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From memory that car was up for sale in South Australia a while ago, had a modified nose cone if I recall correctly. It was certainly not everyone's tea cup.

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240Z with a 202...what the.....

 

http://autoline.com.au/vehicle/1800695.html

 

New front windscreen and rubber; new carpets and underlay; re-trimmed seats; remote central locking; new door; new window and hatch rubber seats. Low kilometre 5 speed gearbox. Genuine original jack and tool kits. Underbody upgraded to full chassis as per 260z. Fitted with 202 Holden Red Motor extractors and twin 2" system 350 Holley Carb. VN Commodore front disc upgrade fitted with 15"x7" Commodore stud pattern mags. Several upgraded nolathane bushings. All known rust cut out, plated, mig welded and treated. Regretful sale of a beautiful car that has been passionately restored by it's current owner..

 

Link not working?

 

If it's the one with "gills" then I also recall it for sale in SA a while ago - where is it now?

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That Link doesn't seem to open

 

Site appears to be down (500 errors are server based), best I could find was this.

 

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:dkiY188TRLEJ:www.autoline.com.au/buy/showroom.aspx%3Fpage%3D4%26vtype%3Dcar+&cd=3&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=au

 

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Can anyone explain to WHY you would do that swap.

I can't imagine it has either more power or lighter weight ?

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It's strange that he says its a 3.5 litre P76 V8 - they were/are 4.4 litre. The 3.5 litre was used in various Rovers, Stags, Land Rovers, MGBV8's, TVR's, TR8's, Morgans and so on...

 

240Z with a 202...what the.....

http://autoline.com.au/vehicle/1800695.html

 

Can anyone explain to WHY you would do that swap.

I can't imagine it has either more power or lighter weight ?

 

This might throw some light on this car -

I bought a copy of the July/August 1989 edition of an Australian car magazine called 'Street & Custom' earlier this year - purely because it had an article about Allan Fielding's 240Z race car.

This car will be known to many members here and is mentioned as one of the cars that was at the 2013 Nationals in Queensland.

(It seems that Allan registered here as Allanz33, but only made one post - to contact BigCol about photos of his car)

http://www.viczcar.com/forum/topic/10054-2013-nationals-who-from-q-is-going/page-4

 

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The article, entitled 'What Have We Started?' and written by the magazine's editor Wayne Cantell, begins like this -

 

“In the January/February edition of Street & Custom I ran a story about a 240Z running a Hot Holden six. I thought the concept of the double-H motor/conversion was a good one which offered a viable alternative to warming a Datsun or shoe-horning a V8. It generated some good letters of enquiry and it also brought me a phone call and this letter to my desk...
 
'Dear Sir,
further to our telephone conversation six weeks ago, I enclose some photos and information on my 240Z.
 
I feel this proves that the article on the yellow 240Z was neither fair nor correct.
The article said that Holden motors are easier to obtain higher horsepower figures from them (sic) Datsun sixes – but the engine in question produces only 174hp at the wheels.
Compare this to my car's 168kW (225hp) from only 2754cc as compared with the Holden's 3000cc. And that figure is taken at the rear wheels!
Also, my engine doesn't leak oil like Holden engines do!
 
I hope that you will feature my car to show that a well designed small capacity OHC Japanese six is a real alternative to the agricultural Holden and Ford sixes.
 
Yours
Allan Fielding
Kyneton, Victoria.'”
 
There is then a description of Allan's car and 7 photos of it.
 
The conclusion of the article is -
"So there we have it - an alternative to an alternative!
It's hard - as I said earlier - to really draw a comparison without knowing the costs involved, although personally I think I'd opt for the all-Nissan route!"
 
Oldmates260z's link still seems to be broken and I don't have a copy of the January/February 1989 edition of Street & Custom magazine, but the car in question may well be the one that started this discussion.
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Still don't know if they also transplanted the "3 on the tree" gearbox and shifter, for the complete red motor experience.

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Geez GongZ, you're a better Z detective than I, better step up my game :).

 

Since we are on the topic of "why bother engine conversions" I'm sure you've seen and heard of this also?

http://www.viczcar.com/forum/topic/2782-valiant-265-hemi-in-a-240z/

 

I saw more photos of this car a while ago, but can't find them now.

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...Since we are on the topic of "why bother engine conversions" I'm sure you've seen and heard of this also?

http://www.viczcar.com/forum/topic/2782-valiant-265-hemi-in-a-240z/

 

I saw more photos of this car a while ago, but can't find them now.

 

Nope - I don't think I have seen that one. But here is what happened to a motor someone took out of a 240Z -

http://bringatrailer.com/2009/09/12/1961-mga-roadster-datsun-6-cylinder-power/  :)

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Yes it is. Car looks relatively solid and straight so would maybe be an ok purchase with a view to reversing the customisations. Although a smoothed off rear bumper is harder to fix than the front-end.

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The front does remind me of early works 240z race cars, before the gnose was available they had been experimenting with changes to the front-end to improve cooling and aerodynamics.

 

Unfortunately I couldn't find more short-nose examples. (Some images of 240ZR's below)

http://www.yatsuzaka.com/gallery/PC/N-Z.HTML

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works-240z-early2.jpeg

works-240z-early.jpeg

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That 73 is listed as a 71 :(. We have discussed the Green 907 car pretty extensively previously. (HS30-00675)

 

http://www.viczcar.com/forum/topic/1924-cars-for-sale-3rd-party-sites-ebay-carsales-etc/?p=164605

 

Seems like another "don't know their arse from elbow dealer".

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The good thing is that we have the chassis number of that Bolwell inspired Z.

 

hs-03102623

 

Which I guess should be:

 

HS30-102623.

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Sorry guys, I normally check the age....I could not see anything on the advert and had not seen it before :-\

 

Just to be clear - I wasn't having a go at you about the age of the ad oldmates260Z.

 

I can't see anything on the ad showing when it was posted either. When I said it was 4 years old, I was just going from the matching description, location and price that I saw on zzzzed's 2011 post about this car. I guess it's possible that it has been for sale ever since.

 

I find it annoying that car ads on some sites never seem to be removed - its very misleading. Maybe some do it to pretend they have more active listings than they really have.

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