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  1. Gav240z

    Datsun-240z Vs Fairlady-z432

    The flat top HMB46 carbs are very misunderstood. Nobody takes the time to properly understand their operation and therefore people think ditching them is the solution. Unfortunately the internet being want it is, it means once a rumour and story takes hold it gets repeated often enough that people believe it's the truth. Hence many have been thrown out over the years unnecessarily..sad really.
  2. Gav240z

    Datsun-240z Vs Fairlady-z432

    Hey Kats, Here is a 74 model year 260z 2+2 delivered to Australia. https://photos.app.goo.gl/LpRw6YwZb9AyAKjD9 It's a bit of a time capsule so a good example of an original engine bay. Interestingly I don't see the charcoal canister. However my 75 2+2 did indeed have the charcoal canister. I can try and look in the HS30 parts manual for Australian/NZ to see when those emission items were introduced if you're interested?
  3. Gav240z

    Datsun-240z Vs Fairlady-z432

    AU market 240z's never had it, we got the "early style" airbox for all years 70-73. 73 AU market engine bay here. https://www.viczcar.com/forum/gallery/image/6314-no-caption/ You can tell it's a 73 because of the choke cable bracket on the far right and the throttle linkage in the middle of later SU's has an extra safety bracket. See more images of car here. https://www.viczcar.com/forum/profile/101180-specialp3/?tab=node_gallery_gallery We didn't get the airpump and all that gear until 1974 with the introduction of the 260z in Australia and flat top carbs etc..We got round tops all the way until the 240z finishes in 1973.
  4. Gav240z

    Datsun-240z Vs Fairlady-z432

    Sadly it will probably be a better long term "investment" money wise... but I love the shape of the S30Z and Z432 is a dream car to own for me. :)
  5. Gav240z

    We're bringin' back the Flat Tops!

    VHT Cast Iron enamel also looks good! On these MK63 4 pots. https://www.viczcar.com/forum/topic/15738-sumitomo-fia-mk-63-caliper-pistons/?do=findComment&comment=196389
  6. Gav240z

    Datsun-240z Vs Fairlady-z432

    Did you convert a Turbo RB20 or non Turbo RB20? I like the Z432-R 'look' now you just need the Ikeda Bussan seats to match! https://www.viczcar.com/forum/topic/11823-evie-1972-datsun-240z/?do=findComment&comment=188566 They are not too comfortable though.
  7. Gav240z

    L24 Battles Six S20's. Guess who wins?

    Can't tell if serious?
  8. Gav240z

    s30 NOS quarter panels

    Yes it's kind of like a stud welder, but I'd say far milder. https://www.easybeat.com.au/easybeat-model-3000-car-truck-body-dent-pulling-ma I haven't tried it on the rear 1/4 panels, perhaps they are very thin like you say due to the amount of stretch they would go through via the pressing process? I did have issues using it on the rear hatch once, but that was because I had thinned the metal out a bit already (via angle grinder with flap disc) and we were using a body file to knock down high spots etc.. it did blow a tiny hole. That's when I stopped and decided a small amount of filler may be more appropriate. (gotta learn what not to do sometimes). I agree long thin dollies and perhaps a "slapper" would be another option (if you are not working on the panel off the car).
  9. Gav240z

    1972 Datsun 240Z for sale (Port Orange Florida)

    That is truly lovely!
  10. Gav240z

    s30 NOS quarter panels

    Use an easy beat to pull out the dings... it uses a tiny weld at the tip and then you use a slide hammer to pull it out. Useful for tricky areas like this with limited access. RE: The original post, these are definitely aftermarket 1/4 panels. Not sure why someone would go to the effort of making the lower half only. Why not do the whole section? I have a couple of NOS rear 1/4 panels, investigating scanning them and reproducing entire rear 1/4's. Seems a lot of S30Z's could be saved if we had those options. Shame about HLS30 00059.. I can promise HS30 00051 won't end up the same!
  11. Gav240z

    Datsun-240z Vs Fairlady-z432

    Interesting, 1 thing I noticed about all my S30Z's is they have the same smell too! I always thought it was the smell of the vinyl and jute materials, coupled with the dashboard and interior plastics. I love the smell, it's takes me back to 1997 when I got my first 240z as a 17 year old boy who had worked with my uncle as a bricklayer over my summer holiday from school to pay for it. It's funny but I always worried that using reproduction materials wouldn't reproduce the same smell... I definitely think it's the aged vinyl, because I have a box with spare vinyl pieces and when I open it I get hit with the same smell. My 70 is stuck in the garage without driver side door glass and rear hatch (so the interior is open to air) and as a result the smell has left it. However I suspect if I put the hatch back on and door glass etc.. and seal it back up, each time I open the door I'll be hit with that smell. When I was in the US I opened the door on an HLS30 and noticed the same smell, not sure if the home market cars smell different? :)
  12. FYI: Bat auction sold just over $50k USD. https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1971-datsun-240z-69/
  13. Gav240z

    Datsun-240z Vs Fairlady-z432

    I will trade you a drive of a 71b gearbox, for a drive of an S20 powered S30z? 😁
  14. Gav240z

    240z body parts for sale - Atlanta area

    Any idea on cost of shipping to Charlotte?* 2910 Interstate StCharlotte, NC 28208 I could potentially be interested in the whole lot, but I recently imported 2 rear 1/4 panels and after blasting found 1 to be in very average shape.. (looked good with paint on it) so a little wary of importing used panels with unknown history. *Shipping company I use is in Charlotte. They then ship items to me in Australia..
  15. Both this car and the BAT car are nice. Safari Gold 920 just does it for me however. 918 orange is quite common on early S30Z's. (most common colour as far as I'm aware).

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