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  1. Here is my 03/1970 blue 240Z radio operation movie . You can see the auto antenna switch is something weak . I need to clean the metal where it contacts. My radio is TM-1081ZA , the operation pilot lamp is red , while 1081ZB is green . What else is different? The operation guide is blue for 1081ZA but I don’t have the one , so I bought a red one for 1081ZB from Motorsport Auto . Maybe some internal mechanism and /or parts could be different . Kats
  2. Thank you so much for providing the depth of information of repairs, how did you get the manual dated 1970 ! It is amazing! Kats
  3. Hi Chris, your glass was $ 30.88 in late 1969 or early 1970 . And labor time was 2.0 hours . it is interesting to see the glass tinted but no defroster was the most expensive. Kats
  4. Thanks Blue , I just looked at this , the term REPAIR would apply to fuel tanks / radiators / heater cores etc . But we don’t have a choice today , so we did it . Kats
  5. During the trip to my mother’s home , I dropped at Mr. Kawashima ‘s factory to help his work for another ZG which has been purchased recently by my colleague , senior 787 captain. His ZG is almost identical to my ZG , he also loves stock . So as much as possible, he want his car to be original. I helped the restoration of its 8 track system and , auto antenna . The antenna mast was broken like most of the car . Mr.Kawashima did a great job . He snapped of the tip then drilled a hole to be re- connected to the top rod . Also he drilled out the old remaining plastic from the top mast end , then he connected the plastic wire with the end by JB weld and punched it. Please see the video , I hope this can help someone who has a broken antenna mast . Kats
  6. Today I arrived home from 1800km round trip in four days . I took my ZG for this journey, I must say “ ZG is the best partner for grand touring . If you have a properly tuned L24 with G-Nose , you would not want to have one more camshaft , nor one more carburetor. 😁 A fuel consumption is way better than Z432 . This time my ZG scored 13km per litter (30 mile per gallon ) when doing 100km/h (60m/h ) Highway driving . Quiet , stable , and powerful. My non-restored ZG still can go anytime anywhere . Hub caps stick to the wheels always ! Kats PS : I have a question , is this cigarette lighter cooperated with an illumination also equipped for export models after Sep 1971 ? Fairlady 240ZL / 240ZG and Z432 have the illuminated lighter .
  7. Chris , you got the one ! ! I am so impressed with it . And front too ? Front clear glass is a mandatory item for Z432-R . Kats
  8. Thank you so much Alan . The picture which you showed is what I was expected. And I have seen it in a book yes ! So now I tend to think the one would be earlier than the other one . I guess my seven holes type would be earlier, but still not for sure . I thought due to the battle was getting harder and harder towards the end of GTR ‘ s paradise, factory team tried for more power with those more advanced / retardant timing selections . So in the end , they would have made eleven holes . Kats
  9. Here is two sets of race option camshaft adjustable sprocket I have got recently. I see the difference of shape of numbers between the two . The one set has eleven holes , this can be set -15 to +15 . But this one has numbers up to - 12 to +12 . And the other set has seven holes for E (exhaust) , nine holes for I ( intake ) . I see this intake sprocket definitely was added extra holes by someone later for better timing . Exhaust one looks original . @HS30-H Alan , could you give me an authentication which set is original, or none of them original ? Kats
  10. About my spare S20 , the head had an quick inspection at racing shop T- mind . I am happy that the head is intact and no bent , no need shaving . Also crack was not found in visual check . But of course it needs to be tested with filled water in a pressurized condition. I have managed to obtain a set of race option camshafts , “8L “ is the name which is described in a race manual . 8H is a lot exciting at a higher RPM but nothing below 3000 rpm . Please see the picture , one has “48” and the other has “49” on the end of camshaft. I think this is a marking for making and assembling . Kats
  11. This is bad condition . Auto tuning is good . And repaired , Kats
  12. Thanks Blue , I am not good at all about repairing those mechanics. But now I am convinced that I can repair this problem. Currently I have three spares , and two of them have this issue. I guess this will be a common trouble for everyone. Kats
  13. The solution is insert a washer to lift the fly wheel just a little bit .Thickness is the matter , you need to be sure that not to insert a thicker washer which would make impossible to snap a E shape clip at the bottom of the fly wheel’s shaft . And also shave the stud to make a gap between the stud and the fly wheel . Kats
  14. Here is the fly wheel . You see the scratches made by the stud . Kats
