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Last week, actually about five days ago, I was out early in the central city of Korat while my family and I are on vacation and was walking down one of the main arteries in the city. I was going past a garage and thought I saw an interesting and familiar shape in the depths of this garage. What I found was a 240Z G-nose with an RB-20 engine modification. I was able to get a few pictures of this vehicle in the next couple of days and if I can reduce the size of the photos, I'll post them.

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Jmark,

This is the popular picture from LeMans, I think in 1972, whenever Z heritage is discussed. Speed Vision did a show on the Porsche Rennsport Reunion II in Daytona and included a lot of old racing footage. In one of those, Jackie Icks passes this car in a cornering scene.

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Jmark,

This is the popular picture from LeMans, I think in 1972, whenever Z heritage is discussed. Speed Vision did a show on the Porsche Rennsport Reunion II in Daytona and included a lot of old racing footage. In one of those, Jackie Icks passes this car in a cornering scene.

Yes that is the image in one of the Z books I just recently bought. Anybody know if there is any japanese books on the history of the Z? Especially its racing history.

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This is the popular picture from LeMans, I think in 1972, whenever Z heritage is discussed.

Hi 26th-Z,

The picture shows the car in the 1975 race. The same car ran again in the 1976 event, ending with a fatal crash.

The car was an ex-SCCN Works circuit race car from Japan, and not the ex-Works rally car that it was pretended to be by the attachment of the rear number plate. We've covered the subject on this site before a few times I remember.

jmark,

Hard to recommend any one book in particular. You might need a collection of Japanese 'mooks' ( magazine books ) and even then they tend to miss a lot out.

The definitive book is still waiting to be written.......

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Hi 26th-Z,

The picture shows the car in the 1975 race. The same car ran again in the 1976 event, ending with a fatal crash.

The car was an ex-SCCN Works circuit race car from Japan, and not the ex-Works rally car that it was pretended to be by the attachment of the rear number plate. We've covered the subject on this site before a few times I remember.

jmark,

Hard to recommend any one book in particular. You might need a collection of Japanese 'mooks' ( magazine books ) and even then they tend to miss a lot out.

The definitive book is still waiting to be written.......

:cry: Didn't know about the fatal crash....The book needs to be written about the Z S30 racing worldwide.

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Mark,

I would second that opinion! What a demanding task that would be given the many continents and years that the cars span. As time goes by it will only become more difficult as records and memories are allowed to fade. Brian Long seems to do fairly well with his books on classic Japanese motorcars although, I have found a few instances of mislabeling pictures in his books.

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Thanks for clarifying the picture, Alan. Yes, I remember several discussions in the archives. A book would be a good seller, IMO. From my own experiences, a firm grasp of the Japanese language is going to be required to publish something in English.

I'll mention that if you are interested in Nissan GTP and Group C racing, a good book is "Lightning Speed" by John Starkey. http://www.johnstarkeycars.com/pages/publish_ca.html

John does very well with the American portion of the racing scene and the Group C information is covered...eh... pretty well, but has errors and ommissions.

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I'm hitting an old thread.. sorry: I loaned my R190 to ZCCNE for their club racer. (I actually have never seen the differential yet) LOL However it needs new seals. Any of you on this thread know where to source them?

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However it needs new seals. Any of you on this thread know where to source them?

Remember that the PGC10 and KPGC10 Skyline GT-Rs, and the PS30 Fairlady Z432 ( and PS30-SB Fairlady Z432-R ) all used the R192 diff as standard equipment. The R192 is virtually identical to your R190.

Part number for the side flange oil seals was 38342-A0100.

RUBBER SOUL still had them in stock just a few months ago: http://www.rubber-soul.net/

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Excellent! Thanks Alan!

Would you know if the front seal is the same as that in an R180? That is the one, I am told, that has failed.

I've just sent an email to Rubber Soul (btw that is my 2nd fav next to Revolver :) ). I also have a friend in Osaka so it is a perfect link.

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R192 ( & R190 ) pinion oil seal part number was 38332-A0100, whilst R180 pinion oil seal part number ( from the same GC10 series parts list ) was 38332-21100, so certainly not the same part and - without having both in front of me, so take this with a pinch of salt - I would have thought the R192 / R190 seal would be slightly bigger than the R180. Pretty much everything else on the R192/R190 is bigger than the R180 anyway.....

Useless diversions department: See if you can spot my KPGC10 on the Rubber Soul website. Previous owner my good friend Dr Shimizu is a Kyoto resident, and always had his GT-Rs looked after by Rubber Soul, Revolver, Help! and Sergeant et al in the Osaka area. There's a lot of their work in the car, and some quite special parts.

Alan T.

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Thanks again Alan,

For the archives here are photos of the beastie before the owner/retired racer sold it to me along with a 1 piece Gnose copy.

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Exploded View R190 Differential

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R190 Parts List

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R190 LSD

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3rd Party back cover with extra capacity and cooling fins

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Photos from the net showing larger side flange on "pumpkin"

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Elusive bearing part: NTN 323/28C Nissan 09022-0010P

All bearing part numbers:

Part 23: Taper Roller Bearing 38120-61000 (Timken 32307)

Part 24: Pinion Bearing Front 38140-A0100

Part 25: Pilot Bearing Front 38335-A0100

Part 32: Taper Roller Bearing Side 09022-0012P

Part 38: Side Flange Pilot Bearing 38440-A0100 (Timken 107WB)

Recommended Rebuild Shop: http://www.gounitrax.com/

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