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SpeedRoo last won the day on December 10 2018

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    First car I ever drove at 100mph was a 240Z many years ago when I was 14. Coming back to the 240Z world with my engineer son and rebuilding a 1973 240Z. Car is 918 Orange and will be built to resemble a 432R on the outside.

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  1. How else do you carry your windsurfing equipment to the beach Bart? Works well on mine!
  2. As Nissan sourced many parts from outside companies it meant enterprising parts houses in the USA could source the parts directly rather than from Nissan. World Parts, Beck Arnley, Lazorlite were some of them that actively sold parts for the 240Z, and many others Asian cars, in the North American Market. Once you have the parts cross reference numbers its easy to find what you need through EBay and Craigslist etc. Sometimes the same Nissan part number is also used. The other day I got a rebuild kit for the rear brake cylinder on my 8/1970 240Z, Nissan # 44100 E4127, off EBay. The Lazorlite part number was identical to the Nissan one and in the box were Tokico parts just as were originally used on my 240Z. Amazing how you can still find NOS parts for our cars. I've also sourced suspension bushes, wheel bearings, seals, from Lazorlite. The front suspension ball joint on the 240Z was made by 555 and supplied to Nissan, they also sold to the US parts houses. I'm slowly building up a cross reference list of the part numbers for the 1970 240Z. I just picked up some inner rear wheel bearings for $15 each. Nachi make them and again they put the same Nissan parts number on the box, #43210 E4100. They are exactly the same as the original ones I just removed from the rear hub carrier.
  3. I suspect the 9 is the year, i.e. 1969 and the 12 is the month December. Strikers probably made in December 1969. Nissan used similar dating method on the seat rails and engine blocks as well.
  4. Thank you for the positive feedback everyone. Seems the consensus is to keep all the goodies on the car. I'll explore ways of attaching the spoilers without using bolts to see if that will work, if it does then it's a win win. The car does drive really well with all the BRE/Mulholland upgrades, must have been amazing back in the early 1970s when they were fitted. In the stash of parts that came with the car were original BRE stickers that came with the parts.
  5. Thanks for the ideas. I've never driven a 240Z with the standard original suspension setup, will be interesting to bolt on the newly restored pieces to see what it's like. Only thing I'm concerned about is the holes in bodywork needed to mount the front and rear BRE spook/spoiler, is there a way to fix them to the car without using bolts through the metalwork. If I could use double sided tape then I could remove them and the uprated suspension if someone wanted a standard spec car. I've even managed to find NOS Mulholland struts for the car, I wonder if the modern KYB ones are better performing? One thing I did find in my search for NOS OEM parts is that Lazorlite repackaged a lot of them and sold them in their boxes. Seems a lot of the pieces came from the same source and have the same markings and part numbers on them, especially the suspension and brake pieces. Slowly putting together a cross reference list of part numbers for Nissan/Datsun OEM parts and their Lazorlite equivalent.
  6. I have an August 1970 240Z that I've been enjoying for the last couple of years. My intention is to restore it some time soon so I've been busy buying up NOS original Datsun/Nissan parts for it. The question for the experts out there, should I return mine to original or keep all the BRE/Interpart/Mulholland upgrades fitted by the first owner, including original American Racing 14" Libre wheels. It came with BRE front and rear spoilers, Interpart/Mulholland suspension upgrade including sway bars, adjustable camber bushings, compression rod bearing, steering coupler, BRE exhaust header. All the bits were on the car when I got it, it had been sitting in storage since the early 1980s but I have it up and running/driving now. I have a complete original suspension setup as well as what is on the car, so I've restored that with all original bushes/bearings etc. It's powder coated and all bolts/brackets gold zinced in the appropriate places. With the way the market seems to be going, my hunch is that all original is more valuable than a period upgraded 240Z. I'll probably sell it once finished but have another 240Z that's a keeper!
  7. Interesting positioning for the handbrake on the driver side of the tunnel. So it is possible to switch it over in the 240Z.
  8. Here you go Kats, it appears on Takeuchi-sans Z432R PS30-00187, not sure if its original or a racing modification. Considering Take's car is so original it's quite unusual. Roo
  9. It's not hard if you know what you're looking for Kats! There's also something unique about the rear suspension that most people miss. Let's see if you know what it is.😁
  10. Couple of things could indicate it's a Z432R, first the pocket in the transmission tunnel with the holes for the ignition switch wiring. There is a metal cover bracket that goes above that for the switch. Secondly it has the threaded mounting bracket on the right hand side for the harness. Then of course the flat boot floor with no cutout for the spare wheel. Roo
  11. I like to taunt the telemarketers, drives them nuts and they stop calling and take you off their lists. Favorite one is with the extended warranties, I always ask them for the VIN number of the car they are offering the warranty for. When they don't have that I ask for the colour, then the number of wheels etc. Always done with some crazy accent as I get louder and louder. Eventually I get their supervisor and then the fun really begins as they try to calm me down before hanging up. Never hear from them again. The debt collectors are even more fun, I always offer to send them money but need their SSN and bank details, for some reason they wont provide them and hang up. Always lightens up a boring day when I'm working on the computer.
  12. Why not go with original Datsun racing mirrors that were standard on some 280Z. They come up on EBay quite often.
  13. This may help, it'd the parts numbers of all the gaskets in the factory kit for the 240Z.
  14. If they turn out correctly would be happy to do some for others.
  15. I've got a pair that have never been fitted Zup if you still need them. NOS that came with my car. Alwaays wondered where they were fitted.
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