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  1. Hello All, I got serious about buying a Z over the summer. I've been in love with them since I was about 8. I've been reading the forums for about six months and after test driving two found Layla three weeks ago. She's a two owner car, originally from VA but owned since 1976 from the guy I bought it from. He bought it from a Datsun dealership when it was three years old. He drove it around TX and TN in the 70s and 80s and into the 90s. 159,XXX original miles. He said the first owner installed a roll bar, chrome rims, and headers. I have all of his registrations and most documentation of stuff he's done to it. It has pretty much sat in storage for the past 10-15 years with him spending $2,000 a couple years ago (have receipts) trying to get it back on the road. He said this car has outlived any relationship he's ever had, and backed out of selling it to someone else once before. I'm not going to say I stole it, but he gave me one heck of a deal in my opinion including a military discount. Before I bought it I had it put on a lift and did a dry compression test on the engine. It is "virtually rust free," with the factory undercoating still on it. It was repainted 10 years ago in the factory silver color. There is a 3"x3" patch pop riveted onto the driver's side floor, and 2"x2" hole on the passengers side under the seat, likely from the A/C condensation. He told me he never looked under the car. Not necessarily believable, but I believe some people never do so. I also have the FSM and the Mechanic's manual, not sure what it's called, and the carb balance meter. There is also a 1.5" hole under the batter tray. The interior looks great in my opinion; it has a dashcap with one crack, seat covers, stock floor mats, brand new carpet otherwise. Headliner is original and looks great. The engine compression yielded 145-150 psi in all cylinders except one; 1st cylinder was 135. I would've liked higher numbers, but the engine has a good amount of miles so I'm happy at this point. When I test drove it, the car was a little sluggish, but the guy was just frustrated saying "it's not the car it used to be." He said his local mechanic refused to rebuilt the SUs. Since I've had it, I've done the following things: Things I've done thus far: - Castrol high mileage 10w-30 oil change with "engine restore," Lucas oil treatment, and sea foam. Normally I wouldn't put this many additives in, but the car has basically been sitting for 10 years. - Filled gas tank with 93 octane gasoline and fuel system cleaner to help burn off carbon deposits. (I think I'll go lower next tank) - Adjusted intake and exhaust valves to factory specifications. - Replaced rattling muffler with a Magnaflow Turbo XL model. - Replaced 2 year old champion spark plugs with Bosch platinum version. I wanted NGK plugs to go with my wires but they weren't in stock. Plugs were gapped at the higher end of the factory recommendation to accommodate for the higher octane fuel to 0.035". - Spent two hours cleaning the upper half of the carbs and balancing them to factory specs. I will rebuild them within two months. - Cleaned/degreaser valve cover. - Next steps are to put in new distributor points, condenser, and oil pressure sending unit. Flush transmission and rear end gear oil. Buy a timing light and dial in the timing. Replace/upgrade coil. I have been meaning to start this thread since I bought the car; I am behind so I'll be updating the progress I've already completed on a gradual basis. The pictures are after the things I did listed above. Thanks for reading.
