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#1 gav240z

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Posted 14 May 2016 - 09:01 PM

Hi Folks,

 

I recently managed to source quite a few S30Z clocks for restoration work. I've sent them to Ron in the US of A at Zclocks.com.

 

At last count I have:

 

1. 1x 240z clock (jeco)

2. 1x 260z clock (jeco 74 model)

3. 2x 260z clocks (75/76)

4. 2x 260z clocks (77/78)

 

I also managed to get together a bunch of Quartz movement mechanisms to help rebuild them and make them more reliable.

 

At this stage I am considering converting the Jeco clocks to use Quartz movement set up, the 260z clocks may have the option or repairing the circuit board or converting to Quartz.

 

I just wanted to gauge interest in any of these clocks with or without the Quartz movement?

 

Prices will be similar to last time I offered these clocks if converting to Quartz movement, although not 100% on this yet as I've spent quite a bit of money acquiring and posting these already. But should give you a ballpark figure.

http://www.viczcar.c...ng-240z-clocks/

 

It will be probably be half that to retain the old mechanism and repair existing circuit board but reliability will be as good as original which as we know isn't as good as the Quartz units, given that most S30Z's are renowned for the non-working clock.

 

I will offer a core refund ($amount depending on condition of your original clock) for anyone who is able to send me their original clocks.

 

Attached photo shows clocks before restoration (#1 240z clock can be seen here. again before restoration).

 

I can't tell you how great it is to have a working clock in an S30Z!, well worth doing ;).

 

In photo, far left is 260z Jeco clock (nb: Jeco logo on face), 2nd and 3rd clock from left are 75/76 clocks and the last 2 are 77/78 clocks (note: Typeface differences).

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Posted 19 May 2016 - 11:35 AM

Just going to update this thread with current interest.

 

1. 240z Jeco clock with Quartz movement - Lurch (core return)

2. 74 260z Jeck Clock with Quartz movement - Royal44 (core return)

3. Brabham - late Kanto Seiki clock (77/78) 260z w/original movement - Brabham

 

I just wanted to update the thread to show who has shown interest in each respective clock, I don't have final prices yet because I've sent Ron a bunch of parts and we are going to work out costs etc..

 

Since a couple will involve a core return that means I may be able to supply another in future.



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Posted 25 July 2016 - 11:49 AM

Just an update.

 

1. 74 Model 260z clock with Quartz movement (Jeco)

2. 4x 240z clock with Quartz movement (Jeco)

 

I'll post prices shortly, just gotta sit down and calculate what it's all cost me etc..

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Posted 25 July 2016 - 11:58 AM

These quartz upgraded clocks from Gav are brilliant. I have had mine for about 9 months now, keeps perfect time.



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Posted 25 July 2016 - 12:58 PM

These quartz upgraded clocks from Gav are brilliant. I have had mine for about 9 months now, keeps perfect time.

 

Happy to hear it's still going strong, we've actually run out of Quartz movement mechanisms again. After I managed to find about 10. So not sure when we'll be able to do more of these clocks...

 

What i find weird about having the Rally Clock in my 72 240z is being able to check the time by looking at it. It seems weird to be driving a 240z and have a working clock.



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Posted 25 July 2016 - 07:21 PM

Pm me when you have a price on the jeco 73 model with Quartz mec
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Posted 26 July 2016 - 11:03 AM

Pm me when you have a price on the jeco 73 model with Quartz mec
Bruce

 

Will do mate.



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Posted 20 August 2016 - 11:47 PM

Just an update, got a few of these back and have messaged 2 members already. I expect more to come in over the coming weeks.

 

$419 per Quartz movement clock.

 

Subtract core refund (-$50)

= $369 + postage ($12 Australia wide).

 

The cost break down is like so:
 
$35 quartz clock (dattocam)
$50 240z clock (core)
$20 postage
$314 Ron's (labour cost) ($249 USD)
 
It all adds up and finding core clocks is getting harder, especially ones with good bezel and lens. 
 
