Results 1 to 65 of 65

Thread: New addition to the garage...

  1. #1
    Supporting Member Zedyone_kenobi's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-16285
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Houston
    Age
    47
    Posts
    2,919

    Default New addition to the garage...

    Well after a while soul searching an many long drives I came to grips that I think the Z is at a stopping point. I will continue my projects until she is closer to 99.9% done, but I had to snag this up. Will be wiring money to the guy this week. We eshook hands and the deal is finished.



    Meet the Z's new mistress in the garage...
    1971 240Z HLS30-38691
    93.9% done and getting better every day
    Now with 100% more DATSUN SPIRIT L28 Power
    1968 Datsun 2000 SRL311-03416

  2. #2
    Registered User HaZmatt's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-29861
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Colorado
    Age
    44
    Posts
    160

    Default

    Shes a beauty!

  3. #3
    Registered User psdenno's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-14231
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    SoCal Desert
    Age
    73
    Posts
    1,091

    Default

    Very nice!
    Dennis
    1971 240Z - Original Owner
    2010 Infiniti G37 Convertible

  4. #4
    Boat Anchor Repairman Captain Obvious's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-24608
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Philadelphia, PA
    Posts
    1,845

    Default

    Awesome. There seems to be lots of roadster action in my area. Not sure why, but I'm always seeing stuff on Craigslist near me.

    I've never driven a roadster so I don't know anything about them other than they're pretty. Are they "unrefined" in the creature comfort category? And what's the performance reputation?

  5. #5
    Supporting Member Zedyone_kenobi's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-16285
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Houston
    Age
    47
    Posts
    2,919

    Default

    Here is the crazy thing. I have never driven one either, but I have heard wonderful things. I just fell in love with the looks, and Datsun knows how to build a great driving car.

    As far as performance goes, A 2000 with webers make 150 HP. Same as a 240Z. So it should be a fast little car.
    Last edited by Zedyone_kenobi; 04-29-2014 at 06:49 PM.
    1971 240Z HLS30-38691
    93.9% done and getting better every day
    Now with 100% more DATSUN SPIRIT L28 Power
    1968 Datsun 2000 SRL311-03416

  6. #6
    Boat Anchor Repairman Captain Obvious's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-24608
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Philadelphia, PA
    Posts
    1,845

    Default

    Haha!! So you didn't know any more than I did and you bought one! Kudos!!

    I think I might have done the same thing, but I'm officially out of room.

  7. #7
    Boat Anchor Repairman Captain Obvious's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-24608
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Philadelphia, PA
    Posts
    1,845

    Default

    And they are pretty... In my mind, I put them in the same category as the Fiat Spyder, the Sunbeam, the MGB's, and others. Toyota made a roadster very similar as well. I'd never seen one of those before and just met a guy near me that has more than one.

  8. #8
    Registered User Travel'n Man's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-14147
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Western North Carolina
    Age
    60
    Posts
    1,486

    Default

    Nice!! She's a beauty!
    Life's a journey; enjoy the ride!

    Mitchell
    L28 - N42 Block w/Flat tops - N42 Rebello Head & Cam - Triple 40 PHH Mikuni's - Headers - Recaro Seats -
    R180 3.9 Diff - Close Ratio 5 Speed - Toyota Vented Brake Upgrade w/ Porterfield High Performance Pads & Shoes

    1972 Datsun 240z
    HLS30-75040


  9. #9
    Nova Scotia,Canada,Earth Blue's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-7641
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    NS
    Posts
    4,085

    Default

    Japanese racing white! Wayyyyyy Coooollllll
    There is scarcely anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse, and sell a little more cheaply.
    The person who buys on price alone is this man's lawful prey.


    John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)



    ZCars in Eastern Canada seaport ready for shipment to Europe

    http://ZSportCanada.com


  10. #10
    Registered User rossiz's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-30163
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Age
    54
    Posts
    323

    Default

    nice! looks super clean.
    i remember having soooo much fun in my mom's '74 mg midget back in high school - the little car effect: felt like you were doing 80 all the time, even when you were doing 40 ;}
    '78 280z - Daily driver/work in progress...

