Re: Z equals Zero
...what is the biggest single point of failure on a Z?... motor, trans, or is there just no one thing and -everything- just falls off of them?
I agree with Troy on the older Zs. They are getting up there in age and anything in the $500 range will be pretty ragged out.
The Z31 Zs (84-89) seem to be more competitive. They are the least loved Z model (hence our Black Sheep Racing name) and their values reflect it. A great running $500 Z31 can be found with nothing more that rust and beat up body panels. The V6 is powerful and indestructible. The braking and handling are not too bad once you start ditching some weight. There were 3 different manual transmissions offered during its life cycle and at stock power levels, they are all very reliable. Power steering units tend to be a problem but that is a luxury, not a necessity for Lemons.
Not sure why all the other Z31s are having such a tough time but we have not had any issues in either of the races we have done.
The weak link now for us is strategy and driver skill.