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Old 01-02-2018, 09:45 PM   #1  
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Fixing 86 300zx

I am going to buy a 1986 300zx turbo t top for 500. A friend is selling and can help weld and paint. It has some things to fix from sitting outside for a while. The owner said the car needs a valve job and timing belt. I am not well versed in fixing engines and wanted some expertise to fix it properly. I have been told that a shop will probably need to do head work as well. I was not sure the process of what I need to do, thank you!
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Have any pics?
there could be quite a bit it needs checking compression ,carefully would be a good 1st step manual trans ? How many miles?
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Not sure about miles but it has a manual transmission.
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Actual mileage at this point in time could be very important information. (smiley here) 5-speed turbo a good deal for $500 if running or almost running. You will want to 'restore' stuff in any case so check out Auto Parts Market for recyclers and vehicles available and near you. Make sure you have the bucks/credit available because you will need it, most likely. Great project, spectacular Z year.

Timing belt a must-do, first thing. Should have a pro do that. Major engine work needs a pro, too. Find a thinking mechanic with a good reputation, fair prices. Good Luck!

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