Jump to content


Member Since 27 May 2009
Offline Last Active Today, 06:53 AM

#1523378 Fire truck

Posted by zed1 on 13 October 2017 - 12:24 PM

Quick use of a phone!
The rear bumper may have survived. Those step bumpers are indestructible.

#1519539 Datsun parts give away

Posted by zed1 on 25 September 2017 - 04:56 PM

Please keep me in mind if you have any 520 parts.



#1519120 Original downpipe diameter

Posted by zed1 on 23 September 2017 - 03:07 PM

I want to confirm that I have a original downpipe sizing, my 1966 520 (J13 engine) measures 1.75 inches in diameter.  Can anyone confirm that the diameter on their 520 is also 1.75"




#1519096 Shift rift

Posted by zed1 on 23 September 2017 - 11:31 AM

Good update, I am glad its the clutch not the transmission.  That rebuild would be costly and time consuming to find gears and seals.


#1511492 What do you use to clean your old, rusty, gunky gas tank?

Posted by zed1 on 20 August 2017 - 07:59 AM

A point in coating the interior of the tank:


If the tank is not completely clean and free of impurities and rust, the coating will not affix to the metal and will detach.  It will then be pulled into the fuel line, blocking the fuel filter.  In some instances, the coating material will clog the fuel pump and/or carburetor.



#1503636 Air cleaner bracket

Posted by zed1 on 16 July 2017 - 11:41 AM

I purchased from a Japanese seller the rear air cleaner bracket




One side of the bracket has both light blue and dark blue paint.  Is it probable that as the engine went down the production line the bracket was installed and partially painted to match the dark blue engine block, which masking the lighter blue of the air cleaner?


It would be great if someone on the forum could check their bracket for a similar paint scheme.



#1503444 Source for hubcaps?

Posted by zed1 on 15 July 2017 - 08:12 AM


!!!!! perfect statement.


#1503436 Source for hubcaps?

Posted by zed1 on 15 July 2017 - 07:10 AM

Originals are chromed steel, aftermarket are aluminum.  Both have advantages and disadvantages.


#1500182 Billet dash control knobs.

Posted by zed1 on 30 June 2017 - 10:17 AM

It was in a lot of parts I purchased for my 520 project. It was recently sold to a Ratsun member.

#1500177 Billet dash control knobs.

Posted by zed1 on 30 June 2017 - 09:45 AM

Are you referring to part number 25595-28200




#1500057 Brake Hose to Body Bracket Nut Size

Posted by zed1 on 29 June 2017 - 04:48 PM

3/8”  fitting to bracket nut

#1498236 240z Part Suppliers

Posted by zed1 on 21 June 2017 - 09:09 AM

Always contact a Nissan dealer first, many parts are still available for the 240Z. Be wary of used electrical parts, oftentimes the only way to properly test them is to install them on a running vehicle.

#1497231 520 tailgate hinge PIN

Posted by zed1 on 17 June 2017 - 05:50 AM

Both Dorman and NAPA offer replacement hinge pins. 


#1483224 520 Build update

Posted by zed1 on 26 April 2017 - 06:22 PM

wayno, please see


#1483017 520 Build update

Posted by zed1 on 26 April 2017 - 06:37 AM

The holes on my rear bumperette are round (verses the square holes I have seen on other bumperettes).

All the rubber cushions I have seen have the square plug mounting point.

Has anyone found a rubber cushion with a round plug?