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The Ebay Thread #2 - Post Ebay Parts Here!

Mon, 23/04/2018 - 08:54
I started this to keep all the parts in one place also, so anyone that has bits from ebay they want to share with others please post here to save having too many threads

would you like some beef jerky?
thank you, come again

Hilux calipers if anyone is looking for some here are some already removed for you  ;D
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Newbie With A 260Z

Mon, 23/04/2018 - 07:23

Hi all. Registered to this forum so I can learn more about the 260z 2+2 that I have recently purchased. Look forward to chatting to you all.



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240Z Drivers Side Door Slam Or Quarter Panel

Sun, 22/04/2018 - 23:12

Hey guys just wanting to find out if any one has a drivers side quarter panel cut or full quarter panel as my door slam is rather mangled from the accident it was in.


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Datsun Z 50Th Anniversary Front Grille Badges And Leather Key Rings !

Sun, 22/04/2018 - 21:19

Be one of the first to celebrate fifty years of the Datsun Z with one of these limited edition, top-quality enamel grille badges.



With a diameter of 80mm (3.15‘’), thickness of  3mm (0.118") and weighing in at 100g (3.53oz), it can’t fail to be noticed and will last for years !

Raised letters, fantastic detailing and strong colours


Securely fixed to your grille via a long, threaded bolt, two locking nuts and a vertical bar to fit behind the grills’ horizontal bars at whichever height suits best.





Limited edition, top-quality leather - hide laser-etched keyrings.


With a diameter of 44mm (1.73‘’) and a thickness of  3mm (0.118") it is hardwearing, durable and will gradually become softer with use !

Fantastic, intricate detailing and made to securely last for many years.



Free sticker included with both the above : inside window sticker of the same design.


The diameter of 80mm (3.15‘’) gaurantees a great visibility with fitment inside your window to last and can be removed/replaced whenever you want - yes, reusable !


Prices :


AUS$58 for the badge including postage

AUS$23 for the key ring including postage



All posted within a bubble-wrapped envelope for extra protection.I will group ship on multiple orders.

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Love this photo.

Sun, 22/04/2018 - 21:19
I thought it was worth sharing.

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If anyone has similar photos of Datsun's being delivered brand new like this feel free to add them to this thread.
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Identify This Box.

Sun, 22/04/2018 - 19:09

So, picked up a box off another member, mainly because it looked interesting and on the off chance it was an "Option" box.


71B type box, has flange output like a 71A, has a rear extension housing that looks the housing on an Option box, appears to have steel synchro's and has a steel sandwich plate. So far, so good.


However, it is a normal "H" pattern box with an overdriven 5th gear. Ratios seem to be around 3.3, just over 2, around 1.3, 1 and .85.


Only other feature is "7613318" stamped into the rear extension housing, although this looks to me to not be an original marking.


Anyone with any idea what it actually is ? Closest match I can find is an FS5C71B Wide ratio Option box, part number 32010-N3030.


If it is indeed this box, why / where would it have been used ? What benefit does it offer over a 240K / Bluebird box with similar ratios ?







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How many z's

Sun, 22/04/2018 - 18:40
Just curious what the number of datsun 240z's and especially the number of 260z 2 seater's where brought to australia.

my vin is rs 30100029???
ten thousandth or 29th ???
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15/16 Master Cylinder And 280Zx Brake Booster

Sun, 22/04/2018 - 14:55

For sale 15/16 master cylinder and 280zx brake booster for sale

attached pics.


was working when I had in the car, been sitting in a box in the garage for last 4 years.


$120 ono. shipping at buyers expense.




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Recyclable Packing Materials.

Sun, 22/04/2018 - 13:28
I have wondered for a while if the various packing materials are recyclable.
I did a litttle googling this morning on the packing peanuts which look like squishy styrofoam balls and came across this site. Turns out some of them are edible. Surely they are taking the piss.
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Datsun L4 V912 Head Oil Leak, Help

Sun, 22/04/2018 - 13:26
Fitted a NOS 90’s V912 head to my brothers freshly restored 1600. The main oil gallery at the front and rear of the head was not plugged. We tapped and installed grub screws. Now a low speed test drive in paddock has resulted in oil leaking from the rear grub screw again.

