1972 Mount Airy MD

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Key Car Facts
-Model Year: 1972
-Odometer: 95K
-Engine: 6 cylinders
-Condition: Excellent

Ad Information
-Source: Craigslist
-Location: Mount Airy, Maryland
-Asking Price: $22500
-Contact:  Mark @ 3016559247

Original Content From Ad: This 72 Datsun 240z has gone through a pretty thorough and extensive rehab. The previous owner purchased the car from the original owner, who had stored the car for nearly 25 years in a climate controlled storage facility. After he purchased the car, he had all of the work listed below, done by Tidewater Z in Chesapeake, Virginia. I have the receipt for all of the work ($7K p/l).

Repairs made by Tidewater Z for previous owner.

Replaced both ball joints and tie rod assemblies, replaced ALL bushings.
Extensive brake work including the replacement of master cylinder, wheel cylinders, calipers, rotors, brake hoses, pads and shoes.
Replaced brake booster.
Replaced clutch master and slave cylinders and associated hoses.
Installed a custom-made, aluminum, racing radiator and associated hoses.
Replaced water pump and thermostat.
Rebuilt both SU carburetors, replaced fuel lines. Gas tank was removed, resealed and replaced.
Replaced fuel pump.
Replaced fuel tank/fuel level sending unit.
Replaced battery.
Overhauled ignition system including distributor cap, rotor, replacing points with electronic ignition, ignition coil, spark plugs and plug wires.
Replaced all light bulbs.
Installed new battery.
Replaced stock muffler with a high-performance ANSA muffler.
Installed a Stereo/CD player (I upgraded to an even better unit).
Replaced both horn units.
Added a fiberglass air dam and spoiler as well as fender flares at all four corners.
Replaced both front and rear bumpers.
Reupholstered both seats.

Repairs/Upgrades after I purchased the vehicle:

Replaced L24 engine with a L28, bored over .040, N47 Block.
1. Pressure Test.
2. Hot Tank Cleaning.
3. Threads Cleaned and Repaired.
4. New Flat Top 10.5/1 Compression, Oversized Pistons and Rings.
5. Re­bore Cylinder Walls with Specific Cross Hatch Cut.
6. New Freeze Plugs.
7. New High Temp Paint.
8. New Under­sized ACL Bearings.
9. Micro Knife Edged and Polished Crankshaft.
10. Inspected, Cleaned, Rods Checked.
Block was fitted with a remanufactured E88 high compression head with a mild racing cam. Added black anodized valve cover.
Engine was purchased from Datsun Parts, LLC
Oil pan was removed, soda blasted, painted and reinstalled along with new gasket.
Replaced main seal.
Replaced oil pump and oil pressure sending unit.
Installed new motor mounts (2).

Replaced stock differential with an R180, 4.11 gear-ratio open diff. out of a Nissan 240SX (delivers more torque providing quicker acceleration). Converted the differential to a limited slip by installing a Phantom Grip locker. (There is over $850 invested in parts and machining alone)
Replaced all 6 u-joints with competition grade units.

Replaced the stock transmission with a close ratio, 280ZX 5 speed transmission (completely rebuilt prior to installation by Datsun Parts, LLC.)
Refitted trans. with a RED speedo gear to keep the speedometer accurate.
Replaced the speedometer cable.
Replaced stock clutch with a stage 2 racing clutch (I’ve since returned to a stock unit for comfort and ease of driving, but have a brand new stage 3 clutch that comes with the car).
Replaced original 24 lb. steel flywheel with a 10.5 lb lightweight aluminum flywheel.

Installed ride-height adjustable, D2 racing coil-over shocks (32 dampening settings)
Car was lowered about 1.25 inches and balanced on scales.
Installed front end camber kit.
Installed Bump-steer kit returning front end geometry back to original after lowering car.
Installed front and rear shock tower bars.(removed rear as shock towers were connected by a welded-in bar that is part of the custom made roll bar.)
Installed custom-made, fully adjustable, rear lower control-arms (A arms) made by Techno Tuning.
Although brakes remain stock (all components having been rebuilt, including a new brake booster), all rubber brake lines were replaced with braided steel at all 4 corners.
ST Performance anti-sway bars were installed (1″ in front and ¾” in rear)
ALL bushings were replaced with urethane, including the steering shaft coupler as well and the steering rack mount bushings.
Installed 16X8 XXR 8 spoke rims matched with BF Goodrich, high performance 225/50/16 tires.

