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  1. Hi Dwayne - I own a Fairlady 240Z-L model with production date in 1971 in the U.S. I shot you an e-mail directly, please give me a ring as I might be able to provide some friendly advice. Cheers, Glenn
  2. That car is actually an ex-Bob Sharp car that was owned by Doug Barnhold. Frank Honsowitz and Casey Mollett drove it at the 6 hrs of Riverside. They used Casey's number and colors that week end, since he had the paint. Info directly from Casey Mollett.
  3. In 1974, FAR Performance 260Z piloted by Walt Maas in front of the Huffaker V12 E-Type.
  4. It sounds like this is a period race car. The flares you showed on the TR8 resemble GT2 box flares, which were popular during the 80's. I'm curious as to name of the individual who raced the car. Does the car have any log books or confirmed racing history?
  5. I will be driving down from Northern California.
  6. Neat article. It's great that these types of shops are starting to get some exposure. Rob is an extremely passionate Z fanatic!
  7. The carburetors arrived today! I got extremely lucky with this set. nismospek is correct in that the set (carbs, isolators, manifold, stacks) was sold by Datsun Competition. Everything mentioned by the seller, including that they were only driven for <100 miles, seems true. Only missing a few easily sourced pieces. The throttle shafts have zero play and the carbs look as though they sat for only a few years. They need some cleaning, some of the plating is faded, but all in all they are seemingly an extremely mint and unmolested set! While craigslist can commonly be extremely risky, sometimes you just got to take a leap of faith! In this case, I lucked out.
  8. I was not local. He was open to shipping. Although slow to reply, was very friendly over the phone! They have been shipped so I will post pics ASAP. Here is a pic of the set he sent me.
  9. Didn't see this thread until now. I bought the set. I spoke with the owner for awhile, he explained that he purchased the set from Nissan 8-10 years ago. The carb bodies are the latest type, allowing the fuel inlet brackets to be mounted on either side. He explained that he drove with them on his car for <100 miles but his car suffered some major rust issues (he lived in Chicago at the time). This resulted him parking the car. After speaking with him, he does sounds like a nice guy... I guess I took a risk at his asking price, hopefully the pieces Jerry mentioned won't be damaged. The manifold is a factory Datsun Comp piece, quite rare. I'll update everyone when they arrive.
  10. Racing in the old days required a running start. Upon reaching your car, putting it in first gear at nearly the same time you start the engine ensured a quicker start off the line.
  11. RIP to a truly extraordinary human being. Thank you for all you have done for the Nissan and car community.
  12. You wouldn't happen to have anything from the '78 runoffs would you? I'm desperately looking for footage, as my car raced in the C Production sessions!
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