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  1. C.A.F.

    R.I.P. Gav240Z

    ...well not quite. But he may as well be, as his life is now over more-or-less. Yesterday, around midday, Gavin and Maria welcomed Achilles Van Doolan into the world weighting in at 3.73kg / 8.22lbs and 50cm long (Nort Bhad. Good Size). I'm sure you will all join me in congratulating Gav and Maria, and hopefully we'll see him again in around 16-18 years...
    14 points
  2. Update 17.10.20 - TOUCHDOWN! So my daughter is 1 month old today! What a blur and whirlwind the last month has been. Firstly, I won a pair of long champs off yahoo auctions Japan to go on the rear end, and had them air freighted over. They were at my door in 3 days. They had tyres on them, but shipping would have doubled to send them with rubber, they were new tyres and a good brand, but they were only a 185 wide tyre stretched over a 7.5 inch rim. i would have needed to buy new proper fitting tyres anyway, so i opted to have the tyres stripped off in japan and just ha
    11 points
  3. C.A.F.

    Project: Factory Fresh

    Happy New Year Everyone
    10 points
  4. CBR Jeff

    Jeff's 240z build

    Hope everyone has had a great Christmas and are heading to a happy new year. Our son and his partner gave me a great Christmas present. Max arranged a local artist to draw the Z including an ode to my old mate Rocky (RIP). I will admit to having a tear in my eye. I also made a short video of the build from start to finish (6 years). Been out and about driving as much as I can and thoroughly enjoying the experience of driving the car and the reactions I get from people. Jeff
    10 points
  5. 10 points
  6. theremm

    Cecil - my 1973 240z

    So after almost exactly 4 years of ownership I thought it about time to start a project thread and provide a little introduction to myself (seeing as I never did that either). I own a 1973 240z - one of the last of them too - complied in 7/73. My name is Alexander. I'm 26 y/o now and purchased the car at a time when a graduate's salary would still permit! It was a local Brisbane car and the previous owner said that he and his uncle had owned it for quite some time - about 15 years if I recall correctly. 10 years prior to selling, the car had been repainted and overall the body presented really
    10 points
  7. hmd

    Evie 1972 Datsun 240z

    I reckon @gav240z leaned over to cover the rust on the roof line Big Congrats to Maria and Gav.
    10 points
  8. C.A.F.

    Project: Factory Fresh

    Lighting in the workshop wasn't great and doesn't do them justice, but they are just too pretty not to share...
    9 points
  9. Well it's taken some work. I was very nervous with the first start up close. Having put many hours hand building the motor all I wanted was oil pressure and for it to run. What a great day it's been in lockdown. VID20200328161858~2.mp4
    9 points
  10. Some of you may know that I joined the BMW Car Club of Victoria as my chosen club for Historic or Club rego......for various reasons. Its a different kind of club with lots of late model BMW cars and I'm OK with that, however I was a little concerned they would shun some old modified Japanese sports car but seems they like it....... A couple of months ago they asked me to write an article for inclusion in the next issue of their club magazine.
    9 points
  11. Gordo

    Challenge Bathurst 2018

    A big thanks to the Qld and Sydney guys for putting on a great weekend of racing. I've meet a lot of great people and thank you for your hospitality. And very surprised to come away with a trophy. I had a ball
    9 points
  12. Now that this car is almost finished it's probably time to start a build log... I picked this up about three years ago, had been crashed front and rear in the late 90's and then parked in a shed for over 15 years. The last two years has been the hard graft on all the usual rust repairs and collection of missing parts before handing the shell over to Mick for the bits I couldn't do (sunroof and well all the external panels really) and then finish and paint. It's an original 903 blue car with mostly black trim (blue seats though), was auto but now manual and is going back to mo
    9 points
  13. Hi folks, Someone contacted me recently to notify me that new members had contacted them to say they had parts they were searching for, but after sending payment via PayPal never heard back. They luckily got a refund from PayPal. However when I looked up these members they had strange login locations like Lagos, Pheonix and Pennsylvania etc.. Not to say we don't have legit members in those locations but generally speaking our members tend to be in Oz. I do my best to keep spam off the forum, I manually review every new members first posts before approving them. Bu
    8 points
  14. Hey good people. I am a long time (i.e. old fart) Z fan from way back when the 240z first came out. I currently own a Forester S edition which is super handy and a bit of a sports machine in its own right but prior to that owned a 2013 Magma Red 370z which was a beautiful car but sold it because I was doing a ton of driving between the Illawarra and Goulburn and the highway driving was killing the duco with stone chips thrown up by trucks etc, and couldn't bear to see stone chips on immaculate paint. So, stupidly, I sold it and bought the Foz which I still have today. A wonderful wagon and ver
    8 points
  15. C.A.F.

