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Stephen,

If you could help with pedal set that would be awesome! I have plans to install a set of 14x7 and 14x8 Enkei 92's with a black center to freshen the appearance. We have some minor rust spots to take care of. Amazingly the undercarriage is in very nice condition and it looks as though it hasn't been undercoated? There is a new center console over at oem-surplus for a manual 810 coupe that we need to snatch up as well.

Thanks for the offer to help find a pedal set.

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Congrats Joe (240ztt)! I see that you have won it. Keep us posted on your progress. Not a bad price either! Now, there are two here.

Thanks Stephen! Rob and I will enjoy fixing her up, we are thinking of a possible vanity plate here are some ideas to name a few:

  • Z INSIDE
  • ZNHIDIN
  • Z COUPE
  • Z SEDAN
  • 79 810
  • ZLEEPER
  • 79 KHLG

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Oh, a collaboration! What other parts do you need?

Thanks again Stephen, I'm catching up on this thread and chiming in behind the curve so bare with me.

Our Plan of Attack:

  • Full Detail to include: Exterior, Interior, Under Carriage, and Engine Bay
  • Oil Change
  • Tune Up
  • Coolant Flush
  • Repair leaky o-ring on #1/#2 injectors
  • Whatever else we find along the way :classic:

Future Plans:

  • 5- Speed Conversion
  • L28 bottom end
  • Header
  • 2 1/2" exhaust
  • 280ZX Suspension Parts Swap: Quickor Springs, and Bilstein Struts/Shocks (Rob has on hand)
  • Body Work and Paint

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I have an extra 810 manual trans pedal assembly taken from a parts car I had last year. I pm'd daddz about it. Your plans sound like your car will be more high performance than mine. Can't wait to see the progress. Were you able to verify the mileage? Mine only had 79000 on it verified with docemented service records. My vanity plate reads 'heart of a Z' with the heart symbol in place of the word heart. It's in my gallery. What's a Shiro?

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I have an extra 810 manual trans pedal assembly taken from a parts car I had last year. I pm'd daddz about it. Your plans sound like your car will be more high performance than mine. Can't wait to see the progress. Were you able to verify the mileage? Mine only had 79000 on it verified with docemented service records. My vanity plate reads 'heart of a Z' with the heart symbol in place of the word heart. It's in my gallery. What's a Shiro?

Stephen,

Sweet, I will let him know first thing this morning, I'm sure whatever your asking we'll take it. Unfortunately, the only documentation we got on it, was the owners manual with nothing written in it. The car lot where we bought it from got it from an auction a year ago, and has been in their possession until selling it to us. Only 400 miles was put on it within the year too. We were told that it came from Arizona but are not sure if that's an accurate statement. I think with the condition of the car, and after cleaning the engine bay last night the mileage is correct. I did take a look at your photo gallery and l do like your 810 and your vanity plate. I wonder if we can still get the Datsun 810 side emblems from Nissan as ours is missing from both sides?

This is my Shiro 1988 Nissan 300ZX Turbo 1 of a 1000 made. Read more about it here:http://zhome.com/History/SSZ.htm

Here is somemore pics of it on my site:http://240ztt.com/300zxss.html

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I wonder if we can still get the Datsun 810 side emblems from Nissan as ours is missing from both sides?

I doubt if you can still get those from Nissan. The part number is 78894-W0530. They also used 77795-U8700 but the two look identical to me. If not, I'll toss a couple in the box with the pedal assy if you decide to buy it from me. They're not perfect, no mounting tabs, but they look presentable. That Shiro is a cool car. A rather low production rare find. I was unaware of their existence.

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I doubt if you can still get those from Nissan.

Good news from my new friend at:http://www.nissanparts.cc/cart/?pn=78894-W0530&submit.x=12&submit.y=8 and http://www.nissanparts.cc/cart/?pn=77795-U8700+&submit.x=10&submit.y=6 according to them they have both on hand.

What manual do you suggest we purchase i.e. Nissan, Clymer, Haynes, Chilton? I would actually want something like a Nissan manual to reference part numbers in purchasing odd ball items as this. Thanks for the part number reference.

I need to update my signature and add the vins as you and Rob have, plus I have a new addition to my minuscule fleet an 03 Honda Insight, my wife's new commuting car, as she commutes nearly 100 miles a day. :o

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I'll send you a parts list when I send the pedal assy. Check periodically on eBay for the Nissan 79 810 FSM as they do come up now and then, like I said, that's how I found mine. They are usually reasonable since they're not as popular as the Z FSM.

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I have just sent you a PM with the address. As I stated this really helps get the project jumpstarted. I also wanted to know if a 280ZX aftermarket spring and shock setup would work. I have a set of Quickor springs from an '81 280ZX and a set of Bilsteins from the same car. Any thoughts on this?

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I'm not really certain about the interchangability of 280ZX suspension parts on an 810. I haven't had a chance to look in to that yet. The are part numbers for the suspension in the parts list I'm sending to you if that will help.

