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  1. HLS30-00048 was originally a US car. It came from Washington state. Gab got it and restored it when he lived in Vancouver.
  2. spare hold down question

    I thought maybe only the early cars came with the rubber cover on the T-handle. All my early cars have them, but my low mileage 72 did not. Maybe that one just got lost at some point?
  3. Vintage Datsun Jackets

    There have been other threads with posts about Datsun jackets, but I thought I would start one solely decided to the subject. I have several vintage jackets. Here's one that I got on ebay recently (for less than $18). It says it belonged to someone that was part of the Datsun pace car crew for the 1974 Ontario 500, which I believe is actually the California 500 race held at Ontario Motor Speedway. Other than the embroidery on the front and the patches on the sleeve, it appears to be the same jacket that was given away or sold by dealers in the US. It still has the red quilted liner that many of the jackets are missing. -Mike
  4. HLS30 04575

    The bracket and notch at the top of tne pedal came on all cars until the center console was redesigned. They were two verisons of the bracket, an earlet and later version. I posted pictures of the two in another thread years ago. The plastic grommet will usually still be attached tat the top of the pedal if the handthrottle was previously instelled. That is was what I found on all four of my early cars which indicated they came with handthrottles but they had been removed. Sent from my SM-T377P using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  5. 1970 240Z on eBay with Low VIN?

    Yes, Japanese market cars had them too (on manual transmission cars), but that doesn't explain how it would have been installed on a US market car at the factory. I'm not sure if they came on LHD cars in other countries. Sent from my SM-T377P using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  6. 1970 240Z on eBay with Low VIN?

    Not to say it couldn't have happened Jerry, but just seems like 8 months into production the factory wouldn't still be adding parts that were required to be removed by the port or selling dealer. If nothing else the cost of wasted parts and effort required by the dealers to remove and replace the choke/ hand throttle would have stopped them being installed pretty quickly I would think. As for the plastic wrap being left on the interior dog leg trim I have seen that on several cars. My #480 car still has them on it too but no hand throttle. My 5/72 still had the shredded and dirty plastic wrap on the front door panels and the seatbelt shoulder straps were stiil wrap in original plastic bags when i got ghe car. Clearly the PDI was hit or miss at some dealerships. It will be interesting to hear what the original owner says. Sent from my SM-T377P using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  7. 1970 240Z on eBay with Low VIN?

    I have four sub 500 vin cars and all left the factory with the hand throtltle but all were removed either at the port or dealer. I have heard some people claim a few could have somehow slipped through and have been left intact. Possibly on a very early car but I find that very hard to believe on a May 1970 production car. Much more likely a prior owner added it. Sent from my SM-T377P using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  8. 1970 240Z on eBay with Low VIN?

    Looks like it has a hand throttle that was added at some time too.
  9. Non-Defrost rear glass..

    These are photos of the markings on my 5/72 with tinted glass for comparison.
  10. Non-Defrost rear glass..

    This is the hatch glass from HLS30-00032. Note that the door glass and quarter window glass are also labeled M-214 for the clear glass (no tint) and the windshield is M-34G. Gav, what numbers are etched on the other glass in Australian market cars?
  11. Gav, so was the glass untinted all those years or did they switch to tinted glass with no defrost at some point? The Nissan logo and information etched in the lower left corner of the glass has a letter and number code combination. The early US cars with clear glass (and no defrost) have the code M-214 and later cars with tinted glass (and defrost) have the code M-224.
  12. 2000$ rear hatch glass

    No you couldn't. Besides not having rear defroster elements, this hatch glass is the clear (untinted) version. No amount of scraper blades and acetone will remove the tint within the glass. Besides being used on early North American cars, the clear glass with no defroster was used on the Japanese market base model Fairlady Z-S. Most Japanese buyers opted for the upgraded Fairlady Z-L model though, so the glass is pretty rare. Not sure it's worth $2k, but maybe to the right person trying to restore a car that originally had this type of glass. I found a clear hatch glass on ebay several years ago for much less and bought it as a spare for my low VIN cars. Hopefully I'll never it but it's nice to have a spare just in case.
  13. American Racing LeMans Wheels