Any suggestions on a fix gurus? Thanks
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Paul's 1977 260Z

Sun, 22/04/2018 - 10:29

Hi peoples


My name is Paul


So i dun did a thing and got myself a '77 260Z, well most of a 260Z, pretty sure i got all the bits, most of the bits........


I have been a lurker on this for a while now, thought i would reserve my first post for when i had a car. I have been looking for one for a while now but figured i wouldn't be able to afford a nice one (at least all in one go to buy one) so i decided to go with a project in progress. under no illusions that restoring a car is a cheap endeavor. 


The dream is to restore the car back to its former self with a few little mods here and there like suspension, brakes ect.


The shell looks like its in pretty good shape with a few little issues here and there. looks like the battery tray has had a bit of a hack job done to it and the outside of the shell is in black etch primer with some dents ripples and a few rust holes. The rotisserie came with the car


I'm thinking the first step will be to get the car media blasted and put in epoxy primer for the beginning of the bodywork, I have lots to learn never taken on a project at this scale before but i would like to do as much as i can myself.i have a few mate with a bit of experience with restorations like this so lots of support. 


Anyway enjoy the photos, thoughts suggestions and constructive criticism very welcome, will update at i progress



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Have fun peoples 







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Home Built Z 'full Video Build'

Sun, 22/04/2018 - 06:46

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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R200 Clutch Packs

Sun, 22/04/2018 - 00:12

Hey guys,


Hope you are all doing well.


Got a quick question if anyone can help? I'm looking at rebuilding my R200 LSD that was out of a HR31 Skyline and was wondering if anyone knows if the clutch packs can be sourced within Australia? I've searched the forum/google and found a few references that mention using clutches from a Rodeo but I'm not sure what year? I'm still searching but thought I'd ask the question to see if anyone has sourced anything recently.



I found the following links: states that the clutches are NLA from Nissan. not sure which kit to go for? It's only street driven.


If anyone can help, would be greatly appreciated. 







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Some more cool Z videos -

Sat, 21/04/2018 - 21:32

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Early Girl Bingo - With Photos

Sat, 21/04/2018 - 21:19

I recently posted this on George's build thread (sorry George).

But it got me thinking about trying to get photos of the early 240z's to see where they are at and what shape they might be in. I've included a collection of VIN's I've collected from various threads and sources, some of these cars I've seen for myself, but others I haven't.

The ultimate goal would be to get a collection of photos of early HS30 cars and send them to Nostalgic Hero magazine in Japan, they could do a feature on early cars in Australia and I'm sure there would be quite a bit of interest globally and locally also.

Anyway as I get photos I'll add them to the first post here.. If you have anything to contribute or information to add please do! If you know a car has deceased please also let us know.

This isn't designed to replace the WA Z Car register, rather give a pictorial view of these cars.
HS30 00001 - Likely retained by Nissan
HS30 00002 - As above
HS30 00003 - ???
HS30 00004 (Melbourne collector).
CCI12122013 0001   Copy1 Album: HS30 00004 14 images 0 comments

Last spotted in 2001 Z Nationals?
More about this car here:

HS30 00012 (Brisbane)
11800577 539938622824183 4685293170381148187 N Album: HS30 00012 7 images 0 comments

HS30 00013 Confirmed Deceased (HS30-H confirmed here)
HS30 00016 (RB26 power, original L24 missing)
1521a Album: HS30 00016 9 images 1 comments

HS30 00019 (George's Car) - restoration thread here:,13841.0.html
HS30 00021 - South Africa
Colour: 115 Metallic Blue
Refer to post here.

South African Press / Demo car that is still in South Africa.  It is in pristine condition and until recently lay in a Nissan "dead house" before being bought by a well known collector.  I've been trying to negotiate to buy the car but he is adamant that he will never sell.  Apparently Nissan Japan have offered to buy the car back from him.

