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  1. I have the following for sale - these parts lived in a dry climate and have been in storage for many years: Two 240z hoods. Both are OEM and in very good condition with no rust. If you would like more pictures, I can get them for you. ***Edit many more pics of hoods below. These are both available (11/7/2018) hood 1 $300: hood 2: $300 Two 240z tailgate/hatches. Not aware if there are any aftermarket versions of these - these are OEM. Both of these have the original Nissan glass as well. Tailgate/Hatch #1 (slight damage to rear edge) $150. *** Edit - Hatch #1 is SOLD (11/7/2018) This first one has horizontal defrost lines. I do not know if the defrost grid is functional. The lines look to be in good condition. The glass is in excellent condition. No significant rust anywhere. One piece of stainless trim has a mark: Tailgate/hatch 2 $250: *** Edit: This one is no longer for sale for now - I may need it for my car (11/7/2018): This one is complete with original Nissan glass, stainless trim, and a white inner trim panel. This hatch came to me via the Denver area, and has no rust. I can get more pics. 240z fender - passenger side $250 - OEM part ***Edit - still available! (11/7/2018) Straight, very little rust (only in the bottom corner): This part came to me from the Denver CO area - no accident damage. Does not come with the headlight housing which is currently attached to it in the pictures. That is also for sale however. Headlight housings - metal (left and right) *** Edit - still available (11/7/2018) All mounting studs straight and intact with nice threads. $100 each: Again, happy to provide additional pictures.
  2. Updated original post - basically one hatch sold, one hatch no longer up for sale, everything else still available.
  3. Updating with some pics of the hoods - this is hood #1 from desert climate - not even surface rust inside the front structure. The mounting holes have been slotted by someone which I didn't notice until taking pics. I have come across that before on another hood - it's an easy fix (mig weld and file) -$300  Hood number #2 - acquired in Virginia in the early 90's from a 1972 240z and stored inside since ($300):
  4. Based on looking online, the Nissan hatches are the same from around mid 1971 to 1978. https://zcarsource.com/hatch-240z-260z-280z-71-5-78-coupe-used The thing about hatch number 2 is that the defrost grids are vertical. From more researching online, I believe hatch #2 is from a car made between 1/1971 and 1/1972. https://zhome.com/History/New71Late.htm https://zhome.com/History/DesignChanges.htm Why don't I take some more pictures of it and get back to you. You can compare to yours and see.
  5. Price drop - Now $250 for the 495"/290 degree cam. Stock cam is still available - will ship to your cam regrinder.
  6. Brand new Schneider camshaft with mods. This one has been nitrided and has been drilled, tapped and an hed head type npt plug installed in the back. Current price is $275 at Schneider (no nitride and press fit plug in back): http://schneidercams.com/290F_L6.aspx $300 plus regular Fed Ex shipping to your destination. Sorry this picture is blurry - but the top has "290F": Stock, OEM datsun "A" cam for use with a spray bar (not internally drilled). Can be used after cleaning off the cosmoline (it has been coated) and polishing the journals, or this is a good cam core for a regrind. $50 plus reg Fed Ex shipping to your destination:
  7. N42 intake and one thermostat housing have been sold. Other stuff is available.
  8. For Sale: N42 non-EGR intake manifold - comes with injectors, injector mounting hardware, some sensors, etc. (look at pics) - no throttle body. Don't know if injectors or sensors are good - this came off a salvage engine. $140 plus regular FedEX shipping. Stock throttle body in fair condition. Looks like it will clean up nicely. Throttle position sensor looks to be in good condition. Will ship with mounting bolts. $25 plus reg Fed Ex shipping. Two thermostat housings come with sensors - $20 each plus reg Fed Ex shipping - they are slightly different, so let me know which you want. Fuel rail $15 plus regular Fed Ex Shipping:
  9. I have a few 240z "rear" items for sale. Add regular Fed Ex shipping to all prices: Drum brakes which are in good condition. OEM aluminum brake drums with shoes which have the Porterfield R4 compound - quite suitable for track use. Near full amount of material is on the shoes. Drums do not need machining to run - not hot spots and liner surfaces not out of round. Shoes are labeled and kept associated with the drums they ran in - bedded and ready to install and go racing. $150 plus shipping. Rear anti-sway bar - believed to be an aftermarket Mulholland bar. Welded eyelet ends. $20 plus shipping. I may have some of the mounting hardware. I will edit this if I find it. Mustache bar for R180 differential. In good condition - $40 plus shipping.
