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If you go to Otomoto you can check out the parts on his 240k, Use google translator for rubber soul i have brought heaps of stuff of them too.

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Congrats! great find! I know exactly the feelings of anticipation, trepidation, and finally relief/joy that you when't through when finding, taking the punt and finally seeing the car! That is a big part of the adventure after all!

you don't happen to live in NSW do you? we certainly need more 240k's here!

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Sorry for the lagged responses guys..I am in NSW, Sydney to be exact..

Thanks for the link blk180. I have been trying to hunt around for panel beaters/painters who'd be willing to take on the job.. there don't seem to be many who want to do a propper job.

I appreciate the link to the steering wheel,this might sound really illiterate but i'm not having much luck translating via google translator or babblefish.

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Sorry for the lagged responses guys..I am in NSW, Sydney to be exact..

Thanks for the link blk180. I have been trying to hunt around for panel beaters/painters who'd be willing to take on the job.. there don't seem to be many who want to do a propper job.

I appreciate the link to the steering wheel,this might sound really illiterate but i'm not having much luck translating via google translator or babblefish.

Try using google chrome browser, it will offer to translate the page automatically. $1200 for a steering wheel, i know its a GTR item, but :tapemouth. I thought my nissan compe wheel was expensive

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Only 197 GTRs sold make's a real steering wheel rare, plenty of look a likes around tho. Yer i brought a genuine Nismo R32 GTR steering wheel for my R32 was nice.

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A small update: It took me A LOT of searching around but I ended up tracking down a 5 speed gearbox, tail shaft, flywheel, slave cylinder and all the other ancillary parts needed for my auto to manual conversion. All I need now is a manual pedal box… I’ve read that I can use my existing auto with a few mods but ideally I’d prefer an original item.

I figured this was going to be the hardest thing to track down; so I made it my priority. Also can anyone make suggestions as to some relatively good and easy brake upgrades for the 240?

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brake option comes down to wheel size you want to run but in saying that i have found a fc rx7 kit and you can run 14's still and are 280mm rotor otherwise 32~34 brakes but need 16's or could go mk63's but they are pretty costly.

i will be goin rx7 way. just got calipers for $100 and the conversion kit will vary pending on winning bid price but around 300 for adapters and new rotors and get a set of decent pads and braided lines and i will be laughing.

rears you can get alloy fined drums off of zeds otherwise go down the r31 disk rear end setup but i haven't looked into it that much yet.

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I figured this was going to be the hardest thing to track down; so I made it my priority. Also can anyone make suggestions as to some relatively good and easy brake upgrades for the 240?

I went with the Magna rotors (DBA425 )and the Toyota 4 pot calipers myself..

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Thanks guys.. When I get around to doing the brakes, you will be receiving some pms :stupid::laugh:

I saw these Nismo brakes and thought they might be a worthwhile upgrade if I can get them for decent money?

http://page18.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/w75317560#enlargeimg

So I have been getting used to Yahoo Japan Auctions over the long weekend and I must say it's pretty addictive even though I haven't bought anything yet, I will be over the next couple of months. Makes you realise how you could go bankrupt buying stuff for these cars.:love:

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you don't happen to live in NSW do you? we certainly need more 240k's here!

Hey mate, I meant to respond to you earlier and thought I had..Yeah I'm from Sydney, what about you?

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I saw these Nismo brakes and thought they might be a worthwhile upgrade if I can get them for decent money?

http://page18.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/w75317560#enlargeimg

Just to point out that the auction is for a pair of the SOLID rotor type MK63 calipers, as distinct from the VENTED rotor type ( wider caliper spacing, different castings ). If you are going to the bother, you might as well go for the VENTED type, which are much more effective and less prone to fade due to heat build-up. You'd almost certainly need to rebuild the used calipers with a new rubber & seal kit, and you might expect to find that the pistons will be slightly rust pitted at best, and completely U/S at worst.