HS30-00024 - TKS33 SA694 - Works Rally Car - detail here
This car was also used in the 70 Monte Carlo rally where it DNF'd and 26 was also used in the '71 RAC rally where it was 19th. (Source Brian Long book Datsun Fairlady Roadster to 280zx book)
HS30-00025 - TKS33 SA695 - Works Rally Car - detail here - Later went on to become the original BIG SAM (version 1).
HS30 00026 - TKS 33 SA696 - Deceased.. - detail here
HS30-00027 - TKS33 SA697 - Works Rally Car - detail here
HS30 00030 (Tasmania - Confirmed)
HS30 00034 (registered 'UAR 609J') - UK motoring press - Race Car (still in UK)
HS30 00035 (registered 'MBP 72J') - UK motoring press - Restored (still in UK)
HS30 00039 (Ledge's shop)
HS30 00044 (NSW WA Z Register)
HS30 00046 (Deceased - semi trailer write off) - Last photo from 1996 advert.
HS30 00051 (NSW WA Z Register) - Build thread here.
Original Engine Number: L24 011436
HS30 00060 - Last seen on eBay Tasmania. (Circa 2006)
This car caused quite a stir when it appeared on eBay back in 2006. See various links below for discussions on it.
Original asking price was $20,000 - but later reports it was dropped to $6k, final sale figure is unknown however.
More photos at link here.
The car was originally Safari Gold 920, later repainted white.
Original Engine Number: L24 011646
HS30 00063 (Perth with collector/enthusiast)
HS30 00067 - (Graham - collector in WA)
HS30 00068
Last seen on Gumtree (Jan 2015). Now sold on to restoration shop in Japan.
Previously seen here.
HS30 00084 - Great unrestored condition. (link here).
Album Link:
HS30 00091 - Last spotted in trading post 2003 - see here.
HS30 00099 - Donnybrook WA
HS30 00112
Don McKays Targa car SC Racer, initially built it for Michael Corke by Zshop, then sold to Don who still races it.
HS30 00114 - Airlie Beach, Whitsundays (QLD)
post-104671-0-16271700-1446812151.jpgMember introduction link:
HS30 00117 (Graham - collector in WA)
HS30 00121 (VIC) - Dimitri (confirmed I've seen his car many times)
Video here: Car Torque TV
HS30 00131 (ACT - WA Z Register)
HS30 00134 (SA - Gawler) - Undergoing rotisserie restoration - How it looked previously.
HS30 00145 - NSW
Link to full album.
For sale ad here.
Description from eBay (few years ago now ~2007).
Previously owned by Dazza on
HS30 00149 (Lurch) - Confirmed seen this car before...
Thread here:
HS30 00150 - Sydney NSW
Engine No: L24-015253
Link to album:
Project thread here.
Member Name: Gav240z
HS30 00151 (Shannon's auctions a few years back, confirmed)
HS30 00157 (QLD - WA Z Register)
HS30 00160 (Member Magnus)
Link to post
HS30 00162 - Zshop in Melbourne.
Link to Facebook page.
HS30 00165 (Was on CarSales not long ago link here, was butchered, now being turned into a Ferrari GTO replica) - Spoke to new owner.
HS30 00173 (Western Australia) - Current owner purchase car in late 70s. 905 Red originally, but has had at least 1 repaint.
HS30 00177 - NSW
More photos in this album.
It was featured in Autospeed here in 2001.
Toyota engine swap 7MGTE
More detail on car here.
Last spotted Wetherill Park police station impound.. About 15 years ago.
HS30 00181 (SA - WA Z Register)
Album photos.

Exterior colour: 115 Blue
Interior colour: Black
Engine Number: L24-017870
I bought the car from Sports Car Centre in NSW in about 2008 who bought the car from Warren(All Z Parts) who bought the car from Walter Fath. The car was about 80% complete rolling shell. However most of the bolt on components that make it an early girl had been sold off by Warren. No engine, gearbox or diff came with the car. The car was going to be turned into a race car by the guys at Sports Car Centre but had a change of heart and decided to build up a Mazda MX5 for a one make racing series. The 240z however came with a cut up 260z 2 seater with most parts. I dragged all this back to SA with 3 mates in 3 separate cars with car trailers. After about 3 years of contemplating what to do with the car I decided to sell the shell as there was a lot of work required to restore it and it didn’t have the original engine. I put it up on ebay and sold the car back to a bloke in NSW who had an accident in his race car and wanted to re-shell his race car. That is the last I have seen or heard of it.

