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240Z-G Front Number Plate Mount

Latest Posts - 25 min 21 sec ago

Does anyone here have any pictures on how you are supposed to mount the front number plate on a 240ZG? I know I could just fab up any old thing, but i'm interested to see how it was done from the factory and how others have done this.

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Datsun Racing Team Book

Latest Posts - 26 min 58 sec ago

Some time ago there was a discussion about the whereabouts of Gordon Dobie and it was suggested that "This Gordon Dobie guy should write a book". 

 

I have enough material to write several books but as publishing is such an expensive exercise I am interested to know whether there is sufficient interest to make it worthwhile. 

 

Gordon Dobie

 

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Parts For Sale (Incl. Watanabe Wheel Nuts)

Classifieds - 31 min 39 sec ago

Random assortment of parts I have for sale:

 

- 71B tailshaft to suit a 2 seater. Condition as pictured. This was a spare I had and don't have any use for. Price: $70

- 240z pedalbox (no pedals included, only the box itself) Price: FREE

- Genuine RS watanabe wheelnuts. These were offered as a campaign promotion at the particular time I purchased my watanabe wheels, so they are slightly different to what is regularly available for purchase on the website (see: http://www.rs-watanabe.co.jp/products/parts/).Price: $120

 

Pickup preferred in Spring Hill (Brisbane) however can post at buyer's expense.

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Parts For Sale (Incl. Watanabe Wheel Nuts)

Latest Posts - 31 min 39 sec ago

Random assortment of parts I have for sale:

 

- 71B tailshaft to suit a 2 seater. Condition as pictured. This was a spare I had and don't have any use for. Price: $70

- 240z pedalbox (no pedals included, only the box itself) Price: FREE

- Genuine RS watanabe wheelnuts. These were offered as a campaign promotion at the particular time I purchased my watanabe wheels, so they are slightly different to what is regularly available for purchase on the website (see: http://www.rs-watanabe.co.jp/products/parts/).Price: $120

 

Pickup preferred in Spring Hill (Brisbane) however can post at buyer's expense.

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Wtb - Spacer/insulator For Stock Mechanical Fuel Pump

Classifieds - 43 min 52 sec ago

I can't find one of these listed by the usual Z parts suppliers, so I am hoping someone on here has one that I could buy.

 

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Wtb - Spacer/insulator For Stock Mechanical Fuel Pump

Latest Posts - 43 min 52 sec ago

I can't find one of these listed by the usual Z parts suppliers, so I am hoping someone on here has one that I could buy.

 

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Air-Con Refurbishment & Heater Fan Upgrade

Latest Posts - 53 min 57 sec ago
Hi Guy's

Well any of you that may attempt to retrofit or Recondition an existing factory air-con unit will come across a number of issues as I have found.

So in order to save some bucks and some time for you all with regard to finding parts alternatives etc I decided to start this thread.

I have already done some work on the main unit, and will upload some instructions and pic's regarding some of the internals and tricks I came up with.

Later I will also document a HEAVY DUTY fan upgrade that can be used on normal heater only units also, I believe Ive found a supercharged alternative to the common Civic upgrade.

But today's big winner was a factory vacuum operated Heater C0CK Valve used in the air-con version, I was about to put in the recycle bin until the price of a replacement $250.00 + got the better of me, and which I repaired for less than a $5.00 !

Here are a few pic's, I will document the strip down and rebuild process tomorrow.

Cheers

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

Classifieds - 1 hour 1 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 - 1 hour 1 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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Ned's Z - 76 2+2

Latest Posts - 1 hour 2 min ago

1976 260z 2+2 (11162) Manual

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Not a lot to add here, but I figure I start something off here. This will most likely be a slow process, as most things that I am doing are new to me, even some of the simplest tasks for most. I have been around cars & motorsport for a bit, but other than stereo systems, & headlights, I have never really needed to touch anything on a car before. (What have I gotten myself into)

 

To date, I have installed a new speedo cable (removed and reinstalled tacho & speedo), got the choke cable attached on the rear Carbs. And bought new fuse panel cover, choke knob, trip reset knob. Small bits and pieces.

 

This weekend (I finally have a free weekend, shhhh, dont tell the wife) I plan remove the heater valve/c0ck as it is leaking coolant into the foot well and see if I can fix that myself, as these seem to be really hard to find brand new, or cost over $200. I have seen Sirpent rebuilt his, so I will give that a shot. And based on the recommendations of a few people, might as well get my Heater core re-cored at the same time. Probably go to Dandy Radiators.