  2. Hi everybody! Thanks a lot for yor feed-back. I’ve got some news and that’s why I’m here again. Last Tuesday I went to Mr.vitorino shop and started do dismantle the Z…honestly I thought it was a dificult task, but it wasn’t…well, only in some little details. The ca ris in excellent shape as photos will show…I guess this car was restored or deep painted some years ago. Next week We’ll have at least one door rebuilt, below the doors and inside need some intervention. Here are some photos… Rear window acquisition…the car has the horizontal defrost lines and aren’t the correct…I found one vertical and job done…a few years ago I bought one in the USA and came broken…never bought or find anoter one..they are getting rare this days!!! The beggining… Door parts ready for the treatment…Nickel plating Rear floor…not bad!!! I got scared, but fortunately the brown zone is glue…no rust… Door ready for Mr.Vitorino! Original floor carpet…but has to be removed!!! Rear luggage accomodation in excelente shape And now the surprise…the original blue…It can only be seen on some detailed parts..this is one! Replacemente tyre floor…not bad…no rust… The seats will be rédone, but I will only take care of the parts that are completely off… No plastic cover…but I have 2 here…offered by a mate!!! Passenger side floor…the usual…46 years and some bad treatment…the reason…the jack tool…but Mr.vitorino said that’s a part to be redone… Drivers side floor…the usual again…but this one has no concerns…ist’s 75% good…a little intevention. By the end we will apply some Soundproofing board to avoid rust and noise. My helper keeping all the bolts in place! Under the plate no surprises!!!! Datsun logo temporarily off… In my opinion this s the exact moment to restore the car…it has some details that need intervention, and now that he has no rust holes and unrestorable parts the process will be much easier. Hope you like it…next week some more news!!! Regards Mário
  3. View Advert I put my Rebello 260Z on Bring A Trailer Since I've been a member here for the duration of my Datsun(s) ownership I'd like to share the sale of my last Z with you all: Advertiser Kurbycar32 Date 11/21/2019 Price Category Cars for Sale Year 1974 Model Datsun Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)  

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    Since I've been a member here for the duration of my Datsun(s) ownership I'd like to share the sale of my last Z with you all:


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  5. I previously posted information on my new book in a thread about this years ZCON in Branson, MO where the book debuted. I was told this might be a more appropriate place on our site for those interested in purchasing a book or knowing more about the history of Datsun Scarab and Scarab Engineering. “Resurrecting the Legend – The Real Datsun Scarab Story,” is a meticulously researched 104 page book documenting the history of the Scarab Engineering Company and its cars from 1975-81. Over the years there have been many myths perpetrated that are addressed and refuted in it. The book is based on personal interviews with the company’s founders and employees, all of whom had gone underground more than 35 years ago. The development of Brian Morrow’s very first Scarab is chronicled as well as the events at each of the three shop locations, leading up to the company finally being sold. With nearly 90 color photographs and illustrations, the book defines what a Scarab is and describes its roll in automotive history. By the mid-1970s, domestic muscle car performance had been emasculated, and by association so had the egos of many of their drivers. Scarab came on the scene at just the right time. The Scarab was so much more than a Datsun Z-car with a transplanted Chevrolet V8 engine: it was a completely reengineered automobile, with each system and component carefully considered, improved or replaced, to realize Morrow’s goal of creating a well-balanced machine capable of shaming all comers. Road Test magazine said it best when it wrote, “Subtle as a chain-link jock strap, the Scarab will not only blow 99 percent of the cars on the road in the weeds, it’ll do it in style.” For those interested in purchasing a copy you can email me at (my PayPal is the same). Books, including shipping, are $35 each. Would make an inexpensive gift for Z enthusiasts. I'd be happy to answer questions about the company and its cars here as well.
  6. Hey guys, I've got a 71 240z that's nearing the end of a restore and I'm having a hell of a time finding replacement bumpers for it and chroming is astronomical. The bumper consists of a main(front) part and two sides with two guards in the center. The guards have a rubber strip, each. The two sides have rubber strips.
  7. Hey guys, I've got a 71 240z that's nearing the end of a restore and I'm having a hell of a time finding replacement bumpers for it and chroming is astronomical. The bumper consists of a main(front) part and two sides with two guards in the center. The guards have a rubber strip, each. The two sides have rubber strips.