HS30 00183 (QLD - WA Z Register)
HS30 00184 (SA - Link here)
HS30 00187 - Retired in NSW (Deceased)
Engine No: L24 017589
Colour: 905 Red.

The chassis rails were completely shot as air con had been fitted and a hole had been bored in the floor to allow the condensation to drip into the LH chassis rail. The RH one wasn't much better, as was the rest of the car. Wisdom in hindsight - I should have tried harder to save 187.[/size]

HS30 00189 (Victoria when I saw it, moved to South Australia).
Link to album:
HS30 00208 - Zshop in Melbourne.
Link to Facebook page.
Link to album here.

HS30 00212

green240z Album: HS30 00212 5 images 0 comments

HS30 00213
#213 is the black car in the foreground.
Post here.
HS30 00219
Featured in May 1998 edition of "Australian Classic Car" magazine.
Originally painted Kalahari Tan (918) orange. Now blue.
Owned by member: Zedhead70
Link to album
HS30 00227
Link to album:
HS30 00233
Last seen here.
Last sold price: $16,500 (2010).
Link to full album.

Car is in very good original condition with no rust. Car was repainted approximately 20 years ago. An early 240Z - build number 233, with original matching number engine. Has 15 inch Simmons rims, with original rims available if required. Original spare wheel still in place. Original radio and clock still working. New carpet just fitted. Car has just been tuned and serviced and drives and handles well.

HS30 00236
Engine Number: L24 018454
Colour: 920 Safari Gold.
Link to full album here.
HS30 00251
According to the previous owner matching numbers L24 engine, turned into convertible.
Recently listed for sale again on Gumtree.
HS30 00254
Link to Album:
Current owner also has HS30 00868

Spotted this car on the back of a car carrier on its way to Grand Auto wreckers(Datsun/Nissan Wrecker) on new year’s eve 2003 which was near my place at the time. I rang Anthony the 1st working day back in the new year and struck a deal to buy it (I have known Anthony the owner of Grand Auto Wreckers a long time). It sat in my shed in a very sad state, see pictures, for about 7 years until I had purchased all the parts to restore it to its current completed condition. The car was mostly complete with a matching number engine. I started the restoration in 2010 and was completed for the 2013 Nissan/Datsun nationals at Phillip Island. The car took out 2 awards and they were the best car 1970 to 1979 and  outright car of the event(Robert Shannon award). There are some finished shots of it on pg18 on the 2013 Nissan Nationals thread under Events.
HS30 00259 - Newcastle NSW
Owner name: Ross
HS30 00267 - This car was scrapped / deceased.
Full album link.
Link to for sale.

HS30 00283,13196.0.html
Link to album:
HS30 00287
Recently listed for sale (Nov 2015).
Project thread here.
Colour: 904 White Originally.
HS30 00288 - Previously owned by Mark (Mossy)
Details here.
Car was purchased by member Jeff43 (owner of HS30 00134), who subsequently sold it to another member Lukep240Z.

Jeff43 - I got this car as a bare shell from Mossy in mid 2011. I took the front left inner guard and radiator support sections of it for my car (134) and then sold the rest of the shell to a guy from Victoria (Lukep240Z

). He was planning to use that shell and take the bits he required to save it from a very rusty car that he already had. Plenty of people wanted the roof off it and that would have been a death sentence for it I would have thought. I have added 2 pics of HS30 00288 to my gallery. A few bits like the radiator support panel from this car went to Ledge to help on George's HS30 00019 car as well.
HS30 00295
Full Album Link
HS30 00297
Owned by Dr. Harry Corbett who previously owned HS30 0004, not actively being restored yet.
Link to album here.
HS30 00299
Now lives in the UK and has an engine swap to a BMW M3 motor.
See post here.
HS30 00300 - (Graham - collector in WA)
Previous for sale thread.

Car was a rally car and spent most of its rallying life in New Guinea. It has had a bit of a knock around as you would expect from a rally car but is in very good condition considering.  Roll cage has been 90% removed.
New floors and rails just fitted.  Brand new bonnet, guards and door skins.  
Original 240z c/ratio g/box. Fuel injected L28 from 280ZX, Locked R180 diff and open centre diff.

