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'71 240Z What do you think?

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Well, go for it. Worst case scenario you have to drop the trans and enlarge the hole.

Just remember to install the shifter (and shift into each gear) as soon as you can to see if there are fitment issues before you install the driveshaft and console, etc.

BTW, the late 240, 260 and 280 Z's had the larger hole for the "B" 4-speed shifter (larger than the early 240Z that is). To me it doesn't make sense that you'd get by without enlarging the hole when using a later transmission, but it costs you nothing but time to try to avoid doing it.

Good Luck and let us know how you make out.

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I have a build date of 2/71. I am guessing this is an early Z, correct? It has a large rectangular hole in the tunnel with a large rubber gasket. When I stand the two trannies (4-spd and 5-spd) up together, the only problem I see is where the gear shift rod comes out of the tranny. It is about 3/4" taller (at the first bend) then the 4-speed. The guy that is advising me said he has never had a problem with the 5-spd hitting the tunnel in many changes that he has done. I will check it out but I do not see a problem with my 2/71 Z. I will keep everyone posted.

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Update: pick up the '71 240Z this afternoon. TBK1 I'll try to hook up with you soon as far as the AC fix. I have your fender liner set aside.

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Mark,

Very nice looking '71 240Z! With that low mileage it should hold up well for many years to come! I was mentioning your color combination to 'Dtsnlvrs' and he was very keen on it. Along with '240ztt' you guys will have alot to talk about. 240ztt's car is a 01/71 (HLS3020425) and has only covered about 60k miles from new and 'Dtsnlvrs' is a 11/70 and there alot of interesting oddities about these transition cars.

I haven't been posting much as I am parting out the '82 280ZX hardtop and simultaneously prepping the other '78 '611' HLS30448652 (02/78) for yet another engine swap! Before the '82's engine goes into the '78 I have to refinish sections of the engine bay as the surface rust began to rear its ugly head. As strange as it may sound at the local PepBoys a Ford burgandy closely matches the '611' much better than the burgandy identified as Nissan burgandy.

Keep in touch as you make progresson the 240Z!

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Thanks! My son & I drove the car 3 hours to ZDayZ at the Tail of the Dragon (318 curves in 11 miles!). It did very well on the road. I see now why in the early '70's the 240Z was such a hit. The car was an incredible performance car & value. We had a blast at the event. It was the only white/blue combo there and we got alot of compliments. We met and talked to Carl Beck while waiting on the Z group shot at Fontana Dam. Carl drove 12 hours from FL for the event. My son enjoyed meeting him especially since he read the piece Carl did in SportZ Mag about getting his first 240Z and driving it across the country in the early 70's. There were 150 Z cars with probably 20 or so S30's in the group shot. I'll post some pics soon.

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Just a heads up, I plan to sell the white with blue interior '71 Datsun 240Z which is the subject of this thread. I have to get some new pics taken etc.

Here is a link to some videos after I pulled her out to give her a wash.

J. Mark Boudoucies - YouTube

My priorities have changed and I don't think I am going to have the money to get it taken apart and painted the way I would like. The mileage stands at 37469 so I haven't driven it much in 9 years. We are trying to pay things off so my wife can stop working and pick my granddaughter up from school etc.

The car still drives great and mechanically is sound. It has the original motor, gearbox and new tires on the Panasports. It comes with blue trim panels from Les at Classic Datsun (NIB) and some NIB emblems & rubber trim. I think I am the 3rd or 4th owner of the car. It really just taking apart, some very minor body prepwork and painting.

Price will be $11950 for the car. I also have a NIB OEM factory dash part #68100-E8800 which Carl B. tells me is for a '72 240Z. I will be selling it separately.

I am in Greer SC 29651 and my email is jmark_350z@bellsouth.net. I am reaching out to friends who are Z guys before advertising to the general public.

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PM me for that dash if nix 240Z does not pick it up. I will buy it. Period.

EDIT: Are there any difference between the 72 dash dash and the 71?

EDIT of my EDIT: I do not care, PM me.

Edited by Zedyone_kenobi

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PM me for that dash if nix 240Z does not pick it up. I will buy it. Period.

