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  1. Haha! It is a very nice shade of red after all. Good choice. Many many years ago I once saw a red 240Z, its badges removed and with Ferrari decals on it; a hopeful 'chick magnet' presumably.....
  2. So you're saying that both front AND rear brakes are dragging? For the fronts, check you have fitted the 'right' seals. I had that problem and it turned out to be an aftermarket brand that were very fractionally oversize. Tried a different brand and problem went away. For the rears, have you got the auto adjusters set up correctly? They are activated by the handbrake mechanism and can be a bit touchy, not easy to get both sides acting evenly in my experience.
  3. I think you've summed it up very well. Every car and every enthusiast's situation is unique, so no point in going any further when the OP can simply do his own research and figure out for himself whether to take it further or drop the idea.
  4. I have seen them listed on eBay Australia occasionally. But during Covid in Jan 2021 and wanting to get projects progressed while I had some down time I just used a USA supplier via eBay, sounded like it was a Corvette parts supplier who had them in stock. Airmail posted really didn't cost that much. Caution: Just be careful you get the right pair of kits! Ask me how I know... The '70 to '72 is one set, whereas the '73 is different (as in my case, which I eventually deduced after finding out that my carbs were incorrectly kitted with the front one running very very rich). On a '73 the front carb fuel intake valve is a different length/casting height to the one on the rear carb. A Nissan tweak for something to do with the tilt of the engine, apparently, from what I read online. My 2c worth. Hope that helps some. PS. Just checked my purchase history, Including postage ex USA they cost round about A$90 with the then exchange rate.
  5. Dunno what that's off. In what way does it not fit your radiator? The one I have is also two piece and bolts up neatly on a spare radiator I have which came off a late 260Z 2+2. Mine has two fixing points on each side within the shroud itself, not those fingers sticking out and the holes top and bottom on yours. FWIW I think the version I have was also fitted to the early 280ZX (ie. S130), which makes sense given the motor is much the same.
  6. FWIW. My early RS30 has the same radiator as the 240Z, and it's the original part. I once tried a shroud from a later Z (a two-piece plastic item) but it just didn't fit, it was slightly too wide and of course extended downwards too far to suit the taller 260Z radiator.
  7. Wow, what a transformation! Good job, just shows what good old elbow grease and a concerted effort can do.
  8. Yes agreed. Especially with the 260Z, as more electrical features were added for more convenience so the wiring looms became more complex and so used different junction blocks... and looms differed too depending on which features were fitted for which market and when. [So my advice is that if you come across a matching loom for your year of car then buy it just in case you have a melt-down or some PO has butchered yours. Cos the relay assembly in my '74 RS30 looks very different to the one in the image at the start of this thread].
  9. For which year? They varied.
  10. The clear lenses you ask about are on eBay Australia presently. PS. In your 4 photos, which one is your car, the one with the bumper over-riders or the one without?
  11. Well the sale price must have been realistic for NOS (new old stock) items that are some 50 years old, as there were 49 bids so someone was determined to get them at all costs. If you find a good used set but with the orange lenses then reproduction clear lenses are made here in Australia and available via eBay, so that's an option.
  12. Hmm, neither of those set-ups look nice do they, both look like the add-ons they are. I totally agree with the direction you wish to go! Bear in mind that if you do obtain a pair of the Australian / NZ spec two bulb 260Z units then you will need either the valance corner panels with the cut-outs to house them, or get a template off one of us so you can cut out your existing ones.
  13. I've heard of Zeds with vinyl roofs but never seen one... Over the years I've seen a few classic cars that have come out of Hong Kong and all had rust problems. High humidity, salt air influences, not conducive to longevity. Hopefully your old one has been well rescued but 19 yrs ago they didn't attract the dollar values of recent times with the obvious implications. It would help if you have a record of the VIN.
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