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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?
  14. ^So this is 'Trolling', apparently. *sigh*
  15. You don't seem to have addressed the possibility that the cannon fodder might be just as much of a 'problem', or at least the yang to another's ying. So you answer what I thought (even hoped...) was a pragmatic and even-handed post with negativity, and posit that I am - myself - 'trolling'? Way to go, champ. The future looks bright, doesn't it? FFS.
  16. Calling someone out as a "troll" on an internet forum is a lazy, throwaway line and is often totally unjustified. Better to save it for people who are really trolling. Anybody here remember our old friend 'Burt'? Tony simply doesn't suffer fools gladly. Most internet communities are all the better for having someone like that around, and he usually knows what he's talking about, has been there and has bought the t-shirt to boot. Many of the people who have a 'negative experience' when interacting with him are not exactly paragons of virtue themselves. The occasional sighting of that
  17. Its an S30-prefixed model. Its not a factory designation, but can you *imagine* what it means? If not, you may well be confused by people referring to their 'L29', 'L30' and 'L31' engines.
  18. No, in fact my scans are from two original sources: The 'Competition Tune-Up Manual' for the A10-series, and the 'Competition Tune-Up Manual' for the N10-series. The Sumitomo MK63 type brake calipers were used as Sports/Race Option on many Nissan models, so the information is duplicated in many source documents including - as you pointed to - the BS110 '240RS'.
  19. Keiichi Tsuchiya drives the Spirit Garage S30 race car around the Sugo Circuit for a Best Motoring special, and comes away impressed:
  20. Above: Charles Barter, competing in the Historic Sports Car Club's '70'S RoadSports' class with his 240Z, where modifications are fairly minimal (stock carburettors, no LSD, stock brake calipers). He's a good driver. Below: Julian Barter (Charles' son) chases his father's 240Z in his Lotus Elan S4.
  21. Got a link? Wind me up and point me in the right direction. Will you be participating? I want to see you making the same silly claims you're making here (you know, all that "putting it to some P cars, as it should be" and 'proving the potential of the Z' [by putting an LS V8 in it...] type stuff)? I do hope so. For the rekud, I'm not in any way a 'Porsche snob'. Unless you mean my natural respect for a manufacturer which has competition in its very lifeblood, and which won (for example) the International Cup For GT Cars in 1968, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75 & 1976 (mainly with variants
  22. Probably should include the seat mount crossmembers in the list of blacked-out items over body colour. Here's an example of factory black-out on the inside of a quarter panel vent:
  23. Which is all well and good, but I would not advise anyone to use photos of a pre-production test chassis as reference for how the cars came off the production line en masse... OP: The advice of *everything painted body colour* is good, but somewhere along the assembly line a guy was assigned to put his head into the front end of the car and - equipped with a pot of satin black paint and a suitable brush - his job was to 'black out' two thirds of the front half of the radiator support panel so that it was a little less visible through the front grille. He and his friends also walked around
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