Chances are good that the windshield washer pump in your Datsun 240Z is shot. If your washer fluid reservoir is still in good shape then this is a clean way to get window squirters again!
I was able to secure an aftermarket windshield washer pump that fits neatly within the rubber bushing under the existing 240Z windshield washer reservoir. This avoids having to bolt a 3rd party washer pump into the engine compartment. It looks “mostly stock”. It is black instead of white and it is about 3/8 inch longer than the stock pump.
The fit was snug. I used some isopropyl alcohol to ‘lube up’ the rubber sleeve, made double-sure the orientation of the water connections was proper and slid the pump in. It uses blade-type connectors, so I made two short blade-to-bullet cables to match to the stock wiring harness.
Special thanks to Baums Auto Supply for searching through their inventory of washer pumps, opening every package and test-fitting them into the rubber washer pump bushing. A lot of work for a sale.
Works like a charm and looks 90% stock. Here is an image looking over the motor, between the brake reservoirs.
I think it’s an excellent compromise. The fewer holes we need to drill, the better!