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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. You seem to be living in an alternate reality, Aston Martin never bought in cars and sold them as factory refurbished. It's only in the last five or six years it has happened as that is when the works service side of the operation became licensed to sell cars. Best to stick to what you know Alan rather than spouting mistruths about stuff you know nothing of. I speak from experience as the former Director of Service has been quite a good friend since the 1980's and provided me unlimited access to the records. A lot of the information is in the books I have written on Aston Martin.
  2. Aston Martin only started doing it in the last 5 to 6 years, they never did it before that. Let's not let the facts get in the way of a good story now. The DB4 Zagato Sanction 2 cars in the late 1980s/early 1990s were essentially 4 brand new cars with newly issued chassis numbers.
  3. Do not clean it, put the original pieces back on. Store as is in a carcoon and never drive it. It will only be a barn find once and that will add to the value. Wait a few years and put it in an auction as is. In the meantime go buy a nice 240Z to drive around.
  4. Thanks 26th, have sent Mike a message but not heard back from him yet. Thanks 240dkw, will start detailing what I need and assemble the bits. Roo
  5. Thanks 26th-Z. Are they the round Phillips heads or the hex ones? Are they all the same on heater/fuel/emissions/coolant hoses? Roo
  6. Just picked up a 8/1970 build 240Z to join my 1973. Plan on doing a full period correct restoration over the next few years with my son. Car came with a full set of spares from a 1971 240Z that was written off so I can start reconditioning parts and swapping them around to prepare for restoration. Trying to work out the correct wire hose clamps for a 8/70 build, chassis number 08802. Do they have hex heads or Phillips screw heads. Also what finish are they, zinc or gold? There also seems to be a style that has curved tensioner screw plate rather than the flat one. Also trying to find the correct cut pile carpet in black, does anyone know of a supplier. Regards, Roo
  7. I'm doing the exact same transplant at the moment. The pressure wash wont clear out the inside of the engine, either have it hot tanked or baked. I just had mine baked then shot peened. Did a 40 thou over bore and some new flat top pistons. Check inside the block to make sure there are no stray freeze plugs that the last rebuilder pushed in and didn't retrieve, I found one in mine. I went with brass plugs when I replaced them. Roo 1973 240Z 1970 240Z
  8. View Advert ANSA Twin tip vertical exhaust tip NOS ANSA twin tip vertical exhaust tailpipe for Datsun 240Z, Still in original plastic wrapper, never installed. ANSA part number DA 0498 Popular option back in the 1970s. 1.75" inlet pipe. Advertiser SpeedRoo Date 06/15/2019 Price $600.00 Category Parts for Sale  
  9. THIS ADVERT HAS EXPIRED!

    • FOR SALE
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    NOS ANSA twin tip vertical exhaust tailpipe for Datsun 240Z, Still in original plastic wrapper, never installed. ANSA part number DA 0498 Popular option back in the 1970s. 1.75" inlet pipe.

    $600.00

  10. Used to have one of these in my Aston back in the 1980's when I was flying 727s. Lotus also fitted them in the 1980/81 Turbo Esprit. Panasonic did various versions, Lotus had the RM610...I had the RM710. When I got my JPS Esprit a few years ago it came with one, ripped it out as it wasn't working and threw it away. Here's one on EBay: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/153402189291?ul_noapp=true Roo
  11. Here's the two of them om Google Earth, looks like the other one is Orange. Datsun 240Zs
  12. Got a set of original Datsun competition/race mirrors for my '73 240Z comp resto. They didn't come with the mounting gaskets which no longer seem to be available. Searched around on the net for some but no luck, seems there were some on EBay a year ago. I think the mirrors were also used on the 280Z Black Pearl and Zap models, as well as being an option for the 240Z and 260Z. Not to worry, drew some up in Solidworks and then 3D printed them in PLA. They fit a treat and look original. Nice little result for a few hours work. Happy to make some more for anyone that needs them, just drop me a message.
  13. Got a set of original Datsun competition/race mirrors for my '73 240Z comp resto. They didn't come with the mounting gaskets which no longer seem to be available. Searched around on the net for some but no luck, seems there were some on EBay a year ago. I think the mirrors were also used on the 280Z Black Pearl and Zap models, as well as being an option for the 240Z and 260Z. Not to worry, drew some up in Solidworks and then 3D printed them in PLA. They fit a treat and look original. Nice little result for a few hours work. Happy to make some more for anyone that needs them, just drop me a message.
  14. Homedepot made a perfect match for me, had them scan in the original inspection hatch.
  15. Nice work, covers lots of history of the Z. Wow, those 50 years went by fast! Roo
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