HS30 00301
Link to more photos.
HS30 00308
Album link here.
Previous discussions on 308 are here, here and here.
Car now resides in The showroom at Bridgewater Nissan, with stock hubcaps.
HS30 00310 - Last seen in 1997 (sold by member dalee) - Registration was ZZ-04240 (Victoria - The Garden State Plates).
More photos (link here) - 907 Green was the original colour.
Update: Car is now owned by member Stavros240

I bought it off Damian Pearce in 2006, a budding motoring writer in Adelaide. He had tracked it a few times, but had lost interest i think. He had quite a bit of rust fixed in the dog legs, sills and lower front fenders. Unfortunately he chose to have the fixed sections sprayed in a darker green than the original 907, so the bottom half of the car is dark green and the top is 907. The car is now sitting in my garage half stripped.

HS30 00319
HS30 00329
Previous owner was webmanic (sold in 2012).  Now owned by Satrat Z
HS30 00330
Owner: Ackent1
Originally purchased from Brisbane, currently running an L28. Plan is to revert back to the original motor.
See post here.
HS30 00335 - NSW
Full Album Link.

It has undergone a full restoration about 6 years ago. The car still has the 71A Gearbox, only alteration to original was the head and paint (changed to Vitamin C). It now has an E88 head because it was in better shape than the E31. [/size]I had to use a couple of other 240Zs as donor cars as parts to build mine.[/size]

HS30 00339 - in NSW recently (Sept. 2015)
More photos at link here.
HS30 00347
V8Datto's build thread here.
Member: V8Datto
HS30 00352 - Currently in New Zealand undergoing restoration.
Painted Porsche Guards red. - member name: 240znz

James: HS30 00352 was imported into NZ from Aussie in 1974 or 76, can't remember and I have the original MZ rego documents somewhere. 

Matching numbers with a build date of 12/70 we think going by other L24 block numbers close to this one. 

Hand throttle, solid B pillar, mystery dash button hole, chrome coat holders, vented hatch, rear deck is period Swiss cheese but hatch covers have been retrofitted. Will come in handy for the Jack and tools. No old tool covers behind the seats now but mounting points still there. Early 5 speed ( with a complete spare), 2 x E31 heads (modified E88 fitted). 

Car is now painted. Upholstery next week. Triple Mukuni 44's I got for it are too big for the L24 so a new set of Weber 40's are soon to be ordered. 
Photos to come in future...
HS30 00365
Link to album:
HS30 00373 - Western Australia (North Fremantle)
Owner: Bob Naylor
Link to more info.
Engine No: L24 021107
Owner since year 2000
Original colour: 920 Gold(?)
HS30 00384 - Melbourne
Build thread here.
Previous owner (Shaun240's father)
Previous owner photos here.
HS30 00389 (white) registered in NSW.
HS30 00396  
Current Owner (NickF) words.
Matching numbers car.
I got the car mid 1997 with the intension of tiding it up. The PO used it as a daily driver it came without plates so I put it in the shed then nothing.
Been sitting there for nearly twenty years. I've never driven it! Needs paint and seats recovered a little panel rust?? don't have any badges.
Dash needs repairing engine needs freshen up. Most of the rust has been previously repaired, looks OK
It has a Fairlady grille, chromed rim headlight covers and 6/6.5x14 Watanabes.
Sounds too easy should have done it years ago.
Link to post here.
HS30 00399 - Member NEW240 (RB25 NEO)
HS30 00404 - Melbourne.
It was sold for an undisclosed amount after being advertised here in 2013.
Link to album
HS30 00408 - Graham Verbunts 240z.
Build thread here:,11888.30.html
HS30 00409 - Barn find. Needs work.
HS30 00415
Colour: 907 Green originally. Repainted 905 red.
Previously owned by Stavros240, sold on to Smugley who sold it to a guy named Rex, who is selling again.
Info from Stavros.

