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Old 29-11-2017, 09:15 PM
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I know my memory is beginning to fade but I am sure when talking to Kevin Bristow when he was restoring his works car that he showed me some sort of quick release system that had been fitted to the car to change the bulbs whilst on a rally
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Old 29-11-2017, 09:27 PM
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Thanks Steve, it would be great to see a good-looking road version of that.
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Old 29-11-2017, 10:11 PM
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I know my memory is beginning to fade but I am sure when talking to Kevin Bristow when he was restoring his works car that he showed me some sort of quick release system that had been fitted to the car to change the bulbs whilst on a rally
The Nissan works team engineers simply widened the holes in the headlamp housing 'sugar scoops' so that the whole headlamp assembly could be removed from the front of the car. It made it much easier - and, more importantly, quicker - to change a unit after any rally stage damage.

They did the same thing at the back of the car, relieving the tail light garnish around the lamp units and screwing the complete units in from the rear, allowing the whole thing to be taken out without access to the inside of the car.

Neither of which do a lot for looks on a road car...
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Thanks for the precisions.

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Neither of which do a lot for looks on a road car...
What I feared for a road car.

So why did Nissan make it so complicated ?
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Old 29-11-2017, 10:22 PM
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So why did Nissan make it so complicated ?
Toshiba bulbs. 10 year life.

Who changed their own bulbs anyway? Nissan dealer would do it for you for nothing in Japan. In fact they used to change them all before every 'sha-ken' test, working or not. Good for industry.
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Old 29-11-2017, 10:44 PM
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Logical :-) !

Brings it all into reality...I was watching some Youtube 'Nissan history film' the other night :

1968 : 1 million cars made
1972 : 2 million cars made of which 700,000 were exported

That's a lot of JDM cars !

And we're still told by US-orientated sites that the USA was the most important market.
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