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  2. gav240z

    The Build 73 240Z

    That engine stand is a joke.. an Rb26 shouldn't weigh 500kg. But perhaps it's made for V engines with all the weight closer to the post. Not a straight 6? The stand I bought, which you saw was a $50 Gumtree job. Holds the L28 just fine. Ha.
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  4. JDM-TOY

    The Build 73 240Z

    Hey Guys Just a small update, picked up the RB26 today and took a heap of clips, nuts and bolts to get cadmium gold plated. Mostly I had the R33 front caliper bits and also my bonnet hinges. Tomorrow I will take the calipers to get powder coated in gloss black and have the nissan letters pin stripped in white. I called Just Jap spairs looking gor a RB25 5 speed and they said they only sell new OME gearboxes from Nissan for 3K. I can pick up a 2nd hand one up for $1300 and risk it being damaged but im tempted knowing that I can get a brand new but 3K is a little on the high side. Ill wait after Christmas and see what happens. So I purchased a 500kg engine stand from super cheap thinking it will hold the engine but I was wrong. As I put the engine on the stand and lowered the hoist the engine fell forward and nearly flipped lol, lucky the engine was still on the hoist. I think the stand needs longer legs to carry the RB weight but hopefully should be ok for the L28 engine to sit on. So I purchased the RB without the manifold or turbo, computer and wiring. Looking at single turbo and custom manifold, haven't decided on what turbo yet. But I definitely will go down the Haltec elite path. Wiring I will leave to Justin Love my Caddy Van so useful with plenty of room and strap points. Happy Restorations
  5. All our tool collections start somewhere. I plan to use this year's bonus to add to mine.
  6. That's what I was looking for.
  7. A ball-peen hammer and a block of hardwood will get you started.
  8. KatoKid

    Fender Mirrors - Victoria requirements

    There are agents in Japan that you can engage to certify that the car is asbestos free and this is accepted by Aus authorities and stops them digging further when the car arrives here. Cant find the link but it isn't overly expensive.
  9. It would be easy with all the tools in the garage! Welding will be my next challenge, I'll be asking about alternatives for it soon after I'll force metal into shape with my sheer will
  10. I’m interested in the issues around asbestos. After watching the MCM videos with their S30 JDM import. they often mentioned they would have liked to have kept the original donk if it wasn’t for the gaskets containing asbestos. i wondered why they wouldn’t have just stripped the motor to individual components and put it in the boot for reassembly in Australia. maybe in their case, they never actually intended on keeping the original motor but, I figure it’s an option for some one that is serious about keeping the original motor. good luck and I look forward to hearing your experience.
  11. Kuba

    Various early 240z parts needed

    Hey mate, I have the glovebox light assembly (globe is burned out though), will exchange for a wiper motor electric cable grommet
  12. KatoKid

    Fender Mirrors - Victoria requirements

    This will be hits and miss and totally dependent on the people involved and their opinions. I got my 4/71 240Z engineered and registered 12 months ago and it flew through with no one baulking at the original JDM mirrors ....but I had done my homework and was ready to fight the battle if needs be. First link provides background and some dates on ADR's: https://infrastructure.gov.au/vehicles/design/ Second link provides more details and specific ADR's: https://infrastructure.gov.au/vehicles/design/second_edition_adrs.aspx Here is the relevant mirror ADR but it didn't come into effect until Jan 1972: https://infrastructure.gov.au/vehicles/design/files/14.pdf Good luck!
  13. DreamZproject

    Various early 240z parts needed

    Now I have some time off work I can finally get around to starting some of the small details items on the Z. I have been driving it as much as possible and LOVING it, but those small niggly things are always a pain huh!? Here is a massive ass list of things that I'm sure I'll have to order online, but if anyone has any that'd be awesome! LH Fairlady Z badge Dash matt Bonnet twisted spring thingo Bonnet stand latch (that stops it from moving on the front crossmember) Rear hatch seal (proper fitting one, not universal) Z hub center cap Inner door handle cups Seat back adjustment winder cap (+nut) Door glass wipers inside + out (that stops water coming in) Seat adjuster lever cap Accelerator pin linkage bushing (mine slops all over the place and I'm not sure which part is worn...) Right front cabin air duct Accelerator firewall grommet Bonnet release cable grommet Wiper motor electric cables grommet Stiffer steering wheel linkage bushing (there is a pretty big deadspot. Will this erase it or is it more integral?) Lower radiator hose (aftermarket radiator, but I believe its all the same location...) All dash bulbs Center console light Cabin air controls stickers (which knob does what...) Glovebox light (does a bulb just slot in behind that pressure switch!?) Fuse diagram sticker (and where does it go?) Center console (arm area) switches? or lights? (not sure what goes there) Early 240z choke and hand accelerator knobs (+ grub screw?)
  14. I have a spare pair if your still looking. Not too far from you either.
  15. 260z 2+2 for sale in Tasmania. https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/blackstone-heights/cars-vans-utes/datsun-260z-2-2/1203506048
  16. gav240z

