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#1 Kerrigan

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 04:01 AM

Is there a shop in AU specializing in older RHD Z car parts?

Especially OEM Nissan parts!

Thanks!

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 06:30 AM

Kerrigan

There are a few sellers here who have a mix of some New OEM parts but very limited, that said, you will probably find that on this forum, if someone hasnt got the RHD part you are after, they will know who has.

What are you after? Tail lamps I'd gather ?

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 07:59 AM

What RHD parts are you specifically after?

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 08:15 AM

Yea i'm interested too. I have a bunch of 260Z rhd parts.
Gas Pedal
Dash (Reconditioned)
Steering Column
Indicator/ Wiper Stalk
Steering Rack
Blah Blah blah.

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 11:49 AM

going by his other post he has a 240

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 09:22 PM

Is there a shop in AU specializing in older RHD Z car parts?

Especially OEM Nissan parts!

Thanks!

Kerrigan
USA


Kerrigan,
I find it painful to see you asking - once again - about OEM parts for your Fairlady Z-L. You seem to ask everywhere about them except the most obvious and pertinent place ( Japan.... ).

Many of the parts you ask about ( most recently new OEM wiper arms for RHD cars ) are in ready supply with Japanese specialists. The replacement VIN tags you asked about are also in ready supply in Japan ( via 'Revive Jalopy', as I told you ) and yet you don't ever seem to get anywhere with it. It's like watching somebody trying to learn to ride a bicycle....

I know the language problem can be quite daunting, but try to meet them half way at least. Just firing off a few ( English ) e-mails isn't going to work. I'd suggest writing ( old fashioned! ) letters, and sending via Air Mail. As the owner of an unusual and - in your country - rare JDM car, you just have to roll your sleeves up and get on with helping yourself. For me, that challenge is half the fun and enjoyment in owning such a car. 

But by far the easiest solution for you - being based in the USA - is to use the services of a USA-based business like Jay Ataca's 'JDM Car Parts':  http://jdm-car-parts.com/about/    He's even a member on the classiczcars.com forum ( like us ).

If not, then there are web-based companies like RHD Japan who can also help you. All you have to do is ask them.     

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 10:22 PM

Or just buy them from Aus and not worry that they are specifically Z-L parts depending on what exactly you need?

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Posted 24 February 2014 - 07:17 AM

Kerrigan,
I find it painful to see you asking - once again - about OEM parts for your Fairlady Z-L. You seem to ask everywhere about them except the most obvious and pertinent place ( Japan.... ).

Many of the parts you ask about ( most recently new OEM wiper arms for RHD cars ) are in ready supply with Japanese specialists. The replacement VIN tags you asked about are also in ready supply in Japan ( via 'Revive Jalopy', as I told you ) and yet you don't ever seem to get anywhere with it. It's like watching somebody trying to learn to ride a bicycle....

I know the language problem can be quite daunting, but try to meet them half way at least. Just firing off a few ( English ) e-mails isn't going to work. I'd suggest writing ( old fashioned! ) letters, and sending via Air Mail. As the owner of an unusual and - in your country - rare JDM car, you just have to roll your sleeves up and get on with helping yourself. For me, that challenge is half the fun and enjoyment in owning such a car. 

But by far the easiest solution for you - being based in the USA - is to use the services of a USA-based business like Jay Ataca's 'JDM Car Parts':  http://jdm-car-parts.com/about/    He's even a member on the classiczcars.com forum ( like us ).

If not, then there are web-based companies like RHD Japan who can also help you. All you have to do is ask them.   

You should start your own website where you can give people directions on how to do, well lets say just about anything!

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Posted 24 February 2014 - 07:55 AM

You should start your own website where you can give people directions on how to do, well lets say just about anything!


I've mentioned it before and I'll say it again, there's a book or two that Alan needs to write. :)

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Posted 24 February 2014 - 01:13 PM

Have you tried Jesse streeter? Tell him what you need and he'll look through auctions and find you what you need. He lives in Japan and air mail or ship items to you, cheaper than most 3rd parties.

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 06:00 AM

Do you guys down in Aussieland have any sources for parts for the older (1971) RHD model 240Z cars?

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 07:36 AM

Yes... but it depends on what you want...?

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 09:23 AM

Is this like the below thread you started previously?

http://www.viczcar.c....html#msg147461

Not a whole lot over here, but a decent amount of used spares are available, as far as I'm aware.

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 09:55 AM

to quote Alan T.

Kerrigan,
I find it painful to see you asking - once again - about OEM parts for your Fairlady Z-L. You seem to ask everywhere about them except the most obvious and pertinent place ( Japan.... ).


Not only have you created duplicate threads but you've not told us what you're after each time....

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 02:28 AM

I'll address a number of posts in this reply: 

Yes, I've been searching and no I've not had much luck.

I sent many emails to places like Jalopy, and even tried Nissan in Japan.  I hear there are people in Japan who can get these parts, but nobody seems to have a specific name/email/regular address so I can contact them.  Jalopy replied once they could get the ID plate, and when I asked how much and how can I get it they didn't reply ... to three attempts. 

Same with the AU "contacts" ... no joy.

