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  1. gilltech

    Home Built Z 'full Video Build'

    Maybe so. But I've also seen several 240Zs with substitute diffs installed and their non-matching moustache bars mounted whichever way round to best fit and installed incorrectly. People use whatever they can get their hands on to get mobile. So take measurements off an original car if you can.
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    Evie 1972 Datsun 240z

    If the 260Z door shell is a really good one then an option would be to retrieve the inner panel from a discarded rusted-out 240Z door and graft that in so you can fit your 240Z winder, trim panel, pull handle etc. No different to bodywork repairs on any other part of the car.
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    1980 280 ZX • Cooling Thermostst outlet

    Depending whether you need a 2-bolt or 3-bolt cover but I see one or the other of them on eBay fairly regularly.
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    Evie 1972 Datsun 240z

    The spring is on the opposite side of a 260Z winder to a 240Z. And early and late 260Z winders differ too. Which affects the pressings and hole layout on the inner door skin.
  5. Or it may be a late '72 first registered in '73? Or it might have come from a different market, maybe NZ, and not be Australia-new? Looks nice enough. Hmm, I seem to remember those aftermarket black plastic mirrors from the '80s.
  6. Well spotted, no vents or their badges. Some of the other badges removed too.
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    240z Tool kit

    Well I have a very early '74 260Z ex-NZ which I've owned since '84 and AFAIK the toolkit is all original along with the steel spare wheel and would probably be identical to that of your '73. Carry pouch with pair spanners, pliers, reversible screw driver, 2-piece jack handle & wheel nut wrench; plus the scissor jack and a pair of chocks of the fixed type. And not 'Zed' specific either, other Datsuns of that era owned by me, friends and family had basically an identical kit. I suspect the folding chocks came out later; I have a pair which AFAIK came from a USA 280Z. My 2c worth anyway.
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    The Chook Shed Aka RS30-000792

    2-seat & 2+2 dashes are the same, minor changes with the gauges as the years went by. There's nothing left to re-skin so you'll need to find a replacement dash; but they come up for sale from time-to-time as cars get parted out. Then depending on what condition it's in & your budget then decide to get it re-skinned or not. If the dash wiring loom is toast then you can get another loom with the dash. Earlier cars generally had more basic wiring looms than later ones. Hang in there, the demo stage is always daunting.
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    The Chook Shed Aka RS30-000792

    Early '74 260Zs like mine #115 still have the mechanical pump a la 240Z, but the electric substitution can't have been far behind as the additional wiring is already there (but taped up) for an electrical pump down by the fuel tank. So if your electric pump is mounted there it's quite possibly original or an OEM replacement of some kind. Your 2-pipe fuel rail complete with restriction 'orifice' all looks stock to me. Flat top specs varied somewhat from market to market, like Gav I've seen several different variants. As said, in hot climes they gained a reputation for vapour lock. If anything they tend to run a little too lean, a product of the '70s oil crisis era. While they can be tuned to run quite well parts for tweaking them further are very limited if available at all. Hence many people ditch them in favour of something else.
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    S30 2 Seater

    Absolutely. But if you see a likely car come up at a sensible price then get on to it ASAP or you'll miss out, there aren't too many to choose from so the well priced ones change hands quickly no matter what condition they are in. Plenty of people come on this forum bemoaning that they can't find one, either because they are too slow, too picky or just too tight ie. keep trying to get a car at yesterday's price.
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    Best Car for Red / Green P's QLD

    FGS. Why do you want 'high performance'? Basically every car built in the last 20 years is high performance - as in light, fast and fuel-efficient too - compared to the sorts of cars many of us learnt on in the '70s and '80s. The only place for 'high performance' is on the racetrack, not on our suburban streets and motorways thankyou very much. The P-plate rules aren't made just to inconvenience people. They are there to provide some control over new drivers to hopefully lessen the likelihood of them maiming or killing themselves and/or other people, while they build up driving experience and road sense which takes many years to accumulate. Being issued a driving licence is a privilege not a right.
  12. Sorry, poor wording/typo on my part I wrote bar when I meant to write rail across the bottom of the radiator support panel. I don't know how many variations there were of the radiator support panel. There were several of the later style advertised a while back, I was tempted myself but I don't know if such can be utilized somehow on an early 260 (which I have) or not; certainly the splash pan is made specific to each type as is the radiator. I suspect the early 260 one which you're wanting is much the same as the 240 or at least the later 240 which might help widen the net for you.
  13. FWIW those ones for sale were for the later 260Z type front bar rail which dips down; early 260Z ones were more the 240Z style as in straight across.
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    Stupidly Large Pot Belly Stove

    A plan so clever you could stick a tail on it and call it a weasel...
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    WTB Heater 90 Elbow- any local supply?

    Eric, as suggested above, yes see Aus eBay - under 'nissandatsun_parts' listing, listed for 240Z, $30 plus postage. They don't rust if the coolant has a corrosion inhibitor.