  11. #11
    Registered User Hardway's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-26208
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Austin TX
    Posts
    659

    Default

    That is beautiful! I love the white with the black top and the Panasports. Classy and sporty, I love it! Congrats on the purchase.
    08/1970 240z Series-1 #8011 - Silver, black int., 2.4L I-6, 5spd, 90% restored.
    06/1973 VW Karmann Ghia - Black convertible, 4spd, 1600cc air-cooled engine.
    11/2013 Scion FR-S - Silver, 6spd, a car with the soul of a Z for the modern times.
    Restoration thread of my old '72 240z -> http://www.classiczcars.com/forums/o...1972-240z.html

  12. #12
    Registered User Oiluj's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-15388
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    SF Bay Area
    Age
    66
    Posts
    1,746

    Default

    Is the car from the SF Bay Area? I almost went to look at one locally that could be it's twin. They are great cars!
    Julio
    1972 240Z (in-progress, 95% complete)
    CZC# 15388

  13. #13
    Registered User Bonzi Lon's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-11300
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Kingman, Kansas
    Age
    65
    Posts
    1,155

    Default

    You are lucky to have the fog lights, they are very expensive to replace.

    Be prepared to get the word "cute" a lot from everybody. My little sister, "That is soooo cute. What is it? I want it".

    Did it come with the hardtop? I'm looking for one for mine, but the fog lights will have to wait.

    Bonzi Lon
    1973 HLS30-168500
    1968 SPL311-18100
    1969 HLS30-000110 SOLD Shipped to Dubai UAE
    CZCC#11300

    Ones and Zeros

    "We drive only blue cars." Dishwalla

  14. #14
    Registered User Galaxybj's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-11611
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Rio Rancho, NM
    Age
    71
    Posts
    231

    Default

    VERY Nice. Lucky you.

    Back in the fall of 1969 I was out looking/driving a couple different sports cars available - MGB, MGB/GT, Triumph Spitfire and TR6. One day I stopped in to Valley Datsun in Spokane Wa. where I first saw a 2000 roadster. The sales man took me for a drive in a red roadster that had just come off the truck. WOW!!! So much fun and fast. I ordered one right then. Unfortunately, not to much later, he showed me the first brochure for the 240Z. I dropped my roadster order and replaced it with a Z order. Still like the roadsters.
    1971 240Z - HLS30-23305 2/71
    1971 240Z - HLS30-30855 5/71

  15. #15
    Registered User Pop's Z's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-8342
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Fort Collins, Colorado
    Age
    75
    Posts
    430

    Default

    My very first Datsun was a '68 2000. They were so much better than the British cars of the era it wasn't even close...reliable, started every time, no oil leaks, roll-up windows, no weird electrical system, 5 spd tranny, easy to work on, etc. I had a blast with it. To drive it fast all you had to do was point it at the corner and punch it...whoooeee. Yours is beautiful. Enjoy the ride.

    Cheers, Mike
    '73 240Z, 80,000 original miles, F54, N42 massaged and shaved (10.5-1 comp.), stage 2 cam, ZX ignition, Header, 2 1/2" exhaust w/ magnaflow muffler, 5 spd (Maxima), 4:11 R180 (200SX), 15" Rota RBs 205-60/15 Bridgestone Grid 109s, KYB struts, stock springs, rubber bushings, MSA sway bars and strut bars, HotRod Air hvac system, '90 300ZX seats, upgraded sound system, BRE-type spook and spoiler

  16. #16
    Supporting Member Zedyone_kenobi's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-16285
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Houston
    Age
    47
    Posts
    2,919

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Oiluj View Post
    Is the car from the SF Bay Area? I almost went to look at one locally that could be it's twin. They are great cars!
    It is!!!

    It is in Palo Alto

    Guy named Chris.

    Got any info?
    1971 240Z HLS30-38691
    93.9% done and getting better every day
    Now with 100% more DATSUN SPIRIT L28 Power
    1968 Datsun 2000 SRL311-03416

  17. #17
    Registered User
    Member ID
    CZCC-29189
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Farmington, MI
    Age
    36
    Posts
    131

    Default

    Weren't you talking about getting an Alpha GTV not too long ago?? ;-)
    Brian
    73 240Z HLS30-151534

  18. #18
    Supporting Member Zedyone_kenobi's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-16285
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Houston
    Age
    47
    Posts
    2,919

    Default

    um... yes.




