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    72 Fairlady 240ZG ( HS30-H ) x 2, 1970 PS30-SB Fairlady Z432-R replica project, 1970 HLS30U & 1971 KPGC10 Skyline GT-R.

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  1. HS30-H

    Threaded holes behind doors

    From the yellow 1970 Nissan Sports 'Race & Rally Manual':
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    RAC works rallye car Test Dec 1970 by Autocar UK Magazine

    It was a nice article for the time, and a valiant effort to get into the details of the car, but lots of little 'secrets' went over their heads. These cars were far from standard, and what they were actually looking at was effectively a super lightweight 432-R type bodyshell with an L24 installed. That L24 was far, far from standard (not surprising that the Works team played their cards close to their chest) as it had a different crank, rods, pistons, oil pan, flywheel, clutch, cam, modified E31 head and all sort of other little tricks. Very deep subject.
  3. HS30-H

    RAC works rallye car Test Dec 1970 by Autocar UK Magazine

    You might want to check the bag on that Hoover. It sucked up a picture of a different car on a different event. As you can see on the door, this is from the 1972 RAC Rally and it is a different car.
  4. HS30-H

    Datsun-240z Vs Fairlady-z432

    The man with the clout was Mr Ewold van Bergen of Nissan-Datsun South Africa. Very influential and much respected in Japan.
  5. HS30-H

    Blue air cleaner

    In a nutshell, yes. I believe that's the most simple and logical explanation, and all the evidence - including that for other Nissan products - points that way.
  6. HS30-H

    Blue air cleaner

    ....except that it isn't. If file photos of Kojyo Shisaku and Seisan Shisaku cars (by definition 'Pre Series Production') are being cited as what is *correct* on full Series Production parts, we will soon descend into a whole new world of reappraisal. Where do we start? No paint code sticker? No voltage regulator shield? There be dragons... Ockham's Razor applies: The air filter housing in the first post is a Nissan replacement part in manufacturer Tsuchiya's house blue. Nissan didn't supply them in the production line orange/red shade when sold as spare parts.
  7. HS30-H

    Blue air cleaner

    Wrong shape.
  8. HS30-H

    Datsun-240z Vs Fairlady-z432

    Great Magnesium scare stories guys. Meanwhile, Nissan's Kobe Seiko 'Rally Mag' and '432 mag' wheels were made from Elektron. If you find yourself in a situation where your wheels are on fire, you're probably half past cooked in any case. If the 60-odd litres of fuel in the tank, whatever oil is left in your engine and the fumes from the plastics of the interior haven't already killed you, you can at least luxuriate in the white hot expense of burning magnesium alloys turning your bones to dust...
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    Blue air cleaner

    Case in point: My 432 type airbox was supplied as a replacement part via Nissan, in the Tsuchiya house blue. If it had been fitted on a 432 ex-factory, it would have been a particular shade of red.
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    Blue air cleaner

    That blue was manufacturer Tsuchiya's 'house' colour for Nissan product. When parts were supplied as OEM replacement - as opposed to when attached to a new car - they were supplied in Tsuchiya house blue. Happened on other models than S30-series Z cars too. Some Nissans had the Tsuchiya blue as stock equipment, so less impact in those cases.
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    Datsun-240z Vs Fairlady-z432

    Stock water pump delete! Love the 'Orange Box', and the Magnesium valve cover must be a Works item. Fantastic!
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    Datsun-240z Vs Fairlady-z432

    Nissan Sports/Race Option exhaust manifold! Just like mine. Hand made! Lovely...
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    Datsun-240z Vs Fairlady-z432

    Works rally car identities, race entries, crews, start numbers and all the rest of it are a real minefield. Lots of the photos you can find on the 'net are mis-captioned or don't tell the whole story, and even some of the protagonists themselves don't remember as well as would be ideal... Case in point is with Shekhar Mehta on the 1971 and 1972 RAC rallies. Both times he was in a car with start number 26, but they were different cars that often get mixed up. The car he drove on the '71 RAC had also been a 1970 RAC Rally car, so plenty of scope for confusion. Big topic.
  14. HS30-H

    Datsun-240z Vs Fairlady-z432

    Gav, The caption doesn't fit with the event there. The photo is '4541' (originally part of a batch of Works cars built for the 1972 East African Safari Rally, which started in March) on the 1972 Acropolis Rally in Greece (it took place in May). It was an entry in a "borrowed" Works car co-ordinated by Cal Withers, and Shekhar Mehta had negotiated a tyre sponsorship deal with Sears Roebuck. Apparently the tyres were not the best tools for the job (to say the least...) but the money was right. The white roof was an attempt to reflect some of the strong Greek sunlight and keep things a little cooler inside. I doubt it had all that much effect. The data from the Tour Of Dean website for this car relates to when those Tour Of Dean rally stages were used as part of the 1972 RAC Rally (December), where the car had start number 26. It still had the white roof and some of the white banded Sears tyres...

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