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Are these books any good?

Discussion in 'General discussion' started by DarrenM, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. DarrenM

    DarrenM Forum User

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    Looking for book reviews please!
     
  2. franky

    franky
    Z Club Member

    I think the Jon Newlyn one isn't very good at all.

    The wick humble one has some useful bits.
     
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  3. STEVE BURNS

    STEVE BURNS
    Z Club Member

    Wonder if we could set up some sort of poll to see what books people enjoyed or thought were best for them
    I can make a list up of the books and could take it from there
     
  4. DarrenM

    DarrenM Forum User

    Go for it!
     
  5. STEVE BURNS

    STEVE BURNS
    Z Club Member

    Let me speak to Mr-Tenno to see best way of setting it up
    think I can do ten books in a thread will have a dabble tomorrow setting one up
     
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2019
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  6. Pondo

    Pondo
    Z Club Member

    I’d be interested in this, some books can be rather expensive so would be useful knowing what others have found a worthwhile read/reference.
     
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  7. STEVE BURNS

    STEVE BURNS
    Z Club Member

    A list of books that have reproduced Magazine articles in them
    I know there are more but these are the ones I have
    Transport Source Books Datsun 240Z.jpg Brooklands Datsun240Z 1970-1973.jpg Road &Track On Datsuns 1970-1983.jpg Brooklands Datsun 280Z&ZX 1975-1983.jpg Brooklands Datsun 280Z&280ZX (updated).jpg Nissan 300ZX exciting Datsun Z Car Successor.jpg Booklands Road & Track Nissan300ZX&350Z Portfolio.jpg
     
  8. Albrecht

    Albrecht Well-Known Forum User

    From the Preface of the above Transport Source Books Datsun 240Z compilation:

    "Following a few years after the acclaimed Honda S800 sports car, the Italian designed Datsun 240Z was the original of a series of Z-car coupes from Japan."

    So whilst they may be interesting to read, don't treat them as gospel...
     
  9. STEVE BURNS

    STEVE BURNS
    Z Club Member

    And a few more this time on various individuals relating to the Z story ( but don't shoot the messenger on some of it)

    You've got to be lucky Albrecht Goertz.jpg Z-Car Revival of a Legend.jpg Samuri The Biography of Spike Anderson.jpg Bob Bondurant on High Performance Driving.jpg Project 240Z challengers.jpg

    The one I like out of these is the Project 240Z one because of the different layout style
     
  10. STEVE BURNS

    STEVE BURNS
    Z Club Member

    This is an example of why my ancient brain finds the Project layout so different from the normal write ups on things

    Project 240Z challengers.jpg240z page.jpg
     
  11. STEVE BURNS

    STEVE BURNS
    Z Club Member

    Some more dating back to pre early 1990s and shows how some of the information has became more factual today due to the internet making it easier to learn of facts that were not easily available at the time of some of these being written

    The Z-Series Datsuns.jpg Datsun Z Super Profile.jpg Essential Datsun Z 240Z to 280ZX.jpg Datsun Z-Cars.jpg Z Car Enthusiast guide.jpg Z Car A Legend in its Own Time.jpg
     
  12. johnymd

    johnymd
    Z Club Member

    "Following a few years after the acclaimed Honda S800 sports car, the Italian designed Datsun 240Z was the original of a series of Z-car coupes from Japan."

    Does this mean I can get away with the small size front number plate that is legal on 70’s Italian sportscars?
     
  13. DarrenM

    DarrenM Forum User

    Hi
    Anyone else care to share their thoughts on these please, especially the Wick Humble, before I buy?
     
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  14. Albrecht

    Albrecht Well-Known Forum User

    I think the Wick Humble book is very much worth having. Even though it is aimed squarely at North American market cars it is still a valuable reference for how to take apart - and put back together - one of these cars.
     
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  15. DarrenM

    DarrenM Forum User

    Thanks for the feedback.
     
  16. richiep

    richiep
    Z Club Member

    Seconded. It was an invaluable resource when I rebuilt my Fairlady Z 15 years ago. That and a Haynes manual are a powerful combination still.
     
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  17. STEVE BURNS

    STEVE BURNS
    Z Club Member

    A few more
    How to restore your Datsun Z Car.jpg How to restore your Datsun& Nissan OHC Engine.jpg bill reagan.jpg
    How to Keep your Datsun L &Z Series Alive.jpg This does not cover Z-car range
    Vintage-Creative-Customizing-Advance-Metalwork-and-Paint-by.jpg This included a chapter on the creation of Evel Knievel's chopped S30

    Datsun Nissan sports car buyers guide.jpg The Essential Buyers Guide 240Z.jpg
     
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2019
  18. STEVE BURNS

    STEVE BURNS
    Z Club Member

    More recent editions
    Datsun Z Fairlady to 280Z.jpg Datsun280 Nissan 300 ZX.jpg Nissan 300ZX 350Z The Z-Car story.jpg # Nissan 300ZX The enthusiast's companion.jpg Nissan 350Z Behind the Resurrection of a Legend.jpg Z 35 years of Nissan's sports car.jpg Lust then Love.jpg
     
  19. STEVE BURNS

    STEVE BURNS
    Z Club Member

    I know there are more out there but that completes the total of the books that I have
     
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