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  1. Easily found in Japan; https://www.rhdjapan.com/search/?q=lug nuts Made from duraluminium is what I gather, have a set I got from here a few years ago (but not listed anymore), on my S30, and the added thing is they are all hepagonal, so a normal spanner socket won't fit, so effectively 4 lock nuts per wheel. Even Nismo sells aluminium nuts.
  2. Hi Alan, Slightly off topic, but interesting, I am looking at the rev counter, did the works rally cars use these (though the grainly image looks like it only goes to 8000rpm): I did bid on this on Yahoo a few years ago, but outbid.
  3. Whether Kaishinsha is spelt in Datsun 240z Engineering and delopment correct is the least of the books concern, it can't even spell in English, Silvia and Sylvia and Toytoa 2000. Also missing the GT bit, let alone spelt wrong. In that chapter /subheading, it talks about "sports cars in Japan after World War 2", yet no mention of the sp311, then straight into the SLR311 (should be SRL311) and as the sub heading is ...cars in Japan, surely it should be talking about the JDM model (the SR311), not the export one.. Was the SLR311 used at a test-ride even for the general public at Tochigi plant, more than likely the SR311 was used. The SRL311 didn't develop 145hp unless you went with the option pack ( USA). As Alan says, the version is bowdlerised, and this looks like the result covering the A550X, as what is written is very much trunkated. For start, Yamaha didn't produce the fibreglass body, theirs was in steel. The fibreglass body was made by GK Design (KOIKE Iwataro). I don't know where and how the mistakes were made, but its poor in the two or three pages as examples. I wish I could read 'Fairlady Z Development Chronicle' instead of the English version. (well I haven't read it, as the mistakes put me off).
  4. More waffle (being polite here). I have seen this before, probably know the source of this pile of s... Its like saying the Chevolet Covair fostered some characteristics similar to the Ford Model T. And the Model T fostered similar characteristics from a horse and cart. Thankfully I haven't brought the book, wasted my money.
  5. Thanks Alan for the kind words, and to reinforce, this about the CSP311 is just un-researched waffle. Just more lazy "research", done in a few minutes. It took me months and months of transcribing kanji and translating, and cross referencing, (as well as what was written in English) to put the Silvia history together. Why didn't they get in touch....?
  6. Glad it arrived safely Nils, and you are happy with it. SteveE, will pm you shortly....
  7. Look what arrived today.... So I can ship the few I have had interest from....Pm me and we can sort out when you are ready.
  8. Well, there seems to be interest for a small batch of my reproduction ribbed footrest part, see group buys if interested.
  9. Hello, This follows on from this thread; As I have had a couple interested parties in the ribbed rubber part, lets see if we can do a group buy/small production run. From the above thread; The ribbed rubber foot grip is usually ripped on on original un-restored footrest, so finding one intact is good. Sometimes the original rubber grip looks like has been put on in a hurry at production, and can have the ribs running crooked. There is a Nissan part number for this, which is NLA. There is a re-production one on Yahoo auctions, but it doesn't look right. Yes, you could use some ribbed floor matting, but the finding the correct ribs, and then they look wrong as they are designed to lay flat. Not round a metal bar of a tight radius. The effect is the ribs are too splayed. So, I had to reproduce my own, 3D printed, so it looks correct. The reproduction rubber foot grip I had CAD drawn from an original, then 3D printed in plastic. For me, the look was much more important than being in the right material, as more than likely the original was extruded. Now, most owners won't use their footrests as much as when originally fitted, as the cars/parts are much more covetted. So, yes printed in nylon, correct length, number of ribs, the correct shape and spacing. As you see I have made some castleated additon to the parts, this will help get the parts lined up and a good fit. Then will require glueing on, I can talk you through that later. Everyone thinks 3D printing is cheap, it can be for small parts, but it doesn't work for this, as the part is long, and to get 8 (16 halves) brings the build volume up and in a way to make an "Airfix"model frame so it can be actually printed. Price is $60 plus shipping. US people, its probably going to be cheaper to ship all to one person (price spread between you) and then ship internally. Shipping to and from the US has risen hugely over the last few years. I am in the UK. To happen, 8 people needed, as this is how many footrest ribbed parts are in the file. PM me, or add here.
  10. Yes, my NOS pre '76 ones are the "D" shape on the arm, and post. So..., I think someone else on this thread put the "repro" arms on his original '77-78 locks, by some filing to fit. So, I maybe able to put my pre '76 locks together with my '77-78 arms.... correct? Thanks
  11. Sorry bring up old topic.... My original '78 locks have gone, and I have seen Zcardepot replacement locks previously, nice to see. Now, I have a pair of NOS earlier up to '76 locks, can I just put the arms above ('77-78) on? The design of the arm to lock hole looks the same, the same indent within the 8mm hole. My NOS body looks longer than the '77-78 replacement lock, what length are yours Zcardepot? Or will it not work, due to the orientation of the arm on the lock?
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    Another, these are my not needed MK63 pads packaging, tatty but still containing.
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    Thanks CanTechZ, I bet you don't really want to use that fan belt if you get stuck. That is part of the problem, once they are used, they are gone. A couple of examples of "soft" Nissan packaging. The sturdy paper bag one, hand written, and without parts description. And a Datsun plastic bag.
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    No, not the current virus restrictions, but the original, genuine, Nissan boxes and assorted packaging, our new, now NOS parts came in. I haven't seen a thread on this, so.. I love obtaining new parts, in there original boxes, something special. And the more age to a part, some of mine are probably going back to the mid 1960's, the better. And, the changes and different way Nissan wrote down the part number and item description. I have no idea how the different types of packaging, labels and fonts fit into any kind or historical "pathway" of development, I just like them! I don't think this should just stay within the era of the S30, as the packaging of parts spans a wider time. Some , may think its "weird", but its not the same getting a reproduction part just in a plastic bag. The original box can add value to the part. My favouite, the red white and blue Nissan boxes. Not mine, but the boxes are in very good condition. A variant, I only spotted of the red white and blue; Notice, only red on the ends of the packaging. An earlier example of a parts label, notice it is in kanji, rather than english, and the label is a different design. Enjoy! (Admin, feel free to move, but I didn't know how to catagorize this...)
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