  15. Hi , today I have a lot of things to post here . Gavin, I have only one tip which I can tell you about is , a repair of a 8 track cassette operation . Seems nobody would be interested in it, but anyway I will give it a try describing it. There is a big fly wheel in the middle of the deck . This fly wheel is driven by the rubber band . This is so heavy so that it has a tendency to sit lower gradually in its life . What happened next ? The result is Lowered fly wheel scratches a head of a tiny stud . This is a cause of slower turning of the fly wheel , and the music ended up “ very slow “ . Also you will hear a dragging noise dusting operations, even worse some decks can’t turn the fly wheel . to be continued. Kats
  16. Hi Chris, thanks for sharing your pictures, I am looking forward to seeing your cars assembled. What plans do you have for Her Majesty interior trim ? Tan , or black ? Kats
  17. Mike , I am with you . Thanks for telling me the story when I visited your shop last month. We know you are the best in the world . It is a Z heaven. Many gold medallion cars have been taken care of by you . Kats
  18. That was Alan ! I am glad that you started your thread , I will follow it . Kats
  19. Chris , how did you obtain your 8 track stereo for Fairlady Z series ? Have you owned a Fairlady ? It must be Very hard to find one in the US . Even in Japan , a working condition player is very difficult. Kats
  20. Hi Chris, great great , great !! I am so glad that you are back on track . I was wondering how you are doing about “ her Majesty “ . I can’t wait to seeing the progress. Thanks a lot . Kats
  21. Pictures for the comparison of the CST-113ZA and the 2000Z . Another difference between 113ZA and 2000Z is the signal seeking function. 2000Z has an auto tuning system . In S30 cars , this system is also familiar with a car for US 240Z up to mid 1971 . You see the inside of CST-2000Z ,these are my spares . Enjoy ! Kats
  22. “ pre Sammy Hagar era “ I agreed ! I saw conversations about audio system of 240Z in another thread , now I would like to post some pictures to distinguish the difference between an early 8 track system and a later 8 track system in Fairlady series . I did similar thing before ( on page 22 ) but , this time I want to show the more unique difference. A first model of the stereo system is Hitachi CST-113ZA , this one is for Z432 and ZL . When Fairlady 240Z series was available in Nov 1971 , the system was taken by Hitachi CST-2000Z . This is for Z432 / 240ZG/ 240ZL . The most biggest difference in looks between this and later CST- 2000Z is , a window of the face plate . 113ZA has a plain clear window while 2000Z has numbers on the window. So you see the orange bar in front of the numbers in 113ZA , see the bar behind the numbers in 2000Z . I think the reason of this change would be cost matter . Or to have more better reading in selecting station . However I realized the early model has wonderful , but very subtle features in the window . You will see the function at night . The early model provide the reflection of the number of selected track on the window. This is very subtle but I really like it . Later 2000Z can’t have the reflection of the numbers due to its window has white numbers covered most of its area . Please see the pictures of the early model , Hitachi CST-113ZA at night operation. Kats
  23. Thanks Alan , it took several hours to understand what you said . Now I found punctuation is important for sentences. I found this , “ a giant panda eats, shoots and leaves “ . This could be meant “ a giant panda with a gun ran into a restaurant and ... “ Anyway I just looked at the two Vintage Z cars at the auction floor . I didn’t bid for them . I don’t have money nor room for another Z without selling my cars . I have heard a buyer of the Vintage Z complained about the car to the auction organizer after the bid .Still got troubled . I don’t know what is the problem . I guess the car’s condition is not sufficient for the buyer . If I were the buyer , I would have avoided bidding.Or made a bid knowing what I am going to buy . I feel sorry for the two cars , they had not been taken care from the owner . People got excited about “ a barn find “ , but I think they should not have been in that condition. So , six digits is much suitable for this HLS30-02545 . I hope this car finds a new good home . Kats
  24. 😍Mike , thanks for sharing your story, you are an engineer of designing mechanical components, are not you ? In 1984 , Van Halen was so popular in Japan , I was a little teenager just dreaming about playing like him . His guitar has a BIG Tremoro Brock , Floyd Rose ? No matter how hard you up and down the arm , tuning won’t be Iosen . Kats
  25. Also I have learned from the book written by Mr . Wick Humble “ How to restore your Datsun 240Z “ . I think there are countless people who have learned from the books like me do . Kats
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