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AZ-240z last won the day on October 22 2017

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    Original Owner, 1971 Series1 240Z
    Gold Medallion Winner, 2012 ZCON

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  1. Datsun-240z Vs Fairlady-z432

    Nix240z, I could loan you one of my battery cable clips to model after, as long as no disassembly is required. Dan
  2. Datsun-240z Vs Fairlady-z432

    Hi Kats, Before I found my NOS shift boot shown below, I too was trying to find the correct grommet in order to make a good reproduction boot. You may want to contact Nix at www.240zrubberparts.com to see if he could make this grommet. I would think that a well reproduced early shift boot would be very popular. Dan
  3. Painted Bolts

    Gary those fender fasteners between fender and hood were painted. The bolts fastening the bottom of the fenders at the pitch welds just behind the front wheel wells were painted. the 4 fasteners on the front of the radiator support fastening the edges to the inner fender are painted. All of the other fasteners you mentioned are correct. Let me know if more pics would help. Dan
  4. Taillight panel paint

    I think everyone is overthinking the correct hubcap, grill, and tail light surround color and how to match it. I purchases a rattle can of paint from Les at Classic Datsun Motorsports and it is almost a perfect match of color, texture, and low gloss as compared to the original. I have a set of NOS D-caps, and a NOS grill which are the exact same color. When compared to a set of D-caps I restored with new chrome and paint from Les, judges could apparently not tell any difference. If you really want to get into the weeds, the edge where paint and chrome meet on NOS D-caps is what I call a soft edge with no tape line. Good paint suppliers have a rope like product used to mask this edge and create this soft paint edge. attached is a picture of a NOS D-cap on the left beside my restored D-cap on the right. Just my thoughts! Dan
  5. Color Change?

    To answer your question, I would have to know if originality is your primary motovation in the restoration process.
  6. Someone on this forum reproduced the shift boot maybe 6 or 7 years ago. Do a search for “series 1 shift boot” to find who it was. Dan
  7. What is this?

    Couldn’t agree with you more. When you said “this unfortunately be for sale soon” I wasn’t clear on what you were referring to.
  8. What is this?

    Are you selling those carpet hold down clips?
  9. Extinguisher location?

    siteunseen, I wanted to protect my car without modifying it, ie., drilling holes or otherwise making any non- reversible change which would impact its originality. Granted, my extinguisher is small and I hope to never need it, but it should be adequate to smother a fire before it gets out of hand. The Velcro straps hold it very tightly against the passenger forward seat mounting support and easily accessed. I also installed a battery quick disconnect that just clamps onto the negative battery cable and terminal and, with the twist of a knob, disconnects power from the battery. Time being a critical element with fire, my plan is to have readily available both an extinguisher and means to remove electical power in order to attack a fire under the dash, hood, or car quickly. Short story of an experience I had many years ago while driving home from a round of golf with a friend. We were in my Z and stopped at a traffic light. An older lady diving a 50s or 60s vintage Mercedes sedan pulled up behind me at the stop light when I noticed smoke coming from under her hood. Flames followed almost immediately, and, as I pulled forward to get clear, here entire car became engulfed in fire and burned to the ground. She jumped clear and we all watched the total destruction of her car which took only minutes. this is an option that works for my car, and I know you will determine what best works for your car. Best of luck. Dan edit: Having just read the Pop’s Z comments above, I am going to replace my extinguisher with a new one. Cheap insurance for the price, and will test the old one, as it is several years old, to see if it’s still functional.
  10. Extinguisher location?

    Glad I could help.
  11. Extinguisher location?

    I mounted mine in front of the passenger seat and held in place with a ribbon of Velcro which is passed through a hole in the seat foreward support and around the extinguisher. Pull the red Velcro tab and it’s free.
  12. Kats, I have finally found all of the necessary parts for my differential relocation, and wanted to again thank you for helping me find a NOS diff. insulator. below, I wanted to include a picture of my restored mustache bar as I have, again, taken a lesson from you on how this should be done. Thanks again, Kats.
  13. Given the condition of these D-medallions and the rarity of finding a set of these for sale sans entire wheel cover (hubcaps), I would say the price is reasonable. But, as someone so famously said, you can’t put lipstick on a pig, so the hubcaps that these would grace would need to be of equal or better quality or the value would not be realized. Just my opinion.
  14. L series engine oil dipsticks

    Mine is also a E3002 and measures 8 3/4" from the shoulder to tip as well.
  15. Daughter came for a visit this weekend and sewed my 6 reproduction seatbelt manuf tags on. Beautiful!