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    Instruction - Fitting a 4-pin HEI module to 280Z 1977 RevD.pdf


  2. Ah, the late-90s. You know the style: retina searing paint, aftermarket roll call down the door, a wing that could double as a dining surface, unpainted carbon fiber proudly on display, Kanji that looked like the default font from a … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  3. The classic Japanese street racer look has really taken off in recent years. It’s gotten to the point where even non-Japanese cars are adopting the look of deep-barreled small-diameter wheels, over-fenders with flush fitment, and a tough shakotan stance. It’s … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  4. There’s a new Lupin III movie coming out, and the latest trailer shows a car chase with some classic Japanese police cars. At first glance they appear to be 510 Bluebird Coupes, but of course, it would be kind of … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  5. Ah, got it. I removed my links. Your quote "Pushed into buying wheels and tires quickly (not good). " had me thinking you were looking at buying new. Good luck.
  6. The 80s were a pivotal time in Japan’s automotive history, and the JCCS did not disappoint with a of turbocharged, retractable-headlight, angular-bodied machines. Ricky Mena’s 1987 notchback has been with his family since 1987 and includes modifications like Tokico blues, … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  7. Since the dawn of the modern Subaru era, the venerable EJ20 engine has been a hallmark of the marque. In its various guises the boxer four has powered everything from rally machines to family station wagons, and now, after 30 … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  8. The best fitment I've seen so far is a 205/55/16 -- which is a 16" wheel. You can search until you're blue in the face, but, I recommend VTO or Panasport wheels. I went with the VTO Classic-8 GTR wheels as you can see in my gallery below. I am a bit bias toward using VTO because they give a club discount and the wheels are less expensive. Nonetheless, I did a ton of research and the size fits very well in stock fenders. The ride quality is not too harsh with this tire. Good luck!
  9. I did find this website with more information about recommended jetting. It does have recommendations for 240z-280zx. https://www.upgrademotoring.com/performance/mikuni/mikuni_jettingparts.htm
  10. From what I've seen, tuning Mikuni's is a 'process' of its own. When I had mine installed, the guys at Ztherapy had to play around a bit with jet sizes to get them to work correctly. Steve had a small kit (with different jet sizes) and was experimenting until it was tuned properly. My car has a mild cam upgrade and a L28 block. He was able to tune it to work with my driving style. Results will vary depending on what you want to do with the car. If it's a daily driver, you'll use one set. But, if you are racing track, there will be a different set. I don't know where to get the different jets, or even a kit, but, it may be worth a call to someone experienced with the carbs. That said, after the main tune up, I haven't had to touch the carbs since.
  11. Japan is still trying to assess the damage done by Typhoon Hagibis over the weekend. According to the Japan Times, the death toll is up to 68, and rescue crews are working around the clock to find more survivors. The … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  12. It’s hard getting up for class but when you’re wearing a snazzy AE86 backpack, you can slide to school in style. Forget your Jansport, a Japanese shop has made a replica of the Initial D Toyota Sprinter Trueno for all … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  13. As much as we love Skylines, Zs, RX-7s, Supras, 2000GTs, and so on, perhaps there really isn’t a need to rescue them all, since there are so many well-preserved examples out there already. Or maybe there is, if it’s a … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  14. As we reported in September, Nissan has opened a permanent heritage section at its headquarters building in Yokohama. Now, the company has released footage from the grand opening, giving us a first video look at the display. We can also … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  15. The hits keep on coming from our friends at Hot Wheels. Having successfully gotten a couple of iconic 90s Hondas into the 2020 lineup, it’s now time for another Nissan. While Skyline GT-Rs were nice, this car was emblematic of … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  16. Before Toyota moved to Texas, their displays were always a centerpiece of JCCS. A massive enclosed trailer would bring a truck-full of the Toyota USA Museum’s rolling treasures to the show. Now, with the company’s headquarters several states away and, … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  17. The Hot Wheels Honda hits just keep on coming. The latest diecast incarnation of a quintessential 90s Honda is the EG Civic hatch, a tuner favorite and yet another Japanese icon that was incredibly difficult to come by in miniature … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  18. Did you check the wiring diagram? Here's the link:
  19. For Nissan, it was supposed to be a huge year. 2019 marked the 50th birthday of not only two nameplates iconic for Nissan, but for the automotive kingdom as a whole, the GT-R and the Z. However, Nissan is also … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  20. The fifth-generation Honda Prelude was a phenomenal car, but until now it was nearly impossible to find one in diecast form. It wasn’t a popular car in Japan and thus really exist in diecast form there, and when it was … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  21. The Mazda booth is always a classy affair at JCCS, and this year they brought a who’s who of classics and late model cars from their North American collection. Right off the bat was one of the first Mazda RX-7s … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  22. Those of you who stopped by our booth at the 2019 JCCS may have caught a glimpse of some upcoming Hot Wheels. Here’s the deets on two of the most eye-catching models, an R33 and R34 Skyline GT-Rs in NISMO … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  23. Driving an old car for any distance can be a challenge. It’s not like hopping into a late model Camry with a cup of coffee and a bag of beef jerky and pointing that Toyota logo where you want to … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  24. Toyota is celebrating the sale of its 10 millionth worldwide sale of the venerable Land Cruiser. The longest serving nameplate not only in the Toyota lineup, but among all Japanese marques, it has taken 68 years for the go-anywhere truck … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
  25. This year marked the 15th anniversary for America’s premier gathering of Nihon steel. To put that in perspective, at the first JCCS in 2005, the newest Japanese cars allowed for import under America’s 25-year import ban were built in 1980. … Continue reading → Read more at JNC Magazine
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