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  1. The best thing about working at a car dealership is that there’s always a chance some eccentric old owner will waltz in with a mint-arse car for trade. A few days ago at a showroom in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, that … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  2. Mazda has trademarked the name MX-6 with the Japan Patent Office. In Mazda parlance, the “MX” nomenclature has always referred to sporty two-door cars such as the MX-3 and MX-5 Miata. A true sports car like the RX-7 probably isn’t … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  3. Nissan has confirmed that it will indeed produce the GT-R50 to commemorate the GT-R’s 50th anniversary. When it was announced back in June, the GT-R50 was a one-off car used to gauge customer interest. Nissan said it would give the … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  4. I guess once we stop putting spoiled rich kids into office, our countries may stand a chance.
  5. Rumors of a Toyota MR2 revival have been swirling around for a while, but that’s nothing new. Separately and more recently, the grapevine’s been buzzing about a mid-engine Subaru. The latest reports from Japan say what’s so obvious and perfect … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  6. In 1973, several Coronas lined what could have been a Tokyo dealership. With limited real-estate, urban Japanese dealers often have just a few cars on hand to test drive, but not a massive lot full of inventory. Here, a row … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  7. Every once in a while, we like to hear from our readers about their success stories on finding those much-needed. seemingly impossible-to-find parts. They could be the fruits of a junkyard scour, your reward from a secret eBay snipe, or … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  8. Mike

    1-2-3 Ignition and then some..

    Looks like you're on a good track to find the problem. Let us know how it goes when you get the parts..
  9. Mike

    Dashcam Recommendations?

    I really like the Waylens camera.. a bit on the pricey side. It also looks like this one can communicate with the cars computer (OBD-II) but we don't have the luxury in our classic Z.. https://www.waylens.com/ I really dislike the styling of most of the cheap cameras. They look like a phone or camera mounted on the dash or rear-view mirror (sometimes with cables sticking out). If I was going to do this, it would need to look like it's part of the car. Garmin seems to make some good products: https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/cOnTheRoad-c533-p1.html Whatever you end up buying, can you update us on the experience?
  10. Sometimes it’s really hard to figure out what to get your beloved for an anniversary, especially a milestone one like the 30th. Thankfully, Subaru’s in-house motorsports division has come to the rescue with a suggestion — a teddy bear and … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  11. The 2018 NISMO Festival took place at Fuji Speedway last weekend, and in case you missed it, don’t despair. Nissan has helpfully provided nearly eight hours of footage from the event. There’s everything from a Touring Sedan races involving Nissan … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  12. Mike

    Engine lift for front cross member removal

    @wal280z, all of the images were migrated over. Your image was in the body work and paint gallery which is here: https://www.classiczcars.com/gallery/category/2041-body-work-and-paint/?page=29 If you want to see all the images you posted, here's the link: https://www.classiczcars.com/profile/5508-wal280z/?do=content&type=gallery_image&change_section=1
  13. Polyphony Digital has announced the December update to Gran Turismo Sport. It includes a bunch of classics, like the Bandit Trans-Am and split-window 1963 Corvette, but JNCers are probably most concerned with Sung Kang’s Fugu Z. Actually, though, there’s an … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  14. Mike

    280z Wiring Diagram



    A high resolution wiring diagram for the 280z.


  15. Every time you see a new crossover ambling down the street, clogging your view, remember what life could have been. In this 1975 Japanese street scene, fastbacks are everywhere. In the car park to the right there’s a Corona Mark … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  16. Awesome write-up, thank you for taking the time to do this. Your installation looks very clean and organized..
  17. Discovery Channel Japan has announced a new car restoration show, Chihara Junior’s Car Revival Project!. Hosted by comedian and TV host Chihara Junior, it will follow restorer and shops as they rebuild classic cars. Each car will have three episodes … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  18. Carlos “Le Cost Killer” Ghosn came to Nissan at a time when the company was in massive debt, due partially to the fact that it was building too many different and over-engineered cars. He started a ruthless cost-slashing campaign that … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  19. The year 1991 might have very well been, for enthusiasts at least, peak Nissan. In a three-part series that year, Best Motoring covered the entire range of Nissan’s specialty cars, and there were tons of them. Sure, there were the … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  20. Mike

    Finally Got My Garage Mahal!!!

    Ah, yes that makes it an easier job. I had a big piece of property (with grass) and it can be a big job... As far as toys, your shop is just begging for a lift (after you figure out the climate control)... Edit: Those lights look like they might not be enough.. not sure.
  21. Mike

    Finally Got My Garage Mahal!!!

    Oh that's a nice setup! But, will you ever have time to work on your car considering all that lawn you have to mow? 😉
  22. Last year Nissan announced to great fanfare the first phase of its Heritage Parts program. Through its NISMO division, the company would re-issue parts for the R32 Skyline GT-R, and if the program was successful enough Nissan would expand the … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  23. Mazda has unveiled the 2019 Mazda 3 ahead of the LA Auto Show in Hollywood, California. The design remains extremely faithful to the Kai concept that blew us away at the Tokyo Motor Show last year, and is an absolutely … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  24. Honda has brought back two iconic names from the 1990s, but sorry, it’s not what you think. Unveiled ahead of the LA Auto Show today are a pair of new models for 2019,the Honda Talon and the Honda Passport. Neither … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  25. This slide, said to be taken in 1972 in Takamatsu, is ostensibly of an interesting-looking restaurant that appears to have a small castle-like structure perched atop it. However, what’s even more interesting is the S50 Toyota Crown sedan, Hino truck … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine

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