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  1. 240260280

    Found old Z pictures. I’ll start!

    Cruising back from USA to Canada with 3 old Z's. 72 240z auto mirror, 76 280z manual in mirror Somewhere in western New Brunswick ~ 2005
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    Datsun 240Z - 1971 Blue Metallic 903

    Looks great!
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    Datsun-240z Vs Fairlady-z432

    In a 240z I restored: replaced carpets, replaced all vinyl (including roof), replaced seat covers, sprayed all the plastic panels, sealed all holes in cabin, and had the painter spray the interior.... yet the Z smell prevailed. I am thinking dash and wiring are big factors.
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    Energy absorbing body of Fairlady Z

    https://motor-fan.jp/article/10005253?page=5 In development of Fairlady Z, 67 car prototype cars were installed in collision experiments because consideration for safety at the time of collision was a big theme only for ultra high speed cars. In the case of a frontal collision, a method of absorbing energy by deformation of the front part of the body and reducing the influence on the occupant, in particular, a method of lengthening the nose, further weakening the tip part, and increasing the rigidity near the dash cowl is adopted There. That was supported by an experiment (photo) that collides with a concrete barrier at a speed of 50 km / h. The deformation from the front end of the vehicle to the front cross member part is completely collapsed (deformation amount 853 mm → 300 mm), then the suspension member part is deformed by about half, and the rear part thereof is hardly deformed (deformation amount 750 mm → 710 mm) . In this experiment, the maximum deceleration on the front seat floor surface, 44 G was recorded, but when looking at other cars belonging to the same class, it is 60 to 80 G, and the effect of energy absorption of the body is sufficient - Because this deceleration is extremely short as several tens of milliseconds, the possibility of being tolerable by humans is large. As for the collision from the rear part, in the case of the notch bag type, it is mainly absorbed by deformation of the trunk room, but in Fairlady Z it is fast back, so the rear gate, the roof and the front pillar deform to take energy absorption method It seems to be. It is worth noteworthy that the consideration of the occupant's safe space retention is sufficiently confirmed also in the experiment even in the case of the rear collision.
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    L24 Battles Six S20's. Guess who wins?

    It was the Fairlady 240 ZR driven by Takahashi Kunimoto / Kenji Tsubairi that kept the milestone race. The 2.4L straight 6 L24 engine which was originally export specification has better compatibility with Z than S20 which was installed in the Z432, and has given good results in a number of races. 1973 Nissan Fairlady 240 ZR
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    1970 Series1 240z "barnfind"

    Yes. Keep up the good work!
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    3 million Volvo

    https://www.foxnews.com/auto/irv-gordon-who-drove-his-1966-volvo-over-3-million-miles-dead-at-78
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    s30 NOS quarter panels

    No worries, just some friendly banter. Good points. Yes the first photos are 280z. Rust is usually at the wheel well lip and at the front-bottom of the quarter panel where water drains. The exhaust heats up the rear corner and keeps it dry. I've seen a quite a few few dings on the corners that look like a tough spot to hammer back. My 72 had these beauty marks:
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    s30 NOS quarter panels

    Shameful brits.... next they will be faking 432R's and pooping on your front step!
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    s30 NOS quarter panels

    Hoover!!!
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    Datsun-240z Vs Fairlady-z432

    I understand. I remembered the smell of Florida from 1973 holidays as a child when returning for work in 1997. My Z's smell the same too. It must be the plastic or some fungi that likes the interior. There is one Z that I did not like the smell. It had 12 dead mice in it when it arrived. Horrible lol Everyone liked the pink colour and Ford V8! We tried washing the interior, smell remover, etc. but no success The paint guy in our car club had to strip the interior and clear coat the inside to seal in the stink.
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    Datsun-240z Vs Fairlady-z432

    Nice to see where the factory ends are on the weather strip! THANKS!
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    Found old Z pictures. I’ll start!

    Sitting on the dock of the bay: Datsun Export Patrol's 1957
  14. 240260280

    Found old Z pictures. I’ll start!

    Well it is old and picture 🙂
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