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    Rust Proofing 240z Dealer Guide

    Blue , I really enjoyed seeing this manual , this is telling exactly the locations where the rust spots can be seen most of cars , including my Zs . I am now wondering did we have similar treatment at the Nissan dealers back in 70s in Japan ? Kats
  2. Hi Chris , thank you for the pictures, Her Majesty brings her tools , could the tools be later production than they should be ? Also nice to see the red handle has some unique variations, interesting !! Kats
  3. Hi, have we discussed about this before? I want to know the answer of these coding. Each jack has alphabetical code, I have a jack , ’ P. C. E ‘ Could it be made 1970 March 5th ? This jack is in my 03/1970 240Z. And olso the car has ‘ 0. C ‘ stamp on a tire stoppers , I guess it could be 1970. March. I saw a 09/1970 car has ‘ P H Y’ , this means 1970 August 25th ? This car still has a paper list in a tool bag, with a stamp ‘ 45 9 10’ ( 1970 September 10th) And I found some 1969 cars have ‘ O ‘ for their jack, O I A , 1969 September 1st ? O G S , 1969 June 19th ? These cars have these on their tire stopper s. ‘ 9. I ‘ 1969 September? ’ 9 K ‘ 1969 November? Kats
  4. Thank you , the book is very interesting and full of useful information. Just great ! Kats
  5. In this book , January 1955 , Datsun 110 went on sale . And B10 , Datsun Sunny was released in April 1966 . Kats
  6. Hi 240 in OZ , thank you so much giving wonderful information, your input backs up our decoding method. I was thinking about other Nissan cars , they might have the same coded Jack and tool , and now it looks like true . Your 1969 B10 has Jan 18th 1969 Jack , Bingo ! I don’t know why O means 1969 . In this method A means 1954 . We need to see older cars have this coding . Long journey. Kats
  7. Congratulations Terrapin Z !! The jack had been waiting long enough until you found it , what a miracle. Yes I see P F Y , that suites your car perfectly. Thanks for sharing this story. Kats
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    Datsun-240z Vs Fairlady-z432

    Thanks Chris , Gavin ! I hope the work will be easy . Also I am praying the head pass the leak test .The S20 is sometimes notorious for crack around valve sheet ring. This one is not the auction one , but the seller is the same person from the auction one . Kats
  9. Hello, I renew my website a little bit including a Z432's pictures and films. Please enjoy the sound of S20 engine,it is a natural born racer! kats here is a link, http://www.geocities.jp/datsunz903
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    Datsun-240z Vs Fairlady-z432

    Hi , I picked up my spare S20 , I am so happy that now I can see it closely and I can list up what else I need for this engine . I see the head needs some fundamental work such as valve guide replacement, sheet ring replacement. And , the biggest problem is , No. 1 and No.5 Spark plug hole is something weired, someone drilled the sparg plug ,then plug’s metal is remaining in the hole’s groove. This makes me nervous, I have to find an engineer who can remove it and clean the hole . I don’t want a re-coil method if I can avoid. Other than that , parts are all in good shape , I don’t think I need to put my NOS parts into this engine.I will use this original component as much as possible. I will show you rest of parts when I am home . Kats
  11. Comparison back of the solid emblem family. Kats
  12. Hello everyone, Today I want to share this short story about solid/chrome Z emblem. I recently wrote an article for the CLUB S30(Japanese club) about solid/chrome Z emblem which I have been collecting since 2000. Mr.Matsuo is an honorary member of this club, he read my article then he told us very interesting story which was previously not unveiled. Can you guess the reason of making the chrome Z emblem? Can you guess the reason of making the solid Z/Datsun emblem? kats
  13. Hi Blue , thanks for the picture and your statement is very interesting, we need to discover it . Today I would like to show you this , A Fairlady-Z ‘s solid metal quarter emblem , an ultra early emblem . I have got this recently, and this is Right side quarter emblem as you can see “R “ on it . Attached pictures show the difference between hollowed metal emblem and solid metal emblem. I found the solid emblem is a little bit thicker than hollowed emblem. And it is so heavy to compare the hollowed emblem. I am impressed with this solid emblem is so clean and shiny, almost identical to the hollowed ones which are literally New In Box . I asked the seller if he has a solid Left quarter emblem, but he did not . As we already know , nearly 1000 Japanese Zs ( L20 and S20 models ) were produced by the end of Dec 1969 . This quantity is almost double of export S30s ( L24 model ) , but I cannot be optimistic, it is so hard to see the early production Fairlady Zs nowadays. Kats
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    Datsun-240z Vs Fairlady-z432

