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    Louie - a 1972 Fairlady Z, JDM, Right Hand Drive, 2.0L, 5 speed

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  1. Plus the hood latch and radiator top bar positioning. This way a sub jug could be built that would fit over the engine (if still installed) and confirm placement of suspension tower tops, and hood setup. Cheers
  2. Great stuff. Not sure if you have it yet, but would be really interested to have the design include the hood mounting bolt holes. Thanks
  3. ...and a 3d printer that can do PLA, ABS, TETG, Nylon and flexible filaments. Happy, happy, joy joy.
  4. My laser cutter makes gasket making super quick and easy. File attached if someone needs it. I've decided to fit the newer version of the spray bar. Oil Spray Bar Front GasketV5- large.svg
  5. Mine is a 9/72 JDM FZ-L it had the top one on it. However it was broken, one of the pipes connected was loose. The the car came with a spare but it was also broken. The casting quality on the junction sections is quite poor, I ended up machining the faces flat (with a router and a jig). I tried to resolder the pieces. Reasonable / workable job. However someone gave me one of the lower ones. May use that instead.
  6. I have two types, can someone confirm. The top one is older style, bottom is newer style? Or is one type an aftermarket version?
  7. I've got both an 8 track face and a cassette player face. Interesting that the knob are at different spacings The Cassette radio is at 130mm and the 8 track at about 148mm. Kats, are the units the same width and mounting mechanism in the car?
  8. arigatou gozaimasu Kats Please mail me if you see one on Yahoo Japan or elsewhere
  9. for my 1972 FZL I have the face plate and the small switch with the rubber gasket, but not the unit. I plan to mock up a non working unit behind the face plate. So at least it looks original. I gave mine a bit of a clean and respray with Landau black SEM paint and a silver sharpie.
  10. Correct. Your version of your head and the cam does not require the oiler bar. For more info on heads. http://www.zhome.com/ZCMnL/tech/head.htm
  11. Patton is correct. You can see the small oil outlet holes in the cams.
  12. Jon, with that vin, your car is a 1972. Likely around April/May. Engine will have some cast numbers on the block; this will be the engine type, LHS low on the block. the head will also have a cast number, RHS. Below is the main factory combinations. But you will find heads are quite often swapped out. ENGINE. DISPLACEMENT. BLOCK CASTING CODE. HEADS L20A (JDM Fairlady Z) 2.0 litre #E30 head E30 L24 (1970 240Z) 2.4 litre # E31 (flattop pistons) E31 L24 ('71-73 240Z) 2.4 litre # P30 (flattop pistons) E88 L26 ('74 260Z) 2.6 litre # P30 (flattop pistons) E88 L28 ('75-80 280Z/ZX). 2.8 litre # N42 (dished pistons) N42, N47 L28 ('81-83 280ZX) 2.8 litre # F54 (flattop/dished pistons, siamesed cylinders) P79, P90, P90a Would love to see more pics particularly of the dash, instruments, radio and engine bay.
  13. Jon, welcome to the forum. I am the owner of the Z @siteunseen mentioned. The forum has been a great resource for me and there are some fantastic people in the community. What is the Vin of your car? I got my car about 2 years ago as an inoperable vehicle. The previous owner (PO) had owned it for 21 years, been restoring it the entire time but had not finished it. Some of it he had experts do, some of it he did himself. Most of the heavy lifting was done; body repairs, engine rebuilt, brake cylinders / clutch cylinders replace, but much was not finished. A bit of electrical needed finishing, gauges connected, door seals, some trim work, some other work needed redoing some of as it was not great quality, plus all the maint work on a vehicle that had not even moved for 6+ years; oils, brake fluids, gas, etc. I was quite disciplined and broke up the work in phases and target timelines; Phase 1 - Running & Registered, Phase 2 - High priority, ...... + a small fun distractions list (eg, restoring steering wheel) (in case you can't tell I am ex engineer, ex project manager. Some would argue somewhat OCD 😉 . I did work in the auto industry for a couple of years on the tools when I was studying, with the forum, youtube , factory servcie manual, I was confident I could figure stuff out again after 30+ years off the tools Generally the 240z and the FS-L are almost identical, however a few got ya's. 99.9% of questions you have and problems you encounter will be the same as the 240z owners. A summary of some of my findings of 240z vs JDM fairlady z. Some of these are hard learnt. Electrical: there are some subtle differences. The main one I experienced is the indicators stalk - FZ-L have a push to pass button on the indicator arm. As a result the wiring is different (My PO had installed a US arm on my car and the lights would come on when the indicator way moved). Another difference is the the FZL do not have the same fusible link the 240z does. Engine and Carbs: given you do not have the original engine probably wont matter. Mine is a factor 2.0l engine with the orginal 5 speed box. The SU type carbs are smaller (38mm) compared to the 240z versions (which I think were 42mm?) also the bolt layout is different on them. The air filter box on FZL also did not have the warm air inlet. Some differences in the seat belt layout. However there were also changes across series 1 and 2 240z, and 260z that might be in your car as well. check out the thread for more details + JDM electrical diagram
  14. Anyone have a RHD one. I'm looking for one for my 72 JDM Fairlady Z
  15. My JDM - 1972 Fairlady Z: L20A engine, E30 head, 38mm carbs HJG38
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