A while a go a i scored an (incomplete) set of old Nissan / Datsun Microfiches of the 240Z / S30 chassis in germany for almost nothing. I tried to scan them using a flatbet scanner as some suggested, but the results were terrible.
When i found out that my company (beeing a several hundred years old machinery company) has some of those standing around in the mechanical department, i asked if i could borrow one to check my microfiches. and today i brought one home:
Microfiches are like Dia’s, a kind of minimized drawings or part lists on a film type piece of plastic. The microfiche reader is more or less a projector. You insert one of the film cards, which is labelled for example with “S30 Chassis”:
The data in the microfiche is nothing special. it’s available in digital form (Nissan FAST or E-Fast software), printed form (Parts manual / R-Drive parts lists) or even as scanned versions of the Microfiches. However it’s fun to tinker around like they did back in the day and i will sure have my fun during the COVID-19 Lockdown time to go through the microfiches and check for some data i didn’t know yet.
Since those Microfiche readers are for sale cheap, im thinking of buying a second-hand unit just for fun and for having the parts fiches accessable directly in the workshop.