    This was closer to reality.
    1971 240Z HLS30-38691
    93.9% done and getting better every day
    Now with 100% more DATSUN SPIRIT L28 Power
    1968 Datsun 2000 SRL311-03416

  19. #19
    Jim Arnett jfa.series1's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-22303
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Richardson TX
    Posts
    764

    Default

    Beautiful car!!! Congratulations on your upcoming expansion of holdings in the DATSUN brand.

    Jim Arnett
    HLS30-15320 12/1970, original owner
    L24-020208 (original)
    IZCC Original Owner Registry #53

  20. #20
    Supporting Member Diseazd's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-14126
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Richmond
    Posts
    1,852

    Default

    Welcome to the multiple Datsun club Stephen. That looks like a really nice 2000!
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/1404980...7600346077563/
    ______________________________________________
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/1404980...7603350695459/

    70, 71, 2 72's, and a 73 240z....
    90 300zx and a 1996 Acura NSX.....but who's counting?

  21. #21
    Registered User
    Member ID
    CZCC-30294
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    Vancouver
    Age
    34
    Posts
    125

    Default

    Gorgeous. The Roadster was my first true Datsun love, but I found my clean 240z first. A little jealous.

  22. #22
    ZCCIV Webmaster motorman7's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-19125
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    San Diego CA
    Age
    58
    Posts
    988

    Default

    Congrats on the new Roadster! Got one in my garage as well, though mine is still about 4 months away from being complete. The lines on the car are just gorgeous. The hood and front end have some of the best lines. Love the color also.

    Best regards,
    Rich
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSCF2280.JPG 
Views:	41 
Size:	274.3 KB 
ID:	71031  

    HLS30-02614 in the Cocoon
    HLS30-40147 Very Yellow Daily Driver
    HLS30-40498 Next resto
    SPL311-27444 It lives
    http://www.rcdeng.com

  23. #23
    Registered User Hunter260Z's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-24528
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Timberlake, NC
    Posts
    207

    Default

    SWEET Does it have black or red interior.

    Ray
    Ray
    1974 Datson 260Z
    RLS30-27748 Matching #'s
    L26 Stock w/72 Round Tops
    Interpart Front Spoiler
    Addco Front & Rear Sway Bars
    My Very First Car
    Purchased 5/23/1974

  24. #24
    Registered User tlorber's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-20299
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Los Angeles
    Age
    55
    Posts
    1,190

    Default

    Nice acquisition-and great keeping it in the family. I think you'll like the 5 speed.

    Here's mine, although it is in desperate need of new paint.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	My Car leavingRT1.jpg 
Views:	38 
Size:	108.4 KB 
ID:	71032

    The main supplier for Roadster parts is near me and he's become a friend over the 20 years that I've had the car. Let me know if you need anything for it.

    His site is datsunparts.com (NOT to be confused with datsunpartsllc who some have had issues with).
    Last edited by tlorber; 04-30-2014 at 05:06 PM.
    Tlorber
    '73 240 +/- done
    '73 240 survivor
    '69 SRL 311
    '54 GMC Going onto S10 frame w/LS motor
    '99 Lexus GS Driver

  25. #25
    Registered User
    Member ID
    CZCC-29883
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Portland, Or
    Age
    71
    Posts
    283

    Default

    That is, without a doubt, the best looking roadster I've ever seen. I drove a friends 2 litre occasionally back in the mid 70s. In comparison to a MGB, which was my wife's first car, the Datsun wins in all catagories. Don't get me wrong, an MGB, with the top down, is great fun but a Datsun takes the fun to a higher level. I've always had a roadster on my wish list along with a 510. Enjoy

  26. #26
    Registered User 73str86's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-25856
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Augusta, Georgia, United States
    Posts
    79

    Default

    She's beautiful. Have a name yet? I've been eyeballing a local 1600 myself.
    http://www.hookit.com/members/triingsoldier/

  27. #27
    Supporting Member Zedyone_kenobi's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-16285
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Houston
    Age
    47
    Posts
    2,919

    Default

    I need a set of OEM seats for it. Unfortunately the owner put in miata seats which I hate. I love the OEM looking seats with the headrest.

