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  1. So, in early July and under this summers' typical weather so far, our national French club assisted with Peter Autos' Historic-Racing Le Mans Bugatti and were allowed several track sessions each day.....who could resist ?
     
    Please bear in mind that I haven't driven my Z on a circuit since 2009...and that the engine is still limited to 4500rpm and so lacking a LOT of horsepower and this wet session was undertaken on Toyo R888 semi-slicks !
     
    Enjoy and have a good laugh on me at the end.
     
    Apparently there are more videos to come earlier in the weekend.....watch this space !
     
    ps the real action starts at 4mins at the beginning of the pit straight - the first out lap was (always in every session) driven behind the safety car :
     
    Many thanks #DavidDonné for the filming and editing.

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  2. This is my Full-Race (same form as the Race-Sport but larger primarys), line and Classic muffler.
     
    So, in early July and under this summers' typical weather so far, our national French Z club assisted with Peter Autos' Historic-Racing Le Mans Bugatti and were allowed several track sessions each day.....who could resist ?
    Please bear in mind that I haven't driven my Z on a circuit since 2009...and that the engine is still limited to 4500rpm and so lacking a LOT of horsepower and this wet session was undertaken on Toyo R888 semi-slicks !
     
    Enjoy and have a good laugh on me at the end.
     
    Apparently there are more videos to come earlier in the weekend.
     
    ps the real action starts at 4mins at the beginning of the pit straight - the first out lap was (always in every session) driven behind the safety car :
     
    Many thanks #DavidDonné for the filming and editing.

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  3. 2 hours ago, dutchzcarguy said:

    He must have had that car for at least 2 weeks.. 🙊  ...  I never have heard he had one..  (But as i am a real hater of soccer.. (we call it: dat stomme voetbal!)  really allergic...  I don't know what cars Johan drove.. i know that he had a citroën SM after the 240z.. what a disappointment that must have been...pffff...)

    Well, he played, coached and died at Barcelona...je neus lang is !

    Ironic really because Cruyff was quoted as saying "Football is a game you play with your brain" 😄

    An SM - fabulous car - pure art mobility.

    Here's another well known footballer and his astute choice of personal car.

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  4. The above-bumper front turn-signals were a result of changing European safety laws for minimum-height front visibility !

    Johan apparently later bought a silver 260Z two seater which now resides in Spain - I saw the previous paperwork with his name on and drove it on the Barcelona F1 circuit.

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  5. 15x7 ET0 'in the style of' KS competition/works rally-mag wheels


    The price quoted is for a set iof four (4x) wheels, centre-dust caps and cap-stickers.
     
    15x7J
    ET zero
    PCD 4x114.3
    CB 73.1
    15.8lbs / 7.2 kgs
    All alloy
     
    With my -10% launch promotion, treat your car to a set of 4x wheels with your choice* of centre-hub stickers for just :
     
    USA us$1133 + us$300shipping = us$1433
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    USA 2x sets** = us$500 shipping
    USA 3x sets** = us$700 shipping
    (shipping at the same time and to the same address)
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    Europe €937 + 100 shipping = €1037
    UK £822 + 88 shipping = £910
    Australia au$1472 + 450shipping = au$1922
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    Rest of the world us$1133 + 360 = us$1493
     
    Upon special request and at my discretion, single wheels may be bought.
    Multiple orders can benefit from reduced shipping. All shipping is tracked and insured !
    **Group orders will attract an extra 5% discount (-15% in total).
     
    * capital Z or original 'Real-Wheels'
     
    With each order, a surprise and durable free gift !
     
    I am currently awaiting the laboratory, destruction-test rapport performed on 1x wheel, the results of which I shall be publishing for your comfort and security.
     
    No ambiguity - these were commissioned from China....just like most wheels and most of your cellphones and I have these on my wifes' 280Z !
     
    Please PM me for more info and purchasing : Payment via Paypal only !

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      Sean Dezart
    • Date
      03/04/2021
    • Price
      $1,133.00
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  6. Any headers part-welded onto the flange have been so done to keep costs down.

    If you have the opportunity to buy headers with matching ports do so.

    A 6-1 will work, a 6-2 will work better*.....better still with longer twin secondary pipes joining to 1x at the rear of the gearbox and not before the firewall.

    All said, of the least expensive headers on the market - the coated MSA 6-2 is the best value : https://www.thezstore.com/page/TZS/PROD/classic19d/15-6001CH

    Please note that its' 1.5" primary pipes have a much smaller inner diameter than other after-market headers although plenty big enough for a stock or near stock street engine.

     

    *for a street engine, what one needs to release is torque, not top-end power. A 6-2 will do this best and torque is what we use for each gear change and acceleration ; ask yourself how frequently you max out the revs to obtain max power ?

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  7. Swapping out the front and rear bumpers is not just a weekend job and to be done correctly needs bodywork and paint. When done properly (ie looking stock) it's not a simple case of swapping back.

    Agreed for the engine pull* - clean underneath thoroughly first BUT it will look 100% better red under there

    *just thinking that the tranny swap would be easier out of the car !

    I certainly didn't suggest that values won't rise but did say that you won't lose any value by swapping the tranny and bumpers and, imo the value of the car will raise because of this and even more with a red-under-hood !

    As an aside to what I suggested for a more lively Z, swap the exhaust and headers too which obliges to delete the EGR and Cat, both of which will help the old girl breathe better. I'm not saying this from an interested point of view, I believe it to be a recognised fact now. I'm expecting a 10-15% power and torque increase and more importantly, up to 500 revs lower down which won't harm her acceleration.

    In photos, my 280Z as she is now (I chose a Skillard, black, full grille because the stock one, once the fed bumper has been removed leaves a gaping, unsightly hole) !

