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Fairlady Right hand drive

Hope this is the right spot to post. I have a couple of questions.
I am recently purchased an import from Japan and it was all apart and the body is pretty rusty,
thinking of cutting out the fire wall and installing it in a good body. Would that work, any other
1. is the wiring harness the same as in a Left hand?
2. Does anyone have any stock pictures of the engine compartment - with a stock L20 installed.
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Can't really help you as I had to look up whether a Fairlady Z ever came with an L20 motor. Seems it did but in Japan, not in the USA. This is going to be an interesting project if you can get it going. Hopefully someone will chime in with knowledge of your particular beast.

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Thank you, Yes I hope someone has some engine compartment pictures or some Pics from a manual.
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plenty of photos. The value is in its original chassis.
what you propose is a RHD conversion of a 240/260/280 and will never have the value of a restored actual S30 model vehicle.

What are you looking at engine pix for anyway? What are you trying to determine?

The dash and some of the body harness is different, but mostly the same.
The LHD dash harness can be used as an RHD by shortening the wires and moving them to the appropriate places on the RHD Dash. Generally though, rehabilitation through competent means restores even the worst RHD Dash. People with them usually weren't hacks like most LHD owners in the USA.

There are differences in the wiring in regards to which lights come on when, which blink and which don't...

Really you need to determine what you are going for and state it outright rather than looking for the answers you think you need. People will answer whatever you want, but you can screw yourself into a corner really quickly going down the wrong route...make a lot of work and get nothing in return!

What year/configuration Fairlady Z do you have, and really what condition is it in?

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