    Project: Factory Fresh

    We have it painted! It was a late night for my painter, but we have the whole car in colour now. It looks amazing and we can't wait to get stuck into reassembling it!!!
    8 points
  16. Thanks for sharing Alan, very interesting. I was lucky enough for visit Zama a couple of years back, the guides were super helpful, gave a parting gift on the way out and you could buy GTR water from the vending machine which I lugged around in my backpack for the following three weeks The journey there was a great memory also, for no particular reason, just stuck with me. Maybe it was the gardens, I've worked in the fresh food industry for many years!
    8 points
  17. Got some more photos from Locky of CAF. Check out these beautifully gapped panels! Bodywork is almost drawing to a close. Some beautiful work done to this shell thus far. looking on track, and in to paint when our guy is next available.
    8 points
  18. C.A.F.

    Project: Factory Fresh

    Finally... Into the paint shop! The body was rubbed back and was given a coat of Epoxy, then Primer. And then the colour went on in the engine bay, door jambs and the underbody was blown in, in 901 Silver: Then the scuttle gray and radiator black was applied:
    8 points
  19. Hi All, Just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Tim. I am no professional mechanic or anything of the like, only just like to get my hands dirty and dabble in some home DIY projects I bought my Datsun 260z 2+2 September last year and have been slowly working at getting her back on the road. By looking at the papers it came with, the last time it was registered was in 2010 in VIC. The car was rust proofed and resprayed by the previous owner back in early 2017 and only done a few bits of restoration since. Day of purchase Since I'
    8 points
  20. C.A.F.

    Lurch's 240Z Racecar

    I said to a fellow forum member last year (2018), that if a suitable Z race car came up for sale, I'd seriously contemplate purchasing one. Then late last year, I received a call from said member: "Lurchos, I just got off the phone from Noel Edwards - he's retired from competition and is looking for a new owner of his 240Z race car. I straight away though of you! You better call him ASAP." Me: That's REALLY tempting mate. I'll give him a call now... (Note: I'd had a little bit to do with this Z a number of years ago via Peter Mac of PMC Race Engines). I manged to contact Noel, had
    8 points
  21. Created a little abomination by sticking together ebay special retro style radio and original hitachi fascia, few finishing touches and it'll be only distinguishable by the little buttons instead of traditional ones. If there's any anyone on the forum with 3d printer the fascia could be easily printed and you have a good alternative to retro-sounds without breaking the bank!
    8 points
  22. Hi guys, it’s been to long and far between. The first Sunday of each month at Lilydale Supercheap Auto car Park. 8.30 chat, 9.00am drive. All cars welcome, but bring your best if weather permits. i would encourage the use of CB radios and we roll with CH 16. Make sure you arrive with enough fuel as it’s a big inconvenience to stop the group early. Augast 5th. Warburton, Reefton Spur, Lake Mountain if weather ok then coffee at Marysville. The standard Loop. September 9th. Worried Yallock. Healesville, Toolangi and across to Kinglake for Coffee. Head home through
    8 points
  23. TODAY, WORD'S ARE NOT NEEDED......... . . Rudi.
    8 points
  24. Short vid from the show and shine at Nissan HQ on Saturday, hopefully someone has some pics because I only took a couple. Roger Here you go Roger.
    8 points
  25. She runs, this is the first time this engine has been started in 13 years. Enjoy!!!! VID_20190224_174128000.mp4
    8 points
  26. Following this was the replacement of both floors. The last 45 years had taken their toll on the floors and the 'patch jobs' done sometime in the 90's wasn't holding up either - new floors & rails it was! This was under the RH seat mount! Installation of the floors is timing consuming as the RS pans are not perfect, but I managed to get them fitted to an acceptable standard. Biggest problem with the floor rails that are supplied by Rare Spares with their replacement floor is that they are too shallow and not wide enough to match up with the rail as it c
    8 points
  27. Gordo

    2018 VicZed BBQ

    It’s on again. Date. Sunday 25th November. Time. 11.00am onwards Location. Same as previous years. If you haven’t been before you can PM me. Details. We have a wood fired bbq . We ask that you byo meat and drinks. We will have bread, some salad, sauce, paper plates, and soft drinks. Its a family day so bring the family and enjoy the day with like minded friends, and make some new ones. Best of all it’s a chance to show off your pride and joy. Hope to see you all there.
    8 points
  28. Have done a couple of 100km on the OS Giken LSD and can confirm the awesomeness. Not a sound from it and cruising around you would think it was an open diff but when you get on it, it tightens up very quickly, smoothly and predictably. Expectations exceeded. Not a cheap option but worth the pennies. Very happy to have picked up the award for best car at the Melbourne Datsun Day today. Thanks to CSA for putting on a great event and good turnout from the #viczcar gang.
    8 points
  29. Wakefield in the A12 powered 1200 coupe. Wakefield. 1.03.4 Had a mate Jordan cox having a steer, and that.... He can! This lap was a 1.03.8 I think. AO50's and about 240Hp, 1171cc
    8 points
  30. Inside before clean. Two faced.
    8 points
  31. Chris'Z