    Swapping out the lower, front valence is the easiest way of losing the look that 'something is missing' AND giving the car your personalised look whether that be stock or sportier ; the front valence invariably needs painting anyway from chips etc so why not start afresh ?

    I fitted Euro rear lights and transparent side repeaters - the front will have Klearz 10% smoked lenses.

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  8. Lovely car - was watching on BAT.

    Forget originality - these cars will never have the value of the earlier S30s so indulge yourself improving it which will add value :

    Front and rear bumper swap for the early versions

    Swap the auto for a 5xspeed with lightened flywheel and plan to have the engine out and bay painted in the same red 

    Swap the diff for a 3.9, whether an R200 or R180 with LSD from a Subaru.

    Fit your choice of wheels, shiny suits the red best (better than black anyway)

     

    Result L28, EFi, lively box and diff, clean and red all over = minimum $25k car you can thoroughly enjoy on any road at any speed.

     

    Congrats.

     

  9. 2021 Club Datsun calender


    2021 Club Datsun calender.

     

    It’s back – the best Datsun calender in the world so get yours now whilst the limited edition remains available !

     

    Yes, in 2021 we’re celebrating 20 years of club existence and looking forward, like you no doubt, to unrefrained travel and fun behind the wheel.

     

    13x full A4 size photgraphs of splendid cars waiting to adorn your walls and don’t forget our free incorporated desk-calender.

    You can later frame the photos of your choice

     

    Prices (x1 calender) :

     

    €21 France (timbre verte)

    €25 / £23 Europe + Suisse (and the UK too for the moment  )

    €26 / us$31 / aus$42 Rest of the world (Norway, North America, Middle East/Orient, Australiasia)

     

    Please pay via Paypal (as a gift/personal payment) to : tresorier at datsun-France dot/point fr

    Group shipments up intil 5x are possible to save postage.

     

    Please remember that 100% of the funds are reinvested by our French National Club for the benefit of our members and Z-friends in nearby countries plus the promotion of the marque via the national press, blog articles and media.

     

     

    Ps : already looking for great photos* for 2022 and, as an incentive, for every car published, the owner will receive a free, shipped calender !

    *please send to contact at datsun-France dot/point com


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      Sean Dezart
    • Date
      12/13/2020
    • Price
      $31.00
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  10. 32 minutes ago, Muzez said:

    Is the video above the Z with the 6-1? If not, would your client be willing to send a sound clip or video? I am in the market for a new muffler. 🙂

    I haven't posted any videos - that posted by  heyitsrama is of a Z with my Street-Sport header, line and JDM muffler combined.

  11. Hi.

    It's already been done by a client.

    The only hurdle is to extend the 2-1 collector back to join with my line which begins with the reasonator at the rear of the gearbox. I would reccomend lengthening the twin pipes to finish as far back as possible and I will supply you, free, with an extra V-band kit so as to make a gas-tight fit or it might be possible to use one half of my new down-pipe kit (which'll be available in late March).

    I'll have exhaust lines back in stock at end of January....Covid affects us all with delays at each level ; everyone talks of GNPs but I wonder if the worlds' economy hasn't shrunk since March !

    Kind regards,

    Sean 

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  12. Hi.

    I had one back in 1990 and it was LOUD ! To give an idea, I changed it for an MSA Twice-pipe sstem which was more supportable especially on longish distances.

    The advert seems to be confused - it talks about making them up then quote 1970s' material.....so these are parts of +40yrs old ?

    Resonators Custom made to your order using NOS vintage parts and High Temp paint with a black wrinkle finish on the main body. ANSA will be made in your choice.......Note: some pipes may include slight imperfections in the chrome from original manufacturing process in the 1970's.

    And they'll need specialised fitting in an exhaust shop with the pipe making between your headers and muffler (please fit a resonator in the line somewhere just after the gearbox) :

    Mounting brackets will need to added by installer to set the ANSA how you like it sit on your car better than the stock factory muffler mounting tabs.

    And, IMHO, rather expensive for mild steel which will begin to oxydate after fitting

    $500 shipped and insured in the U.S.

    As a comparison, my JDM muffler costs us$261 shipped and I currently have a Blem. unit on sale at us$190 shipped :

     

     

    Lastly, I'm not impressed by the welding quality on the show model displayed in the advert and what does it weigh ? It looks heavy and for reference, my JDM weighs in at just 8.6lbs (3.9kgs).

     

    Hard to be objective given the price vs. quality offered but I would be wary and it was just another aftermarket option back then, no dealer option. 

     

  13. Thanks.

    For my exhaust lines - I'll have them in January.

    Headers...and my new downpipes from stock manifolds to my lines more like March.

    Everyone is experiencing delays due to Covid-19 - this is the backlash from earlier in the year and companies desperate to place orders now because they don't forecast an improvement in 2021.

    Be patient, stay safe and live to enjoy your improved Z in the summer.

     

    ps always fit a resonator - it's not just about noise levels and eliminating drone (@7tooZ is right) but engine performance - not having one might sound faster but in reality, you could be losing up to 20hp : Google 'exhaust scavenging '!

     

    If you want some more unbiased advice via PM.....write me !

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  14. Zstory JDM Blem mufflers


    For the month of December, several blem units are offered at the price of usd$190 shipped to your door (tracked and insured) also including the clamp and two reinforced straps necessary to fit it !

    Slips over a 3.9'' straight exhaust pipe end

    2.5'' entry pipe leading to 2x 2'' slanted and vertically stacked exit pipes

     

    Blem is an extra fixing bracket welded on than ground off - please study the photos

    Normal, current price shipped is usd$280 but out of stock until late January* with another batch in March

    *when parts prices and shipping will rise.

    Any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. 

     


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      Sean Dezart
    • Date
      11/30/2020
    • Price
      $190.00
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