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Looking for these parts:  

Throttle lever and Knob

240z door springs -(springs only)

Functional Volt Gauge

Let me know if you have it and if so how much to buy it - shipping included- to San Jose California USA

If you need parts, also let me know.. I have some misc. available.

 

 

 

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Added part that i am looking for.

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Cant find the door hinge springs.  Anyone know where I can find them or if a similar part for another vehicle other than 240, 260 or 280z will work?

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What year door springs?

I have a 1973 firewall section that has the door hinges on it.  Give me a day to take a picture when Mr. Sun comes back to my side of the earth...

Wayne

 

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wal280z, the car is a 11/69 build date, so I guess 1970 would be the year.  But from what i understand, the the majority of the components are the same thru 78 except for the plate that attaches to to car.   All I need is the springs.

If you have them and wanna part, let me know how much (shipping included ) and how to pay via a PM.  I can do paypal to an email or something else. Thanks.

Edited by 240z70
Just realized that virginia is not california...lol did not see that before.

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20 minutes ago, 240z70 said:

wal280z, the car is a 11/69 build date, so I guess 1970 would be the year.  But from what i understand, the the majority of the components are the same thru 78 except for the plate that attaches to to car.   All I need is the springs.

If you have them and wanna part, let me know how much (shipping included ) and how to pay via a PM.  I can do paypal to an email or something else. Thanks.

If your car is this early, you probably have the early style hinges. You need to post up a picture. They were very different

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On 9/17/2018 at 3:36 PM, 240z70 said:

240z door springs -(springs only)

Functional Volt Gauge

This might help your door hinge part search - http://www.carpartsmanual.com/datsuns30/Datsun-Z-Index/Body-240Z/Door-Panel-Glass-Hinge

And it's pretty sure that you mean ammeter, not volt gauge, if it's the same car.  You'll probably want to match fonts on that part.  Nissan liked to change them.  Good luck.

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Thanks Zedhead.  I checked the link but no cigar.  It was worth a try.  As far as the meter, it is the volt gauge that I am looking for.   Looking to do a new combo gauge with volt gauge and temp and replace the clock.  the temp will be for intake air temp.

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On 12/5/2018 at 6:44 PM, Patcon said:

If your car is this early, you probably have the early style hinges. You need to post up a picture. They were very different

@240z70

I apologize, I do not have the hinges or springs.

On 12/6/2018 at 4:26 PM, 240z70 said:

 As far as the meter, it is the volt gauge that I am looking for.   Looking to do a new combo gauge with volt gauge and temp and replace the clock.  the temp will be for intake air temp.

You will be searching for a volt gauge from a 1976 model ONLY. In 1977/78, Nissan changed the font of the lettering of the gauges.

 

edit: see the difference in the fonts in this thread.

 

Edited by wal280z
found thread with pictures

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On 12/5/2018 at 6:44 PM, Patcon said:

If your car is this early, you probably have the early style hinges. You need to post up a picture. They were very different

They are, indeed.  Perhaps someone can post some pictures and, in doing so, clear up a few little mysteries for me:

  • The pictures that I have of the door jamb details for early-year Z's indicate that it's the lower door hinge that's different, compared to the later-year Z's.  However, the online parts manual that I use ('Old Car Parts Manual') shows that the lower hinge never changed, while the upper hinge did (in mid-1972).  Comments?
     
  • I have read somewhere that the hinges fitted to early-year Z's had no detents and swung freely.  Is this true, or was there actually a detent for the fully-opened position?
     
  • Was there ever a period of production where the updated hinge design was fitted to the driver's side only?

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I believe both sides were always the same

The older style had a lighter gauge spring and some scissors style Iinks. If they ever got difficult to close, when forced the links would fold up and destroy the hinge.

I believe the spring acted as the hold open without an actual detent

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No, not the linkage under the hood but the lever on the console that controls the RPM...Like a suicide lever since it acts like a cruise control but without any way to lower the rpm unless you move the lever or shut off the engine.....very hand but not for cruise control.....LOL.....it came on very early z but mine is missing it.

