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  1. C.A.F.

    HS30-00211

    It's starting... Some of the panels from KFVintage have arrived...
    5 points
  2. This is just looking like car porn at this point...
    5 points
  3. Mike_F

    Fire Rescue 240Z

    Chapter 11 - Easter Eggsistentialism I enjoy working on my car - I really do - but sometimes I catch myself chasing my own tail. And sometimes, as a result, things can start to get a bit overwhelming. At those times I like to stop and take stock - I ask myself the important and deep questions like; Why am I feeling this way? What am I concerned about? Is this a problem of my own making, and if so, what is it? How much time is this project taking? Is that the right amount of time? Does time really exist anyway? What is 'reality', and d
    4 points
  4. Best interior colour too! Ha. Note he said they are still undervalued. Something I've been saying for a long time. A good review actually, but good luck finding good ones now, especially in RHD specification. I know I listed mine as an April Fools joke on Facebook the other day for a 1/4 mill, but I still had multiple messages about it. Last night I took my 240z out to Springvale where a bunch of cars nuts hang out (I was meeting with some Stagea blokes) and I had several groups of young blokes come up to look at the 240z at different times.
    4 points
  5. C.A.F.

    Project: Factory Fresh

    If you are going to the Nissan Datsun Nationals 2021 in SA at Easter, you'll see this car there. Now that the paint has had a few months to really harden, the owner has just had full the full paint correction process completed on it, and I must say it looks... well, I'll let the photos do the talking:
    4 points
  6. And just this second Locky tells me that the rest of our replated items are back!!
    4 points
  7. And would you look at what Les Collins at LCR has done for me with this Nissan diff. Should handle the extra BHP with ease.
    4 points
  8. Mike_F

    Fire Rescue 240Z

    Chapter 10 - All caught up Last chapter we patched the roof skin, and while I was in denial about the need to remove the entire roof skin, I decided it was a good time to tackle that small piece of rust on the firewall. First step was to get the engine and gearbox out. In order to achieve this there were 3 things that I needed; an Engine Mount, an Engine Hoist, and a Son. So, I went upstairs into one of the rooms that I have up there, scrounged around in all of the mess and managed to find a Son. Tick! We then went to Total Tools and
    4 points
  9. The eagle has landed:
    4 points
  10. C.A.F.

    Project: Factory Fresh

    Oh yeah, this thing won an award at the Nissan Datsun Nationals at Easter.
    3 points
  11. @OdinZ hahah I linked to photos of my 944T in my post! The text "I ended up buying a 944 Turbo" links to my Instagram page Here it is again: https://www.instagram.com/p/CNUnMbdjBrT/
    3 points
  12. Yup. I couldn't do a thorough rust check on my visit, but my brother – a mechanic – noticed some bubbling in the paint on the roof at the passenger side. Other than that, it looked pretty clean to him, but it was only a cursory inspection. There's a list of items needed for a roadworthy, but nothing overly dramatic or expensive. I don't think it'd be appropriate to post the specifics here, though. (I paid for the roadworthy check, but I think he should be given the opportunity to share the details with you himself.) It drives well and it's quick, has a tuned L28 in it as described
    3 points
  13. I used to promote rear disc conversions, but I've learnt a bit in the last few years... If you use the R31 caliper and disc setup 'as is', you actually have LESS braking performance than the drums. COD goes way down... Also the handbrake is more or less useless in the conversion. If you really want rear discs and run 15in wheels, Les Collins has custom CNC steel adaptor brackets on the shelf - to run R31 calipers on larger NA Z31 rear rotors - and this setup clocks the caliper at 5deg rearward to make the caliper easy to bleed. Also included are remade handbrake cables to make e
    3 points
  14. An original Australian market car would be more likely to have an FS5C71-B than an FS5W71-B, as the Servo-patent synchro type 'box was standard equipment in Australian market Zs, superseding the FS5C71-A in January 1972. The only way to tell for sure is to split the case and inspect the internals. Note that gear ratios between the Servo and Warner synchros are different too. It looks to me as though the still-attached propshaft stump is the front half of an earlier FS5C71-A propshaft which has been modified to fit the slip yoke output of a 'B' type 'box. What's the production date of
    3 points
  15. smugley

