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Old 08-20-2011, 08:12 PM
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New guy... sorta...

I'm new to the site, but not to Z's. I've had mine since 2003. Bought her in San Diego right before I got out of the Corps then shipped her to Dallas where all I did was put miles on her. Now I'm in Utah and I keep her in a garage. I finally got a second car so I can baby the Z.

Anyway, Im just wanted to say Hi to e'erbody.
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Old 08-20-2011, 08:16 PM
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w00t! Another Utahn! Welcome to ZDriver!
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Old 08-20-2011, 08:23 PM
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Thank you. I'm still working on getting my Z registered here. It has a crack in the windshield and I doubt she'll pass emissions. Back in TX she has been exempt for a few years. How old does a car have to get to be exemt from emissions here? I've only been in Utah a few months and I have no idea how the classic/antique status works here.
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Old 08-20-2011, 08:31 PM
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1967 was the cut off for emissions. All cars 81-95 must pass the same emissions test (96+ is OBD II).

This is the PDF of emissions standards / cut points (right click & save as):

http://www.utahcountyonline.org/apps...dCutpoints.pdf

1.2% CO
220 ppm HC
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Old 08-20-2011, 08:37 PM
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Awwwwww Total bummer. Maybe I'll just leave my Texas plates on it. Hahahaha. Thanks for the info, though. For reals.
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Old 08-20-2011, 08:39 PM
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As long as the car still has a good cat, just turn down the timing & it should pass emissions. An oil change & new NGK spark plugs will help too.

Where abouts in SLC are you?
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Old 08-20-2011, 08:41 PM
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I have a hole somewhere towards the front of the exhaust that I need to fix, but other than that she'll probably be okay. I'm down in Sandy. Almost into Draper.
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Old 08-20-2011, 08:44 PM
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Nice. I actually moved to Lehi a few months ago, so I'm right on the other side of the point of the mountain from ya... though my shop is still in Bountiful.
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Old 08-20-2011, 08:48 PM
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Awesome. My uncle lives right up there behind Cabellas so I'm in that area frequently. I love living up here. It's so clean and everyone is so nice. It's absolutely nothing like Dallas. Utah FTW!
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Old 08-20-2011, 08:53 PM
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w00t! Right on. I have a welder, so if you need to weld up the exhaust, lemme know.
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Old 08-21-2011, 01:20 PM
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Awesome! I would love to find some Z drivers in this area to learn from and hang out with and the like. Any reputable Z clubs in the area?
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Old 08-21-2011, 01:48 PM
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Indeed. www.utahzclub.com

Mostly 350z / G35 guys, but there are a few Z31 / 280ZX guys too. They go on cruises / meets all the time, and most live around the south end of Salt Lake, so not too far from you.
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Old 08-21-2011, 10:02 PM
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Rad! I'll have to get together with those guys sometime.
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Old 08-22-2011, 07:53 AM
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nice, another nice 280ZX in Utah. Can't wait to see it in person.
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Old 08-22-2011, 12:25 PM
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I'll have her out on the street as soon as she's legal, assuming it's before we get snow.
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Old 08-22-2011, 01:22 PM
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At the pace I'm going, it may be next spring before I get mine back on the road...
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Old 08-22-2011, 01:29 PM
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I hope I can get mine out soon. It's so close to being ready but my disposable income is quickly diminishing.
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Pretty sure my baby won't be on the road until next spring, so I feel your pain, audiofreak. I took on a million hours this semester and haven't had time to do much of anything but study the last few weeks.
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