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On the topic of OT ebay auctions of late 70's dats - here's the one I'd snap up if I were the area:

'78 200SX on eBay

Looks to be in great condition, so far the price is low and yeah it's a strange Dat but that's what makes it so cool! Fairly rare too I believe for the first few years anyway.

But anyway, back on topic (of this OT thread), cool buy daddz and tt - keep us updated ifi possible. Probably most users would prefer you keep it in this thread of course.

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Don't know how rare they are but you don't see them too often. L20B, auto trans, mileage is probably 131990 by the condition of the seats. Wasn't this one of the cars also known as 'Silvia' in the rest of the world?

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Yes, Silvia in other countries. I had a 77. Once you got past the looks it was a pretty good car. I had a built L20B in mine with SSS intake and twin SU's. It was pretty quick for a four cylinder. The interior is actually pretty comfortable. I wish the 240Z's had the steering wheel that was in those early 200SX's. Very nice to hang on to. This car started my love affair with the L series Nissan engines. Very reliable and make lots of power after some gentle massaging!!

FWIW,

Chris

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I had that one on "Watch this Item" since yesterday. I WAS going to see if I could pick it up cheap. Not too enthused about the Auto transmission. Would have rather it had the dog-leg shorty 5 speed. The Interior is rather shot too.

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I had a 1981 200SX. Z20 engine, 5 speed, etc. Compared to the 77-79, the 80-83 is sort of like the 'ZX' of that family.

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Looks better than mine when I picked it up. It appears that the power antenna has been replaced. Virtually impossible to find. Had do open mine up and do some cleaning and soldering to get it to work. Yours doesn't have the optional passenger side electric mirror. Don't know how hard that would be to find (if you wanted it) but I do have a couple of extra switches for them. If you ever have any questions about parts check with me. I've done a lot of reaseach on these cars in the year and a half I've had mine.

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Stephen,

The original radio is gone and a crappy tape player is in there that doesn't even work. The dash was trimmed slightly to fit this radio in there. The plan is maybe a decent radio with XM, but we'll see. The switch for the original power antenna is there, but is frozen too. :stupid:

We cleaned the engine bay the other night, it wasn't to bad but did clean up nice. I'll try and get Rob over and take some more pics before I leave for vacation tomorrow.

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What manual do you suggest we purchase i.e. Nissan, Clymer, Haynes, Chilton? I would actually want something like a Nissan manual. . .

There's a 1979 Datsun FSM at http://www.books4cars.com/result2.asp?findyear=1979&submit=Go. It is, however, $41.95. I paid $15 for mine about a year and half ago. (eBay buy-it-now)

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I was just looking through my many books on Datsuns last night and I found a real gem: The 1979 Datsun Book. This was a book used by the dealer to educate salesmen on what exterior colors, interior colors, and different trim options each model could be equipped with. In the back it also has little write-ups on each model for the various years they were offered.

In any case the 810 section was of particular interest and the picture of the 2 door hardtop shows the optional alloy wheels and the colors were equally interesting. Apparently Nissan referred to the one that Joe and I bought as a Royal Blue.

At some point I will try to scan some of the pages in.

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That's one I don't have. I have a couple of magazine write-ups, one from the Jan 79 Road & Track and another from the Aug 78 Car & Driver on the Datsun 810 Coupe as well as a postcard showing the 79 coupe and wagon, a few assorted ads and a Datsun brochure that shows accessories for the 79 810. They referred to the color or mine as Mahogany Metallic (609).

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That's one I don't have. I have a couple of magazine write-ups, one from the Jan 79 Road & Track and another from the Aug 78 Car & Driver on the Datsun 810 Coupe as well as a postcard showing the 79 coupe and wagon, a few assorted ads and a Datsun brochure that shows accessories for the 79 810. They referred to the color or mine as Mahogany Metallic (609).

Stephen,

I just got back from vacation. I talked to Rob and he said everything arrived, and that the shipping was very quick Thanks. I'm meeting with him today and he's going to pass along the parts list for now.

Now that I'm thinking more about it, you don't happen to have the wiring harness for the manual transmission? I wonder where that harness will tie into...

We were thinking of going with this under the hood, what do you think?

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Glad you received it okay. No, no wiring harness. That engine will make it a real sleeper! If you still need a FSM, there is one right now on eBay. I sent daddz the link but here it is again. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=7929896622&category=34229. Better deal than mine was.

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Glad you received it okay. No, no wiring harness. That engine will make it a real sleeper! If you still need a FSM, there is one right now on eBay. I sent daddz the link but here it is again. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=7929896622&category=34229. Better deal than mine was.

Good find, I was looking on ebay just yesterday and didn't see one. Is it possible to get a couple of pics of your harness, and where it plugs into the engine bay? I'm curious to see if it's at the same place where a Z goes? If so I'm almost certain one from a Z/ZX will work.

Thanks for the lead.

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