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S30 Seat Rails Drivers & Passengers

Classifieds - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 20:47
Hey guys

Just on the hunt for drivers and passengers seat rails for my 240z. Any foating around or would anyone know what other seat rails fit to the factory seats and mounts?

Cheers
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S30 Seat Rails Drivers & Passengers

Latest Posts - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 20:47
Hey guys

Just on the hunt for drivers and passengers seat rails for my 240z. Any foating around or would anyone know what other seat rails fit to the factory seats and mounts?

Cheers
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Ledge's 240Z Track car

Latest Posts - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 20:05
Hi all
Just joined the forum to upload some pics of Ash's Race car that i purchased from him a few months back.
I will try to attach pics but never done this before
Hope you like the new color

Regards
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Best Fitting Brake Hoses?

Latest Posts - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 16:53

The original Nissan rubber brakes hoses have 19mm end fittings, that's measured flat-to-flat, which seat neatly into the hose brackets.

Does anybody know a brand - either rubber or braided (if the latter must be ADR-compliant, there are about 7 approved brands) - which matches the Nissan hoses correctly?

Aftermarket hoses I've looked at thus far are 17mm which is undersized, and while they can be used and will work I'm not happy with that.

(No I haven't tried Nissan).

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Ab's Uncut Emerald - '74 260Z

Latest Posts - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 16:24

Well I have now purchased RS30-000467, a 1974 260z 2 seater.

 

It was my brother in law's car which he owned since new (still has the original owner's manual, warranty/service booklet and full 260z service manual) and only stopped driving it about 18 months ago. He indicated it is accident free (other than some right front fender damage from a kangaroo) however he replaced the original engine in 1992 with one from a 280z after removal of all the fuel injection system). Also, he did mention that years ago the front passenger floor pan was pushed up when the car slipped of a hoist support when being serviced in the 1990's.

It has the original paintwork and, other than a small patch of "deep" rust in the lower front door (about the size of a 20c coin), only appears to have some surface rust on the roof and some other panels. Yes, I know there will be some rust surprises in store for me!

 

Currently the car is quite a way from where I live and the first step is to look to prevent further rust damage both that that is visible and maybe attempt to get to areas that are hidden. I will get it garaged and go from there.

 

The plan is to get it restored (rust free) and painted in its original colour #303 Emerald Green (?Metallic?) and do some upgrades to the engine (mild ones!). I have chased up where the original engine was exchanged and it was a dead end - as you would expect after 24 years so no chance of getting matching numbers.

 

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Safari Brown... I mean Gold - The NSW Project

Latest Posts - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 13:35
So as some of you may have noticed in the eBay thread.
http://www.viczcar.com/forum/index.php/topic,2630.msg143013.html#msg143013
I bought Lurch's sister car #150 on eBay.

First plan is to transport her from S.A to NSW. So my question to the group is does anyone know a good freight company and approx what it should cost?

The next plan will be to find out why she's not running, I suspect the old L28 will still have good compression and probably just needs a tune, new plugs, new fuel and fluid changes etc.. I am anxious to see how rusty she is also. It's going to be a good chance to learn how to weld and repair rust. I'll start with more conspicuous places first if possible and work my way up to the harder stuff. I've been inspired watching other members here build their cars over the years and I'll definitely need some advice, guidance and probably a good shot of motivation to dig in.

I don't care about the paint at this stage, in fact I'm thinking it might work to my advantage. I might try and go for that rat rod / old race car look. Throw some racing numbers on it and maybe a few other quirky bits and pieces to make it look like it's had a hard life at the track in other words being properly used and abused.

The other reason I bought it is that I wanted to get more involved with the Sydney / NSW Z fraternity. So I am hoping to get her on the road at some point in the not too distant future. I was always a bit nervous about letting my partner drive the current 240z I have, so now that I've got another hopefully I can relax and let her drive 1 of them. She still needs to learn manual though.

A few months ago I saw this 240z for sale in NZ.
http://www.moorhousemusclecars.co.nz/vehicle.aspx?stockno=2098

You'll note it went to Malaysia probably a collector. I can't recall what it was exactly listed for, but I think 27,000 NZD?

I've always wanted an early build 240z with the vents in the rear hatch, the 240z C pillar emblems the hand throttle and all those other quirky bits that make the early cars just a bit more special.

