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My 3/70 build 240Z has no decals on the air cleaner. The car is in excellent condition and all very original (original paint, dash, interior, etc). I called dad, who is the original owner and he says it never had a decal on the air cleaner. Does this sound right? He is 87 years old so not sure how good his memory is. I have read some of the other air cleaner/decal threads and saw mention of air cleaners without decals (but no pictures), air cleaners with one decal, and air cleaners with two (which seems most common). Any thoughts on this? I don't really want to create another decal thread. I would just like confirmation that the 'no decal' air cleaner is legit.

Thanks!

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That sounds right, especially since your father is the original owner. The earliest cars did not have any stickers on the air cleaner. None of my 1969 production cars have them. I am not sure when stickers were first added. Kats (another member of this site) has a 3/70 and it looks like his has two stickers on it, but I am not sure if he added those or if they are original. The picture below is Kats' engine bay (picture from his website http://www.geocities.jp/datsunz903/)

-Mike

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Probably been replaced or re-painted in the last 30+ years. You can still get the decals so no use worrying about it. Unfortunately I just can't remember where :) My dad ordered them for all of his cars. I am sure someone will know and post before I can confirm with him.

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My 3/70 build 240Z has no decals on the air cleaner. The car is in excellent condition and all very original (original paint, dash, interior, etc). I called dad, who is the original owner and he says it never had a decal on the air cleaner. Does this sound right? He is 87 years old so not sure how good his memory is. I have read some of the other air cleaner/decal threads and saw mention of air cleaners without decals (but no pictures), air cleaners with one decal, and air cleaners with two (which seems most common). Any thoughts on this? I don't really want to create another decal thread. I would just like confirmation that the 'no decal' air cleaner is legit.

Thanks!

Best source I have found for decals and other nice repro parts is Banzai Motorworks. www.zzxdatsun.com

Mike McGinnis is very knowledgeable concerning correct originality, and, according to him, your air cleaner housing should have two decals. Later series 1 cars with the air cleaner housing snorkel tube would have had four decals. He has most under-hood decal, all very nice.

Very nice, original looking car BTW.

Dan

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Best source I have found for decals and other nice repro parts is Banzai Motorworks. www.zzxdatsun.com

Mike McGinnis is very knowledgeable concerning correct originality, and, according to him, your air cleaner housing should have two decals. Later series 1 cars with the air cleaner housing snorkel tube would have had four decals. He has most under-hood decal, all very nice.

Very nice, original looking car BTW.

Dan

Hi Dan,

Thanks for the info. I phoned Mike McGinnis at Banzai Motorworks and gave him the car details and history. He said that it may indeed have been produced without decals given the early production date. I most likely will not do anything. Dad was pretty meticulous about the details of the car so most likely they were never there.

Best Regards,

Rich

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Rich,

On a side note, your car is absolutely gorgeous!!! What a great example of a safari gold!! Your dad did an excellent job of maintaining the car if that is it in it's original glory on your user gallery

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Rich,

On a side note, your car is absolutely gorgeous!!! What a great example of a safari gold!! Your dad did an excellent job of maintaining the car if that is it in it's original glory on your user gallery

Thanks! Yes those are pics taken this month in prep for the 2009 MSA show. The car took 2nd in the 240Z OEM category (first car show I've ever entered). Dad said he spent as much time cleaning the wheel wells as he did the car. It was his baby. Glad he entrusted it to me. I will try and take just as good a care as he did.

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Rich. Bob's green 240 that took first place has about the same birthdate as yours. I asked Bob why he had no decals on his air cleaner. He told me that the decals did not come on the air cleaner when new.

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Rich. Bob's green 240 that took first place has about the same birthdate as yours. I asked Bob why he had no decals on his air cleaner. He told me that the decals did not come on the air cleaner when new.

Thanks Randy, that is good to know. I will see Bob up at the Murietta show in a couple of week, so it will give us some time to compare notes. I did not see his engine, only the exterior. Went by too late. I did park my car next to his after the awards and got some pics :). I filed them in the MSA 2009 folder. Thanks again for the info.

Best Regards,

Rich

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Rich,

The people that have told you no stickers are correct. The early ones didn't come with them. I'm not sure exactly when they changed, but I would guess it was when Datsun added the door for summer/winter operation and the vent tube that goes back to the exhaust. The early air cleaners don't have this feature.

See you at the ZCCIV show!

Bob

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