I will definitely let you know. My hope is to ultimately buy a 240z and renovate during retirement but first I want to learn the craft using the 280zx as the test piece.Wow good luck with that one as not heard the word Datsun for 20+ years and when finished if still alive would like to see the finished labour of LOVE.
Thank you gentlemen,
The parts are not an issue. I have sever arthritis, that has meant the the other project I have been working on, a man cave for my daughters, has taken much longer than I had planned. So I am on the look out for a worthy gentleman or lady who is willing to take on the task of stripping out the engine and gearbox for me. I have been quoted by a local garage, the estimate is around £10k for engine, gearbox and axle related work.
I have almost stripped out the inside. I have a friend who works for a first class commercial aircraft cabin seat upholstering company, so he is upholstering the seats.
This is what the car looks like currently.