    You see the single defroster line “ dead “ . Kats
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    Datsun-240z Vs Fairlady-z432

    Thanks Gavin , it could be AU market car . Does AU market car have a set of “ lowered coil springs “ like Euro cars ? The car looks slightly lowered at front , the gap between the tire and the fender .Optional item chosen ? This morning I took my 240ZG as a commuter to an airport. In a cold rain dawn , but comfortable cabin . Kats
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    Datsun-240z Vs Fairlady-z432

    Hi Gavin , I still don’t get what they are joking about, let me review it again. Today I have a question, what country was this red car be exported? The red must be #110 , RHD 260Z , And interesting turn signals and , it even got the fuel filler door knob !! This crisp and clean exterior make this car looked so beautiful , I wish we could’ve have this car in Japan . No exterior mirror , front grill, bumper over riders are my favorite features . Kats
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    Datsun-240z Vs Fairlady-z432

    Thanks Gavin , I did not know there are some venders out side of Japan . Even they includes the eight shape gasket ! No need to ask Steve . And thank you for sharing pictures of your jewels , you did it your own , having fun and saving a lot of money . Here is a genuine Mikuni gasket kit just for your reference. Kats
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    Datsun-240z Vs Fairlady-z432

    By the way , the left choke disc is an early type , the right one is later type . My spare set of Mikuni 40 PHH is an early type which has straight-head screw for securing top cover . They must have an early type choke disc but , later type is on . Today Mr. Shimoura ( Hakosuka GTR And ZG owner ) gave me an old picture attached on a wooden frame , he told me the engine is for KPGC 110 ( Ken & Merry GTR ) because the oil cap is a black plastic , and the carburetors has Philip head screws for a top cover .And the choke disc is a later type . Kats
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    Datsun-240z Vs Fairlady-z432

    About a Mikuni Solex carb , what everyone is doing about this , eight shape rubber gasket . This gasket is not listed on a service manual / parts catalog because it is not meant to be disassembled. Please see the pictures, you see the eight shape groove on the cast jet block body . If this gasket deteriorated , fuel is not supplied correctly. However , overhaul kit never including this gasket . This gasket is sold by a few venders . The gasket is described “ Factory Mikuni made “ . I have some , yes I think they are genuine by the looks . Each one cost 1000 JPY ( 10 USD ) ! How come this is available, while overhaul kit does not have it . Anyway , I have bought some from a local Mikuni service shop . @nix240z , is there any chance to make this by your hand ? If demand is large enough , a price will be less than 10 USD ? Kats
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    Datsun-240z Vs Fairlady-z432

    Here is a RB20 head joined with a L block . You are going to have same thing , fantastic ! http://sato1511.blog40.fc2.com/category47-2.html
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    Fairlady 432 at Auction

    This PS30-00166 was registered in September 1970. Originally this car should have been painted with the red 905 . Kats
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    original blue engine paint colorcode?

    I see over sprayed on the oil pressure unit and the chain front case too . Kats
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    original blue engine paint colorcode?

    This is the engine which has never repainted. I can see the paint can color matches this non repainted engine block . I found hose clamps at a water pipe has over sprayed, this is interesting. Anyway only Japanese owners can have this paint can , we don’t have a judged show in Japan like ZCON , but I am sure this paint can deserves for a gold medallion car if we had a ZCON in Japan . Kats
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    original blue engine paint colorcode?

    Hi Patcon , I didn’t know it is difficult to obtain the can outside of Japan . Today I painted the can to see how the color look like . I sprayed it on my spare L24-004556 , just a little bit right side rear end . In the picture, I held an alternator bracket side by side for a comparison . This bracket is the original , never repainted In the past . I see the can color is a little bit different from the bracket, but I see the can color matches perfectly to the original engine block which is in my orange 1972 240Z , never repainted in the past . Kats
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    Datsun-240z Vs Fairlady-z432

    Thanks Gavin , additional pictures are fun to look at . Hi RS02 , let’s enjoy our Z together. Always nice to see owners in overseas. Kameari Engine Works is very popular in Japan , L Gata engine builders can’t do their work without Kameari. Recently Kameari is listing almost every S20 Engine’s “ necessary “ parts , that is also very helpful. Some of them are made in outside Japan , oh , I am waiting to hear about “ S20 replacement cylinder head “ which is made in Thailand. Kats
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