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I have no idea what parts are original or what parts may not be. Condition is kind of rough. I've been watching it for a couple of months and decided I should save it from the crusher and keep some parts alive. I have a couple of phone pics , will post more pics tomorrow. Engine says L20 and the darn steering wheel is on the wrong side. :) I don't want it , maybe somebody can use some stuff on it. I also got the title with the car.

Serial number on the firewall says GS31 010623 - I think it's a Fairlady but is it?

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Arnie,

A 'GS31' prefix indicates a '2/2' variant Fairlady Z, Fairlady Z-L or Fairlady Z-T model made after the big update to Japanese safety and emissions standards in 1976. The 'S31' prefix indicated the compliance to the new standards, but it was still technically part of the S30 series.

Body serial number 010623 on a GS31 prefix would imply 1977 build year, and likely June to August build months ( you can cross-reference parts on the car for a more accurate build date ).

Engine would have been an L20 six with Nissan EGI injection, and NAPS ( Nissan Anto Pollution System ). Transmissions on these would have been either 4-speed manual, 5-speed manual or Auto, depending on model and/or chosen options.

Lots of interesting little doo-dads on these cars: Higher-specced models had electric windows, remote-adjust mirrors and 'eyeball' interior lamps etc.

If you plan the part out the car, you might get some interest from the HybridZ crowd as a parts donor for LHD to RHD conversion?

Oh, and I think the handbrake / emergency brake needs adjustment...!

Here are some S31 sales catalogue scans that you might find of interest:

Cheers,

Alan T.

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Arnie that was a interesting find. Well you could have a nice family car, and give you son a fake steering wheel for the left side and see how many looks you can get.

What fuel delivery system does it have?

I'm interested to see more pictures

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Alan,

I don't know if you saw this but it appears that car does have electric windows! After your information about the improved options, I looked closer at the interior picture. There appears to be 2 small switches on the door panel that look like electric windows. Do you think these are the original ones? Thats a cool find in Texas.

carl

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There appears to be 2 small switches on the door panel that look like electric windows. Do you think these are the original ones?

Carl,

Yes, looking again at the photo I can see what appears to be the factory electric window switch present on the door ( but no door panel - which would have been special for the elec window version ).

I think I should have all the parts manual references / wiring diagrams etc etc for these, if anyone needs them?

Cheers,

Alan T.

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This is the thing I love most about this website. Arnie finds an uncommon car (especially a RHD) and there is always someone that can fill in all the information. It is amazing the resources out there and the knowledge of these cars that people have. No offense to the museum but there is more accurate information in the brains of people here than anything they say or print. Kudos to everyone. Good luck Arnie with the car. Hopefully someone can use the parts.

carl

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What type of fuel delivery does this L20 have?
The two S31's I've seen both had the L20E which have what appeared to be basically the same EFI as the US market 280Z.

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Alan,

I don't know if you saw this but it appears that car does have electric windows! After your information about the improved options, I looked closer at the interior picture. There appears to be 2 small switches on the door panel that look like electric windows. Do you think these are the original ones? Thats a cool find in Texas.

carl

It also appears to have the switches for the optional remote adjustable mirrors.

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Shouldn't the speedo be in Kilometers?

Alan T. - You did good on describing this vehicle and it's options.

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The grill looks like a home made mesh job but I can see in the files Allan attached it may be original. I can't really tell. I'll go take a picture.

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WOW - This part was just laying under the hood up against the radiator. It wasn't attached. I'm glad it didn't blow away while running down the road. It even has an emblem, didn't see that before.

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I wonder what the power/performance delta is between that L20 and the US L24-L28 series. I'll have to poke around and dig that up. I need more space. :)

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The grill will clean up nicely, doesn't appear to be bent up. You have a calender clock and a passing indicator switch on the turn signal stalk. You will find it interesting, finding all the different features not found on our cars in North America.

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I maybe blind but by the looks of it that engine pictures looks like a L26 to me that someone then converted into an FI car. Again I could be wrong but that's what I'm seeing. The electric windows and mirrors are pretty awesome. I wish I had those stock that would be great.

Jan

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I maybe blind but by the looks of it that engine pictures looks like a L26 to me that someone then converted into an FI car. Again I could be wrong but that's what I'm seeing. The electric windows and mirrors are pretty awesome. I wish I had those stock that would be great.

Jan

Definately L26

What am I missing? Doesn't the block stamp say 'L20 505820'? Or is that a '6'? Arnie? You're closer........

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The "home made" mesh job grill is actually the domestic market version and appears to be in good shape.

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Ah that 0 looked a lot like a 6 from very far away. Thanks. That is a great find mate. I've always wanted a RHD Z.

Jan

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I wonder what the power/performance delta is between that L20 and the US L24-L28 series. I'll have to poke around and dig that up. I need more space. :)

A quick check on Wikipedia shows that the L20E made 130HP. Unknown from that site is the rpm that figure is made and what the torque peak is.

Now if it had the twin cam 2.0....

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Well congrats Arnie but unless you plan to restore it I would have left it for the crusher. Happy Hunting!

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