I did manage to finally find a pair of wiper arms, ... at an outrageous cost (I think $350 was a little excessive, but you can't drive in Oregon without them ...).  A fuel pump is available, rebuilt, for $650 ... regular Nikki pump .. go figure.  Dash?  Ha-ha.  Good luck.  Glad I don't need one.

Steering rack for RHD ... made of "unobtainium".

When on is in America, where these cars are very rare, nobody has parts locally.  So I have to look around the world.  And that's why I ask everywhere.  Once in a while it pays off.  Just scored a rebuild kit for the fuel pump, which "nobody had" ... out of Canada.

How do I contact "Jesse streeter" ...?  Be great to know someone in Japan who can score parts!

Got the contact for NISSAN in Japan from NISSAN USA and the link doesn't work ... which is typical. 

I did suggest to guy who put up a "Fairlady Z only" website, but I think he's given up on it ... the site hasn't changed in a couple of years.

Something like turn signal stalk is unique to JDM cars as it has a passing light button on the end of the stalk and 240Zs don't ... found one after 3 years of trying!

So, yes I ask a lot, and all over the web, so please be patient and PLEASE tell me where all these "easy to get" parts contacts are located!

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 02:30 AM

I meant to say "new Old Stock fuel pump" ... but for some reason couldn't modify the original post ...

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 03:25 AM

Sorry but I thought I was being specific when I asked about windshield wiper arms for RHD, ... same with the S30 ID plate (even provided serial number) ... I was hoping to find a source and then send them a "wish list" rather than searching for each specific part one at a time.

I guess what I should do is make a list and then post that list on all the sites once.

We must have a different thought processing mind over here in USA ... ;-)

Just appealing to the world-wide Z community.



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Posted 04 April 2014 - 06:18 AM

How do I contact "Jesse streeter" ...?  Be great to know someone in Japan who can score parts!


Don't you know how to use Google?

http://jessestreeter.com/


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Posted 04 April 2014 - 07:04 AM

Stuart Wilkins Motorsport in Sydney do fully rebuilt steering racks, that's where I got mine from. I'm not sure if you need a core for them to rebuild though and they're not cheap. Could be worth asking the question though.

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 07:05 AM

I sent many emails to places like Jalopy, and even tried Nissan in Japan.  I hear there are people in Japan who can get these parts, but nobody seems to have a specific name/email/regular address so I can contact them.  Jalopy replied once they could get the ID plate, and when I asked how much and how can I get it they didn't reply ... to three attempts.


Nishi san and his family ( it was probably his son who answered your initial enquiry ) are people whom I would count as personal friends. I have known them for many years, have visited them personally on several occasions over the years and have both bought parts from, and had them made by, Nishi san and his staff. 'Revive Jalopy' have a good name in the Japanese Z (and GT-R) scene, and I would trust them implicitly.

What you need to do is to man up and put some faith in humanity. You also need to stop thinking that the world revolves around the USA. I've told you before ( I'm sure you're sick of hearing me say it... ) that you own a JAPANESE model of Z and you need to stop thinking that the mountain is going to come to Mohammed. In the case of your repro 'VIN' tag quest, you need to tell Revive Jalopy your car's chassis number and give them your full credit card details, your home address and anything else that might be relevant. Invest some trust in them. Try to see things from their point of view. They get hundreds of 'window shoppers', so show them you are serious. What's the worst that can happen? Your credit card supplier will protect you.

I live ( I figure ) at least twice as far away from Japan as you do. I reckon this whole thing is far harder for me than it should be for you. And yet all I see is you struggling, asking questions to the wrong people in the wrong places, and talking ( writing ) as though you don't even know the differences ( let alone the similarities ) between your car and the 'Export' models that shared so many parts with them. I mean, WTF? Really. Why on earth are you talking about your mechanical fuel pump as though it's rocking horse sh*t, when it's more than likely exactly the same as the part fitted to the North American market cars? It's like you haven't really done the due diligence in researching/learning what it is you've got.

I despair when I see you stating that the Z-L's 'Passing Lamp' switch function is "unique" to the Japanese market when it's NOT! This is something that I - and others - have discussed on the classiczcars.com forum ( of which you are a member ) and - if you had searched - you would have found that it was NOT "unique" to the Japanese market. In any case, what's wrong with yours? It's just a sprung contact switch and a relay. If you have problems, just ask me! I could find you another ( used ) one quite easily. DON'T expect to find NOS 'off the shelf' ( of course ).

RHD steering rack? Again, I could help - but WHY? Has yours somehow disappeared or melted overnight? They are rebuildable / repairable / adjustable. You should not NEED a new one. The maintenance data is exactly the same as that for the north American market models ( just the rack ratio is different ) so what's the problem?

Wiper arms? $350 US is CHEAP rather than "outrageous" as far as I'm concerned! In any case, if you were more proactive you could have pirated the RHD-specific parts of your old wiper arms and mated them with new replacements of the wearing parts from the north American market cars. You just have to be a little creative, that's all.

It's what most of us with RHD market models have to do most of the time. If you really love your car, you'll embrace the 'difficulties' and challenges, and wear them as a badge of honour.         

       







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