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Hi Rolf and Guus,

( Guus - long time no see!.......... )

Very sad to hear that Hans Schuller is also not with us any more. Herrmann passed away some years ago - so one of the most successful of pairings in Rally Zs has now gone.

It would have been very interesting and educational to talk to both of them. Schuller in particular, as he took part as both a Navigator and a driver on the Safari Rally, and also the Le Mans 24 Hour race in '75 - all in Z cars.

I'd like to see Rauno Aaltonen's memories of his Nissan / Datsun years in print at some point in the future. So far he seems to have been reluctant to be interviewed, although he used to do many interviews with Japanese magazines back in the 1970's.

Alan T.

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It’s getting crazier all the time:love:

But after all it's a nice 'plan' to work from ROFL

Also have a look at my web page, there's a lot of new pages attached with many picture…GO for it!!!!

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Where did you get that poster from, I could see something like that taking pride of place on my bedroom wall. In two years of searching, I have never found a 240Z poster in aus.

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Originally posted by Z Kid

Where did you get that poster from, I could see something like that taking pride of place on my bedroom wall. In two years of searching, I have never found a 240Z poster in aus.

Z kid

I never found the poster because there is no poster of! Don’t look any further.

I made it myself. I have a large file (5Mb) of the picture and let somebody plot it. I don’t know if that is the right word for it. But I can make every size I want A4, A3, A2, A1, A0.

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I agree that NASCAR isn' t that exxciting.

How many times can you spin around in a cxircle before you get DIZZY? ;) Really, it doesn't seem to take a lot of talent to mash the pedal down and turn the wheel left.

Rally racing means:

YOU got out to look over the course and take notes.

You find somebody wo doesn't get nauseous while reading in the car to call out notes.

You practice driving like an idiot all over town & back roads.

The rest is probably the same as circle-track stuff.

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I just had a neat idea ( I think)--

I found my old aviation whiz wheel, and it made me think, "Wy can't you make a time-speed-distance whiz wheel you could use (or co-driver) while you are travelling down the road?

Is there any software that allows you to print a whiz wheel thing, or would you have to draw it by hand?

I haven't worked out details yet, but it involves matching time & distance for initial speed, then you adjust it to your odometer and timer while driving to get the new speed to go. the whiz wheel should be safer than using a calculator, meaning it should only take a sec or two to look at & adjust the wheel, then another sec or two to read it. I'm sure I could write a program for my notebook computer or PDA (*choke!*), then keep it on the seat (notebook) or velcro it to the dash (PDA).

just a thought, and

I'm full of it. :D

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Hi, here in Germany you can have a DVD about last years classic Safari. Many sequences of the winning 240 Z are included. Hot!

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G'day everyone

HSOH you mentioned in this thread (albeit back in 2002) that you had MK63 calipers for your Z. I am building a P510 for rally using ex works Southern Cross Rally gear I acquired here in Australia via www.datrats.com.au. FIA head (late model), 50mm Mikunis (magnesium bodied), magnesium airbox, option 2, R200 4 ramp pinion etc.

My problem is I can't source MK63 calipers anywhere?

Any advice?

Thanks

Brad

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If you can’t find the MK63 like the most of us why not switch to the Toyota callipers? Again like most of the Z drivers…

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G'day everyone

HSOH you mentioned in this thread (albeit back in 2002) that you had MK63 calipers for your Z. I am building a P510 for rally using ex works Southern Cross Rally gear I acquired here in Australia via www.datrats.com.au. FIA head (late model), 50mm Mikunis (magnesium bodied), magnesium airbox, option 2, R200 4 ramp pinion etc.

My problem is I can't source MK63 calipers anywhere?

Any advice?

Thanks

Brad

Hi Brad,

I bought some parts from Errol at Datrats a few years back. Very nice guy and very good to deal with.

Sumitomo are still making the vented disc version of the MK63-20S in small batches. I can probably hook you up with a pair.

Can you send me a PM with your direct e-mail address? I'll send you some pics and info.

Cheers,

Alan T.

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ive been interested in rally racing for awhile now and it was actually any option and still is for my Z.... I live in Massachusetts and would really love to get into this. I dont know whats around in my area but i know new hampshire seems to be a real race place. I dont really want my Z to be a daily driver, i want it to be something special ( not that its not special being a Z and all). Well some details about my Z is that its a 76 cali 280z. Its in restoration now, doing everything right and restoring it properly, came with new fenders , headlight buckets, headlight covers and so on. I believe it has a new suspension in it, possibly tockico lowering springs cuz it sits lower than most Z's. Ive been into racing stuff for awhile. I have been rippin around on a dirt bikes for the past 10 years, 4 wheeling, snowmobiling ( im just a racing kinda guy =P) Anyways ill stop rambling and ask my questions finaly. What would i need to do to my Z to rally it? where could i rally it? how the hell do i get in to it? thanks!

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"Did you guys notice how few of our American friends seem to be interested in the Le Mans and Works Rally cars? I have not noticed many posts from them ( despite Mike starting this thread ) and I wonder if thet are tuning in or not? Is anyone out there?! Hope that you are not bored, because we are having a great time with this......Alan T"

I am reading now if it makes you feel better Alan.

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