    The interior is black, but I have pretty much convinced myself I am going to go red, or saddle brown.
    1971 240Z HLS30-38691
    93.9% done and getting better every day
    Now with 100% more DATSUN SPIRIT L28 Power
    1968 Datsun 2000 SRL311-03416

  28. #28
    Z geek at large FastWoman's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-19635
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Hampton Roads, VA
    Posts
    2,787

    Default

    Zedyone, I'm green with envy. We have a rule in my family: No more than one toy per person. My Z is both my DD and my allotted toy. Our Miata is our other toy (allotted to my other half). How I would love to have one of those little roadsters, though! Very sweet!
    My last three sports cars while I still owned all three:

    2001 BMW Z3 Roadster 3.0i soft/hard top (sold)
    1966 Ford Mustang Coupe (sold)
    1978 Datsun 280Z (enjoying very much )

  29. #29
    Registered User mjr45's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-21301
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Divide, CO
    Posts
    572

    Default

    Very nice, I always liked the roadster, but have never driven one. I used to want an MGB but all the weird British stuff turned me off. Have fun.
    75 280Z almost done
    49 Chevy 3100 p/u next project
    96 Dodge 2500 4X4 tows my 5th wheel

  30. #30
    Supporting Member Zedyone_kenobi's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-16285
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Houston
    Age
    47
    Posts
    2,919

    Default

    Loaded up and on the way to the house..should have it by mid week!









    I know it is not Z content, but I will have a pick of them side by side soon enough
    1971 240Z HLS30-38691
    93.9% done and getting better every day
    Now with 100% more DATSUN SPIRIT L28 Power
    1968 Datsun 2000 SRL311-03416

  31. #31
    Nova Scotia,Canada,Earth Blue's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-7641
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    NS
    Posts
    4,085

    Default

    "93.9% done" lol
    There is scarcely anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse, and sell a little more cheaply.
    The person who buys on price alone is this man's lawful prey.


    John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)



    ZCars in Eastern Canada seaport ready for shipment to Europe

    http://ZSportCanada.com


  32. #32
    Registered User Travel'n Man's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-14147
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Western North Carolina
    Age
    60
    Posts
    1,486

    Default

    Nice!
    Life's a journey; enjoy the ride!

    Mitchell
    L28 - N42 Block w/Flat tops - N42 Rebello Head & Cam - Triple 40 PHH Mikuni's - Headers - Recaro Seats -
    R180 3.9 Diff - Close Ratio 5 Speed - Toyota Vented Brake Upgrade w/ Porterfield High Performance Pads & Shoes

    1972 Datsun 240z
    HLS30-75040


  33. #33
    Supporting Member Zedyone_kenobi's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-16285
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Houston
    Age
    47
    Posts
    2,919

    Default

    I should update that Blue... I will be keeping the STI diff, so I may have broken 94% now.
    1971 240Z HLS30-38691
    93.9% done and getting better every day
    Now with 100% more DATSUN SPIRIT L28 Power
    1968 Datsun 2000 SRL311-03416

  34. #34
    petrolhead spitz17's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-20758
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Bay Area, CA
    Posts
    618

    Default

    Sweet addition!
    '72 Fairlady 240Z-L - HS30-10052, Imported in 1973 from Yokota Airbase
    '70 240Z - HLS30-19927, History in SCCA CP & Trans-Am, ICSCC CIP, IMSA GTU
    '77 Porsche 930 Turbo Carrera - Black on black
    '13 Subaru BRZ Limited - Daily Driver

  35. #35
    Registered User Jeff G 78's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-7975
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Northville, Michigan
    Age
    54
    Posts
    1,895

    Default

    Awesome Roadster! Great add to the garage.
    Jeff
    Northville, Michigan
    IZCC #1285
    '78 280 10:1 CR, Arizona Z Car header, urethane bushings, Tokico springs, Illumina struts, Panasports w/Hankook R-S2 225/50R16 tires, Maxima 105 amp alternator
    http://www.classiczcars.com/photopos...00&ppuser=7975
    '74 260Z BRE look-alike crap can for Optima Batteries ChumpCar World Series Racing racing
    https://www.facebook.com/Jeff.Grauer

