Hi members - I've recently stumbled across a 240z in regional Queensland and have just started doing some research on its history, including trawling through the helpful forums and threads on this site.
The car was originally an automatic but at some point in its life the L24 engine was replaced with a manual L20A.
The car is a local HS30, but is anyone able to shed some light on how such an engine could end up in a local 240z? I understand early Japanese Fairlady Z's and a few other models such as the Cedric had this engine, but were any models with this engine every exported to Australia? is there a reason why this engine would have been chosen over the L26 or L28 (I would have thought going bigger was better than going smaller)?
Any information appreciated - car number is HS30 - 01524 for the record. Used to be orange, now red. Straight body with some rust in floor pan and doors. Dash is toast but the rest of the interior is largely original. Have a few photo's to upload but getting error codes at the moment.