Old Rice Autos Datsun 280Z Restoration

Useful Datsun Z Restoration Links

General Datsun 240Z, 260Z & 280Z Information:

Xenon S30 - Great information on Datsun Z car history, engine, transmission, color and etc. identification and original factory manual downloads. This is a great place to figure out the basic information you'll need to get started on your Datsun 240Z, 260Z or 280Z restoration.

DatsunHistory.com - Very cool website covering the history of Datsun / Nissan, Z cars, Z racing and more. Information covers Datsun 240Z, 260Z, 280Z and more.

Internet Z Car Club - A virtual Datsun Z club dedicated to sharing information from 240Z, 260Z and 280Z enthusiasts all over the world. Includes Datsun Z history, reference material such as color guides and manuals, restoration tips, car pictures and more.

Atlantic Z Car Club - Tech Tips - This is the best site I've found for getting tips on Datsun 240Z, 260Z and 280Z restoration and repair. I can't tell you how many times they've saved my bacon with one of their Datsun Z repair photos showing me how to take something apart or get it back together again. Kudos to the dudes who took the time to shoot all these pictures during their projects!

ZCar Blog - One of the most current Datsun / Nissan Z restoration blogs on the web. Produced by the people at Z Car Garage in San Jose, CA, the site includes lots of great information including Datsun restoration and performance tips, various Z restoration projects and information on Z-related events in the CA Bay area.

Datsun 240Z, 260Z & 280Z Discussion Forums:

ZCAR.com - Many Datsun Z experts discuss just about every Z restoration topic imaginable.  The forums are organized by Datsun model years to make it easier to find just the information you need. You have to register to participate in the discussions but it’s free and easy.  Be sure to read their “Message to Newbies”.  It makes the forum gurus cranky when you ask questions that have already been answered so be sure to use the search function before inserting your foot in your mouth.  They may still flame you just for fun but try not to take it personally.  A little damaged pride is a small price to pay for great Datsun information!  :-)

HybridZ.org - This is the place to go after you post the question, "How hard is it to put a V8 in my Datsun 280Z?" on the Zcar.com forum and all the curmudgeons say bad things about your mother and ask you to leave.

ClassicZCar.com - This site is like the Facebook of Datsun Z-car restoration and repair. 240Z, 260Z & 280Z forums, communities, events, photo albums, your own Datsun Z blog and tons more I haven't even dug into yet.

Datsun 240Z, 260Z & 280Z Parts:

MotorSport Auto (MSA) - OK, you probably found this one without me telling you about it.  Just about all the parts you could possibly need for your Datsun 240Z, 260Z or 280Z restoration project.  They offer business-to-business pricing on request.

Black Dragon - This is our second-favorite place to order 280Z parts. Like MSA, they have just about everything you can think of for the Datsun 240Z, 260Z or 280Z. As an added bonus, their Datsun Z catalogs provide exploded views of most body, suspension and engine assemblies, making it easy to identify just what you need and where you need to put it.