  36. #36
    Supporting Member Zedyone_kenobi's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-16285
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Houston
    Age
    47
    Posts
    2,919

    Default

    tlorber... I have joined 311s.org and I have been lucky to find datsunparts.com. What an amazing resource. I have a few parts lined up. first I need a touneau cover. It does not have one. Then I think I am going to order that complete super kit for the interior and do an entire black to red conversion. I love the white / red combo. The only combo I love more is the silver red. So if I ever get her painted I will be tempted, even though it was originally white (which I really do like as well)

    More info. It has 70100 miles on the chassis. The motor has been rebuilt once at 59000 miles, but the original block / heads valve cover etc are all in the car. It is funny, my Z had 69800 miles on the chassis when I first bought it. THe similarities of these two cars for me is crazy. Exact same purchase price as well. I will not be getting crazy with this one. I know it has the Gary Boone Electronic Dizzy, which is great, and it has the Datsun B cam. It has had the SU's removed and is running Webers DCOE 45's. It should be a screamer.
    1971 240Z HLS30-38691
    93.9% done and getting better every day
    Now with 100% more DATSUN SPIRIT L28 Power
    1968 Datsun 2000 SRL311-03416

  37. #37
    Z Club of San Diego Montezuma's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-10665
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    San Diego
    Age
    56
    Posts
    1,063

    Default

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	The Roadster.jpg 
Views:	38 
Size:	142.6 KB 
ID:	71497

    67 1600; with a 2000 stroker. New red iterior from Les at Classic Datsun.

  38. #38
    Supporting Member Zedyone_kenobi's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-16285
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Houston
    Age
    47
    Posts
    2,919

    Default

    I am loving those yellow fogs man!
    1971 240Z HLS30-38691
    93.9% done and getting better every day
    Now with 100% more DATSUN SPIRIT L28 Power
    1968 Datsun 2000 SRL311-03416

  39. #39
    Nova Scotia,Canada,Earth Blue's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-7641
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    NS
    Posts
    4,085

    Default

    Englishman in France
    There is scarcely anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse, and sell a little more cheaply.
    The person who buys on price alone is this man's lawful prey.


    John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)



    ZCars in Eastern Canada seaport ready for shipment to Europe

    http://ZSportCanada.com


  40. #40
    Registered User ZCurves's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-7312
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Spring, Texas USA
    Age
    56
    Posts
    1,052

    Default

    I am sooo jealous.
    Andrew (ZCurves)
    1978 Coupe - HLS30-440105
    Spring, Texas USA

    pro deo et patria
    My Albumz

  41. #41
    Supporting Member Zedyone_kenobi's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-16285
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Houston
    Age
    47
    Posts
    2,919

    Default

    Don't be jealous yet, the final joke could be on me. I have just purchased a car without even driving it. Classic stupid decision. It may end up very badly. But I may also get lucky. We will see. Fingers crossed. She should arrive tomorrow!
    1971 240Z HLS30-38691
    93.9% done and getting better every day
    Now with 100% more DATSUN SPIRIT L28 Power
    1968 Datsun 2000 SRL311-03416

  42. #42
    Supporting Member Diseazd's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-14126
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Richmond
    Posts
    1,852

    Default

    Always fun to see the transport pull up to unload! Almost like Xmas only better. I've bought 5 without seeing the actual car in the flesh. Never been disappointed yet......the car looks great....I'm sure it'll be a good experience for you Zedy. I'm happy for you!
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/1404980...7600346077563/
    ______________________________________________
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/1404980...7603350695459/

    70, 71, 2 72's, and a 73 240z....
    90 300zx and a 1996 Acura NSX.....but who's counting?

