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  1. Gyra

    Wheel Arch Replacement Repair Panels 240Z

    I’m after these too! Happy to join in a group buy.
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    L28 Efi Itb Build

    The current issue of Practical Performance Car has an article on fitting an EFI setup to a 240. http://www.ppcmag.co.uk/ Theyre using an Omex kit, which looks similar to the EFI hardware gear
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    Not a Z

    Cool! But even cooler is the datsun dc3 for sale on that site... Can anyone translate?
  4. Hi folks, i'm looking for a 240/260 wiper motor. The current one has seized, and the smoke got out before the fuse blew... Happy to pay reasonable cost. I'm located north of Melbourne. Thanks! Gary
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    WTB: Bridge/manifold washers

    I've got a spare set if you want them. These were made up from washers by an exhaust shop when I had some headers fitted. Strangely 1 is flat. The other 5 have a step on them. I'm in Gisborne if you want to pick them up (or Docklands during the week). Or I could mail them free if you donate to the site... Cheers Gary
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    Wheels...almost free!

    Hotwires are gone!
  7. Hi folks, I've got some rims taking up space in my shed - will swap for a slab (not light beer - maybe Fat yak) or a decent 240 wiper motor. Four 260Z rims - Surface is pitted, but look like they should polish up ok. No centre caps or nuts. Four 14" hotwires, with 215/65 Bridgestone Turanza's on them. One tyre worn on the inside edge, otherwise OK tread. Pickup is from Gisborne. Cheers, Gary
  8. Hmm, mine is a 72 auto, 2450 pounds (1111 kg)! Which places it in the next bracket (original weight x 5) So I "could" go for a 5.55 litre engine... Interesting stuff - it would seem to make Tim's 6 litre conversion a rare breed. Anyway, sorry for hijacking your build thread. Awesome work, and it has inspired me to get back into working on my car. G
  9. Just reading the ncop specs for engine upgrades, it says the maximum displacement will be Original mass (kg) x 4 for cars between 800kg and 1100kg. I recall a 240z was just under 1100kg (dry weight?) So this means the maximum size engine swap for a 240z is now only around 4.3 litres? Theres more info herehttp://www.infrastructure.gov.au/roads/vehicle_regulation/bulletin/pdf/NCOP3_Section_LA_Engine_01jan2011_v3.pdf G
  10. Hmm, might be on to something here. Although it might be better to start with transplanting the engine from a 280 into a 240. And then have a quiet cup of tea and reconsider things...
  11. What side of town are you on? I'd be happy to take a look if you want. $1000 sounds expensive just to change over to 240 carbs! (Then again, it can be fiddly, and time is money) G
  12. Hi mate, nice car! Have you tried winding the jets back up a touch? Also check that the "choke" mechanisms aren't stuck while your there. Could also be a stuck float in one of the carbies - but better to try the easy stuff first. Also, how do you know it's running rich? What colour are the spark plugs after a run? G
  13. Hey guys, it was great to see a nice row of Z's out in the sunshine! I was very impressed with the two-tone brown 1600 too. Cheers, G
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    280zx - What paint design would you go for?

    I think the 280zx looks best in silver - it keeps with the 1980's "techno" ethos, like old casio watches and VCR's. Otherwise I reckon the metallic magenta from the Torana concept car would be stunning: Link But steer clear of the dodgy matching white leather interior... G