Ok thanks for this @Corkola, I have follow up questions, because I wrote these year-by-year breakdowns in terms of production date, not model year designations.
I am revising the article to show more clearly which series were being built at the beginning of each model year.
I made a change to the SU carb part to show doubt in what historical info I found regarding what year they came out. You are right about the years, so I have changed the singular years headings to show a range in the headings instead. Sorry, should have thought of that beforehand!
uh...240Z was 2.4L. Did I miss that somewhere? Had a '72 4-speed with AC, great car. It did well. However, in retrospect, I am a bit surprised that I actually survived our relationship.
Thank you for this.
the old gal just sits mostly in my garage now. I bought another wreck and repaired it myself using spare parts from a donor Z and I drive that car daily during the spring summer and early fall. Sometimes I'll drive the yellow one but it's on non op so not too much. The blue one it seems everyone wants to buy it when ever I gas it up I get a lot of crazy people with some fairly crazy offers. My cars are not for sale at any price.
I never hung an engine in my life or even a transmission, never installed even a clutch but I did this myself and when I couldn't get the mount bolts to line up I called a guy and he told me to use ling number 3 Philips screwdrivers to align the bolt holes. It worked, I mounted the transmission to the motor and used a creeper and an engine hoist, I did it alone in my garage. The car came with a new dash in a cardboard box and I installed all the gauges and controls which I disassembled and rebuilt with parts that I painstakingly researched and purchased from various people and places. I actually refinished the old 240 steering wheel then used steel wool on it to five it that "worn" look.
The fuel injection system was in a box but I wanted to use SU carburetors which were worn out and I couldn't get them into sync so I removed them and sent them to an Z Carb Therapy for overhaul and modification. The brake lines and other parts were full of sand, so was the fuel lines. So I had to flush all that out and I painted and then installed the fuel tank and the filler neck and the other tanks, the old fuel lines were another story. I used 7/8 inch stainless springs inserted into the 1 inch fuel hoses to get them to bend without kinking and did the same with the heater hoses. I filled the tanks then drained them and strained the sand out of the gas and repeated it until i got the tank clean. I layed under the jacked up rear and used my knees to align the fuel tank and installed the mounting straps. Then i bought a battery and fired it up. Imagine my relief when the engine caught and the brake master vacuum allowed the brake pedal to move easily towards the floor and the brake lite shut off. The oil pressure gauge indicated normal and finally the temp gauge started moving towards center. Wow i brought a totally dead s30 back from the grave. I had tried to get the car registered a few years before but the guy at the DMV said no way, come back when it not on a trailer so drove it to the DMV with just a forged bill of sale and it took two gals and finally a supervisor to agree on issuing a title.