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  1. Thanks again. i've seen this picture a few posts earlier before. I went through the pictures i took during disassembly of both my chassis to see if they had these gaps. Just to see / remember again that chassis nr 1 had some kind of redneck engineering floorpans and chassis nr 2 had such rotten floorpans that the complete insulating stuff was totally chipped away due to the rust underneath 😆 But these reference pictures will definitely help to figure it out! Thanks again.
  2. Sure, in understoud that. I will have a look the next days if the rubber plug holes are in the same position on LHD and RHD Cars and if your measures make any sense on an LHD car, but my guess is yes 🙂 As far as i can't find an official drawing or installation manual or an LHD Car with a factory installed Footrest (which i haven't seen yet) this is the next best thing. Thanks a lot again!
  3. Alan, you're the man! this really helps me a lot to get the perfect location. Thank you so much for this, i really appreciate
  4. Just for completeness sake: Nuts and shims that hold down the footrest are still available at nissan (Just got mine today): And while trying to find a drawing or any information in the manuals how and especially where to exactly install it (where to drill the holes), all i could find was this information in the Japanese "introduction of the S30" Service bulletin just explaining the function of the footrest and which japanese models it was installed and which ones had it as an option: I'm not sure if such a document exists, and there are plenty of pictures and factory equipped cars to get the measures from, But if anybody has an official installation manual or official drwaing with (or without) measures, that would be great. Just to get it perfect.
  5. OK you might remember i got hands on a "rare" Passenger footrest the other day and then somebody made a reproduction rubber piece for it? Now i'm slowly starting to rework it. But first. I've ordered all the available parts from my local nissan dealer. Mainly the bolts and shims to mount it to the floor: So, aside from the two black bolts that hold it down to the floor (which can easily be bought at any hardware store, i guess) i have now everything i need to complete another part of the puzzle: And also had the old rubber piece removed: And hammered out said bolts (which are sold as one piece installed on the footrest) as i plan to replace them: Then tried to figure out the exact location of the footrest, to drill the holes into the floorpans. but i'm not sure yet... So i tried to figure out something in the manuals. but all i found was a picture mentioning that the footrest exists, in the Japanese Service bullentin book "introduction of the S30" But no drawing or any other information how to exactly install it. All i have to rely on are pictures, like this one below from the Motorfan January 1970 Issue (Z432 Test), or the ones posted by Kats and Alan here. So if anybody has some information on where to exactly install the footrest, please let me know :)
  6. I have seen that dent on many cars. I suspect it is a factory mod to make the fender fit Now tha't interesting. I'd really like to know more about that. Me also thought it was some sort of strange accident that happened here... But nothing really made sense when i thought about it. Does anybody know more?
  7. The best source for (mostly) Accurate Information, still are the original Service manuals. At least if you don't have access to the factory documentation. So i got a bunch of documents lately from various sources: 1) The heater manual. Actually it's a free download from the classiczcars.com website, which i just printed for easier access in the workshop. This one covers especially the S30 series Heater system: 2) The Japanese Steering Manual. It covers an array of Nissan Steering racks up to 1978, including the S30 of course, and i've never seen this one before, so i had to get it before it starts to hit prices like the other early Z-related original documentation. It's in near-mint shape too! 3) From Belgium i got a set of 260Z Manuals including the S30 Body and chassis Supplement 1. Which is more or less an add-on to the earlier version and includes the latest updates. I bought them mainly because they were cheap and to have some details on the later S30 Chassis versions. 4) Also from belgium i got this german Datsun Electronic fault-finding manual which is a bit funky and clearly different from the other manuals. It's a bit later too, so it includes the S130 and not the S30, but has a lot of general information, wiring diagram fold-outs and is just a cool little add-on to the collection. I still have a few manuals missing in my collection, and the picture below does not show all the Z-related factory documentation i have. But here's just a little glimpse at some documents in the shelve. What is really missing for me is some sort of factory / supplier made Sumitomo MK63 brakes documentation, which i haven't seen yet. And then the Printed L-drive Parts manual which i have in digital version and as Microfiches, but not as the most detailed printed version. I still have to read through the new manuals when i find a few quiet minutes.
  8. While the Z is at my place, my Bodyshop gave me some homework: To completely strip the chassis from all the seam sealer, undercoating, bondo and paint so that it's easier for him to remove old welds and weld new stuff... started by removing the biggest chunks in the front inner fender area with a spatula. but after an hour i realized i need a faster solution. After a bit of research, i found this tihng called Turbo-Igel (Turbo Hedgehog). The name comes from the "hook" style spikes that remind of a hedgehog This thing works absolutely brilliantly and isnt really agressive to the metal due to it's unique shape. The problem is, after 10 minutes the effect really starts to weaken since the hooks get dull. but you still can u se it totally for about 30minutes at a maximum speed of 3500 rpm. then all the hooks are gone 🙂 With two disks i managed to get this much done in approx. 2 hours of work: Well and while the car got cleaner, i got dirtier 🙂 And i removed approx 3-4 kgs of Bondo / Paint, underbody coating, seam sealer etc.. Still a lot to do. for me and the bodyshop. can you see all those terribly cheap repair attempts from previus owner? And rusty spots? And dents where there shouldn't be? Well... i've come too far to stop now, i guess 🙂
  9. I'm still looking for two (prefereable NOS) panels to complete the 240Z Chassis. IF you have those parts and are willing to sell, or if you know somebody, please contact me by any possible way!! thanks in Advance. 1) The Front air Channel LH. Nissan Part No: 64151-E4100 superseded by 64151-N4501 2) The rear inner fender LH: 76713-E4150 Superseded by 76713-N3450
  10. As usual, progress is slow but steady. So this week something arrived which i've ordered over two months ago, but was delayed due to COVID-19. I mainly bought it because it had a slight water-damage and was almost for free. and it's still nice enough to work with in the workshop. Just another piece of documentation ready. Looking forward to get back into the project soon.
