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#1 Hunter

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Posted 10 July 2008 - 09:05 PM

Tassie ZEDS I have seen:

I will take some photos one day.

WEST COAST TASMANIA
An old bloke owns a purple 260Z 2+2, he used to be my push bike mechanic when I used to race. it is straight bar a small dent on the back corner, but in desperate need of a polish or new paint job. vented bonnet and did have a front spoiler.
This car is probably what made me fall in love with the ZEDS, that and the old BISON Scalectrics car I had.

I have two 260Z 2+2's, One is rusty with a L28ET and the other a orange original which has some panel damage and blown big ends at the moment.

NORTH WEST TASMANIA
A Light Blue 240Z, with a 3.1 stroker and tripple webbers, fully welded in roll cage, fully race prepared also with rally timer in it. paint looks a bit rough.

WEST COAST TASMANIA
240Z , smick metalic maroon paint, custom flares and side skirts fully seemless and same colour as body, engine is not going but original. Interior is shmick.

LAUNCESTON TASMANIA
Orange 240Z with black bonnet, seen it drive past not sure what it has in it.

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 01:33 PM

Mine is located in the Huon Valley

Other Z's I know of in the Huon Valley include this early 240Z:

http://www.garagepan...s/07rnd4/31.jpg

It has quite a quick N/A L28 and runs in Targa C in the Super Series.  The owner also has a 2+2 260Z and has just purchased a V8 powered Z (another 240Z I think but I haven't seen it yet).

There's another guy from the Huon Valley who has a 260Z 2+2 and an imaculately restored 240Z with an L28 and a few other minor modifications.  The effort that has gone into this car is amazing.  His son also has a restored 240Z but I haven't seen this car yet.

In the Hobart area I've seen a very tidy original looking 260Z 2+2 where I park my car to walk to work each day.  Unfortunately it doesn't look like it's being garaged so I don't know if it'll stay that way.

I've heard of a few other tidy original cars lurking in garages that don't see daylight.

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 01:41 PM

NATONE TASMANIA
A Light Blue 240Z, with a 3.1 stroker and tripple webbers, fully welded in roll cage, fully race prepared also with rally timer in it. paint looks a bit rough.


I think there's photos of this car on the NWCC web site.  It's a gravel rally car right?

LAUNCESTON TASMANIA
Orange 240Z with black bonnet, seen it drive past not sure what it has in it.


I think I saw this on the hill at Baskerville at the last round of the super series.  I only saw it from a long way away but it looked pretty cool.


On a side note.
Probably pays not to get too specific about locations on these kind of threads.  My car lives in a very secure location but others may be vulnerable to theft if the wrong person reads this.

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 06:58 PM

Point taken with the locations, all the cars mentioned are secured away anyway.

Yes the 240Z is a gravel rally car, and is on the NWCC site.

Thanks for the feedback.

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 07:21 PM

Pictures from http://www.nwcctas.org.au

I have taken a ride in this car on a local hillclimb, IT HAS MORE GRUNT THAN A PIGFARM. It has a 3.1L stroker in it.

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 07:22 PM

More pics from NWCC

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 08:38 PM

well im up on the northwest coast of tassie but car hasnt been out of my drive for bit over 3 years well might have made it out on to the culdersack few times recently but has no exhaust hoping to fix that in next couple weeks

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 08:50 PM

Nice car ZED ..........what sort of engine has it got in it?

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 10:35 PM

well when picture was taken it was running nissan v8 the older y44 motor and celica 5 speed gearbox
New engine is ls1 5.7 ltr v8 from hsv clubsport complete with 6 speed box and r200 lsd diff have driven it few times just finishing off few items before hitting the road for first good drive

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 12:59 PM

You missed this one

http://www.nwcctas.org.au/Ade%2034.JPG

RB30ET :)

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 07:13 PM

thats elphs old car sold to melbourne long time ago any idea where roger brownriggs rally car ended up

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 08:03 PM

thats elphs old car sold to melbourne long time ago


Do you know much about the car?  A few people have told me it was quite quick

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 08:26 PM

yeah it got along reasonably quickly raced against it one weekend but many years ago now know it was quicker than my car at the time wasnt finished off that well sort just thrown together but went well

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Posted 16 July 2008 - 06:23 PM

Elph bought my 1989 300ZX TT Z32 a few months ago

he is putting it in targa next year. He wanted to buy my 260Z's off me but I wanted to keep them

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Posted 25 August 2008 - 06:14 PM

hey guys,
bought my zed few months ago, faded browny bronze colour, Tim had it advertised on here for 4900, but got it for 3600 so i was stoked, its just got a l28 twin carb's, 5sp . keen to get her restored, needs a respray, and some wider rims. can anyone suggest a good place to get it tuned, also diff has a wine so on the hunt for a new one. cheers guys

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Posted 26 August 2008 - 01:01 PM

Welcome to the forum Nozzle.  What area of Tasmania are you from?  I'll send you a PM with the number of a guy that has heeeeeaps of Z parts.  The diff isn't likely to bust any time soon, they're very strong.  But if you're sick of the noise and want to replace it then this guy should have one  ;)

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Posted 27 August 2008 - 07:10 PM

South hobart mate, yeah I'm loving the z already, yeah noise doesn't bother me,just turn the stezza up. Changed the oil in it the other day, filled it with some thick stuff. should get a datto cruise/meet happening sometime, i know a couple of boys that would be keen! 

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Posted 28 August 2008 - 07:57 PM

Check out this forum if you haven't already

http://datsunownerst...roboards79.com/

A few guys are planning to meet up at the MCCT club day at Baskerville this weekend.  One of the forum members is having a run there.  I'm not sure if I'll be able to make it or not but there should be a few friendly Datsun enthusiasts there :)

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Posted 28 August 2008 - 11:36 PM

I seen that brown one for sale, looks great.

elcome to the club

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Posted 22 September 2008 - 05:45 PM

Howdy guy's,

I was digging though some photo's and found one of the mighty Mick in action at a clubday.....a little while ago!!! I'm very glad you kept the Zed Mick and sold those silly wankels. I'm looking foward to seeing it in action with the LS-1, they are a magic motor!

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