'71 240Z

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'71 240Z

Postby classicdat » Sun Nov 03, 2013 9:16 am

Now that the Blue 240 has been on a few Cruises, it is probably time I gave it a thread of it's own.
Scary to think how long I have had this now. When I bought it it was a much loved car that the owner had had for 20+ years. It had been well maintained and was generally in good condition, with the need of a little freshening. The previous owner had made their mark on the car with several "improvements". I have steadily worked on making my mark on the car, the first improvement I made was to remove the 15x8 rims and Balloon tyres and fitting Factory 14" Alloys. (with factory sized Balloon tyres :D )
About 15 year earlier the engine had cried enough and as was the custom of the day was binned in favour of a second hand Japanese import motor, many phone calls and hunting around the Eastern North Island later and I was able to secure the original engine.
At my first sight of the engine, on it's arrival in Christchurch, it was obvious it had been sitting uncovered outside for 15 years, no manifolds, no turn, it was seized solid, had all this hunting been for nought?
The top end was beyond repair, the reason it was binned appeared to be oil starvation, the cam was worn away, valves were all seized and guides broken. On removing the head the story didn't get much better, it looked like the worms had been at it and the bores were in an advanced stage of decay.
The rebuild had began. After many hours at the machine shop I had an engine block I could work with. By this time I had sourced the front metal work to replace the one piece front air dam, along with original seats to fit in place of the after market ones.
For an already tidy body the panel man found heaps to keep himself amused, at my expense, but the end result I am more than happy with. All badges are now present and correct, it was now time to move attention to the interior.
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'71 240Z

Postby torqued » Sun Nov 03, 2013 9:27 am

This and Braseys Z looked so sweet parked up next to year other.

Seeing it in the flesh it certainly shows it has had such a "looked" after life.
Very Sweet Z
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Re: '71 240Z

Postby classicdat » Sun Nov 03, 2013 11:31 pm

Thanx Adam, just a few things left to do to get it to where I want it to be. But really enjoying driving it, was great to get out on the open road with the club. They are such a fun car.
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Re: '71 240Z

Postby M spec » Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:46 am

Its a great looking Z. I have always admired it.

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Re: '71 240Z

Postby classicdat » Mon Nov 04, 2013 4:59 pm

I take that as a compliment, I have always loved yours. Maybe we should sort a deal. :P
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Re: '71 240Z

Postby DatsunPY » Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:25 pm

Very nice indeed!! :thumbsup:


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