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    original owner of a 1973 240Z, also own a 1993 300ZX 2+2.

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  1. Answering for Motorman7: Carl, it is an NOS core that I purchased either in 1988 (when the heater started leaking) or about 2007 when I was acquiring some parts for the restoration (that I was contemplating doing myself, but never got to it.) Sorry, not a recent acquisition from a secret supply... 🙂 --Bob (aka Jayhawk)
  2. This would be fun too: Or if I had a three car garage:
  3. What I wish I had in my garage...
  4. @240Z73, Since you are in N. California (apparently) you might look into the new event, the Golden Week Kyusha festival that is a gathering of classic Japanese cars on May 4th in Richmond. I know one ZONC member is planning on taking his Z (that Motorman restored last year). I'd be there as a spectator, but have other commitments...:-( The Neillo auto dealer group is sponsoring some weekday evening events this summer around the Sacramento area called Concours Reduno that look a little less intimidating than standard Concours events: http://theconcours.net/concours-raduno.html. There are a number of Concours events in N. California this summer that look like a little more Japanese car friendly. Concours in Danville, Hillsborough, Chico and Murphys, etc. The Ironstone Concours d'Elegance in Murphys (September 22nd http://www.ironstoneconcours.org/) has a category just for Amphicars! That has to be a fun event. I'm planning on keeping my car in southern California this summer (except for the trip to Branson) so Motorman7 can have his handiwork displayed at events closer to him. Then will bring it north in the fall and start driving it to events in N. California next year.
  5. I agree. Motorman ought to raise his rates.... AFTER he gets done with this car! <grin>
  6. More than just a brand new 1973 Z, I'm counting on it being my Fountain of Youth. It will make me 24 years old again! (No pressure, Motorman...:-)
  7. Your RLS 260Z was made for Europe (maybe Japan). They made 260Zs with the Hitachi SU-HIF Flat Top carbs for Europe until 1978. Per Wikipedi: " Continuing through the 1975–1978 model years, other non-US markets still received the 260Z coupé and the 260Z 2+2 hatchback..." Do you still have the Flat Tops?
  8. This car is certainly heavily modified, but not "ratted out". It does show how popular the early Zs have been for modification, even extreme modification. I'm really a advocate for pure stock, but kind of have to admire this one! (from a 2003 N. California event)
  9. As the owner of the Z and the flat tops that are the subject of this thread, I completely support this idea.
  10. Hope they still sell the Bridgestone 175/80 14 there. I found them in Australia in searches last fall, but now only UK dealers are showing up in my searches for those Bridgestones. If you cannot find those tires there, send me a PM and I'll find the eBay UK link I used. When I bought my Z, the dealer gave me a $10 credit for each of the original hubcaps. He was a new owner of the dealership, and later found out he already had an attic full of those 240Z hubcaps. I wonder if that attic is still full.... (but I still like the slotted "mag" wheels better!) Good luck!
  11. For those that are curious, when I purchased this Z new in 1973, it had Bridgestone RD150 175SR14 tires (per the original spare Motorman7 has just cleaned up). In my desire for authenticity, and since Bridgestone no longer makes the RD150, I started searching for any Bridgestone tires of the correct original size. Bridgestone does not sell that size in the US anymore, but they do in Europe and Australia. (B330 EVO 175/80 14 models) I contacted several sellers in the UK, but none would ship to the US. Finally found a seller on the eBay UK site, who would ship from France! Only took a couple of weeks to get here. I have the other two at my home in N. California, and will be taking them to Motorman7 in a couple of weeks. In my signature block below is the car in 1973 with those beautiful shinny wheels and the RD150 175/80 14 tires:
  12. As was suggested earlier, might have to make it out of brass mesh like this: https://www.twpinc.com/40-mesh-brass-010 wrap around a dowel and solder maybe? (beyond my skills and tools but a great project for someone else 🙂
  13. You mean like these, recently removed from my '73? <grin> (this brand name was well known in the '70s and 80s, but has now disappeared completely)
  14. It appears (from this youtube video) that early Hitachi 2bbl downdraft carbs may have used the same fuel filter. These filters are also long gone and comments in the video indicate the poster does not know of any source. I found some tune up kits for these carbs, but like ours, the kits do not have the filter/mesh/screen. In the comments to this video they indicate they are just going to leave the filter/screen out as unnecessary.
  15. My internet searches have turned up a lot of dead ends, but some possibilities. On ebay in the UK (from a dealer in the US...?) https://www.ebay.ie/itm/TRIUMPH-NORTON-BSA-UNIVERSAL-FUEL-PETROL-TAP-BRASS-GAUZE-FILTER-1-8-GAS-THREAD/254054636004?hash=item3b26d619e4:g:sOkAAOSwRYNb~AXw:rk:1:pf:0 It appears from other info in that ebay ad that the size of the brass parts may be very close to what is needed. I then found some internet into indicating some holly and other downdraft carbs had in-the-carb-body filters, but while they were cylindrical, the ones I could find were too wide. But I have found out that some Hitachi 2bbl downdraft carbs used this technique, and ran across this youtube video on replacing one that appears to be identical to what they used in the HMB46Ws. "removing mesh filter, datsun hitachi carb" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tU_jNSPFwP4 I don't know any model numbers yet. I have found some rebuild kits for various 2bbl hitachi carbs, but none of those kits have any fuel filters...:-( Will keep looking. Maybe the datsun fans on Ratsun have some ideas.
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