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  1. I feel it unwise to abbreviate the identification codes to an extent that confuses the sub-variants. For example '71A' units could be 4-speed (Warner synchro) or 5-speed (Servo synchro), and there are many 'B' box sub-variants that can be both Warner and Servo synchro type. The Japanese market B-types usually had flange type outputs too, so it becomes increasingly complicated. I don't know where the poor reputation for the FS5C71-A comes from, except to guess that it might be tainted by worn out examples long after the fact. Over here in the UK many a tired FS5C71-A was replaced with a n
  2. If the car is a 1971 production year Australian market model then its original transmission would have been the FS5C71-A. Honestly, I'd go with that. They are lovely to use when in good nick, and the straight stick will fit your console and trans tunnel like it was made for it (er, it was....). The ratios are great with the 3.9:1 rear end, and you get the steel Servo-patent synchro shift into the bargain.
  3. 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
  4. HS30-H

    Door dilemma

    They are for the 'male' part of the dovetail guide - the factory called it a 'Down Guide' - which sides into the lower ('Dovetail') part of the catch which is mounted on the door jamb (the bit with the spring-loaded white nylon stopper). They were made from alloy, and tended to break off... That's the window down stopper. It should have a soft pad mounted on it, and it cushions the window and its mounting at its lowest wind-down point so that it doesn't stop with a bang. The rod should have a kink to it (and they are RH and LH specific), but that particular curve
  5. Here's a perfect example of what I'm talking about. The owner/writer/publisher of 'zhome.com' knows full (damn) well that what he presents as 'fact' is in actually a totally bowdlerised version of events intended to paint the USA market cars as Genesis, but he does it anyway. And the fanbois positivelyLAP it up. Here: https://www.classiczcars.com/forums/topic/64874-240z-vin/?tab=comments#comment-612950
  6. It's good to see this and very interesting, so thanks for posting. However, I'm constantly on guard against 'the usual suspects' who would seek to paint the S30-series Z as - and I quote - "An American car, made in Japan" and all that other USA-centric cobblers, and don't want to let them get away with using stuff like this press release as 'proof' of their own mistaken beliefs. The RHD export market was taken into account in the planning, styling, engineering, manufacturing and eventual marketing of the S30-series Z from the very beginning, and - obviously - Aus and NZ were an impor
  7. No. (ha ha!). Flippant answer, but I haven't seen anything I would consider a 100% perfect replica of either the early 'ribbed' 432-R/'PZR' spoiler or the smoother ABS type that superseded it (also seen as OEM fitment on UK and 'Euro' market cars). The 432-R/'PZR' type (see my photo above) had shockingly poor mountings. The mouldings themselves were lovely, pretty much hand made, but they were let down by having mounts which were just bits of bent steel with studs sticking out of them. Rubbish! The later type was a one-piece ABS moulding with the mounting studs incorporated into the
  8. Mostly from 'helpful souls' pushing the car around with it...
  9. It is nicknamed the 'PZR' rear spoiler because that design was first seen on the PS30-SB model Fairlady Z432-R, for which the factory shorthand code was 'PZR'. Originals were made from woven fibreglass cloth roving rather than chopped strand (most of the later copies were chopped strand) and there were 6 mounting points: Two inboard (accessed through the drain tube holes in the tailgate) and four outboard (holes drilled through the skin of the tailgate at either end, as in your photo). Underside of the spoiler was 'open', and the mounting brackets were simple steel tabs with captive
  10. I think that's a "call me to discuss" price, for something that's got such a mixture of 'early' vs 'late' details that you'd wonder whether it was Dr Frankenstein's personal transport... Big old can o' worms there.
  11. That's the windscreen washer bottle mount. Location is under the inspection flap on the opposite side to the battery.
  12. To settle the *local* argument, you'd want to see 'Flamingo' mentioned in an official period Australian market brochure. Nissan Japan occasionally changed colour names for local markets, but I've never seen the word 'Flamingo' used in official Nissan documentation in connection with the S30-series Z. It is far more likely to have been used by a local paint manufacturer/supplier, and this seems to have happened more often when they thought the colour corresponded closely with something they already supplied.
  13. This is good advice. Here in the UK we've seen quite a few of the recently imported lower-end-of-the-market USA cars turning out to have dodgy repairs to historic crash damage, and even cut-and-shuts and switched identities. Not good. Be careful!
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