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  1. Handbrake/E-brake positioning on the S30-series Z is defaulted to RHD configuration. Making both RHD and (re-sited) LHD configurations was deemed too expensive, so they went with the ideal RHD positioning for both. The only S30-series Zs to get a re-sited handbrake lever were the LHD Nissan Works rally cars. I think they certainly *did* think about the seat runners/rails, and that's evident in their handing and part identification. Another example of attention to detail that runs deeper than we might often give credit for. Perhaps a good example of that generation of Japanese engineers, w
  2. I don't know why you'd think that? This appears to be a deliberate decision to limit rearward slide for passenger seats in both LHD and RHD configurations. In both configurations the driver's seats have full travel available on the rails. I vaguely remember the reason being very simple, and I'm racking my brain trying to remember what it was!
  3. Last time I was on this forum you called me a "troll". Have I been upgraded? Listen, anyone who thinks they Know It All about these cars simply doesn't know how much they don't know. I'm always interested, and willing, to learn. I certainly don't think I Know It All, and nor would I even want to. Where would be the fun in that? There's always something new to learn, as you have so artfully demonstrated of yourself in this thread.
  4. This is a 'known' known. Same is true on RHD cars in my experience (both UK and Japanese market variants at least) and is a mirror image of the LHD layout. The passenger seat rails do not allow the same amount of rearward positioning as those on the driver's side. I've read the reason for the difference somewhere in the past, but now can't remember where, or what the reason was...!
  5. But here's an example of the problems you are causing yourself. You cite '260Z', but what does that mean? You need to - at the very least - include the chassis prefix. In the North American market that means 'RLS30' (2-seater) and 'GRLS30' (2+2) 'Datsun 260Z' variants. And according to the fiches (you need to look at the fiches...) the North American market 'RLS30' started out with an R180 and the North American market 'GRLS30' started out with an R200. FYI: Japanese market never got an R200 in the S30-series.
  6. You're casting your nets for fish, but catching too many rusty discarded shopping trolleys. Look at that "All 240Z, 260Z and 280Z cars sold in North America had HLS30….. as the beginning of the VIN number, not RS30." as an example. The North American market sequence was HLS30, RLS30 and then HLS30 again. If 'corrections' like that are being submitted as fact then what chance does any attempt at a definitive "1 page" list have? The intention is noble, but... And is the thread already on its third (or more?) title change? It now reads "Datsun Z and ZX types of transmissions and differen
  7. Why? As has been pointed out on this forum for many years, the Japanese market models received the widest choice of S30 (and S130-series) model variants with transmissions to suit. F4W71-A, FS5C71-A, F4W71-B, FS5C71-B, 3N71-A, 3N71-B were all offered. If a marque and series-dedicated forum cannot collectively get its head round that fact after the best part of 20 years of existence then something must be wrong, right?
  8. F5C71-B was Direct-Drive ('Dogleg' shift pattern) 5-speed competition 'box, but there was no Warner synchro version, hence no F5W71-B.
  9. Aha! So THAT'S what they were doing in Area 54... Prefix for the USA/Canada Datsun 260Z model was 'RLS30'. Check your factory documentation. Threads like these start out with the best of intentions, but soon become self-defeating messes.
  10. This has been discussed here previously. The car was in Japan, and was never shipped to the USA.
  11. A piece of advice for you. Straight ball. No spin: In this ether, coming across people you simply don't like is inevitable. Painting such people as 'Trolls' just because you don't like the cut of their jib is (and for heaven's sake don't take this as being - heaven forfend - "inflammatory".... ) unwise. Unwise. Get it?
  12. Give your head a wobble you utter spoon.
  13. No. Point of order: I suggested that the the practice of throwing the term 'Troll' around inappropriately was lazy. That's an opinion. So you throw the term 'Troll' back at me in response, as though it is now set in stone that I am a 'Troll'? Here's an example of such laziness on the forum. Yesterday. You think this is an appropriate response?
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