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    Mitx's 1973 french market 240z

    Hello to everyone from Switzerland,


    It's not the first time I read your forum which I really like , especially Kev's hakosuka thread. I decided to sign in to reply to another new member from Switzerland JDMjunkies.ch and though I could also show you my baby.

    It's a 1973 240z that I imported from the dry south of France. Being a european model, it comes with a five speed gearbox. It still has the original engine with about 109000km.

    What else? It's a work on progress but I drive it regularly, It needs a new paint, and to change suspension parts, and later to overhaul the engine

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    now pictures taken on the road to Le Mans Classic 2010:







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    I like the way white looks on any nostalgic, nice Z Mitx

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    wow, mate, love your Z! it's almost what i want to do with mine: Black rear spoiler, black fender mirrors, white paint...

    fantastic car - simple, clean, beautiful!!

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    Re: Mitx 240z

    the last mod: new wheels:



    Now it needs to be lowered. It's never ending project

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    Re: Mitx 240z

    long waited updates

    Because of this during this very cold winter I worked very slowly on the suspension. I sandblasted every parts and coated them with an epoxy paint for chassis.



    These are the shorter springs (black) I am going to use, compared to the original euro springs.

    They come from MJP eastern auto in UK and should lower the car 38mm and are adapted to the european Z which have different spring platform than american Z. I learned this when I bought Eibach lowering spring and it didn't lower at all my car.

    I then made my version of the RT mount using an old engine mount:



    I also made a tool like in the service manual to torque the suspension strut. I insert two bolts in the small holes to hold the two parts together.




    I ordered a complete polyurethane bushing kit from MSA specifying that I needed 22mm and 20mm bushing for the standard sway bar that come on the European model. I received the good part for the rear but for the front the only thing they have is the 21mm bushing for the 280zx and it doesn't fit. So I ended ordering this for the front:
    http://www.energysuspensionparts.com/pr ... rod=9.5126

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    Re: Mitx 240z

    I also made a rear strut bar:

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    Re: Mitx 240z

    Nice S30! Looks great in white, the only thing I'm not feeling is the headlight covers

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    Re: Mitx's 1973 french market 240z

    Nice French 240Z in Switzerland... That's crazy you're in the town my family's from... PM sent.

    -e

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    Re: Mitx's 1973 french market 240z

    great work, as usual - love the tool you made :tu: :tu:

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