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There is a 1970 Datsun 240Z survivor for sale on Hemmings Auctions that went from $0 to $60k in under 24-hours.  Can it give the Green Monster a run for the crown??

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I saw the Facebook post just now too. 

$200k seems a bit high IMO, and of course you will be getting bashed on that medium. 

Again good luck. Glad I got my car when I did. At todays prices I stole it. 

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The site would not let me put in any words (available on Hemmings Auction) so I did not want to put a number that someone would ask to buy it for (although some have sold for over $200k)!  

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You have 12 days left, replace those modern hose clamps with originals and earn an extra $20,000 😀

GLWS,  that's an interesting steering wheel cover, you don't often see you one that is so well fitted.

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I have the original clamps but did not want to possibly scratch the paint while installing!  The steering wheel cover was a factory authorized option in 70 and was installed by the dealer.

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On 4/11/2021 at 7:39 AM, Zeeguy62 said:

I have the original clamps but did not want to possibly scratch the paint while installing!  The steering wheel cover was a factory authorized option in 70 and was installed by the dealer.

The steering wheel cover looks good. Interesting. Its just that back in the 1970's I never saw a 240Z with a steering wheel cover installed. They are more common now.

I worked in a Datsun dealership parts department and there was no Datsun supplied steering wheel option offered I ever saw.

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Why do people pump the accelerator before cranking the engine on a Z? There are no accelerator pumps in the carbs, so it does nothing.

 

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When the car is just started and the choke is still on, it is habit to just give it a little extra gas.  Too many different old cars to change habits!

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So how do you start your 240Z? For 48 years on a cold engine start I pull the choke, hold the pedal to the floor and crank. Generally it fires within 4 seconds. On a warm engine I just have to touch the key and it starts right up.

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The guy that did the video for me Manages the facility and deals with over 100 different cars.  I am sure there are many where an extra push on the gas pedal helps.

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I start it like you.  Choke it, hold accelerator down and fire it.  But then again, I lived in Ohio before coming to Florida and Texas.  I used the choke about half the year!

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19 minutes ago, w3wilkes said:

So how do you start your 240Z? For 48 years on a cold engine start I pull the choke, hold the pedal to the floor and crank. Generally it fires within 4 seconds. On a warm engine I just have to touch the key and it starts right up.

For my 72 240 street car, and the 71 240 race car:

If a cold start, I set the choke, crank the key. If it doesn't fire right up I press the pedal down a bit, but not wide open. A cold start needs a rich mixture, so wide open leans it out.

For a warm start I just crank it up.

For the 75 280, and the 79 280ZX, I cranked, cold or hot, without touching anything but the key. They always fired right up. (Both cars have been parked out back for about 20 years, so who knows what they would do today.  :beer:  )

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On 4/16/2021 at 8:14 PM, CanTechZ said:

Regarding starting your 240Z here's a snippet from the 1970 owner's manual:

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That's not correct then. The acc pedal only controles the butterfly valve, nothing more. So basically you control the " air valve ". The throttle valve is vacuum operated.

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9 hours ago, bartsscooterservice said:

That's not correct then. The acc pedal only controles the butterfly valve, nothing more. So basically you control the " air valve ". The throttle valve is vacuum operated.

The 1970 owners manual was probably first written for non-emissions cars and not updated as emission control items were mandated and added. Here is a snippet from a 1972 owners manual, it specifically mentions to not press or pump the accelerator pedal during starting,

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For reference here is a picture comparing my "non-emissions" engine (top) and the engine of of @Zeeguy62's car with emissions controls (grabbed from the Hemmings post). Interestingly, his car is has a VIN that is only 376 units earlier than mine.

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