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The throttle lever was considered unsafe for the US, and the dealers had to pull the levers out of the cars before they sold.

They can still be found occasionally, on eBay and the like. A guy on FB DPAN says he has a lever and knob. Not sure if it includes the mount and cable though. 

Repo knobs found at http://www.240zrubberparts.com/apps/webstore/products/show/4818298 (Out of stock currently)

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The deal on hand throttles -

They came as standard equipment on the very early imports and were supposed to be removed at the port of entry or the dealer during dealer prep.  Very very few cars were sold equipped with the hand throttle.  We have discussed owner manuals with the hand throttle label physically covered with a piece of paper.  We have tried to establish how many cars came so equipped but the difficulty is within the idea that cars were not imported in sequential VIN order.  There is too much documentation as high as three-digit VINs being sold in January 1970.  So, you see, the hand throttle was never intended to be sold in North America.  That being said, hand throttle systems could be sold over the parts counter and I have one; brand new in the Nissan bag.  They are a very popular feature, somewhat prolific, but not necessarily a "required" early car feature.

Another component to the hand throttle is the gas pedal arm.  The cable from the lever goes to a ball and socket on the gas pedal.

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@26th-Z that is a great point. Most do not know the correct petal is needed. Also isn’t there a required bracket under the dashboard which locks in the cable?


72 body and block, everything else 71, Tokico springs, Illumina, R180 CLSD, 83 close ratio, 3.90 gears, Ztherapy SUs, BRE 15X7 Libre wheels and BRE front spoiler.

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1 minute ago, 7tooZ said:

@26th-Z that is a great point. Most do not know the correct petal is needed. Also isn’t there a required bracket under the dashboard which locks in the cable?

Yes the correct pedal is part of the whole set up. In all the cars I've seen, the pedal with the extra tab were left in the cars. No need to change that out when they removed the cable and lever assembly. Later models do not have the tab. My car had the bracket fixed under the dash where the cable sheath locks into place. From there the ball end of the cable hooks to the pedal tab, pulling above the fulcrum engaging the throttle.

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My 7/70 has the bracket and correct pedal.

Any ideas on when these weren't installed from the factory?

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I’ll dig through my photos from years ago. But here is how I would describe it.
The inner wire of the cable has a medal button attached to it at the very end. In front of it is a nylon looking grommet shaped to snap into the back side of the tab at the top of the gas petal. That grommet allow the gas petal to ride on the inner wire and allows the gas petal to move freely until the lever pulls the wire to make contact. When the lever is pulled back it holds the gas petal at that position.

Works good for holding a higher RPM at cold start without using the choke. Aids in warming a cold engine. It could be used for increasing idle speed for sync the carbs but SUs have a screw for that.
Really doesn’t do much.


72 body and block, everything else 71, Tokico springs, Illumina, R180 CLSD, 83 close ratio, 3.90 gears, Ztherapy SUs, BRE 15X7 Libre wheels and BRE front spoiler.

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21 hours ago, 240z70 said:

No, not the linkage under the hood but the lever on the console that controls the RPM...Like a suicide lever since it acts like a cruise control but without any way to lower the rpm unless you move the lever or shut off the engine.....very hand but not for cruise control.....LOL.....it came on very early z but mine is missing it.

here is the end of the cable

 

Throtte lever cable.jpg

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15 hours ago, Zup said:

My 7/70 has the bracket and correct pedal.

Any ideas on when these weren't installed from the factory?

I checked my 5/71 which has the "Series 2" style center console (ash tray in the middle) and the later style choke lever / mount. 

There is no bracket hanging down to mount the cable (post #22). It does however still have the earlier gas pedal with the tab on the top. (also post #22)

My 72 and 73 gas pedals do not have the tab. So they must have made up a bunch of pedals with tabs then just used them up late 71 to early 72. Although they stopped spot welding on the bracket for the cable a lot earlier.

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