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    240Z Vintage Rubber Floor Mats AMCO

    Well, they are aftermarket accessory items from almost 50 yrs ago and a heavy wear item, so yes they are pretty rare now. Used sets used to pop up on ebay pretty frequently until about 10 yrs ago, but not much anymore. I've only seen one set in the last few years and they were pretty well worn.
  2. Have you tried contacting the seller via ebay to ask?
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    240Z on Motor Week - Public TV

    The episode is available online here: https://www.pbs.org/video/2018-buick-enclave-avenir-2018-ford-f-150-s89oya/ The 240Z segment starts at 7:38.. Actually not as bad as I thought it might be. -Mike
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    What is this ?

    It's an oscillator for the rally clock that is standard equipment on JDM Fairlady Z-L. Ron at Zclocks.com can repair your clock and oscillator if needed. Sent from my [device_name] using http://Classic Zcar Club mobile
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    Datsun-240z Vs Fairlady-z432

    Great photos of the 1970 Z-S Kats! Thanks for sharing. We don't get to see many photos of the Z-S cars, so these are a good reference. As I mentioned to you, my 1970 Fairlady Z-L is also yellow, but I am debating painting it 907 green after the body work is done. The car does look good in yellow, but I really like the early green. I have never changed the color on one of my cars, but I am changing it from an automatic to an early 5 speed and the car was acid dipped so no paint remains on the car. I think this would be the perfect time to change the color. Gavin, in addition to my yellow 1970, Kirk Towner also has a yellow 1970 and I saw another yellow Fairlady for sale in my area a few years ago. -Mike
  6. Ok Kats, this is what I have using your codes: Jacks: OCH - March 8, 1969 OIA - Sept 1, 1969 OKB - Nov 2, 1969 OLA - Dec 1, 1969 OLA? - Dec 1, 1969 (this one is difficult to read the 2nd and 3rd letters, so this is my best guess) PFX - June 24, 1970 RDM - April 13, 1972 RDN - April 14, 1972 REL - May 12, 1972 RFQ - June 17, 1972 TLCC - Dec ??, 1974 Wheel chocks: Note I was looking for only for the black ink stamps not the punched letters . I only have a couple with the black ink stamps, so will have to look for punched letters the next time I go to my garage 9J - Dec 1969 9L - Oct 1969
  7. Hi Kats. Great job finding more potential date codes! I will check what I have this weekend and see if they match the pattern you identified. -Mike
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    Wanted: Fitted Car Cover

    Yeah, it didn't quite work out that way (I paid full price), but I did get Pete to sign a few things for me. They just lived a few miles away, so I went over and helped them with a few things from time to time.
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    Wanted: Fitted Car Cover

    Hey, that's one of my cars! The Brock's needed a 240Z to photograph the cover on when they lived in Redmond so I let them use my 72 240Z. I bought the cover afterwards. I also have this one from MSA which is cotton with flannel on the inside and just for inside use. Much softer, but also much heavier and a little more expensive. http://www.thezstore.com/page/TZS/PROD/50-1101
  10. Those carbs aren't correct for a 1969 or early 1970 production car. The early carbs have no float drains and the float bowl lids were diffferent, sometimes referred to as "Mickey Mouse ears". Sent from my [device_name] using http://Classic Zcar Club mobile
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    Datsun-240z Vs Fairlady-z432

    Steve, for #1-battery clip I have examples I can send if you're interested. You are correct, it is metal covered with a rubber coating over it. Really glad to hear you are working on #12 - early seat guards. I've got originals for my four early cars but most are damaged to some degree. Another item to consider is the defrost blanking switch for the early cars with no defroster. Other markets like Australia and the base JDM S30 also had no defroster so they may be interested as well. Sent from my [device_name] using http://Classic Zcar Club mobile
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    [SOLD] 72 240 OEM Steel wheels

    Looks like they are on ebay now. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Datsun-1972-240Z-OEM-Steel-Wheels/302625626468?hash=item4675e49964:g:LD8AAOSwdTBadMG5&vxp=mtr
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    Antenna Rebuild / Restore

