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    Cars For Sale (3rd Party Sites) Ebay, Carsales etc..

    Yeah it does look pretty nice, very similar to the c110 coupe. Ill keep a lookout. Although they don't have an L6..
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    Cars For Sale (3rd Party Sites) Ebay, Carsales etc..

    I have had a couple of people offer me privately on this forum, but they are still after market prices, however they were original ones and had little work needed. I am after more of a project as to keep costs down. I can do a lot of the work myself. Thanks for the advice, I will keep a good watch on this forum and see what I can find.
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    Cars For Sale (3rd Party Sites) Ebay, Carsales etc..

    It just sucks really. I don't want an S30 because they are rare and worth money, I want one for the exact reasons Gav stated above which is that they are simple and fun to work on and the design is timeless. Every time I save up a little more and am ready to go back in the market, the value goes up. At the start of this year, you could get a decent 240z around the 25k mark. Now, we are seeing the exact same cars that sold for that price, are now back on the market for an extra 10k. Its frustrating to see people buying up these cars just to make a profit on them. There have been a few bargains this year, such as the dark green colored 240z in Victoria that sold for 9,000. I guess I'll just have to wait and hope that another pops up and snatch it up.
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    Cars For Sale (3rd Party Sites) Ebay, Carsales etc..

    http://www.carsales.com.au/private/details/Datsun-260Z-1975/SSE-AD-4375908/?Cr=1 This is ridiculous. The silver 260z 2 seater is cheaper than this... Market for these cars is out of control
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    Wanted: S30 2+2 Or 2Seat Shell

    Hi guys, I am after an S30 2+2 or 2 seater rolling shell. Starting a new project using a 280ZX as a donor for the engine and drive lines. Would PREFER if the S30 had an interior and was complete as possible apart from engine, gearbox, diff, ect. Looking for something with as little rust as possible, rust on front end panels is okay, as I can replace them, but I do not want something with rust in the floor pans, or any part of the frame or rear quarter, (rear quarter rust is okay just depends how bad it is) Thanks Located in Northern Suburbs of Melbourne.
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    Cars For Sale (3rd Party Sites) Ebay, Carsales etc..

    I called the guy up. Rust in driver and passenger footwell, lower rails rusty, and what he described was a section on both sides of the car above the sway bar was rusty. 1974 model. Original engine, 80,000 kms (who knows how many times over). Car was originally in SA and has had 2 previous owners in VIC. Interior is in very good shape. Dashboard cracked right along the top but hidden completely with dashmat, no other cracks. Original steering wheel, carpets and trims. Only the seats have been reupholstered. Nonetheless, an absolute steal at $9,500. Would only need the rust done and maybe a paint job, then a days work putting the engine back and you got a $30,000 car. Was going to go and see it tomorrow morning and buy but some lucky bugger beat me to it.
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    Wtb: 280Zx 3 Speed Automatic Gearbox

    Hi guys, Picked up a transmission just the other day, should have made a post on here sooner. Thanks to everyone who contacted me, and gave me advice. James
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    Wtb: 280Zx 3 Speed Automatic Gearbox

    Hi Guys, I am after a 3 Speed Automatic gearbox for a 280zx. Mine is all worn and leaking not worth getting a rebuild for it. Need one that is in good shape, no leaks and preferably low km and has been looked after. I am located in Northern Suburbs of Victoria. Thanks
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    Need Info On This Gearbox

    Thanks Andrew. I saw that ad but at the bottom he said he will not post. I'll give it a shot anyway. From what you are saying, 800 is way overpriced for that gearbox especially in its condition.
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    Need Info On This Gearbox

    Thanks for all the responses so far I really appreciate it. I grabbed the input shaft and spun it around, was very smooth spinning but if I jiggled it, it had a little bit of play. He is asking 800 for it, but it is an entire kit (sort of) comes with clutch lever, pedal box assembly, master + slave with hard and flex lines (ive got new ones anyway) flywheel and clutch (which is worn needs replacing). No shifter and it seems a lot of the bolts are missing. I guess I'll give it a miss or maybe just offer him to buy everything except for the gearbox just to make sourcing parts easier. I am happy to spend up to 1 grand for an entire conversion kit that is in good condition. I'm not looking to turbo my 280 or do some crazy power mods (yet) really just want it for the joy of driving a manual and for it to give me good fuel mileage. The 3 speed auto just doesn't seem to cut it for me. (i'm sitting at like 3k - 3.5k revs on the freeway, could be other problems though am currently testing everything i can on the car for any reason for power loss.) Although if eventually I want to make crazy power out of the engine, I should go with a different gearbox? I don't think the 280zx gearbox is strong enough to handle much over 250HP. I've looked at the pinned thread on compatible gearboxes but they are all old and it seems it'll be to hard to source a good condition one and such. Honestly a RB25 gearbox would be perfect really if it fit.
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    Need Info On This Gearbox

    Okay. He said he's had it sitting for 12 months. I wonder why someone would cut a hole in it like that?
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    Need Info On This Gearbox

    Hey guys, Am looking at purchasing a 280zx 5 speed to do a conversion from auto to manual. Found someone selling one and I went and saw it today. Took a couple of photos of parts of the box where I think it might be dodgy so I just came here to ask for some advice. Is there a way to know the condition of the gearbox like if it has crunching or shifting issues? The only way I know of that can check it is obviously to install it and drive, however in this case its not possible. The guy seems to be missing the shifter rod and pin, are they hard to come by? Also doesn't have the bellhousing bolts, will the bolts from my auto box fit? There also isnt any flywheel bolts, are my torque converter bolts or flex plate bolts identical? If not are they special bolts or can I get them from a hardware store? In photos there's a strange cut out it looks grinded but I am not sure. Thanks
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    Wtb: 280Zx Manual Conversion Parts Or Donor Manual Car

    Hey mate, I'm looking to convert my 280ZX 2+2 from Auto to Manual. I am having trouble finding all the parts. Went to a Z parts shop yesterday but the guy there was no help and I couldn't differentiate between 280ZX, 260z and 240z parts. Its been difficult tracking down the parts I need so I figured that it would be much easier just to find a whole donor and part it that way everything I need for the swap is there, no issues and it'll be a quick and easy swap. For example I heard there are special bolts that are longer and are required to bolt the flywheel on, and they are rare bolts. Seems like too much of a screw around to find them when I know I can just get them off a complete donor car. I've found one possible car. It's 2.9k and in Queensland. Would cost over 500 to get it transported here and even then 2.9k is way too much for me just to grab the tranny out, and I don't really want to ruin a perfectly good project car. I guess I just gotta be patient and keep my eye out. Its been hard trying to find anything S130 here in Victoria, everything is interstate, even the 280ZX I bought was from Tasmania. Thanks
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