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Cloth Seats 240Z Original Equipement Or Not?

Mon, 22/01/2018 - 11:50
Hi guys,
I have 2 cars that have cloth seats:
1970 240z
1973 240z
I'm wondering if these were original or not?
The attached pictures show seats for my 1970 &1973 240Z.
If these were original equipment is there anyone that does new seat covers in cloth?

I've talked to a few people who believe cloth was original.
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The Ebay Thread #2 - Post Ebay Parts Here!

Mon, 22/01/2018 - 11:21
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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Looking For A Reference 1970 240Z In South Sydney

Mon, 22/01/2018 - 08:41

Hi all,


I'm hoping to find a 1970 240Z in original condition local to me (St George/Southerland area of Sydney) and an owner willing to let me pop in occasionally to take some pics and have a chat. :)


It will be an invaluable help as I'm working through assembly.


Alternately, someone that can take some photos of this and that would also be an immense help.


Please contact me via private message if you can help.



Cheers :)

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transporting a Norton Atlas engine in a 240?

Sun, 21/01/2018 - 23:28
Evening all,

Just wondering if anyone has experience transporting larger parts in their 240Z?
Somewhat reluctant to do so (safety (an engine could be quite an effective tranquilizer)) / potential to damage zed) - but need to transport a 750CC Norton Atlas engine back to Melbourne on the weekend - may take the cop out and hire a ute but thought it was worth asking as the zed needs a run.

I was thinking:
(1) in a container in the boot - especially if I can lay it on its side (it will be wrapped for transport)
(2) in the passenger seat footwell (or strapped to the passenger seat in a suitable container to prevent damage to the car (and stop it moving).

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L28 Motor And L28 Turbo Parts

Sun, 21/01/2018 - 16:30

I have a L28 (plus auto gearbox if you want it)  in unknown condition in a 280 that is going to the scrappers, car has 191,xxx kms on dash. Distributor is missing and thermostat housing is corroded. Will take $200 for the motor plus gearbox and even the whole car if you want to take it. (lots of rust).


L28 turbo exhaust manifolds, i have 2 of these, 250 each.


P90 Cylinder head, got it off ebay years ago, cam gear has a bit of rotational play, i think its not the right bolt holding it on? 250


Parts are in stafford, Brisbane


Also have a 280ZX bare shell, wind screen cowl is rusted out big hole in boot where we were going to mount fuel cell, chassis rails beat up, big section cut out of the drivers footwell that never got patched up, has been in an accident (rail in engine bay has been welded up) fuel filler welded over. I have it on gumtree for a 100 but if someone from here wants it ill take 50. Located in morayfield

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Maxspeeding L28 Rods

Sun, 21/01/2018 - 13:09

New Maxspeeding L28  rods $420 posted





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Favour To Ask Melbourne Members

Sun, 21/01/2018 - 09:57

Hi Guys,


I have small favour to ask fellow Melbourne members, after long wait I was able to find wooden steering wheel to restore at fair price but seller doesn't offer shipping :(


Is there someone who could drop by Nunawading, pick up the steering wheel and post to Sydney? Happy to offer some liquid currency or donation in return :)


The seller also lists 240z interior plastics and door rubbers.

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What Did You Do On Your Z Today?

Sat, 20/01/2018 - 19:56

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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Home Built Z 'full Video Build'

Sat, 20/01/2018 - 16:32

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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Some more cool Z videos -

Sat, 20/01/2018 - 15:02

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L26 Engine

Sat, 20/01/2018 - 11:51
g'day guys I have my L26 engine out of my 260z for sale
Running perfect when removed, removed for a rb25 conversion which then turned into a Barra conversion, I'll be moving houses soon and letting go off all stuff I don't need/ want to take me with
Soooo it's priced to sell
Engine has intake, carb, exhaust manifold, allternator, fan, dizzy etc etc
Priced at $200
I don't want to seel but it's just something else I'll have to relocate with me when I move
Happy to send photos
Located Newcastle
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280Zx Free To A Good Home, Parts For Sale

Sat, 20/01/2018 - 07:39

Model: 280zx (1979)
Location: Melbourne
Price and Payment Conditions: Shell free to a good home, aftermarket parts extra (who takes the car gets first preference on all parts)
Item Condition: Fair - all rust has been meticulously removed and new panels welded in, kick panels in front of rear wheel well still need replacement panels welded in.
Body: Good condition
Mechanical: Rolling Shell, Requires towing 
Extra Info: Old build thread here:
Contact Details: PM preferred 


**Shell comes with 95% of stock parts required to finish project**, a few pieces may need to be sourced. As it sits is what you get. Lots of money has gone into this project and this will be a bargain for anyone interested in a 280zx project.


Unfortunately my career has taken all my time the last few years and I can't justify leaving this sitting around in my garage any longer. I'd prefer it go to someone who will actually finish it, otherwise it will have to be scraped. 


