Today i managed to find something nice and rare. Something i have been looking for for quite a while and recently one popped up for sale:
An original Nissan “two-button” Rallye clock including the oscillator box in excellent shape:
For those who don’t know: The Rallye clock was Standard in some japanese cars, and also available as a dealer option over there. In other countries (USA for e.g.) the rallye clock was sold in the “competition” catalogues as an option as well:
There were two versions. the early one (up to July 1973) with two buttons, and the later version with one button:
On this page you can find some additional information about the different (here three) versions: https://zclocks.com/rally-clock-identification
I tried to look up the japanese parts manual to see in which japanese model variants it was originally installed, but the designation “D-S30” didn’t really make me unerstand which cars those came from.
It’s not even in the drawings in the parts manual. At least not in the ones i have.
But luckily you can find this information in the Japanese Version sales brochure where all the interieur versions are listed.
So it turns out it was a standard item in the ZG, Z-L and 240Z-L versions. L stands for “Luxury” and this means the rallye clock was a standard item in the “upmarket” versions.
The Z432 isn’t listed specifically in this overview, but since it’s the most “sporty” version of the car, i guess it got the clock as well as a standard item:
According to Gavin (see comments),
That’s basically correct, the luxury version of Z-L, 240Z-L and including 240ZG and 432 came with the rally clock. The 432-R was a no clock option car. :).
I know that somewhere in some japanese manual, you can find where to install this rallye clock in the car and that the RHD cars have a designated set of holes to install the oscillator box.
I guess these holes are missing on the LHD cars, but i yet have to find out, when the car is back.
While looking for that information, i found the following user manual and specification of power consuption etc of the clock in the japanese FairladyZ introduction service shuho booklet instead:
When i come across some more information, i might make a specialized blog post about it, but for now, this has to do the job