Eventually I'd love to build a proper looking Safari Gold 240z.
http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?1685722-Non-BMW-content-Datsun-240z-S30-resto-Pic-heavy
http://www.schmitt.com/viewimage.asp?ID=4925

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It's not a #'s matching car - any ideas on how to track down where the L24 might have went? I guess probably next to impossible to find now, but who knows it could be running around in a 240c or something?

I am thinking of building a replica of a 432 - but without the S20 of course (don't think I'll be able to ever get 1 of those I'm afraid). So yes the plan is to stay Safari Gold (aka Baby Sh%& Yellow as my friends mum used to call it). They had a Toyota Crown in a similar hue.

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It just oozes 70s cool in this shade. I think a pair of U0175 Datsun bucket race seats in it would top it off too!

I took a bit of a punt on this car, I didn't see it in person, but from the photos it looks remarkably complete. In my opinion a complete car is the best to start any form of restoration work from. Will keep you guys updated when it arrives in NSW.

In the interim if anyone can lend a hand, recommend a company or has ideas on the best way to get it freighted over to my place in NSW let me know? The current seller is willing to drop it at a freight company free of charge, which is super nice of him/her.
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Vic - 2X State Of Origin Tickets

Latest Topics - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 10:38
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Clock Repairs.

Latest Posts - Tue, 05/06/2018 - 23:28
Hi guys,recently i gave my dad a couple of clocks to see if he could fix them. He went right over them and did fix them. So i gave him another members clock to fix and he repaired this one too! So i have asked him if he would like me to post an ad on here to generate some business for him,which he obviously accepted.
My dads retired these days but still has some light work coming in from wesfarmers as he repairs electric fences for them.
Im just trying to keep dad active and help you guys out too with this offer as i know theres not too many working clocks in the zeds out there.Im sure he'd be able to takle the rally clocks also.
Because of the time involved in this repair hes asking only $50 per clock plus postage.He will only fix the clock, not refurbishing the entire housing and making it look pretty.
As it takes about 2 hrs to fault find, replace dead component's and then get the time calibrated over a couple of days.
If your interested PM me and ill forward on my dads details to you.

Thanks,Simon.
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Clock Repairs.

Classifieds - Tue, 05/06/2018 - 23:28
Hi guys,recently i gave my dad a couple of clocks to see if he could fix them. He went right over them and did fix them. So i gave him another members clock to fix and he repaired this one too! So i have asked him if he would like me to post an ad on here to generate some business for him,which he obviously accepted.
My dads retired these days but still has some light work coming in from wesfarmers as he repairs electric fences for them.
Im just trying to keep dad active and help you guys out too with this offer as i know theres not too many working clocks in the zeds out there.Im sure he'd be able to takle the rally clocks also.
Because of the time involved in this repair hes asking only $50 per clock plus postage.He will only fix the clock, not refurbishing the entire housing and making it look pretty.
As it takes about 2 hrs to fault find, replace dead component's and then get the time calibrated over a couple of days.
If your interested PM me and ill forward on my dads details to you.

Thanks,Simon.
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Misc Items For 71 240Z

Latest Posts - Tue, 05/06/2018 - 22:03

Hi Folks,

I am missing the following for #1415

 

1. Passenger arm rest with original mounting bolts please!

2. Engine inspection light (or as MCM refer to it as Ibiza light) - the plastic switch on mine is snapped. So looking for another light or switch component.

3. I was going to ask for brake cylinder caps, but I believe my ones might be the original style (that don't lock in, but push down only). Learn something new everyday!

 

Example: Early example 1 example 2

Later example 1 example 2 example 3 (locking caps).

 

That's all for now.

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Misc Items For 71 240Z

Classifieds - Tue, 05/06/2018 - 22:03

Hi Folks,

I am missing the following for #1415

 

1. Passenger arm rest with original mounting bolts please!

2. Engine inspection light (or as MCM refer to it as Ibiza light) - the plastic switch on mine is snapped. So looking for another light or switch component.

3. I was going to ask for brake cylinder caps, but I believe my ones might be the original style (that don't lock in, but push down only). Learn something new everyday!

 

Example: Early example 1 example 2

Later example 1 example 2 example 3 (locking caps).

 

That's all for now.

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R180 Diff

Latest Topics - Tue, 05/06/2018 - 22:03
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L28 Fuel Injection, Wiring Harness And Computer

Classifieds - Tue, 05/06/2018 - 21:42
Hey Guys

Just selling my L28 Fuel Injection, Wiring Harness and Computer. This System works well as when I purchased the engine I saw it driving and running in the car.

I will add the pictures of the wiring and computer soon.