Brief description:

- All rust removed from the body and replacement panels welded in (albeit amateurishly)

- All suspension bushes replaced with nolathane bushes

- Wheel wells have been cut and re-welded ready for flares to fit larger wheels

- 70% of the car painted in matte black

- Underside of the car repainted with black stone guard paint

- Rear bumper deleted, panel welded flush (amateurishly, could use some cleaning up)

- Originally auto but manual gearbox, flywheel, manual pedal all come with shell


Aftermarket parts to go with car (make an offer):

Genuine Watanabe Rims (14" x 10.5" rears, 14 x 7" fronts) **like new condition** polished lip, centres primed for painting (will come with gold metallic paint I planned to use) Brand new BF Goodrich radials tyres to suit

- Rebuilt L28 (teared down, clean and re-sealed) N42 block, N42 head

- Mild upgrade camshaft 

- New clutch

- Manual gearbox

- Coilovers (cleaned up and re-painted)

- Camber adjustment plates

- Megasquirts ECU

- Megasquirts wiring harness

- MSD coilpacks

- Pacemaker extractors painted in ceramic black and heat wrapped

- WRX seats

- Gktech wheel spacers

- Short shifter kit

- Aftermarket fuel rail

- Bosch wideband AF sensor and innovate AF gauge

- Drilled & slotted rotors


I don't remember all the details for the parts, if someone shows genuine interest I can get details for you.


If no one is interested in the shell plus parts, I will sell of all parts individually.


Thanks for all the help along the way gents, great community on here and it's a shame to be moving on.

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Wtb 2 Sets (4) 240Z Reproduction Door Trims

Sat, 20/01/2018 - 06:53
Hi guys.

Im looking to buy 2 pairs of Brand new door trims for 240z. I remember seeing them sold a few years ago from places like rare spares..but no more.

If anyone has a set or two, or can point me in the direction id be greatful.

Not looking to buy from USA. Prefer local due the them being quite fragile.
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Brake Line Flaring Tool Z31

Fri, 19/01/2018 - 21:13
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L28 Rebuild Advice

Fri, 19/01/2018 - 19:16

Hey guys,


Some of you may have been watching my silly videos pulling apart my L28. I am starting to formulate a plan for the rebuild of it. I am not looking for a balls to the wall track pig, but I am keen on doing some simple mods. 


I have been reading Datsunzgarage and I have begun to formulate a plan to go forward.


I currently have an F54 block with a P90a head.

I want to keep the crank, rods, and possibly the flat top pistons as they appear to be in good condition.


I am planning to get the head shaved, as mentioned on Datsunzgarage so I know it requires the cam to have shims under it to keep the chain tension in spec. 


I obviously also plan on replacing the bearings, gaskets, etc, but planning on just going with stock items.


I also need to replace the cam anyway, as it has a bit of corrosion I am not happy about. This is where I am needing some advice. I want this car to be streetable, I am not looking for a super lumpy track pig. I want to try to retain my valves just clean them up and lap them. There is a small, but noticeable wear line on the last rocker (others seem pretty good), which lines up with the most corroded cam lobe. Do I need to get all new lifters with a new cam? Is getting them resurfaced a more cost effective option.


I was advised that if I did shave the head and raise the cam, that I would need longer valves? I am wondering, if I get the head shaved, can I then get a cam with higher lift and just add more lash?


Basically my whole aim, is to do 99% of it myself at home. I realise I will need a machine shop to shave the head, and possibly get them to thoroughly clean the head and block. Is there anything else I MUST do?


Also to note, I am thinking I will run triple webers, and an exhaust to be determined.

Let me know if I am stupid, or if there is a better way.




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S30Z Full Body Grommet And Plug Kit Neededdddddddd

Fri, 19/01/2018 - 08:07
Hi Guys

I been looking at a few Z car parts suppliers on the internet for a full grommet and plug kit but all I can find are individual parts and not a whole kit.

Would anyone know if there is a supplier who supplies the whole kit for the S30Z?? Would rather purchase the whole kit than chase suppliers for parts and wait on delivery.

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Nikki 240Z Fuel Pump Rebuild Kit

Thu, 18/01/2018 - 22:42

Hi everyone,

I'm wanting to rebuild an original Nikki 240Z fuel pump.

Just wondering if anyone knows where I can obtain a rebuild kit.

The part number on the Nikki pump is 271070.




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Zed Dwg File

Thu, 18/01/2018 - 20:42


just wondering if anyone has a plan of a 240 as an autocad dwg file. I'm just doing some sketchplans of my carport & garage  

Yeah I know , I'm being pedantic.....

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Window Felt & Channel - Where To Buy?

Thu, 18/01/2018 - 19:09

Hi all ... I'm looking for a window felt & channel, but not sure where I can buy from.


Specifically, for a 74 260 / passenger door / rear felt + rear channel.


Anyone got any clues??



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Clutch Master Cylinder

Thu, 18/01/2018 - 12:28
Best place to buy clutch master cylinder in Melbourne,price and quality.I have seen on eBay $50.00 from Thailand but not sure about quality?
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