Datsunbat

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  1. I've to search for the under glovebox photos...I can't locate the photos...perhaps I've got them on another disc...but I promise that tomorrow I'll post the photos!!! ahahah...no...too far from Japan!!!
  2. Here is my title registration...some fields are scratched on purpose... You can see the suffix "U" when related to Model...but the vin is HLS30-xxxxx without the suffix... Now, I'll search for the glovebox photos...10 minutes again...ahahaha
  3. Here I let you a document that proves that you're right...even the 260's are "Q". This document is related to imports to Portugal...as you can state, 71 has 70 z's imported, 72 - 25 Z's and 73-44 Z's... But a small and little detail, the 70 Z's from 1971, only 40 were sold in this year, the other 30 left were sold during 72... Mine is from March (1971) and was registered on the 27th August. I'll send you now the title...10 minutes...
  4. I have some photos on my glovebox and it's written with 3 letters and 2 numbers...I'm actually searching for the photos! But I'll upload the title with the suffix "U"...but you're right...they're "Q"...now I remember of something I have that was shared by someone that was connected to Entreposto...I'll upload right away!!! Yes, I have! I'll have to find them...but it will be easy...I've all organized!!! Just have to look at my discs. Thanks. I guess we've talked on another forum about this case and letters! But you're right...they're "Q" but the title says "U"...I'll upload the clues...even under the glovebox...just trying to find the photos...10 minutes...ok! I've here a nice document! Regards Mário
  5. Yes, is written on the tittle and always is refered as "U"...even old people the used to work with these cars say it!
  6. Awesome! This car still exists and it was red when new!!! It's vin is HLS30-092212 and is a 72. Until now he had 12 owners ans the last one until the moment is from 1998, and the engine number is L24-116221...so cool to see old photos!!! ahahah... Here we had many parts, but now all has to be bought online from Japan or USA, because Nissan Ibérica is not dealing right with old cars, unfortunately!
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    Datsun 240z

    My 1971 240z. It has the 73 look because the previous owner crashed it in the nineties and here in Portugal Nissan dealer didn't make any kind of effort to give it the original front. But soon it will be restores. Kobe seiko whells, rear spoiler, wood steering wheel, 5 shifts gearbox (FS5W71B) and some more european extras.
  8. Hi! I'm Mário and I'm from Portugal...recently I restores my Z...a Portuguese one! Well, I learn a lot reading this topic, and I found some interesting features, like the 432 suspension and many other details. I can confirm about the stabilizer bars sizes and all extras our Portuguese Z's have! It's very interesting because my Z is the lowest vin in Portugal, sold and registered in August 71, but the manufacture month is March. There are 70 Z's sold in this year (71) and all with lowest vins...mine is HLS30U-23644...there are several diferences from the others sold during 72 and in the end by 73. Mine has rear and front spoiler, vertical defrost lines, kobe seiko wheels, blue windows, two interior air buttons, passenger foot rest, different gear box, 1st series center console, plastic engine ventilator, engine bay light, 71 vertical antena radio and many more...above the gloves compartment there are 4 letter, and accordong to a doce, they, the portuguese Z's, where specific for our market...but it's hard to find such information. From 71 to 73 only 139 were sold...these days, less than 45 are running... here are some photos of my Z...It's all std...no modifications...even the engine and compartment parts.
  9. Hi friends, The Z is still on the mechanic, I think this year, 2019, will finish the resto! I hope!!!ahahahha The ca ris almost done, the exceptions are related to some metal work and the systems that have to be revisioned like the brake system, fuel system. The interiors need some detail attention and that’s it…sound a bit like quick things, but it’s not! But the car already has the MOT and left the garage for a marriage…ahahahah… Let’s see the photos… Regards Mário The car waiting for the original wheels…still watanabe… Preparing the centre caps for the Kobe Seiko wheels… Changing to the original shape! MOT…nothing to say…zero problems… Arriving home, 5:00 AM…and what a ride…tons of problems… hard rain, fog and tons of waterplanning… Waiting for the married friends… And the bride’s kidnaping…ahahahahah Hope you enjoyed the ongoings, because the end of the resto is coming! Cheers!!!
