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#1 mjfawke

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 07:31 PM

Not that I really want to sell... but she's been un-reg'ed for the last 10 months and I can't find a reason to register her as I never get to drive her. Yes, it's been started and moved regularly. Four kids, two dogs, not enough hours in the day or days in the week to have a 'toy' car any more.

All questions and photo requests welcome. I'll try not to leave any surprises.

Model: 240z HS30-00908 July 1971.

Location: Canberra

Item Condition: Fair. Paint needs a damned good cut & polish. various chips and dents, slight crease in passengers side guard after some a-hole clipped it in the work carpark. Interior was re-trimmed by PO, but it's a bit tired. Replacement seats fitted, but drivers is pretty worn. And (once again) one or two of the injectors are weeping.

Body: Rear end has had some repair work done around the rear hatch lower surround - only visible because the not-quite-perfect filler job. Rust bubbles in the lower front guards, some small floor sections and rails were replaced by the PO, mainly due to a leaking master clutch cylinder. Rear hatch has has the single gas strut removed as the rear hatch has a crack where the hinge is welded on. Windscreen was replaced by PO, reportedly had to be trimmed slightly to fit, there is a crack in paint at the top of the drivers side A pillar... hasn't changed in the 10+ years I've had the car... and a small crease in the bottom of the A pillar. The bonnet is not genuine Nissan. But the underside and front rails are damned straight, and there are no air leak noises from the drivers side door when moving. In heavy rain, there is a slight water leak from the passengers side door seal at the front... but it's not a car you drive in the rain (gets a lot sideways). Drivers side window winder is BROKEN, drivers side door latch mech needs replacing, it dislikes locking unless the door is closed "firmly".

Mechanical: Running. Noisy diff (typical R200 howl)... gearbox was rebuilt less than 1000km ago, but noisy still, mate who rebuilt it found it had had some gears replaced previously and some marks on the teeth... And it doesn't like the heat in slow traffic(ie. 30+C) the temp gauge starts to follow air temp as the FMIC blocks too much air to the 3-core copper rad... it really needs an alloy radiator.

Price and Payment Conditions: $13K. Bank Cheque from an Australian bank.

Registration: Will sell with 3 months ACT rego.

Engineers Certificate: Yes, but not for the front brakes, but the parts for that were all bolt-on so should be easy.

Extra Info: RB20DET w. RB25DET ceramic turbo (less than 1000km on the turbo), SS split sump pipe, FMIC, thermo fans, NisTune ECU (stock map... the loom was missing the diagnostics plug, needs wiring in), RB20DET GBox (centre console removed to fit as the shifter interferes with the stock console), Commodore turbo pump, lift pump, surge tank, fuel cooler under the rear, 280mm x 27mm vented front brakes with Hilux 4-spot cast iron calipers, R200 3.9:1 plate LSD, 14x7 rims with reeeeeally old tyres (10+ years), adjustable front coil overs (200lb/inch) on 260 2+2 inserts (front right upper bearing has a knock which goes away when the car gets moving but I have spares), unknown rear springs on Koni's. Front crossmember modded for bump steer & camber plus the front control arms might be a little longer than stock. TechEdge Wideband O2. Immobiliser wired into the loom... over the top job, even I struggle to work out what I did but there is a wiring diagram. Turbo plumbed for boost controller... never fitted the electronics, it's quick enough already even with the stock RB25 actuator. I also have... the original L24 block, the original E31 head, matching coil-over rear struts (2+2), a complete disk-brake rear end kit (300ZX rotors, skyline brackets, 280ZX calipers), spare strut housings, a 260Z coupe dash, the original centre console, 3" 5-point and 2" 4-point harnesses, a rear brace bar for harnesses... a tow bar (NEVER fitted). Plus a bunch of odds and ends collected over the last 20-odd years.

Pictures: Just a sample, happy to take pics of any aspect.
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Contact Details: PM.

