Wow, thing's progressing here, every day i learn so much about the Z - it's amazing
1) I started to remove the heater core today, but i got some kind of bad Pain in my neck so after probably 15 minutes i had to stop the work. anyway, the heater core is loose but i need to unbolt the two hoses before i can get out the whole heating / venting system out of my car. then the most of the interieur is luckily out
sadly i forgot to make pictures today...
2) i was abit afraid of the fact that i probably couldn't be able to do most of my work at home, because i have no car lift and no special tools in my garage. but after reading david Lovett's amazing S30Z build thread (http://sites.google.com/site/nakazoto/current-cars/1971-s30-nissan-fairlady-z/s30-page-1
) for the second time i was pretty sure i will somehow be able to strip the whole car including engine and subframes in my garage. maybe not as easy as in a professional garage, but i think it will work with the help of some friends
3) Thanks to the input of Member HS30-H in my JNC Build thread i was able to find out my car is acutally a rare swiss market car, not an imported US-Model. cool
How i know this? On the glove box liner there are three japanese katakana characters (ス イ ス
, see here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katakana
) which means Su-I-Su and stands for Suisse, see here:
that's his input:
As a 'Suisse' market car, you will find that it has many similarities with the north American market 'HLS30'-prefixed models, but also many differences. I would expect a nice close ratio 5-speed transmission ( FS5C71-A judging from your photos ) and a 3.9:1 Diff ratio. It will also have stiffer springing, damping and ARBs than the north American market versions, and a faster steering rack ratio too. It's a rare model of '240Z', and worth appreciating it for that.
Actually my engraved Serial number is: HLS30-56801 and yeah, i have a 5-speed manual gearbox. And of course another difference to the US-Model is the different front end with higher and smaller turn signals
Now i know so much more about my car. thanks HS-30H you know really a lot
Hopefully my neck will be better again on saturday so i can contine with the heating system and start deconstructing the body