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  1. Ha, I've been watching his channel because of his Skyline content. A fellow Australian :).
  2. Thanks Kats, I knew about the home market steering wheels being shallower than the export market cars. I agree it was likely for leg room. But I couldn't really tell in the photos. :). I didn't know about the horn button changes. I knew that there was "blue" (non 432 engined S30Z's) and "red" which this car had, but I didn't know about the horn icon. As you know our export market cars just had "DATSUN" on them. I couldn't see the keys property, buy my early 240z (HS30-00150) has a "garage" position on the ignition switch. Still not sure what that does? Do you know? What is the difference between early and later dashboards in the home market? I know North American cars had the hazard switch moved about, but AU market cars didn't come with hazards and the dashboard is basically the same from 1970-73.
  3. What about ashtray lid, early ones had a longer handle. I can't tell for sure but this looks like a later style lid.
  4. Looks like a hooded map light, early ones are flat. The oil pressure and coolant temp gauges look like later style ones. Early ones had different ranges and a delimiter in the middle. Later ones had no center delimiter.
  5. HS30 00150 - Original glass has same stamping (non tinted glass).
  6. On my car HS30 00150 it was silver.. Here is what was left of it.
  7. Haha, thanks. I'll add it to the list of things I need to ship with you from Europe -> Australia. But being glass it will need to be carefully packaged. It makes sense it was a "Deluxe" model option though, Australian spec cars were quite spartan in many ways. Didn't even get Hazard switches until the 260z! I just like the "busy" look on an early car like the photo below shows. Yes @Mike B I think was asking me about them. I took photos of the 1 from HS30 00150 and it's exactly the same stamping etc.. not rare at all over here. So I'm sure you'd find someone willing to swap for a frosted glass version. I believe the defrost glass was "optional" but only ever seen 1 or 2 here in HS30's. We all want what we can't have!
  8. Funny enough all AU market cars had the clear glass. I actually want the vertical defrost glass. It was later I discovered the early 69 build cars had the clear glass only in North America.
  9. And that's the correct way, if you look in the factory parts manuals it shows chassis ranges, but also production dates as guides for part no's. If you called a dealer and said it was a series 1 you needed a part for, they may send you the wrong part!
  10. Beautiful... wish I could spend the money right now.
  11. My dealer fitted aircon in the 71 240z... Controls sit on side of console. Passenger foot well. Compressor sits on bracket under airbox. Condenser and radiator set up. Firewall doesn't use piping like the Fairlady Z models. Instead there is 2 holes under the battery.
  12. I wish there was reproduction carpets exactly in the style of the originals like your photo Kats. I think my 73 240z I bought in the late 90s had the original carpets still but they were begging to disintegrate and everytime I'd move them in and out of the car there would be black bits of carpet left all over the floor. It was frustrating, but they fit perfect in the car. So far no aftermarket floor carpet has fit as nicely.. I never knew they had an inspectors tag on it either. Cool.
  13. Looking at the air con install my 71 240z appears to have a dealer fitted system that is very similar. Let me take some photos of how it's all routed.