm excited for the car. Drove it about 200 miles today without
a hiccup except where can I get downpipe to turbine flange gaskets.
Mine has a nasty leak that is filling the cabin with fumes. Not so good for
my boy to ride with me.

I'll be posting pics tomorrow.

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Old 15-12-2013, 06:50 PM   #2
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Old 15-12-2013, 08:24 PM   #3
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Never had I expected an Australian car to rock up on US soil. It is a nice car, hope it treats you well mate. Welcome.
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Old 16-12-2013, 02:39 PM   #4
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Wow... any reason you chose to import a car from Australia rather than Japan? Although I guess they certainly are more plentiful/cheaper there.

Very nice looking car, keen to see what you do with it!
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Old 17-12-2013, 06:34 PM   #5
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Nice Car, how much did you buy it for and how much did it end up costing with all the import fees and costs?
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Old 18-12-2013, 02:22 AM   #6
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The car wasn't that expensive. I didn't import it unfortunately. I bought it from a gentlemen that owns an import/export business. He only had it for about a month but decided he needed cash more than the car to get married.

When it comes to import fees dealing with registration though its as easy as just bringing the decertification of title with origin paperwork and then it just the standard titling fee.

Its a really fun car, just wish I knew more about it and whats been done to it. I have read the build thread and that answered a lot of questions but there are still some mysteries that I'm working out.

Anyways, its a real head turner and I don't ever plan on getting rid of it.

-Cam.
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Old 18-12-2013, 09:35 PM   #7
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Old 21-12-2013, 10:16 AM   #8
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Also, What does the "AD off" switch to the right of the steering wheel do?
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Woh its now in the usa. Welcome mate. I know a bit about that car n drivn it a few times. Even tho jamie was a dick he kept good care of the car
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"AD off" is your "Auto drive" master switch(more commonly known as Cruise Control).

So you need to enable that switch to then use the cruise control stalk on the steering wheel to set and increase/coast your speed.
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Thanks Looonie.

GU11TY, It really is a blast to drive. Can you tell me more about the trans switches mounted on the surround? Sometimes, not all the time its starts to steam out of the coolant reservoir. Figure I should hook the blitz temp gauge back up to get an accurate rating because the temp bar on the cluster is reading less than half. Start diagnosing the issue with the short check ups and move along from there.

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I hadnt driven it since he put the gauges n switch in so sorry cant help there
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I did some slight investigation. Sensor bulb for the temp gauge has corroded off and no replacements avail. from Blitz. So if anyone has a blitz illumidrive water temp gauge in blue for sale please let me know.

Checked coolant level, way too low. Fixed that right up but have yet to put more than a few blocks on it yet.

Doing an oil change and spark plug replacement in the next few days and will go from there.

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Welcome to the USA z20 owners club =P just joined not that long ago myself.
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Yeaaaah! This is awesome! Z20s are popping up in the US way faster than I had anticipated nice car man!
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Yeaaaah! This is awesome! Z20s are popping up in the US way faster than I had anticipated nice car man!
Thanks man!

I'm glad they're finally around 25 years old so the registration is easier to attain. Been playing the waiting game.
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Hey man, I tried to pm you twice. Did you get either of them?
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