I remember the US spec cars had a big lever type switch for the hazards and the one that I think is original 240 Aus spec switch was a pull for on, push in for off type. Many years ago since I saw one of those switches.
Gav, you didn't get the original black and white plates with it? Would've been great to keep them on but in NSW thats impossible. I think the hardest part would be the firewall.... isn't there like 3 layers of steel that meet at that point?
If I can find out what the original rego number was then I'm pretty sure I could order a custom plate in NSW in the old style black. Do you think the original rego was ENR 466? Seems like the correct number for 1970. My other 240z was LCU 540 which seems correct for the year.
Maybe you could cross-reference details on your car with some of the other Aus/NZ guys with 'early' cars and come up with some data that can be used as reference for the future? Maybe make a sticky / reference page? It's always a pain seeing everyone default to the North American market data just because that is the most plentiful in the books and mags and on the 'net. Shame really, as Nissan took the Aus/NZ markets seriously enough to make special models for them. We should try to understand, document and record them properly.
I can easily imagine that a standard Heated Rear Window was not strictly necessary in Aus/NZ market cars. Local laws might not have insisted on a Hazard Flasher system being stock equipment too(?). And I guess it could easily be possible that the original headlamp units were Lucas items if the Japanese and North American market units / systems ( no 'side light' lamp inside the headlamp unit ) did not comply with Aus/NZ laws. Your seatbelts don't look like factory items to me ( Australian aftermarket? ) so I wonder whether the first OEM units complied with Aus/NZ laws too? Nissan soon changed them in other markets as well.
Yeah I totally agree, much of the info is focused on the US / North American market based cars. I want to do some restructuring of the website in general to make more of this information article based - as opposed to forum discussion based. Which is useful when using sticky posts etc.. but also has it's drawbacks in terms of site structure and if you have 100 sticky posts it sort of misses the point of a sticky.
With regard to the headlights yes I've seen the Lucas items on our cars before, I suspect they were original but I'll look into it further.
The seats belts in my 73 were also a lap belt design but had a different buckle set up. I suspect local seat belt companies to the state / area probably were contracted or commissioned to provide 'Australian standard' seat belts. Hence why the earlier belts were different from the later style lap belts. I tried to look up the company based on the name, I'd say they are long since out of commission though...
The others I had said "Datsun' on the belt buckle. My 72 still has a lap belt on the passenger side, but the drivers side has been changed to a more modern design. I would often find that the belts would unhook themselves if you didn't have them on tight enough. Not really safe, so perhaps best used for shows and display as opposed to used in a practical sense. I am considering fitting a 'period' looking roll cage to the car, so might have a harness set up for safety reasons really..