  10. Hi again! The car runs and drives very good…but I’m moving it to another shop for the past details. The tunings will not be deep, but will consist in verifying the electrical system with the addition of new connectors, recovering a corner on the dash, applying the centre console, tuning the front bumpers and correcting the leather parts on the back! The wheels will be recovered into the original charcoal colour! These works will make the car looks better and will make me rest fine…I’m tired of waiting… Let’s go to the works: Interior glass trim. Hood latch Almos tone hour to aplly the mirror… Gearbox insulator applied… New interiors…worked very good!!! Some details… The plate gate arrived and was apllied. I state the fuel rail wasn’t the correct for the 71 generation…so, I applied a correct one! Some more details… Here is the result befere went home! Filling up the tank…so great… At home…near the 510 SSS Hope you liked it…let’s wait 15 days to get it completely done!!! Regards Mário
  11. 240260280: Yes the same colour, the 903 blue! I made a research and even the tail has the same scheme colors as mine, I copied from several photos! I think the result is awesome!
  12. Hi everybody! Here I am on the Easter holyday…I’m tired fo working on the car…but is almost done. I hope the car will be ready soon! At least It is working, it brakes and I’ve tried it…almost 2 years since the beginning of the resto. At this moment there are only small details to finish like the interior, centre console and many many more other parts…some are on its way! Aside a broken windshield, a broken door during the assembling, it’s time to relax and make everything carefully…this is such a puzzle!!! The rubbers got installed and the windshield and hatch were fitted…I had to buy original rubbers…the ones from precision brand weren’t as good as they said! On the rear hatch it misses for 2cm each side, and on the front the gap was huge on the upper right. Tuning the hood was easy…but damn…the door latch is tricky as hell!!! It didn’t close until I discover that the inside handle and its main cable has some adjustment. I was desperate to lock the door, the driver’s side only…I hope now all works for life,,,ahahaha… Let’s wait for the end of the resto…meanwhile… This was the starting point 1 month ago, last time I worked on it Centre console Changing shop… The day was very cloudy and even the car is outside, the colour doesn’t shine as it should be… L24 on the way… Easy…right… Then we assemble the differential, fluids, bolts and substitute all the rubbers. Final result…but the starter will be replaced…this one is stopping once in a while… The electric system…now getting back to 71…I think the car is very happy…agagagag The seat belts… The vent ducts were missing when I bought the car…now they are part of the car again. These rubber caps were made by my father….they are better than the original… The splash is awesome…a great detail… The windshields…. On the front… Hatch… People that collaborated during the process… Windshield wipers are now working…awesome… Top cowl grill got installed too… The side lids… Final results… Tuning the hood with new stoppers.. Hood tuning…what a hard task!!! Final result… The car is almost ready…I bet tomorrow will be just missing the interior…for sure I’ll be driving it… Hope you enjoy these last works on the car… Marty Rogan: Thanks. It's a really cool color! In Portugal only were delivered in this colour. I guess the blue wasn't an attractive colour by the time. Cumps. Mário
  13. Hi folks, Here are some up-grades on the Z. I’m getting tired…the Z has so many detailZ…and I need to ride the car…I know when the resto will be concluded the effort will be forgotten but until then… On the past 2 weeks we have done some body work and assemble mostly structures on doors, bumpers and small details. We had an issue with the front windshield, perhaps I’ve to look for a new one, and on the rear hatch glass in order to avoid problems, I bought a new rubber from Nissan. The tunning on panels is very hard to do, on my B110 was simple and easy, but not this one…even the locks aren’t closing totally, I don’t know what I’m doing wrong…well…all will be solved…I think!!! Tomorrow the engine and gear box will be mounted and hope that on Saturday will be running…let’s see. To finish some trouble, the electric system has to be redone too… Let’s see the upgrades… Assembling the bumpers… Side rubbers. Schuteons and rubbers. Ready to fit… On the car. Before we had put in place the front lip. Now the right door…. New handles… Locks and handles… Before we placed the window some care was took no the top of the doors… Almos… And completed with trims…is missing the interior. Maybe next weekend! New Datsun symbols on the guards. The brakes system had to be revisioned. I stared with the bracket and rubber. My car didn’t have the bracket for the valve, now it’s complete again! New parts… Ready to use! We decided to try the center console because tomorrow will receive the engine. There is a little issue, I guess easy to solve, my Z had the 3rd series center console, but it wasn’t correct, and when I tried this one, the series ½ the bolts miss the bracket for 4 cm’s. Is the center console small? Something isn’t right for sure, but I’ll try to check what’s going wrong. Have you changed the center console? What differences can we find on mounting the screws? I love this “downgrade” to the original… Here it is… Almost… Now is going to sleep until receive her “heart” again… Hope you enjoy it. Regards Mário Zup - Thanks. It's an enourmous puzzle completing the Z...but is worth...Mr.Vitorino did a good job definately...but tunning the car isn't easy!
