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Old 06-13-2018, 07:11 AM   #211 (permalink)
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thanks.... thinking of doing the school again next year.... just a lot of time
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Funny thing happen
Well I went on left the apartment for a month and got home to a dead battery.
So I have AAA and called out for a jump.

The guy fell all over the Z, said he had never heard of a 370 only 350. Loved everything about it, ask if he could start it.

Then asked if I wanted to sell it, said no, too much put into it. he offer a ridiculous amount like 59000, but I knew he probably did not have that type of funds.

But it put a big smile on my face...
Love my Z...
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Ok, took the time to give the Z a wash and light wax, looks great...
feels good to have a clean/shining car.
I finally got time to put the mid-ohio track decal on the back window.
So one more track session coming up at the end of the month at NCM Motorsports
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Different type of day, started the day by deciding to drive the Cherohala Skyway, so it was a nice drive, a nice windy road, not like the tail of dragon. So I finished that trip and was trying to determine how to come back, so drove a bit and saw a sign for 129,
hmm I thought, will or will it now... and it did,
so I drove the Tail of the Dragon to get home... Like living here
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The Z is still amazing after all these years
Was out and had 3 people comment on how good the car looks
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A Neighbor came by, while I was getting the car ready for next weekend at NCM, and just commented on the car, the color, how he like it. Was concern about buying one because they are sport cars and they are suppose to get used. Made my day...
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I am at NCM Motorsports this weekend doing my first true HPD. Had a spin nothing big, just trying to get more speed and was a bit late and over the rumble strip and car went around. (will have more later on all of this)

Funny thing is that there are 3 Z's here and we are parked closely together. Its a bit odd, why I say odd, to see 3 Z's together.

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Instructor drove the car on the orientation laps -- this is a fun car
person at gas station - wow what is this, looks great, and on and on
260Z owner -- nice car, nice mods

more detail when its all done NCM Motorsports is a 23 turn technical track.
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its been some time, but like I stated in my last post almost 3 weeks ago.
NCM Motorsports is a very technical course with 23 turns and 3 fairly long straights, thou they do not look like straights.

I was running in the green group (new drivers) and an instructor name Todd. Todd was a riot, too work with, he just wasn't a HPD Driver, he does time trials and runs in NASA. His instruction was on using races lines and using all the track. Based on his lines, I found different areas of the track where I good gain a couple of car length on some cars.

But that was actually funny, I could gain on some fast cars, only to watch them walk away from me on the straights

here's link Todd provided, shows a lap I was with him in his car. Which is a BMW E46. There was a point, where we got black flag, because he runs ethanol 85, and they couldn't figure out the smell. Before we got started.

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It was a very good learning experience. I will try to write up a lap description from what I remember, just takes some time.

By the end of the first day, I noticed that the brake pedal was getting long. But that and the 2nd day is another post

and I am through hooked on track days now
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Took the Z to the Nissan Dealership for an oil change. It was a bit funny. There was an older gentleman who kept walking around the Z, looking it over. The Tech went to 3 lifts, because he did not want to damage it (its lowered) and then a couple of other techs came over and looked it over.

just made me smile
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Did something total different last weekend, Not at all related to driving the Z, it was really quite opposite to driving style I am use to.
My son and I attended a full day of learning to how to drive rally cars at DIRTFISH in Snoqualmie, WA.

Now this was a riot, learning how to throw a car around, and there method is totally different
LIFT / TURN / BRAKE
not something I use to since, it is BRAKE / TURN / GAS

anyhow it was a great day, usually car handling type activities and then just driving.

It was a blast, especially on a rainy wet day

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Well took the Z into the dealership, it was the last service under the Nissan Gold Plus planned. Been interesting, I paid 3500 dollars for this 7 years ago, and all the normal service maintenance has been paid. Today the last items done
-- replace spark plugs
-- replace brake fluid (i provided)
-- replace cabin filter (would replace the air filters, but I have stillen 3)
-- replace anti-freeze
-- replace clutch fluid
-- oil and filter change
-- normal service inspection

Thought the service period, the hoses have been replaced, anti freeze, transmission oil, wipers, radiator cap, drive belts, so probably why this isn't offer anymore...

I know some people have problems with the dealerships, but I seem have to found a good service tech. He made sure that the GTR tech, did the brake bleeding..

Also I talked to him about installing the zspeed "ZSP Stage 2+ SFI Clutch + Flywheel + CMAK V2 CSC Delete" I really expect a No, but they said they would do it. about 7 hours labor. It would be done by GTR Tech.

Well at least that gives me an option to think about
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Today is a special day (Oct 17th), its where I sent most of the day at a stealership (and this one was). I was out on an errand and stopped to see if they had any new Z's I thought about buying a 2011, put figure I get a 2012.

I asked if they had a Black Cherry in stock. Well they said they had just gotten one in, it was just unloaded off the truck two days before, it was still wrapped. It was a Black Cherry with sports package, manual. So I got to be the first customer to drive the car (and only one). New immediately that this is the car I wanted.

Then for the next several hours, I negotiated a price, truth is I should have walked out of the place. But I wanted the car badly, 1) Black Cherry 2) only had the sports package.

So I caved in and bought the Z, now I always look back and wonder why I could simply not walk away from it. But I didn't, glad I have it. For after lots of mods, and driving experience, I still enjoy the Z.

As to stealership/dealerships, I must admit the one I have found where I live has been very fair with me. It has been a relationship I have built with them over the 4 years I have been here in Knoxville

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Thou the design is 10 years old, I still get looks and comments..
Went to look at a mini cooper and one of the sales person said nice car..
Also pulling out of the grocery lot, spotted a person similar to me eyeing the car and got the nod....
Old, put she is still getting looks.....
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Got my winter wheels and tires from GotYourWheels
Will mount them this weekend and show them off...
They came already to do... so I am excited.


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Fedex makes me shake my head, asked them to tell the driver to notify me when he came. Nope, drop them off at the front door. The front door is on the third floor... Got a nice work out



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