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#1 Matt83

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Posted 21 July 2016 - 01:47 PM

Hi all,

 

Just thought I'd introduce myself.

 

I've recently bought myself a 260z 2+2 to fix up and get back on the road.

I have many long term plans for the car but at the moment I'm just focusing on getting it rego'd.

 

Its a 76 in very original condition I bought from a bloke in central QLD. The car has very minimal rust (for a Datsun) so that has made my life a lot easier.

Please excuse me in advance for asking seemingly mundane questions - this is my first resto.

 

Attached is a pic of the car :)

 

I'm not far off getting it running at the moment, just need to source a dizzy (a bit harder than I'd like to find one).

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Cheers,

Matt


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Posted 21 July 2016 - 02:18 PM

Welcome what distributor do you want? Original points or electronic?

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Posted 21 July 2016 - 02:26 PM

I believe that electronic would be the best way to go.



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Posted 21 July 2016 - 02:32 PM

Speak to Les Collins in Melbourne, there is an aftermarket electronic unit they use and recommend which is probably the best way to go.

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Posted 21 July 2016 - 02:39 PM

Thanks for the tip Gav.



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Posted 21 July 2016 - 02:47 PM

Welcome Matt

Nice looking car you have aquired. Enjoy it.

Jeff



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Posted 21 July 2016 - 09:56 PM

Its pretty overkill for a standard motor and pricey.



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Posted 21 July 2016 - 10:36 PM

Welcome,

Nice car, would great to see some photo's.

Re the distrubutor, I agree with Decoy - for a standard engine I wouldn't bother with the expense of an elec dizzy.
Just grab a standard points one and away you go.

Not sure where you find one in Brisbane but in Sydney try calling

- Stewart Wilkins Motorsport
- Allzparts (can be hard to get a hold of)

Don't be afraid to ask questions, just try searching for an answer first ;) .


Cheers

PB

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Posted 21 July 2016 - 11:17 PM

I have three or four good condition points dizzys for L6 $90 per
In Brisb The Gap

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Posted 22 July 2016 - 08:04 AM

Thanks dat2kman - I'll shoot you a PM :)



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Posted 22 July 2016 - 08:33 AM

Re the distrubutor, I agree with Decoy - for a standard engine I wouldn't bother with the expense of an elec dizzy.
Just grab a standard points one and away you go.

 

I would like to clarify by the fact i meant a Scorcher dizzy is probably overkill. All my cars have had one form of electronic ignition or another as its MILES better than running points. But you can simply install a CDI box on the points distributor or run a Pertronix setup etc. FWIW the Z distributor has a better ignition curve to my knowledge, so using it to trigger an electronic ignition is better than a later Nissan electronic distributor in my opinion.

 

The Crane HI-6 is a really cheap way to do this at around $200 second hand, but just be careful as it can mess up your tacho.



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Posted 28 July 2016 - 12:32 PM

Just some update pics from the other night.

I had no wife or baby at home a project car in the shed and my super helpful mechanic assisting me.

 

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Posted 28 July 2016 - 01:55 PM

Nice. I to have a mechanic like that.
Where would we be without our pooches?
Jeff

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Posted 28 July 2016 - 02:28 PM

Man's best friend, except mine steals all my tools when I'm working on them. Like random screwdrivers go missing and then I find him munching on it in the garden. Likes those rubber and plastic handles.

 

But they are good company all the same, especially when you're in the garage on your own.



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Posted 28 July 2016 - 02:48 PM

I used the Pertronix kit and coil to upgrade my distributor and it works good. Got it for about $160 from memory.


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Posted 28 July 2016 - 04:31 PM

hey mate, welcome to the site :)
i went with a 280zx distributor and if you're a bit handy, it's not hard to get it in.



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Posted 06 December 2016 - 10:50 AM

Well I finally got it started this morning.
It's rough, it's loud, it has stuff all compression in 2 cylinders but it ran !!! 😄

Link to vid below


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Posted 06 December 2016 - 12:41 PM

Good to get them going mate. Prob best to get rid of those flat tops and install some good carbs, or like me fit a Holly. What part of Brisie you in. I am at Loganholme.

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Posted 07 December 2016 - 08:00 AM

Agreed - would definitely like to upgrade them at some stage.

I'll just add it to the list haha.

 

I'm out at Morayfield.



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Posted 07 December 2016 - 08:08 AM

Agreed - would definitely like to upgrade them at some stage.

I'll just add it to the list haha.

 

I'm out at Morayfield.

Your about as far north as I am south. I have a set of JAG 2" SU and manifold with K&N filters for $900 if you want to add them to the list. Trust me that list never ends. Ha Ha.






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