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#1 gav240z

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 12:53 PM

Hi Guys,
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).
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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?).

Ashtray Lid
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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).
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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?


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Posted 30 January 2014 - 01:21 PM

I think I might have a knob kicking about.. I'm not sure whether it was broken though, I'll have to take a look when I get home.

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 07:23 PM

Now that's where a 3D printer would come in handy.

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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.

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 07:35 PM

Gav
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!

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 08:00 PM

Nick I think neither were used on the AU equipped market cars. 1 appears to be for rear demister, the other I suspect for parker lights found on Japanese models but I'm not entirely sure.

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 08:20 PM

Hi Gav,

came across this

http://www.ebay.com....b1#ht_958wt_981

it is a very expensive knob though! Ebay US will be your best bet to find these things, dollar heading south atm though which doesn't help :(

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 08:24 PM

That's not a series 1 knob. See photo above for the correct one. It's more rounded.

So many differences and if you get picky you'll go mad! :P

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 09:09 PM

Were there switches fitted or a blanking plate
Pics of early consul appreciated

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 09:18 PM

Yeah it is the hand throttle knob I'm missing which has a different symbol on it. I'll tidy up the choke knob.

@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?

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 09:24 PM

Thanks for the offer Gav
I would like to see what should be there do you have the switches a picture of them would be good

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 09:44 PM

Nick how is this? HS30 01024 this photo is from. - Thanks to Lindsay from Zshop for sharing it with me.

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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).
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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.
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Finally another reference photo (again a Fairlady Z 432)
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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!)

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 09:53 PM

Gav, I think I have some NOS throttle knobs, don't have any lids but I think I have some covers you are after. Not in the best condition but from memory, better than your broken one.

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 10:12 PM

Dimitri that would be awesome.  I should just ask you before posting on the forums lol..

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 08:18 AM

Thanks Gav
Now know what to look for

Nick


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Posted 01 February 2014 - 12:59 PM

What does the hand throttle knob do? Seems rather curious...

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 01:44 PM

This is the spare knob I had laying around, Gav. Not sure whether it's the one you're after though since I've got a '73. I do have an early model radio though so I'm not sure.


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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.

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 01:49 PM

@Nick no problem glad to help as always, by the way are you the same Nick who build the RB30 Turbo Blue 240z in the 90s, same car as featured in Street Machine?

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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Posted 01 February 2014 - 01:52 PM

Lots of info here on the different knobs.

http://www.zparts.co...hoke_knobs.html




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