I bought her off a bloke in Port Melbourne in 1995...not sure how long he owned her for, but the car had spent some of it's life in East Gippsland I think, as the 71A box which was in it must have been replaced or re-built, as it had 'Bairnsdale' written on it. It also looked as if the car spent much time on dirt roads, judging by the volumes of dust on the underbody. It also had one of those 'Mountain Cattlemen care for the high country' stickers on the front bumper, which I promptly removed!

At some stage before my time with her, she was re-sprayed 905 red, but was originally 907 Green. She originally had the optional front and rear spoilers, but the front one had long gone by the time I bought her, and I removed the rear. Also had 5 slot Samson Engineering Magnums. Unfortunately it had an un-original L24, with an E88 head and the original early carbs. The rest of the car was pretty much original except for a missing radio and new floors. It was well in need of a full resto by the time I sold her in 2002. I actually sold it to Smugley, who passed it onto Rex Carr in much the same condition in about 2005. I've tried to search for her over the years on the net, but haven't been able to find any trace...

HS30 00418 - Owned by Marc (my_mad_z)


Gav240z: I recall seeing this car hanging from the roof of an S30z specialist in Melbourne (Warren used to own the place called ZWorx) in the early 2000s and it was a bare shell. I believe it may have been 920 Safari Gold originally if my memory serves correctly, at the time I was unimpressed with the colour. :). However it may have also been 918 Orange like #424 below.
Marc bought my 1973 240z and I believe many-a-nut-bolt and fastener were used from that car to put this 1 back together and on the road.

HS30 00420
Based on the engine bay photo, I am going to assume this car was originally Kalahari Tan 918 in colour. 
Engine Number: L24 024470
Link to album here.
HS30 00424 - Numbers matching car. Car at bottom of photo. Car on hoist is a 73 240z
HS30 00501
HS30 00517
Found in a farmers shed, photos here.
Owned by member dalee
HS30 00521 - Currently owned by 24 Dat
See also post #86
HS30 00535
For sale thread here.
HS30 00536
post-101840-0-59998200-1441445197.jpgOriginal Colour: 918 Kalahari Tan
Post here.
Owner: Zed74
HS30 00561 - Bannockburn Victoria
Engine No. L24-030016
Compliance date: April 1971
For sale thread here.
HS30 00570 - Queensland
This car was somewhat infamous on the Australian S30z scene back in the early 2000s.
An old archive of the car's build can be found here.
Now L28 Turbo powered. Full album here.
Featured on also.
Member: Zbuild. (see thread).
Australian Compliance is around May 1971. Approx. build date February 1971.
HS30 00575 - Last seen on gumtree
Link to album:
HS30 00595
Bought from Victoria.
Originally 918 orange but was resprayed black before i bought it, one day will be 918 orange again.
Original L24 was draw through carbie turbo, was a pig to drive. Replaced with an RB20det
Has MK63 front brakes, fibre glass guards and bonnet, roll bar and R200 lsd, tokico shocks and springs, FMIC and a few other bits and pieces.
Refer to post here.
HS30 00596
Colour: 918 Orange.
Engine No. L24 027546
Car has a new life in the UK.
Link to intro thread.
For sale thread.
Previous for sale thread.
Link to album.
HS30 00601 - NSW
Colour: 918 Kalahari Tan
Owner member name: import monky
Currently undergoing restoration.
HS30 00605
Colour: 918 Orange (Kalahari Tan)
Engine No: L24-027547
Previous for sale thread.
Previous owner JIM71Z (James Flett MIA Engines in DeeWhy NSW).
HS30 00614
Awaiting it's turn for restoration at Zshop.
HS30 00626 - Undergoing restoration.
HS30 00655
918 Kalahari Tan
Queensland registration.
HS30 00672
Colour: 907 Green
Link to for sale thread #1
Link to for sale thread #2
Youtube Video on Track.
HS30 00675 - - sold within 48 hours. August 2015.
Link to album:
HS30 00682 - South Australia
Link to for sale thread.
RB Engine swap.
HS30 00683 - Victoria
The brown hornet build thread.
Link to full album.
HS30 00695 - NSW
Engine No. L24 031239
Paint Code: 918 Kalahari Tan
Interior: Black
Previous reg was: AZ82CF
Now resides at Gosford Museum.
Previously Phil from Edward Lees car. (More about Phil)
Full Album here.
HS30 00700 - New South Wales
Link to for sale thread.
Appears to be an original Canberra car.
HS30 00741 - Likely no longer exists.
Engine Number: Engine No.: L24 031211
Colour: 918 Kalahari Tan
Refer to post here.
Member on JackWarnock

