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    march/1970 240z HLS30-02156 L24-005562
    January/1970 z432 PS30-00088 S20-000884

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  1. kats

    Datsun-240z Vs Fairlady-z432

    Yesterday I replaced a heater hose of my Z432 , it was deteriorated. The Inlet hose for heater is much more stressful than outlet hose, especially S20 engine creates high RPM , and circulation of water is very good , it means water runs very fast. And During the operation I broke a heater control mechanism. I had to disassemble the heater control facia , I added my work road by myself! I was so glad that the control mechanism trouble was only a steel wire , it was going wrong as it pushed so hard that the wire’s 90 degrees corner could not stop hold the lever. I fixed the wire , and pulled all the wires from their plastic tubes to lubricate . And I put a drop of oil on the every pivot and contact of the mechanism. Now levers move nicely, no effort for selecting positions. I was lucky I did this maintenance before breaking the mechanism and plastic control facia . Kats
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    Datsun-240z Vs Fairlady-z432

    Hi Lumens, I did not realize that, I was wondering what the huge threaded hole is for . I checked service manuals , ( 1st NOV 1969 for export , NOV 1969 and OCT 1971 for Fairlady Zs) there is a Nissalco ? stand , the difference is an adapter for each type of engine. And you will be surprised, Fairlady Z manual is omitting description of disassembly and assembly for L -6 engine , it says “ because it is the same as L16 engine, omitting description “ Kats
  3. Hi , this is not a jack and stopper thing but I hope it makes someone be interested. The mop is slightly used, now I am wondering should I wash it or not . Kats
  4. I love it !! That kid could be same age as me , I wish my father had owned Z . Kats
  5. One more befor go to bed , this set of tools is belonging to a 260Z sold in UK , just gorgeous, plenty of tools. This full set of tools is just like Nissan Cedric, a luxury sedan . Please note the Nissan hamburger marks does not have “ Nissan “ in it . This will be a sign that this car would build late 1973 or later . Kats
  6. Whao, the sticker has the picture which is used for both RHD car and LHD car ( I do not know which comes first ! ) . Just it is inverted to use . Kats
  7. Now it is my turn , I will give my "0 G " (to be Jul 1970) chocks to someone , just like Jim did it for me . If someone needs it , please let me know. I noticed variation of the sticker , my Dec 1971 and Jun 1972 cars have the sticker which shows single picture for how to stow . But other cars like late 1972 and 1973 cars have the sticker which shows triple step for how to stow . Kats
  8. I have never seen “ box wrench “ , ” set drivers “ , etc . One thing I want to tell you is , Fairlady Z parts catalogs never showen those tools in it. And also they do not have a section of “ audio “ and “ key “ , as well as “ model NO . Plate “ etc. I attached pictures which are never indicated in the Fairlady Z parts catalogs. I am still wondering how did they take an order from customer without those descriptions in their book ? This is my biggest question about the Fairlady Z parts catalogs. Kats
  9. Hi , today I would like to show this, a set of 9 K chocks . They are provided by Jim , Zup here . Thank you so much Jim , I am so glad that the perfect matching date chocks are in my Z432’s tool bin !! I took pictures, thank you ! PS : you see the extra tools in the picture, a monkey wrench and a tire pressure gauge. They are my choice , I imagined when first owner bought the car , he would have chosen those tools from a Nissan dealer as an optional item . Other tools are STD for Z432 . Kats
  10. kats

    Datsun-240z Vs Fairlady-z432

    Hi moelk , you nailed it ! Maybe an aerodynamics policy ? Alan , you have everything ! ! The electric water pump is totally unique for me, Mr. Watanabe really likes “ less weight , more power “ for everything. Kats
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    Datsun-240z Vs Fairlady-z432

    I am glad that my car has got its engine tuned by Mr.Watanabe , float level ,ignition timing , spark plugs, and carburetor balancing. The S20 became so much smooth, and sounds beautiful. I met Mr. Mouri , his green car was built by Mr.Watanabe , 250 bhp and FRP body panels all around . And it’s got real rally magnesium wheels !! It is daily shoes for his car , yes the car is his daily driver. Oh, and you see the valve cover , that is made of magnesium too. Kats
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    Datsun-240z Vs Fairlady-z432

    Mr.Watanabe has a lot of experience with S20 engine, especially Skyline GTR. He was a driver , then turned to be a mechanic. I saw so many S20 engines, 71A transmissions, R192 diffs, etc etc . I found S20- 000001 ! ! And also he keeps the last S20 engine , 002722 !! Even more, special works engine, parts , prototype engine, etc etc .. Kats
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    Datsun-240z Vs Fairlady-z432

    On the way to the heaven , I stayed at Onsen Ryokan (hot springs hotel) , a female manager was very interested in my car , she said it is so beautiful. I am glad to hear that !
  14. kats

    Datsun-240z Vs Fairlady-z432

    Hi , Recently I tripped 3600 km for total with in two weeks .First , I took my 180SX heading north to my mother’s house then took my orange 240Z to my house, that was 1800 km trip. Weather was not good , but 240Z’s AC worked quite good , and automatic transmission was easy when I was in a traffic jam . And today I have just arrived home, I have been to the heaven, S20 heaven . It was also 1800 km trip , I took my Z432 just to show it to the master , Mr.Watanabe . Kats
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    Datsun-240z Vs Fairlady-z432

    Hi Gavin and Alan, That car , I have never seen it before . Fairlady emblems immediately caught my eyes , beautiful rally car ! Kats

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