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    03/1970 240Z HLS30-02156 L24-005562
    01/1970 Z432 PS30-00088 S20-000884
    12/1971 240Z HLS30-60213 L24-072419
    06/1972 240ZG HS30-11861 L24-114120
    10/1990 180SX KRS13-807199 CA18-

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  1. kats

    Datsun-240z Vs Fairlady-z432

    About the fender mirrors, not bad in the rain . Kats
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    Datsun-240z Vs Fairlady-z432

    Hi , I replaced a battery of my Z432 . This is small one , so associated parts such as a tray /a holder / a cap everything is different from the export S30 cars . The negative terminal is smaller , so you need to have a specific cable for this Japanese S30 . However , there was an optional item “ battery for cold erea “ in Japan , in that case you will have the same big battery as an export S30 . To make a label , I used a paper bag for the key as a donor, then modified it to have some authentic look . Kats
  3. Hi scotta , thanks to add more examples, now you need to find 2 I for your chocks. What a coincidence, I will look up Shimoura -san ‘s chassis number when I visit him next time. Kats
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    Datsun-240z Vs Fairlady-z432

    Hi Ian and Gavin , thanks for your input , this place ( classiczcars.com ) changed my image “ flat top “ . I just don’t know what it is like , I had just followed the rumors without having experience with it . I have a friend whose car has flat tops and really mint condition, I must see it and feel it . Kats
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    Datsun-240z Vs Fairlady-z432

    Oh , this Toyota 2000GT is an automatic, "TOYO GLIDE" model. And an airconditioning blowere has to sit in the middle of the both seats ! No space in a dashboard, while S30 (Fairlady Z /Fairlady 240Z series except Z432 and Z432-R) has an in-dash airconditioning system assembled in a factory. Did you notice Toyota 2000GT has the same seat belts which manufactured by TAKATA , I saw it in some Honda models too. Kats
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    Datsun-240z Vs Fairlady-z432

    Thank you bartsscooterservice, I think S30 was modern in many ways , unibody is one of them . Thanks Alan , yes S30 was a huge quantity model , Nissan Shatai reached 6000 S30 cars per month in April 1972 ! While Toyota 2000 GT was 30 cars per month , big difference. Unibody is good for less weight, for example Z432 is 1040 kg , ( S20 Engine 199kg ) , Toyota 2000GT 1145 kg ( 3M Engine 209 kg ) . Courtesy モーターワールド Nov 1970 , 自動車の実務 Feb 1970 , 月間自動車 Jan 1970 . Kats
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    Datsun-240z Vs Fairlady-z432

    Gavin , thanks, please let us know it ! And Australia and New Zealand got the most powerful engined S30 ever same as the UK and Europe in September 1973 ? Kats
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    Datsun-240z Vs Fairlady-z432

    Thanks Woody928 , Toyota 2000GT in the UK , and a Lady , just reminds me James Bond and his secretary . Wow ! I soon will not be willing to drive my cars because road patrol agency spread solt everywhere especially in high way . I hate it every winter in Japan . Kats
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    Datsun-240z Vs Fairlady-z432

    Hi Ian , thanks , I am now learning about the air inlet , but I did not know that , looking at the catalog did not tell it to me . I studied HMB 46 has many new features , one of them is a power jet when the throttle butterfly is wide open . Kats
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    Datsun-240z Vs Fairlady-z432

    Thanks Alan ! That is a great infomation. At Aug 1973 , UK and Europe got the most powerful S30 ever, L26 with 161BHP or something ? At that time, Z432 (160BHP) was dropped from the Nissan's line up. I have read an article of a Japanese magazine about 240Z europe model test ride , the journalist envied the europian customers so much. I found these picture , the metalic brown UK 260Z was on an auction 2016 , and the 110 red 240ZG was on a sale in Japan 2006. They are very useful to look at . Kats
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    Datsun-240z Vs Fairlady-z432

    So I classified them like this , At the end of Datsun 240Z / Fairlady Z and 240Z series ‘ s production, the most strict and complicated anti pollution system is for #1 US and Canada ( air pump , and a lot of piping , HMB 46 ) #2 Japan ( No air pump but a canister , HMB 46 ) #3 Europe and Australia, New Zealand ( just simple, HJG 46 ) Is it correct? You see the black bottle, that is the canister for Fairlady Z models.( except Z432 ) Kats
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    Datsun-240z Vs Fairlady-z432

    About the Summer/ Winter air cleaner, after 03/1973 , Fairlady Z series ( except Z432 ) has a new bigger air cleaner which has the vacuum operated valve with a temperature compensation . Excerpt from スクランブルカーマガジン 03/82 , Parts catalog Fairlady Z 1973 . And I looked FSM and Service bulletin for 1973 240Z. Kats
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    Datsun-240z Vs Fairlady-z432

    I found one thing that inferior to the door mirror is , I can’t see nore enjoy the beautiful rear quarter body lines and the C pillar emblem , if you have these fender mirrors. Kats

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