There won't be many stories like this to be told because it just doesn't happen. I bought my first 240Z in August, 1971 (HS30 00741). I had to sell it in 1976 unfortunately. Several years ago I wanted to revisit that 240Z experience of so many years ago. The first thing I did was to check on the registration (NSW Australia) of the car. I found that the original registration of the 1971 car was "available" - meaning that my original car was probably beer cans.

The original registration was BBQ-240. I reserved it right there and it is now the only connection with my current 1973 Fairlady 240Z (HS30 103407)purchased in 2003. 

The 1973 Fairlady 240Z-L mentioned in the quote above was recently sold on - See post.
HS30 00745 - Gumtree recently.
Link to album:
HS30 00803
Previous for sale thread.
HS30 00819
Owner: Ackent1
Car is currently undergoing restoration.
See post here.
HS30 00836
Current owner: Satrat Z
HS30 00838 - Adelaide
Previous for sale thread here.
Compliance Date: Nov 1971
Video link here.
HS30 00859 - Last spotted Cundletown NSW
Now being restored by member 240z_au here.
HS30 00862
Project thread.
Full album here.
Colour: 112 Lime Green / Yellow.
HS30 00868
Album Link:

Current owner spotted car in a holding yard in 1998 for abandoned cars which was collected by the local council. Inquired how he could purchase the car and I was told to apply to the local council to buy it. Managed to buy a complete matching numbers car for $200(the cost of the tow fee). This car since 11/2014 has been at a restoration shop for a complete panel and paint job to the same standard of chassis 254.
HS30 00879 - UK
Also known as TKS33 SA 3640
Kevin Bristow's ex-Works 1971 Datsun 240Z rally car, the car is based on a PZR chassis (PS30-SB or 432-R) so is light weight in non structural areas and stronger in structural places.
Engine No: L24 039427 (with E30 cylinder head - note not an E31 or E88 head).
Read more here.
Octane Magazine Article here.
HS30 00894

stripped back shell Album: 240z71's 240z 2 images 0 comments


HS30 00908
Compliance date: July 1971
Link to for sale thread.
Link to full album.
RB20DET conversion.
HS30 00918
Colour: 907 Green.
Thread here.
Full album.
HS30 00954
Colour: 920 Safari Gold.
Currently undergoing restoration, located in rural Victoria with a collector who has a couple of other S30z's.
HS30 00958
Original Colour: 919 yellow
Full album here.
Current motor: L28 303202
Compliance: 08/1971
Vehicle details obtained via Vicroads registration search.
Advertised on gumtree recently. See here.
HS30 00982
Engine Number: L24-045825 
Build thread here.
Colours: White exterior with blue interior (very rare combo for the Australian market).
Located in Western Australia.
Owned by member RB26DETT
HS30 01001
Project thread here.
Owner: zzzzed
Previous owner: thriller.
HS30 01024
Malcolms%20car%20031.jpgCustomer at Zshop.
Link to album.
This vehicle still has the hand throttle and early console. Is this the highest number car (71 model) still with these features?
HS30 01179 - Dead...
See post here.
HS30 01254
Full Album Link
HS30 01310
Engine No. Original matching numbers.
Full album link.
eBay description.
Compliance date: 10/71
HS30 01428

Full album link

Previously listed on Gumtree here.

Original colour: 918 Kalahari Tan
Original Engine No: L24 - 055813
Currently has L28 fitted.
HS30 01694 - New Zealand.
Member: Merlin on

I have a 240z over here imported from Au in 1972 Number HS30 01640. It was made in Sept 71
It does not have the "cruise control feature" so it must have just missed out. It is a matching numbers car and was met brown with the butterscotch colour interior. It was totally stripped down to the bare shell and had no expense spared, every last nut and bolt resto done over 3.5 years. It would have been cheaper to buy a Porsche/Ferrari. It had a CB radio installed in it in Oz as that seemed to be a trend in the 70s and it had huge sun visors that looked like blocks of wood. It looks nothing like it did when I got it so it is now a very different car. I have not done any mods that can't be taken back to original except for the paint colour. It is a manual 5spd. It is fitted with the later style console with only the single choke lever.

