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Gav240z last won the day on February 23 2016

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  1. Gav240z

    Datsun-240z Vs Fairlady-z432

    Someone probably stuffed the thread and tried to repair it. Worst case a tig welder would be able to apply some new material, redrill it then retap. It should be easy enough to fix. Did you win this head on Yahoo! Auctions recently? I saw a head for sale a day or 2 ago?
  2. Gav240z

    Datsun-240z Vs Fairlady-z432

    I had a quick look in the parts manual for AU market cars and I see European (non European) Automatic and even Air-Conditioner fitted cars had different spring rates. Bit hard to make sense of it all to be honest. I see mention of spring rates, but not height.
  3. Gav240z

    Datsun-240z Vs Fairlady-z432

    I will have to look in the AU parts manual Kats to see what the part no. is for 260z springs. I am not sure of the spec, but I believe it's similar to European.
  4. Gav240z

    Datsun-240z Vs Fairlady-z432

    It could be an AU market car, but we didn't have the turn knob on our fuel filler door. We had a lock. Also we had 1 mirror on the driver's door. (No passenger mirror).
  5. Gav240z

    Datsun-240z Vs Fairlady-z432

    Trust me you don't want to see those... don't worry the joke may be lost in translation. 🙂 But on a serious note, I have fun doing the work myself and as you say you learn something but also save money. Plus if things don't work properly I only have myself to blame. ha.
  6. @HS30-H don't you like these?
  7. Gav240z

    240z 1970 for sale

    Early S30Z's had fiberglass to begin with.
  8. Gav240z

    240z 1970 for sale

    Yeah I am thinking $40k if he paints those fenders. 🙂
  9. Gav240z

    Datsun-240z Vs Fairlady-z432

    I have both early and late but I never knew the fasteners were OEM. I just thought someone had replaced the phillips head screws with the other type! I've got a few pairs of 40's and about 5 sets of 44's now.. (I have a problem) but I love these carbs. I forgot to mention above that with regard to the missing gaskets, I found the same problem with my SU carb rebuild kit, that the fuel filter screens, the crush washers and some gaskets were missing. The rebuild kit also didn't contain new floats, which I thought was odd if I'm honest. So it's not unusual that rebuild kits don't contain everything. I think in most cases the assumption is that you don't remove the jet block when rebuilding these carbs and just replace all the other gaskets and accelerator pump diaphragm? Who knows? I had all my carbs completely disassembled and I vapour blasted them to look like new! Photos here: https://www.viczcar.com/forum/topic/11264-safari-brown-i-mean-gold-the-nsw-project/?do=findComment&comment=205897 Before: After: My SU's I rebuilt myself after having all fasteners plated and manifold + carb bodies vapour blasted. I should really order in the parts to finish my Mikuni rebuild's. Compared to working on SU's, I love the Mikuni's. They are easier in many ways to work with.
  10. Gav240z

    Datsun-240z Vs Fairlady-z432

    Hey Kats, I noticed this also when I pulled mine apart, thought it was odd.. I found a vendor in the US that sells them however, as mine were so brittle when I removed them they broke into several pieces, they were more like plastic than rubber! https://www.ebay.com/itm/TOYOTA-2000-GT-SOLEX-MIKUNI-40-PHH-CARBURETOR-GASKET-KIT/291845981988?epid=1642106380&hash=item43f3604724:g:GuAAAOSw6n5XsK8M:rk:15:pf:0 eBay seller Upgrade Motoring has all the parts from what I can gather. https://www.ebay.com/usr/upgrademotoring eg: https://www.ebay.com/itm/MIKUNI-44PHH-CARB-GASKETS-REBUILD-KIT-W-PUMP-DIAPHRAGM-FIG-8-ORINGS-240Z-510-S30/142838570315?hash=item2141d79d4b:g:ct4AAOSw-RhaWVRn:rk:11:pf:0 This kit is good value. https://www.ebay.com/itm/MIKUNI-44PHH-CARB-GASKETS-REBUILD-KIT-X3-W-PUMP-DIAPHRAGM-FIG-8-ORING-240Z-SOLEX/143029235076?hash=item214d34ed84:g:WdoAAOSwzhZb~HGW:rk:29:pf:0 Or this European seller has them for $3 each. https://www.ebay.com/itm/SOLEX-40-PHH-MIKUNI-CARBURETOR-JET-CARRIERS-O-RING-8-SHAPED/292072596660?hash=item4400e224b4:g:iJwAAOSwJQdXDSoz:rk:22:pf:0
  11. Gav240z

    Datsun-240z Vs Fairlady-z432

    I was going to say that looks like an RB30 (SOHC) but then I remembered there is an RB20 SOHC as well as the DOHC version isn't there? I wonder why you wouldn't use the RB30 though, since the ports are likely to be larger?
  12. Gav240z

    Fairlady 432 at Auction

    Narrow Z432 version. 14" 5.5J+25 PCD114.3 https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/t619435989 Wide version (works rally/Z432-R style) 14" 7J-16 PCD114.3 https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/u253744024 Seller name: punsupon https://auctions.yahoo.co.jp/seller/punsupon?ngram=1&u=punsupon
  13. Gav240z

    Datsun-240z Vs Fairlady-z432

    Hey Kats, Found more photos of it. I've definitely seen it with the Kobe Seiko wheels, but can't find a photo of that!
  14. Gav240z

    Datsun-240z Vs Fairlady-z432

    My old landlord's friend hate a ute like that in Ireland, it was always so strange seeing it whilst living over there. To be honest Kats I don't know much about it or where it came from. The owner is a bit tight lipped (which is fair enough). It's currently up in Queesland, so not sure when I'll get to see it, but when I do I'll take a bunch of photos.
  15. Gav240z

    Fairlady 432 at Auction

    Have you bought a set yourself? I was tempted, but I'm somewhat holding off for now.

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