Time for a new look…

So it has a been while since I have posted here, what with life getting in the way and all that. I feel it is time to get back to posting about one of my biggest passions in life this year… πŸ˜€ So with all the new things happening I felt it was time to change the look of the site as well as my daily driver PA10 you see below. Let me know what you think?

I have been in the process of restoring my 1979 PA10 1600J since January of this year, which is almost complete now. What was meant to be a simple conversion to EFI has turned into a complete respray, completely rebuilt and modified L16 motor, new suspension bits including poly bushes, new tyres and new rubber seals all round. Crazy how these things snowball out of control so quickly… But can’t wait to get her finished and back on the road!

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I will be doing a few posts on the restoration, particularly the engine build, which in itself has been quite the project!

I also am planning on starting a store type setup for parts that I am going to be selling, so keep your eyes open for that one too!

Here’s to the future! πŸ˜€

The plan for my 620…

So I was a bit bored last night and decided to photoshop a shot of my 620 to see how she will look once I have lowered her by the 100mm I am planning on… And I must say she is going to look super slick!! πŸ˜€

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Still want to get a bunch of parts from Thailand for her to get her looking tip top… Can’t wait to get started!

Datsun Engine PORNO!!

This is all the talk amongst the Datsun online community… The work of art that is called the OS Giken TC24-B1Z. Thanks go to Dino Dalle Carbonare at Speedhunters.com, for taking the photos and writing a great article on the motor.

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Click on the Speedhunters.com link above to go to the article Dino wrote about the motor, as I can’t say anything about the engine that he has not already said! (And, I also don’t want to be accused of stealing someone elses words, so…)

What I will do is share the specs of this engine package that one can buy from OS Giken, compared to the original TC24-B1 from 1980:

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As well as this photo Dino took of the gearset that does the timing on the motor…

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It warms my heart to see that there are still performance companies out there that are developing parts like these to carry the great old L-series motor into the 21st century… I love it!!