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    Smile 240K/C110 news!

    Just a quick one for the 240K/C110 guys out there.

    I finally landed a deal for the elusive 2 door C110/240K coupe, it'll be in my hands hopefully before Christmas.

    Swapping a 260Z 5 speed for a dead straight body, c/w everything except motor and trans; easy fix-swap all running gear from my sedan to the coupe!!!

    I'm excited I tell ya!!!

    It'll be a nice feeling getting my hands back on a coupe, can I join the 2 door club again???!!! Kyteler, Alfa???

    Aah, never thought I'd land one again, relief.....


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    CONGRATS!!

    Sounds like a deal, a steal, sale of the f*&ken century!

    How is she rust wise? I know you mentioned dead straight but that doesn't necessarily include rust. Or does it?

    What's the Int/Ext colour.

    Does your sedan have IRS thus making it a proper swap or is it a solid axle?

    Keep me up to date.

    I guess I can let you into the club I never heard of, what about you Lachlan, do you mind?
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    Couple of spots of rust but nothing major; surface rust type, not even rust in the dreaded rear quarters or rear screen surrounds.

    The colour of the car is gold (the pic in my gallery doesn't do it any justice, a bit dark??) and interior is black. The dash has the woodgrain finish removed and is black, not a bad look but I have a spare woodgrain instrument panel anyway.

    It is IRS as were all K's, sedan or coupe.

    As for a club, I think we should make a C110 club and incorporate it with this club, sort of like an L6 sister club. Who knows how to set up this sort of thing?

    Try and get a C110 register...
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    Not true, the Standard, Deluxe and Vans had Rigid Axle w/ Semi-Elliptic rear leaf springs, it was only the GT and Hardtop that had IRS, mind you having said that, I doubt many 160, 180 and 240K's in any other option other than GT (GL Inclusive) and Hard-top filtered into many places. So most around will be IRS.

    Oh and about the club thing, I'm working on a website slowly but I won't be able to afford domain name registration or hosting until I have a job again and that doesn't seem to be happneing very fast.
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    Good news! Yes, of course you can join the elusive (and exclusive!) 'club' lol

    If you need any help with the web design...

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    Thanks Michael and Lachlan, would be good if we could get a site up wouldn't it?!

    Interesting news there Michael regarding the suspension of 240K's. Standard, deluxe and vans; that's new to me. Perhaps this was optional overseas, because I'm pretty sure all Oz made K's were of IRS rear, nothing else. I've never seen a reference for the C110 as having anything other than IRS, could you post where you got the info from, I'd be very interested in how that is set up!

    Well just when you think you know your cars, you learn something everyday!

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    Talking Sounds good

    You should be able to locate software to set up a forum for your club guys. Shouldn't be too difficult I'm coming up to Holidays as of Monday I may be able to help you out and maybe we can make it a sister club of the Classic Z forums.
    All you need to do is really pay for a domain name.

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    James,

    That info was taken straight out of my (from the cover of the book);

    Parts Catalog

    DATSUN 240KGT
    180K 160K
    Model C110 Series
    R-Drive
    Dec. 1974 Issue

    Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Tokyo Japan

    Pub. No. C-0140R

    It's the 3rd Edition of such a Catalog, the First was on Oct. '72 Second in June '74.

    So if you want to know any numbers just let me know and I'll look it up for you.

    Of course it is only the K (export) models so it isn't helpful for everything.

    Gav240z, yeah most sites use phpBB but I dont like that as much as the one used here, I'd also want to use photopost so both of those require payment for use, but for a start It'll probably run phpBB w/ a basic title page and some info pages.

    That being said... if anyone has any factory or direct information relating to anything R30 and before, send me a PM and send it my way.

    Lachlan, at the moment she's in her infancy but when it's a bit more settled I'll definately call upon your services, infact it'll probably be predominantly run by the three of us here, except being my name's Michael, i get to be the "Mike" of the outfit
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    Good stuff. Stay posted fellas, I'm about to add some pics of my old C110 GTR project within this post, a few minutes and you'll see.
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    Pic 1. Note the bog isn't used for filling rust!! Looks like it in these pics but it was only for smooth finishing.
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    Pic 2. 3/4 view
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    Pic 3, rear light panel before modifying rear lights
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    Pic 4. 260Z alloys w/Skyline centre caps, handy mod for when you lose the Zed centres!
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    Pic 5, side view. Note, trial fit of the flares, hadn't cut out the rear guards at this stage.
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    Pic 6. LHS rear quarter view. I bought this car in 1997 for $200, drove it from time to time along with my 260Z, and attempted a GTR replica late 2002. I stuffed up the paint job and was really disappointed, so I got rid of it for the sedan I have now. anywa as you know, I'm getting another coupe and I won't stuff around this time!
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    Man, that would be a nice base car to start with this time around. Can you not get it back of the person you sold it to? or has it since met the reaper?

    Also, what series Skyline were those centre caps from? C210? They'd be good to use on my car as the 'S' matches the centre symbol of my steering wheel perfectly.

    Another thing I noticed was the reflector panels on the bumper you can see in the pic of the tail-lights. They're different to mine, they have rounded edges where-as mine are squared off. Was that a slight style change through the years?
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    That bumper was off a sedan, 76 I think, same bolt pattern etc.

    That car belongs to a guy here in Melbourne now, he's the guy I'm getting my 'new' 240K coupe from. Sort of ends up like a swap I guess

    The centre caps were from a C210 Skyline, removed the clamps they had and just tight fitted the caps to the wheel. All depends on your wheel design ie if your centre protudes out from the wheel you might have to do the same, if it doesn't protrude then you may need to retain the clamp so that it can be pushed into the centre and expand once in.

