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    Boeing 767 and 777 pilot

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    03/1970 240Z HLS30-02156 L24-005562
    01/1970 Z432 PS30-00088 S20-000884
    12/1971 240Z HLS30-60213 L24-072419
    06/1972 240ZG HS30-11861 L24-114120
    10/1990 180SX KRS13-807199 CA18-

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    Datsun-240z Vs Fairlady-z432

    Thanks blue , I must add one thing , each car has each smell . I always feel “ USA “ every time I get in the orange 240Z. And I really like the smell . I can not say well enough, what makes me feel like that ? Maybe you are not realized , but I am sure there is a certain smell in the US . Each time I opened the box bought eBay USA, , there was a smell which I like . It brings back good memories to me when I was at a flight training in Bakersfield California . Supermarket , warehous , airport , everywhere. Kats
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    Datsun-240z Vs Fairlady-z432

    Battery support, both are mint . Splash guard behind the right rear tire , the orange 240Z has a so beautiful one . Kats
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    Datsun-240z Vs Fairlady-z432

    Badges are mint in the orange 240Z . Center console , dashboard , heater panel are same mint condition. ( both cars have replacement door weather strip) Kats
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    Datsun-240z Vs Fairlady-z432

    Bits and pieces comparison , tail gate inner rubber and hood upper rubber , both cars still have originals , just amazing . Tail light exterior panel , both are non repainted , but there is a difference of aging , fading for each. Kats
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    Found old Z pictures. I’ll start!

    Alan, I understood what you told me , and us . I need to have manners to post something. I am learning everyday ! Carl, that is interesting, Mr.Sigeru Nagata, for the first time for me. I have reviewed all the Mr.Tamura's letters today, but could not find his name . Probably Mr. Yoshida knows him. If some one wants to know about Mr.Yoshida and Mr.Tamura, please see this, Kats
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    Found old Z pictures. I’ll start!

    Thanks Alan !! I deleted them . Kats
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    Found old Z pictures. I’ll start!

    They are not my original pictures. I found in internet. The silver Z432 is my car , featured on a magazine issued around 1975 . Kats
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    Datsun-240z Vs Fairlady-z432

    Hi , two cars comparison. Both are 1972 model , and survivor, . They are not restored , but have had been well taken care of from original owners. As you guess and see both , the orange is nicer than the maroon . California climate? Maybe , but this maroon is keeping very good condition as spending its life in humid Japan .I realized we can keep our car like this if we take care of our car very well even in Asian countries. I think the difference came from “ history “ of each cars. The maroon had some scratches on the left hand front fender and door , and little bit under the left hand rear bumper , near the muffler. The orange did not have such injuries. This makes maroon looks inferior of its exterior condition to the orange, the repair job at that time ( 1973 and after ) was not good . But I like its history, then It makes me feel difficult to decide remain as it is , or paint it like new with whole new parts which I have stored. Also the orange still has complete carpet and jute set , even each one has a paper stamp of quality inspection. The maroon is missing two front jute set , all the others are remained with the car . Tools , wheels, hubcaps , and speakers , seats , these hard to keep things with cars are original. I can compare one by one , the one has spent its life in the US , and the other one has spent its life in Japan . Some parts are looked identical of its condition, but some parts are not the same , it is fun to guess what made these parts looked different. And both have a lot of receipts from the begging ! Kats
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    Datsun-240z Vs Fairlady-z432

    Today I did some work on the S20, Japan is now nice but little bit chilly in the morning and evening. I adjusted carbs at an airport parking lot before my flig😁ht The carbs were summer set up , I was hoping I set for autumn, but I tried not to touch a lot . I felt I must stay with Mr . Watanabe ‘s tuning . My work is not perfect , I am just an amateur . Kats
  11. Mike , I hope you will enjoy Japan , and I hope we can meet ! Kats
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    Found old Z pictures. I’ll start!

    Hi blue, a lot of homework! I think it is a good idea to discuss about that at a new thread .😊 Kats
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    Found old Z pictures. I’ll start!

    Here is a link of an old magazine , some Z432 pictures are there . https://motor-fan.jp/tech/10005253
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    Found old Z pictures. I’ll start!

    Thanks for sharing those wonderful pictures!! I love it !! scotta , you were in Japan when I was 6 years old , and the Skyline ! Kats

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