  14. Hi again! Another great weekend!! The Z is getting shape!!! And all the weekend was dedicated to it! Now it looks like a Z…I’m very happy with all the results! But it’s a hard car to work!!!Too many bolts and tunning around the parts! I started with the lower and center valances, then the headlights and finally the surroundings.~ On the lights, my car is from 2/71 and had the 3rd series front, now I’m restoring it to the original shape. Now I placed the original Toshiba headlights and get rid of the wires excess, even the lamps!!! After a deep cleaning all went simple and clear! I’m waiting for the test… About the grill, I’ll keep the original one, but I don’t know if I will put the 432 instead! But only for the aesthetic reason! Let’s see the photos…. The sill plates were on the shop and I decides to install them! These ones are original, second hand, because the new ones from Nissan are just aluminium made, and these ones are covered with vinil with the same pattern as the seats and interior plastic covers! The headlghts…before… https://i.postimg.cc/FsYycdPv/IMG-20190209-120041.jpg] In the end…. Valances… Installed… The grill… Installed…. The headlights...and the gift… Then work and pacience…ehehehehhe In the end, only the right side of the car needs a hand…only tunning, but it’s a work for Mr.Vitorino…not me!!! Hope you are enjoying so far!!! Regards, Mário
  15. Hi everybody! Today I bring fresh news!!! During the last weekends we were working on the car…but some minor bad luck happened…we didn’t progress as we like!!! But bolt by bolt we are assembling the BIG puzzle!!! At this moment there is a willfull rubber, the one from the hatch glass…it will go directly to the litter! I bought an original in japan and I’m waiting for it! Then the doors…we didn’t finish the driver’s door because the inside locker is broken and we were unable to tune the door properly. I’m getting bored with all these tasks…only adjustments and tunning and…and…and… too much time spent on each part!!! The only goal that is keeping me excited is getting her to it’s original condition…and it’s almost done! Let’s see the photos!!! Plated and zinc parts… The fuel filter stand is originaly painted black, but I’ll leave it zinc…it’s cleanerto the engine bay…I think! New horns…before there were the giant vintage bosh… New heater grommets… Installing the door. New key lockers, new door handles, glass elevators and the main lock. This last one borke down. I suspected before the resto, that it didn’t opened the door properly! New hood handle...the previous one wasn’t original and didn’t match S30! New rubbers for hood handle and km mark. Cleaning and installing the side markers. Installed..they fit very well! And left side almost ready… Rear bumper installation! What an enormous task!!! 3 hours until the end!!! Too much parts, rubbers, guards, bolts, tune and so on…luckily everything is original and fitted well!!! All the new parts… The result before it goes to the car! Before the installation we cover the sides with sphincter to avoid some scratches! Annoying car said Mr.Vitorino... Almost!!! And here is the result!!! Seat in it’s place… With a Zelfie I finish this report… Hope you enjoyed all the results…next week some more news…I believe!!! Regards Mário