EDIT: Are there any difference between the 72 dash dash and the 71?

EDIT of my EDIT: I do not care, PM me.

There are differences per Carl Beck. I told nix2240z $1750 plus shipping. Nix and Travel'n Man can pick the dash up. I'd rather not have to ship and risk damaging the dash.

Per Carl here is the parts # difference.

http://zhome.com/Classic/Restore/70RestoFAQ.htm

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There are differences per Carl Beck. I told nix2240z $1750 plus shipping. Nix and Travel'n Man can pick the dash up. I'd rather not have to ship and risk damaging the dash.

Per Carl here is the parts # difference.

1970 240Z Restoration FAQ's

Nix -

Looks like the ball is in your court - you buying?

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There are differences per Carl Beck. I told nix2240z $1750 plus shipping. Nix and Travel'n Man can pick the dash up. I'd rather not have to ship and risk damaging the dash.

Per Carl here is the parts # difference.

1970 240Z Restoration FAQ's

Mark -

I PM'd you

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The dash was still wrapped up in original packaging from the factory , we had to break the tape just to look at it since it had never been opened. Super nice brand new condition dash went home with me.

I also looked at Marks car and it is also super nice, no rust and a true low mileage car. All the original rubber is still in great condition and the motor sounded great. All common rust areas are near perfect with no rust. I even noticed some original items that I will be able to reproduce.

It was great talking and meeting Mark, who is a super nice guy. If I did not already have 3 240's I would have purchased his car.

Steve

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Steve -

Great purchase - put some pics up so we can see it when you get a chance.

Will do when I get the dash out the box.

Here are a few of packaging.

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The dash was still wrapped up in original packaging from the factory , we had to break the tape just to look at it since it had never been opened. Super nice brand new condition dash went home with me.

I also looked at Marks car and it is also super nice, no rust and a true low mileage car. All the original rubber is still in great condition and the motor sounded great. All common rust areas are near perfect with no rust. I even noticed some original items that I will be able to reproduce.

It was great talking and meeting Mark, who is a super nice guy. If I did not already have 3 240's I would have purchased his car.

Steve

Steve,

Great to meet you too. Thanks for the compliments on my '71 240Z. It really is a time capsule. Let me know if you want to use my car to help reproduce some parts.

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I plan to get some good current pics of the car this weekend and I'll put them up soon. There have been some good prices paid lately for solid 240Z's. I think this car easily falls into that category. The car has brand new tires on mint 15 x 7 Panasport rims and battery with new cable. I have added the ITG air cleaners with air horns, Nismo front strut brace and had the fuel tank sending unit replaced so the gas guage works now. The clock works but loses time over a long period. I found new front bumper trim pieces still in the Nissan wrapping for the bumper and bumper overriders. The rear bumper rubber was replaced by the previous owner. The radiator drips a few drops of coolant after the car is turned off. It needs recoring or replacing. The car still runs cool. That is the only thing mechanically the car needs as far as I know. Body wise the fenders have some small dings where people have leaned on them etc but little if any rust to be found as Steve mentioned above. The original dash has one crack in it. I have replaced the shift knob with a new wooden OEM one. The car has original 240Z rubber mats installed. The car has a working 8 track tape player/radio in it. The glass is all original and has Steve told me it is in great shape and another reason he feels the cars mileage is correct at 37469.

All the suspension work was done by the previous owner and includes new shocks & Eibach springs. The car has a nice stance and is slightly lowered.

Price is $11950 firm. I have the replacement 6 piece blue plastic trim panels from Les at Classic Datsun NIB. I will sell them separately for $450 plus actual shipping. I have the original warranty card and most of the maintenance info from the second and third owners. I am the fourth owner. I have several thousand dollars worth of receipts the previous owner spent on the car getting it back on the road.

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The pictures do not do this car justice, for example the tail lights still look brand new as does all the glass and bumpers. Even the little things like the rubber grommets are is still in great condition for 40+years. I looked at the floorboards, rear hatch area, battery tray area, doglegs, frame rails and all are clean. I looked this car over and it very nice. IMO it only has 37,469 miles.

Steve

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