  8. Datsun Garage is proud to partner with Watanabe Japan to offer Watanabe rims to Datsun Enthusiasts! Only $100 deposit per wheel, any factory size available as well as custom features that can be done. Feel free to check out our website and info regarding these rims. Here is some more info: ALL NEW!! Available direct from Datsun Garage through Watanabe Japan. Available in sizes listed in chart. All wheels are made to order in Japan. Because of this, lead time can take up to 3-5 months from the day you pre-order until delivery depending on production schedule. All pre-orders for R Type wheels require a deposit per wheel. Once deposit is acquired we will email you with a questionnaire. Once filled out with your specifications and full payment is made we will place the order with RS Watanabe Japan. Please reference the chart for more information regarding the wheel and our website for more info regarding pricing. It is not an exaggeration to say that “Race model” R Type wide rim minus offset, although it is difficult to get a little with current car, representative model of Watanabe that leaves history in numerous records and race scenes Contact: size type price PCD OFFSET Number of holes JWL standard Mold / Type weight (Kg) 100 110 114.3 139.7 Four Five 6 13-80 R ¥ 42,000 ○ ○ ● – -6 ● ○ × × sand 6.64 13-85 R ¥ 42,000 ○ ○ ● – -13 ● ○ × × sand 6.6 13-90 R ¥ 42,000 ○ ○ ● – -19 ● ○ × × sand 6.6 13-95 R ¥ 42,000 ○ ○ ● – -twenty five ● ○ × × sand 6.9 13-10 R ¥ 45,000 ○ ○ ● – -32 ● ○ × × sand 7.36 13-10.5 R ¥ 45,000 ○ ○ ● – -38 ● ○ × × sand – 13-11.0 R ¥ 45,000 ○ ○ ● – -44 ● ○ × × sand – 13-11.5 R ¥ 45,000 ○ ○ ● – -51 ● ○ × × sand – 13-12.0 R ¥ 45,000 ○ ○ ● – -57 ● ○ × × sand – 14 inches 14-80 R ¥ 45,000 ○ ○ ● – -6 ● × × ○ Money 6.8 14-85 R ¥ 45,000 ○ ○ ● – -13 ● × × ○ Money 6.9 14-90 R ¥ 45,000 ○ ○ ● – -19 ● × × ○ Money 7.0 14-95 R ¥ 45,000 ○ ○ ● – -twenty five ● × × ○ Money 7.1 14-10.0 R ¥ 50,000 ○ ○ ● – -32 ● × × × sand 7.2 14-10.5 R ¥ 50,000 ○ ○ ● – -38 ● × × × sand 7.3 14-11.0 R ¥ 50,000 ○ ○ ● – -44 ● × × × sand 7.4 14-11.5 R ¥ 50,000 ○ ○ ● – -51 ● × × × sand 7.5 14-12.0 R ¥ 50,000 ○ ○ ● – -57 ● × × × sand 7.6 15 inches 15-80 R ¥ 50,000 ○ ○ ● ● 0 ● ○ ○ ○ 139.7 / 6 Money 7.0 15-85 R ¥ 50,000 ○ ○ ● ● -6 ● ○ ○ ○ 139.7 / 6 Money 7.2 15-90 R ¥ 50,000 ○ ○ ● ● -13 ● ○ ○ ○ 139.7 / 6 Money 7.4 15-95 R ¥ 50,000 ○ ○ ● ● -19 ● ○ ○ ○ 139.7 / 6 Money 7.6 15-10.0 R ¥ 58,000 ○ ○ ● – -twenty five ● ○ × × sand 7.8 15-10.5 R ¥ 58,000 ○ ○ ● – -32 ● ○ × × sand 8.0 15-11.0 R ¥ 58,000 ○ ○ ● – -38 ● ○ × × sand 8.2 15-11.5 R ¥ 58,000 ○ ○ ● – -44 ● ○ × × sand 8.4 15-12.0 R ¥ 58,000 ○ ○ ● – -51 ● ○ × × sand 8.6 – 16 inches 16-80 R ¥ 58,000 ○ ○ ● ● 0 ● ○ ○ ○ 139.7 / 6 Money 7.5 16-85 R ¥ 58,000 ○ ○ ● ● -6 ● ○ ○ ○ 139.7 / 6 Money 7.8 16-90 R ¥ 58,000 ○ ○ ● ● -13 ● ○ ○ ○ 139.7 / 6 Money 8.1 16-95 R ¥ 58,000 ○ ○ ● ● -19 ● ○ ○ ○ 139.7 / 6 Money 8.4 – 17 inches 17-80 R ¥ 70,000 ○ ○ ● ● 0 ● ○ ○ ○ 139.7 / 6 Money – 17-85 R ¥ 70,000 ○ ○ ● ● -6 ● ○ ○ ○ 139.7 / 6 Money 8.5 17-90 R ¥ 70,000 ○ ○ ● ● -13 ● ○ ○ ○ 139.7 / 6 Money – 17-95 R ¥ 70,000 ○ ○ ● ● -19 ● ○ ○ ○ 139.7 / 6 Money 8.9 Gold metallic silver metallic ※ Black is the list price “2,000 yen” UP * Mug, Red, White, Blue and Yellow are priced at “3,000 yen” * Rim S (rim cutting) is priced at ¥ 2,500. * Hub processing cost is increased “¥ 2,500” * Special pitch is fixed price “2,500 Yen” UP ● is standard pitch ○ is special pitch (95.25 / 98/100 / 101.65 / 108/110 / 114.3 / 120 / 120.65 / 130) * ○ Special holes have a fixed price of “2,500 Yen” UP  ● Standard pitch ○ Special pitches (eg 3 holes, 5 holes, etc.) * Specifications and prices may change without notice.
