• 240Z: Random parts arrived

    Over the past few weeks, i collected random parts from various sellers, which were up for sale cheap or which i was looking for specifically for my build. Let’s have a closer look. First of all, Some nice parts for the airbox restauration (Stickers and SU-carb insulators): Then also got a bunch of OEM Bulbs for the dome light: Had to test if my restored dome light works nicely with the new bulb, which it does. Excellent. Found a set of Print “Cliches”- Those are basically negatives used in a print-press back in the days: Will also work nicely as stamps, if you want so 🙂 Also got this OEM…

  • 240Z / EK9: New Z- & R- books for my Archives

    When i was investigating my archives for the EK9 typeRX post, i realized i have some gaps in my know-how and probably should read a bit more about the EK9 and TypeR’s in general. So i looked up some good japanese Mooks (Magazine Books). At the same time i got offered some nice Books about the Datsun at only the shipping costs. Who am i to turn down such an offer? So over the last few days these here arrived one by one in my mailbox: The Datsun book on the left is maybe a bit special, because it features an british RHD “Euro Final Spec” Car on the cover.…

  • 240Z: OEM Airbox Restauration Pt. 1

    After the successful restauration of the dome light, i thought i need another project. I opened a random storage bn and the first thing that fell into my hands was the Airbox. I’m not even sure if i’m going to use the OEM airbox on the finished car. but i thought it’s going to be a fun project anyway. This is how it started: Afte disassembling it, i quickly went through my various parts collection boxes and found a NOS filter (still in box) and a NOS rubber seal for the airbox. The original SU / Hitachi Carb insulators were quite brittly and disappeared once you touched them: At first…

  • 240Z: Dome light refurbish

    Regular readers may have noticed that i haven’t actually restored anything from my 240Z in a while. Well the reasons were various, but it’s time to change that again. I thought i start with a simple part which i had prepared to get done since a while. The interieur dome light: From the outside it was mainly dirty and scratched, and on the backside you could see the contacts and the bulb metal parts were corroded: So first i took it apart The bulb fell apart immediately without even touching it: First i gave everything a gentle clean in warm soap-water and tried to avoud water coming close to the…

  • OTHER: HONDA – Road to the red Zone, Collectors edition

    Today something lovely arrived in my Mailbox. The “Honda – Road to the Red Zone” books, in a collectors edition: It consists of two books in both french and english and a lovely two-coloured plexi-glass collectors box: The box and books come with a Type-R Tag and the limited edition serial number too. Lovely details! The first volume of Road to the red zone tells the Honda Type R story. This journey starts with the birth of Soichiro Honda, until the first Civic Turbo in 2015.  All models have been driven and analysed to make you discover this wonderful family. Of course the EK9 is also featured on multiple pages…

  • 240Z: Eaglemoss 1/8 Fairlady Z Build completed.

    It’s done! After a few weeks of tinkering around i had my Japanese Eaglemoss 1/8 Fairlady kit finished. Well, actually, quite a while ago. But it’s finally time to show you some details. The car represents an 1971 Fairlady Z-L (Luxury) HS30-D, with it’s L24 Twin hitachi Carbed Engine. The kit took me approx 2 weeks of work every evening 1-2 hours. it’s not too much of work, and pretty straightforward. the Manual is idiot-proof despite being in Japanese it’s easy to make. The difficulty level is so-so. It will be tricky if you never used a screwdriver before. But for me, who didn’t really have any experience with such…