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  2. I’ve read about and seen lots of your work....And I have no doubt you could. I’m not sure your business is a charity though!?
  3. I can help you transform it into what you want now - you just have to ask
  4. Oh stop it. Any more z porn and I’m gonna need a Gatorade.
  5. Wait till you see the suspension components and fuel tank...
  6. Did someone make an offer outside of eBay? If so, can I ask what it sold for? I like to keep track of values.
  7. Yeah I really felt for him, he sent me a video of it heading off on the truck and I could tell he was pretty upset. I won’t be far away from buying again, I’ve just realised (as I’m sure many have before me) that I need to spend a bit more and get something that I don’t have to work on. Lots of people love a project and turning it in to what they want, I just wanting something to enjoy without the greasy hands every weekend!
  8. Geez, that's depressing in itself!
  9. The guy From Kalgoorlie who bought it moved To Cairns for a job last year then lost his job and had to sell it just to survive. He’d spent a tonne of cash getting it containered to cairns and then it sat in his garage for 6 months.
  10. Hey mate, sad to see you're selling it already! Where in the story did it end up in Townsville?
  11. Thanks Mick. Battery is in the boot in a battery box. Back left corner. I could have left it there, but thought better in back for weight distribution.
  12. Just got my original bumpers back from the re-chroming...I will miss my left kidney but damn was it worth it to have original bumpers looking this fantastic!! Great job Les and Locky from LCR and CAF respectively.
  13. The steering wheel restoration begins!
  14. Datsun 260z 2+2 Auto - $17500 Chassis GRS30-000516 03/1974 Australian Compliance The car was a regular drive for an elderly guy in Perth, WA, who had done a small restoration. From what I know it was re-painted in the original Light Blue Metallic, had door and window seals, carpets, radiator renewed. I have no idea if the engine was swapped at the same time but it now has an L28 (engine number L28-604966) with P90 head and N36 Intake Manifold with Flat Tops, with most of the SMOG gear taken off. The Auto Gearbox was rebuilt at the same time which I have a receipt for, and it appears the car has only done 1000 Kms since. The car hasn’t been road registered since 2009 when it was purchased by the direct previous owner. It then spent 10 years in dry storage in Karlgoorlie WA, started once a week and drive a 5-10 kms each month. The guy who owned it for the 10 years bought it without really knowing much about Datsun’s, but loved the body shape and covered it in waxoyl/fish oil to look after for the underbody and usual rust areas until he could start a V8 conversion. I bought the car sight unseen on the basis of a thousand pictures, and a general judge of character of the guy selling, and I wasn’t disappointed. He gave me so much info about the car and the pictures were 100% legit – he showed me every little thing I would possibly need to know/see. I had plans of getting the car on club plates and then upgrading the normal things myself along the way. eg: Manual Box, Triple Webers, Wheels, Suspension etc, but usual story…...three Kids and lack of appropriate workshop space, but mostly my lack of patience means I’d really just like to buy something that already has the setup I am after so I can just enjoy the car with the family and not have to get too dirty in the process. I have done a full service just to be sure, and the car is running as good as it can with the flat top Carbies. It drives well and I’ve had it out for a few runs on a Unreg Permit just to test it out. The Auto Gearbox was rebuilt in 2008 which I have a receipt for, and it appears the car has only done 1000 Kms since then! Depending on your plans, the main things you need to know: - Paintwork: the new paint in circa 2006-08 was obviously not well prepared, or of good quality. It has fine crows feet over most surfaces. Some surfaces (doors, bonnet, guards) have virtually nothing, some have worse signs (roof and hatch) To the naked eye from 2-3 metres, you cant see anything but upon close inspection its obvious. - There is only one small area of rust , which is in the front of the passenger side chassis rail just before the Radiator Support. Arches, floorplan, main chassis rails are all in really good shape. - There is little to no bog in the car except the Rear Hatch – which is also the spot of worst crows feet in the paintwork - There is a dent and rubbed paintwork on each rear quarter. They were already there when I got the car. Nothing too much to sort. Happy for anyone to have a look over the car, unless you are in one of “those” suburbs in Melbourne! I’m based in Bayside, Melbourne.
  15. Yesterday
  16. Great write up GregTas and yes a super today engine bay. wheres your battery? looks like there might be an oil catch can in the standard battery location
  17. @Hood280zx I have a second hand hedders from SW that came off a L28 but you would need to get them recoated. Send me a pm if you intrested
  18. JDM-TOY

    240z/260z wanted

    Missed the boat A few spare kidneys will do the job lol I agree with Gavin, plus minimum 30k for minor rust work and paint. Then you have running gear, missing parts that you will need to buy (new aftermarket or old parts that need fixing), interior, wiring, wheels & tyres and the list goes on. Best to find a really clean example and enjoy that one and add your own mods to your taste. But its all up to you in the end.
  19. You will need the following: Cash, Cash, Cash, Time and More Time. And some hair colour for the whites that will come out half way through the build. Enjoy VID-20190506-WA0001.mp4
  20. Did it sell in the end? I see the listing was removed?
  21. Yes that's definitely worth understanding first because it could add quite a bit more to it and influence plans for the brake and suspension upgrades.
  22. I think Castlemaine Road shop offered engine mounts for RB conversions. You'll want a forward facing plenum also. To do away with the over valve cover jobby on the Rb25. Weigh up the cost of conversion vs a Les Collins built L-series. You could make some good power out of an L-series with $15-20k thrown at it. https://www.rodshop.com.au/datsun/240z-260z/em081-nissan-engine-mounts.html
  23. If you're going to put this on the road you will also have the added cost of getting it Engineered to meet your state's rules . That might also include brake upgrades and passing emissions regulations .
  24. Last week
  25. Thanks Greg, You definitely clarified a lot of things I wasn’t so sure about and by the way your engine looks great
  26. Hi Tom, Well I've done one, but I would say it's quite a bit more than a list of parts to buy, more a list of things to do, sort out. I'm sure there must be a lot of stuff online that covers it. Engine mounts made my own. I sat a dummy engine and gearbox in place and once where I wanted it worked out the dimensions for them and made them up. I believe it is possible to buy something, but might not get engine exactly where you want it.. Sump: I chopped the bottom off RB sump and made and new one with sump at rear. You can use a patrol RB sump and do it with less work. Gearbox: RB. Need to remove the speed sensor to fit it in the tunnel. Tailshaft: I used skyline shaft. Shortened to one piece. Replaced diff flange with Subaru STI 6 speed diff flange (Not easy to get locally). This flange has the same bolt pattern as Skyline shaft. So it then just bolts up. Radiator: Both fittings on drivers side. Plenum: Used Skyline front throttle body, but had to chop front of and realign it for induction pipe to go out the front. Intercooler: Modified it so pipes go through the air vent holes. Gearbox mount: Mount be able to buy one, but some have said what you can buy is not great. So might be better making your own up. Wiring: Either get a Skyline loom and wire it in. Or better way custom ecu and do your own loom. Time: A lot of it required. Cost: Quite a cost even if doing all the work and fabrication your self. If you have to pay someone to do it and cost is a possible constraint, then probably not something to consider doing. Stick with good L series. How's that for a start. Greg
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