  9. Hey guys I’m new to this website but I have read a ton of stuff on here and it’s been a great help so that’s why I’ve joined. Anyways my 78 280z has been running fine for a while, I have all new fuel injectors, fuel pump, and afm. My fuel pump relay was bad so I wired up a switch to the wires where the fuel pump relay normally connects to and it’s worked fine. Recently however it has been idling horribly at around 500 rpm, but when I flip the fuel pump switch to off it jumps right back up to 1000rpm and idles fine until it dies from fuel starvation. It will also occasionally die out in addition to not accelerating sometimes. I’ll be driving and suddenly the power will not exactly cut out but not change if that makes sense. It’ll hold steady but stop reving and accelerating. It also blows darkish white smoke out of the exhaust when I rev it. I know it’s a lot of info but I can’t figure this out if anyone has had a similar problem or a solution please let me know!
  10. Hey guys I’m new to this website but I have read a ton of stuff on here and it’s been a great help so that’s why I’ve joined. Anyways my 78 280z has been running fine for a while, I have all new fuel injectors, fuel pump, and afm. My fuel pump relay was bad so I wired up a switch to the wires where the fuel pump relay normally connects to and it’s worked fine. Recently however it has been idling horribly at around 500 rpm, but when I flip the fuel pump switch to off it jumps right back up to 1000rpm and idles fine until it dies from fuel starvation. It will also occasionally die out in addition to not accelerating sometimes. I’ll be driving and suddenly the power will not exactly cut out but not change if that makes sense. It’ll hold steady but stop reving and accelerating. It also blows darkish white smoke out of the exhaust when I rev it. I know it’s a lot of info but I can’t figure this out if anyone has had a similar problem or a solution please let me know!
  11. Where: Southern New Jersey. USA I have 3 pretty rotten but complete(mostly) 240Z cars. The two yellow ones are both early 1970 models. The silver is a 1972. I have both front fenders/wings and grill. All are manual trans and have complete stock drive trains. They have been sitting out in the New Jersey elements for over 25 years. I also have a couple of doors, hatches, a hood, and brand new front fender/wings that are in a dry storage container. I have a few spare blocks, heads, transmissions, rear diffs, etc. I would like to sell this as one complete deal. If I had time I'd just break apart the cars and sell the parts myself, but that is not a project I need right now. I think the lot is worth $5,000 but I'm open to options, ideas, trades. Only contact me if you are truly interested. Thanks, JD
  12. True Right Hand Drive Datsun 240z from Japan (foreign VIN plate to prove it), otherwise known as the Nissan Fairlady Z. Let me make it clear that great lengths have been taken to ensure no rust in this car. It's all steel and completely straight. 2.8L engine with triple Mikuni carbs, a 5 speed transmission, R200 rear, 3 core aluminum radiator. Brand new paint job completed August 2016 in correct original Orange 918. Disc brakes on every wheel with red calipers, rear kit is brand new. Brand new fully stainless steel exhaust. Brand new coilover suspension from TechnoToy Tuning. Brand new white interior including door panels and dog legs with heat-bonded chrome strip (4 months to make on a custom order). Brand new carpet, custom made for Right Hand Drive arrangement. Brand new weatherstripping kit. 1 key car. Original steering wheel completely restored. Brand new horn button with BLUE color Z emblem (JDM). Brand new from Nissan chrome lining strips for windshield and rear hatch, installed. Brand new exterior chrome door handles from Nissan. Brand new chrome bullet fender mirrors. Brand new exterior door window chrome mouldings. Brand new sound deafening and vibration reducing Dynamat installed on the entire floor and doors. Brand new Nissan Gas Cap. Alpine head unit with Sony amps and Sub ready to be installed. Gas tank was fully restored a year ago. Grille has been restored. Front AND Rear bumpers are included, although not pictured. Miscellaneous interior pieces are almost all there - arm rests, window cranks, window mechanisms, sunvisors, seats. No glass is missing. Clean CA title in hand. There is not much left to complete the project; this will make someone an amazing car. Please note that I am selling this car AS IS, and it has been sitting for some time. MAKE ME AN OFFER PLEASE, or check it out on eBay - just search for "Datsun 240z RHD JDM Nissan Fairlady Z 1972"
