Early 240z Console Parts...
Posted 30 January 2014 - 12:53 PM
Just putting up a wanted add in case someone has these bits laying around. I'm getting closer to finishing the restoration of my center console and looking to see if I can track down some missing / broken bits.
Looking for hand throttle knob.(The missing 1 in this photo).
and ideally the micro-screw that goes with it (since I've no idea where to source another? Perhaps a mobile phone spare parts dealer?).
Mine has already split into a million pieces and been glued back together. So looking for 1 that's in better shape if possible?
Choke / Throttle Surround Garnish / Finisher piece (no idea what's it's actual name is).
Maybe you have 1 broken in the top half?
I've got a couple of leads on complete console's but just seeing if people may have this odd pieces laying around and not been using them...
Let me know what ya got?
Posted 30 January 2014 - 01:21 PM
Posted 31 January 2014 - 10:53 AM
Now that's where a 3D printer would come in handy.
Ahhh yes a 3D printer will be the bomb once prices come down on them. I'm sure it will make all our lives easier when it comes to recreating that broken plastic trim or part.
Until then I was looking at this...
Watch at the end how they recreate a plastic tab. I was thinking I could use a similar technique to construct the missing corner of my console trim and then using a dremel carefully cut out, sand and sculpture the piece... that's a lot of work I know, but so far I've not seen this piece on eBay or Yahoo! auctions anywhere.
Posted 31 January 2014 - 07:35 PM
What are the switches for heated rear screen? and some form of lighting ? The surround I have the entire section has been cut out and a single switch has been fitted.
I don't know what the switch does!
Posted 31 January 2014 - 08:00 PM
Posted 31 January 2014 - 08:24 PM
So many differences and if you get picky you'll go mad!
Posted 31 January 2014 - 09:09 PM
Pics of early consul appreciated
Posted 31 January 2014 - 09:18 PM
@Nick there was no wires or backing plate. The console trim piece has a couple of tabs to fix the switches to though. I can take a photo of the underside of the piece if you like?
Posted 31 January 2014 - 09:24 PM
I would like to see what should be there do you have the switches a picture of them would be good
Posted 31 January 2014 - 09:44 PM
Note: Both switches are blanked off it would seem on AU market cars.
@Brabham you can see the hand throttle knob is different to the choke 1 also
Also notice how even though the interior has been so well looked after that the console still has those hairline cracks in it. :'(
This photo is from 'Kats' Fairlady Z 432
http://www.geocities.jp/datsunz903/ (I love his cars and attention to detail).
Note: The gear boot is the same as the 1 in my 240z, but I'm missing the plastic washer piece that sits above the boot and below the gear knob.
Not the best photo but a photo of Len Brennan's first 240z.
Finally another reference photo (again a Fairlady Z 432)
Note: No laces on the gear boot (like later Z's).
I also came across this gem, while looking all of that stuff up.
(what a car!)
Posted 31 January 2014 - 09:53 PM
Posted 31 January 2014 - 10:12 PM
Posted 01 February 2014 - 12:59 PM
Posted 01 February 2014 - 01:44 PM
Posted 01 February 2014 - 01:48 PM
What does the hand throttle knob do? Seems rather curious...
Primitive cruise control. just engages the throttle cable and holds it open.
Posted 01 February 2014 - 01:49 PM
That car was a big influence on me as a 18 year old kid.
@Brabham - the hand throttle is a primitive form of cruise control. It's really a lethal device to be honest. You pull it out and it cranks the SU carb throttle open so you can cruise along the highway at a constant speed. But you don't have any electronics to keep you at a constant speed or disable it when you hit the brake. Sounds fun huh?
@Adam - thanks for the photo, that is another Choke knob design - not sure what year Z that is from? I feel like it's a 260z 1, but open to correction. Unfortunately it's not the 'droid I'm looking for'.
*Edit George replied while I was typing.
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