    Spotted (Vic)

    Well it looks like the house is sold now. So the car is next. https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/briar-hill/cars-vans-utes/datsun-260z-2-2-auto/1203498256 Also selling the other bus. https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/briar-hill/cars-vans-utes/range-rover-hiline-1985-deceased-estate-any-offer-considered/1198018563 https://www.realestateview.com.au/real-estate/11-lees-road-lower-plenty-vic/property-details-sold-residential-12226796/
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  18. I've heard that there are more restrictions in Vic relative to Qld.
  19. theremm

    Fender Mirrors - Victoria requirements

    I have genuine fender mirrors installed on 73 240z, although they are not original to the vehicle. I put them on myself when I bought the car, and didn't have any problems getting a roadworthy certificate in Queensland. Not sure about other states though.
  20. Yeah i didn't know that the modern ones came with the short ratio. I thought they were all 3.54 Torsens.
  21. I am going to bring my 1972 Fairlady Z into Au from the US. (It is JDM car with fender mirrors) I have been told I will need to have the vehicle inspected by an engineer and it will need to meet Australian design rules in place at the time of the build. The list included; Rear view mirrors, the RHS mirror has to be adjustable from the drivers seat (electric mirror or on drivers door) – manual mirror on front guard not legal. Anyone running fender mirrors? How did you go getting around this requirement? My fall back is to 3d model and print a version that looks like the originals but incorporates a power mirror motor assembly. (I'm working through the required asbestos testing required prior to shipping and will share my learnings and experience later).
  22. So you can see some of my progress on the rear of the car in this thread here. Interestingly I tried to buy this panel the other week and got outbid! I just couldn't justify the price of a second hand piece that would still need work. So I'll persist with this repair for now. Although my OCD means I'm going to be hard to please with this repair work. :). Even though this panel won't be seen once painted etc.. (top half). A friend in the US has this panel, I just need to get his butt into gear to help me ship it back here... but like anything you can't wait forever and like I mentioned before, I am happy to practice. My oxy welding skills have improved significantly, just working on these 2 tricky sections. So even if I don't use either, it won't go to waste. On another topic... I also tried restoring the washer bottles using the Retr0Bright technique, although it did look "improved" I wouldn't call them restored. I suspect I didn't have enough "heat" so will need to get more hydrogen peroxide to give it another go. It does appear they "lifted" in colour, but not enough. This is what I'm attempting. https://www.classiczcars.com/forums/topic/47489-refreshing-your-windshield-washer-bottle/ Reproduction washer bottles exist here. http://www.zzxdatsun.com/catRequests.php But where is the fun in that?
  23. gav240z

    Rear Slam Panel Rust Repair.

    Spent some time this afternoon tracing out the original valance section (tail lamp sections). Here it is for reference. Which looks like this once traced out. Transferred to my repaired panel. Test fit 1 side done. Time to do the other side also. Still need to file it up and hammer dolly the folds better. Top and bottom pieces haven't been joined yet. But already you can see it taking shape. Still plenty of work to do, I must buy a compressor (and air tools) + oxy/acetylene welder because tafe has ended for the year and I don't have either of those tools at home.
  24. Hammer and dolly is the only way to fix those dents... You can't wish it back into shape Hard part is going to be those rusted spots! Do you have a welder or access to 1?
  25. Hi Guys, I'm looking to start repair of lower valance and indicator panels as my first attempt in panel repair, the result doesn't need to be superb quality as I like the airdam look but it also causes me to set-up ramps getting in and out of my driveway. Good excuse to try and learn! I've got panels which are a bit dented and rusted. I've read a few topics and youtube videos to start but will appreciate any tips on where to start, I'm planning to start trying fixing the dents first and then move on to the rust repairs. For starters, is there any alternative to using hammer and dolly for dents repair on panels like those, or should I just try to find a used set on ebay?
  26. Mike260LW

    Adelaide Rally

    Great work Roger and Annie. That's a fantastic result!
  27. gav240z

    TOPY steel rims 2/72 matched set

    Just bought a set in the US, with 72 date stamps (for my 72 240z) gonna cost me close to that by the time they get landed...
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  29. gav240z

    The Global Z-car (S30/S130) Market Thread.

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