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  1. Eerr, its not derogatory, the myth of the Samurai conversions (apart from the odd car with some history- and even some of that is written wrong in places and myths occur) is rather over- sung. Some (a few) actually had some decent engine work done, I also hear someone witnesses some cylinder head work done whilst the head is still on the block, in the car. Some were just bolting the likes of Webers and a Janspeed exhaust, and a paint job, and somehow its........... It has a place in the UK S30 history, but its over-egged. For me, much more significant and interesting S30 stuff was going on in other places in the world, e.g. Japan. Nice to see them though, they are nice examples. I think there were more S30's at Silverstone a few years ago.
  2. I concur, only seen one brown interior on a UK market HS30, many years ago. And the "choice" (lack of) other interior colours on the RS30 carried onto the UK cars too. Mine must of been one of the few that originally came with blue seats (to go with metallic blue exterior paint), which were swapped out just before I brought it (and sold the seats on). Hindsight is wonderful. I owned a Feb. 1980 first registered RS30 (build date was around late 1977 if I recall) and I think it sat at the UK dealers for that long because it was a sick tan/yellow colour, and nobody wanted it. I haven't seen the colour on any othe RS30. We were poorly served by Nissan UK then.
  3. Excellent work motorman7. I also couldn't find any small in body filters, and agree, why aren't they in the rebuild kits?
  4. As Gav points out, I just got them off Yahoo Japan in 4 separate auctions.
  5. I have. Though I brought them in early December last year, well before Kats introduced us to them on this thread. I had nothing to go on, except I had seen the seller selling stuff for years and a good reputation. I got them yesterday. I haven't really had a chance to look at them yet (hence partly the delayed reply). From what I see on-line only, they are selling, more of the rally replica style than the Z432 replica style.
  6. We don't know the full story on these rally/z432 style wheels, it could well be the seller got these made, rather than a generic buy, so could have had more control on the process/end product. As with most things made in China, its driven by a desire of the West for goods and that are cheap. Even when made elsewhere (e.g. a S30 group buy) the people expressing interest falls when they realize the actual cost. People want quality for peanuts, and that doesn't work.
  7. Hello Kats, Your praise and enthusiasm for my site means a lot Kat. Thank you. It has taken a lot of effort, hours to do this site, whether tracking down period magazine articles from Japan (I am still missing some) and working every single kanji by stroke, finding it electronically, pasting into Word, the translating via Google. So far, I must be up to around 80,000 kanji done. (No, google translate image on phone won't work on old faded print, where I had to use a hand lens). Plus, it gave a feel/understanding of Japanese kanji, and Japan as a whole, doing it the "long" way. Making sure the english sentences are short/un-complicated, so Google can give a better (though maybe not correct) kanji for me to post up. It does bug me slightly that the Japanese is maybe not quite correct, but as long as a Japanese person can get the right idea of what I am saying. As HS30-H said to me, how maybe Japanese websites have perfect English. I wanted the CSP311/A550X/Toyota 2000GT/S30 (as all their stories are joined/flow) be as good as I could find. That meant bypassing most of what was/is written in the western print (though it was still researched, read and cross referenced) and going back to where the story happened. Japan. My hope Kats, is someone in Japan sees my site, and this helps me get more information, to make the story, better, fuller, with thoughts, ideas and drawing, anything. Patcon, I know. But it means that I have to go right back, no hiding, and it also means I can put my stamp on it, e.g. it will have larger fuel tank fabricated, and to match, I already have a refurbished/newly screen printed fuel gauge saying my larger fuel tanks volume, rather than stock. You won't notice, unless you know where to look. I am currently looking at doing some injection molding...
  8. Very, very nice Kats, any Silvia (csp311 only) I love to see. It is a pity it is missing a few things, grab handles above door, sunvisors, and has Bluebird 410/411 hubcaps. But still lovely. Hopefully, the restoration of my one will be to a very high standard (it is so far with the length I am going to..) For those who are interested, this website is rather good for the design/launch/motorsport of, what could be described as Nissan's first super car. https://csp311.net/ (Oh, did I say the website is mine😉)
  9. Hi Kats, What did you think/the seller says about the rally and Z432 replica/style wheels, in terms of quality/market...? I think the seller say they are for race only, but I think this is more about legality for use on Japanese roads (testing?) than being "poorly" made? I know you have said in a previous post, real Kobe Seiko z432 wheels (a set) are selling for up to 1,000,000yen, so is it not reasonable to think replica of both are going to be made when the price is what it is, and the possible demand? The Rally Kobe Seiko wheels, original, again, are a high price if you can find them. Regards Ian
  10. A pair of used, good condition rear lights. As JDM/Euro spec, come with amber indicator. One has a slight crack, not too noticeable (see pic). All fixing bolts there, though one a bit rusty, and one has broken the plastic, therefore needs glueing. Due to condition, $165 for the lights, plus; Shipping from UK, $82 tracked, 4 days delivery, $63, not tracked, 5-9 days delivery. Both insured for about $125. I can insure for more, but the postal service does ramp the cost up.
  11. Yes, Warren can be slow, but you have to try all options. He has some parts on Ebay.com at the moment..(photos with a green rug behind!)
  12. Reading an old archived email conversing with someone else about bushes and flat-tops (and chroming the shaft, to build up the wear, then machine to fit), it seems that all the HMB46''s didn't get bushes, yours obviously did, maybe I am not mad and mine don't....
  13. Great photos, the North American market sure did get some extra (emissions) stuff on this manifold compared to the European one.
  14. very nice, regards o-ring seal. Sorry if I mis-lead regards throttle bushing not been there, its been a while since I looked.... keep up the good work.
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