And just to point out again : things that definitely need to be attended to - Drivers side latch assembly, drivers side window winder assembly, some new tyres (oooold!), engineers certificate for the front brakes.

Edited by mjfawke, 24 August 2016 - 11:23 AM.


#2 chris240

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 06:13 PM

Hey Michael I was suprised to get your PM  ;D
Very honest description. You could come for one last drive with Simon and me this weekend !
Anyway good luck with the sale.

#3 mjfawke

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 08:41 PM

A drive this weekend sounds lethal if it keeps raining!

Going to register it tomorrow and get it out on the road on Sat arvo to get the spiders off. Bleed brakes, oil change, coolant change... and a wash.

Also... glove box liner missing, PO kept it for his GF's 240z. Exhaust is a little thin, will need replacing soon, according to mate who moved the EGO sensor. Dash was re-covered by the PO, clock doesn't work... but tacho does! Brake master cyl is a 1" bore, only real men with leg muscles should consider buying this car.

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 01:49 PM

I hope it stays in ACT Michael.  Its a shame you have to sell mate.

#5 mjfawke

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 07:22 PM

Checked over, put rego sticker in car...... Yeeeeeeeehaaaaaawwwww! I'd forgotten how much fun this thing is to drive.

24mm front swaybar, 20mm rear, 200lb/inch front springs = big gokart.  Oh, and the 4.5kg CrMo flywheel does wonders for gear changes.

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 10:33 PM

So its not for sale anymore?

#7 mjfawke

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 07:02 AM

Still for sale... but lack of any requests for photos/details suggests nil interest here.

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 09:34 AM

I meant last time I didn't get to drive my car for a while, I thought about selling it.  Then I drove it and remembered why I did all that work :)

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 08:25 AM

PMd you.

#10 mjfawke

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 12:46 PM

Car is still for sale...
... if I fix everything up and sort the engineers cert., price will go up accordingly.


#11 mjfawke

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 04:09 PM

Just an update... currently registered, but when I started driving it again the motor appeared to have had a small coolant leak from the front cover, I'm guessing it's coming from the pump and running down inside the front cover.  But the last few weeks I've been driving it, it hasn't misbehaved again, so I'm not sure if it actually needs attention. 



#12 mjfawke

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 11:21 AM

Well - the wife's car got written off two weeks ago and the insurance money won't buy a decent replacement, so the 240Z has to go -  $8K as a rolling shell (without the diff), $12K complete with 12 months ACT rego.  Either way, the spares can go with the car.
ONO. Happy to negotiate.
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Posted 05 November 2013 - 07:59 PM

Looks like it needs some work got any updated photos ?
Would u consider a $9500 for it ?

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 08:41 AM

Any more photos?

#15 mjfawke

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 03:20 PM

Looks like it needs some work got any updated photos ?
Would u consider a $9500 for it ?


Give ZSpares just sold an absolute rust-bucket which had an asking price of $9.5k and needed floors, roof, guards and everything behind the diff replaced... I think that's a bit below what I'm prepared to let it go for.

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 03:23 PM

Any more photos?

Can do. Anything in particular you want to see?

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 03:26 PM

Some old photo's.

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 03:57 PM

How is the body on this 1 rust wise mate? Is there any structural rust to take note of or is it mostly just cosmetic and external panels?

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 09:38 PM

How is the body on this 1 rust wise mate? Is there any structural rust to take note of or is it mostly just cosmetic and external panels?

Bottom of the front guards in the only place I know it has rust.  And the PO. cut out the top of the airbox inlet to clean up a small rust hole.

I was slack with this car, I never had the front guards off, so I don't know what the front of the sills look like.

This car lived around the Albury/Cooma district before coming to Canberra, I knew the previous two owners.

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 09:55 PM

How far is Sydney to Canberra, Mr Google says 3 hours drive, but I'm a skeptic. Only ever driven from Melbourne to Sydney (not from Sydney toward the South).

I may have a car this weekend (may) so a drive to Canberra might be fun!




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