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#1 ScottyB

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Posted 22 May 2016 - 05:39 PM

It's taken me the better part of 5 years to get my act together and own a Z.

I just picked up this '73 240Z yesterday from Melbourne and drove it home to Hobart.
It's in fairly original unrestored condition, but seems to have very minimal rust and presents as a good base.
It runs the stock L24 with twin SU's, but has a few upgrades:

* 280zx electronic ignition / 280zx coil
* Fujitsubo Headers with twin exhaust system

* 280zx 5 speed, bronze shifter bushes​

​* R200 3.9 diff - Z31 turbo cv driveshafts - Modern Motorsport billet custom axle flanges - ​260z 27 spline axles

​* Willwood 4 spot front Calipers, rotor hats and discs.

​* 280zx rear calipers and discs

* KYB Shocks / Eibach lowered springs

* 16x8 Wheels


It drove well, albeit a bit slow (coming off an Evo7). I'm not sure where to take it just yet - will do some research. Triples are high on the list though.


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#2 gav240z

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Posted 22 May 2016 - 06:50 PM

Looks like a nice example well done.

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Posted 22 May 2016 - 07:16 PM

Welcome to the world of zeds.

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Posted 22 May 2016 - 08:28 PM

Looks like a great score....need more photos :)

 

Where did you get onto this one? Have not seen it around



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Posted 22 May 2016 - 08:32 PM

Looks nice mate, well done. Didnt see it advertised anywhere.



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Posted 22 May 2016 - 09:16 PM

Hi ScottyB,

Nice pick up, I didn't even see that one for sale, looks like a nice 240.
Good to see another zed here in Tassie, might see you around one day.

Justin

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Posted 22 May 2016 - 11:25 PM

Nice work mate. Will have to get together and go for a cruise some time.

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Posted 23 May 2016 - 01:21 PM

Looks great ScottyB, did your Wanted ad work?

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Posted 23 May 2016 - 06:16 PM

Thanks guys. My wanted ad worked a treat.
This was a members car that was not advertised. I'll put a better detailed post with photos together soon.

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Posted 24 May 2016 - 10:19 AM

Very nice indeed. Good pick up. Can't wait for some more pics. L28ET would give it some go relatively cheaply. Or something like this would be nice http://www.otomoto.c...kit-for-l6.html

 

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Posted 25 May 2016 - 02:09 PM

All us Tassie guys should do a drive sometime, be good I think.

Justin
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Posted 25 May 2016 - 06:30 PM

That's confirmed what I want to do wheel wise! Congrats on a nice Z in what is clearly the best factory colour!
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Posted 25 May 2016 - 07:31 PM

3 hour drive back to Hobart and before I went home, I took it on some twisty roads that I used to throw the EVO around.

I do like the sound of the Fujitsubo system



Those wheels do suit it, but I'm not convinced yet.

Its already jacked up with a wheel off (passenger headlight globe needs replacing). Waiting for the weekend so I can get behind the wheel and get some pics.

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Posted 25 May 2016 - 10:38 PM

Ha ha I keep freaking out with the 113 green and the fujitsubo exhaust thinking someone has pinched my car


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Posted 25 May 2016 - 11:47 PM

Sweet sound. Definitely have to get the Tazzie boys out for a cruise soon.
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Posted 26 May 2016 - 06:29 PM

So the car has H4 headlights in it, but one was exceedingly dim. Globe looked ok, but replaced it anyway. No change.

Looks like I need to trace or upgrade wiring...

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Posted 26 May 2016 - 09:06 PM

So the car has H4 headlights in it, but one was exceedingly dim. Globe looked ok, but replaced it anyway. No change.
Looks like I need to trace or upgrade wiring...


Hi & Welcome

A wiring and relay upgrade is well worth the effort, I would actualy say it is essential if you want to get the full potential of the H4's.
The thread below may interest you.

http://www.viczcar.c...eadlights-240z/

Cheers

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Posted 04 June 2016 - 12:36 PM

Got the relay to upgrade the wiring for the headlights. Just not sure where to mount it.

There are two other things that need attention. The Gearbox pops out of gear when coasting - mostly in 5th. Reverse pops out unless held in while reversing. May be a simple fix, but it needs to be sorted.

The second thing requiring attention is me. Cold start. I'm an EFI guy through and through. When I bought the car, I asked and was told: full choke, no gas and no stress. BS!!! It's a pig to start cold - hoping someone can give me some friendly "welcome to carbs" advice.

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Posted 04 June 2016 - 12:51 PM

Got the relay to upgrade the wiring for the headlights. Just not sure where to mount it.

I mounted mine on the RHS skirt low down near the charcoal canister.

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Posted 05 June 2016 - 07:29 AM

Pics now up :)

 

Cheers Peter.  Typical cold wet winters day today, might get stuck into that.

 

Here's the worst of the visible rust - passenger side.  Previous owner says he treated it 6 years ago and it's not gotten any worse (on the outside of course).  

 

I have new 15" wheels on order too.

 

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