EK9: Paintshop preparation
So. the 240Z project has gained a bit of speed again, so it’s time to also take care about my beloved EK9 before summer sason starts. I’m going to send it to the paintshop nect week. so i decided to remove the under panel again for some easyier access for them. Once you have installed the brackets, it’s only five bolts to install / Remove this panel, so that’s really great. The main reason is this nasty paint chip on the front lip, which you can see from far away: But i also thought it might be worth to take care of some other battle scars: And stone chips: While…
240Z: A set of seats and some more parts
A few weeks ago i saw a set of 240Z factory seats for sale locally. I put a bid on them because i thought they’re in better condition then the ones i had, or i could use them as parts donors or sell them again if not needed. I didn’t expect to win the auction but well i did.. so today i went to pick them up from a nice bloke: The seats are used, but generally in nice condition. Perfect for a refurbish: I asked the seller if he maybe had some more parts, and he said he sold his Z approx 20 years ago and is cleaning out…
240Z: Chassis straightening, loads of small parts delivery
Today i have some very good news, some not so good ones and then some good ones again. The very good news: The bodyshop started working on the car in full force. And they seem way more professional than the previos one. Not that he was really bad or so, but you see those guys have a different approach of working. Before they even plugged in the welder, they decided to measure through the entire chassis and compare them to the original drawings and check if everything is straight. And now the bad news. It seems it’s not. According to them, it once got a hit front left, and the…
240Z: Body panels delivery to the bodyshop and next steps discussion
Soo, on friday i got a call from my bodyshop that they want to start work ASAP, because they have already an epxensive Pre-WW Bentley scheduled for fall and want to complete mine until then. So how am i to turn them down? I prepared all my bodypanels in stock, and also made an inventory to make sure nothing gets lost. it seems that not much of the original metal will be left at the end. but honestly, i give them many items just as reference or for “in case” I packed everything into my In-law’s transport bus And spent quite some time at the bodyshop to discuss some details.…
240Z: EU R-Drive Parts manual + LH Wheel tub in and more
Soo. today i have some big news. but let’s start with the usual deliveries: 1) Something i’ve been searching for a while now. Well Actually i’m looking for the LHD L-Drive but this is the closest i found so far: an UK R-Drive manual: For those who don’t know the L-Drive / R-drive is a Parts manual folder, but due to it’s size it has the most detailed drawings and some additional informatino which is difficult to see or not existent in the microfiches, parts booklets etc. So my experience is that these are the most detailed parts books availabe (outside of NMC of course): Looks like your usual parts…
240Z: A rare competition adjustable 240Z Suspension for sale?
Recently a friend asked me if this suspension which he found for sale in Japan could be the real deal? But let’s start at the beginning. Those who know my Suspension knowledge post (i have a bigger update on that planned soon), might know that Nissan / Datsun sold a set of adjustable “Competition” / “racing” / “Sports option” suspension kit: I don’t think they ever sold many of those and so they are extremely rare to see these days. so when the set from the first picture showed up, we had to investigate. The sales ad says it’s for the S30Z but the seller is not even sure. He…
240Z: M-speed competition miror, Air vent intakes and Posters
I’ve been collecting parts here and there again lately, and a few weeks ago i got this Mspeed Japan NISMO competition / racing mirror replica: There are two versions and this is the “solid” one: It uses the original stalks to install it in the car. here’s a comparison of all my mirrors: 1x OEM IKI, 1x OEM Everwing, 1x Mspeed Racing: You can seen the original ones were quite worn: So i gave them a little cleanup and a plastic refresher rub: Here’s the other side of the competition / racing mirror replica: Then i got a set of 240Z Air intake vent pieces. those who go right from…
240Z: Details about a 240Z Rallye fuel injection “experimental” setup
Some of you more geeky readers might know that Nissan used to experiment with some electric fuel injection system in some of their works rallye cars. I’m no expert by any means, but i recently stumbled on this article of some guy who found an original set, and thought it might be interesting for some of the readers. Click to enlarge the pictures for full size view Here’s a photo from the very control box in the Datsun 240Z at the 1973 monte carlo rallye with the Drivers Tony Fall and Paul ester (Picture Jos van der Aart). Note the tape on the knobs to protect the drivers from changing…
OTHER: Vintage Datsun sticker load delivery
Over the last couple of days, i found a few interesting and some more-or-less rare vintage datsun stickers for sale in switzerland, which i naturally had to get. Some of them are quite regularly sold, but came in a lot, so i had to get all of them. I will try to sell some of the doubles i have. Some of them are new to me and i’ve never seen them before, like the one i got here, on the right side. Datsun Switzerland usually gave a sticker with all new cars, to put on the inside of the window, but i realized the one i’ve got today is slightly…
EVENT: Japanclassic 21.05.2023 – New location!
Save the date! The “Japaner Young and Oldtimertreffen” goes into the 13th round. On the 21.05.2023 it will happen, this time in a new (but not so far away) location. The Meilenstein location seems really cool. i’m excited to be there. I’m also thinking about making a small booth to sell some random stuff i have laying around. Anyway. If you like or own japanese classic cars, THIS is the one event to join in switzerland. Click here for the official facebook page or go to Japanclassic.ch for more details. Here are some pictures from 2020 and here some more from 2019 2018 photos 2017 photos See you there.