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Just to point out that the auction is for a pair of the SOLID rotor type MK63 calipers, as distinct from the VENTED rotor type ( wider caliper spacing, different castings ). If you are going to the bother, you might as well go for the VENTED type, which are much more effective and less prone to fade due to heat build-up. You'd almost certainly need to rebuild the used calipers with a new rubber & seal kit, and you might expect to find that the pistons will be slightly rust pitted at best, and completely U/S at worst.

Interesting, thanks for the info. I might give them a miss and hold out for a better upgrade then. Cheers!

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Unfortunately with much regret due to a recent job loss, upcoming lack of income and ongoing bills, I have to put my 1973 Datsun 240K up for sale. I am a very meticulous person and this is a good honest original car. The original QLD owner, who is now 91, bought the car brand new in 1973 from Nissan and has done a fantastic job keeping it in on the road but like anything that’s old and tired, it needs restoration (paint work and mechanical). To my knowledge the car has never had an accident and no rust that I can see. It’s not museum quality but it is a great example of a well maintained 240k with a genuine history and I believe that it is the perfect starting point for a concourse restoration. I have only owned the car since May 2012 so essentially it still is a one owner car and while I’m not looking to make a profit on it, I am looking to get my money back and ideally I’d like the car to go to an enthusiast who will bring it back to its former glory.

What else comes with the car?

- New Old Stock Nissan KPGC110 Skyline gear knob (bought from Japan);

- Complete 5 speed manual conversion (pretty much everything you need to convert the car from automatic to manual)

- Very good condition chrome trim moulds front and back (bought from Japan)

- Original point of sale brochure, original owner’s manual and genuine Nissan workshop book

- I have a heap of other parts that will be thrown in with the sale of the car.

PLEASE DON’T MAKE ANY SILLY OFFERS, I will only respond to genuine enquiries and if you’re looking at this car then you know what they’re worth and how hard they are to come by.

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mate, no disrespect, but aside from the parts you've listed as additional sale items, how do you justify the almost doubling in price from when you first bought it a month or so ago? considering the manual conversion parts and other smaller original pieces, I'd say an extra $1500 max on top of your purchase price last month.

i don't doubt this will sell even at $11k mark, some middle eastern dude will surely buy...good luck with the sale!

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Fair point and I can see how some may jump to conclusions. Not that I should have to justify my pricing rationale but for the sake of people on this forum, I will break down the costs:

Purchase of the vehicle $5900

Blue slip, green slip and rego ($1000) (it also needed new bushes which I bought from Nissan at $104.56 plus the labour cost to fit them in order to attain a road worthy cert in QLD and pass rego in NSW)

Transport from QLD for the car $990

Flights to QLD $300

G/BOX and ancillary parts $900 (I bought it interstate so this is including the freight cost via DHL)

IMMACULATE Chrome trims from eBay $250 (plus Import monsters 2,500yen standard fee then 20% on top and postage charges from Japan)

A spare hubcap I bought on Yahoo JP for $150 (plus Import monsters 2,500yen standard fee then 20% on top and postage charges from Japan)

NOS G/Knob $130 (plus Import monsters 2,500yen standard fee then 20% on top and postage charges from Japan)

So far that’s $9,620 excluding the costs of bushes+labour and excluding Import monster fees and postage on the parts and some of the other extras I bought including another carb. I put $11,500 as I have left room for negotiation. If it doesn’t sell for what it owes me then I’ll hang onto it and sell my daily driver. I know i'll regret selling this as I have spent a while looking for one, but I have to put my priorities straight... tough job market at the moment and realistically, I am not sure how long it will be before I can find another..

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If you would like to seperate the chrome pieces and the manual conversion gear (minus gearbox), I'll give you what you paid for the chrome + postage to Brisbane and throw a price at me for the manual stuff.

Keen and serious.

Otherwise, good luck with your sale, you will need it. :)

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If you would like to seperate the chrome pieces and the manual conversion gear (minus gearbox), I'll give you what you paid for the chrome + postage to Brisbane and throw a price at me for the manual stuff.

Keen and serious.

Otherwise, good luck with your sale, you will need it. :)

Thanks, not looking to seperate. Whoever buys the car get's the lot!

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