Jump to content


Photo

Lurch’s ‘Early Girl’ 240Z!


  • Please log in to reply
230 replies to this topic

#41 Lurch ™

Lurch ™

    Curator of the 'Gavin Collection'

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,658 posts
  • Location:Victoria
  • Tagline:In my Den of Rust & Sin

Posted 01 June 2010 - 07:32 AM

Needs some work Lurch.... I'll give you $1250 for it  :P 

Needs some work?! Kiss my bum, you heathen! :P

i will give you $2500, instant profit !  ;D

You already have 5 Chong - I'm not going to be your enabler for any more!

good work lurch! in the first photo it looks like it had both fender and normal mirrors? (and not the normal fender mirrors either?)

i vote you find some original 240z mirrors. do you know how many kms the chassis has on it? looks very nice

Thanks Ev.
It's never had fender mirrors mate, But in time I'll try tracking down some correct chrome 240Z door mirrors.
The chassis has done over 250,000 miles, so it's done some work.
Milage like that doesn't really concern me though.

Well done Lurch.  I'm happy for you.  (They're right, sarcasm does convey well in writing).  I'm not in the slightest bit jealous.  I'm not in the slightest bit pi$$ed off that I can't even find a half decent DONOR car for that sort of money!!

Seriously mate well done, I'm happy for you.  (Got you again!!)

Now the cat is out, so to speak, is Lurch Enterprises back up and running??????

Bwahaha, normally Italics are used to convey sarcasm Simon ;)
Thanks anyway, I know you mean well :) BTW you'r being a girly man about finding parts for your shell - theres more than one way to go about getting parts!
Restart the sideline business? Hrmm... maybe. But it would only be on a job buy job basis...

Typical Sulio, trying to ruffle a few feathers. I would be very surprised if Lurch got it that cheap. Then again, who knows right?

I really got a chuckle out of Suls joke :D
I paid a LOT more then $2,250.00 for it. It's very much worth it though ;)


BTW last night I fitted up my new door Pinchweld/Doorseal, that I got courtesy of Simon (Thomo260).
It fitted beautifully (it's top quality stuff), so hopefully less wind noise now & no cracked/broken pinchweld falling off...  ::)

#42 620Z

620Z

    The 1000+ club

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,710 posts
  • Location:VICTORIA - Rowville

Posted 01 June 2010 - 09:16 AM

Well I'm a bit late seeing this thread. But it's a great read and I'm wrapped for you Lurch. I know how much you love the Zed and now you finally own a great Car with some awesome history and a true classic. Well done mate. You must be chuffed to say the least. I take it you will be looking forward to bringing her along to Thredbo in Feb next year. I know a long way off but it is a big drive.
I look forward to seeing it at the Jag Club as I'm sure plenty of people will. So keep buffing that paint work so she looks perfect on the night. I will try not to lean over the car whilst eating some Pizza.  :D

#43 zedevan

zedevan

    The 1000+ club

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,347 posts
  • Location:Melbourne

Posted 01 June 2010 - 08:16 PM

Fwiw lurch the black mirrors are off 240z's, the chrome ones are about an inch shorter and off a 1600 or something, but are interchangable and commonly put onto zeds. I have the chrome ones and due to my height the passenger side wiper starts to block the pass side mirror, but not enough to be an issue - particularly for u!

#44 Lurch ™

Lurch ™

    Curator of the 'Gavin Collection'

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,658 posts
  • Location:Victoria
  • Tagline:In my Den of Rust & Sin

Posted 01 June 2010 - 08:31 PM

Yeah Ev, I seem to remember reading about the fender mirrors & which ones where the 'correct' ones & whatnot.
I reckon I'd find the fender mirrors a PITA too see out of anyway - having them on the door is much more convenient :)


I'm also now on the hunt for the correct rocker/tappet/valve cover.
The one on it currently is the std "Nissan OHC" one.
The one that 'should' be one there is: "Nissan 2400 - OHC". However, I feel this is going to be a time consuming & costly exercise to find one  :(

#45 benny

benny

    The 1000+ club

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,733 posts
  • Location:Peninsula Area - VIC

Posted 01 June 2010 - 08:59 PM

as the mods would say... SEARCH (ebay.com)

http://cgi.ebay.com/...1#ht_897wt_1167

Ben ;)

#46 Toecutter

Toecutter

    The 2000+ club

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,274 posts
  • Location:Kensington, Victoria

Posted 01 June 2010 - 09:13 PM

haha - yer I thoguht the price would get peoples attention. Low number car like that is nice thing to hold on to just make sure you insure it accordingly. Can't wait to see it for real!

Well done Lurch, great find and good read! We could use some of that intro for a feature car if you like!?

Cheers,
Sulio

#47 Lurch ™

Lurch ™

    Curator of the 'Gavin Collection'

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,658 posts
  • Location:Victoria
  • Tagline:In my Den of Rust & Sin

Posted 01 June 2010 - 09:18 PM

as the mods would say... SEARCH (ebay.com)

http://cgi.ebay.com/...1#ht_897wt_1167

Ben ;)


Already found that. I'd rather try & locate one closer to home, rather than resort to buying out of the US.