  11. Today this little panel arrived: It's there to protect the fuel filler neck that goes to the tank And is installed in the RH wheel housing. Just a small little bit that was missing and another piece of the puzzle:
  12. Yeah it has been a while since i worked on the car myself. but i decided it's time to assemble all t he small bits and pieces into "subassemblies" whever possible. Last week i worked on the moustache bar. So here we got the puzzle in single pieces: The powdercoating company also coated the inside of the bushing shells, so i cleaned them with the dremel tool Added som fresh Bushing grease: And in with the new bushings And all hardware combained. ready for installation. It looks like a simple thing, but if you think what work went into it: - Everything had to be disassembled from the car first - The moustache Bar got sandblasted - The bar got primered and powdercoated - Old Hardware fasteners got cleaned (in the rattler), zinc plated and yellow passivated - New OEM Nissan Locking nuts and washers ordered and added - New Polyurethane Bushings with bushing grease Hope to find some time for some other work again soon, it's fun after all ?
  13. Finding historic Information on the Nissan Motor corporation Japan and USA is relatively easy, since there are archives full of information and a lot of books around it. Finding specific information on smaller countries history regarding the "Datsun" Brand is a bit trickier... So when i found an old Swiss information document for sale on a local website, i had to get it. From Todays point of view it's fairly funky with it's cut-off titles and different fonts used throughout the document. PS, full document for download at the end. It is an information brochure to the new customers advertising the efforts and advantages of the relatively young Datsun (suisse) SA. I guess it must have been from around 1071 up to 1973 or something like that, Proudly stating that they've sold 5000 Cars in the countrly total over the last few years. The first page is an introduction to the brand including a rendering of the (then beeing built) new car storage warehouse in Urdorf (Zürich area) and including a signature of the then-Director of Datsun (Suisse) SA, Ernst Pfister Page two introduces the Japanese mother-company including some nice pictures of the Factory, test-tracks etc. Including some informatino about their (then) current efforts to develop a new Rotary engine, Electric cars (!) and a Steam-powered engine. Quite a bit funny. On Page three there are pictures from the (mentioned above) Storage warehouse in Urdorf under construction and the Headquarter at the Stauffacherstrasse 45 in Zürich. As well as the old spare-parts warehouse in Switzerland: A quick Google streat view image shows that the building still exists and looks pretty similar with the windows and entrance-door position and shape. The next few pages show the car lineup and their advantages (mostly the solid quality): A dealer list, the motorsports-effort (Including Nissan R382, R280-II and East african Safari rallye cars) and press reviews follow on the next pages. And also the (quite a bit hilarious in todays context) superb 12 Month / 20'000km warranty ? On the back page you can see the slogan "DATSUN - Brings new values" I really like this document. It has a lot of character and some nice information and photographs rarely seen otherwise and something that is a bit more specific compared to the information you find usually. Oh and along the document above, there was also the swiss Datsun 1400 Dealer Windshield sales document that were put in the windscreen on the showroom floor for the Datsun 1400 aka Datsun 510 aka Nissan Bluebird. I have no useage for it, but will keep it of course and try to give it to a swiss 1400 owner who likes to have it ? Click here to download the full Datsun (suisse) SA Document as a high-res pdf: 1972 Datsun Suisse Information Leaflet
  14. A while ago i found an used optional passenger footrest for the 240Z and got it. Unfortunately the original rubbers were beyond repair. Lucky that's where @RIP260Z stepped in and offered to have them re-printed, since he made some of those in the past. Luckily it appeared that some others were on board too and it ended up in a small batch production. A few days ago the two-piece item arrived here This is how they look assembled. You can install them in an angle that the "split line" won't be visible when the footrest is folded up or down. Compared to the original item. The material is harder compared to the original rubber pieces, but the looks is 99% the same and it will definitely do the work and look batter then the damaged original one: He also sent me a long message explaining in detail how to install it. Thanks a lot! I will have the old footrest sandblasted and powdercoated after i made some re-adjustments when i have the next batch ready for powdercoating! Thanks for the great service and great item!
  15. A week or so my buddy Stefan asked me if i'm interested in a NOS multifunctional steering wheel switch for the Z. Don't ask me where he found it. I wasn't really planning on buying such an item, but who am i to turn down an offered NOS part? Especially when the part number matches with my car? So yesterday it arrived in my mailbox, complete with original bag and partnumber-label. Thanks Stefan for offering me this sweet item! More new parts arrived here and i will show them here tomorrow ?
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