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  1. Keen readers might remember i was collecting parts to puzzle together an original, complete tool kit. With my first orders i got some wrong parts and some were still missing. Thanks to a tip from my Datsun-Mate Dan. i recently found this kit with the exact missing parts for sale in UK. Naturally i had to get it. So this is what arrived today: An original Nissan branded pliers, along with a double-headed screwdriver And s et of wrenches. This time metric ones and not inch-based sizes. I still have to check all the details. But i guess with my previous purchases the kit is comple
  2. You may have realized by now that the project is a bit on hold by now. The reason is i took over a management role in my job, and besides i'm also studying management. Good thing is after some first chaos i've settled in my new position and things are getting calmer and then i have my exams soon, so after that i have finally much more free time (after 2 years of school = home-study in the evenings and school on the weekends). The plan is to jump right back at where the project stopped aroun april 2022 and go full throttle. i really want to complete this build and i have so many nice parts in
  3. As far as i know there were several different versions of this toolkit depending on the market and year. I got one very similar toolkit as what i have now with one of my 1972 cars, but unfortunately gave it away with the first chassis without knowing the second one didn't have a toolkit...
  4. A while ago i decided to get myself a complete, original toolkit for the Z, just for completeness sake. In part 1 of the story, i got my first items, but i realized that some of the tools where not from the Z as they where not metric. It's nothing high on my bucket list, but when i see something for sale locally and the price is ok, i try to get it. So this is why i got a few things in front of my door today, all the way from a german 240Z owner. Still have to figure out if all the pieces are really from the 240Z, or maybe one or another item is from another car, but at least it seems to be a
  5. Just for completeness sake: I recently stumbled on this replica made by ColinProject (wheel.co.jp) in japan. if anybody is interested. I don't sell these and i'm not linked to the company. i just wanted to show those whick are interested. It seems close to the original, but especially the fastners seem slightly different. Still might be of interest for some of you.
  6. Well thanks to an input from a datsun group i found an Oil pan i've been searching for for a while. Last time i lost the Auction, but this time i was better prepared, and today it finally showed up at my doorstep: The Promodet L6 Large capacity oil Pan: The manufacturer, Promodet Japan, is still active today, but is a well-known porsche tuner these days. I've seen those oil pans a few times in Japan, but they seem pretty rare. I wonder if anybody has mor information on their S30 / 240Z parts lineup they used to have? Old catalogue pages, advertising, etc anyone? would love to see t
  7. So a few days ago i was able to pick up the remaining parts from the Big "Barn find lot" The owner had kept three boxes of various fasteners for the 240Z for himself, since he had to assemble his car first. This is what is left over. All nicely cleaned and with a fresh coat of zinc and yellow passivated: The parts are nicely split up into "random fasteners": Metric bolts and self-cutting screws Nuts and shims: So that "sub-project" is now completed as well. Not sure however if those parts really all belong to the 240Z. Some of them don't seem fa
  8. Today i visited a Datsun friend and picked up some parts like these rear window rubbers: A used Door mirror (mine came without those) A set of NOS Window insulators: A NOS transmission boot rubber: And a bunch of catalogues. The orange one is a 1972 belgian catgalogue and the other one is a french one. But the on on the top right is the really rare one i car about. It's the very early March 1971 Swiss sales brochure. I have never seen this one (with US-spec car) before. The later one with the red euro spec car is much more common. Inside you find
  9. Yeah i know that. they don't seem to be the original ones. still wondering how i got them then? i didn't buy those. Nevertheless. finding a correct set is on the to-do list, but has a low priority 🙂
  10. so that all seems another prove to the トルコ = "torque converter" theory. thanks for the update!
  11. I've got an interesting input from a very knowledged man, who told me these characters where not very inconsistent and maybe just used by a group of assembly-line workers internally, or even a single person to make a note to himself during assembly, or for the next guy in the assembling process. It also appears that the words are often "assembly line slang" and sometimes even abbreviations of actual words. the Above "トルコ" is spelled To-Ru-Ko (or Do-ru-Ko). Google translates it to "turkey" (which makes no sense, but is funny after all). But the input from said man was that it was actua
  12. The first character (左) appears to be "Hidari" which means "Left". the second katakana character is "ト" which spells "to", the third one might be "ル" which spells "ru". so it all can be something like "Left Torru 22" or so, but maybe i'm completely wrong here... But what i can say until now is that the additional "A" and "キ" (Ki) Characters seem to appear on both European and American glove boxes.
  13. As an additional information, i found this picture of an US-spec glovebox liner. which hahs the same "Ki" Katakana character written on it, but now country destinatino written on it. So that additional c haracter has obviously nothing to do with the countrly the car was assigned for delivery. I guess it has something to do with the assembly procedure or equipment variant of the car...
  14. Thanks a lot. Meanwhile i figured out the one after the "swiss" tag in the second picture is a Katakana pronoundced "Ah" or something like that? Not sure what the purpose of this all was, though...
