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#21 CBR Jeff

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Posted 14 June 2015 - 05:54 PM

Lookin good..
Interesting you have a relatively low number for a feb-73.. Cant figure these numbers out  ::)


Thanks Chris
I'm quite happy with the outcome. On to the drivers side..............

I don't understand the numbers either. This car has indicators mounted on the front bumper like fog lights. As per some cars that went to the UK and some other RHD markets. It has no indicators in the guards front or rear.
Also a few other odd things that I originally thought was a result of previous owners but I'm now convinced its all as it came from Japan.


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Posted 14 June 2015 - 08:06 PM

I don't understand the numbers either. This car has indicators mounted on the front bumper like fog lights. As per some cars that went to the UK and some other RHD markets. It has no indicators in the guards front or rear.
Also a few other odd things that I originally thought was a result of previous owners but I'm now convinced its all as it came from Japan.


73 model AU delivered 240z's didn't have indicators in the guards. They had them below the bumper (inside of the overriders). So your car is normal for an AU market 240z.

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Posted 15 June 2015 - 07:24 PM

By popular demand here if Rocky aka RKY.
He also loves his trips to the coffee shop/

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Posted 15 June 2015 - 07:29 PM

73 model AU delivered 240z's didn't have indicators in the guards. They had them below the bumper (inside of the overriders). So your car is normal for an AU market 240z.


Thanks Gav.
I have a mate who has a car with a similar number to my car that has a few differences. His car is a 72 delivered car about the 6 months before my car I think? I will check.

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Posted 15 June 2015 - 07:37 PM

Go Rky nice handsome puppy dog Jeff!

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Posted 22 June 2015 - 09:02 AM

I managed a few hours over the weekend to almost finish off the passenger’s side, ( just need to weld up a couple of small pin holes then grind them off). started cutting into the driver’s side to give it the same treatment as the passenger’s side.
Also spent some time cleaning up some parts. Pulled the bearings off the rear drive shafts and cleaned them up ready to fit new bearings at some stage. This is a great time in a project as there is so many jobs that need doing. If you feel like detail work, grinding and cutting or just pulling something apart always lots to do.
I have also posted some photos of my rear slam panel repairs, that I started before I started this thread. I’m still mulling over the repair to the Passengers side tail light area. I have had a few false starts at this as I basically need to re build the complete top of it. It’s quite fiddly. I think I will make a wood negative of this area and use it as a pattern, not sure yet.
Rocky was not much help this weekend as our Daughter is home from university and all he wanted to do was walk, sleep and eat, the life of a dag…

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Posted 22 June 2015 - 09:10 AM

Slam panel repair. I have not fitted the repair panel from Rare Spares yet as I still have a few issues at the passengers side end to sort out.

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Posted 23 June 2015 - 04:19 PM

73 model AU delivered 240z's didn't have indicators in the guards. They had them below the bumper (inside of the over-riders). So your car is normal for an AU market 240z.


My Australian delivered 1973 240Z and others (including some 1972 and overseas models) that I have seen, have the front indicators mounted ABOVE the front bumper, and they do not have over-riders on the front. The same arrangement seems to have been used on some (early?) 260Z's. I have also seen photos of cars with the indicators below the bumper (like the yellow 1972 UK 240Z below), and assumed that some/all had the indicators moved for aesthetic reasons.

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Posted 23 June 2015 - 04:58 PM

Love the bumpers on the green car poster. ;D

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Posted 23 June 2015 - 05:46 PM

Bumpers have some sag......

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Posted 23 June 2015 - 05:50 PM

Flowers on the stone guards are a nice touch...... ;D

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Posted 23 June 2015 - 05:56 PM

Back on cars and in particular Z cars. My car has the indicator lights under the bumper but no lights in the guards see the photo.

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Posted 23 June 2015 - 08:07 PM

Been meaning to ask you, i noticed you have the original factory stem of the drivers side external mirror, do you have the actual mirror ? If you do, put it in a safety deposit box !

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Posted 23 June 2015 - 09:01 PM

Did someone install a single vent in the bonnet? Arghhhh

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Posted 24 June 2015 - 12:01 AM

As far as I know - no Australian 240Z ever had indicator or side marker lights in the front guard sides. This seems to be a unique feature of the Australian cars and I have always wondered why they would have been deleted for our market alone.

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Posted 24 June 2015 - 12:41 PM

Did someone install a single vent in the bonnet? Arghhhh


Maybe done to give the impression that it had a Turbo ? I remember that type of caper going on in the late 80's

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Posted 24 June 2015 - 02:09 PM

Been meaning to ask you, i noticed you have the original factory stem of the drivers side external mirror, do you have the actual mirror ? If you do, put it in a safety deposit box !

Unfortunately I only have the base and it is broken so its not much good for anything

Did someone install a single vent in the bonnet? Arghhhh

Yes they did and I think they used a 5mm drill bit and a kitchen knife to do it. Its a very rough job but given some time and patience I am planning on repairing it by welding in a patch. Should not be to hard. But that job is down the list of jobs to be done.

As far as I know - no Australian 240Z ever had indicator or side marker lights in the front guard sides. This seems to be a unique feature of the Australian cars and I have always wondered why they would have been deleted for our market alone.


Ta. Its such a long time ago I don't quite remember.............

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Posted 24 June 2015 - 02:16 PM

Unfortunately I only have the base and it is broken so its not much good for anything


DON'T THROW IT OUT!

You can get an American LHD mirror and repair it. The stalk angles on the AU 240z's were different to the US market and the stalk is basically the only part that is different. Took me 6 years to find an AU market mirror.

If you are planning to get rid of the stalk I'll take it!

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Posted 24 June 2015 - 02:27 PM

DON'T THROW IT OUT!

You can get an American LHD mirror and repair it. The stalk angles on the AU 240z's were different to the US market and the stalk is basically the only part that is different. Took me 6 years to find an AU market mirror.

If you are planning to get rid of the stalk I'll take it!


Its in the pool room. 8)

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Posted 26 June 2015 - 07:41 AM

Another part of the puzzel is coming along. I should have them to drool over late next week. It looks like josh at MCA has made a nice job of them.

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