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General Information

Year
1973
Make
Datsun
Model
240z
Color
Silver
History
Father son project. Car was found on a farm in Stockton, CA. Son and I completely disassembled in march 2012 , body was sand blasted and powder coated flat black. suspension was sand blasted and powder coated sliver gloss. Engine, transmission, and rear end was rebuilt. car was re-assembled to look like a stock '72 240z with the following exceptions - Modern wheels and rims, and side view mirrors. The car was back on the road in June 2013, however we are going through the car to optimize the systems.
1973 Datsun 240z (Silver)

Modifications

Drivetrain
The motor looks stock, however we did make a few modifications....

280z engine, balanced to death, 10:1 compression, mild cam, P90 head, piston to head clearance 0.037". 6-2-1 headers with 2 bungs, SU carbs, Electronic ignition.

This pushes a 5speed 280z transmission and a stock rear end.
Interior
Stock

Dash fully restored (including gauges), Momo steering wheel, Mustang leather shift knob (5 speed), all new plastic and vynal.

Note we did sound proof the interior with a soundproffing material we got from canada. Both dirvers dooor and passenger door internal metal brace was repaired and re-glued (silicone) to the outer skin for reinforcement. Sound deadening material was added to door skin and roof skin prior to interior assembly. This worked VERY well!
Exterior
Exterior was completely restored to stock. there is no filler on this car. We replaced right rear quarter skin, front right lense area, drivers door, and front right fender.

Finding clean metal was quite difficult! It especially took a long time to source a pristine right quarter panel.

Car is painted BMW space moon grey.
Audio
4 pioneer speakers - 2- 2way speakers in the door and 2 speakers just below the rear windows. 100W/channel x4 kenwood amplifier plus kenwood head unit
Suspension
Tokiko shocks and springs. Stock rubber bushings all around, suspension fully disassembled, powdercooated and re-assembled with stock rubber bushings. I did add a T/C kit along with the new shocks and springs.

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