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    69,70,71,72,72 & 73 BRE-Z

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  1. The wheel dated 11-73 and most likely the hubcap is from a 74 260Z. For the future value or resale value it would be profitable to have a set of date correct stock steel wheels. (if you ever run across a set). If by "original" you more or less mean "stock" with original colors and more or less original looking... the market would be far wider / greater and the Z more quickly resold. Many enthusiast want stock/original Z's kept as the Classics they were - while other enthusiast want a stock original looking - so they can do only the modifications they specifically want, without having to pay for or correct mod's they don't want.
  2. Great Job on that system!! Would be interesting to see the replacement side by side with the original. That Nissan Part Number shows up as "NLA" and part of a larger assy. How did your muffler man find it? I have been hoping that someone would reproduce the resonators.....
  3. If the vacuum gauge isn't really responding - then it is possible that air is being sucked in somewhere else. With the engine running - spray some carb cleaner around the throttle shafts. If the engine picks up RPM while you are doing that - the throttle shaft bushings are worn and would need to be replaced. Likewise spray some carb cleaner around the gaskets on the carb isolation blocks (between the carb body and the intake manifold -could also be a leaky gaskets.
  4. I bought most of mine directly from Art as well. Art did the Graphic Design for the cover of Mr. Uemura's English Language translation of his book. http://www.lulu.com/shop/hitoshi-uemura/datsun-240z-engineering-development/paperback/product-22879948.html This is the end of my "in-thread" commercial for Art-
  5. George: No matter how long it took - it looks like a really great result. Certainly worth the effort, with something less than 3% of Datsun 240Z's being RHD and now in their 50th Year.. That is a rare and very desirable example. Finish it up and enjoy it, get it out for everyone to see. Today there are a couple of generations of people that have never seen one on the road.
  6. You are correct, the VIN Series started at HLS30 46000 for the 1972 Model Year. - Good eye on the radiator core support. That "lip" wasn't added at the factory until around 12/72 to the 1973 Model Year 240Z's, although earlier 1973 240Z's Z's could have had it added at the Dealerships - as they tried to address the problems with the Flat Tops. It was bolted on at the dealerships - spot welded on at the factory. So it looks like the radiator core support was swapped out with a later Z.
  7. This is the best way to fix the choke mount... https://www.ebay.com/itm/Datsun-240Z-72-73-Choke-Cable-Console-Fix-Repair-Plate-Mount-Tunnel-Bracket-Kit/401741430868?hash=item5d89a7c054:g:JIQAAOSwu4BVm1xA Where did you find a new heater core? thanks, Carl
  8. You usually find Date of Manufacture stamped on Magnesium wheels - not so normal on aluminum. The vinegar has to be on the metal - not on any sealed or painted surface. Many magnesium wheels are sealed and painted...
  9. Humm... I don't understand that - it is in my Factory Service Manual - Page BR-12 Caliper attaching bolt 7.3- 9.9 (53 to 71 ft.-lb) Then again on BR-27 Service Data & Specifications - Caliper to knuckle flange 7.3 - 9.9 kg-m (52.8 to 71.6 ft-lb)
  10. Yes, they came with the car, along with a jack and lug wrench - all of which were stored in the tool storage bins. You should also have 4 standard lug nuts, to mount the steel wheel that the Spare Tire is mounted on.
  11. Hello 718Miata: Wecome to the Z Car community. Take that Datsun 240Z out for a long drive and chances are good that you'll stay in the Z Car Community for a long time. I really can’t believe anyone would let that 240Z go for less than $25K. Does it have title problems?, Floors completely rusted out? Was previous owner high on drugs? Were there no Dealers at that Auction? This is the 50th Anniversary of the “Z Car”.. and 240Z’s are HOT in the market NOW. There is a discussion thread on the this forum seeking information about how/where to find 240Z’s for sale. Looking only at the “Beauty Shots” - and projecting them onto areas we can not see - - if the undercarriage looks as good… It’s easily a $25K to $30K+ sale on BringATrailer. Get it up on a lift and get clear pictures of the floorboards/framerails and entire suspension - and you’ll get a better evaluation of its current market value from the group here.
  12. go to the XenonZcar.com site and download the Factory Service Manuals. http://www.xenonzcar.com/s30/fsm.html
  13. Just an FYI - follow-up on Fusible Wire Lengths. The Rule of Thumb is that you use a Fusible Wire that is 4 gauges smaller than the wiring you want to protect. So if your wiring is 14GA you would use an 18GA Fusible Wire link. Fusible Wires Lengths are Color Coded. Good tips on Fusible Links on the AutoZone Web Page. Note the function of the insulation on them. https://www.autozone.com/repairguides/Circuit-Protection/Fusible-Link/_/P-0900c1528026a7fd
  14. ???????? did you thus eliminate the useable link? ie. re-created it vs replaced it ??
  15. Great looking Z - so what happened to #15652?
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