Jump to content


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


Everything posted by 73str86

  1. 73str86

    IMG 0249

    From the album: Misc

  2. Nice find! Sounds like you've got some plans brewing. I also have a '73 I picked up a few years ago. The seller delivered mine from NC to GA, not quite as far, but still quite generous. Check out my thread; I started with the engine, and am now finishing up a rear suspension rebuild.
  3. I thought I should update, the red/brown '72 240z on eBay has been dropped to $2,350 with 21 hours remaining. http://www.ebay.com/itm/1972-datsun-240z-/161699348568?hash=item25a6084058
  4. Here are a couple I saw today. The second one might go a bit higher. http://www.ebay.com/itm/161694770155?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- http://www.ebay.com/itm/231551552410?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
  5. 73str86

    $ 57

    From the album: Misc

  6. 73str86

    $ 57 (1)

    From the album: Misc

  7. Bought my silver Z January 2012 from Greenville, SC. Orange Z was sold fall 2014.
  8. Please excuse my bluntness. This guy's dreaming. How does a tire shop know if an odometer's rolled? You might restore this car and claim 80,000 original miles with tire receipt, but nothing will be original. Some real World ends of the spectrum. I bought my running 1973 240z for $3600, delivered, with a $500 "military discount." Previous owner had it 34 years, he didn't remember much except he had the carbs switched. 15 year old paint. Minor fixable rust. A box of paperwork and $2500 in recent work. These were taken the day I registered it. On the other end, I found an orange '73 with a 4 barrel Holley I picked up for less than $500. I got it running, new fuel pump, clutch master and slave. The interior was about as rough as the one you showed. A few dents on a few panels. It had a lot of new maintenance parts (starter, water pump, brakes, oil change receipts)...but floors and rockers were pretty bad. I sold it for $1750. The guy told me after switching to a smaller 4 barrel he's driving it to work. And this one has been on eBay a few times, but ended at $3,000 this time. It's an Arizona car. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Datsun-Z-Series-GT-Coupe-/231541682842?vxp=mtr
  9. 73str86

    original engine

    From the album: 1973 Datsun 240z

  10. I'm not sure if you've totaled it up, but here are MSA's prices for bumper rubber. 70-72 Vertical (guards) $32 each rear 70-72 Horizontal $59 each rear 70-72 Vertical (guards) $22 each front 70-72 Horizontal $38 each front That's a total of $302 before tax and shipping. My theory is that if you've spent a year and a half trying to restore your Z to as near original as possible, you should go for the original bumpers. If you had modified it, then I would say go for the JDM bumpers. Like others have said, if you ever sell it, all the effort towards originality will be wasted to the purist who sees the JDM bumpers.
  11. Also look at the ~ 1 inch indents around the engine side of my two fans posted. Your ~ 1 inch recesses are on the radiator side.
  12. After looking at my own car, and another spare fan, the fan is definitely backwards. And there is definitely an offset when you mount it. When mounted correctly to the clutch, the mounting surface is at the front of the fan. Flipping it will give you about a half an inch of extra room. Did you have cooling problems beforehand? That fan is definitely not pushing as much air as possible to your engine. Here is the spare fan for the offset reference, and photos of my clearance between a Champion 4 Row radiator, with an original fan, and new Nissan motor mounts on a '73 240z. It has more room at the top of the radiator. It is very close for my liking, with about 1/4" at the bottom. With 1300 miles I have not had a problem. EDIT: I just remembered my transmission is removed from the car. I have a scissor jack and a 2x4 bracing the engine from underneath so as not to snap the motor mounts. It may have shifted slightly when the transmission was dropped.
  13. 73str86


    From the album: 1973 Datsun 240z

  14. 73str86


    From the album: 1973 Datsun 240z

  15. 73str86


    From the album: 1973 Datsun 240z

  16. 73str86


    From the album: 1973 Datsun 240z

  17. 73str86


    From the album: 1973 Datsun 240z

  18. 73str86


    From the album: 1973 Datsun 240z

  19. Congrats on the purchase! What are your plans? Let's see an engine bay and interior photo.
  20. Those needles look crazy to me! I imagine if I attempted to grind some needles this is what they would look like. I agree with Stanley, I just always assumed custom-ground needles would be round. But if it comes from Rebello, it must work. I'm running SM needles with an L29. With SUs and the cam, the idle is happiest at 1000 rpms. There could definitely be some fine tuning done, but these are 40+ year old round tops and I'm happy with the performance. When I called Z Therapy, Steve recommended trying the SM needles (before seeing if a custom set was necessary), but I also have stock SUs, not bored to 48mm. Congrats on 285hp!
  21. Thanks for the info. I hope to stock up. Amazon's price is $5.58/quart. I noticed the NAPAs in Colorado are much larger than the ones in Georgia.
  22. I'm replacing everything in the rear except brake hardware and the rear bearings. I probably would if I had more time or money. And the sooner I'm driving the Z, the better. I've gotten decently lucky pulling spindle pins, strut cartridges, and bushings. I never had an issue with brake shoes or rear bearings so I'll leave them as they are.
  23. How about these from Japan for $159? A little steep for my budget but they look very nice. Not OEM--but also not $995. http://jdm-car-parts.com/collections/datsun-240z-260z-280z-280zx-nissan-fairlady-z/products/jdm-fairlday-z-datsun-240z-original-style-fog-lamp-set
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.