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    hello folks, i have just acquired a 240-260 rolling shell with some extra body panels.there is no i.d on the car and i wondered how you tell the difference from a 240 to a 260. the engine is a 2.4 with twin carbs but this doesnt necessarily mean its the one out of car.
    where are chassis numbers and do these have model i.d in them.

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    Check the indented stamp near the brake booster and above the booster vacuum clamp connection on the firewall. There should be a VIN number stamped there, as well a plate on the driver corner of the dash. These will be the only two places assuming both your engine compartment and inner door plates are missing. If they begin with HLS, it is a 240Z.

    Although the attached picture is not from a 240Z, it is the firewall stamp on my Fairlady 240Z-L (begins with HS30).
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    '72 Fairlady 240Z-L - HS30-10052, Imported in 1973 from Yokota Airbase
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    Here's a little piece of info I got from Steve. On the tail light facia piece the 240 has the rectangular hole for the tail light where the 260 has an extra notch added to the hole on the license plate side of the hole for the backup light. Obscure enough piece of info for everyone?
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    I would thik it's a 240 shell if it has a L24 motor. Unlikely that anyone would have replaced a 2.6 motor with a 2.4. Though not impossible.

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    Well I would for a E31 head and the original engine was shot. How about some pictures?

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    thankyou for your help with identifying shell.i have found the number which is hs 3001597.could someone please tell me by this what model and year the car is?thanks in anticipation.

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    Graham, i assume Midlands England is meant as UK and your Z is a RHD, is that so?

    In that case i like to point you to your mates here other than that, this is a very good forum, with a bunch of knowledgable people, so stay around

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