Suls, maybe - but I think Craig was next in line with his Zed?

#48 benny

benny

    The 1000+ club

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,733 posts
  • Location:Peninsula Area - VIC

Posted 01 June 2010 - 09:20 PM

yep... last i was over at rob's place (zfactory) he had a pile of valve covers he may have one!!

Ben

#49 sco_aus

sco_aus

    The 2000+ club

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,484 posts
  • Location:Canberra, ACT
  • Tagline:Scott

Posted 01 June 2010 - 10:25 PM

Actually Lurchos, my Landcruiser has a small mirror on the front left of the bullbar and the Toyota Surfs had them on the front left panel, it is way better than the standard side mirror because it covers the blind spot.  Its also less effort to look at and with the size of the B pillar in the zeds, checking blind spots is not a bad idea.

#50 620Z

620Z

    The 1000+ club

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,710 posts
  • Location:VICTORIA - Rowville

Posted 02 June 2010 - 08:47 AM

Lurch you go ahead with your write up on your car. I am a ways off on doing mine. So feel free especially since it is half written already. Oh and I reckon buy that cover from the USA. Buying from O/Seas these days isn't an issue. It will be one less thing to do or locate later on.

#51 DatPilot

DatPilot

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 344 posts
  • Location:Australia
  • Tagline:you are a goose

Posted 02 June 2010 - 03:02 PM

Couldnt you modify an existing rocker cover? (machine off the letters, then weld on some new ones cut by waterjet or dremel???)
If you need a CAD file I can arrange it (master Cad monkaey for last 10 years)
Excellent thread too, congratulations on the car aswell!

Can I ask what version Wolf 3d it is running? I have purchased a v4 plus, but need a base map on it to run my L24e (then turbo in the future)

#52 Zedman240®

Zedman240®

    The 2000+ club

  • Moderators
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,198 posts
  • Location:Way out SE Melbourne
  • Tagline:I want your old SHOGUN bike! PM me now...

Posted 02 June 2010 - 04:00 PM

Said it before and I'll say it again..bargain of the century! Well done Lurch...welcome to the "early girl" fleet!

Datpilot, if you need a map, if the V500 maps work, I can email you my map for a L24. Depnds though what ignition setup you are running..

#53 zedevan

zedevan

    The 1000+ club

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,347 posts
  • Location:Melbourne

Posted 02 June 2010 - 05:18 PM

the only issue i had changing to fender mirrors besides getting used to it for the first time when changing from a car without them - same as going from a car with indicators on the wrong side - was that its impossible to checkout anything that you've just driven by in them as the reflectioin is just to small for any real detail. But it includes heaps more in it so you never need to head check, as in a zed you hardly have to anyway

#54 Lurch ™

Lurch ™

    Curator of the 'Gavin Collection'

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,658 posts
  • Location:Victoria
  • Tagline:In my Den of Rust & Sin

Posted 02 June 2010 - 05:26 PM

DatPilot, I may have made a typo - it's a Wolf V4.
I can send you a copy of the map if you like - but it is running a fair amount of full advance.....

#55 DatPilot

DatPilot

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 344 posts
  • Location:Australia
  • Tagline:you are a goose

Posted 03 June 2010 - 01:33 PM

Cheers for the replies gents, pm's sent

#56 lbs1969

lbs1969

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 15 posts

Posted 05 June 2010 - 11:20 PM

Well done Lurch - pleased to hear of another owner of an early Z - just 1 question - who are you? ;)

#57 pantah

pantah

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 48 posts
  • Location:Japan
  • Tagline:New Member

Posted 05 June 2010 - 11:28 PM

Nice one...I seem to recall Lurch asking you the same thing when you made an enquiry about your ' early' 240Z........

#58 RBZ 260

RBZ 260

    The 1000+ club

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,174 posts
  • Location:Adelaide
  • Tagline:S chassis Nutter

Posted 07 June 2010 - 11:18 AM

Lurch re:rocker cover

did the PO change the cover or is it the one that come with the car?

y i ask is cause mine is 227 and i got the same cover as you. maybe the OZ had those while yanks had the 2400 one.

if not true ill be after one as well. LOL

#59 Zedman240®

Zedman240®

    The 2000+ club

  • Moderators
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,198 posts
  • Location:Way out SE Melbourne
  • Tagline:I want your old SHOGUN bike! PM me now...

Posted 07 June 2010 - 11:46 AM

I asked Rob at the Z Factory about those early 2400 rocker covers and almost 80% of the early zeds he has seen, only a select few had them..

#60 mossy

mossy

    The 1000+ club

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,776 posts
  • Location:Melbourne

Posted 07 June 2010 - 01:13 PM

Mine is an early one too and the rocker says NISSAN OHC




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users