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Good evening! I am new to all of this Datsun stuff. I have some experience building and working on Karmann Ghia's and other VWs. Looking forward to getting to work. I live a few hours east of Toronto and love being in Canada. Name is Matthew. 

 

I recently bought a 74 260z 2+2. I know these are likely the least popular of the Zs but I love the 2+2. Little bit longer but let's face it, none of the Zs are very large cars. 

 

I am going to get to work on the car asap and will be seeking much advice and encouragement. My car is a bit rough and like most people, I am inheriting someone else's failed attempt to rebuild the car. The engine is, I understand, numbers matching with chassis and has only 52,000 miles. Tranny is functional. Interior is not in the car but is in good shape other than some rips in the driver's seat. Has a set of ROTA wheels which are okay but will likely go in the future in favour of something a little larger. 

 

Needs primarily body work. I am looking for two new front fenders, hood, and headlight housing.... although car came with each of the parts mentioned. I would like a bit better quality if I can find it. 

 

Car is red and is an early 74 260z. I will likley keep the car the original colour but may decide to go nuts and head for a gun metal grey or something like that. 

 

I am aware from past building that these projects are always much more pricey than you presume. I am okay with that. I will be keeping this one. I love these beautiful cars. 

 

I also likely overpaid for mine but in Canada, Zs are not cheap. 

 

That is all for now. I will try to post some pictures soon. Thanks in advance for all the help and knowledge I am hoping will be imparted my way!

 

Matt

 

 

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Welcome

You may find this information useful:

  • ·       Download a Factory Service Manual (FSM).  http://www.xenonzcar.com/s30/reference.html
  • ·       Download electrical schematics for your car.  PDFs are easier to read than those found in books. Some are in color.
  • ·       Buy the book How to Restore Your Datsun Z Car by Wick Humble. It will save you hours of searching for "how to" info.
  • ·       Focus on searching Hybridz as 99% of questions have already been addressed.
  • ·       Start bookmarking Z car parts suppliers - there are many!
  • ·       For SU carbs, parts and instructions go to Ztherapy.  Buy the "Just SUs" video.
  • ·       Remember these are 40 year old cars and will need restoration to be safe and drivable.
  • ·       Join ClassicZCars.com website and search there as well.
  • ·       Become well informed about modifications before asking questions. People will be more inclined to   answer informed questions.
  • ·       Search the Hybridz forums.
  • ·       Read all of the new member guidelines and FAQs

Links:

https://www.datsun-240z-upgrades.net/      Recommend the headlight relay harness

http://zhome.com/

https://www.zcar.com/

https://www.classiczcars.com/

http://www.zcarparts.com/

http://www.arizonazcar.com/

http://www.jagsthatrun.com/index.html

http://www.ztherapy.com/   

http://www.xenonzcar.com/reference.html

Edited by Miles

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