1971 Nissan 240Z Fairlady - Alternate build of 42056 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

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One of the most desirable cars to ever come out of Japan is the 1975 Nissan 240Z Fairlady and if you already own set 42056 Porsche 911 GT3 RS then you have all the parts you need to build one of you own! 





The MOC has a working 5 speed H pattern shift gearbox that's based on Mr Woo's excellent design and you can upgrade this to a 5 speed and reverse option if you add the part 32187 Technic Driving Ring Extension. This part is not found in 42056 but is easily obtainable via Bricklink. It can also be found in many other sets so chances are that you might already have one! Both options are included in the instructions.






The bonnet opens, as do the doors with working doorhandles and latches. Under the bonnet you'll find an inline 6 cylinder engine that's connected to the rear wheels via the gearbox.






Engine bay details include twin carburettors, performance air filters, exhaust manifold, distributor, radiator and a battery. Just to the left of the engine in the image above you can see the connection point for the HOG steering. The HOG wheel is tucked away discretely beside the passenger seat when not in use.






Inside the cabin there's an adjustable angle steering wheel on the right - I'm from Australia and the car is from Japan, both countries have right hand drive cars and we drive on the left side of the road. The wheel is 2.7 turns from lock to lock just like the original and there's plenty of legroom and even pedals on the driver's side. 





The wheels from the Porsche set may not be 1975 factory spec for the Fairlady but they do suit a street modded JDM style very well and make the car look more purposeful. 





To go with the wheels (and limited number of orange parts available) I've added a black bonnet and front spoiler.





Underneath you can see details of the drive train, rack and pinion steering and independent suspension, but don't expect too much travel in the suspension before hitting the guards!




The Fairlady is a little lighter than the Porsche and also a little more compact.
Dimensions:    50 cm long x 22 cm wide x 16 cm high
Weight:            1.85 Kg
Part Count:      2071





The instructions run to 629 pages with 597 steps and are generated Bricklink's excellent Studio program. 
If you've seen my previous work you'll find that they're also easier to follow and more refined. You can get a sense of the build by downloading the first 42 steps for free here.
This will build the gearbox which is slightly different to the one used in my Lancia Stratos MOC (also an alternate build of 42056) and you'll get a good idea of what to expect before you go ahead and purchase the full build instructions. I also think the trickiest parts of the build are in the gearbox, so if you can build that you should have no trouble with the rest.




I hope you have as much fun with this one as I have and I look forward to seeing what mods, tweaks and additions the Rebrickable community brings to the party!

CHANGE LOG

I made a small mistake with the year of manufacture of the subject car and have changed the title of the MOC and the first page of Part 1 of the instructions to correct this. If you have already downloaded and don't mind having 1975 instead of 1971 on the cover then you're all good. If you prefer you can download the file finishing in "edited_year_of_manufacture" and have the correct date on the first page.

Part 2 has been revised to strengthen the front left suspension mount and stop the car sagging. This was a change that was missed from the first instructions and wasn't apparent until my test builder returned the model and I had a chance to check it over. If you have already passed step 395 don't worry. The area is accessible once the build is finished, just check step 398 for placement of the extra connector pin and change in Technic liftarm.

Part 3 step 516 has been revised to make attachment of the headlights clearer.

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MOC-26511

Name 1971 Nissan 240Z Fairlady - Alternate build of 42056 Porsche 911 GT3 RS
Designer Pleasedontspammebro
Designed 2019
Inventory 2072
Theme Technic > Universal Building Set
Alternate Build of 42056-1 Porsche 911 GT3 RS
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Submitted by Crazy_Borg Sept. 7, 2019
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Used the chinese white GT3 as the base. That one had several parts in different color (the rear spoiler was black, and the mirrors and front spoiler parts were red), so there are a few parts here that are red or black here instead of white. Only parts I switched out are two black 3x11x1 panels (15458) with white ones.
Submitted by Dutch260Z Aug. 29, 2019
Added a rearviewmirror and (purists, look away!) made some B-pillars.
Submitted by Megamoohah Aug. 27, 2019
Submitted by Dutch260Z Aug. 26, 2019
Modified exhaust manifold, carburettor placement, centered radiator cap and an oversized oil cap.
Submitted by Dutch260Z Aug. 26, 2019
BRE spoiler and vertically stacked dual tip exhaust.
Submitted by Dutch260Z Aug. 26, 2019
Finished Lego 240Z on a far for finished Datsun 260Z.
Submitted by Dutch260Z Aug. 26, 2019
Left hand drive mod and dashboard instruments.
Submitted by Dutch260Z Aug. 24, 2019
Work in progress. Spaced the exhausts a bit more evenly so I could put a bit more space between the carburettors. Looks more like the real L24 that way. Now I'm thinking about how I can add tripples to this engine ;-)
Submitted by Megamoohah Aug. 22, 2019
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