Thanks for the advice. I will need much but plan to scour the boards and the net before asking of course. 19 year memory of my 84 has faded and that car had Bosch so different animal.
So pulling the TA was my plan and wanting to do exactly what you said. I figured I would check at abmient then heat a pot of water to 175F and measure there to ensure that the length at both ends are correct. Also, in the guide I downloaded it mentioned exactly what you said, the start solenoid so will check that too.
Yes more than I wanted to pay and agree about the value of these cars but this car literally has 23,006 original miles. The interior is near flawless, and has original paint. I also really liked the story and this lady really loved this car. It was even undercoated so other than some road rash chips under the car, no rust whatsoever. I figured that alone was worth it. It starts immediately, just tries to asphyxiate you with fumes. To be honest, I have no idea what these cars are worth. The value people place on them are all over the map. I have seen dealers asking $19k for a similar car that of course they detailed. But I don't see them selling. I have seen one on E-bay for $3,400 that has been painted but the interior and top are not nearly in this condition not to mention they don't have 23,000 miles. But I am comfortable with it and I never plan to sell it so the value does not mean that much to me. I always say they are only worth what someone is willing to pay.
The the more I look at it I like the patina - will likely try to bring back a bit gently with McGuire's Mirror Glaze to start.
I was definitely thinking along the lines of pump/header/cam so thank you for that suggestion as well as I was really not sure about what cam(s) to use. She put a new exhaust on that I plan to leave but will likely get rid of the CAT as well. Will definitely box, label and store any removed parts in case someone needs in the future.
I figure I will start buy getting out my dwell meter (an ancient device) and timing light to ensure all the ignition is correct as well. Was thinking I would put a Pertronix igniter in to replace points but seems to run pretty smooth with the dual points so no urgency there though the Petronix was a real improvement for my Z and once in I have not had to touch for the last 15 years.
Of course, I will be going through all the systems one by one to ensure rubber is good etc. It's a hobby - no hurry. Probably won't drive it much until I am certain all is safe and sorted. But, I suspect I will find everything in much better shape that the 40 years would lead one to believe.
BTW, one of the PO's last comments to me was that she once had the car up to 140mph. Not that I have any desire what so ever to do this but no way these cars are that fast.
Last edited by dhayes5; 12-04-2016 at 03:04 AM.