1971 Datsun 240Z Restoration – Gas Tank Fitting & Horn Rebuild

This weeks installment has Whitehead Performance test fitting the relined gas tank on the 1971 Datsun 240Z RestoMod project.  But first we have a shot of the original 240Z horns at the beginning of the rebuild process:

1971 Datsun 240Z RestoMod Horn Rebuild

Stock 240Z horns are apart and the initial assessment is obvious!  Fortunately Whitehead Performance has an extensive inventory of used Datsun parts and another stock 240Z horn was located for restoring.   Keep up the good work Eric!


1971 240Z Restomod Fuel Tank Breather Hoses

Gas tank time! Laying in all the support pieces before the refurbished gas tank can be fitted.  Fortunately the OEM Datsun 240Z Fuel Filler Neck and the OEM 240Z Fuel Breather Hoses are still available from Nissan.  It makes restoring a Datsun 240Z much easier.


1971 240Z Restomod New Fuel Filler Neck

New OEM fuel filler neck, thankfully still available.  Nothing beats new!  The original 1971 Datsun 240Z fuel filler was extremely hard and would likely has cracked or split soon after installation – we learned that the hard way on the blue 1972 Datsun 240Z Restoration.  It’s a lot harder to replace the fuel filler neck once the tank and the interior is installed so replacing the filler now saves a lot of grief later.


1971 240Z Restomod New Fuel Vent Hose

New OEM Datsun fuel tank vent hoses, who knew these parts still existed?  Whitehead Performance also has a stash of OEM wire clamps to complete the original look.


71 240Z RestoMod Relined Gas Tank

Finally, the restored fuel tank is trial fitted, with the help of NOS OEM fuel tank straps too. Wish these were still in production, we get a lot of cars in the shop with rusted out straps. Northern climate isn’t kind to these cars.

Next time, more suspension pics!

One Response to “1971 Datsun 240Z Restoration – Gas Tank Fitting & Horn Rebuild”

  1. Gordon September 1, 2016 at 2:22 pm #

    What is the sequence of washer installation on the Zcar horn?

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