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    Default 77 240K Sedan

    I'd been looking around for a second car, as the skyline still isn't back yet and wanted a car that i could park at work all day, and leave the skyline at home for the other half to use. (her car got written off by a P plater while her mum was driving it), also would be a bonus if it had a tow bar.

    So there was this 240K that had been advertised for the last 6 months or more in the local classifieds newspaper. Was originally $1600, but more recently it had dropped to $800, but the rego was due. When I started looking for a car it had been re-registered for another 6 months, and the asking price had dropped to $750.

    Makes sense to get a L6 series datsun, as I have a few L6 engines lying around at home. So I went and took a look at it. Didnt run too well, and hadnt been driven for months. Some rust in the doors. Belonged to the womans mum, and it had a tow bar.

    Anyway I bought it for $650 and drove it home.
    This is what it looked like:
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    Changed the ownership on the car, and discovered that it was registered on a pensioner licence, so i have to pay the difference. Which is annoying, but didnt feel so bad after I pulled the seat covers off.

    I wanted to find out how crap the seats were under the cheap covers, and it was a nice surprise to find that they were original, and in excellent condition, with a bit of soapy water they'd clean up really well.

    Cleaned up the steering wheel, and removed the furry thing on the dash.
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    When I was filling out the transfer papers when I bought it I noticed it had an L28 engine. I hadn't checked, and assumed it was a L24.

    Today I was having a look at it was wondering what block it had, but couldnt remember where the block type is cast, so I thought, what head has it got, I know where thats cast...

    Guess what, it has a P90 head.
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    Hah nice bloody score! Itll be good to see how hard it pulls once youve givent it a bit of a tune up, even with the stock auto/carb combo...How soo do you think till you get it running on a regular basis? And take those damn commode wheel covers off !
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    Lovin' the hubcaps... haha

    One thing to note though - dont think those are the original seats.. the back part yes but the bottom part looks as though it has been tastefully recovered at some stage.

    In any case, that's a good deal! I see it has the indicator repeaters on backwards like my parts car, and another car we recently saw. Weird.

    One thing though, how straight is that chrome on the front

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    Thanks Alfa about the seats. What should the bottom part look like?

    The car looks to have been "done up" at some point. Maybe it was someones first car and they fixed it up. Tha paint is crap, has rust in the bottom of the doors. It used to be the same colour as Toms C110 (a sort of medium blue metallic). The indicators must hav been switched when it got painted.

    The chrome isnt the best. Left part is crushed flat, the bonnet part has a ding in the middle right side, and dont remember about the driver side guard trim.

    But I dont have any plans to restore the car, I'll just tidy it up, and get it running nice. and if i ever find a 2 door, it will probably become a spare parts car.
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    Default Hi I'm Craig and I'm a Dats-aholic, Its been 1 day since I bougt my last Datsun.

    Well, was looking around for a 2 door. The sedan was going to be a parts car when I found a K coupe.

    Didn't feel right putting in a L28 in the 240z. What would I do with the original matching numbers engine? Would be good to have an original spec z and one I could do whatever to. So I thought a K coupe would be nice to have as the modified car.

    Then this 240z pops up for a bargain price. So now its sitting in the shed next to its brother K waiting for its turn to get fixed up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Camouflage
    Thanks Alfa about the seats. What should the bottom part look like?
    The center part of the seats don't match. The backs have the stock looking dotted pattern while the bottoms are smooth.

    I love that Dats-a-holic line!
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    Ooh you beauty, with sunroof and redneck-spec sideskirts and rear flares too!! And white writing on the wheels, wow, it's almost a Trans Am. Do you mind divulging how much the "bargain price" was?

    Also, what's the VIN?

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    I thought it was a bit wangan midnight, or maybe thats just because its blue.

    Vin is complicated. The ID tags say its a early-ish. 1971 in the 800's (dont have the info with me), but the chassis stamping would indicate its a 1973 chassis, in the 100000 range.

    Probably a case of take 2 cars and make one good one, for whatever reason.
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    Interesting, well from the picture it looks like a good rust-free body, and that's gotta be good.

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    Hi Craig,

    well done on the new 240Z. I have seen that car before in welshpool, the guy ones a whole heap of honda z too right?

    the car needs a heaps of elbow grease to get it nice but i am sure you are up for that!

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    Hi Cuong

    Yeah thats the one. Has some honda Z's and a Austin healy 3000 in pieces.
    He also has another 240z chassis number HS30 00240 !!! The other Z wasnt at welshpool so I didnt get to see it.
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    Well, replaced the French spark plugs with the correct Japanese NGK spark plugs and took the K for a drive this afternoon. It a 100% improvement. Doesnt feel like its missing on a cylinder now. Plug 5 was a bit oily, so i'll have to see how it goes after a couple of weeks of driving it.

    Anyone know how to adjust the idle, its a little low. I cant see an adjustment on the carbie.

    I think the engine might be from a 280C.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alfadog
    Lovin' the hubcaps... haha
    Hi Alfa

    Hubcaps are gone now. Ripped them off to check the air in the tyres, and left them off. Looks better without them.

    Been fixing the rust in the bottom of the doors. Which i'm just off to the garage to do some more of.

    Saw the pic of your car when you met up with Gav.

    I think you should contact a few car magazines and try to get a photoshoot/story about your car. Increase the awareness of the Skyline/240K with ignorant R33 drivers.

    There was a 240Z on the cover of Decembers Australian Classic Car magazine.
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    Default Eulogy for a 240K Sedan.

    Eulogy for a 240K Sedan.

    Well after a year and a half of trusty service, it looks like the 240K sedan is bound for the wreckers yard in the sky.

    Some electrical gremlins I cant be bothered tracking down have forced it off the road. It's also coming into winter here, and the car refuses to start in the morning if it has been raining (would start fine if it was dry).

    A serious affliction of rust that had taken hold long before I bought the car. I knew that this its remaining time left on this earth would be short lived, but I bought it anyway, and enjoyed driving it.

    Its passing shall not be in vain.

    Parts of it will live on in a 240K coupe (i have plans for the P90 F54 combo).

    Until that time, I'll have to get out in the shed and fix the 300zx turbo I bought 4 months ago.

    Rest in Pieces 240K Sedan. May no-one ever tarnish your wheels with holden hubcaps ever again.
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    Sad to hear Mr C. Save what you can, or have room to store! I've just had to replace a windscreen due to mindless vandalism $248. The supplier hadn't sold one for 15 years and the one I got was the last...and will not be restocked. Sedan and coupe are different.
    I need a brake booster (priority!) and front calipers if you are not planning on keeping them? $$
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