  43. #43
    Registered User Jeff G 78's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-7975
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Northville, Michigan
    Age
    54
    Posts
    1,895

    Default

    Site unseen cars have been hit or miss for me. All in all, I'd do it again, but those first 10 minutes with the new car are really scary.
    Jeff
    Northville, Michigan
    IZCC #1285
    '78 280 10:1 CR, Arizona Z Car header, urethane bushings, Tokico springs, Illumina struts, Panasports w/Hankook R-S2 225/50R16 tires, Maxima 105 amp alternator
    http://www.classiczcars.com/photopos...00&ppuser=7975
    '74 260Z BRE look-alike crap can for Optima Batteries ChumpCar World Series Racing racing
    https://www.facebook.com/Jeff.Grauer

  44. #44
    Supporting Member Zedyone_kenobi's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-16285
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Houston
    Age
    47
    Posts
    2,919

    Default

    Thanks guys.

    Car should arrive today. Just waiting to hear from driver!
    1971 240Z HLS30-38691
    93.9% done and getting better every day
    Now with 100% more DATSUN SPIRIT L28 Power
    1968 Datsun 2000 SRL311-03416

  45. #45
    Registered User tlorber's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-20299
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Los Angeles
    Age
    55
    Posts
    1,190

    Default

    Stephen,
    You should look at the actual vinyl samples before committing to a color. I remember when I was redoing mine, I thought that the "red" was a bit on the burgundy side for what I wanted, so Dean had the interior guy make me a set that was a slightly brighter, truer red.
    Tlorber
    '73 240 +/- done
    '73 240 survivor
    '69 SRL 311
    '54 GMC Going onto S10 frame w/LS motor
    '99 Lexus GS Driver

  46. #46
    Supporting Member Zedyone_kenobi's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-16285
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Houston
    Age
    47
    Posts
    2,919

    Default

    Driver is stuck in dallas as another customer has not bothered to show up to pick up his cars. So I am pushed waaay back. May be as late as saturday.

    GRRRRR

    I actually like a bit of burgundy.

    If you think of the silver and burgundy Singer 911 you are getting what I am saying. But I will definitey ask for samples as your requested bud. Thanks for the good advice.
    1971 240Z HLS30-38691
    93.9% done and getting better every day
    Now with 100% more DATSUN SPIRIT L28 Power
    1968 Datsun 2000 SRL311-03416

  47. #47
    Registered User Bonzi Lon's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-11300
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Kingman, Kansas
    Age
    65
    Posts
    1,155

    Default

    This is a Datsun 2000 advertizing postcard printed in March of 1968. The tag is 1968 and the model looks like a 'Bond' girl. The back states:

    'New Datsun Sports Cars! Two models! 2000 has new 135 h.p. OHC engine, all-syncho 5 speed transmission. 1600 has race-proven 96 h.p. engine, all-synchro 4 speed. Both deliver complete-all you add is fun! DATSUN - The Value Car of the Year!'

    The only other card I have found in this (3-68) series is a 4 door white 510 sedan.

    Bonzi Lon
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	datsun pc8.jpg 
Views:	35 
Size:	242.8 KB 
ID:	71594  
    1973 HLS30-168500
    1968 SPL311-18100
    1969 HLS30-000110 SOLD Shipped to Dubai UAE
    CZCC#11300

    Ones and Zeros

    "We drive only blue cars." Dishwalla

  48. #48
    Supporting Member Diseazd's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-14126
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Richmond
    Posts
    1,852

    Default

    If you think of the silver and burgundy Singer 911 you are getting what I am saying. But I will definitey ask for samples as your requested bud. Thanks for the good advice.

    .......and the Singer 911 is only $350,000.00. Go ahead Stephen....one would look great in your garage!
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/1404980...7600346077563/
    ______________________________________________
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/1404980...7603350695459/

    70, 71, 2 72's, and a 73 240z....
    90 300zx and a 1996 Acura NSX.....but who's counting?

  49. #49
    Nova Scotia,Canada,Earth Blue's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-7641
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    NS
    Posts
    4,085

    Default

    There is scarcely anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse, and sell a little more cheaply.
    The person who buys on price alone is this man's lawful prey.


