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    Stuck record LOL. It's good that some people still know the truth about the early Skylines.

    Was he correct about the names? that's why I posted it.

    To be honest I didn't even know my C110 was a Skyline until 2 years of owning it. In my defense I had it stored for those 2 years and only saw it twice.

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    i do know that there is a company in japan called genesis.. they specialise in R30's... maybe the nickname is on there?

    R31's there is a company called R31house or something... may be a lead if anyone has the skill to go through it :)

    http://www.r31house.co.jp/

    translated by google

    http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=ja&u=http://www.r31house.co.jp/&sa=X&oi=translate&resnum=1&ct=result&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dr31house%2Bjapan%26start%3D10%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26sa%3DN

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    Sadly, there are some easily spotted mistakes in the C10 and C110 sections.

    Why do people keep saying that the S20 in the C10 was fitted with Webers from the factory? And the S20 was not simply a detuned GR8 either......... it is a little more complicated than that. GT-Rs were quite different in a lot more details than he realises too.

    I realise that the writer's intentions are for the good, but these little mistakes get taken for truth and just proliferate on the 'net.

    Sound like a stuck record, don't I? :cross-eye :tapemouth

    If you don't keep sounding like a stuck record, the mistakes will become accepted as truth. We already know how hard it is to "right" the L24 story as originating from the L20A "with two cylinders added on"

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    If you don't keep sounding like a stuck record, the mistakes will become accepted as truth. We already know how hard it is to "right" the L24 story as originating from the L20A "with two cylinders added on"

    Huh?? I'm still learning about the non-USA engines but isn't an L20A also a 6 cyl? Do you mean the L16 with two cylinders added on?

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    Sadly, there are some easily spotted mistakes in the C10 and C110 sections.

    As you've probably noticed, for the large part these mistakes are the same ones, simply being accepted as truth and copied (borrowed) from site to site. There are heaps of sites with information about the classic Skylines, however most of the information is identical between them!

    It looks like the only way to truly learn about these cars in more detail is to learn Japanese! If only I knew back in grade three what I'd be interested in now, I would have paid much more attention to Horrocks sensei.... LOL

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    Huh?? I'm still learning about the non-USA engines but isn't an L20A also a 6 cyl? Do you mean the L16 with two cylinders added on?

    Yeah, my mistake. I meant L16 with two cylinders added on. It was a late post and L20/L20A somehow got into my head at the time.

    I stand corrected.

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    The L20B is the 4 cyl versions designation isnt it. Hence the 200B Datsun that was powered by the L20B?

    Correct, in the US, the L20A 6 cylinder was never seen unless in those rare circumstances the car was brought in from a different world market.

    The L20B 4 cylinder was very common in models sold in the US.

    I had a 1977 200SX (S10 Sylvia) with a superbly built L20B with twin carbs and lots of Electramotive goodies.

    It was a really ugly car on the outside, but had a nice interior and was wicked fast with the modded motor.

    FWIW,

    Chris A.

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    To this day I still wonder why people say "Sylvia"... I've never seen any Nissan documentation that has it spelt that way. Was it a US thing, or just a mistake? I'm not having a go at you Chris, just wondering! I guess it's the same reason why people call me 'Alphadog'!! I'd love an S10 (with the Japanese bumpers though :D).

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    Oopps, I did mean Silvia. Don't know why I spelled it that way. Probably because I have an Aunt Sylvia.

    Cant seem to edit my previous post.

    Chris A.

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    To this day I still wonder why people say "Sylvia"... I've never seen any Nissan documentation that has it spelt that way. Was it a US thing, or just a mistake? I'm not having a go at you Chris, just wondering! I guess it's the same reason why people call me 'Alphadog'!! I'd love an S10 (with the Japanese bumpers though :D).

    People spell it Sylvia, because thats how the persons name is spelt - I should know, it's my mums name.

    Have you seen how its translated by the translation sites, like google, bablefish etc. It's often translated to Sil-beer. Also Fairlady often gets translated as Fair-ready

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    Correct, in the US, the L20A 6 cylinder was never seen unless in those rare circumstances the car was brought in from a different world market.

    The L20B 4 cylinder was very common in models sold in the US.

    Chris A.

    Same story downunder. No L20A's either. A bit too anemic when compared to the other 6's on the market. Most aussie 6's of the time were around 3 litres.

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    Same story downunder. No L20A's either. A bit too anemic when compared to the other 6's on the market. Most aussie 6's of the time were around 3 litres.

    L20A was made for the home market to skirt taxes. Anything over 2.0 L goes into a different tax bracket, and the cost is significant. So, yes, it is a home market only engine - bigger engines for the export market cars was made to make them more attractive to buyers overseas.

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    Too right Miles - gave the Japanese a much better choice, as most often you could opt to have the larger engine if you wanted. BTW, be careful when talking about 'absolutes' and Nissan... You will find some L20's in Europe in Laurels and '200C' Cedrics :)

    Craig, it's funny what the translators sometimes come up with isn't it. :D

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    everybody should have an aunt sylvia or an uncle ed :P

    i just got notice from the JCCS that there will be a dedicated "SKYLINE" zone :love:

    so it looks like we'll be able to feast our eyes on some hakosukas as well as an r32 or two (i know, godzillas don't really qualify as a classic nissan/datsun, but they're not too common here, so people like seeing them.)

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    i just got notice from the JCCS

    Sorry, off topic here just a little.

    Anybody identify this car? Looks like Mazda RX3 or RX4 but I'm not sure.

    Thanks,

    Chris A.

    post-5906-14150798472298_thumb.jpg

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    Hey, I gots me one of those. Mine has 4 doors though. It's relegated the poor 240K to the back of the shed to continue collecting dust for a few more years though.

    That's so naughty.

    Don't hide it away for a few more years, do them both up and rotate the days you drive them on. Get a second job if you have to.

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    That's so naughty.

    Don't hide it away for a few more years, do them both up and rotate the days you drive them on. Get a second job if you have to.

    I know, I know.

    The problem isn't so much the lack of money, as the lack of time and Space. As Lachlan can attest, I have no room to work on the K (in fact, it has crap stacked on top of it) whereas at least the RX2 is in the yard where I have room to work on it.

    The RX2 is a rally car, and as I learnt many years ago, when you have a rally car, all other projects take a back seat. :surprised

    Ideally, the K will be my fire breathing track monster (two turbos and 8 cylinders should make 'er interesting in a straight line) and the RX2 will be the forest fun.

    One day I'll get a decent shed:(

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