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  1. I display a framed detailed description of the car so that people know what they are looking at. I display my car with the engine compartment opened and I believe the engine and the engine compartment should be as clean and tidy as the outside. Looks aside, when the hood or deck lid are close I feel someone is hiding something. On the other side of the coin if the engine compartment is dirty it shouldn't be shown. Take a look at the photo below. All the paint including the engine is original, has 115,000 miles and the car is one year older than the original posters car;
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    Pollution Controls

    Thanks guys, I think I have a pretty good idea of how things work now.
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    Pollution Controls

    If he's judging it, he better know it. Besides the fit and finish he better know how the car came from the factory. If he lets something go it hurts the organization and his credibility and think about the guy who has a correct car and sees a award bestowed on something that really shouldn't. Think of the people who see a badge on a car and have a car like it and want to restore their car so they take a bunch of pictures and duplicate the same mistake thinking the car is correct. Would you have a judge of fine wine sit on the bench and be a judge in a criminal case. You need to know what you are looking at.
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    Pollution Controls

    Not knowing the points system of AACA I am surprised and disappointed. Knowing the points system in two other mark clubs that have stock, semi modified and fully modified categories in one club, and stock, street stock and modified in another club a automatic install into a vehicle that never had one or the option of even having one would definitely put you in a modified category and would certainly not be allowed in stock.
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    Pollution Controls

    All I'm saying is this; I once saw a feature article in one of the car magazines printed in August 2017 about a AACA 1st Junior award winner. A 1958 Ford Consul, a beautiful car, trouble is it had a automatic trans from a Ford Zephyr ( the six cylinder version of the Consul) because the guys wife couldn't drive a stick shift car, so the story goes. The 1958 Consul didn't come with or have a option to a automatic. That story and pictures, with it's AACA badge and the owners story about switching in a automatic doesn't make AACA judging look good.  
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    Help recommend a car for a 17 year old?

    One of the easiest cars to work on, my record for pulling a engine to replace a clutch when I worked for a dealer was 7 1/2 minutes. Where parts are still readily available NOS and new, Where I can go to the internet and buy NEW all the engine parts new including the block ( engine case ) and body parts, transaxle, wiring all electrical components, glass rubber, etc. etc. etc. a car that gets 30mpg+. A car that can go almost anywhere, any terrain hot or cold, North Africa to Antarctica, a car that will float, a car that is so well built and tight that you must roll the window down to close the door. A car that was so rugged and popular that 21,529,464 were made. And speaking of made. It's native to Germany in Five factories , but also was built in Belgium, Ireland, Portugal, Yugoslavia, South Africa, Mexico, Brazil, Costa Rica, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand. Designed by Dr. F. Porsche, The World Champion VW Air cooled Beetle.
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    Pollution Controls

    I posted this from the PCV thread on a "Y" block Ford, maybe you missed this. I once saw a feature article in one of the car magazines printed in August 2017 about a AACA 1st Junior award winner. A 1958 Ford Consul, a beautiful car, trouble is it had a automatic trans from a Ford Zephyr ( the six cylinder version of the Consul) because the guys wife couldn't drive a stick shift car, so the story goes. The 1958 Consul didn't come with or have a option to a automatic. That story and pictures, with it's AACA badge and the owners story about switching in a automatic doesn't make AACA judging look good.
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    Datsun 240Z

    I realize that Matt, and I thank you for trying to help. I was just trying to help out ellagee and others to some possible hidden facts about early Z cars. These facts should be aware to people who judge Z cars. I will rephrase #12
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    Datsun 240Z

    Then why would you have a judging section of the forum to comment and to ask judging questions?
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    Pollution Controls

    Thank you for your response, but that leads to another question. If a vehicle did receive a award and it was noticed or found out later if something was grossly incorrect could the award be taken away?
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    Pollution Controls

    Matt, what would be your opinion on missing emission controls? Is there enough knowledge to notice on for example a late 70's or early 80's American car all the emission components on a particular year car?
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    Datsun 240Z

    So your asking for in-house memos between marketing and the president and vice presidents of NNA, approvals, and directives to engineering for help and so forth??? Well you can write NNA's consumer relations and see what you get. I'll tell you a funny little story about the Z. When it first arrived at the ports from Japan ALL the Z cars were badged Fairlady. Mr. Katayama who was the president of Nissan Motor Corp in U.S.A. established 1960, to 1980 ( before it was absorbed into Nissan North America) thought this fairlady name on the new sports car wasn't going to help sales ( wasn't macho enough ). At the direction of MR. K. all the cars were rebadged 240Z. Japan did NOT know this had happened. This was well known that the company (Nissan U.S.A.) did this and even some history shows like the old SPEED channel, FINE LIVING channel etc.. aired this history of the Z told the story . I don't think at this late stage there is a paper trail to all of this, and I don't think any internal memos about how the museum cars were to be restored, marketed, selection of a specialty shop, the quality control aspects etc. exist either. However it now boggles the mind of how many Z's were produced from the factory that were rebadged and technically today incorrect by judging standards.
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    Datsun 240Z

    I assume you are meaning I need factory documentation. I don't, I was trying to be helpful. However I was part of that program, but all you have to do is google Datsun/Nissan history Restoration or just Google Nissan Z car Wikipedia which says; In America the Z-car went on hiatus from 1997 to 2002, as Nissan focused more on SUVs and was also in some financial trouble. To keep Z-car interest alive, Nissan launched a restoration program in 1998 for which they purchased original 240Zs, professionally restored them, and re-sold them at dealerships for about $24,000. OR, What Happened To All The Datsun 240Zs Nissan Restored In The ... https://jalopnik.com/what-happened-to-all-the-datsun-240zs-nissan-restored-i-158337..
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    Point Deduction for PCV Valve on Y-Block Ford Engine

    It is imperative that judges have to know what they are looking at while judging a 1966 to 1993 ( 25 year and a antique ). They need to know where all the stuff is under the hood or credibility suffers, especially if a car makes it's way into a publication like Collectible Automobile or Hemmings Classic car magazine. I once saw a feature article on a AACA 1st Junior award winner. A 1958 Ford Consul, a beautiful car, trouble is it had a automatic trans from a Ford Zephyr ( the six cylinder version of the Consul) because the guys wife couldn't drive a stick shift car, so the story goes. The 1958 Consul didn't come with or have a option to a automatic. That story, with it's AACA badge and the owners story about switching in a automatic doesn't make AACA judging look good.