I think I need to start this post by apologizing for not clearly linking my “spiel” to the subject and content of the topic. My brevity did not transfer to clarity and I certainly did not intend to lecture a knowledgeable Forum on the nuts and bolts of a topic that many members (but less so guests) are well aware of.
d3cOy, the “spiel” was not a cut and post but was a paraphrase of posts I have made on AusZcar and ClassicZ over several years. The history of my posts will bear this out and I think that if your former salutation was 44014, we shared in contributing to the thread Topic “How Many Z’s” http://www.viczcar.c...03-how-many-zs/ which discussed a lot of the issues touched on in this current thread.
The two service bulletins quoted in the above topic were by :
· AndBir advised that he had purchased Service Bulletin Vol.197 Modification Of Datsun 260Z Model S30 Series 1973 off eBay.
· myself with reference to Service Bulletin Vol.215 Modification Of Datsun 260Z Model S30 Series 1974 applied to new models starting with RS30 005001.
This topic “How any Z’s” refers to possibly only 600 RS30 vehicles being sold in Australia.
As to the question of why it might seem to be less desirable than the 260Z despite the improvements made over time, it might also have something to do with the fact that the 240Z was a comparative revolution that exploded on to the market.
It was helped by an East African Safari victory and a Monte Carlo third place plus considerable success on the racing scene in Asia and North America. By the time the 260Z was released, despite Stewart McLeod and Ross Dunkertons achievements on the Australian Rally Champonship from 1974 to 1977, factory support was waning for the S30 and the Violet and later the Stanza were becoming the more favoured vehicles from a Datsun perspective.
The last two paragraphs are purely subjective as are the comments I made earlier about the reactions to the mechanical differences.