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#21 PB260Z

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Posted 06 April 2016 - 07:20 PM

The later 260 also had changes to suspension, lower / beefier chassis rail, door strikers, lock knob position as well. Personally I much prefer the early 260....you can almost pretend you are driving a 240 ;D

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So does an early 260 weigh the same, or thereabouts, as a 240 ?

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Posted 07 April 2016 - 08:50 PM

Yes an early 260z ( '74) weighs the same as a later 240z which is the attraction of running one of them as a Group Sc race car. Same minimum weight but you can run the bigger capacity engine. Running a 280Z in Sc has a 100kg plus weight penalty. Unfortunately that short production run of the early 260 coupe has draw backs such as its really difficult to find door cards which are unique to the model.
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Posted 07 April 2016 - 09:33 PM

How low was the production number?
I had 3x 1974 260z 2 seaters and they seem more common than later years

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Posted 07 April 2016 - 10:11 PM

How low was the production number?
I had 3x 1974 260z 2 seaters and they seem more common than later years

 

Generally speaking this is true, the later 76/77 model 2 seaters were imported in very low numbers. The 2+2s out sold them something like 10:1. If I recall correctly.



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Posted 07 April 2016 - 10:17 PM

I seem to recall that 260 2 seaters are rarer than 240s ?

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Posted 08 April 2016 - 07:36 AM

How low was the production number?
I had 3x 1974 260z 2 seaters and they seem more common than later years


I am now on to my third '74 260Z coupe too. They all seem to be sub 1000 VIN numbers and we seem to have got a disproportionate lot of them her in Aus.

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Posted 12 April 2016 - 07:53 PM

Took a while, but we have a new Z in Sydney. Arrived this evening.

Loving that the original radio handbook was in the glovebox too.

And, +1 for Align Car Carrying.

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Posted 12 April 2016 - 07:56 PM

Loving that the original radio handbook was in the glovebox too.


Gav is going to want a copy of that !

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Posted 12 April 2016 - 07:57 PM

Gav is going to want a copy of that !


Ha, all good! I'll sort a scan & upload this week.

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Posted 12 April 2016 - 08:09 PM

Gav is going to want a copy of that !

 

Nah a TM-1081ZA manual is what I'm after. But it would be cool to have a PDF copy for other members who own 260z's.



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Posted 12 April 2016 - 08:21 PM

Reproduction 240z Hitachi TM-1081ZA manual is here.

http://www.zzxdatsun.../catManuals.php



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Posted 19 April 2016 - 06:23 PM

Any progress with finding & adding a hazard switch?

They're around the 90-100 bucks mark on eBay ex USA, plus postage.


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Posted 19 April 2016 - 07:15 PM

Any progress with finding & adding a hazard switch?
They're around the 90-100 bucks mark on eBay ex USA, plus postage.


Haven't got to the hazard switch yet. Seatbelt hooks have arrived (shipping cost more than the clips, gah). Defogger lamp & ashtray on the way (the old ashtray had 40 years of butt-grind - well beyond my cleaning ability and/or desire). Plates are on + rego is done. Just getting some niggles sorted at the electrician and will be properly on road this week. Then - seats (new foam) & dash (repair the Grand Canyon up top). I'm outsourcing all of that - but happy to start a build thread if anyone's interested in the "outsource all the work" approach. Beyond those interior bits though (and maybe a couple more), it's going to be incremental fiddles to get the externals 100%.

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Posted 19 April 2016 - 07:18 PM

And here's the TM-1081ZD ...

Wow, things were so much simplier then, only 4 pages
The manual for the unit in my latest car is about 10mm thick.
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Posted 19 April 2016 - 08:47 PM

Very nice looking car.

Great to see another Z registered and on the roads of Sydney.

Hope to see you along at the upcoming RNP run!
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Posted 20 April 2016 - 11:47 AM

Thanks for the scan of the user manual for the hitachi radio. I've split it and put it in this thread.

http://www.viczcar.c...repair-manuals/

 

To keep it all in 1 place, appreciate you taking the time to copy it.


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Posted 22 April 2016 - 07:34 PM

Any progress with finding & adding a hazard switch?
They're around the 90-100 bucks mark on eBay ex USA, plus postage.


Turns out the electrician has ordered the hazard switch as he figured I'd want one. And, I've got the blue defogger lamp on the way. @gilltech - if it's not too much trouble, could you please post a picture of that layout on yours? Just to triple check position. Also, what month/year is yours? Mine is 01/74.

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Posted 22 April 2016 - 09:59 PM

Any progress with finding & adding a hazard switch?

They're around the 90-100 bucks mark on eBay ex USA, plus postage.

 Just be wary that the USA ones are different to ours. If anyone wants a USA one I have at least one....for free.

 

USA one:

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Aussie/Jap one:

 

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Posted 23 April 2016 - 06:39 PM

" @gilltech - if it's not too much trouble, could you please post a picture of that layout on yours? Just to triple check position. Also, what month/year is yours? Mine is 01/74. "

Same as in the above photo, lower centre. But with the triangle symbol.
IIRC mine sold new in NZ in 02/74. VIN #115.
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Posted 06 May 2016 - 09:34 AM

super cool looking Z you've got there! But yes, personal preference wouldn't be that choice of wheel.
well done though :)


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