    John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)



    ZCars in Eastern Canada seaport ready for shipment to Europe

    http://ZSportCanada.com


  50. #50
    Registered User
    Member ID
    CZCC-29189
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Farmington, MI
    Age
    36
    Posts
    131

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Zedyone_kenobi View Post
    ... May be as late as saturday.
    Well?
    Last edited by bacarl; 05-22-2014 at 06:06 AM.
    Brian
    73 240Z HLS30-151534

  51. #51
    Registered User Jeff G 78's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-7975
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Northville, Michigan
    Age
    54
    Posts
    1,895

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by bacarl View Post
    Well?
    Jeff
    Northville, Michigan
    IZCC #1285
    '78 280 10:1 CR, Arizona Z Car header, urethane bushings, Tokico springs, Illumina struts, Panasports w/Hankook R-S2 225/50R16 tires, Maxima 105 amp alternator
    http://www.classiczcars.com/photopos...00&ppuser=7975
    '74 260Z BRE look-alike crap can for Optima Batteries ChumpCar World Series Racing racing
    https://www.facebook.com/Jeff.Grauer

  52. #52
    Boat Anchor Repairman Captain Obvious's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-24608
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Philadelphia, PA
    Posts
    1,845

    Default

    I love that movie. I throw out quotes every now and then, and the best I can hope for is blank stares of "no idea what you're talking about". Worst that happens is I piss someone off...

    So is it there yet?????

  53. #53
    Supporting Member Zedyone_kenobi's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-16285
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Houston
    Age
    47
    Posts
    2,919

    Default







    Got her inspected today, balanced the carbs, checked timing, and cleaned her up a bit.

    She is a solid 5 foot car. Drives wonderfully
    1971 240Z HLS30-38691
    93.9% done and getting better every day
    Now with 100% more DATSUN SPIRIT L28 Power
    1968 Datsun 2000 SRL311-03416

  54. #54
    Supporting Member Diseazd's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-14126
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Richmond
    Posts
    1,852

    Default

    Zedy.....Are those Panasports on your Z? Good choice old boy......much nicer than the other brand you had on it before! IMO
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/1404980...7600346077563/
    ______________________________________________
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/1404980...7603350695459/

    70, 71, 2 72's, and a 73 240z....
    90 300zx and a 1996 Acura NSX.....but who's counting?

  55. #55
    Supporting Member Zedyone_kenobi's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-16285
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Houston
    Age
    47
    Posts
    2,919

    Default

    Yup Guy, those are the panasports my Z came with when I bought it. I have taken them off and on many times when I get a penchant for something different and I want to rock my VTO LeMans. But time after time, I keep coming back to the Panasports. They are just timeless and classic. I am very fortunate to find a roadster with panasports as well.
    1971 240Z HLS30-38691
    93.9% done and getting better every day
    Now with 100% more DATSUN SPIRIT L28 Power
    1968 Datsun 2000 SRL311-03416

  56. #56
    Boat Anchor Repairman Captain Obvious's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-24608
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Philadelphia, PA
    Posts
    1,845

    Default

    Awesome. I'm jealous!

  57. #57
    Supporting Member Diseazd's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-14126
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Richmond
    Posts
    1,852

    Default

    Well Kudos for making the right choice.....they really set your silver car off......beautiful car....and the white box is nice too!
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/1404980...7600346077563/
    ______________________________________________
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/1404980...7603350695459/

    70, 71, 2 72's, and a 73 240z....
    90 300zx and a 1996 Acura NSX.....but who's counting?

  58. #58
    Registered User Jeff G 78's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-7975
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Northville, Michigan
    Age
    54
    Posts
    1,895

    Default

    Wow, that's really beautiful. Nice purchase!
    Jeff
    Northville, Michigan
    IZCC #1285
    '78 280 10:1 CR, Arizona Z Car header, urethane bushings, Tokico springs, Illumina struts, Panasports w/Hankook R-S2 225/50R16 tires, Maxima 105 amp alternator
    http://www.classiczcars.com/photopos...00&ppuser=7975
    '74 260Z BRE look-alike crap can for Optima Batteries ChumpCar World Series Racing racing
    https://www.facebook.com/Jeff.Grauer

  59. #59
    Supporting Member Zedyone_kenobi's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-16285
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Houston
    Age
    47
    Posts
    2,919

    Default

    Need to post an update. I got my OEM seats back in from the upholstery shop and just installed now vinyl in the back ... Car is looking REALLY good now.

