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Old 03-11-2014, 05:04 PM
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its finally happened........... 240z (Moderated)

It is with great pleasure that I introduce you to my new project, a Datsun 240z. This car has been on my list of cars to own for ages!

I logged onto a Z forum on Saturday night with the intention of putting my 350z up for sale (thread was created here, but never got round to it on the other site) and came across a for sale ad for a RHD Datsun 240z. It was late so sent a quick text message to confirm car was available and that I would call the next day. It was :eyebrows: Called the owner, had a good chat about the car and about 20 minutes later missus and I were in the GTR on our way from Surrey to Blackpool to view the car - 270 miles one way.

A long trip, but well worth it!! The car needs a good clean, some cosmetic work doing and the carbs need a tune up, but the car has been used on a regular(ish) basis and the owner is great!! Z nutter for over 20 years and such a nice guy. Spent about an hour and a half going over the car, going for a drive, chatting about this car and his many other 240z (he has owned a few). Left a deposit and started the long trip home, which did not go well...... but all I can think of today, is the 240z!! Need to arrange collection and transportation of it today.

The list of things to do is:-
1. Get the car down home
2. Get the carbs tuned and exhaust manifold gasket needs to be changed
3. Enjoy the car for a little, before the cosmetic works gets started.... not sure on how I am going to do this, might be a complete strip down and respray

Here is a quick teaser:-
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Old 03-11-2014, 05:09 PM
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Hi there fella. Congratulations on getting a great car and keeping it on hhere.
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Old 03-11-2014, 05:13 PM
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Well done. Good luck with the project and I envy your collection :-)

On a side note, if you haven't collected it yet, perhaps think about the carb and associated work to be performed by a Z experience mechanic uuuup norf ? Unless you are handy with the spanners and know of decent carb tuners down south ? Most RR's now days can not cope with tuning carbs etc
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Old 03-11-2014, 05:20 PM
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Thanks

Who can you recommend uuup norff or down south for that matter?
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Old 03-11-2014, 05:35 PM
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My suggestion is to speak to Brian ( vendor) who has had many zeds over the years. I suspect he will know of persons in the vicinity who can strip/rebuild/tune the carbs on your behalf. Down south there are mixed reviews about the capability of RR's that are happy and like to workon carbs.

Remember these cars are 40+ years old and may have different combination of carbs installed by former owners - are they factory? modified SU's etc

There are a few threads on the forum about local south east Rolling roads etc so

Hopefully those with more knowledge on this will be here shortly :-)
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Old 03-11-2014, 05:40 PM
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My suggestion is to speak to Brian ( vendor) who has had many zeds over the years. I suspect he will know of persons in the vicinity who can strip/rebuild/tune the carbs on your behalf. Down south there are mixed reviews about the capability of RR's that are happy and like to workon carbs.

Remember these cars are 40+ years old and may have different combination of carbs installed by former owners - are they factory? modified SU's etc

There are a few threads on the forum about local south east Rolling roads etc so

Hopefully those with more knowledge on this will be here shortly :-)
Very wise words, you dont want to let anyone loose on it.
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Old 03-11-2014, 05:43 PM
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You must be thrilled - good luck with it and post more pictures later!
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Old 03-11-2014, 07:20 PM
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Congrats on the purchase, Brian did say in the summer he was thinking of selling. Hope he still comes along to some of the events cos as you say he's a lovely fella.
Keep the info coming too
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Old 03-11-2014, 08:22 PM
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I was able to go and get this on 17th and it would have been the base for my modified one to sit alongside the 'standard' car I have. I left it in fates hands and you got there first, well done.

Enjoy the journey, make it amazing.
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Old 03-11-2014, 08:38 PM
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My suggestion is to speak to Brian ( vendor) who has had many zeds over the years. I suspect he will know of persons in the vicinity who can strip/rebuild/tune the carbs on your behalf. Down south there are mixed reviews about the capability of RR's that are happy and like to workon carbs.

Remember these cars are 40+ years old and may have different combination of carbs installed by former owners - are they factory? modified SU's etc

There are a few threads on the forum about local south east Rolling roads etc so

Hopefully those with more knowledge on this will be here shortly :-)
Good call...

Though I do know the guys that run Surrey Rolling Road down south. They may not be able to do the work, but they are rather good on the dyno side.

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Very wise words, you dont want to let anyone loose on it.
Hell no!

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You must be thrilled - good luck with it and post more pictures later!
Very much so.... sat at work smiling aboout it all day

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Congrats on the purchase, Brian did say in the summer he was thinking of selling. Hope he still comes along to some of the events cos as you say he's a lovely fella.
Keep the info coming too
Its such a shame that Brian has had to sell, but he just cant tinker with it as much as he would like. I am very happy that its come from such a person, with such a history in the cars, events, etc. There are people on other forums that are posting pics of the car at events and of Brian and Sandra in the 90s in a group road trip photo

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I was able to go and get this on 17th and it would have been the base for my modified one to sit alongside the 'standard' car I have. I left it in fates hands and you got there first, well done.

Enjoy the journey, make it amazing.
Thats just being greedy thank you, very happy to have gotten it!

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Old 03-11-2014, 08:39 PM
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Congrats on the purchase, Brian did say in the summer he was thinking of selling. Hope he still comes along to some of the events cos as you say he's a lovely fella.
Keep the info coming too
Forgot to say that if I can get it to a good enough standard by June/July next year in will go up to Donnington for the Nissan experience day and I have already invited Brian

Will see if he is game for me to take him out for a lap or 2 in the GTR!
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Old 03-11-2014, 08:58 PM
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Dont tell Brenda that Brian was in Holland with a girl called Sandra in the 90s
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Old 03-11-2014, 09:02 PM
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Dont tell Brenda that Brian was in Holland with a girl called Sandra in the 90s
I will keep it quiet for him
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Old 03-11-2014, 09:32 PM
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Well done Graham and who said that the 'Classifieds' don't work?

Brian and Brenda are a lovely couple.

Glad it's gone to a good home.
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Old 03-11-2014, 10:18 PM
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Congratulations.... But Gutted that Brian has sold his car. I've known Brian for 16 years and in this time he has owned at least 8 Zeds!!!! Every one of them was going to be his last Z!!!! 240Z oil is in his veins!!! He will undoubtedly buy something modern and then start 'itching' again.
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