• 240Z: New Datsun stickers and keychain in

    Recently i found a set of nice swiss Datsun stickers for sale nearby, that were still missing in my collection. And then a friend noted that another guy is selling a nice original Datsun keychain in absolutely mint condition. So naturally i had to get both: The Photo above shows all the new stickers, while the one below now shows my collection of original, mostly swiss, Datsun stickers. I was especially after the white “east african safari” sticker, and the large “Datsun” Sticker in red and blue, which were so far missing in my collection. The keychain was for sale in greece. it’s an original Datsun Keychain which came with…

  • 240Z: Carb insulators Part two (fitting ones)

    Last week i posted about my brand new NOS Carb insulators on my blog, which i got from the US. Turned out they’re wrong, as they’re made for the PHH44 carbs from the U20 Engine from the Fairlaidy roadster. The main differentce is a slight offset at one of the bolts. compared to these: These are replicas for the PHH44 carbs, that have the correct measures for the L-series heads (with straight aligned studs) Not sure about the fitment. they clearly have some surface rust already. over th eoriginal ones which where covered in black (rubber?) coating allround. but on the other hand they come with some nuts and those…

  • 240Z: New swiss Datsun manuals arrived

    Thanks to my Datsun-Buddy Stefan, who helped me get hands on these. I got another rare set of vintage Datsun (Suisse) SA documents in my collection today: The first (left) one from February 1974, is explaining how to check and fix electronics, like the alternator, various lights and the electric ignition on the Datsun cars. It also briefly explains how the systems are supposed to work. It seems to be part from a Datsun Switzerland technician training course. It also comes with a bunch of empty test-form pages to test the ignition circuit and fill with various test-results. The book in the middle is about special tools used for Datsun…

  • 240Z: PHH44 Carb insulators arrived

    I’ve been crazy busy at work and education, and i’m also working a bit on the big garage / Workshop update and a little refreshing work for the Honda. But more on that soon on this site. I still managed to get some small things done for the Datsun here and there. Like (finally) ordering those Datsun Mikuni / PHH44 Carb insulators, which showed up a few days ago: They came from Nissan USA, with a little help from a local chap. Thanks again! They were once offered under a different partnumber in the option catalogue and i’m not entirely shure they’re exactly the same, but they fit perfectly and…

  • 240Z: Sanyo Kiki & Japan King charger Surge tanks + Carboy Magazines

    Some weeks ago i got in contact again with Kris, the guy who bought a few parts from me,  including my first, white S30 Chassis. He’s currently building a crazy Blow-through turbo S30 (more on that when it gets closer to completion) with all tricks and gimmics and a lot of custom fabrication, which includes a custom cast Turbo surge tank. For that reason he once bought some surge tanks from Japan to use as inspiration for his own design. Luckily he doesn’t need them anymore, so they were up for sale. And even though i don’t need them at all, who am i to turn down an offer on…

  • 240Z: Photos from Geneva 1970 & new Yokohama Banner

    Lately i found a set of original photo prints from the 1970 geneva international motor show, where the Datsun 240Z (US-spec version) was shown one of the first times to the public. The two photos are very similar, but were taken from a slightly different angle within a short time. You can see the Datsun sign in the back. The car was then part of a bigger Datsun (Suisse) SA display at the GIMS. Oh and then Yokohama tires switzerland was kind enough to sponsor me a huge-ass Yokohama Banner as a garage decoration. Thanks a lot! It will definitely find a nice home at the garage wall, coming with…

  • 240Z: The rest of the missing Datsun toolkit arrived

    Keen readers might remember i was collecting parts to puzzle together an original, complete tool kit. With my first orders i got some wrong parts and some were still missing. Thanks to a tip from my Datsun-Mate Dan. i recently found this kit with the exact missing parts for sale in UK. Naturally i had to get it. So this is what arrived today: An original Nissan branded pliers, along with a double-headed screwdriver And s et of wrenches. This time metric ones and not inch-based sizes. I still have to check all the details. But i guess with my previous purchases the kit is complete now. More parts are…

  • 240Z: Small gimmicks arrived (Contacts, Book & RAL chart)

    You may have realized by now that the project is a bit on hold by now. The reason is i took over a management role in my job, and besides i’m also studying management. Good thing is after some first chaos i’ve settled in my new position and things are getting calmer and then i have my exams soon, so after that i have finally much more free time  (after 2 years of school = home-study in the evenings and school on the weekends). The plan is to  jump right back at where the project stopped aroun april 2022 and go full throttle. i really want to complete this build…

  • HISTORY: The story of Datsun, Nissan & Prince Switzerland – Part 3 “The early years” (1960 – 1977)

    This is the third part of a multi-post series about the (hi)story of Datsun, Prince and Nissan in switzerland.  Check out the other parts HERE In this third installment we’re looking at the inside of Datsun (Suisse) SA and the Fehlmann Motor Group (excluding the industrial vehicles, which will be covered in a later post) in the years 1960-1977 a bit more in-depht. It was basically the period when the Datsun brand was brought to switzerland and established as a serious car brand from scratch. Remember, back then japan was still a far away and “mystic” country, and it took serious efforts to get goods to the other side of…

  • 240Z: Repair tools kit pt. 2

    A while ago i decided to get myself a complete, original toolkit for the Z, just for completeness sake. In part 1 of the story, i got my first items, but i realized that some of the tools where not from the Z as they where not metric. It’s nothing high on my bucket list, but when i see something for sale locally and the price is ok, i try to get it. So this is why i got a few things in front of my door today, all the way from a german 240Z owner. Still have to figure out if all the pieces are really from the 240Z,…