1970 datsun 240z how that stuff works

Datsun 240z restoration / construction

Hello

I'm currently making the difficult decision to buy a car, my dream has always been to drive something rare and maybe also unique, but I didn't want to buy it ready-made, I wanted to do it myself. The only problem is that I have no idea what will actually happen to me. I found an offer on the internet - a datsun 240z. The body has already been brought into tip top shape so far, that is, no rust spots, filled, welded etc. it also offers 2 motors with one, one of which is generally overhauled and has been tuned for performance.

That might not be a bad foundation for a beginner if the car wasn't completely screwed apart.

could a beginner be able to fix this car again? or is it really difficult and would take years?

would be nice if someone would give me some advice

mfg Smoke

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Buy the Haynes Manual for the 240Z. Everything is described step by step with pictures. I'm currently also looking for a copy, but I've almost come to terms with not finding a decent Fairlady on the European market.

If you want I can send you the ISBN of the Haynes manual.

electronics and such? because i think that it would be the biggest problem? how long would it take to screw such a disassembled car back together? there are certainly also light and difficult cars, how is the 240z constructed?

yes would be net if you can write me the isbn. is the book english?

I hope I have perhaps found a contact person with you :) how is that for example with window rubbers or something, do you get something new or are other rubbers universally applicable?

Hello,

With a repair manual ... that should be doable even for a beginner. The biggest problem with these cars is the bodywork ... otherwise the 240Z basically has "farmer technology ... so everything is mostly very simple. If you know the assignment of the wiring harness ... that shouldn't be a big problem either. The only problem that I see is simply ... you cannot easily determine whether the engine, transmission, etc., etc. are really in order. And you also urgently need to determine whether the parts are present, which are extremely important in this car difficult or possibly impossible to find, because THAT is the decisive factor. The jigsaw puzzle, when you know exactly what belongs where ... with the right tools, is no longer the big problem.

MFG Kester

Supplying parts is actually not a problem.

After all, it was the most built sports car in the world.

There are heaps of them in the USA, Australia and Japan. Since the whole thing is based on the Nissan modular principle, you can also take many parts from other models. Also from later.

With the engine there are combinations of up to 3.1 liters.

The only problem is that the car has never caught on in Europe. But there are too many on the American and Australian markets.

I'll send you ISBN by mail

Hello,

That there are X dealers in the USA ... nice for you: D That doesn't reduce the problem ... to get the appropriate parts.

And in many ways ... some parts logically correspond to the market-specific regulations, e.g. lighting. Second, there is a "quick" availability problem. For example, I'll call me today, the part will be there tomorrow ... if you order the parts in the USA or anywhere else ... it can take up to 6 weeks until the part is there, in addition to the part costs, there are transport costs and customs as well Tax on it. For these reasons, many parts dealers in the USA do not even deliver to the EU or insist on large purchase quantities. Third ... you buy parts from someone you don't know and, above all, who you can not recourse under guarantee or warranty, fourth ... even with the 240Z there will be parts that have been changed in the course of production ... like do you arrange the exchange, if you have received the wrong part etc.pp.

So really WITHOUT the thing is absolutely not there. But also one of the few problematic points on this car that I even see when the body is harmless.

MFG Kester

It often depends on small decorative strips or trim parts that you cannot get hold of, if you want to do it right, it is precisely these small details that you should take into account;)

mfg Andy

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Originally written by Rotherbach

Hello,

That there are X dealers in the USA ... nice for you: D That doesn't reduce the problem ... to get the appropriate parts.

And that from many different perspectives ... some parts logically correspond to the market-specific regulations, e.g. lighting. Second, there is a "quick" availability problem. For example, I call me today, the part will be there tomorrow ... if you order the parts in the USA or anywhere else ... it can take up to 6 weeks until the part is there, in addition to the part costs, there are also transport costs and customs Tax on it. For these reasons, many parts dealers in the USA do not even deliver to the EU or insist on large purchase quantities. Third ... you buy parts from someone you don't know and, above all, who you cannot take recourse against in terms of guarantee or warranty, fourth ... even with the 240Z there will be parts that have been changed in the course of production ... like do you arrange the exchange, if you have received the wrong part etc.pp.

So really WITHOUT the thing is absolutely not there. But also one of the few problematic points on this car that I even see when the body is harmless.

MFG Kester

Then there is only one. Every year a vacation in Japan :-)

Hello, I might have what you are looking for, a Datsun 240 Z, Bouwyear 1970, yellow with Wolfrace rims. It used to be my hobby but due to illness and age it was no longer practicable. I also have a 240Z from 1971 in orange, a convertible Fairlady 1600 Ghia, built in 1966. Silver with red trim. This is a one-time vehicle. Because another Fairlady 2000 built in 1969, dark blue and a really fast car. The last one is an original Fairlady 2000 renwagen which, according to the information, only 4 pieces should be built. 2 pieces are said to have run on the SafariRalley in Africa and 2 were replacement cars. I don't know which of the two I have, but I think one of the replacement cars. As I said, I am sick and too old to deal with my cars and now I want to sell. The cars are in my summer cottage in Belgium. If you are interested, please contact me. My e-mail address is: [email protected] or search for huisjerozenhof on Skype.

With friendly greetings,

Alan Spendlove.