• 240Z: NOS lug nuts & Safari Memorial Badge

    I really hope the Project gains some Momentum again soon. things are still according to plan, just a bit slow. Meanwhile at least i managed to collect a few nice NOS items: 1) a set of NOS lugnuts for the Steel wheelsin exchange for some parts to get a certain Yonmery Skyline (240K-GT) back on the street. Thanks to Stefan for the Deal 🙂 2) I found this NOS vintage Memorial Badge of the 4 Safari Rallies. Not something i would usually spend a lot of money on, but when this one popped up for sale for 10 bucks in the original box, i just had to get it for…

  • PLACES: Vehicle spotting in Norway and Sweden

    In the last weeks, me and my wife flew to norway to undertake a 2 week roadtrip thourh southern sweden and norway, but i’ll show you more off the lovely fjords and forest roads in a different posts soon. In this post we’re gonna focussing a bit on carspotting. I didn’t put any focus on this and i missed a lot of opportunities to grab a shot here and there, but here are just some random examples of cars, ships and airplanes we met along the way. First we went 4 days to Oslo, the Capital of norway. Aside from beeing a beautiful city, i realized, how many electric cars…

  • HISTORY: 1976 Datsun Suisse full lineup catalogue

    I was on holidays for two weeks, and when i returned, i had something in my mailbox which i had ordered just before i packed my stuff and left the house. A may 1976 Datsun (suisse) SA sales brochure. Something i haven’t seen before. Some catalogues pop up quite frequently and some are more rare but this on i haven’t seen at all yet, so i had to get it. It is quite special for many reasons. First of all the format, which is a pretty small pocket size format versus the usual much bigger format. Then the paper, which is just regaluar paper and not the usually used glossy…

  • 240Z: New weld-in cable clamps + Window roller repair kit

    Despite work beeing a bit crazy and me don’t finding a lot of time to work on the cars, i at least managed to get some parts for the next steps. First of all a set of weld-in cable clamps for the bodyshop so they can replace the old ones which became quite brittly from the many years and have been painted over several times. Some go into the engine bay and hold the original wire harness, while some go besides the seat, to hold the internal wire harness… Then i got a window roller repair kit all the way from australia. i was not sure what to expect when…

  • HISTORY: Honda Civic “Hot-S”

    Recently i stumbled on a vintage Honda Ad for sale online. which was called the: Honda Civic Hot “S” version. I was quite surprised to see that there was a version modified by Honda switzerland sold long before all the EK4 special versions (known as F1, Rallye and Type-S). This represents a 2nd. gen “SL” chassis After digging a bit deeper, it seems the hatchbacks then got an additional roof and front spoiler, reclining “sports” seats, vented brake discs, additional stabilizer bars, additional racing stripes, and Aluminum wheels, etc.. To be honest i was a bit hyped to see loosely relative sports version of a civic related to my EK9…

  • PLACE: A quick visit to the Audi Museum Ingolstadt

    To be honest im not really a VAG guy, but when the opportunity arose to look around the Audi Plant on a recent business trip (to another company) in the lunch break, how could i turn it down? The plant itself is a massive city full of huge buildings and halls, but i forgot to take some photos. When i asked if there is a museum (to plan a future visit), the question quickly turned into a spontanous visit with my host and colleagues. It was completely unplanned, so we didn’t have a lot of time and i didn’t bring any camera gear. So a few Mobile phone pictures have…

  • 240Z: Door hinges refurbish pt. 1 and first news from the Bodyshop

    When i prepared the doors for the Bodyshop, i realized that some of the hinges were worn out pretty much. So i decided to give my spare set an overhaul. it took me a while to figure out how to get the old pins out. but now i got a solution and also finally a use for my new press 🙂 The pin got a bit bent during the process, but shouldn’t be a problem: Here’s a comparison of the old vs new pin you can clearly see some heavy wear on t he old pin: The sleeve things were pretty worn out too and basicalyl fell apart once i…

  • EVENT: Japanclassic 2022 review & Gallery

    It seems after 3 years of absence, people were really longing vor this event. We decided to go early this year to get a good spot at the main parking, but arriving only 30minuts after opening, already meant we had to park on the most far end. And according to the organizers it wa sthe biggest turnout ever. At the end, attendees even had to park in the public parking area and the entrance. WOW! This maybe also has to do with the event no open from all the cars from year 1998 on later. So it was the first time my EK9 was allowed in officially too. and despite…

  • 240Z: Bodyshop restart

    Only one picture today, but an important milestone in the project: The bodywork starts again! A few hours ago, i was at the new bodyshop to discuss the first steps and bring them some parts. The car is in good company and the workshop is huge. This is just one little messy corner where it is temporary stored until work begins next week (fingers crossed). The rest of the shop is clean and busy with many people at work. I met the panel beater the first time and he seems to be a really nice dude. They promised me to send pictures every now and then, and since they’re basically…

  • 240Z: NOS Datsun Fender Emblems arrived

    Just a very small update. While preparing the passenger side fender for the bodyshop, i realized i dont have any nice fender emblems anymore, so i immediately ordered a set, since i saw they were still available new from Nissan: Nothing crazy, but another little piece of the Puzzle is ready to be installed, once the shell and body panels are painted…