• 240Z: Hollow parts sealing Schematic

    Thanks to Daniel, i got this Schematic of a (now defunct) company that makes hollow area sealing (Dinitrol), which is now not used anymore, i guess. Nevertheless, they also made a schematic on how to apply it on the 240Z, and i thought i share this information with you, since it’s rare and interesting. I definitely recommend to do t his type of work on your chassis, if you want to prevent inside rusting in hollow areas like the frame rails or air channels. If you open this areas anyway for welding or replacement, it makes even more sense to protect these areas before closing it again. But i recommend…

  • 240Z: A lot of Documents arrived

    Thanks to Covid-related home-office and the fact i save an hour of driving from and to my office everyday, it seems like i have too much free time to search for Datsun related stuff… Therefore i’ve collected a lot of cool documents lately. The first delivery consists of a lot of Colour sample charts, many marked as “For europe”. Unfortunately not Z-related, but they came for free with the rest and they’re cool nontheless… Then i’ve got the L6 service Manual in German, which might come in handy for me, since it’s my native language… That “Technical Training” Paper folder contains an empty Sample of a warranty report (from one…

  • 240Z: Datsun / Nissan Motorsports schematic catalogues (free download)

    Over the last days i got a few interesting documents. The old version (left), called the “Datsun Competition parts schematic catalog”, which is a copy from a scanned version i got, and the new version (right), Nissan Motorsports Schematic Catalog (Nissan Part No. 99996-M8015), which is a printed original one… They’re basically exploded views and spare-parts catalogues of optional Competition parts for the american market. You’ll find MK63 brakes, solex / Mikuni Carbs, R190 Differentials, 5-speed manual transmissions and much more inside, which cannot be found in the (american market) Factory Service Manual of the standard car. Here is the content of the old version: Click the following link to…

  • 240Z: Datsun Switzerland Pricelists 1969-1979 (Full Download)

    I’ve collected various Datsun Switzerland dealer price lists from 1969 to 1979. Some of them are very rarely seen, and some or more common. Since it’s important in some cases (for collector cars insurrance, for e.g.), i decided to scan them and put them here for your useage. As you can see the format and style changed a few times over the years. Unfortunately a few are still missing (particulary 1967, 1968, 1970 and 1974). If you have any of those, please let me know! I will definitely update this post when i find missing ones… Since this website is about the S30Z chassis cars and the early years of…

  • 240Z: The guide to 240Z Sumitomo MK63 / FIA / Competition / NISMO Brakes

    My knowledge post this time is about the optional Sumitomo “MK63” / FIA / Nismo brakes. I chose this topic, because people often contact me to ask about these, and i thought it might be helpful to some of you. This post is focussing on the Nissan / Datsun S30 chassis Sumitomo MK63 brakes, but there is also a lot of useful information for other MK63 users / owners. I put this post together over a course of three years, spent countless hours on this and tried my very best to get all information from trustworthy and official sources, but as usual i cannot guarantee that all information is 100%…

  • 240Z: Factory Transmissions knowledge, overview, Options and Specs

    Here we go with another knowledge post. This time: Transmission. I collected A LOT of information about transmissions over the past few months and put them all together into one single post. Much information is floating around the internet but it’s tricky to puzzle it all together if you’re new to the topic, keep the overview and sort out the wrong information. Especially if you don’t have all the official documents on hand to double check it. Picture below shows F4W71A Transmission, Picture from the 1970 FSM: The purpose of this post is to cover the – not so commonly – available information for the European 5-speed Manual transmission, used…

  • 240Z: Datsun (Suisse) SA Information Brochure & 1400 Leaflet

    Finding historic Information on the Nissan Motor corporation¬† Japan and USA is relatively easy, since there are archives full of information and a lot of books around it. Finding specific information on smaller countries history regarding the “Datsun” Brand is a bit trickier… So when i found an old Swiss information document for sale on a local website, i had to get it. From Todays point of view it’s fairly funky with it’s cut-off titles and different fonts used throughout the document. PS, full document for download at the end. It is an information brochure to the new customers advertising the efforts and advantages of the relatively young Datsun (suisse)…

  • 240Z: Optional Passenger Footrest knowledge

    Just a little update on the passenger Footrest i obtained just a few weeks ago from the interwebs. It gathered some interest by some people over at classiczcars and i got some inputs which i’d like to share with you. 1) Some people pointed out that there’s at least a second version of that footrest, on which the “feet” are facing the same direction (vs mine who has the feet in different directions): This is how it looks installed on Kats January 1970 Z432: To reinforce the floor he added big washers to the floorpans: User Scotta pointed out that later cars came with pre-reinforced floorpans in that area, as…

  • 240Z: Nissan Sports and rallye Transmission Manual

    On my task to update my transmission guide with some missing information and correct some wrong data (still need to get that done) i figured out there was a book called “Nissan Sports and Rallye Transmission Manual” from Nissan Japan. It contains a lot of background information (it’s not a service manual) about the optional Transmissions used in various Nissan / Datsun cars over the time, including the early and late 5-Speed transmissions used in the S30 Chassis. After unsuccessfully reaching out to a few people who did not want to share their knowledge, and after missing a Yahoo auction for an original printed version of it for just an…

  • 240Z: Rear hatch window investigation, Race & Rallye magazine

    Time for another update. I lately stumbled on the Nissan / Datsun USA Technical service bulletin about the change of the hatch window rear defroster lines from Vertical to horizontal: Since i had been wondering why my cars (which were built close together) came with two different types of windows, which i figoured out lately, it cought my interest and i started to look closer. Car 1. SNR:¬† HLS30-56801came with old horizontal lines. Registered in March 1972 Car 2. SNR: HLS30-59660 came with Vertical lines.Registered in May 1972 Strange enough, the SNR of my (European spec) cars are one Digit shorter than the ones mentioned in (American) Service bulletin. Both…