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new front bumper for datsun 450zx

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Restyled front bumper to allow more air in 

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starting the polishing of the engine

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starting the polishing of the engine, next will be the engine bay 

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Interesting

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Interesting

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Interesting

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My 240Z and my Brother's 1600

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240Z 1600 510

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Help Needed: Problem With Steering Column Hitting Dash

Latest Posts - 25 min 6 sec ago

I have a problem with my steering column hitting my dash and I'm not sure what the problem is.

 

Now I have installed a 260Z dash in my 240Z, but thought the dash and column positions and height would be the same. I bolted my steering column straight up to the pedal box with the 4 bolts. It all mounted fine. Now with the dash in something is clearly not quite right. I can't mount the lock on the column because it hits the dash.

 

Does the column mount straight to the pedal box or should there be a space in between them to bring the column down a bit?

 

Greg

 

 

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Kato Kids BMW M3 powered 71' 240Z

Latest Posts - 2 hours 42 min ago
Hi all.

A few months ago I purchased a 77' 2+2 with the intention of doing some serious mods (RB25DET) to it however the car is very original, came with RWC, original rego, lots of paperwork all matching numbers etc and is in good condition so Ive decided to keep it as a weekend driver while I looked for another candidate that I wouldnt loose sleep over inflicting some serious mods too.

Wasnt too long before I got lucky.... through a friend of a friend I heard about a Z that had been sitting in a garage for many years and manged to convince the owner to let me take a peek. Initial impressions wernt that great but as I looked closer I realised it had some potential.

Car is a 4/71 plated HS30 chassis #  00728 and had been partly stripped 17 years ago for a resto by the current owner but he lost interest and never went any further. The full drive train and underbonet were undisturbed but he's pulled all panels off as well as the interior and paint stripped the shell. All parts were in boxes and marked.

Overall condition of car:

Good Bits
No "visible" holes under the battery tray.
No holes near bonnet hinge mounts
Fuel filler excellent.
Rear hatch and hinge mounts excellent.
Slam panel, rear valance and beaver panel excellent.
Spare wheel well excellent.
Roof excellent.
Drivers floor and rail good (I think).
Firewall good.
Bonnet has a small hole.
Rear wheel arches are pretty good 8/10.

Not so Good Bits
Both doors will need skins.
Front guards will need repair sections.
Dash...as expected
Reinforcement plate on chassis side near caster rod has holes on battery side, drivers side looks suss.
Passenger rear floor and rail will need repair, front half looks OK.
Both dog legs, rear section of sill and inner section are pretty bad.
Passenger front sill panel (behind guard) stuffed.
Top radiator support panel had a foam seal glued to it and is pretty sad.

I finally convinced the owner that it was better off in my shed than his so we swaped cash and car.

Overall Im pretty happy with the acquisition.

It had been repainted from the beige original colour to a dark red and is covered in residual paint stipper and superficial surface rust. Plan is to get it on a rotisserie and have it blasted to reveal the deeper evil.

Thanks to Lurch for looking over the 2+2 and advice thus far and thanks to all on the forum for the inspiration to take this on.

Will see you at the BBQ tomorrow night.

David.

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Wanted , Standard Rear Springs For 73 240Z

Classifieds - 4 hours 33 min ago

Wanted , Standard rear springs for 73 240Z

 

 

Thanks

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Wanted , Standard Rear Springs For 73 240Z

Latest Posts - 4 hours 33 min ago

Wanted , Standard rear springs for 73 240Z

 

 

Thanks

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Wanted 71 Aus 240Z Wiring Diagram

Latest Posts - 4 hours 55 min ago

Hi,

 

Has anyone got a copy of a Aus 71 240Z wiring diagram they could post up or a link?

 

I have searched this forum and  the web but not found what I'm after. The US looms are different with some having combined brake and rear indicators wires.

 

My car came as a bare body without a loom. I have a rear loom which I think could be the  original. I also have a front loom and dash loom from another car.No idea on the year it came from.

 

I put a 260Z dash in because my car has a roll cage and I didn't want to chop the 240Z dash. It was a bit of work because I used the 240Z loom and gauges. For a couple of the gauges I had to use the 260Z gauge bodies to make it easier to mount the 240 gauge sin the 260 dash. Some chopping also needed to clear the 240Z pedal box.

 

I've started putting it in and got most of it sorted by matching the plugs up. The bits left are:

 

1. A few stay single wires at the ends of the looms where they plug under the dash

2. Some wires have been chopped in the tail light plug. When I plug it up the colours don't match.Not sure if there are some colour transitions at the plug or something else is out.

3.Not sure what the second fuse box plug is meant to plug to. I must have missed something under the dash.

3. I have no relays at all, but a 71 may have nothing more than the flasher can.

 

A wiring diagram with plug details showing colours would be super if there's one out there.

 

Any Aus diagram would be very helpful.

 

Thanks,

 

Greg

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Cars For Sale (3rd Party Sites) Ebay, Carsales etc..

Classifieds - 5 hours 35 min ago
Hi Everyone,

If you are posting links to cars listed on ebay, it would be greatly appreciated if you could:

1.) Post the Ebay Item Number (usually located in the top right hand corner), along with the Ebay link. Sometimes ebay links are not reliable or don't work properly so including an item number is an easy way for others to look up the item if the link is broken.

2.) When the ebay listing is finished, if you could post the sale price and or the highest bid (if the item does not sell). If others are not watching an item, we cannot visit the item at a later stage easily so we cannot tell what it sold or didn't sell for.

3.) If possible save a few photo's from the auction and post them here. This is useful because it gives everyone an indication of current values and what you get for your money if you are looking to buy or sell.

This will help us all, for insurance reasons we have some proof of current values. For selling it helps us gauge our cars true worth and for curiosity sake we can compare year on year the values of our cars etc..

If anyone has further suggestions to this, please feel free to share them here.
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Cars For Sale (3rd Party Sites) Ebay, Carsales etc..

Latest Posts - 5 hours 35 min ago
Hi Everyone,

If you are posting links to cars listed on ebay, it would be greatly appreciated if you could:

1.) Post the Ebay Item Number (usually located in the top right hand corner), along with the Ebay link. Sometimes ebay links are not reliable or don't work properly so including an item number is an easy way for others to look up the item if the link is broken.

2.) When the ebay listing is finished, if you could post the sale price and or the highest bid (if the item does not sell). If others are not watching an item, we cannot visit the item at a later stage easily so we cannot tell what it sold or didn't sell for.

3.) If possible save a few photo's from the auction and post them here. This is useful because it gives everyone an indication of current values and what you get for your money if you are looking to buy or sell.

This will help us all, for insurance reasons we have some proof of current values. For selling it helps us gauge our cars true worth and for curiosity sake we can compare year on year the values of our cars etc..

If anyone has further suggestions to this, please feel free to share them here.
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Gordos Blue 240Z . 13 Year Build.

Latest Posts - 7 hours 57 min ago
Hi guys. I bought this car in 2004 for about $2500. I had already built a few zeds but this would be my first full rotisserie build. Wanted to do it with a few ideas I had, not standard but a few mods to make it noticeable from the rest.
Just to be clear this car is 95% finished as seen at the 2017 VicZed BBQ .

So after finding a rotisserie the strip down could begin. After taking the engine and gearbox out I would lift the car a high as I could with jacks, blocks of timber. I used the engine Crain to lift the front end and mount it onto the rotisserie . Attached Thumbnails
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Fs: Set Of Kings Spring (Low) For 240Z

Classifieds - 8 hours 56 min ago

$150 + freight.

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