• OTHER: Cagedude Tomodachi stickers

    Is it christmas yet? Yes it is! And therefore i got a set of brand new released tomodachi stickers by Stefan over at Cagedude in my mail! Thanks a lot, mate! I love them and i’ll find a nice place to stick them on 🙂

  • OTHER: seasons greetings

    Well, this year has been a strange and a hectic one, but luckily i was able to get deeper back into my car-hobby again. I have some big plans and lots of ideas for next year, but also many duties, so we’ll see how far i come. Nevertheless, i’ll keep you updated. Thanks for still following something outdated, like my blog, and keep coming back to me with inputs and feedbacks. I really appreciate that. I wish you and your closest and families all the very best for christmas and a happy new year. 2021 can only be better, i assume 🙂 Stay safe and enjoy the days off… Cheers…

  • 240Z: Chassis gone blasting

    Finally, something that i’ve really should have done first, happens now after many years. I decided to have the complete chassis blasted. Not sand-blasted but blasted with various media, depending on the area. Mostly Plastic-blasting and dry-ice blasting. I thought i’d take a few “before” shots. so here we go. I hope in one or two weeks all old paint and underbody coating and rust is gone… Some panels like the roof and the LH Rear quarter will only be blasted partially, because they’ll bee replaced anyway or have already been replaced with new panels. So last week they came to pick it up and the car headed east two…

  • NEWS: New Page design and features are online!

    Well, after about 10 years online, i decided it might be time to get the page updated. In general i was fine with the old layout, but decided to add a few small features and tweaks to make it look and feel a bit more modern. The main feature beeing the last five “Knowledge posts” now beeing promoted at the top of the page and a few nice design features. Also there’s a little “Author” feature on the right sidebar and a better social media integration. I hope you enjoy it as much as i did building it. There are still a few flaws and details missing, but i hope…

  • GARAGE: Datsun sign LED Tube Retrofit

    The old Datsun Dealer neon sign which i bought two weeks ago, is simple  technology, but also a bit outdated and prone to failure. If you have a few FL-tubes in your garage, you know that always one of the starters or tubes itself is not working or starting properly. Also they consume quite some power. Luckily there’s an easy solution. LED Retrofit tubes. They come with a fitting starter (which is just a short-circuit unit, since LED tubes don’t need thyristor starters to ignite.) So the retrofit is just to remove the old starters and FL-tubes and install the new units. The original inverters and wires remain. That’s it.…

  • 240Z: New tank rubber pieces & Transmission bearing

    A while a go i made a CAD drawing of what the manual calls “Felt”, but are actually rubber pieces, that work as dampers between the fuel tank and the chassis. Then took the drawing and sample to the local rubber shop and they cut them to spec for me: Left new, right old (with some dirt): Had them make two sets, in case if they mess up something. so if anybody is interested, i can sell you one complete set (consisting of four pieces), just hit me up. Sorry, already sold 🙂 Oh and since NOS A-type 5-speed manual transmission parts are a bit rare, i just had to…

  • 240Z: Datsun (Suisse) SA 1977 Dealer price list & Sticker

    While browsing through some online classifieds, i stumbled on this Datsun price list. Issued on 14. March 1977 and including cars like the 260Z, the 2+2 and the 240K-GT, Cherry coupe, sunny etc… There isn’t any direct evedince that it’s from datsun Suisse SA, but it’s in german and french so it makes sense. I got it from france, but the seller stated that it came originally from switzerland. There’s also no currency for the prices, but i assume it must be Swiss franks (CHF). While my 240Z is not directly listed, it’s another nice piece of Datsun Suisse memorabilia and some reference prices to talk about.. Click here to…

  • GARAGE: Vintage swiss Datsun dealer neon sign

    I’ve always wanted to decorate my workshop & Garage with some authentic Vintage datsun signs or so, but they’re not exactly easy to come by.. So when this one popped up, i had to get it immediately. Yesterday i undertook a 6 hour drive to the other, french speaking side, of the country, to pick up this vintage dealer sign. Due to the language barrier and short time we had, i wasn’t able to figure out the history. But the seller had other, similar signs, so i guess it must have been part of a combination with other signs outside a dealership in the french speaking area of switzerland. Nevertheless.…

  • 240Z: Datsun Competition fuel rail & Rubber plugs arrived

    Since i got the triple Mikuni / Solex carb setup, i was looking for an original Competition fuel rail that belongs to it, as shown in this 1978 american Datsun competition parts catalogue: Lately i found a NOS one for sale, and of course i had to get it… Here’s how it’s listed in the Japanese Race & Rallye preparation manual: And while ordering stuff anyway, i decided to include the floorpan rubber plugs…  Oh and there was a free little early christmas gift inside the box too:

  • 240Z: Datsun (suisse) Brochure & advertising Poster

    Lately i got really interested in the Datsun Switzerland history and i’ve started to collect a few documents. Luckily it seems that thanks to Covid some people find time to dig through old piles of documents and put them up for sale. Thats how i got this Datsun (Suisse) Information brochure, very similar to this one. It seems to be  a bit older, since the Z is not listed inside, but it has figures from november 1969, so i think it must be from very late 1969 or very early 1970. It seems to be higher quality than the other one, but the content is very similar. Mainly advertising the…