  13. Hey I just joined here! IV been planning this build for about 5 years now and finally been actively working on it in my free time here and there for about a year and a half! This is the first engine swap I have ever attempted and it now runs and drives! Next step is an exhaust system and then getting it on a Dyno for the standalone ecu to be fully tuned! Please ask any questions and im very open to suggestions as to what to do next, because it still is a bone stock 280z chassis... And that's not good due to the 400hp minimum I plan to make at the wheels. The engine is a 1jzgte out of a jzx90 the Toyota mark II , cresta , or the mark X as it's also refered to , basically it's the JDM version of the Toyota Cressida that was sent to the states that I believe used a 5mge engine . Here is a list of all that I can think of that is done to the 1jz that is not stock! Link g4+ monsoon stand alone ECU,Panic Wire harness,10lb flywheel, 264 cam shafts, Head ported (intake side only), Adjustable cam gears, Eclutchmasters 6 puck unsprung clutch and pressure plate (stage 4)Drift Motion turbo kit Billet 6262 turbo (Garrett internals), manifold, wastegate tial replica, and 3" downpipe, Hks bov replica, Aeromotive fuel pressure regulator, 440cc injectors,Bosch 044 fuel pump, Arp head studs, rear sump oil pan conversion, Aem wideband Short throw shifter, a/c and p/s delete (shortened serpentine belt and new ribbed pulley on tensioner),vvti coils wasted spark setup, CX racing intercooler KVID0467.mp4 KVID0466.mp4 KVID0864.mp4
  14. A game-changer marks its golden anniversary: Datsun’s Z celebrates 50 years Kurt Ernst on Mar 6th, 2019 at 8am SHARE DATSUN 240Z FOR SALE 1971 Datsun 240Z. Photography by Jeff Koch, unless otherwise noted. By the end of the 1960s, Japanese automakers struggled to overcome the perception among U.S. buyers that their wares were little more than transportation appliances. In October 1969, Datsun debuted a GT coupe at the Tokyo Motor Show, designed with American consumers in mind, and in short order the 240Z rewrote the book on what an affordable sports car could be. In 2019, the Datsun Z will mark its 50th anniversary, an achievement that will be recognized with a dedicated Z Car class at the 2019 Hemmings Motor News Concours d’Elegance. The Datsun Z wasn’t the first aspirational sport coupe produced by a Japanese carmaker, an honor that would instead go to the 1967 Toyota 2000GT. Built under contract by Yamaha, which also handled much of the 2000GT’s design, the Toyota was a halo car meant to help the automaker shed its conservative image. It worked, with American magazines of the day heaping praise on the coupe, which carried an aluminum body and came powered by a Yamaha-tuned, double overhead-camshaft 2.0-liter inline six, rated at 148 hp. It also carried a hefty price tag of $7,150, considerably more than a new Corvette coupe ($4,353), a Porsche 911 ($5,990), or a Jaguar E-type ($5,580). Combined with its diminutive size (including an overall height of just 45.7 inches), the 2000GT proved a tough sell globally, but particularly in the U.S. market where just 62 were imported out of 351 produced. The Toyota 2000GT and the later Datsun 240Z have more in common than a country of origin. What would eventually become the Toyota coupe began life as a potential Yamaha sports car project for Nissan, styled with input from Count Albrecht Goertz, the designer responsible for the BMW 507. When Nissan changed its mind on the project, Yamaha shopped it to Toyota, which revised the design with feedback from its own styling department, notably Satoru Nozaki. The Goertz concept, which Nissan referred to as project A550X, clearly influenced the overall shape of the 240Z, but Yutaka Katayama — known to American fans as “Mr. K” — long insisted that Goertz was not the designer of the 