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Discussion in 'New to the website!' started by Michael2+2, May 23, 2020 at 1:44 AM.

  1. Michael2+2

    Michael2+2
    Z Club Member

    Hi guys. My first post. I purchased this car must be about ten years ago now and imported it to Ireland. Really enjoyed driving it now and then over the years but would like her to be better able to deal with modern day traffic. So I’ve decided to help it along with a few new bits and probably a strip down and paint job. Just thought I’d post one of the first pictures I took of her when I got her. 751D4386-4A0B-4FDD-8DAD-76E7E68298C2.png
     
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  2. MaximG

    MaximG
    Z Club Member

    Nice looking car. When you say imported where did you get it from?
     
  3. 8658kv

    8658kv
    Z Club Member

    Originally from Australia?
     
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  4. Michael2+2

    Michael2+2
    Z Club Member

    4CBEEB80-3681-4696-875C-A95B3ECBD762.jpeg Thanks guys. Just checked, I got it in 2007 and registered it in Ireland in 2008. Time flies . I think it was imported from Hong Kong to England in 1992. Bought buy a Mr Peter Chow from Honest Motors in 1978. I got a few search results for a Peter Chow who raced in the Guia race of Macau in the 70s. I know it’s clutching at straws but I thought it would be nice if by some chance I picked up the car of a racer, know way of knowing I suppose! 734C6F1A-86B7-404D-8909-560D8C09A0C7.jpeg
     
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  5. Albrecht

    Albrecht Well-Known Forum User

    Peter Chow was a bit of a wheeler-dealer. He was friends/did some business with Haruhito Yanagida of 'Central 20' in Japan, and they collaborated on the Central 20 'Z-Sport' aftermarket wheels which Peter Chow marketed under the brand name 'Chowini's'. Honest Motors used to sponsor Yanagida san's race cars in Macau.

    If you dig a little (you might not want to dig too far...) you might well find that Peter Chow 'bought' the car from Honest Motors in order to sell it to somebody else. Probably himself. Or Honest Motors... ;-)
     
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  6. uk66fastback

    uk66fastback
    Z Club Member

    I love the history of some of these imports. Car looks very nice. Is it in need of the work or is it better keeping it original (it might have lived outside for 10 years, I don't know)
     
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  7. Michael2+2

    Michael2+2
    Z Club Member

    Ha ha not the romantic history I was looking for but a history none the less. I’ll keep digging, warts and all
    I saw it advertised on Autotrader one Wednesday and got a flight the next day to England and brought it home. I knew nothing about Datsun and it’s Z cars. I just saw it and jumped.
    I bought it with what I was told was the set of original wheels in the boot which I still have. I wonder are they Mr Chows.
    It had been painted before I got it but don’t know if it was garaged when in England. Since I’ve had it it’s been garaged bar a handful of nights on weekends away. The body is very good except for the roof at the tailgate which now needs attention.
    I been battling for years should I keep it original or modify it. I’m probably going with electronic ignition. Jenvey throttle body and a DTA S60 ECU. Do the body work and probably change the colour.
     
  8. hedgehogdodger

    hedgehogdodger Well-Known Forum User

    Hi from another 2/2 owner
     
  9. Michael2+2

    Michael2+2
    Z Club Member

    Hi hedgehogdodger. Nice looking 2/2 have you kept it all original or modify the engine any bit?
    Love your recent purchase. That would be the next car I’d chase too.
     
  10. Albrecht

    Albrecht Well-Known Forum User

    On the contrary, I think it's very interesting. And fun.

    Certainly more glamorous than 40-odd years in Scunthorpe.
     
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  11. franky

    franky Well-Known Forum User

    This is all ace. Better than the history you'd get from this country.
     
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  12. Michael2+2

    Michael2+2
    Z Club Member

    Hi guys I wonder could anyone point me in the right direction?
    I'm looking to buy a number of parts for the car. Is everyone getting their parts from the us or is
    there a parts supplier in England that you all use?
     
  13. franky

    franky Well-Known Forum User

    general parts are super cheap from rock auto.

    Depends what you're after, we did assemble a list somewhere. I'll have a dig about.
     
  14. franky

    franky Well-Known Forum User

  15. Michael2+2

    Michael2+2
    Z Club Member

    Thank you franky.
     
  16. hedgehogdodger

    hedgehogdodger Well-Known Forum User

    Hi. My car is completely standard still have the L20 engine .
     
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