    Classic car bubble

    Idiot's borrowing money to buy things they can't afford to impress people they don't like !
    3 points
  16. Bought the 1973 240Z in Port Moresby in 1982, the previous owner having to leave the country unexpectedly. The car was in good nick, but signs of rust in the lower doors and front mudguards. I had this repaired and undertook to respray the car (in the original silver colour) and generally restore it to pristine condition. The car had mirrors mounted on the mudguards and I decided to remove them as pedestrians loved to knock them about and put shallow dents in the car body. I removed all badges (I still have them) and filled the badge mounting holes as I saw these as potential future ru
    3 points
  17. Nice car and a honest appraisal. I’m off for a drive. Jeff
    3 points
  18. Only thing that is definite is that the tires are black Jeff
    3 points
  19. Looking more of a red colour now?
    3 points
  20. A mate of mine is a professional automotive photographer and he stopped by the shop today to take a few photos...
    3 points
  21. I feel like I'm stuck in the first half of the wizard of Oz.
    3 points
  22. And now for some more car porn to get you all through the weekend! Drive line is in...Locky is a machine! (although I think he really enjoys this part of the build)
    3 points
  23. I love getting back a box of replated bolts, it's like jewellery for car guys!
    3 points
  24. Just ordered a new RHD (so hard to find) outside mirror from a Japanese racing car company in the US. Looks like an amazing reproduction!
    3 points
  25. Even more progress today!!
    3 points
  26. Everything is so bight and shiny, we have to wear sunglasses when working on it.
    3 points
  27. Haha, what Locky said. Another update picture.
    3 points
  28. Yep, big reveal once it painted and on the road.
    3 points
  29. Hahaha, how dare you?!, I didn’t squish 244 odd ponies into the engine bay to trailer it...it will see a lot of miles and coffee shops/bar car parks on weekends. It’s a car that needs to be driven to enjoy.
    3 points
  30. More beautiful work from Locky at CAF:
    3 points
  31. Hi I just thought I would give you an update on the import. after the car completed a grand tour of the pacific it finally arrived in Brisbane in the middle of Feb. Unfortunately customs decided to pull the container carrying my car and 2 others for asbestos testing. I had the rear brakes removed as recommended. so I was hopeful that it wouldn't be a problem. In hindsight I should of got ISA cert for the record in case anyone else is thinking of importing. I thought I would list the process and the costs, please feel free to ask any questions. Customs tested the front and rear
    3 points
  32. Ahh to live in a dream world WTB 240Z. Under 2k, https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/oatlands/cars-vans-utes/wtb-240z-under-2k/1271902538?utm_source=copylink&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=socialbuttons&utm_content=android_VIP_sticky Price: $2,000 Negotiable
    2 points
  33. 350/370z They are right now getting abused left right and centre. Many will end up drift pigs because s-body tax and rarity now. So they will get consumed next. I think the 370z Nismo has a lot of appeal in particular and improved the look of the car. The 350z when new was $60k+ AUD in the early 2000s. You can pick them up for a song now, hard to find a clean 1. 370z's will get even cheaper once the new Z is launched. So wait a bit and buy 1 at rock bottom prices, then just enjoy it. My mate has a Maxima from 2007 ish with the same 350z engine slightly detuned. It's do
    2 points
  34. Suzuki Swift Sport manual RS416 2005-2012 6-14k. Pros great little run around city/suburban car that is sporty and fun to drive at pace. Can be daily driven and parking is a breeze and easy to care for. Bought one for the missus to commute to work but I enjoy driving it around whenever possible and they hold their value if well kept. It is well known as “The Ring hire car.” Cons small fwd.
    2 points
  35. Yeah, that's my old car and it looks like the seller is looking to make a cheeky 10k profit!
    2 points
  36. I’ll start Mazda RX-8 Series 2 currently 10-15k pros- Wankel engine, critically acclaimed on release, 4 doors (sort of), 4 seats (sort of), good looking, RWD, excellent handling. cons- Wankel engine, fuel consumption, maintenance costs, considered the black sheep of the RX family, hard to find good examples I think the rotary engine is a unique piece of engineering which is a strong and weak point. Due to the high rate that these get sent to the junkyard the number of good examples will be diminished. This may have been the last ever Wankel engined car ever produced
    2 points
  37. gav240z

    Classic car bubble

    Probably more than a 2+2.
    2 points
  38. C.A.F.

    Project: Factory Fresh

    As far as I know they are originals, however the owner has new ones to go in.
    2 points
  39. Great turn out today for the show and shine! Never seen so many z’s in one place!!!! does anyone know the owner of this one by chance? Is he a member on here? cheers
    2 points
  40. I’m sure he is. He has probably already booked in for the foot massage. Jeff
    2 points
  41. CBR Jeff

    HS30-00211

    Thank god some colour........... Jeff
    2 points
  42. Would you look at this beautiful update today:
    2 points
  43. Just an observation, but many big budget builds do seem to be running "copies" of Watanabes for whatever reason - rotas, performance superlites or panasports (mostly US cars like the OS Giken x Z Car Garage TC24 car, I believe the Green Hornet but even the Brown Hornet over here had panasports).
    2 points
  44. I don't think it's particularly over priced. Of course I'm biased having a couple of early cars. But reasons to be bullish on prices of these cars. 1. Early cars are highly coveted and only getting more difficult to obtain. 2. RHD examples are much rarer than LHD cars. Especially early ones. 3. 907 Green is relatively rare. 4. Matching no.s engine available (not many still have matching engines) 5. Labor costs and expertise to restore these cars is going up and getting harder to find over time. 6. Interest rates are 0. Money in the bank is doing nothing. Asse
    2 points
  45. Great work as always mike, I have to do something similar with my firewall cowl area. I’m playing with the idea of removing the top panel of the cowl/drain area for easier access. I believe most bolt the tray in as it needs to be removed to properly paint the underside of the tray and area underneath tray. Also gives access after painted to clean up any spilt battery acid etc. ryan
    2 points
  46. Lovely work. I look forward to these updates
    2 points
  47. 2 points
  48. Hi Gav I used a company called West Coast shipping, the communication was very good, and they arranged the pick up and payment, which took some of the risk out of it for me. They have an office in Melbourne and I only had to deal with the one person. The only thing I would of done differently was the asbestos certification. I think there are better companies out there that can help with that and make it more part of the process. if that makes sense?
    2 points
  49. When do we get the gender colour reveal party?
    2 points
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