• EK9: Honda Dealer sign & Workshop manuals

    Today i made a great deal. After getting my Datsun Dealer sign for my workshop, i thought it would be nice to get one from Honda for the Civic too, but really didn’t want to spend a fortune. I put a Search advert online and then forgot about it. A few weeks later, while looking for something else on the website, i realized that some guy had just answered me the day before and said he had an original Honda Dealer sign. A few messages back and forth and today i was able to pick up the sign an hour away from my home: It is a bit rough around…

  • ATENZA: LED Bulbs & other OEM options installation

    A while ago, i bought a few factory optional / accessory parts from Mazda for my Mazda 6 / Atenza Station wagon. Today i finally found the time to complete the installation. 1) Let’s start with the simple stuff. the retractable USB-C phone charging cable. Before: And after: It’s really just swapping a cable, but i like the retractable style of the new one, you can neatly store it in the (also optional) storage bin in the center console: 2) The Parcel net: It requires you to cut a (premarked) hole in the (also optional ) trunk rubber mat: To get access to the parcel net hooks which are behind.…

  • OTHER: RECARO Apparel arrived

    Just a real short sunday post: When researching for the Honda EK9 / DC2 Recaro Seats i found that RECARO germany has some cool apparel for sale. So i placed an order, which arrived yesterday: Their stuff has oftentimes the vintage Seats design, like the recaro shirt which resembles the cover of some of their iconic oldschool seats and the socks which uses a similar pattern as on some of their older OEM seats. The stuff also comes in a really nice Cardboard box with a vintage vibe to it. Quality is really high, as you’d expect fom a company like Recaro.

  • 240Z: Datsun Ashtray / Owners manual / 300ZX Press release

    So, recently i acquired a bit of random things again and thought i’d share it with you: The first one is a well-used Datsun glass ash tray. You can really see the wear but i like the colouring and the fact that it most probably was an official marketing item of Datsun switzerland, back in the days when smoking was more common than today: The second one is a used Datsun 240Z owners manual: When i got it, i realized i already had such an manual plus a german language reprint from a different year (right side): But on closer inspection, i realized they’re not the same. one is from…

  • HISTORY: Honda Switzerland 1985-2001 Pricelists (free download)

    Lately i had the opportunity to acquire a load of more-or-less rare pricelists from Honda switzerland. If you have a collect-worthy Honda sold in the period of 1985 to 2001 in Switzerland, it’s of course to have the original sales price on hand. For insurance reason, or justfor curiosity. Therefore i decided to scan them all for you in high-res OCR and have them on this site for free download. Click the links below the following picture to download the corresponding pricelist. 1985 March: Honda Switzerland Price 1985.03 www.JDMjunkies.ch 1986 March: Honda Switzerland Price 1986.03 www.JDMjunkies.ch 1989 March: Honda Switzerland Price 1989.03 www.JDMjunkies.ch 1990 March: Honda Switzerland Price 1990.03 www.JDMjunkies.ch…

  • OTHER: Colin Project Autolook Type A Reproduction seats available

    If you’re into vintage classic Japanese Cars, then Colin Project is no new name to you. They’re well known for making many vintage wheels, but also things like the Datsun competition seat replicas and Kei-car stuff. You also might remember that i bought a set of “Autolook Type B” Seats a while ago for my Datsun? (Also click the link to get some information about Autolook seats) If you like the seats, then good news… The “Type A” Seat by Autolook is back by Colin project now! It was shown at the Tokyo Auto Salon 2022 in Japan: From what i can say it looks pretty close to the original…

  • EK9: Mugen pedal set and Honda Switzerland documents arrived

    When browsing the interwebs recently, i found M-tec / Mugen Power actually still makes the Pedal set for the EK9, while most of their other EK-lineup is long discontinued. It might be that they fit a wide range of other Honda’s too and are probably cheaper to manufacture, compared to others. Nevertheless. Today i got a set, straight from Japan, as long as they’re still available: The kit includes a genuine mugen packing, an installation manual, the three pedals for a manual transmission car, and installation hardware. Note that the pedals are not dirty or corroded, but the strange look is because of humidity condensating, because i took the pictures…

  • 240Z: Steering wheels galore

    Only when i got my recent original Datsun / Nissan competition steering wheel, i realized that i meanwhile have quite a selection of cool and rare steering wheels. and thought it would be worth a little post of it’s own 🙂 Top left: Original datsun “wood” steering wheel. Top right: Replica Datsun Compeition steering wheel. Bottom Left: RS-Watanabe “Falcon” Steering wheel (the horn button is also there, but not in the picture) Bottom right: Original used Compeition steering wheel with original JDM and replica JDM “Z” horn buttons: Here is the recently aqcuired Original Compeition steering wheel. More details here. Here you can see the competition steering wheel listed inthe…

  • 240Z: Neko Publishing Fairlady Z I & II Books

    Today i finally got the Japanese Neko publishing “Fairlady Volume I” & “Fairlady Volume II” Books. Two super nice hardcover books that come in an additional nice cardboard box each. I’ve seen those books many times but somehow forgot about them until a friend reminded me about them (Shoutout to Florian!), So i had to get them, of course. I have only flipped through them quickly so far, so have to dive deeper into them. It appears that vol 1 has a lot of background information about the development. like below shown the different prototype / development versions: They also feature nice pictures of all variants like the HS30-H G-nose…

  • EK9 KNOWLEDGE: Honda Recaro L-Modular / SRD / Speed seats

    Recently i started to clean and refurbish the OEM seats in my EK9 and thinking about ways to repair the infamously wearing out side bolsters on them. As usual with my projects, it quickly escalated into a full investigation about those seats, collecting old documents and whatnot. So here we go: The original reclinablel Honda EK9 seats are made by Recaro in Germany, and are red with red stitching. In the above picture from the original japanese EK9 Facelift sales brochure, you can read “red RECARO bucket seat” in english at the bottom left. That’s right. the EK9 only ever came in Red Recaros. Except for the EK9 “Rx” (racing…