    Hi Kats, Yes, I recall seeing you post the photo of your antenna with the Hitachi mark on the metal piece, but I had never seen one on a North American market 240Z. The S30-S I posted the photo of is the only other one I have seen with the mark, so it makes sense it would be from the S model manual antenna. -Mike
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    Antenna Rebuild / Restore

    Hi Kats, This is a picture of the manual antenna showing the emblem on the round metal piece and another photo of the original Nissan key. -Mike
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    Datsun-240z Vs Fairlady-z432

    I've got two originals I could send you. One is softer than the other. I guess one hardened over time. The overall height is the same but one has a bigger gap than the other. Sent from my [device_name] using http://Classic Zcar Club mobile
  16. Looks like this car is listed on ebay now in Los Angeles with a price of $16,750. https://www.ebay.com/itm/1971-Datsun-240Z/222810649259?hash=item33e08cb2ab:g:zWIAAOSwhzRaaiud&vxp=mtr
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    1972 Fairlady Z Value

    Yes, it did. Sent from my [device_name] using http://Classic Zcar Club mobile
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    Antenna Rebuild / Restore

    I'd also be interested in several sets. Sent from my [device_name] using http://Classic Zcar Club mobile
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    Antenna Rebuild / Restore

    Is this what you need? https://www.ebay.com/itm/Datsun-240z-Factory-Antenna-Plastic-Dust-Cover/273033065136?hash=item3f9209f2b0:g:UV0AAOSwZrhaWBhy&vxp=mtr -Mike
  20. HLS30-00048 was originally a US car. It came from Washington state. Gab got it and restored it when he lived in Vancouver.
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    spare hold down question

    I thought maybe only the early cars came with the rubber cover on the T-handle. All my early cars have them, but my low mileage 72 did not. Maybe that one just got lost at some point?
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    Vintage Datsun Jackets

    There have been other threads with posts about Datsun jackets, but I thought I would start one solely decided to the subject. I have several vintage jackets. Here's one that I got on ebay recently (for less than $18). It says it belonged to someone that was part of the Datsun pace car crew for the 1974 Ontario 500, which I believe is actually the California 500 race held at Ontario Motor Speedway. Other than the embroidery on the front and the patches on the sleeve, it appears to be the same jacket that was given away or sold by dealers in the US. It still has the red quilted liner that many of the jackets are missing. -Mike
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    HLS30 04575

    The bracket and notch at the top of tne pedal came on all cars until the center console was redesigned. They were two verisons of the bracket, an earlet and later version. I posted pictures of the two in another thread years ago. The plastic grommet will usually still be attached tat the top of the pedal if the handthrottle was previously instelled. That is was what I found on all four of my early cars which indicated they came with handthrottles but they had been removed. Sent from my SM-T377P using Classic Zcar Club mobile
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    1970 240Z on eBay with Low VIN?

    Yes, Japanese market cars had them too (on manual transmission cars), but that doesn't explain how it would have been installed on a US market car at the factory. I'm not sure if they came on LHD cars in other countries. Sent from my SM-T377P using Classic Zcar Club mobile
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    1970 240Z on eBay with Low VIN?

    Not to say it couldn't have happened Jerry, but just seems like 8 months into production the factory wouldn't still be adding parts that were required to be removed by the port or selling dealer. If nothing else the cost of wasted parts and effort required by the dealers to remove and replace the choke/ hand throttle would have stopped them being installed pretty quickly I would think. As for the plastic wrap being left on the interior dog leg trim I have seen that on several cars. My #480 car still has them on it too but no hand throttle. My 5/72 still had the shredded and dirty plastic wrap on the front door panels and the seatbelt shoulder straps were stiil wrap in original plastic bags when i got ghe car. Clearly the PDI was hit or miss at some dealerships. It will be interesting to hear what the original owner says. Sent from my SM-T377P using Classic Zcar Club mobile
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