• 240Z: Bride Histrix number two arrived :)

    About two years ago i was a lucky guy to find a NOS Bride Histrix Seat on Yahoo auctions. Probably the last new one for sale. I bought it and ever since then i was looking for a second one, because only one would suck. A few months ago my Buddy Stef was at my place and we talked about how hard it would be to find a second one. The same evening he saw something about a Histrix for Sale and sent me a screenshot. I Immediately got in contact with the seller but it wasn’t really a seat for sale, but more possibility to get one custom made…

  • FRIENDS: Stef’s Datsun 1800 / Laurel C30 finished!

    About five years ago i posted in the JNC Forums that i was looking for someone to Weld a Rotisserie for my Z. A buddy named Stev sent me a PN and offered free help. I was more then happy and when i met up at his place a few weeks later he just started a restoration of a genuine swiss Market Datsun 1800 aka the Laurel C30. That’s what i saw inΒ  his garage then: This project began just as a “quick rebuild” for a new daily driver… But as with any project of this kind it became quite big and ended up taking five years of work. In…

  • 240Z: Front struts out, custom bake lines, Spindle lock set arrived

    So lately, i’ve been working a lot on the underbody parts.. But i’m still not sure about a few things which seem to be tricky to find out. I’m sure i will get my results πŸ™‚ Anyhow, measuring is always better then reading, i thought so i bought myself a huge-ass 51mm spanner to open up the strut housing of my second car.. The reason was of course to see what was inside.. so far my two cars came with: Car one: Tokico shocks front, Monroe (Belgium) rear Car two: unknown front, KYB rear Inside i found this. First a bit of head scratching.. The design and pattern looked familiar…

  • EVENT: Japaner Young- & Oldtimer Meeting, Bleienbach 2016

    The annual Japanclassic.ch Meeting was held this sunday, so i hopped into my EK9 and my buddy Daniel joined me in his Prodrive P1 coupΓ©. Due to the nice weather the turnout was really great with a relaxed attitude and lots of cool cars. Unfortunately many people decided to leave early to enjoy a ride in the sunny weather or so. So when we arrived at 13.30 first cars weare leaving already. My Pics are mainly from the afternoon, but i found some photos online from the morning. I didn’t see most of the cars in those pictures, so there must have been a lot of other cars in the…

  • 240Z / FRIENDS: a visit to Speed-Industries & new FS5W71C Transmission

    Yesterday after Work i hopped into my car and after i spent some time in the Traffic jam i finally found the Speed-Industries Workshop. Speed industries is a Car-lovers allround business. Tobi and his crew import Cars and parts from Japan and install the parts, organize drift and trackdays in and around switzerland and they do some drift-shows as well. Their workshop is full of goodness, like this AE86 Corolla Levin Hatchback: The only Non-japanese steel at their shop was this BMW. I’m not sure but i guess it’s used for some drifting πŸ™‚ Keen-eyed readers can see Tw S13’s in this picture. one of them also known as the…

  • 240Z: Transmissions, swaps and decision

    Yeah this Transmission thing took me a while to figure out. It turns out again there have been plenty of different transmissions and even more possible swaps. But let’s start with this: Why do People swap Transmissions? There are three main reasons: – American guys running lame US-Spec 4-speed Manual or Auto transmissions – People doing High-power engine swaps where the OEM 5-speed is too weak – No Spareparts available for the original EU / JPN / AUS Spec 5-Speed Since the FS5C71A seems to be one of the most desireable original early gearboxes of the Z-Chassis (Porsche style “competition” steel synchros, 5-speed and all…) i would like to keep…

  • EVENT: Reminder: Japaner Young- und Oldtimertreffen Bleienbach next sunday!

    Because it’s next week, here’s a reminder and a copy of a post i made a while ago: Datsun Guru Heiko just put the announcement on the next years Classic car meeting, and because it’s THE meeting in switzerland if you own or like japanese classic Car(s), i’m happy to share it with you. Check the flyer below, as well as the Facebook Event Page and of course their Website. Hope i’m able to make it this year again. Always one of the few events i go if i can πŸ™‚

  • FRIENDS: A visit to R-Performance Switzerland

    Last week i went to visit Marco and his crew at R-Performance. Mainly to pick up my repaired Trunk spoiler (See a few posts down the page), but while there i sneaked around a bit with my camera πŸ™‚ First he showed me their current TimeAttack Racecar which runs in the swiss / german unlimited FWD class and is pretty hardcore: Honestly there is not much left from the original Integra DC2 shell, since most has been replaced by lightweight stuff… What i really like about the R-Performance team is the laidback “Backyard” attitude. Compared to some of their competitors they don’t own a super modern clinically clean workshop with…

  • 240Z: Nissan Motorsports Schematic Catalog 99996-M8015, Free Download!

    At my office they call me “Mr. Google” because i seem to find everything on the internet they ask me to πŸ™‚Β  However when i was looking up for some part-lists, drawings and general information about the R190 Differential, Euro spec transmission (FS5C71A / B) or the MK63 Brakes, it was kind of hard to find useful and “official” information. In the 2012 Nismo (USA) catalogue they mention that exactly this informatino would be found in the Nissan Motorsports Schematic Catalog partnumber 99996-M8015. (Picture shows that part in the 2012 Nismo USA Catalogue): I searched a lot, but both nissan USA, Japan and europe didn’t sell the catalog anymore, i…

  • 240Z: Wing repaird, Pedalbox assembly completed & red bubble shirt

    Despite the fact this week was super busy for me, i still managed to get some stuff done and i can’t be happier πŸ˜€ Yesterday i picked up my original Trunk spoiler / Rear wing which i left at R-performance for repair. It took them a bit longer than expected because the aged early kind of fiberglass material was realy weak and brittle so they decided to improve the design a bit by adding a new structure at the ground. here are some work-in-progress pictures i asked them to make for you (my followers): New fiberglass layers beeing added to the bottom: This is how it looks finished once the…