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    1972 Fairlady Z RHD Owner. Z started in Japan. Shipped to Louisville, KY, USA in late 70s, shipped to Melb in 2019

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  1. scotta

    Diff mount

    I’m looking for a replacement diff mount for my 72 240z. Any one have a spare landed in au or know where I can get one. will order from the US or japan if nothing local.
  2. A great day was had. Perfect weather and a great drive.
  3. Thanks, was a fun outing. Enjoyed the roads and the company.
  4. FYI - all welcome. Feel free to pm me if any questions
  5. Next Drive Day from Melbourne to Geelong (where we will pick up some other drivers and on to Forrest Brewery for lunch. When Saturday 22 February, 2020 First Start Point - Meet @ 8:15 for an 8:30 start BP Service Station - Westbound, Rockbank 1789 Western Freeway https://goo.gl/maps/8fhEdqyTJpMkMwbv7 Second Start point - Pickup @ 10:15 Moorabool Valley Chocolate 320 Ballarat Road, Batesford https://goo.gl/maps/dt9dZX9BPcnxoCpFA Planned Route https://goo.gl/maps/G91UcAYHiy14FqnZ7 (note link needs to be opened in a browser to see correct route - Google Map App optimises travel time.) Note we are avoiding the Baccus Marsh route due to road works. End Circa noon Forrest Brewing Company 26 Grant St, Forrest https://goo.gl/maps/EH43LhXfMQiBDNmU7
  6. I'm a possible. Can someone ping me the 'usual' start point.
  7. As far as I can tell there were a few different types. My 72 FZ-L has a light up cigarette lighter on top, with the hazard toggle switch underneath. I could not locate on so I designed and 3D printed one. The files are uploaded on Thingiverse. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3148518
  8. The other advantage to this circuit (compared to others I have seen) is that it does not require any additional 12v supply. Makes installation simple with no wiring changes / additions needed.
  9. Please join us for the first official drive of 2020. A cruise from Mernda to Yea and Whittlesea. Some interesting and winding roads, we may encounter some traffic on some of the parts but should be fun none the less. Drive time circa 2:15, 150km. When Sunday 12 January, 2020 Meet at 8:15 for an 8:30 start @ Caltex Mernda, 3754 https://goo.gl/maps/XXxnCUWXmdTtXoAa8 Planned Route https://goo.gl/maps/uUceHETYa3Gb1MF37 Waypoint – circa 10am We will stop in Yea for a comfort break and to regroup; https://goo.gl/maps/SKnUVWbKMznHT78P6 - car park on centre strip near 101 Goulburn Valley Hwy. Toilets and coffee nearby. End Circa 11:45 Optional - lunch at Cafe 59 on Church 59 Church St, Whittlesea VIC 3757 https://goo.gl/maps/oG2gAwuiqTMhpY4V6 Scott More info / RSVP @ drives@NDSOC.com.au
  10. Instructions on how to install a new inexpensive power antenna to work with the OEM antenna up/down switch. When I purchased my 1972 Fairlady Z-L it only had the 8-track face plate and a loose antenna switch. The 8-track unit itself was missing. I purchased an old 8 track off ebay, 3d printed some parts to build a mock up unit. It does not play but cartridges can be inserted, the buttons work and it looks original. The up/down switch is secured and functional. I am in the process of putting in a secret audio head unit so that I have a radio and use Bluetooth. I wanted to replace the manual antenna with a power antenna. However new antennas operate differently. Original antenna uses two wires, power one and the unit goes up, power the other and the unit goes down. New antennas operate like this; up - power to both red and green wires down - power to red wire only. (however I discovered that the antenna needs a pulse to both wires first to turn it on.) I achieved this with the use of three bosch type relays, a capacitor (1000 microfarad) and resistor (10k Ohm) to provide a pulse to the green wire. The capacitor/resistor powers the third relay for about 0.5 Seconds Relay 1 and 2 for up ensure that the circuits are isolated from the down wiring. Relay 3 provides the pulse to green for down.
  11. A stunner of a day; great venue, great people, great cars. Thanks Gordon + family for organising.
  12. Is there a 2 digit number / letter sequence on them? That will tell you the date of manufacture https://www.classiczcars.com/forums/topic/59648-let’s-find-built-date-of-jack-and-tire-stopper/
  13. A last minute drive is being organised for Melbourne Cup Day morning. The roads will be nice and quiet so lets take advantage of this and take in some awesome roads. When: Tuesday 5th November Time: 8:30am for a 8:45am departure. Meet: Shell, 89 Porter Street, Templestowe https://goo.gl/maps/WxybTk2RfD4WspD69 Route: https://goo.gl/maps/i9vqcLjVuX98UbMd6 We will probably stop in Hurstbridge for a coffee. All welcome, please join us if you can.
  14. Reminder - Sandown Historics and the pre-drive are on this Sunday.
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