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#661 datsunfreak

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Posted 24 March 2018 - 05:33 AM

Strange enough, the SNR of my (European spec) cars are one Digit shorter...

Service bulletin 231 (1976 introduction of the Datsun 280Z, America) also mentions a 6-digit VIN (HLS30-6digits). So i guess we just got a different vin-Block for european cars? I checked both my stamped serials as well as the VIN-plate. Both my cars only have HLS30-5digits

 

You are correct, sir. The USDM cars had 6 digits, and I believe all JDM cars did as well.

 

Were the EUDM cars assembled there in Europe, or in Japan? I believe I've seen a similar thing with Australian-assembled Datsuns using different VIN sequences. 


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Posted 24 March 2018 - 07:10 AM

You are correct, sir. The USDM cars had 6 digits, and I believe all JDM cars did as well.

 

Were the EUDM cars assembled there in Europe, or in Japan? I believe I've seen a similar thing with Australian-assembled Datsuns using different VIN sequences. 

As far as i know all european datsun's were assembled in Japan.


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Posted 27 March 2018 - 08:09 AM

FWIW, in my research on 510s, only USDM and JDM cars were assembled in Japan (at least post-'68). Most (if not all) others were assembled locally.

 

Does the door plate on yours say assembled in Yokohama?


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Posted 27 March 2018 - 08:20 AM

You just have to love the days, when this is in your mailbox (or next to it):
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But let's start in chronological order. On saturday i decided it's time to get rid of the old paint (Part two) of the lately acquired chin spoiler. Since the weak paint stripper (stronger ones are forbidden now in Switzerland). didn't do anything i got out my CSD Disks and that worked pretty well.. Before:
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And about an hour later:
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Yesterday the first package then showed up at the door. A set of Dixcel front disks for the OEM Brakes (for use with the MK63 solid type calipers). I decided to go for the optional black painted center-hubs, just for the looks and to prevent the area from surface rust, which is quite common there...
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And today some more stuff showed up at my door. Pitworks oil filter (mainly bought it because it was cheap and fitted in the same box for free..) 
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The lately released Hayashi oil filler cap. in an awesome packing that only the japanese can do :)
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Set of genuine JAF Emblems (not sure if i will put them on the car, but i liked it). will post some details about this in another post...
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Mspeed firewall rubber grommet
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Well and a little blingy Z-keychain (From mspeed), because i didn't have anything to put my keys on and it fitted in the package for free..
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Set of NOS brake pads. not interested in the pads themselves, but needed the metal-shims, which i messed up from my original set...
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Then some reading stuff. Japanese Z-story book. looks promising but have to study it first:
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Japense (later version) Z432-R & 240Z  Race & Rallye preparation manual... 
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has lots of technical information about how to prepare the car and some additional information.
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Nostalgic Hero S30Z only book.
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Seems to have some interesting cars and information inside as well...
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Oh and then a beautiful set of old used but restoreable Enkei mag wheels...
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Unfortunately the Shirt and Wheels are not for me or my project. I just helped a friend get them here. but because they're nice i thought i'd share the pictures anyway :)
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Posted 27 March 2018 - 08:33 AM

FWIW, in my research on 510s, only USDM and JDM cars were assembled in Japan (at least post-'68). Most (if not all) others were assembled locally.

 

Does the door plate on yours say assembled in Yokohama?

European cars didn't come with a door plate or SNR on top of the dashboard (only the one in the engine bay and the SNR stamped in the firewall),
but i know they came from Japan because they were imported in europe :)

The engine bay plate shows "Yokohama, Japan":
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And underneath the glovebox both cars i have were marked with japanese "Su-i-su" Characters, meaning it was an export car with destination switzerland.
(Thanks to Alan T. For the input)
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Posted 30 March 2018 - 11:51 AM

The engine bay plate shows "Yokohama, Japan":

 

Well, there you go.  :thumbup:

 

I learned something new today...  


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Posted 16 April 2018 - 08:18 AM

Facebook groups can suck. While there are always guys beeing A**holes on the internet, sometimes you really run into nice people that help you with your needs and do that happily as well! Recently i asked around if someone had a RH rear quarter panel in usable shape for sale, so my bodyshop doesn't have to make one from scratch (which is a lot more expensive over here). And a guy called Crow Aries immediately was in. It took a while to get all sorted out, but he even was kind enough to remove the old paint before shipping (didn't even ask for this!). Thank you so much sir! This is the car it was removed from:
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After some blasting and cleaning:
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Needs some minor work but still way better than getting this whole panel made from scratch. With this the RH-side of the car's body should be completed soon :)
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Oh and he was also kind enough to throw in a hood rod in the package since it appears that i accidentally sold the one i had.. Thanks again sir. Appreciate to deal with you!
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