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    Speaking of C210.

    http://homepages.picknowl.com.au/ggc/car.html

    Also, you wouldn't be able to get me some of those caps would you? Or at least a price for some, obviously if they're going to be super expensive it's not worth my bother. I've never seen a C210 in person, well... perhaps I have but they don't exactly stick out fantastically especially when they don't have JDM rear lights.
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    That's a mean looking C210!

    I'll get some centre caps for you from the wreckers and I'll advise how much to ship over; shouldn't be too much, they're pretty lightweight.

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    Sounds good, how much does a set normally go for at the wreckers? I was going to get some R30/R31 caps but the wrecker didn't want to sell them without selling the wheels and I don't need or want the wheels. I think he said for a similar set if he could find some it would be around the $20-40NZD mark.
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    Yeah no more than $20 for set of four. I'll probably go down in the next few days and I'll let you know
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    Excellent, there's no hurry for them, if you're going there for something else then just enquire then, I'm broke this week so out of cash til next week anyway, spent my money on the rest of the EFI setup and the KPGC10 GTR Model as well as a couple of old magazine's with 240K and 240Z info. I should really keep my spending down so I can afford food and things.
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    All the C110's sold in Australia were GL's or GT's hence the IRS on all models.

    The C210 mentioned above is fitted with a 'Creations' aftermarket manifold. Somehow I think that it would perform better with the OEM L20AET gear fitted....
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    Originally posted by kyteler


    Oh and about the club thing, I'm working on a website slowly but I won't be able to afford domain name registration or hosting until I have a job again and that doesn't seem to be happneing very fast.

    Guy's, Netregistry will register your name xxx.org.au for $22 for 2 years!

    Keep up the good work and advise all of us zed owners when you've got the site up and running!
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    I'm after a .com I investigated it slightly, I used to work an an ISP in NZ so I can probably call upon some people if need be and most my friends are nerds like me, which is always beneficial.

    Although, having said that, Netregistry's .com price is half that of the domainz.net.nz (which is owned by MelbourneIT) so... interesting. Thanks for the suggestion.
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    Thanks for the info Zedrally, great news; only thing is, I know I suggested it but I wouldn't be able to maintain it!
    2 kids, wife, nag nag nag!!!

    Lachlan/Michael, any of you guys willing to put your hand up and start investigating.

    I can be the Melbourne reporter, Alfa QLD, Kyteler NZLD!

    I know of a few fellas with K's down here and I could start a Melbourne registry at least.

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    Hmm, sure! Investigating what?

    Pretty nice GT-R replica you had there, any pics of it when it was nearer completion? I might give you a PM later about those flares too...

    Oh, and I just lost ALL my data from my hard drive, so now I don't have any GC110 pics at all Let alone S30's....

    There are a few for sale in Queensland this week! woohoo!

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    Investigate other C110/240K owners, get a register going, owners pics etc etc.
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    I've never seen these cars before. I don't think they were exported to the US. The way you guys are going on they must be pretty special. I have to admit that they look interesting. Did they evolve into Skylines (not imported to US either)? Are they faster/better handling than Z-Cars? Where can I learn more?

    What about the Australian & NZ domestic market? Did Australia and or NZ go through a muscle car era as did the US in the 60's early 70's? Did the domestic manufactures build small body cars with big V8's like our Camaro, Mustang, Corvette, Road Runner,... Were any cool US cars exported to Australia & NZ?
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    Sahunt those 240k's also known as Skylines were imported to NZ & AUS back when they were released like many other Datsun/Nissan products.
    The were powered by the L-engine found in the Z and in a rare case the Skyline C110 GTR it was powered by a S20 engine found in the 432 & 432R Fairlady Z.

    The C110 didn't have a big racing history due to the oil crisis of the time to my understanding and due to their larger size and weight I'd say they were not as good handling as the Z

    In Australia we had some of our own V8's like the Americans did.
    V8's have always been a big thing for Australians, some legendary cars such as the GT40 Ford I think XC Cobra , Holden Monaro etc were all V8 grunt powered.

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    Good idea there mperdue (Michael), will follow this up!

    Sahunt, as Gavin said, the handling of the C110 is not as good as the Z car for the reasons he pointed out, but with stiff springs, lowered suspension, and wider wheels (GTR flared out to fit) they handle much better. Bear in mind with the C110 like other GTR the base models were produced as passenger cars, unlike the beast of the Z which was/is a production sports car.

    The Z and K share the differential R180 available 3.54 ratio, gearboxes (except 240Z early type), engines (240K GT available with twin SU carburettors) and front brakes (twin spot calipers).

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    By the way fellas I'm getting my 2 door coupe delivered tonight!!!

    I'm hoping to borrow a digital camera so I can post pics shortly.

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    Originally posted by Gav240z
    In Australia we had some of our own V8's like the Americans did.
    V8's have always been a big thing for Australians, some legendary cars such as the GT40 Ford I think XC Cobra , Holden Monaro etc were all V8 grunt powered.
    Don't know if you guys down there are aware of it, but the Holden Monaro is being imported to the the US as a Pontiac GTO for 2004. I've looked at the spec sheet; nice car.
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    Yeah it is a nice car; powerful too!

    What is it, the 427 Chev engine??? or just the 350?
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    I copied and pasted this from Pontiac's web site....

    The new GTO will produce 350 horsepower at 5200 rpm and 365 ft.-lb. of torque at 4000 rpm - power ratings that are the result of contemporary engineering, yet true to the GTO heritage. In addition, the GTO is expected to achieve impressive performance times of 0 to 60 MPH in less than 5.5 seconds and a 1/4 mile run in under 14 seconds.

    5.7-liter Gen III LS1 V8

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