Side note: The Quartz units are not always salvageable! I also recently discovered there is more than 1 version (see attached image).  The later version appears to be a cost saving measure on behalf of Kanto Seiki and is made from plastic components and mounts differently to the face. Therefore it's not a suitable Jeco clock donor. 

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Posted 20 October 2016 - 05:07 PM

Just bumping this up again. I've sold a couple and have a couple left.

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Posted 30 March 2017 - 02:30 PM

3. Brabham - late Kanto Seiki clock (77/78) 260z w/original movement - Brabham

 

Finally got the clock the other week mate (it was sent with another Rally Clock I had refurbished).

 

Just giving this a bump because I think I have another couple spare rebuilt Quartz movement clocks to sell. Just gotta check how many I've got for my own S30Z's first.



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Posted 30 March 2017 - 05:05 PM

...Side note: The Quartz units are not always salvageable! I also recently discovered there is more than 1 version (see attached image).  The later version appears to be a cost saving measure on behalf of Kanto Seiki and is made from plastic components and mounts differently to the face. Therefore it's not a suitable Jeco clock donor. 

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These are 79-83 280ZX analogue quartz clocks - according to Ron's "How to Identify 240Z-280ZX Clocks" page

http://www.zclocks.c...lock-types.html

 

I have a 77-78 280Z clock with a face like this;

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Is the quartz movement in this type a suitable donor for a 240Z Jeco clock?


Edited by GongZ, 30 March 2017 - 05:12 PM.


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Posted 30 March 2017 - 05:15 PM

Yes I believe late 260z clocks which are Kanto Seiki based (which is what Ron refers to as 280z clocks) have the same Quartz set up as the 280zx Analog clocks. Although I've not pulled them apart to confirm for myself.

 

I also recently found this "Datsun" clock, but I'm not sure what car it's out of, but it appears to be the same unit as the 280zx Analog clocks. If anyone can tell me what it's out of that would be another source of the Quartz movement clocks.

 

It makes sense that Nissan/Datsun used the same manufacturer and mechanism across all their cars. So not unusual that this part is the same in multiple models.

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Posted 30 March 2017 - 06:04 PM

Zed clock
So what's this one? I got it from a late JDM Fairlady, around 2005 IIRC, a rusty car in NZ that the owner stripped out to turn into a race car.
Has 3 hands and date.
The outer casing is identical to the basic Jaeco clock in my 260, same plug, bracket etc.

Edited by gilltech, 30 March 2017 - 06:07 PM.


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Posted 30 March 2017 - 06:15 PM

That is the Niles clock out of an S31 Fairlady Z. Suitable for later 260z's as typeface suits those dials better.

Only found in Japanese Market cars to my knowledge.

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Posted 30 March 2017 - 06:21 PM

Good-oh, thanks for that.

The car was I believe a '78 model JDM, a 2+2. Don't know whether 200 or 260. Electric windows, more accessories than my spartan 260.

I've kept the clock as a spare, although my 260 clock works anyway. But yes the font etc doesn't match my existing gauges.


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Posted 30 March 2017 - 07:40 PM

It would have been a GS31 with fuel injected L20A, power mirrors, electric windows etc.. 

 

The 2.6ltr lump was not available in Japan (or was for a very brief period before it was immediately recalled as Alan mentioned here and here).

 

Like this. (you can see window swiches on door trim and power mirror controls under steering wheel) column etc..

 

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Edited by gav240z, 30 March 2017 - 08:07 PM.
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Posted 30 March 2017 - 08:31 PM

Thanks for that. Interesting! Lots more gizmos than my car. Yes just like you say this car did have power mirrors & electric windows, I still have the switches.

I didn't see the car itself, it had been turned into a dirt track racer so I was told. A rather inglorious end to what would have once been a nice car.

I on-sold the tach & speedo; they were similar to mine at first glance but different red line IIRC, & a much lower max speed number on the speedo.



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Posted 10 April 2017 - 05:21 PM

Hi Folks,
Just an update.
 
I have 1 x 240z Jeco clock for sale (Quartz conversion). 
$419 (-$50 core refund) = $369 + postage ($12 Australia wide).
 
I have 1 x Calendar Clock for sale (suit 260z dashboard). $650 
See thread.






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