    What a completely rewarding job that is. Makes such a huge difference.




    from this


    to this
    1971 240Z HLS30-38691
    93.9% done and getting better every day
    Now with 100% more DATSUN SPIRIT L28 Power
    1968 Datsun 2000 SRL311-03416

  60. #60
    Supporting Member Diseazd's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-14126
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Richmond
    Posts
    1,852

    Default

    Nice transition Zedy! Love to see things done right. The Datsuns sure look awesome side by side.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/1404980...7600346077563/
    ______________________________________________
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/1404980...7603350695459/

    70, 71, 2 72's, and a 73 240z....
    90 300zx and a 1996 Acura NSX.....but who's counting?

  61. #61
    Supporting Member Zedyone_kenobi's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-16285
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Houston
    Age
    47
    Posts
    2,919

    Default

    You would know man!

    They do have totally different personalities. The Z is the jock of the two. After I stripped out the bleed threads to the roadster today on the front passenger caliper, don't ask... apparently there is a BB in there that seals, and I had no idea about that. It got ugly, profanities were involved, which naturally lead to my credit card being used. Well after all that, I took out the Z for a feel better spin. I am so pleased with where the Z is. That thing feels like a completely DONE car. It drives idles and reaches 7k with so much zest. She makes all the right sounds when you want her to, and nothing when you don't. Just needs paint and I consider the Z rally ready.
    1971 240Z HLS30-38691
    93.9% done and getting better every day
    Now with 100% more DATSUN SPIRIT L28 Power
    1968 Datsun 2000 SRL311-03416

  62. #62
    Boat Anchor Repairman Captain Obvious's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-24608
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Philadelphia, PA
    Posts
    1,845

    Default

    So about your Miata seats... I can see the top of one of them in the background of your pic. Why did you hate them?

    At the last local import show, I went walking down "Miata Road" looking at the seats. Info was sketchy and hard to put together, but I believe there are (at this date) maybe four different styles?

    First - something like 90 to 98
    Second - something like 99-00
    Third - something like 01-05
    Fourth - 05-present

    I think yours are the second generation.

    A couple generous Miata owners also offered me the opportunity to sit in their seats, so I have some seat of the pants impressions (get it?), but I want to hear yours.

  63. #63
    Boat Anchor Repairman Captain Obvious's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-24608
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Philadelphia, PA
    Posts
    1,845

    Default

    Zedyone, Any details you can share on what you disliked about the Miata seats?

  64. #64
    Supporting Member Zedyone_kenobi's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-16285
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Houston
    Age
    47
    Posts
    2,919

    Default

    OH yes, One big detail.

    They are NOT OEM Datsun Roadster seats.

    They were nice and firm, but not too much, they fit me well, they were light, and looked decent. They moved up and back with ease, they reclined with ease. The fabric was well looked after. They were easy to get in and out of, they did not rub bad on the sides the back or the legs. They were perfectly functional...

    But they broke the cardinal rule. They were not original to the car. So they had to go.



    It is really as simple as that.

    Here is a better look.

    they are for sale by the way.

    1971 240Z HLS30-38691
    93.9% done and getting better every day
    Now with 100% more DATSUN SPIRIT L28 Power
    1968 Datsun 2000 SRL311-03416

  65. #65
    Boat Anchor Repairman Captain Obvious's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-24608
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Philadelphia, PA
    Posts
    1,845

    Default

    Oh! I thought it was something functional that you didn't like. I lurk seat swap threads and I've seen some not so good reviews of the Miata seats. My interpretation of the consensus is that they look a lot better than they feel. Especially the first design.

    My own personal impressions after sitting in them is that the ones you have were undeserving of the bad press.

    Getting a little off topic now, but I shied away from the Miata seats because of the reputation and am going with Fiero seats instead.

    Thanks for the feedback and info!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Newest addition to the garage.
    By Diseazd in forum Open S30 Z Discussions
    Replies: 141
    Last Post: 10-25-2014, 10:48 AM
  2. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-25-2013, 01:11 AM
  3. New Addition to the Garage
    By Ben's Z in forum Open S30 Z Discussions
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-28-2012, 07:34 AM
  4. 25 x 25 garage / 2-post lift & garage door placement?
    By 7T1240 in forum Open Discussions
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 12-16-2008, 12:09 PM

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •