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Wtb Datsun 240Z/260Z

Sat, 09/06/2018 - 17:54



Looking to buy a 240z or 260z 2 seater only.

Not looking for matching numbers, would even prefer a L28.

Not looking for a big project, would like to find something to drive now.

Budget of around $35k

I'm based in Adelaide and would be great if I can find one local as its hard for me to travel interstate.


I'm also considering importing one from Japan, if I cant find what I'm looking for in OZ.

Has anyone on here had much success in importing decent ones?






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Planned Upgrade Ver 3.x To 4.x

Sat, 09/06/2018 - 17:52

Hey Folks,

Just a heads up that I plan to run an upgrade soon (doing backups etc..)


More details here.


The only item most members need to worry about is this.


User / Display Names
Usernames and display names have been merged in Invision Community. As the administrator, you may select which to keep during the upgrade process. Please note that this field will be the publicly displayed field for the user. 


At the moment it's possible to use a login name but have a different display name on the forum.


For example I could have gavin as my login name but gav240z as my display name.


These will be merged going forward, meaning I'll need to pick 1 field to keep whilst the other is discarded. My inclination is to keep username and if folks wish to change it after the upgrade that's ok.


To be honest very few members use this ability (or probably know it exists), but in the interest of giving everyone time to adjust for this in advance I wanted to call this out.


Upgrade hiccups.


I am going to tackle this when I have spare time (which is never) and I am expecting to run into at least 1 or 2 snags along the way. The forum may be down longer than anticipated and when we recover the look and feel may have changed, I am contemplating retiring the homepage part of the site along with the articles (features and news sections). I do want to migrate that across to the new software so it's all housed under the same roof and that will allow me to open up home page publishing to other members of the group (useful for events etc..).


The other unknown is how older style URLs will be handled, as part of the migration to this software I was able to map back the old historical URLs to map and redirect to the newer style URLs. This meant no broken links when clicking through old threads. I wish to retain that if possible moving forward but will need to look into this.


Once everything is upgraded and working smoothly the next step in the process may be to move to cloud based hosting - which may bring down the costs of hosting significantly and allow for future scalability and less restrictions around image uploads etc.


I'll post more announcements closer to the date of this all happening. I'm in the process of finishing a large backup (multiple gigs of attachments etc..). Hopefully things will go better than planned and the upgrade will run smoothly with no problems.

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The Build 73 240Z

Sat, 09/06/2018 - 17:11
Hi Guys

Been wanting to get the build thread on the Z for a while now and finally the time has come.

Currently White 73 240z unfortunately Auto with a L24 engine. New plans are to strip the engine and the 3 speed out and slip in a L28 with a L28 5speed.

The flairs are definitely going to be taken off and if needed replace the inner and outer guards. Interior will get replaced with a new kit from the U S and A and I'm replacing the Recaro seats back to factory seats. I recently purchased some seat covers that will need to get put on the stock seats I have.

Colour I'm still not sure if I should stick to a off white or head down the 918 orange path. Both will look nice but I'm not 100% on this one. Attached Thumbnails
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Springs And Maybe Shocks For '77 260Z

Sat, 09/06/2018 - 17:09

Hi Guys,


I'm looking for some springs and maybe shocks too for my '77 260z. Was just scouring eBay for some Kings lowered springs (KDFL-04 / KDRS-09) and thought maybe someone has them lying around?


Also looking for KYB's 361002 and 361003 which I'll most likely import from the US.


I'm open to other options/brands.



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Coil Springs For Sale/give Away.

Sat, 09/06/2018 - 16:45

I have three pairs of springs that came with my car.

One pair of King KDFL-04. These were on my car. Have gone for standard springs. We have tested these and they are 170 lb/inch with 280mm free length.


One pair of black springs. These are about 5mm bigger in overall diameter than the King springs. 170 lb/inch with 320 free length. One end on each look like it has been cut. I don't know what they are off.


One pair of red springs. Same od as the black ones listed above. 202 lb/inch with 300 mm free length. This pair also looks like they have been cut.

Once again no idea what they were on.


The standard spring locating plate that goes at the top fits these two mystery pairs of springs.

I would like $30 for the Kings and the other two are free if someone wants them.

I live near Newcastle NSW so there would be postage.

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Vehicle Advisory Labels. New Vs Old.

Sat, 09/06/2018 - 16:24
Honestly, I just noticed this in the glove box of my 260z.