Asking $450

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L28 Fuel Injection, Wiring Harness And Computer

Latest Posts - Tue, 05/06/2018 - 21:42
Hey Guys

Just selling my L28 Fuel Injection, Wiring Harness and Computer. This System works well as when I purchased the engine I saw it driving and running in the car.

I will add the pictures of the wiring and computer soon.

Asking $450

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Accelerator Ring Slip

Latest Posts - Tue, 05/06/2018 - 21:18

Does anyone have a picture of #6? The manual calls it a ring slip. Looks like it slips on the grooved section of the pedal and holds the accelerator return spring in place next to the mounting bracket. 

 

I might have it somewhere but haven't located it yet. A picture would help or if anyone has a spare that would also help.

 

Thanks 

 

 

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Bulk Panel Import Round 2 - May 2018

Classifieds - Tue, 05/06/2018 - 21:01

Hi Folks,

So I've just spoken to someone from Spellbound Motorsport (just outside of LA).

https://www.facebook.com/spellboundmotorsports/

 

Basically I'm looking to import a bunch of 240z (and maybe 260/280z) panels, sections and parts from the US.

 

He said that a lot of the cars he buys are often accident damaged/rusted etc.. that way he gets them cheap (for their parts), so good panels are often hard to get. But sometimes he will get a car with a bad front-end but good rear end for example.

 

This all came about in my quest for a rear clip. It's going to take some time to get this car cut up for shipping.

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Basically here is the plan:

 

1. Get a list of desired parts/panels.

2. He will ship / crate them to a warehouse in LA (at a cost) - around $200 for a 1 way trip.

3. The shipping company will freight them to myself in Sydney / Depot.

 

The more stuff we ship the more the economics of scale come into it, however the requirement for free capital means that need to have quite a bit of cash tied up in the shipping of this stuff. So what I plan to do is take orders of stuff required and then maybe take a 10-20% deposit for the item with the remainder collected upon arrival.

 

I don't yet have a break down on the cost of each panel, but here is an example of what price might cost, by the time it gets here.

 

1. Early 240z rear vented hatch ($500 USD).

2. Ship to depot in US ($20-$30) - depends on how much stuff we ship.

3. Cost to import panel ($100-$150 w/insurance) and GST (depends on cost of individual item) etc..

4. I will then have to collect from depot (hire van or truck etc..) - take half day off work etc.. So I will need to charge maybe 20% on top to make it worthwhile. (don't forget foreign transaction fees and possible quarantine costs on this end).

 

Once we have a list of desired / sections panels, parts etc.. I will be able to get prices from Crow and give a more accurate price estimate on individual parts. I will try and over estimate so when the item gets here you may get lucky and actual cost comes in a bit lower. Better to get reverse sticker shock :).

 

Items available:

  • Rear 1/4 panels
  • Doors
  • Roofs
  • Hoods (very hard to get now) - so may not be worth it compared with reproduction ones
  • Spare tyre wells
  • Rear valance sections (only a few good ones)
  • Topy steel wheels (some with original tyres still) - has a bunch! Matching date stamp sets are difficult to do though!
  • Front guards
  • Rad support sections
  • Other misc sections can be cut out i.e seat mounts, rear storage bins, battery box sections etc.. we just need to draw a line through a photo of what we want. Usually this isn't economical on 1 off basis but if we import in bulk this stuff is more viable. Refer to Facebook page for example sections he can supply. Basically we can cut anywhere you like / need (if a good section exists on a parts car in his yard).

 

So I am aware that I started a thread before with a similar goal (and topy steelies here) and haven't quite delivered (well so far I've imported stuff for myself mostly). A couple of reasons is that 1.) My friend in SFO who has a collection of stuff still hasn't got organised. 2.) I'm well aware that if you can get panels locally you're better off as it works out cheaper nearly always, the problem is stuff is getting harder to find here.

 

Crow is based in LA, where the Warehouse is so that makes life easier, having said that in LA traffic it's still a 1.5 hour drive to deliver to that Warehouse. (My friend was based in SFO - 8 or so hours away). Which makes a big difference. Also Crow has a flat bed truck he can put a pallet on and that will make shipping of bulk stuff far easier / more viable.

 

So basically I need your wish list, then I will go back to him and we will confirm he has it and then get a price list and from there we should be good to go.

 

Just an FYI: We didn't discuss non body panel parts in much detail, but I believe he has a lot of dealer option wheels (not sure if there is demand for those here?), but if there is large items that just aren't practical to ship via Air freight, feel free to list those also!

