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    1973 Datsun 240Z. JDM. Not DTM.

    So here we go again (with no 911 puns).

    Ever since i knew i was leaving Germany and coming back to AU, i knew i wanted a car project waiting for me. I jumped from R32 GTR, R34 GTR, KPGC10 and RA28 Celica. My decision was made for me when a friend said he wanted to fund his house project and move one of his 240Zs. So even though it was paid for months and months ago, last weekend i collected the car. The collection was not so simple. What was "diagnosed" as a faulty coil, turned out to be much much worse. So currently, its just kind of "existing" until my mates and i can attack it over a weekend and replace so much of the dodgy wiring. It also needs a new cooling system ASAP as even with the fan on, it will overheat in traffic.

    This time i will be doing it right. This wont be a daily driver, and it will get the money and time that it deserves. In short. Its a project car that will take as long as it takes.

    The paint has been poorly prepared, and will need redoing. But so far there seems to be very minimal rust (that i have found). So while there are grand plans, i will leave that for future posts, whats important now are the specs.
    • 73 240Z
    • L28/P90 head
    • Triple SK(OER) 40mm carbs
    • R200 LSD
    • Front and rear strut bars
    • Whiteline sway bars
    • Some AM suspension, but its pretty tired.










    Past
    74 260z - MOBY
    00 WRX - JARVIS
    93 Rz Supra - SOUP
    05 Golf GTI
    07 350z Track
    73 240z - Red Car
    13 BRZ
    04 Liberty GT
    10 ISF

    Current
    91 SW20 MR2

    #2
    That looks very neat.
    Rust is lighter than carbon fibre.

    My Italian 510

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      #3
      Beautiful mate. What a great iconic car.

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        #4
        Oh yeah! that's a tidy example well done
        1978 Opel Manta SR Berlinetta 1UZFE
        2013 Opel Insignia OPC
        2013 Kia Rio
        2018 LDV T60

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          #5
          nice. keeping the L series and carbies long term?

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            #6
            Neat 924!

            But really it looks like a good place to start.
            Originally posted by S
            I just want to apologise for some of my shit talking back around page 5.

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              #7
              Must keep l series and webers (solex?)! Looks great.
              Tow car/camping bus: 2011 D40 Navara ST

              Baby mobile: 2016 Nissan Qashqai

              75 Mini Clubman club racer - DCOE powah

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                #8
                Looks pretty tidy from the pics!
                Japanese Nostalgic Car - Dedicated to classic japanese cars

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                  #9
                  Shit yeah! Looks great, will watch with interest!


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                  1990 E30 BMW 318is - In progress!
                  1974 KE25 Corolla Coupe - So much rust...
                  1955 Matchless G9 - On the road and loving it!
                  1954 Matchless G80 - Because the one above runs too well so I need something more broken...
                  And a fucking 1962 Rover... Because that makes sense

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                    #10
                    Get a good extinguisher for it... necessary insurance!

                    Awesome... always in my top 10 as a project car.

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                      #11
                      Looks great, reminds me of one of my favorite 240z's.


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                        #12
                        i hate you, just saying...

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                          #13
                          beautiful
                          Originally posted by doods189
                          Will throw in around $3000 worth of reptiles and acc as part payment and maybe if partner let's me a 50in plasma 3d tv

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                            #14
                            Nice!
                            "If you can make black marks on a straight from the time you turn out of a corner until the braking point of the next turn, then you have enough horsepower." - Mark Donahue Penske Porsche 917

                            "In Japan we no give fark for Subaru" - Trust Japan Technical Director
                            (TM - AVENGE)

                            "You can never have enough power. I remember when we had Group B cars... THEN we had enough power!"
                            Juha Kankkunen - Rally of Argentina '02

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                              #15
                              Sexy time, I would leave that wheel/tyre combo too...suits it perfectly.
                              Hide yo' wife!!!

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