    Jerry, you should look for a set of 15" aluminum ARE Lemans wheels instead of the 14" magnesium version. The upkeep and saftey factor is.much better. I have three sets of the aluminum versions including a NOS set in original boxes. Not sure that I want to sell any though. Sent from my SM-G935P using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  14. I believe he's referring to the stock red 72 in this commedcial Carl. Sent from my SM-T377P using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  15. How many different versions of the 1970 240Z Owners Manual are there (for North America)? I have two. One has an issued date (on the back cover) of 15 January 1970 and one has 15 November 1970. I saw in an old post that indicated there were two versions of the 1970 manuals with a issued date of 20 December 1969 (they have slightly different covers). Does anyone have any others? There are lots of differences in the two versions I have. Here is a summary of the ones I noted: *15 January has pictures and text referencing the throttle contol lever. However, almost all throttle references have revised pictures/text that have been cut out and pasted over the originals. *15 January reference the "red mark" on the rearview mirror for day driving while the 15 November references the sun symbol. *AM radio operating instructions note a red power indicator lamp for 15 January and a green indicator lamp for 15 November *15 November has a picture and instructions to change the light bulbs in the rear tail lights by removing the access panels in the rear plastic trim piece. *Seat belt instruction pages are different. *15 January has pictures for operating the heating/ventilating system in the wrong order. 15 November has the pictures under the correct labels. *15 November has drawings of what looks to be an incorrect ignition key for series I cars. It is two sided and has a squarish head similar to the door/hatch/glove box key. *15 November has references to the automatic transmission. *15 January has 4 additional pages of consumer information regarding stoping distances, tire load, acceleration and passing ability etc. *15 November has a map of the globe showing Nissan Overseas Distributors on the inside back cover, while the 15 January cover is blank *15 January has rounded corners on the side that opens *15 November has a small black star on the front cover under the words Owner's Manual Model S30 Series *The ink used in the 15 January manual is a darker green, almost black.
  16. It would have been installed at the factory but almost all (all that I have seen on US cars) were removed at the US port or at the dealership before they were sold. Sent from my SM-T377P using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  17. 105 was listed and sold via a craisglist ad. It was never on BAT. Sent from my SM-G935P using Classic Zcar Club mobile
  18. Yes, Nissan used red oxide primer. It looks like that car was originally 907 green (the only green in 1970) with tan interior (tan only came with green exterior cars in 1970). Clearly based on the overspray on the car it has been repainted at least once. No, the two tone seats are not stock. There were no seating options. The seat vinyl color should match the rest of the interior. The rear yellow sway bar is aftermarket. North American cars didn't come with rear sway bars until 1974 I believe. However, Japanese market cars did have rear sway bars from the beginning of production.
  19. Looks like an original green car to me. The rear strut towers are covered in tan vinyl, not orange paint, and the sanded through areas on the body is red oxide primer.
  20. Manny, I received my tags today and I second AZ-240z's assessment. They are perfect reproductions. Thanks! -Mike
  21. Dan, I think you are right that there should be six tags. I'll have to check my #32 car to see if that is the case for early cars too, but I think it is. Regarding the seat belt date, I would say 12/70 would probably be correct for a 1/71 production car. The components were typically built a month or two before the production date of the car itself and I don't think I've see a set of seat belt tags with a date that is the same month as the car was built. -Mike
  22. I don't know about the Y or D on the side, but for the late 1971 and up it looks like the Lot No is a manufacturing date code of DDMM. Your 0512 would have been made on December 05, 1971. Jerry's 0503 would have been made on March 05, 1972. My 2504 would have been made on April 25, 1972 (it's a May 1972 production car).
  23. I'd be interested in a set. I need to check what I have on my cars to confirm the date, but I think all my have 9/69 dated tags. -Mike
  24. #187 on BAT

    You're right Carl. It was a typo, I meant #237. Does the same collector in GA that bought #238 from WA own it again? I thought that car was sold a few times after he liquidated most (if not all) of his Z cars several years ago.
  25. #187 on BAT

    Congrats on winning the car Phuong. I made a cursory initial bid, but then decided I should just focus on the couple of project 1969 production cars I already have. One is a 901 silver similar to yours (#238), so I decided I didn't really need another early silver car. I'm planning on getting that car acid dipped this summer and then starting body work on it this fall or next year. You are right, they are still out there to be found. I found three local to me an one in NJ via Hemmings. The key is finding one as complete as you can. Yours is missing a few things but has many of the unique early items. A few reproduction items are available now and some are easier to source than others. I'll be eagerly awaiting your posts after you get the car. I should start a thread of my own regarding the last 1969 car I found a couple of years ago (#480). In spite of the higher vin # I think it was one of the first 20 cars to arrive in the US in LA in Jan 1970. It would have been on the same boat as the #492 car that BRE received and built into their first 240Z race car.