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    What did you do to your Z this week?

    I concurred then and do now. But pages of posts later, and at least one member banned, stemming from me not using the "preferred " engine builder and justifying why I went with Rebello (and others engines) whilst fending off cr4p was a little more than an optimistic hp projection. Rebello make...
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    What did you do to your Z this week?

    Nice Paul. (status) Glad the Rebello engine makes good power and with plenty of road manners. Welcome to the club. Aahh, and to think I had a load of vittriol for being the first in going Rebello way back in 2012ish (with the same engine spec as Paul). 298bhp from others was thought to be the...
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    Nissan's other sports coupe

    I concur. My impression from researching the Silvia is that Japan's motor and motorbike industry was thriving after the 2nd World War (in the late 1950/early 1960's), and this pushed such companies to try different things, sometimes it was a failure, other things worked, but the companies and...
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    Nissan's other sports coupe

    Nissan in the early 1960's was already producing and selling the likes of the P410, P411 and SP310 models in LHD, without any real technical differences to their RHD models. So, doing a LHD Silvia as a production model would have been feasible. It was afterall based on the SP310. The SP310 and...
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    Nissan's other sports coupe

    No USA cars, all imported privately. That includes the Silvia imported to Hawaii in 1965 by racing driver Elroy Goto who was Nissan sponsored. That car went on to be in the film the Karate Kid. There was a Silvia shown at the New York Motor show in March 1965, which eventually went back to...
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    Nissan's other sports coupe

    No LHD market cars made, except 1 LHD prototype. All cars sold to RHD countries (that we know of), Japan (of course), Australia, South Africa, Papa New Guinea and maybe New Zealand. The two South African cars didn't surface until about 4/5years ago. Though we think it was a special order in the...
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    Nissan's other sports coupe

    Yes Sean. E.G., here are my instrument gauges, before and after. They had to be sent off to a vintage aircraft guage restorer in the USA. They have been re-screen painted/printed. The subtle mod is the temp gauge is now in degrees c and the fuel gauge now reads 57 liter rather than the stock 43...
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    Nissan's other sports coupe

    Thanks all. My CSP311 will be modified, but using period parts and will be subtle, as I have the chance to incorporate what I want to from the start, as the car is a bare canvas. But it won't look modified, keeping the classic look.
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    Advice needed on getting all work done by 1 garage..

    Spindle pins are easily pulled out with a puller. Mine is made of square tubing. I would still consider new ones to go back, as putting my old ones in a lathe to check if straight, showed they were slightly banana shaped, even when pulled out. It's usually done (bending) by over tightening the...
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    Nissan's other sports coupe

    Some those on here that been around for years know me, and over the last 6 odd years my S30 focus and participation on this forum has drastically dropped. Why, well my sole focus is on the project car I brought in 2008, and have been slowly sourcing parts, restoring the parts and thinking what...
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    1973 Fairlady Z - refurb and fix

    jdm-car-parts, for some of their parts, they are just off Yahoo Japan and then marked up....e.g. there was a repro csp311 workshop manual, photocopied sold by jdm-car-parts for about $50-60, when the same item was about £7 I brought from Yahoo.... so you could well find the part yourself in...
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    SU carbs WILL work perfectly on my modified L28 and give DCOEs a run for their money!!!

    Good thread. Not saying what is right or wrong here, but so far the elephant in the room which isn't quite touched on is the head. Plenty have had theirs ported and polished, but it's an art, and frankly some don't do the optimum job (been there). Ideally the head needs flow tested, and given...
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    Used 240Z parts in EU or UK ?

    As you are in Germany, importing here from Brexitland could pose problems.... An EU contact which maybe able to help is Richard who mainly deals with Datsun roadster but does do S30's; https://www.datsunroadster.nl/ I'm not recommending Minksport on the stuff I have seen offered to my fellow...
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    New year...time to get things moving

    Another thing Rodimus, whilst the inlet manifold is being worked on... You will likely find the inlet and exhaust manifold are two different thicknesses, and most people have a cock-eyed thick exhaust washer or welded cut halves of washers on the fixing stud/nut trying to make up the difference...
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    New year...time to get things moving

    Nice work. Don't forget that the inlet manifold is just as important as any head work, most could do with work from new. If having headwork done, I would give them the manifold too. Obviously you are aware your Webers will need some setting up from being in their boxes? 40's or 45's?
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