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Factory Thickness Of An E88 Head

Sat, 21/04/2018 - 20:52
Hi guys, can anyone tell me the thickness of an E88 head? My head measures 107.5mm and has just had a fresh decking on both sides just trying to see if it will need cam tower shims.

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Challenge Bathurst 2018

Sat, 21/04/2018 - 08:42

The dates or CB this year are 15th to the 18th of November, Super Sprints on the Thursday and Friday and Regularity Saturday and Sunday.

Entries will open in July


I have a huge group already planning to compete, i have 45 people who are now starting to pay deposits for Group E (Group Z as we call ourselves) organised by the ZCCQ   8)   8)   8) loads of Z's and ZX's and other great Nissan/Datsuns  8)   8)   8)  so if your not competing save the dates and plan coming out to Bathurst as it is an amazing 4 days. 


I have a full group of 55 spots  so that means i have 10 spots left, that i can fill, we have campsites in the Officials and volunteers camping area and cover garages on pit straight for competitors, an some other great sweeteners.


Its a totally  awesome event and we are building to a huge 50th anniversary celebration of the 240Z in 2020 with a planned 50 S30's and other Z'x and ZX's and spots for other awesome Datsun/Nissans  you will have need to compete in at least one of the past 2 years or one of the next 2 years to be considered as track experience is vital  


PM me if you would like to compete



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Project Race-Z

Sat, 21/04/2018 - 07:06

Just legal enough to drive it to the track :-)


Make: Datsun

Model: 240z

Year: 1973


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I Know Its Not A Z Car But Check Out This Nissan Skyline

Fri, 20/04/2018 - 21:43

I know it isn't a Z car but at least it's related.....

86 Nissan Ti in spotless condition, 1 family, 2 old gents owned it. It looks like new all over......oh and only 85k klms......legit....

shame I cant find a z in this condition lol


not bad for a 32 year old car


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Looking For A 260Z

Fri, 20/04/2018 - 21:20

Hey everyone,

Fairly new to this website so please cut me some slack. :)


I am looking for a 260z, either the 2 seater coupe or the 2+2, as a first car. Even though this will be my first personal car, don't think I'll be one of those raging teens that hoons around streets crashing into every object possible. The 240z has been my 'poster car', It is one of the life goals that I will work towards. But since the price of a 240z is way past a first car budget I have decided to go for the 260z which has similar looks for less of a price.


Since I am limited on money I realize that I will have to suffice with a car that may have a bit more rust on it than the average (still rusty) 260z.

The car has to be in a good as possible condition, considering the budget. 


The car has to only have;

-minor/cheap or no elements that are needed to fix the car.

-minor rust, if any, that could structurally impact the car.

-minor rust on body panels that can be fixed without damaging the look of the car.

(If the rust has ruined the panel it would have to be a part that can be cheaply replaced and sourced off of another 260z or 280sx).


Please keep in mind that If the car is in a good condition, I plan to keep it for a long time to come.


Now for the important part.

The most I could spend on the car depends a lot on the new job I have. I believe that I will be able to pay around $14,000 with minimal movement to pay more. Obviously, it would be great if there was a car that was available in good condition for less than 14k. It would be great if there was one for sale around August as that is when I turn 17 and I will also have more time to acquire the money for the car. Although, if there is a deal I am willing to buy the car before August.


I would prefer if it was a 1972 260z, as close to original as possible and has either the factory or factory-like paint.

(I realise some of these are not 260z specific)

Preferable paint colours would be:

-018 Datsun White

-113 Datsun Avocado Poly

-645 Datsun Dark Blue

-901 Datsun Monte Carlo Silver Poly

-940 Datsun Green

Colours close to these would be good.

however, Beggars can't be choosers.



In the highly unlikely chance that a 240z, that is in reasonable condition and close to my price, appears. Please notify me about it.

An extra bonus would be if it had the original jack and toolkit in the two compartments behind the seats.


Thanks! ^-^

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