240Z. Instead, that honor belongs to Nissan’s Yoshihiko Matsuo. Mr. K with a Datsun 240Z. Photo courtesy Nissan Motor Corporation. Katayama was president of Nissan Motor Corporation USA when the Z was under development, and lobbied the car’s designers and engineers in Japan to consider the needs and wants of prospective U.S. buyers. Long before Mazda used Jinba Ittai (essentially, “a horse and rider as one”) as a marketing slogan for the Miata, Katayama lobbied Nissan’s engineers to adopt a similar philosophy with the 240Z. He coached the development team that the car must be light, be equipped with sufficient power, and have exceptional handling, yet still be affordable within its market segment. The Datsun 240Z was a potent road racer, as demonstrated by Brock Racing Enterprises (BRE). Photo by Chris Brewer. The car was introduced in its home market as the Fairlady Z, a name that Mr. K knew would not help sales in the United States. Instead, he adopted “240” in deference to the car’s 2.4-liter displacement, adding the “Z” suffix reportedly because it was easy to pronounce in multiple languages, and could denote many things. Internally, the car had been referred to as the Type Z during development, another factor than may have influenced Katayama’s naming convention. The 240Z even proved itself in rally competition. Photo courtesy Nissan Motor Corporation. The Datsun 240Z arrived on these shores in late 1969, as a 1970 model. Power came from a single overhead-camshaft, 2,394-cc inline-six with seven main bearings rated at 151 horsepower and 146 lb-ft of torque, mated to a four-speed manual transmission. In a June 1970 test, Car and Driver found the 2,330-pound car capable of running from 0-60 mph in 7.8 seconds, on the way to an observed top speed of 109 mph. A fully independent suspension and 51/49 front-to-rear weight distribution ensured the handling balance Katayama sought, while power-assisted front disc and finned rear drum brakes ensured fade-free stops. Perhaps the biggest selling point, however, was the sticker price of $3,526, which positioned the Datsun in between the MGB GT ($3,260) and the Porsche 914 ($3,595). Introduced in 1974, the Datsun 260Z also came in a 2+2 variant. This example once belonged to Mr. K. Photo by Chris Brewer. Even before they had a chance to drive it, Road & Track declared the 240Z, “… a bargain, too. Who else offers a GT coupe with a 2.4-liter SOHC 6-cyl engine and all-independent suspension for $3500?” Despite this praise, engineering editor Ron Wakefield cautioned readers, “Our experience with other Datsuns to date tells us it won’t be assembled with the precision of a German car nor will it have the fine edge of “feel” found in the Italians — but the same package produced in either of those countries would undoubtedly cost $1,000 to $2,000 more. We think Datsun has a real winner.” The Datsun 280Z debuted in 1975. Wakefield’s prediction, and Mr. K’s intuition, proved correct. The Datsun 240Z was sold from 1970-’73, and during this time U.S. buyers snapped up 148,115 examples (of 168,584 built in total). By way of comparison, Datsun’s prior sports car offering in the U.S. market, the Roadster, sold 44,152 examples over the course of 10 years, from 1960-’70. 1976 Datsun 280Z brochure image. Scan from the collection of Mark J. McCourt. To counter the car’s growing weight and declining horsepower due to increasing emissions controls, Datsun upped the displacement in 1974 by increasing the stroke from 73 mm to 79 mm. The revised engine now measured 2,565 cc, and hence the car was renamed as the 260Z. Though sold for just 18 months, the 260Z debuted a 2+2 variant and gained improvements such as a rear anti-roll bar, firmer springs, a stronger steering rack, electronic ignition, a supplemental electric fuel pump, and an improved shifter mechanism. Output (now measured in net horsepower instead of gross) was 139 hp. and for the first time, U.S. buyers could opt for an automatic transmission. The 280ZX debuted in 1978. Shown here is a Japanese market 2+2. Photo courtesy Nissan Motor Corporation. In 1975, displacement grew again, this time by increasing the cylinder bore from 83.0 mm to 86.1 mm to yield 2,754 cc and the 280Z name. Fuel injection replaced carburetion, improving