  15. Lately i've started collecting the tools for a complete Toolkit for the Z: Which includes this packing slip, from a genuine swiss Z: You can see there are still quite some things missing. but at least i got some of the nissan branded tools already, like the wrenches: The wheel stopper set: Spare lug nuts (not sure if they're part of the toolkit. I've seen it listed in a later version of the above toolkit slip. But they're nice to have anyway! And the original tookit bag. Whit is missing currently are the scissor jack, the lug nut wrench, and a
  16. @Av8ferg Thanks for your input. I already knew that ス イ ス means "swiss", written in katakana. Which means the Car was made for the swiss market. What i'm wondeirng about are the other two characters, once left to the ス イ ス and once right to the ス イ ス. First of all what the characters mean, and then the reason for what they wrote it t here...
  17. Hi there. Both me and my friend have a genuine swiss-market 240Z. As @HS30-H pointed out in the past, the three japanese katakana characters ス イ ス on the glove-box liner stand for "su-i-su" and mean these two cars where destined for the swiss market (suisse) What i'm wondering now are the Characaters next to the "swiss" tag: I have some kind of "F" or "P" in a circle left of the swiss mark My friend has a something like an "A" right of the swiss mark. Since it was written there for a certain purpose during assembly or after, i guess it has either to do something
  18. Disclaimer: Nothing in this post is for sale - Do not ask me, thanks! What qualifies something as a "barn find" has been discussed previously. But nevertheless, i found these parts covered in dust in an old shed. They were not exactly "forgotten about", but stored there in many years. The story behind them unfortunately includes a bit of human tragedy. After many years, i was the lucky one to buy the whole lot. Well sort of. Since i'm not exactly a hoarder and did not want to have many more parts of those i already own, i made an agreement with a Friend who basically bought the whole lot and
  19. Lately i've been purchasing a lot of stuff for the project and related documents and automobilia. Just when i got additionally offered a complete lot of documents from a big collector. Due to covid related delays, the different orders from several weeks and months ended up arriving at my place all within a few days... If you look at the picture below, quite a lot of stuff! Some things just came with the lots, and i will not keep them, even if nice stuff though. Nevertheless, here's what was in my mail yesterday. In the next part of the story, i will show you a huge pile (two cars and a traile
  20. Yesterday the post officer brought a nice little package to my door: It contains a brand new (NOS) L6 Camshaft for the E88 Head. It is used widely in many L-series cars from what i understoud, but i still have to research all the details. It was for sale not far away and the price was ok, so i thought myself i better secure it... I love the beautiful wrapping with the Nissan wrapping paper, etc... It came with a (separetely sold) Set of Cam oiler blockoff plates and bolts for older externally oiled cams. I still have to check if i need those... It also came with a "C
  21. I might be wrong, but i strongly believe the Square chrome mirrors are actually the standard door mirrors that where installed at the location of the japanese fender mirror. If by accident or not i do not know, but given the fact (what i've been told) that the cars where shipped without mirrors installed (to prevent damage to them), the importeurs might have installed them in strange locations on early cars without knowing where they should have been installed... In switzerland you often only see one door mirror installed and an elderly z-owner i talked to lately told me he once visited al
  22. Thanks for the pictures.. It seems like it was one pre-production demo car that was shown around to the press and at the shows which had a few things that didn't make it into production... Regarding the "brussels car" i've seen another picture of it and wanted to show it here as soon as the other topic is closed. I think it has the door mirrors installed at where the japanese fender mirrors are. As far as i know the cars where shipped without themirrors installed (to prevent damage?) and the mirrors where then installed once they arrived at their destination country distributor. I could
  23. @240260280: Maybe my post was a bit misleading. The blanked frond lower corner valances and the Top blinkers are not the question here - these were normal on european 240Z's and both my cars came with a similar setup. I think the reason was that european cars had to have a minimum mounting height of blinkers and those that where standard equipment for the non-european markets where too low - so they came up with this solution. The big questions regarding my pictures are: - The car shows an european spec car, but with fender mirrors. and it appears to be some kind of an official show
  24. Can anybody tell me something about this car or where it was shown?? I found it in an Car related archive. All information was that ithe picture shows a Datsun 240Z from 1971. It looks like it was displayed at a booth at some car show, but honestly i have no clue where or when exactly. To me it looks like a prototype car or something similar. I don't think this weird combination of parts ever made it into production - It appears to be an early Euro spec car (LHD, no rear side markers, but additional blinkers in the front grille) - No "Euro" front spoiler - Fender mirrors -
  25. Thanks to Covid-related home-office and the fact i save an hour of driving from and to my office everyday, it seems like i have too much free time to search for Datsun related stuff... Therefore i've collected a lot of cool documents lately. The first delivery consists of a lot of Colour sample charts, many marked as "For europe" unfortunately not Z-related, but the came for free with the rest and they're cool nontheless... Then i've got the L6 service Manual in German, which might come in handy for me, since it's my native language... That "Technical Training" Paper fo
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