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    I'm new to the Datsun 240z scene
    I just rescued a 71 240z out of a Ridgecrest junk yard
    The car is complete and almost perfect besides the half asked paint job and rocker rust.

    The car was originally red then blue and now silver. From the looks of it, it was worked on in 2007 ish from recipets found in the car.
    No paperwork no plates just a vin number
    Vin number is hls30-37893
    Car has 280zx wheels with an autopower cage

    Car has a rebuilt engine with a 5 speed
    I'm guessing it's rebuilt because of how clean an fresh it looks with it new parts such as dist. Electronic ignition, plug wires gaskets, electric fan, block has fresh looking paint and the overall condition just looks perfect.

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    Looks good to me, especially the motor. Look between the front 2 spark plugs to see which cylinder head you have, some numbers cast into the aluminum, then look on the drivers side bottom of the block to find which block you have. Here's a good read on different set-ups, Datsun L-series ZCAR engine modifications

    Here's the different colors, 70-78 Datsun Z Paint Code Gallery
    1972 240Z #918 New Sight Orange
    1977 280Z #305 Light Blue Metallic
    1972 240Z #110 Persimmons Red

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    Series II

    Also, it's VIN number suggests a manufacture date of ~ June/71
    Original Registration and Warranty Card

    Original owner of: HLS3018859 (Jan./71) ZCOOR Member # 178

    'Storms Never Last'

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    That was at a junkyard?!? Dang. Nice find. The engine looks extremely promising.
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    Yeah along with about 3 other 240s an a few 260 and a hand full of early celica gt
    Ok thank you guys. I'll see what casting number it is and head.

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    I found a receipt from David ball Too intense restorations in the car. Along with brand new headliner with spray adhesive can in the box
    A spare seat frame
    Few spare horn pads

    It has a broken glove compartment door.

    So far It turns over but all the electrical was disconnected under the dash and looks like a new headlight wiper switch and ignition were being installed so I have to start from scratch to plug it all back together. So far I've got the passenger side all done but the ignition seems to be a rad more difficult since the key won't turn over. Luckily I live right down the street from Motorsport Z store in orange ca.

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    Ryan,

    Congratulations and glad to see another '71 saved from the wrecker!

    Robert S.
    1971 240Z HLS30-21244

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