Terrapin Z

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  1. Nice looking car. Over $13K now. The firewall stamp looks odd with the "1"'s that look like "L"'s I've not seen them like that the last 1 is up high too. The ID tag looks like it is missing the last 1. Maybe just the angle. The license plate frame lead me to a repair shop in L.A. They have an electric Z, and are selling it for $28k. http://operationz.net
  2. Look below the head between the #5 and #6 plugs, just above the coolant split for the heater core. Looks like this : It will be L24 L26 or L28 and some numbers. I expect an L28 as N42 casting blocks are found in early 280's The head number is as stated above. N42 or N47 or something else as they do often get changed.
  3. Just an observation, I was not implying you needed to fix it right away, just something to think about. I would think the coolant might not flow right is all. If you are even running the carb heater lines at all. Some do, some don't.
  4. I am not sure about your insulator, it looks like it is in upside down. Here is a picture of how mine sits. Here are some pics of the firewall connections for the throttle as well, You asked for those too. I hope that helps.
  5. Apologies, my information was incorrect. Those two relays look very similar, including the wire color. Looks as if you're in good hands though........
  6. Mine is found under the righthand side of the dash on the relay panel that mounts to the passenger kick panel. It has part number 25230-89914 which is an intermittent wiper relay. 4 prong connector with 3 wires. Discontinued by Nissan but I did find this https://zparts.com/index.php/product/240z-intermittent-wiper-delay-relay-25230-89914/ $75 seems a bit steep to me. I hope that helps some.
  7. Check the welded metal tang on the hatch itself too. Some tear out and then are poorly repaired.
  8. https://boston.craigslist.org/bmw/cto/d/belmont-datsun-240z-for-sale-good/6986942246.html The main Pic is from '07. Has the air of a scam to me too. It has been posted for 11 hours, It should be sold 10 times by now at that price. @240Ziggy Lol, good one.
  9. I ran the 83 5 speed with 3:54 as well and liked it. Although 5th was a little sluggish, good for highway cruising. I switched the rear end out with the 3:70 (Maxima) and gained a little more punch out of it. All the 5 speeds are still 1:1 in fourth so it is the same as 4th in the four speed. There was that one ZX transmission shown for 10 months in '79-'80 that had the in between ratio, but that is hard to find. The tallest diff would be the 3:36, standard on the 4 speed 240's and some 280's. The 3:54 came in the automatics. 240 280 and ZX.
  10. Uh-oh looks like I snagged a photo without paying the royalty fee. 😎 Your .0296 cents is in the mail. I bet a lot of the google images are from this and other forums.
  11. What I have seen happen, is that there is a D shape to the strut hat. The strut piston has a corresponding D shape to it. That is what keeps the inner shaft from spinning when you tighten the nut. If the D shape gets rounded out the nut will spin the piston shaft and it will not tighten. (I just grabbed this pic off the web to show the D notch in the hat). If you look under the fender at the strut while turning the nut and see the inner strut piston turning as well the the hat is probably rounded out. Like what @siteunseen indicated.The proper fix is to take it apart and find another hat. Zip off the nut with an impact gun and see if the hat is rounded out, and see if you did in fact strip the nut. You could impact drive the nut down to tighten it but that is not a proper fix. Just a possibility......
  12. View Advert WTB : Inner headlight shell 240Z Right side (Passenger) After an encounter with a deer, I am looking for some parts I did not have good examples of in my used parts hoard. Namely, the passenger side inner headlight shell as seen in the pics. The inner adjustment ring is still good but the outer shell and the outer trim ring are damaged. I have seen the ones on eBay and right sides are only in pairs as assemblies and rather pricey. From what I understand 240-280 will work they just have different wires. If you have a nice shell like the one pictured please contact me. I offer paypal or trades if you need something. Advertiser Terrapin Z Date 09/07/2019 Price $30.00 Category Parts Wanted Year 1970 Model 240Z  
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    After an encounter with a deer, I am looking for some parts I did not have good examples of in my used parts hoard. Namely, the passenger side inner headlight shell as seen in the pics. The inner adjustment ring is still good but the outer shell and the outer trim ring are damaged. I have seen the ones on eBay and right sides are only in pairs as assemblies and rather pricey. From what I understand 240-280 will work they just have different wires. If you have a nice shell like the one pictured please contact me. I offer paypal or trades if you need something.

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  14. You were lucky. I have clipped a deer with my daily. Just a small scratch in the bumper. Lucked out that time. If I could only reverse the impacted cars. I’d rather have the daily smashed and a scratch on the Z. 😎