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#21 600Z

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Posted 09 March 2015 - 11:30 AM

Hi Mick, zed240au I am wondering what hand brake setup you have in your 240 as I would like to get away from the hydraulic.

Justin

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Posted 10 April 2015 - 11:40 PM

Hey Justin from Launceston, did I catch a quick glimpse
of you flashing through Cambridge on Tuesday afternoon?
That colour is hard to miss! :)

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Posted 11 April 2015 - 02:37 AM

Hello Oldzguy,

It actually wasn't me, I'm in W.A. Working....... Well hoping it wasn't my car lol.

There are a few cars now getting around in that color but I haven seen another zed in that color apart from in photos yet but it's sounding like there is one down your way.

How is your 260 going?

Justin

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Posted 14 April 2015 - 05:12 PM

Im not running hand brake at moment I have fitted mounting plates to fit cable operated wilwood spot calipers But been lazy and waiting till I rebuilt spare lsd which is done now so hopefully next few weeks ill get motivated and fit them up

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Posted 14 April 2015 - 05:20 PM

Hello Mick,

Ah yes I have had a look at them but that's as far as I have got, just looking and wondered what brackets I would need to be able to fit them so I can get rid of the hydraulic setup I have at the moment.

Justin

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Posted 14 April 2015 - 09:29 PM

Hello Oldzguy,

It actually wasn't me, I'm in W.A. Working....... Well hoping it wasn't my car lol.

There are a few cars now getting around in that color but I haven seen another zed in that color apart from in photos yet but it's sounding like there is one down your way.

How is your 260 going?

Justin


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Posted 15 April 2015 - 04:37 PM

lol at least its moving........ hopefully in the right direction

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Posted 29 October 2015 - 01:42 PM

G'day

 

Just popped in here to add my car to the Tasmanian group.

 

I'm in Bellerive and have recently acquired this 1976 260Z. It's pretty much bog standard with its original L26 engine, SU carbs, etc. It has aircon which I think may be an aftermarket fit. Also has electronic ignition which might be a modification (workshop manual reckons it should be points).

 

I drove it home from my brother's place in Wangaratta earlier this month. Discovered en route that the head gasket was leaking coolant into cylinder #1, so that was the first job when I got home. That's now done and it seems to be running nicely and no longer losing coolant. It passed its roadworthy test yesterday without any issues and is now on Tassie SI plates.

 

The steering is heavier than I was expecting for a car of this size and weight, but maybe I've become a wimp in the last 2 decades of driving cars with power steering. I'll try a bit more pressure in the tyres and see if that makes a difference (currently running 28 psi). If not, I may be in the market for a power steering conversion. I see from browsing the forum that Justin has a neat electric steering assist on his car.

 

Cheers,

Cam

 

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#29 oldzguy

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Posted 03 November 2015 - 10:06 PM

Welcome fellow bus (2+2) owner, nice original looking car, except for orange bits!!

 

BTW hell of a bike collection Cam, is that a Z13 I can see?


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Posted 03 November 2015 - 10:22 PM

Nice to see another 2+2 in town.
Enjoy the car mate.
We will have to get the Tazzie zed community together one day for a cruise as the numbers seem to be growing.
PS
Oldzguy how is your project progressing?

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Posted 08 November 2015 - 07:12 PM

Hi Red76Z, progress is inching along. Completion is anticipated sometime

shortly after world peace is achieved 

your result is awesome, wish I had your dedication (and skills)

Cheers



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Posted 08 November 2015 - 10:25 PM

Call around one day when you are in the neighbourhood. The donor car is ready to be parted out if you require any bits.

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Posted 12 November 2015 - 09:12 PM

Recently tracked down an ex Tassie 240z in Victoria and managed to bring here back home.
Mostly standard with a bit of work to do, Floor pans etc but in reasonable condition.
Just doing bare essentials to register her as I am very keen for a drive.

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Posted 11 June 2016 - 11:13 AM

Another local Z to add to the list (Hobart).
'73 240Z powered by the original L24.

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Posted 19 June 2016 - 07:22 PM

Hi Cam,

Bit slow on the posts as it's easy to miss them if not checking them often enough.

It's good to see another zed in tassie and I agree with red in regards to getting us all together for a run. In regards to the steering yes they can be quite heavy depending on the setup that's for sure and without sounding bias the unit I do does work very well and certainly transformed my car, your certainly welcome to have a look at it if you ever decide it might be the path you want to go down or even if it's just for interest.

Enjoy the car and hopefully we will all catch up one day.

Justin.




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