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  1. gilltech

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

    Cheers Alan for the info.
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    The Global Z-car (S30/S130) Market Thread.

    That rusty Fairlady Z-S looks to have the same chromed guard mirrors that our early NZ-new 260Zs got (like most they were long gone when I bought my car). Similar to those on other Jap-built Datsuns we got like the 160J SSS's and 180B SSS's etc but chrome rather than grey plastic.
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    240Z - Year of manufacture?

    Hear hear.
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    WTB: Drivers side seatbelt and buckle

    Either buy a new complying set, or find one to match the LH side - there are different seatbelts depending on whether 2-seat, 2+2, and what year the car was sold new or whether it was imported used.
  5. The early RHD '74s went to NZ. Mine is #115. I obtained some parts off #130 in a wrecker's yard. And there were others around with 100-series numbers. A mix of colours.
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    The Global Z-car (S30/S130) Market Thread.

    Well my NZ-new early '74 260Z didn't get the heated rear window, although the wiring was there; yet it did get the Hazard switch; but I'd have rather had the demister in the NZ winter climate. I suspect it was left off to keep the price down, cars in NZ were expensive enough with government import taxes. Edit: the NZ climate is the full four seasons, not unlike the southern parts of Australia. The only desert areas are alpine deserts. So we really should have got the HRW as standard. From years ago I can recall some of the NZ Z Club cars having the HRW, but which models and whether new or imports (there's a varied mix) I didn't investigate. For my purposes I just bought a switch from MSA and one of those stick-on HRW elements, the wiring was already there. Useful fitment in the winter going to the ski fields and winter sports.
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    Selling Car Advice

    To restore something is 'to put it back to the way it was originally'. By 'unrestored' I meant that literally as in how the car is currently presented, which is modified to your tastes in several areas, including roll cage, engine and wheels. No offence was intended, as I said above your car presents very well, but I think you will be able to tap into a different type of enthusiast with deeper pockets if you are able to put it back close to stock.
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    Moving from Perth to Brisbane

    Yes not worth risking a fine.
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    Moving from Perth to Brisbane

    A car from another state must be registered for Qld within 14 days. One can apply for a refund on the previous registration. And one must also obtain a Qld drivers licence.
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    Selling Car Advice

    My 2c worth, I agree with the others in that the cage would definitely put me off. IMO you're better to remove the cage and sell it separately but at a later date. Get rid of the race car stuff, it sends the wrong message despite your assurances that the car has been babied. Make sure you fill in the mounting holes and any sign it was ever there. Put the car back to as close to original 240Z spec as you can within reason, and advertise it along those lines. Externally and internally it presents well, right colour, nice engine bay, good clean condition and nice aftermarket wheels. Regarding the asking price, well IMO it does seem a tad hopeful for an unrestored car, but who knows. Whether the car owes you a little or a lot is not a potential purchaser's problem. As has been said above the market has slowed for hobby cars of all sorts, more supply and less demand.
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    Not a Z

    I'd guess it's one of the very first 120s, which had the alloy body, subsequent and the majority of the cars were steel bodied. Owner has a good supply of polish & free time I'd say.
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    Can this be repaired?

    Personally I'd be repairing what's there, unless you can get hold of a replacement quarter of course. IMO it would be preferable to temporarily remove some of the inside structure to enable access. Why not ask around or online to see if you can get a retired or freelance old-school panel-beater to come in & give you a day or two's work on it? That's what I've done in the past.
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    Spring free length

    The Haynes manual I have has different lengths for the 240Z fronts only.
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    MX-5 & RX-7

    Don't worry for me d3c0y. From a design standpoint I see a purity of line in the very early MX5 (c.1989?) depicted that I just don't see in the RX7 (what year?) standing alongside. That's all. But I appreciate both have their merits and advocates.
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    MX-5 & RX-7

    I think I prefer the 'before gymn' model. I have the same reaction to female body-builders, related in a way...