Imagine the uproar if that was in a new car ( referring to the bottom left speed indicator)... Lol Attached Thumbnails
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Assorted Parts For Sale

Sat, 09/06/2018 - 13:06
Hi guys i have a few odd bits that i want to move on.Prices negotiable and i can post most of them if you want.
Theres an E30 carby head in need of alot of love-no cam or towers$75
standard full set of good used valve springs$20
front strut seal kit for 240z i think(part number is visible)$20
rear brake hard lines for 240$10
coil and resistor off 260z with about 20mins use $20
front castor poly kit $10
Harmonic balancer-SOLD
a pair of 40mm Mikuni carbs that are not complete and need love also-SOLD

I havent post these anywhere else at this stage so go nuts.
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Hs30-01415 - 904 White And Blue Interior - Auto - 71

Sat, 09/06/2018 - 11:45

Hi Folks,
Opening myself to judgement here, but as was let out the bag here. It's time to start another thread, even though so far it's just been towed to storage and I haven't had a chance to work on it yet, with travels for work etc.. and it's likely much won't get done between now and the end of the year unfortunately.


This is car HS30 01415, which is 904 white and has the rare and elusive blue interior, I'm almost ashamed to say I bought the car for it's Interior colour only (perhaps because it reminds me of American Muscle Cars and Corvettes example1 and example2), but that's only half true. Of the total 388 HS30's (AU Delivered cars) I have records for, I can only confirm that 4 cars (including HS30 01415) have a blue interior. The blue interior cars to my knowledge were only available with 904 White in AU delivered trim. I haven't found a 903 Blue AU market 240z with a Blue interior yet, if such a unicorn does exist, I'll end up selling my soul to own it. So hopefully none do exist. :)


I'm sure that there was a few more blue interior cars than the 4 I have records of, for example Len Brennan's 240z (interior photo), but he doesn't recall the chassis no, and his ex-wife threw all the paperwork out, so we don't even know if the car still exists! (Last known registration in Victoria: KZU-567) and this 240z dump or restore. But outside of those 2 examples, the only blue interior cars I can confirm for sure are:


HS30-00063 - (Datsun 240Z & Japanese Woman, Melbourne International Motor Show, 5 Mar 1971) - This was once upon a time Frank Kilfoyle's car. HS30-00982 - Cuong's car, was sold to Singapore recently. HS30-00990 - Blue interior was removed when it was 'restored'. HS30-01415 - This car, which was originally purchased new by Laurie Ogle of NSW.   So that brings me to the original owner Laurie, I haven't spoken to him yet, and I don't actually know if Laurie is still with us. I hope he is, but what I do know about Laurie is that he truly cherished this car for many many years and only gave it up when his health meant he was no longer able to easily climb in and out of it.   It was around 2004/2005 when Laurie advertised the car for sale, and being an older gentleman he wasn't able to send digital photos of the car to prospective buyers. Instead someone I know in South Australia (Joe) who was interested in the car at the time was sent actual original photos from Laurie in the post and was requested to 'please mail them back' after receiving them. Joe was good enough to scan them in and save them before posting them back to Laurie in Split Junction NSW.   Here are the photos of it when Laurie still had the car. As you can see very original and well loved, the only real modification was the fender mirrors were moved and modified to fit on the door instead of the fenders (Laurie didn't like them up front, they looked silly).   NB: The original licence plates LO-062 (LO for Laurie Ogle).   1.jpg 2.jpg 3.jpg 4.jpg 5.jpg 240Zphoto1.jpg 240Zphoto2.jpg
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My Blue 260Z 2Seater

Sat, 09/06/2018 - 11:17

Well im slowly making room for my new datsun project to start happening so figured would try and put up a build thread here.
Its a 76 2 seater automatic in need of some tlc. Wanting to take it back to original colour scheme of the blue outside white/cream inside.
But first to get it mechanically sorted enough for rego. Then maybe some bodywork or manual conversion.
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Long Term Build Up - Which Direction?

Fri, 08/06/2018 - 22:57

Hi all,


So, this is purely a planning question - infant son and return to Australia mean that the budget for works doesn't exist at the moment.   In any event, interior and maintenance tasks after long lay-up are first on the list.  owever, it is much easier to (not get caught) acquiring parts if done over a longer period.