driveability and upping output to 149 hp and 163 lb-ft of torque, and U.S. buyers could opt for a five-speed manual transmission in addition to the four-speed manual and three-speed automatic. The car grew more luxurious during this period, too, with several special editions that foretold the car’s next evolution, as the S130 280ZX in 1978. Introduced in 1984, the 300ZX emphasized luxury over sport. Photo courtesy Nissan Motor Corporation. Nissan stayed the course with the Z car in the United States through 1996, when falling demand and a strengthening yen prompted the discontinuation of the Z32 300ZX. After teasing a new 240Z concept in 1998 and revising it for the 1999 auto show season, Nissan even kicked off a program selling refurbished 240Zs through selected dealers (with limited success), but in 2002, after a six-year absence, the Z returned to the showroom, this time as the 350Z. The Z32 platform 300ZX was sold in the U.S. market from 1990 to ’96. Photo courtesy Nissan Motor Corporation. Today, a 370Z remains in Nissan’s lineup, though falling sports car sales may once again doom the model to extinction. Even Mr. K, who died in 2015 at the age of 105, could not have predicted just how successful the model he guided through production was to become. The 2019 Hemmings Motor News Concours d’Elegance, taking place September 13-15 in Lake George, New York, will feature a class dedicated to the 1970-’73 240Z, 1974 260Z, 1975-’78 280Z, and 1979-’83 280ZX. We’re still actively seeking entries in the Datsun Z class, so if you’ve got a stock, concours-quality example and can attend, please contact either Kurt Ernst ( or Matthew Litwin ( Related calendar event - This article has been republished on with permission from Kurt Ernst from Hemmings Daily, a publication of Hemmings Motor News - Original article =
  15. Moving next month, so time to let go of some parts that I know will not be applicable with the direction the build is heading. All prices are negotiable. Listed prices do not include shipping. We will discuss once I can provide you an estimate. Please let me know if you have any questions and thanks for looking! I tried to give two pictures per item (pictures will follow in response). Prices are as follows. ECU x2: $70 each PENDING Rearview Mirror x2 (one in good condition, second needs refurbishing on rear side): $10/5 respectively ONE SOLD (good condition mirror) Datsun Horn Pad (scratches around bezel): $5 Coin Tray (good condition, has expected oxidation): $3 SOLD Antenna Assembly: $15 SOLD Dash Air Vent (finish peeling around adjustment lever): $10 Driver's Side Armrest, Black: $15 PENDING 1977/78 Tachometer: $60 1977/78 Complete Speedometer with sensor: $60 1977/78 Fuel Gauge/Volt Meter x2: $30 each BOTH SOLD Water Temp/Oil Temp x2 (One is '75/76, one is '77/78): $30 each Clock: $20 PENDING Turn Signal Actuator: $40 PENDING Lights/Wiper Actuator x2 (one 75/maybe 76, will confirm, other 77/78): $50 each Air/AC/Heater Control Mechanism: $15 Bosch Fuel Dampner: $50 Center Console Vent/Light Piece (w/ Floor and Fuel Indicators): $20 SOLD Interior Panel, Black, Rear Hatch Tail Light cover: $15 SOLD Wind Shield Wipers x2 (Chrome Pair and Black Pair): $5 per pair Interior Door Handle Chrome Brackets (minor oxidation): $10 for pair Exterior Front Fender Indicator Lights (amber): $15 PENDING Exterior Rear Fender Indicator Lights (red): $15 PENDING 4Spd Shift Knob (black leather green face, with spare face): $15 Emergency brake leather cover, Black: $5 SOLD Wiper motor: $5 SOLD Evap Canister (normal wear and tear): $3 SOLD Rubber Intake hose with connectors (confirming application, possible ZX): $5 Blower Assembly: $40 SOLD Mark Ten B CDI System (unused with all documents and packaging): $40 77/78 Front Door Cards, Black with Silver/Woodgrain (some minor peeling along ends with chrome) : $70 for pair PENDING Updated 9 Jan 10:00pm (EST). Thank you again! -Chris
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    Looking for these parts: Throttle lever and Knob 240z door springs -(springs only) Functional Volt Gauge Let me know if you have it and if so how much to buy it - shipping included- to San Jose California USA If you need parts, also let me know.. I have some misc. available.
