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#41 gav240z

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 09:48 AM

^^ Still not as bad as HS30 00019 hehe. Sorry George.

I don't know why, but I kinda like the look of that 2+2 without the front fenders and rear hatch window from that angle. Would make a great rat rod! :)

It also looks like the Fiat is winning the 'rust race'.

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 02:53 PM

Haha yeah apparently they are pretty good at that. Probably only race it would win.

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 06:13 PM

^^ Still not as bad as HS30 00019 hehe. Sorry George.


:P

I still question my sanity Gav. I must be a rare kind of silly to try and restore that hunk of rust.

I was at an electricians place of business over the weekend and he had a couple of Yank classics, one of which was a nice late 50's convertible Corvette. We got to chatting and I was asking him about wiring up new looms so my car came up. Inevitably, after I've shown him photos, he ends up shaking his head wondering what's wrong with me. So here is this car enthusiast that has worked on classic cars throughout his career and he just doesn't get why I would want to spend so much on a Datsun. A colleague of his who was fresh from Greece and couldn't speak English was there and this electrician is translating what I'm saying to him and both of them, make that three of them with their apprentice, are standing there shaking their heads. I felt like I was a wonder of pity on display.

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 06:35 PM

I knew of DatZed when they were in Moorabbin  &  Frank Guilfoyle was the owner

Frank Kilfoyle !
He moved onto setting up RallyeQuip in Glenhuntly Rd ( can't recall the Suburb name)
Frank won a Victorian Rally Championship or two in the Z!

He was a very nice bloke, helped plenty with lots of advice.

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 09:07 PM

Sadly looks like he passed away last year.
http://www.rallyspor...-fame-inductees

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 09:10 PM

Hi Gav240,

This question was brought to my attention recently by other members of this group and as a result, I am now a member as well...

Anyway, the answer is, it was me!

I was joined a couple of years after establishing the business by my very competent partner Steve Newing, until such time as we sold it all to Frank after approximately 10 successful years of operation...

Why, do you ask? Do you have a warranty claim?

Best regards from far away Germany,

Dave Hogan





By the way does anyone know who ran DatZed - 715 Dandenong Road Cnr of Raleigh St. Malvern in 1983 ? The whole area appears to have changed since then and I can't find any record of what the workshop was or who ran it.



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Posted 04 July 2014 - 10:05 PM

Hi Dave,
Actually I wanted to know purely for selfish reasons. I'm currently restoring an early 240z (HS30 00150) and I'm lead to believe that the original L24 block was probably replaced with an L28 block when the car had work done at DatZed sometime in the 80s, some people will think I'm crazy still trying to track down it's original block and it's more than likely it was sent to sims scrap metal, but you never know until you ask and I figured someone at DatZed may be able to give me some more history on the car. It's always nice to know more about such a car's past.

If you're interested in the project you can read pages of waffle here:
http://www.viczcar.c...ic,13624.0.html

It sounds like you're a long way away from Australia these days. Enjoying retirement perhaps?

PS: I knew I'd heard the name Steve Newing before. Seems he did a lot of the work that was done on this Z.
http://www.autospeed...elight&A=108383


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Posted 04 July 2014 - 10:27 PM

http://www.autospeed...elight&A=108383


I just re-read that article and noticed how much mis-information is in that article. *sigh*.

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 10:56 PM

Hi Gav,

Although it was many years ago, we at DATZED were rather reluctant to separate the so called "Early Girls" from their correctly numbered components.

Yours being No. 150, we would have certainly suggested, even in the case of an engine swap, that the owner should keep the original engine block for posterity.

We knew that eventually, matching numbers would be a valuable asset.

Sorry to say that our records are long gone, but most of our are memories are still with us...

Tell me a little more about 150. It may just jog my memory...

Dave





Hi Dave,
Actually I wanted to know purely for selfish reasons. I'm currently restoring an early 240z (HS30 00150) and I'm lead to believe that the original L24 block was probably replaced with an L28 block when the car had work done at DatZed sometime in the 80s, some people will think I'm crazy still trying to track down it's original block and it's more than likely it was sent to sims scrap metal, but you never know until you ask and I figured someone at DatZed may be able to give me some more history on the car. It's always nice to know more about such a car's past.

If you're interested in the project you can read pages of waffle here:
http://www.viczcar.c...ic,13624.0.html

It sounds like you're a long way away from Australia these days. Enjoying retirement perhaps?

PS: I knew I'd heard the name Steve Newing before. Seems he did a lot of the work that was done on this Z.
http://www.autospeed...elight&A=108383



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Posted 26 July 2014 - 07:15 PM

Love the Z car dock! :) Z heaven!!  :D

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Posted 30 September 2014 - 03:04 PM

Came across this photo the other day. Caesar's Palace Formula 1 in 1981.

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I love the DATSUN sign in the background.

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Posted 30 April 2015 - 11:08 AM

few more old photos I have come across

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Posted 30 April 2015 - 11:21 AM

Found some great photos the other day in this thread.
http://tentenths.com...ead.php?t=78309

I didn't want to 'dump' them here and take them out of context so best to read that thread.

PS: No prizes for guessing who 'PZR' might be, it's easy to identify this person across many forums  8).

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Posted 30 April 2015 - 11:27 AM

Found this one the other day.

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Posted 30 April 2015 - 01:48 PM

Man I want to frame that and put it on the wall. Don't suppose there is a higher resolution shot of it? I love the big DATSUN written on the boat.

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Posted 30 April 2015 - 02:50 PM

I didn't know Datsun built ships  ;D  ;)

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Posted 30 April 2015 - 03:21 PM

Yeah they are called series 1 300ZX 2+2s  ;D

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Posted 30 April 2015 - 04:36 PM

more of the boat

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Posted 30 April 2015 - 04:45 PM

San Francisco!

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Posted 30 April 2015 - 06:22 PM

A few more I only really have race car ones.

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