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240znz last won the day on November 22 2017

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About 240znz

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    HS30-00352, HS30-101370


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    New Zealand

My Z Cars

  • About My Cars
    71 240z 3/4 way through full rebuild (stalled)
  1. 240znz

  2. WTB: RHD Fairlady 240Z

    Here’s a left field idea. 240z in RHD command very high prices now. You can still find good better condition 240z in the US. Why not buy the RHD bits to need to convert a LHD? You’ll need loom, dash, peddle box, rack and get a good body guy to fabricate a firewall. Heater box too, transpose the heater chimney. ive got a 73 half cut but firewall is Swiss cheese. All the bits you need. Interested?
  3. Non-Defrost rear glass..

    Hey Gav, Sorry to drag an older thread back up but I’m cleaning up the rear hatch glass today and thought I’d some more info. I shattered the passenger glass when I was cleaning the dumb dumb off the door (amateur mistake and pissed me off no end). That glass was clear as was the other panes. Remember that #352 was first registered in Australia also. No connectors in the roof for a demister.
  4. Thinking about tackling body and paint, advice?

    Make sure you use a protective coat if you get down to bare metal such as KEYFOS as the steel will quickly get covered in surface rust.
  5. 240znz

    Yup, old photos. I’ll chuck up new ones now and then. I will miss my deadline but it will be close.
  6. Thinking about tackling body and paint, advice?

    As wisely said before, multiply your budget by 5. Take all the badges off carefully, all glass out, doors off (as you will need to access the sills properly or it will look shite). Guards off, sugar scopes, hood, cowl, gas flap, rear facia out and tail light clusters. Tool hatches, rear deck also. Here’s the killer. Are you prepared for all the rust repairs you will find? Your doglegs could need replacing, sills, rear arches, what about under the body issues? Once you’ve done all that, the little things will grate at you. Like the cost of new door scuff plates, you may want to put on new badges. You’ll spend countless hours polishing stainless, maybe new door handles etc. It will soon turn into a major, if you let it. Not trying to put you off, just letting you know what happens. Good luck.
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  8. Series I cars

    Did anyone mention the "NISSAN 2400 OHC" rocker cover and hand throttle yet? I know this is hard to believe but HS30-00352 isn't far from finally being driven again. SHOCK HORROR!!!
  9. Vapour Lock Definition

    Yep. still here, but not at all often.
  10. These are the old ones now under the bench.
  11. Replacement tar mat

    My panel guy told me where to buy it and it was a local shop here in New Zealand so sorry not much help I'm sorry. I too had new floors must in. Etch primed then tar, then primed twice to stop the tar bleeding. Two top coats to finish it off. No problem with the rust coming back for some time I'd say. More important attention under the car is the key here. It too was etched then two coats of a stone chip guard type paint, then top coats. As my car will live in a garage, hopefully helping in keeping the rust monster at bay for a while. Pay special attention to ensuring that your door seals are good and also that the cowl drain hose that exits into the front guard void is in good shape. They can perish and the result is water soaking the firewall insulator and tracking down onto the floor pans.
  12. 1969 Fairlady Z for Sale

    Not very many I'd guess as the S30 was a Japanese Domestic market only model with the L6 2000 engine. Doubt many made it to mainland Europe at all as all S30's were RHD. I recall seeing one in NZ a few years ago and probably imported here in the 80's when our importing laws changed. I have not seen one for ages, even HS30's are very uncommon and now very sort after. A unmolested HS30 is somewhere between NZ$25,000 and NZ$40,000 but they do come up.
  13. Replacement tar mat

    Noooo, don't turn your your classic zed into a "TV resto" by putting in dynamat or something similar. Just put in the original tar paper like it was intended. Looks much better and very rewarding once you've slaved hours to put it in (burnt hands / sore back / am I selling it too you?). It took me two days to put all mine in properly and I put in a great deal more than stock just to keep it as quiet as possible. Over the tunnel, new modern sound absorbing matting over the tar and the original restored vinyl over that. Floors have tar/double matting and carpet. Hatch area is tar/matting and carpet. Should be quiet enough but nothing will stop the music the triples will make. Planning on making some sort of heat deflector where the exhaust goes from the engine bay into the tunnel to help deflect the heat somewhat as it gets warmish on the passengers side (RHD remember). But doubt it will do much bit it may help.
  14. Who's been MIA?

    Anybody heard from Alphadog...or AlphaPuppy as we used to call him?
  15. Who's been MIA?

    While not on the list, I too remember may of those names from the past. Keith "2ManyZ's" and I used to chat quiet a bit. He is a nice chap, I hope he's OK. I drifted away from this site because I found it hard to use and also a local club started up in my city so have been supporting that. As for #352, it is finally got painted and is now back on it's feet as some of you may have read. Kids are old and I've stopped playing "I'm a fast catamaran sailer" and now far to busy mountian biking (which means I always have injuries). Must say Mike that this site is much better. I must start that build thread one day too. What section shall I start it. Is 26thZ still about?