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Today , I would like to present a little observation for the knobs .

 I am thinking to install a hand throttle lever which was pulled from a 1970 Z432 to my #2146. I found the lever is flattened around a symbol that would indicate a continuous, long term use by the owners . Or is that a natural thing from the beginning ? 

Z432 , a S20 engine , most people preferred to start it without pulling a choke lever because of Mikuni carburetors .  Then it needs longer time to warm up than L-series engine , you will want to use a hand -throttle lever to ease your foot . 
 

So , my guess is a hand - throttle lever on a Z432 is more likely to be premature faster than a choke lever on a Z432 . 

On the other hand, L-Series SU carburetors need to be pulled a choke when it is started , and also used for warming up . Don’t need to use a hand - throttle for warming up . A choke lever for SU carburetors is always touched by hands ,might be premature much faster than a hand- throttle on the same  car . 
 
The last picture shows a tape that shields a tiny screw in a hole when it is new.

Kats

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45 minutes ago, Mark Maras said:

I don't see much wear on the symbols that would indicate heavy usage. I think they were made that way.

Thank you Mark Maras ,

 Your comment gradually made me think the lever would be snapped off or the symbols would be erased before it is flattened .  Just a matter of molding? For 1972-73 levers , I saw similar variations on a surface around a symbols .

Kats 

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8 hours ago, inline6 said:

Hi Katz, 

I see you purchased 2146 off of eBay - did I help you become aware of it?

 

Hi inline6 ! Actually I found the car on eBay just 6 hours before the ending . So please don’t feel guilty about me struggling with such a rough condition car 😁 I saw the thread after I bought it, I was impressed that you and Terrapin Z were talking about the car as if you were actually seeing it. Yes the engine had rebuilt at some point , and it was a 4 speed , and hit front in the past so newer bonnet was applied. 
 

One thing you were wondering about the engine was matched or not , this was the biggest concern to me too . 
 

Terrapin Z said “ this seller really doesn’t know these cars well , as he was asked about the engine number and provided a picture of the casting number “ 

Yes , I was feeling exactly the same way too , and this led to me to think “ the seller not trying to sell it high “ . 
 

Why did I decide to go for it ? Because I was able to see portions of left edge of number “ 2 “ just a little bit , I was for sure this engine would be made in February 1970 just like my #2156 . I was drawing on our knowledge which was shared in classiczcars.com , and it succeeded.
 

Kats

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Hi Gavin, Patcon is right , the red round hook on the front left  strut is for towing. I don’t know why it is there , maybe there will be some reasons. 
 

The car has a FRP bonnet when running, I saw it was bent on the long straight , I felt it was not good for performance. G-Nose is certainly much better for racing on a track. 
 

Kats

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Nothing to tell recently except this alternator, I had my old spare one rebuilt at a local shop. I am so happy with the result , they did what I wanted to have . I said don’t paint green on the center portion, leave it as it is . They said it needs to be painted for some reasons , then we agreed paint clear coat on it .
 

Unfortunately model number and Nissan part number have gone , actually they have already gone when I got it a long time ago . 
 

I will put this in my first 240Z , then previous one on my first 240Z will go to my second 240Z .

Kats

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Thanks Gavin, this time I skip doing prep , So it is not the best . Next time I will take care much better than this , I will see more shining chrome .

It is really fun to paint ! 
 

Kats

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8 minutes ago, kats said:

Thanks Gavin, this time I skip doing prep , So it is not the best . Next time I will take care much better than this , I will see more shining chrome .

It is really fun to paint ! 
 

Kats

I just bought a pen on eBay and will have it shipped here, I've got a couple of steering wheel horns to restore along with Hitachi Radio surrounds and centre choke assembly finisher panels in my S30Z's. Also my door cards are missing the original chrome vertical line. I was going to try chrome tape, but this might be just as good!

If anyone else is looking the code for the product is XGM100 and I found a cool video review showing how good the chrome can look here also.

 

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Just now, 26th-Z said:

Did you but this tool box recently?  I saw one a few months ago, but I did not bid on it.  I have been collecting more tools also.  Just bought a wooden handle screw driver.

I did not buy the Prince toolbox.

I too am always on the look out for tools, however I concentrate on Standard (non-metric) tools that were originally included with my early Datsun projects.

Keith

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