 

Let's set a soft deadline for end of this month (May 2018) to get expressions of interest in.

 

Current Order List Here.

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Bulk Panel Import Round 2 - May 2018

Latest Posts - Tue, 05/06/2018 - 21:01

Hi Folks,

So I've just spoken to someone from Spellbound Motorsport (just outside of LA).

https://www.facebook.com/spellboundmotorsports/

 

Basically I'm looking to import a bunch of 240z (and maybe 260/280z) panels, sections and parts from the US.

 

He said that a lot of the cars he buys are often accident damaged/rusted etc.. that way he gets them cheap (for their parts), so good panels are often hard to get. But sometimes he will get a car with a bad front-end but good rear end for example.

 

This all came about in my quest for a rear clip. It's going to take some time to get this car cut up for shipping.

32283686_10155844331816843_222325288405565440_n.jpg

 

Basically here is the plan:

 

1. Get a list of desired parts/panels.

2. He will ship / crate them to a warehouse in LA (at a cost) - around $200 for a 1 way trip.

3. The shipping company will freight them to myself in Sydney / Depot.

 

The more stuff we ship the more the economics of scale come into it, however the requirement for free capital means that need to have quite a bit of cash tied up in the shipping of this stuff. So what I plan to do is take orders of stuff required and then maybe take a 10-20% deposit for the item with the remainder collected upon arrival.

 

I don't yet have a break down on the cost of each panel, but here is an example of what price might cost, by the time it gets here.

 

1. Early 240z rear vented hatch ($500 USD).

2. Ship to depot in US ($20-$30) - depends on how much stuff we ship.

3. Cost to import panel ($100-$150 w/insurance) and GST (depends on cost of individual item) etc..

4. I will then have to collect from depot (hire van or truck etc..) - take half day off work etc.. So I will need to charge maybe 20% on top to make it worthwhile. (don't forget foreign transaction fees and possible quarantine costs on this end).

 

Once we have a list of desired / sections panels, parts etc.. I will be able to get prices from Crow and give a more accurate price estimate on individual parts. I will try and over estimate so when the item gets here you may get lucky and actual cost comes in a bit lower. Better to get reverse sticker shock :).

 

Items available:

  • Rear 1/4 panels
  • Doors
  • Roofs
  • Hoods (very hard to get now) - so may not be worth it compared with reproduction ones
  • Spare tyre wells
  • Rear valance sections (only a few good ones)
  • Topy steel wheels (some with original tyres still) - has a bunch! Matching date stamp sets are difficult to do though!
  • Front guards
  • Rad support sections
  • Other misc sections can be cut out i.e seat mounts, rear storage bins, battery box sections etc.. we just need to draw a line through a photo of what we want. Usually this isn't economical on 1 off basis but if we import in bulk this stuff is more viable. Refer to Facebook page for example sections he can supply. Basically we can cut anywhere you like / need (if a good section exists on a parts car in his yard).

 

So I am aware that I started a thread before with a similar goal (and topy steelies here) and haven't quite delivered (well so far I've imported stuff for myself mostly). A couple of reasons is that 1.) My friend in SFO who has a collection of stuff still hasn't got organised. 2.) I'm well aware that if you can get panels locally you're better off as it works out cheaper nearly always, the problem is stuff is getting harder to find here.

 

Crow is based in LA, where the Warehouse is so that makes life easier, having said that in LA traffic it's still a 1.5 hour drive to deliver to that Warehouse. (My friend was based in SFO - 8 or so hours away). Which makes a big difference. Also Crow has a flat bed truck he can put a pallet on and that will make shipping of bulk stuff far easier / more viable.

 

So basically I need your wish list, then I will go back to him and we will confirm he has it and then get a price list and from there we should be good to go.

 

Just an FYI: We didn't discuss non body panel parts in much detail, but I believe he has a lot of dealer option wheels (not sure if there is demand for those here?), but if there is large items that just aren't practical to ship via Air freight, feel free to list those also!

 

Let's set a soft deadline for end of this month (May 2018) to get expressions of interest in.

 

Current Order List Here.

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240Z Airbox Intake Rubbers

Latest Posts - Tue, 05/06/2018 - 20:43

Hey Folks,

 

Anyone know if Clarke rubber or similar has something suitable for the 240z airbox?

 

I can order these. But they are pretty expensive, so hoping a local alternative exists. It is just a rubber strip after all.

 

http://www.240zrubberparts.com/apps/webstore/products/show/5696404

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