  17. Up for sale is a 1974 Datsun 260z. Bought it two years ago with plans on fully rebuilding it to a period correct build. Like most stories, life got in the way and rather it go to someone that has the time and finances to get this automobile to proper running condition and be used. This is the best info I can give regarding the car.... Bought it from a man in Georgia and had it shipped up to NY. Original owner was in Tampa, Florida as per title history. 2nd owner rebuilt / refreshed engine to oem specs besides being bored out .20 over. Vehicle runs if you spray starter fluid on the intake. It is equipped with triple Weber carbs. Besides the usual maintenance that it will need, I believe it needs a bigger fuel pump, carb maintenance and reworking the throttle and choke cable. Otherwise, new tires and fluids. I don't see rust on the usual areas but I never got to dig around the car too much. Been busy working and never got to it. Now the business requires I pick up a truck, hence the car being up for sale. I can provide towing prices, just need an address. Vehicle is located in Oceanside, NY 11572. Best contact would be via email alex (at) Would like to get my initial money back, $8k for the car. Thanks!
  18. Found this over at Petrolicious, a very good read!! The Datsun Roadster: a truly overlooked gem in the grand scheme of classic, Japanese metal. When you think of Datsun, chances are you envision a 240Z, or a 510. The Roadster remains generally overshadowed. It is what I would call a niche car, and has cult followings comparable to those formed around other cars like the BMW Z3 M Coupe. This may seem like an odd comparison, but the two followings have much shared between them: members of these niches share the qualities of undying loyalty, an almost impossible amount of stored info and obscure facts, and a genuine, unwavering adoration for the cars. Read on by clicking link above...
  19. Just recently bought a 280z and was trying to get it up and running again but ran into a few problems. I'm getting no spark to the engine. I have replaced the ignition coil as the previous one did not carry resistance. Also the distributor rotor spins and the connections do not seem to be corroded. But still no spark to the engine. When hooking up a spark plug tester I'm getting no light which I am told means a ignition system issue. My last resort is purchasing an ignition control module but, ya know, it's expensive. Would like your guys' take on this. Any help is appreciated. And btw it cranks and everything. Nothing timing related, she's trying her hardest.
  20. 1982 Datsun/Nissan 280ZX. 102,000 miles. A true "survivor" car. Original paint, original interior with no rips, tears or cracks. Original engine. Absolutely NO RUST. Close to $8,000 invested less than 4K miles ago. New power antenna, new steering rack, new brakes (calipers and rotors), new belts and hoses, new fuel injectors, new shocks and struts, new rubber bushings, new power window motor (passenger side), new wiper blades, new battery, new windshield washer motor. Any electrical problems all repaired. Compression excellent on all cylinders (approximately 170#). This car has been well cared for - always garaged. Willing to provide paperwork from mechanic to verify all work done. Asking $10,500 OBO
  21. 1971 Datsun Z-Series 240Z On Ebay
  22. 1972 Datsun 240Z On Ebay
  23. Washington state I purchased this Z new in April 1978; original interior in excellent condition, original engine and drive train all working well. All gauges and controls work; paint is decent for being 40 years old, has some mostly coin sized rust spots but none in the wheel wells, foot wells or spare tire area. More info. at the CL listing, see link. 211k miles, price 13000 negotiable. CL listing:
  24. Hi guys. I just wrote a dashboard repair guide for my website,! Take a look and let me know what you think. Thanks! Mark
  25. Hi guys. Been a lurker here forever! Picked up a 74 last summer and haven’t had the time to sort it out. Anyone recommend a tech or mechanic in the LI or metro NY area? Car came with triple webbers but seem to be wired up or lined up wrong. If you spray starter fluid, she fires up and sounds pretty damn good. But the throttle and the choke seemed to have been routed at the same line by the previous owner 😑🤨. I own a business and really have not had any time to just sort out the damn thing. Any direction to a trustworthy guy that can take this job on would be much appreciated. -Alex