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    : Calgary, AB Canada
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    1973 240z HLS30 149331<br /><br /><br />

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  1. Hmmm. The 2+2 has an ash tray back there, if we are talking about the same place.
  2. Well I have my new wallpaper for the computer for the next month or so. Thank you. All those shiny bits just waiting to be properly sorted into their new homes. Pay taxes? Feed the cat? Sleep? Nah, later, I got something important to do first.
  3. Hey Leon. Talk about funny and bad timing. I was near 'Frisco in January picking up some Datsun goodies with my truck, if I'd only known... oh well. Let me know if and when your buddies are passing through. I am definitely not into packing it up for shipping, I'd have to build it a wood crate to keep it safe in transit.
  4. This is too funny. I pulled the identical NOS Kamei spoiler out of the back of a dead 260 at the junk yard here last Auguest. It too had the stickers and complete manual/documentation with it. Not a hint of the date anywhere on the paper work. Any one who wants to come and take from my rafters is welcome to it for what I paid for it out of pick and pull. It's hard plastic or FPR or something, it won't last long on curb stops.
  5. Excellent. I was a bit worried about the rust pitting, but it seems to have been totally superficial. Gorgeous!
  6. It is keyed. Little slot on the edge of the sender plate and matching nub on the tank where it fits into the key
  7. CO sent me a link to a thread you were on concerning running wires out to the door.  Before I drill any holes, do you have any pictures of actual wires run into the doors?  I'd hate to screw this one up!


    1. zKars


      The only trick is to look inside the door toward the hinge side and see where you can drill that is clear of the glass and guide channel. I do not have a picture of where I drilled mine, I'm currently Z-less.  It was somewhere in the upper half of the door. 

      It is also determined by the type of bellows or grommet you will use to span between the door jam and door.

  8. Thanks for the smooth transaction! Item was exactly as described!


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  10. Hey Jim.  Have a look at the post that I just put up re choke knob designs.  Do you happen to have one of the 'mystery' knobs in your parts pile?  If you do, and if you haven't packed up the fresh air duct item yet, please let me know what you want for it.  I'll probably ask you to add it to my package. 

    FYI, I want to install a two-lever (choke and hand throttle) set-up in my car and I plan to use two these 'semi-round' knobs.  Unfortunately, one of the two that I have is in rougher shape than I'd prefer.  I'd like to substitute one that's in better condition.

    (p.s. Yes, I know that nix240 offers the correct 'early-style' pair of choke/throttle knobs -- and they are really pretty -- but even though the price is fair, I'm reluctant to be spending that kind of money).

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    2. zKars


      The knob is 8.5-9/10..  I gave it a quick polish and it went to 9/10. Some very minor scratches, would sand out.




    3. Namerow


      hmmm...  Your excellent photos unfortunately show a piece that is in about the same condition as the one I've got, so I'll have to pass.  Thanks for taking the time to locate, clean, and photo.  I owe you one -- which will come in the form of a zinc plating chart (surface area calculations for parts) that I put together recently for my Caswell 'adventure'.  I'll send it by way of your regular email address.

      BTW, I put the payment for the air duct piece in the mailbox on Friday.

    4. zKars


      No problem! Thanks for the plating info and chart. Someday I'll unpack my Caswell kit and try this.

  11. Hi Jim:

    I'm looking for a few parts that are missing on my '70 and wonder if you might have any in your spares stash that you'd like to sell?

    • Hood Stay (prop rod)
    • P/B switches (door jamb) for interior light -- 1-wire/rhs and 2-wire/lhs versions
    • 'Receiver Cups' for door panel clips (these are the black plastic pieces that are a push-fit into the holes in the inner door sheet metal... looking for up to 12 in total)
    • Spring clip (need one only) for the under-dash defroster duct tubes -- these clips aren't shown in the CarPartsManual.com exploded-view drawing, but you can see one of them clearly in the photo I took of my duct tubes)

    No urgency.  I'm just trying to have these bits in hand before the winter is over.

    John Jackson

    Burlington, Ontario


    1. zKars


      I have a hood prop for you. Should have a few door clip cups somewhere. They are still avaialble from nissan I think too. Same for the door pin switches. 

      Don't have any of the duct wire clamps though.

    2. zKars



      Will do. I found 5 cups. 

      My postal address is 

      224 Rundlehill Drive NE

      Calgary AB T1Y2V2

      Will get a picture to you as well.

      Let's take this discussion to email if that's okay with you. z240@shaw.ca.  Doing in this status update place on the forum isn't  the best.

  12. I uploaded the photos of my 73Z turn signal dilemma to the post. Any support is greatly appreciated. 

  13. zKars

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