 

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Any advice on removing this valve? I am hoping I dont have to pull the dash out (I know do not need to pull the dash out to remove the heater core). 

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Wtb Cassette Deck

Classifieds - 1 hour 12 min ago

i'm looking for a cassette deck to go in my '82 280zx..........cheers

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Wtb Cassette Deck

Latest Posts - 1 hour 12 min ago

i'm looking for a cassette deck to go in my '82 280zx..........cheers

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What Did You Do On Your Z Today?

Latest Posts - 1 hour 20 min ago

We all have those 1% jobs that need attending to when we get a spare minute, so I thought i'd start a thread that's updates the small jobs we tick off the list each week that may not go in your build thread.

Oil changes, fluid changes, etc - what fluids used, etc, etc, etc

Hope this helps with motivation, hints and thought starters that we can all use on our own cars.

 

So here goes, this weekend I finally fit;

-A working clock I got from Gav

-replaced 2 broken bulbs in my speedo and clock (took the speedo drive cable off to get to the top bulb from under the dash)

-got my heater working in time for winter (the wire had snapped off the lever)

-Fit my hazard light switch (for some reason I missed the need to fit a second flasher can and was wondering why i couldn't get it working

 

Next on the list; finish reupholstering my seats and make some covers that fills in the interior hinge area in the foot wells

 

 

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Early 240Z Headlight Bucket - Frp

Classifieds - 9 hours 52 min ago
Selling an early 240Z nose cone made from FRP/fibreglass. Appears to be genuine as it has the studs molded in to it and the quality of the glassing looks very high. Some minor damage at bottom which would require repair. Has holes drilled in it for headlight covers. Asking $200. See pics. Attached Thumbnails
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Early 240Z Headlight Bucket - Frp

Latest Posts - 9 hours 52 min ago
Selling an early 240Z nose cone made from FRP/fibreglass. Appears to be genuine as it has the studs molded in to it and the quality of the glassing looks very high. Some minor damage at bottom which would require repair. Has holes drilled in it for headlight covers. Asking $200. See pics. Attached Thumbnails
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L28 Exhaust Headers Advice

Latest Posts - Sun, 17/12/2017 - 23:03
I’m rebuilding an L28 with triple 45 Webber’s and was after some advice on headers.
It will go into my 260Z which will be a nice road car when it’s finished.
Just wondering what people have used for headers?
Thanks
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Home Built Z 'full Video Build'

Latest Posts - Sun, 17/12/2017 - 22:01

Hey guys. Well I know it has been a while, but I have reached a stopping point on my 911 and it is time to start my Z build.

 

This week I first needed to replace the front wheel bearings on the 911 so I could put wheels on it and move it out of the way. I then got into doing a stocktake on my Z to see what it needed, and start formulating a plan for the build.

 

Here is the episode.

 

 

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Ross T's 'mercury' 240z

Latest Posts - Sun, 17/12/2017 - 19:09
Hi all,

Since I have actually started work on my 240z I thought I had better start a new build thread.

The history.... I bought a 260z and partially restored it over a couple of years, but had a yearning for a 2 seater. I did find one in NSW (for $500) and bought it back to Melbourne, but it was beyond my abilities (NASTY rust) and I flicked it on to another club member.

Then, about a year ago, I saw a 240z shell with matching numbers engine on eBay ... I bid, and was lucky enough to get it. So a quick journey from Melbourne to Adelaide and back put it in my garage.

The car is a 1972, and was garnet blasted a number of years ago, so has a lot of surface rust. The actual structural rust is pretty minimal - some damage to the passenger floorpan and firewall, with rust extending into the chassis rail. There are some minor issues in the rear quarter and in the front clip.

Easter 2012, I finally got around to starting work on the car. Sanded the main panels back and did a rust treatment before sanding again.

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Gordo takes over the Peter Mac Build.

Latest Posts - Sun, 17/12/2017 - 18:17
I thought it might be time to start a build thread on Peter Mac's unfinished project.
Link here.          http://www.viczcar.com/forum/index.php/topic,7802.0.html
I bought this car from Peter September 2013. It's worth noting there was no motor with this car. I've always wanted a full on racing zed. Having raced road regested Zeds since 1983, it was time to step it up. My current 240z had just about found the end of development . With a 300hp Peter mac  L29 with triple 45 webers motor. At the end of its sprinting days was lapping Phillip Island in 1.47.8. End of the 2014 season .  So this would be the donner engine and gear box for the Mac car. I will add to this thread as time permits . I have a list a mile long to work through. Cheers
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