Wanted: Datsun 240Z L24 Engine

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Wanted: Datsun 240Z L24 Engine

Post by toycollector10 » Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:42 pm

Hi, can anyone help me? I'm in (big) trouble as the top end of my engine has gone 'porous' and is a write off. The block has yet to be tested but at a minimum needs to be re-sleeved. Does anyone have an engine for sale or know of one for sale or lying in a shed etc. Many thanks, Mark

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Post by merlin » Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:55 pm

Don't panic. Having the block re-sleeved is not too bad I had mine done 12 yrs ago and it is still holding up. It was around $80 per bore from memory.
You can always just replace the head if you can find aonther - trademe has them from time to time. If it is matching numbers engine, it is worrth the work. Another option is take it out and find a newer L28 to replace it with. I have done that in the last month.

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Post by toycollector10 » Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:00 pm

Hi Merlin, thanks for your support...No, I don't want to discard the block as matching numbers are important with these cars. So I really only need a head at this stage. I've just started looking so maybe there is a Cedric or similar 2.4 engine sitting in a wreckers yard somewhere.

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Post by Baker93 » Fri Jan 13, 2017 6:26 am

What head number is on your car ? Ill have a look at what i have. Also id be very surprised if you block needs to be sleeved. Generally speaking L blocks never need sleeving unless you are doing something extreme or are very pedantic and wish to keep the standard bore size.

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Post by old_datto_fan » Fri Jan 13, 2017 6:50 am

Likewise I have 2 or 3 heads in my collection and can check once we know what head you have.

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Post by toycollector10 » Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:46 am

Hi guys, thanks for getting involved for me. The head has NISSAN JAPAN E88 stamped on it. One other thing, when the block is out of the car I would like to paint it in the standard blue colour. Does anyone know what the paint code for that is so that I can get a rattle can made up. Many thanks.

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Post by merlin » Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:06 am

If you still have the blue paint on the harmonic balancer or the alternator bracket I would take either one of the off and take it to an automotive paint shop and get them to colour match with an enamel paint I did that years ago and just used a brush to apply. You can't see any brush marks because the block is rough cast anyway

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Post by Baker93 » Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:23 pm

Hi I have an E88 head here which i could part with. Lets just call it a casting as it is stripped and would require new seats and guides and all the stuff swapped from your head. Call me on 0274-976-951 if you want to discuss this stuff.

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Post by toycollector10 » Tue Jan 17, 2017 4:27 pm

Many thanks for Baker93 for his offer of an E88 head. I bought a re-manufactured one off eBay before I got to see his post. For some reason his reply to my topic didn't go to my email. Please don't post up how it might all turn to custard for me as it has already been consigned to the freighter. I know it's a risk but the seller has good feedback and youtube videos.

Bought from this 240Z specialist https://www.californiadatsun.com/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBUjfSFLJQY

so I just have to keep my fingers crossed. It was a case of a bird in the hand etc.....
Of course the mechanic phoned today and there's a problem with the clutch and there are other issues with the car. It was inevitable that it would be one of those think of a number then double it projects. I've taken the radiator to a specialist shop to have it examined/re-cored/painted or just cleaned out as the case may be. Wish me luck, boys........

I'm still looking for the correct blue/green paint code. I think the block was repainted some time ago and I'm not sure the existing blue is correct.

Clutch: Does anyone know what the correct part is? I researched this issue a lot when I had the gearbox reconditioned and thought I had it right, but no! I like a standard clutch not a heady duty race one. Hoping you can help.

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Post by merlin » Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:02 pm

I have bought parts from Californiadatsun.com and have not had problems at all. Good communication and they have been around for quite some time so they must be doing something right

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Post by nismofan » Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:15 pm

have an engine here complete for sale from a 73 240z call me on 0272295141
My wife thinks I have a problem with cars .( 7 classic cars and 2 motorbikes ) She's right I do . I need a bigger garage .

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Post by toycollector10 » Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:52 pm

Hello mods please archive this post as I have found an E88 head. Thanks, Mark

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