    Chris 240Zgish

    Fast forward a year and paint is long since done. Lack of a shed meant it moved into my living room. Paul and his crew did a fantastic job. I’ve been slowly sandblasting suspension components and just got my bolts back from the platers so I’ll start assembly soon. Almost too scared to touch it. And almost overwhelmed as where to start.
    8 points
  32. Inside of the guards have now been painted with stonechip and colour. And the inside of the bonnet, doors and hatch are now in colour. I'm still waiting on the plating to come back from the electroplaters...
    7 points
  33. It's taken a while as my painter is busy but he's also being quite diligent, but it's now got it's first of two coats of high build primer. This first coat will be sanded down, then the next coat will be applied. Engine bay, interior and underbody will be painted wet on wet in colour in a week or two. Then it comes back to me to have the driveline fitted etc. Then it goes back for its topcoat... Exciting times!
    7 points
  34. I've been meaning to do this for a while, each time an anniversary passes. But truth be told I don't know exactly when we started the site. Web archives seem to suggest early 2004 (Feb/March/April). I used Internet Archives (http://oldweb.today/) to pull these pages to life, none of these pages have functioned in years. Some backups may exist on old CDs I burned or in my Cloud storage but it would take some time to restore and run them on a local web-server and really what's the point? Sadly no matter how hard I tried to see exactly how the first version looked, I could not find 1 wi
    7 points
  35. I finally got around to taking the lift kit out. Looking much better if I do say so myself!!!!
    7 points
  36. George

    HS30-00019

    Felt great to tick off this milestone. 5 years off the ground!
    7 points
  37. Hi guys, After a long search I finally picked up a 260z 2 seater around a month ago. The car is a 1974 build with 01/75 compliance. modifications include a L28 engine with n42 head, bored and stroked to 3ltrs with a mild street cam. 240z 3 screw carburetors, extractors and 2.5 inch exhaust, electronic ignition and a manual conversion with a 71C 5 speed. so far since owning the car it’s had a full once over by the Z shop in Burwood and a set of bumper rubbers installed and just has a few minor things needing to be addressed. At this stage the only plans I have are to return
    7 points
  38. As you may have read, I've moved house again. This will be my girl's third home, so I wanted it to be extra nice for her. A new shed has been build for her. 16 x 7.5 x 4m. In a couple of weeks the concrete will have cured enough for a 2 pac coating - probably a light grey to reflect light better. I still have to run the power (single and 3 phase), put the solar on the roof, put in some LED lights and she will ready to go. I'm hoping it will all be finished by the end of April and then I can really get some progress on my girl.
    7 points
  39. Cozza

    Challenge Bathurst 2018

    My best lap of the weekend. What a hoot!
    7 points
  40. Gordo

    Challenge Bathurst 2018

    Sundays first run done and found some space in the group. Improving bit by bit. Ive done a bit of a garage walk at lunch time to take these pics.
    7 points
  41. Gordo

    2018 VicZed BBQ

    Hi guys. Made some trophies for some of the best presented cars. Come along and see if you can get one.
    7 points
  42. If you missed it, well yes you did. Great drive as usual. The roads and or traffic was kind to us and a good run through the hills was very enjoyable. As we sat out side in the sunshine with coffee and cake we where joined by 15 odd motorbike riders. Cheers for coming along guys. Great day.
    7 points
  43. Laguna Seca a few weekends ago. Nissan and Datsun racing legends, John Morton, Peter Brock (USA) and Steve Millen. More photos here: https://www.sportscardigest.com/monterey-motorsports-reunion-2018-report-photos/
    7 points
  44. CBR Jeff

    Jeff's 240z build

    Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers amongst us. After quite a few weeks sanding, filling and sanding I am final happy with the outcome. On more than one occasion I have wondered if I was being too fussy but I think the end result will be worth it. The rear quarters and the bonnet (filling the hole from a vent) have taken most of the time but finaly I’m happy with the results. All of the back side of panels has had a coat of paint ready for the front side to be painted in the next week. Colour looks fantastic. Hopefully I can get a final coat of primer on then it’s time for top coat as
    7 points
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  46. A few more pics, just about done with the suspension, a few small bits and pieces still to do - steering rack mount caps and tension rods. Also waiting on some bump stops the finish the front struts, they were missing from the kit I got from the USA but hopefully some will be sent soon. Diff and half shafts have been detailed as well, still have the gearbox and tail shaft to do.
    7 points
  47. George

    HS30-00019

    My pit crew is growing.
    7 points
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