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by toycollector10
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted 240Z L24 Starter Motor
Replies: 0
Views: 3084

Wanted 240Z L24 Starter Motor

Many thanks, Mark, Christchurch 027 357 0481
by toycollector10
Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: S30/S130
Topic: Can anyone help me with a 1971 240Z gearbox problem?
Replies: 2
Views: 1918

Can anyone help me with a 1971 240Z gearbox problem?

Hi Guys, After restoring my car from radiator to differential including the engine I am still having problems. My NZ new car has a 5 speed gearbox and it started to make a bad noise on overrun in 2nd gear. I took it to a gearbox specialist who diagnosed too much lash. The box was reassembled with a ...
by toycollector10
Sat May 19, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Builds
Topic: 1971 Datsun 240z: From blown head gasket to full monty
Replies: 10
Views: 4448

I'm slowly getting my mechanical issues sorted out. The (hopefully) last one is this: The car idles well at 900 rpm but when I am slowing down in 5th, 4th or 3rd etc at around 2000 rpm or less it shudders back and forth between the gearbox and differential and it seems to be felt in the universal jo...
by toycollector10
Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Classifieds Archive
Topic: Wanted: Datsun 240Z L24 Engine
Replies: 11
Views: 8222

Hello mods please archive this post as I have found an E88 head. Thanks, Mark
by toycollector10
Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Builds
Topic: 1971 Datsun 240z: From blown head gasket to full monty
Replies: 10
Views: 4448

djz wrote:You could talk to Damon at Rocky Auto on Port Hills Road, you may have actually met him at one of the Datsun Club cruises? He's just bought the business but I'm pretty sure he's operating as of now. He's very familiar with L series motors and carbs, he's got a 260C and a 1200 ute.
Thanks a lot.
by toycollector10
Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Builds
Topic: 1971 Datsun 240z: From blown head gasket to full monty
Replies: 10
Views: 4448

BRONZEE wrote:Flick DJZ a pm, just in case he's not watching this post. He might be able to recommend someone in Shakytown.
Thanks, Bronzee
by toycollector10
Thu Jul 13, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Builds
Topic: 1971 Datsun 240z: From blown head gasket to full monty
Replies: 10
Views: 4448

Photobucket now charging for 3rd party links/hosting. I'm not paying and hope that after the Internet backlash the scheme will be dropped or the price will come down.
by toycollector10
Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Builds
Topic: 1971 Datsun 240z: From blown head gasket to full monty
Replies: 10
Views: 4448

Can anyone help me with this problem: The rebuilt engine is back in the car but it's not at 100 percent, missing at low loading etc. I've done 600 miles to run it in so far. Can anyone recommend an old school mechanic in Christchurch who would be able to fine tune the timing/electrics (if required) ...
by toycollector10
Thu May 11, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Builds
Topic: 1971 Datsun 240z: From blown head gasket to full monty
Replies: 10
Views: 4448

1971 Datsun 240z: From blown head gasket to full monty

Hi guys, You might remember earlier in the year I was looking for an E88 head so that I could fix up my car. The head had gone porous and there was engine coolant sitting on top of the number 4 piston. Ouch. I found a correct re-manufactured one out of California but as the block was also damaged (p...
by toycollector10
Tue Jan 17, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Classifieds Archive
Topic: Wanted: Datsun 240Z L24 Engine
Replies: 11
Views: 8222

Many thanks for Baker93 for his offer of an E88 head. I bought a re-manufactured one off eBay before I got to see his post. For some reason his reply to my topic didn't go to my email. Please don't post up how it might all turn to custard for me as it has already been consigned to the freighter. I k...
by toycollector10
Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Classifieds Archive
Topic: Wanted: Datsun 240Z L24 Engine
Replies: 11
Views: 8222

Hi guys, thanks for getting involved for me. The head has NISSAN JAPAN E88 stamped on it. One other thing, when the block is out of the car I would like to paint it in the standard blue colour. Does anyone know what the paint code for that is so that I can get a rattle can made up. Many thanks.
by toycollector10
Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Classifieds Archive
Topic: Wanted: Datsun 240Z L24 Engine
Replies: 11
Views: 8222

Hi Merlin, thanks for your support...No, I don't want to discard the block as matching numbers are important with these cars. So I really only need a head at this stage. I've just started looking so maybe there is a Cedric or similar 2.4 engine sitting in a wreckers yard somewhere.
by toycollector10
Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Classifieds Archive
Topic: Wanted: Datsun 240Z L24 Engine
Replies: 11
Views: 8222

Wanted: Datsun 240Z L24 Engine

Hi, can anyone help me? I'm in (big) trouble as the top end of my engine has gone 'porous' and is a write off. The block has yet to be tested but at a minimum needs to be re-sleeved. Does anyone have an engine for sale or know of one for sale or lying in a shed etc. Many thanks, Mark http://i26.phot...
by toycollector10
Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:04 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello everyone...'71 240Z in Christchurch
Replies: 96
Views: 37262

I had a post up in this thread about an unreliable starter motor/ignition barrel problem. The issue has totally solved itself. I think it has something to do with the car being garaged a lot of the time by previous owner(s) and the car not being driven enough. likewise, I think I had some stuck ring...
by toycollector10
Thu Dec 13, 2012 7:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Clicking From the Drivers Side Rear Wheel
Replies: 8
Views: 3041

In my previous post I meant to say I had the brake drums resurfaced and new shoes fitted. Yeah, diffy I think, too.