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    hawaii z

    i have a 04/1972 240z vin#hls3076649 i bought in hawaii in 1977 that has less yhan 6,500 original miles.how do i find out what day it was produced my b-day is 04/20/1958

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Engine and Drivetrain Yesterday, 11:44 AM
Hello everyone.  Just trying to compute my compression ration with the motor i'm building.  I purchased the full engine gasket kit from MSA, which ends up being a "Stone" gasket kit.     I tried searching, but haven't come up with a thickness for the supplied gasket.  The...
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Open S30 Z Discussions Yesterday, 07:32 PM
1972 240z i have a few questions that i cant find the answers to   1 on the wiring schematic there is a light? that is labeled step. is this a light in the door or where?   2 what is the white wire that forms a loop on the back of the tach, and where does it go and what does it do? 3 s...
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Open S30 Z Discussions 06 Feb 2015
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Open S30 Z Discussions 07 Nov 2015
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Suspension and Steering 28 Nov 2015
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Suspension and Steering 02 Dec 2013
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Open S30 Z Discussions 13 Oct 2013
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Open S30 Z Discussions 26 Nov 2015
I have owned a '72 and a '73.  Both had wood gearshift knobs.  I have seen factory '71s and '72's that didn't and I have seen them that did. I don't think I have ever seen a '73 without a wood knob. Mine does not have a wood gear shift knob but I believe it is factory.  Does...
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Open S30 Z Discussions 29 Nov 2015
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Open S30 Z Discussions Yesterday, 09:12 AM
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Engine and Drivetrain 28 Nov 2015
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