Anyway, my zed has the original L24 in it, SU carbs and a mild cam (details not on hand).  Hunting for a bit more power for street use and the question is:

- do I acquire an L28 and slowly build up (most likely with OER carbs etc - Japanese parts are easy for me to get at the moment);

- do I develop the L24 a bit more (triples, ignition, perhaps minor engine work)?


Personally, we have two zeds in the family, one which has had a little bit of work (L26 crank and rods)  on SU carbs and mine (essentially stock).  I much prefer the way mine revs - but dad's has more power (we can't have that).


Thoughts?  (I am in the process of reading the modifying L series 'bible')


Of course, I wish Lurch's L24 build was an option!






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Home Built Z 'full Video Build'

Fri, 08/06/2018 - 22:55

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

Fri, 08/06/2018 - 22:42
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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R180 Diff

Fri, 08/06/2018 - 22:28
Hey guys

Selling my R180 diff I believe its a 3 5 ratio, It came out of my auto 240z.

Not sure why but when you spin the flange both sides spin, but its not a LSD. Can anyone shed some light on this.

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The LightMaster Experience - REBOOTED.

Fri, 08/06/2018 - 22:25
I'm posting up a few pics of the work I'm currently doing to Bruce's 240Z.
I've been hassling him for the last few month to let me at it - I didn't want to see it deterorate any further...
Bruce dropped it off mid last week & I've been doing a few hrs a day on it.

The current working list is as follows:
New P/S floor pan (rare sapres item).
New P/S chassis rail.
Re-fabricate the inner guard under the battery tray... (eeek!).
New Ferodo GT2 brake pads (the current Bendex's squeel like a 12yo, when cold...).
New waterpump.
New headgasket & reco the cyclinder head - I'll clean up the ports while I'm at it.

BTW, Bruce politly imformed me the other night that his username is actually 'SPA-master240' as he sells outdoor/portable Spa's for a living. NOT SPAM-aster240... Attached Thumbnails
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Jeff Horn Fight

Fri, 08/06/2018 - 18:34

Not much of a TV person so no Foxtel or whatever is broadcasting this on Sunday so any live streaming available? Link?


Going to be a tough one, Horn if he can take control early on.

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Help! How To Buff My Rough Acrylic Paint Job

Fri, 08/06/2018 - 16:19

It's not too bad, has sort of a fine bumpy surface and I'm not expecting a big shine, race car. But a bit better before the graphics go on would be good, I have a rotary buffer with wool and foam pads and don't want to risk going though, no experience means a cautious approach that can improve the finish a bit. Advice?

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Some more cool Z videos -

Fri, 08/06/2018 - 13:50

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Wtb : Heater Pipe At Firewall For Datsun 260Z

Fri, 08/06/2018 - 00:52

Seems mine are quite corroded at the ends (in the engine bay) so looking to see if anyone has one of these they are willing to sell that is in good condition :




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The Global Z-car (S30/S130) Market Thread.

Thu, 07/06/2018 - 23:40
To keep the Cars For Sale (3rd Party Sites) Ebay, Carsales etc.. thread separate to the global market I've created this new thread.

To kick things off an interesting car for sale is this 280z.

Asking 100K - never registered car.

NEVER LICENSED 1976 280 Z, 1976, $ 100,000.00
80 Z car bought from dealer 1976 and has never been licensed. Driven 36 miles and then parked for, Yes 38 years and still smells new. 354 total miles. Not sure what to ask for this car taking all offers. Feel free to call me at your convenience, thank you for your interest. Dean 909-257-6551

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Chasing Parts For Hs30-00127

Thu, 07/06/2018 - 22:01

So I managed to score a fair few parts for my Z shell over the weekend but thought I'd put up a list of what I'm still chasing.

First off is a steering column or parts of, to finish off what I've got. I was having a play around with a 510 column shaft which fits but has a splined uni-joint rather than a two bolt flange.


So here's what I have:

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With the 510 column and shaft:


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...and then the rest.....


Bonnet latch (got the base plate and catch)


Bonnet badge


Quarter badges


Doors, door glass and regulators (got frames, cards, handles, locks etc)


Lower door hinges (got good uppers)


Gutter mouldings


Hatch and glass (got mounting hardware and rubbers)


Complete pedal box


Heater box


Centre console


Passenger seat


Drivers seat adjuster handle


Rear sway bar brackets


Horn pad


Any leads or advice on what others have used would be much appreciated e.g. anyone using Alpha doors or hatch?





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