  10. I have someone that wants the manifold already. Residential delivery - regular Fed Ex is $12.14. Call it $12 - so total would be $32. Ok?
  11. For sale are some original 240Z emissions parts which are, of course, discontinued and NLA from Nissan. I'll probably have more luck at classiczcars with these, however, maybe someone here is doing a restoration of one of their Z's. All of these were taken from a 72 240z around 1997 and has been sitting in a box in my garage. All prices - add for regular Fed - Ex for shipping. Original air pump with mounting bracket (and mount bolts). Spins freely by hand with no noticeable noise. No noticeable play in the shaft. $80 AB-Valve - or Anti-Backfire valve according to the factory service manual. T fitting and some OE hose clamps also - you get what is in the pictures. $20 Altitude compensation control: $20
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  13. Maybe you are reconsidering your cheap/cracked/noisy header. If you want to go back to an exhaust manifold, they can sometimes be hard to find because everyone throws them away. This is a very nice condition exhaust manifold for normally aspirated cars (not a turbo manifold). 3 studs for the down pipe are in good condition. I notice it has an internal divider separating the front 3 and back three cylinders (as cast from the factory) - I don't know if they are all that way. Effectively makes it a 3 - 2 setup. This came off a 75 or 76 Z. This part is for sale until I say it has sold, so if you are reading this a year from post date - it is still for sale. $30 plus regular Fed Ex shipping.
  14. I bought a couple of N42 engines out of a salvage yard a while back and today, while I was getting ready to sell some parts, I found this thing rattling around inside the N42 intake manifold. Anyone know what it is and its purpose? It appears that it was inside the manifold and somehow attached originally to the aluminum bosses that correspond to these three bolts on the outside. Garrett
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    ARE dry sump for L6 - Engine Drop

    I just heard back from Sandy Armstrong at ARE. "Garrett, Well, you have pointed out an error both in our catalog as well as on the internet....We have changed our 1120 pan to not have the full trough but to have rack clearance. So the way we manufacturer those now is like the one on the engine that you sent. Thanks for pointing that out I will get a new picture uploaded on the web site." So, the "new" ARE pan has more clearance at the rack. I'll buy one and figure out how much lower the engine can go.
  16. Anyone running a dry sump set up with an ARE pan? I'm looking into it and thinking about lowering the engine. I'm interested in lowering it by using custom or modified engine mounts. Curious if anyone has done this or something similar. Garrett
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    ARE dry sump for L6 - Engine Drop

    Been a while, but I was revisiting this topic and came across this picture on the Datsun Spirit site. This ARE sump pan appears to be a different design than the one shown on the ARE website. Can anyone confirm that the ARE pan has been redesigned so the "trough" (low part of the casting) is no longer running the full length of the pan? This design pictured would allow the engine to be dropped without interfering with the steering rack. I'll ask ARE and report back.
  18. How is this possible? This car on eBay, was made in 1/71 according to the door tag, but has VIN HLS30-14751. My car's tag has 12/70 and the VIN is HLS30-16511. Here is my VIN plate (unfortunately partially sandblasted by a prior owner): Can someone explain? Did this car on eBay get held up in production - set aside for a bit? Anyone else ever hear or confirm this occurred at all with this period of Datsun's? Also, the Zhome registry has lots of VINs that are close to mine more or less with regard to production date. And here are two VINs from the Zhome registry which sandwich the VIN of the car on eBay - both show 11/70 production dates: Garrett
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    WTB P90 Head

    I have a New Old Stock (NOS) P90A head. I bought it for an engine project and ended up changing directions. No cam, valves springs or retainers - just guides and cam towers. If interested, I'll look around a bit and come up with a price.
  20. Good to hear. I'm glad we were able to help. No ATF, use motor oil instead, pistons have to move/float freely through their entire movement range, needles and nozzles need to be in good shape (not interfering with each other at all) and installed correctly, fuel levels need to be set right. From there, setting nozzle heights and syncing the two carbs with each other properly is about all that is left for good carb operation. Extend the exhaust past the rear apron, a touch past the bumper is even better. A lot of the exhaust fumes come in around the tail light gaskets. They do not seal the tail lights to the tail light panel 100% even when new, and if they are dry rotted, then even less so. Pull your tail lights and have a look. The hatch seal (main one) doesn't seal 100% either. The curvature of the hatch panel doesn't contact the hatch seal firmly across it's entire surface (on my car at least). You can check by getting in the hatch area and fitting a shim/piece of thick paper all the way around the opening - checking for places where you can slip it between the hatch and the seal. Replace that seal if it is not in good shape. Also, a lot of people cause the car to run rich by installing the needles to far into the piston. You have to set the needles using the method I described.
