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 Post subject: Re: Project S30Z (my Swiss Datsun 240Z 1972)
PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:48 am 
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thats not the speed sensor thats your clutch slave cilinder.

15 grand in euro's?

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 Post subject: Re: Project S30Z (my Swiss Datsun 240Z 1972)
PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:45 am 
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*lol* of course your right eric - what was i thinking when i wrote this? :oops:


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 Post subject: Re: Project S30Z (my Swiss Datsun 240Z 1972)
PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 12:18 am 
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A while ago, the famous JDM legends shop had a contest on their facebook page and, well, i won it :)
Today a package from USA arrived with a nice JDMlegends Tee and a few stickers, which i will proudly put on my car once it's done. Great! And big thanks to Eric and Ryan over at JDMlegends!
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 Post subject: Re: Project S30Z (my Swiss Datsun 240Z 1972)
PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 1:02 am 
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First the bad news: I've planned to get a lot of work done this week due to swiss labour day and so on, but of course i had to get a damn cold exactly during this time so i'm currently lying in my bed with fever and other uncool stuff...

Now to the good news: I made a few phone calls around the country to different registration stations and Authorities and this led me back to the original car's documents which i - 50 bucks later - got an original copy from now. This will alow me to get the car registered when it's done. great - my car has documents :D
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 Post subject: Re: Project S30Z (my Swiss Datsun 240Z 1972)
PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 3:57 am 
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Fantastic news. Am I right in saying you really can't do anything with the car unless you have the documentation?

Now that you have that...let the good times roll!!

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 Post subject: Re: Project S30Z (my Swiss Datsun 240Z 1972)
PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 4:27 am 
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Datsun style wrote:
Fantastic news. Am I right in saying you really can't do anything with the car unless you have the documentation?
you can do everything, except registering and driving it :lol:

This is a copy of the (canceled) last registration document which is needed to get a new car document / registration once the car is done. so yearh - you're right. without this document i can't do that much with the car. So this just motivates me even more to push the project when im healed again :D

Also the document contains a lot of information like it was first registered in March 1972 here in switzerland (like my other Z :D), it's original colour is black and the last owner was a Lady which de-registered the car in 1986, so it hasn't been registered and regulary driven in over 27 years! that explains the low mileage :tu:

This helps me to understand the history of the car and i even might contact the last owner (that lady) to ask her about the car's history and maybe even some pictures :)


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 Post subject: Re: Project S30Z (my Swiss Datsun 240Z 1972)
PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 7:32 am 
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I still have a damn flu, but somehow it got so boring laying around in front of the tv - i just had to get something done. so i went to the garage and started with no special goal in my mind. Seems like sometimes it's the best to work without pressure :)

1) Got the clutch slave cylinder out after i had it soaked in WD40 for a few days:
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2) Next was the Fuel pump to be removed:
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3) jacked up the front end and put it on jackstands and prepared the engine hoist / Lifter:
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4) removed the engine mount-bolts and lifter the L24 out with no problems :)
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Big hole here :D
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5) put the engine on an old tire because it's a great way to store engines :D
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next step will be the dashboard i think. it's coming along again :)


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 Post subject: Re: Project S30Z (my Swiss Datsun 240Z 1972)
PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 11:34 pm 
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Always nice to something that makes progress feel like its flying along. Glad to see you got the clutch slave out


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 Post subject: Re: Project S30Z (my Swiss Datsun 240Z 1972)
PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 11:13 am 
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We have a day off here in switzerland so i spent an hour at the garage and removed the transmission:
1) Jacked up the rear end and put it on jackstands so i was able to unbolt the driveshaft:
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2) Unbolted the driveshaft from the transmission and unbolted the transmission mount. and out it came:
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and out of the car it is :)
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also started to uninstall the fuel tank but have to drain it first :D


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 Post subject: Re: Project S30Z (my Swiss Datsun 240Z 1972)
PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 10:31 am 

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Been enjoying reading this thread :)

Funnily enough I won the JDM Legends FB contest too, and got everything you got! Woo!

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 Post subject: Re: Project S30Z (my Swiss Datsun 240Z 1972)
PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 11:29 am 
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@ simon: THanks mate! Haha that's wierd. probably they had just too much stuff to give away :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Project S30Z (my Swiss Datsun 240Z 1972)
PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:44 am 
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Finally winter is gone (well yeah, in June!!) and summer arrived so motivation and weather is back to get some stuff done.
Worked with the fuel tank today:
Removed the Fuel lock thingy:
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And all the hoses and stuff connected to the tank:
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and after an hour of work i finally got it out:
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also started at some other areas but need to soak a few bits in WD40 before i'm able to remove them completely, see next update :D

And yeah, had birthday last week and my good friend danny amazingly bought me this Nürburgring gift box which includes a Caterham drift training workshop at the Nürburgring as a gift. Damn - this will be fun :)
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 Post subject: Re: Project S30Z (my Swiss Datsun 240Z 1972)
PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:32 pm 
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Cool pressie!
Do want!

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 Post subject: Re: Project S30Z (my Swiss Datsun 240Z 1972)
PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:55 am 
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Spent two hours at the garage today and got a lot of stuff done:
1) finally got the stuck scews at the trunk lid out:
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2) Then started to prepare for the dashboard removal, so started with the glove box first.
On the glove box liner there are three japanese katakana characters (ス イ ス) which means Su-I-Su and stands for Suisse. So this is the proof it's a swiss market car and not an import vehicle:
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and out the glove box lid is:
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3) then removed the steering rack coupler:
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which finally allowed me to remove the complete steering column :-)
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 Post subject: Re: Project S30Z (my Swiss Datsun 240Z 1972)
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 12:58 pm 
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Spent some time in the garage today and had some nice progress:
1) Removed the wiper motor and windshield squirter stuff:
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2) next adress was starting preparation of the dashboard removal, so started with the wiring stuff, and screws, dashboard is loose now but still need to disconnect a few wires and the speedometer-cable, etc..
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Oh and also removed the shifter boot *lol*:
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this is how i ended up today:
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 Post subject: Re: Project S30Z (my Swiss Datsun 240Z 1972)
PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 12:38 pm 
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Had a little time with the fairlady again today and after an hour of disconnecting cables, wires and hoses i finally got the dashboard out:
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here it is:
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and had some time left so i also removed the blower and started to remove the heater:
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 Post subject: Re: Project S30Z (my Swiss Datsun 240Z 1972)
PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:32 am 
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At this point i have to thank my big friends Manuel and Stefan for the non-stop support of my project! Big thanks, guys!
They lately went to Japan and visited some shops (Kakimoto, Rubber-soul, Rocky Auto, NISMO,..) and thought they'd bring something for me. So at one point i got a message they bought some cool stuff for me. and finally today a package showed up in my mailbox and i can't be happier:
1) a geniuine G-Works Magazine (S30Z Fairlady special Nr.2 (I already Own Nr1 :D)):
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It's like the HyperRev magazine for classics. Lot of parts information, Links,...
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Detailed description of mechanics and stuff... Kind of the Holy bible for tuners and fans :)
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And then they also bought me this pretty heavy Metal Fairlady Z Emblem, brand new and pure bling. Absolutely love it! Thanks again guys, can't thank you enough :)
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 Post subject: Re: Project S30Z (my Swiss Datsun 240Z 1972)
PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 11:45 am 
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Had some nice progress today:
1) Removed the chrome drip rails:
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2) Then the side windows:
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3) and last but not least the Heater core with the heater controls:
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Seems like it's coming along, i'm pretty happy with today's progress :)
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that's how Nr.2 looks now :)
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 Post subject: Re: Project S30Z (my Swiss Datsun 240Z 1972)
PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:18 am 
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Well hello there :D People keep asking me what's going on and you might have noticed i'm currently working hard on finishing my EK9 project. But anyway, this is what happend with the 240Z's lately:
First a friend told me about a great retored 240Z body in germany. took ma a while to get in touch with the owner:
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what looked to be a great deal first turned out to be an US-imported model with a weird badly executed widebody conversion with modifaight taillights (even worse than my white shell). so it's useless to me. Too sad.
Then found another car for a reasonable price which was sold in germany but then i figured out the ad on Autoscout was a scam and some people tried to trick me sending them some money. i'm happy i was smar enough and didn't get fooled :)
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So why am im telling you this? I thought having a cheap good shell istead of restoring mine would make everything faster and cheaper. but turned out this option seemed to be a bit of a dream. so i think i'll just proceed with my initial project after this little dream-break :D Watch out for news soon :D


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 Post subject: Re: Project S30Z (my Swiss Datsun 240Z 1972)
PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 2:54 pm 

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how did you remove the chrome moldings? I attempted to remove mine but slowly started kinking it


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