Replaced the rear valance (body panel below rear bumper appeared to have scraped a curb).
The only rust found on the vehicle were two small quarter sized areas of blistered paint spots (not perforated) on the insides of the front shock towers. Both areas of surface rust and surrounding metal were completely cut out with new metal welded in-place and repainted. One spot of blistered paint (surface rust, not perforated)on passenger side rocker panel near dog leg and one on the driver side with an additional pea sized area of blistered paint just aft of the wheel well of the front fender. Again, surface rust.
In all cases, the area of surface rust and surrounding metal cut out with new metal welded into place, surface properly prepared for repaint and primed. The only area where there was rust that perforated was an area on the driver’s side floor about the size of a pea. Because of it being perforated, rather than worry about future rust issues, instead of removing the area of rust and surrounding metal, the entire floor of the car was removed and replaced with a heavier gauge metal floor pan kit. In addition to the new floor pans, heavy gauge, frame rail replacements, plus frame/rail brackets that attach the new frame rails to the sub-frame of the front and rear were installed. All of these components were manufactured by Bad Dog Parts. This system connects the sub-frame of the front end to that of the rear sub-frame for the first time in the cars life and makes the car much more rigid than new and stock. Overkill in all instances, but I didn’t want to chase after rust and this upgrade considerably improves handling of the car. Once completed, the remaining undercarriage was wire-brushed, then undercoated with genuine “Lizardskin” insulating protective coating.

All of the glass was removed from the car, the hood, rear hatch and doors were removed as were the spoiler, air dam, fender flairs and bumpers, front and rear. The bumpers, spoiler, air dam and fender flairs were painted black. The car was sanded and painted with Datsun 115 metallic olive green paint. The car was reassembled and all rubber associated with the glass, doors, hood and hatch was replaced with new.
Replaced driver side door mirror with OEM Nissan part.
Replaced all emblems and badges with OEM Nissan parts.

Cooling system
Custom made aluminum 2 core, racing radiator (by previous owner).
Comes with two thermostats. . .165 degree and 190 degree.
Replaced all hoses/clamps associated with engine cooling system, including hoses to and from heater core.
Replaced heater control valve.

Fuel and exhaust
Added a custom made cold-air intake system including K/N filter that sits in front of the radiator. The original air box cover was replaced with a black, custom-made fiberglass air box cover with a “Z” logo. This air box cover fits with the original portion that contains the velocity stacks that attach to the carbs. . ..a fully functional and aesthetically pleasing piece of engineering.
Replaced the manual choke cables from the carbs back as well as the control unit, lever and knob.
Replaced entire stock exhaust system with a 6-2-1 ceramic coated, stainless header that leads to a custom made 2.5″ pipe, to a free flow resonator with 2.25″ pipe running to the ANSA twin tip, over and under muffler.(no longer available).
The rest of the fuel delivery system was replaced or rebuilt from the carbs back to the fuel tank by the previous owner(I just replaced the filler neck hose with the OEM part to keep fuel from leaking when making spirited left hand turns…a very common problem in early Z’s that has now been rectified.)

Electric and charging
Battery was replaced.
Alternator and voltage regulator were replaced.
Starter was replaced.
All lights operating as they should as well as rear window defogger.

Added ipod/iphone, Pandora, I Heart Radio compatible, CD AM/FM head unit with Bluetooth telephony, made by Kenwood.
Replaced the antenna wire and antenna with a black unit to match the fender flares and other black exterior components.
Added driver and passenger side PVC kick panels with Sony flush mount speakers.
Installed a carpet-covered, rear panel, speaker box housing 2 Kenwood 6 X 9, flush mount speakers.
Added an after-market center console.
Sound-proofed floors and rear compartment with a combination of Dynamat and Spray Dead vibration dampening sound deadener.
Replaced ALL interior carpeting.

A custom made roll bar was fabricated and welded in for safety and frame stiffening. It was made to be very tight fitting and inconspicuous from the outside of the car(as much as possible). A driver side, FIA compliant 4 point harness was added, and while not in use, sits behind the driver’s seat. The original 3 point seat belt/shoulder harnesses are intact and operable on both driver and passenger sides.
The seats were reupholstered by the previous owner and have no rips or tears.
The dashboard has no cracks.
Interior panels in cargo area were replaced with OEM parts. Door panels in excellent condition.

All interior features function as they should, glove box interior light, map light, overhead light, heater and vent controls, heater fan switch and blower, ALL gauges work as they should, including the clock that keeps reasonably accurate time( loses a minute or two every few days ).

This is as rust-free as any 240Z you will find, especially on the east coast. It has been thoroughly gone over and significantly improved over stock, yet still retains the vintage, classic 240Z lines. The exhaust note is one of a kind. This car has been in light rain ONCE since I’ve owned it and gets washed with a spray bottle and soft cloth instead of a soaking hose (don’t want water to get into places that cannot be towel dried). It has never been driven on wet and/or salted roads since I have owned it (once for less than 10 minutes in light rain as previously stated) and it lives in a garage.

YES….I have the receipts and/or photos for all of this work! There has been over $40K invested in this exceptional example of a 240Z. Although not a concourse, collector’s car, it is one of the best looking 240Z’s you will find anywhere and from a performance perspective, it is virtually a street-legal, road racing car. There will be some big horsepower, or tuner cars that might have better acceleration, but having a racing suspension in a 2300lb car, makes most street rides get smaller in the rearview mirror on the twisty turneys. Most fun driving machine I’ve ever owned. You cannot drive this car anywhere without people stopping you to ask about and/or take photos of it.
Only reason I’m considering selling it is to buy another clean Z or Datsun roadster for a project car AND buy a dedicated track car to get my SCCA racing license. Price is firm, with perhaps a little movement with a cash offer. $22,500 No tire kickers, or joy rides.


1972 Mount Airy MD


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