• 240Z: More documents arrived (Introduction Bulletins)

    Documents… Again… Well yeah – i think i have an addiction 🙂 After months of searching them, i finally found a set of S30 Chassis “introduction” Bulletins. They contain some nice information about changes made over the years and the various market versions and options. The “modification” Manuals are very similar and tell about the different modifications made and possible to the different years of cars: Then i got an 1979 Datsun (Suisse) SA Pricelist along with a catalog, from (i believe) the same year. This means i have now at least a set from the late 70ies And one more pricelist in my collection the Swiss 260Z / 2+2…

  • EK9: General Check

    In a few weeks i have to bring the EK9 for the bi-annual check at the local government checkpoint (aka Shaken / MOT), so i decided to better have a look if everything is correct. Aside from the usual wear and tear (which is just a sign it still gets used as it was built to do) Everything seemed pretty good… what looks like rust on the exhaust is mostly dirt that got baked-in due to the heat. I have a little project to clean the seat belt retractor and upper buckles, since the seat belts do not retract nicely with the usual tension anymore (but they still work ok),…

  • 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: Anniversary Badges, Stickers, Jo-Jo and chassis cleaned out

    Today i got some cool parts from my Man Stev, in exchange for a few documents: First of all a Datsun Jo-jo, which i haven’t seen yet and must have been some advertising item back in the days: Then those 50th Annversary Badges in blue and red. I know there is a black vesrion too and a special one for the 300ZX 50th anniversary edition, but these ones ar e different and i’m not sure if they’re made for a specific car model, or just a geunine nissan item for any car? Anyhow i really like them, complete with original packing, mounting materials and installation instructions: Then got the yellow…

  • GARAGE: Version 1.5: New shelves and other stuff in

    Soooo, time for an Update on the Garage.  I’m working on Garage version 1.5. Not because i really planned to do so, but because of lucky circumstances i got hands on some neat stuff which now needs installation and relocation of a few things. Aside from the big neon sign which needs a bit of extra-wiring to have it actuated with the light-switch, my company was parting out again. I missed the big auction where they sold off the complete assembly line stuff for cheap, but at the end it was luck, because it probably saved me a lot of money 😀 but even better so, the parts they didn’t…

  • 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: Back from the blaster & primered

    Today i got the delivery from the guys at Sandstrahlen-plus.ch which i can really recommend if you’re in switzerland… They had my complete chassis blasted (except the roof and a few areas i will replace anyway) and primered. The job is very nice if you ask me and it looks so much better with all the car in one colour, rather than twelve different layers of primer, bondo, paint, rust protection, etc.. in various states… Remember, this is how it looked a few weeks ago… Luckily the process didn’t reveal any new problems, only the bad repairs of yesteryear and the rusty spots i already new and have replacement panels…

  • 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: Complete chassis blasted

    Slightly delayed because of holday season and the current COVID situation, but i just got some pictures from the blaster, and a note that the chassis is done. They blasted the whole car with non abrasive plastic media, which doesnt warp big thin surfaces. Where abrasives were needed, they added a bit of sand to remove rust and bondo (partially). The sticker underbody protecting-stuff was removed by dry-ice blasting… You can clearly see the many repairs on the inner front fender and Air channel and the ton of bondo remaining on the LH rear quarter. Luckily the engine bay looks nice at the first view, but i have to inspect…