  21. Honestly, I think that guy has carb tops from different years or something. The vents tubes, comparing between the two tops, are completely different. My 4 screw SU's had float chamber tops that were the same. 5 Star Rising - ditch the ATF. See post 13 here.
  22. Maybe different for different years... Have a look at this: By the way 5 Star Rising, don't follow ZTherapy method of setting float level. Look at the thread in this link - especially post 28. I never had any problems setting the float levels following the factory workshop manual instructions. No gross jets... I used the same needle and seat for both the front and the rear carburetor. I don't recall the posts and pins holding the floats being different heights for front vs. back carb.
  23. There should only be one crush washer under the needle/seat assembly. You're rigging if you do otherwise. Your tab that touches the needle looks all bent - definitely wrong. I'm going to look for a pic that shows what it should look like. Take a look at these
  24. I just looked again at your pics. That is not a Z on the base of the needle. It is an N. That was followed by the number - most likely 27. Those are the right ones. You really don't want to have scarring at that point of the needle. You may want to polish them up with some 2000 grit sandpaper, or think about replacing them down the road. Also, when assembled can you lift the pistons to the roof with your fingers, hold them tight against the roof and let go of them both really quick... and see if the pistons drop both at the same rate, and if they clunk on the carb floors. They should drop at the same rate. And they both should clunk. If they don't you've likely got a bent needle which can keep the pistons from seating. That will cause a lean condition as well.
  25. Honestly, until you confirm the cam timing, and the distributor drive are installed correctly, doing other things that rely on those to be right are half efforts. Even with the remanufactured distributor, you should get the markings on the casting so it can be properly identified. Assumptions, such as that they sold you the right reman distributor for example, don't help solve your problem. Facts are better. You need to do what I outlined in my last post. I became an expert with my 4 bolt SU carbs - I ran them for something like 15 years. There is a list of things that need to be done right for those to be right. However, quite a few things can be wrong on them, and they still work reasonably well. Just looking at the needles visually isn't going to help you identify them. New old stock ones I bought for my car came with black "ink" N27 printed on the fat part of the shaft that goes inside the piston. Easy to rub off... and once it is gone, no way to identify them by looking at them - you have to measure their diameter at specified intervals along the needles length and compare to notes others (search the internet) have made in that same regard. You can find that info online. The "Z" is probably just what a previous owner wrote on them with marker - no bearing on whether those are actually z car needles, or which z car needles, obviously. A lot of people don't know how to set the needles in the pistons right. And getting the needles in the correct position is a crucial thing about the Z's SU carburetors. To start, you have to wind the nozzles all the way in, have the domes off. Grab a piston and have the needle set screw loose enough to slide the needle in and out of the hole easily. Then put the needles in the pistons so the fat base portion sticks out easily an 1/8th of an inch. Next, set the set screw so it is just tight enough to keep so that the needles do not move on their own, but can move easily if pushed upon. Test this. The needles should move easily if you push or pull them in and out, but they should not move if you hold the piston vertically and shake it back and forth. Set the needle again so the base is proud of the piston bottom (both the channel and the bottom of the piston). Then set the pistons in the carb bodies making sure not to bump the needles as you align them to go into the nozzles. When you set the piston down all of the way, the ridge on the fat base of the needle will contact the nozzle - and the needle will be pushed up into the piston. This sets a "touching" or no gap fit between the shank of the needle and the nozzle top surface. Remove the piston carefully and tighten the needle set screw. When unscrew the nozzles to their initial settings per the manual, you will have the correct gap between the top of the nozzle and the base of the needle. The needles are now at the correct height. Other things: Don't bother with ATF in the piston tubes. Just use standard 10W30 motor oil. I tried ATF and it didn't work as well. There are low and high markings on the screw in "dip" sticks. Set them both to full when the sticks are threaded all the way in - don't go over. I used a small bottle (like air tool oil) which allowed me to add single drops of oil at at time - as necessary to get the level set precisely. If you don't have a carburetor synchronizer tool, buy one. You need to get the air coming into each carb to be the same amount. This is done at two places: at idle, and "off idle". Until you set this correctly - the front three and back three pistons will try to operate like two different engines. Obviously, not a good idea - not smooth. With these things and those of my prior post - if you do them and can supply specifics back, maybe the solution to your problem(s) won't be far off.