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WTF: Easy url on Skyline DR30 FJ20ET

How easy is it to remember a URL that contains DR30 and FJ20ET? The Nissan Skyline DR30 below features a FJ20ET so naturally for any JDM car nut it is easy to remember:
WTF FJ20ET Friends meeting at Tsururingu
It was not really visible when I first spotted this photo of the first FJ20ET Friends meeting at Tsururingu, but there was a whole “short” and “easy” url on the spoiler of the DR30.

It is a pity that WordPress does allow me to do quotes around the easy part as the first part of the url is, at least for a non Japanese person, difficult to remember. See for yourself: Continue reading

Magazines: Carboy Magazine from may 1983

Carboy magazine has been known for its tuning specials and finding old issues really show some great and weird things! Now this old cover is interesting: Carboy Magazine showing with big letters on its cover “Goodbye 2T-G”!
Carboy Magazine may 1983
Carboy Magazine may 1983

Now what is that all about? From what I understand it speaks about TRD dropping support for the 2T-G engines. Probably in favor of the 3T-G(TE), 4AG(E) and 1G-G(TE) engines. Yeah, they were great engines too! :)

Found at monkiti1173

Nostalgic 2 days pictures

As B-San already commented: pictures of the Nostalgic 2 days already were available in the past days. I searched on Minkara and picked out the nicest I could find:
Nostalgic 2 days: cleanest DR30 ever!
Nostalgic 2 days: cleanest DR30 ever!

Yes, a genuine pre facelift Nissan Skyline RS Turbo DR30 and it is the cleanest example I’ve seen so far!

For Orion and Kyteler:
Nostalgic 2 days: cleanest FJ20-ET ever!
Nostalgic 2 days: cleanest FJ20-ET ever!

It also got the cleanest FJ20-ET ever! At least: apart from when these cars left the factory of course! :D

To prove that the Australians did something right with their own Skylines:
Nostalgic 2 days: Fairlady 240Z with 30RB
Nostalgic 2 days: Fairlady 240Z with 30RB

The Japanese love the 30RB for its increased displacement, so pairing this engine with a set of carbs only sounds like a sane thing when you drop it into a Fairlady 240Z.

Nostalgic 2 days: genuine Nissan Skyline GTR KPGC110
Nostalgic 2 days: genuine Nissan Skyline GTR KPGC110

How about this genuine Nissan Skyline GTR? One out of 197 produced, ever! That’s almost as rare as unobtainium!

Nostalgic 2 days: Nissan Sunny B110 race car
Nostalgic 2 days: Nissan Sunny B110 race car

And such an event is nothing without the occasional nostalgic race cars:

Nostalgic 2 days: Nissan LZ16 DOHC engine
Nostalgic 2 days: Nissan LZ16 DOHC engine

This Sunny B110 race car had a rare DOHC LZ16 race engine in its engine bay!

Now that may be a bit too much Nissan overkill, so here is a Toyota:
Nostalgic 2 days: Toyota Mark II GX61
Nostalgic 2 days: Toyota Mark II GX61

A shakotan Toyota Mark II GX61! :)

You can find more pictures here:
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RB26???? @ Minkara

Nissan Silvia BS110 240RS Restoration

Just found this page:

It’s the restoration of the Nissan Silvia BS110 240RS I posted earlier about. All BS110 240RS rallycars originally were made by Blydenstein in the UK, so the car is not a factory produced rallycar, but they were produced on behalf of Nissan: that’s why they were badged Nissan and not Datsun.

This car competed in the Hong Kong-Beijing rally in 1985, won the National Rally Championship 1988 in the UK and used in various other rallies. The car was imported into Japan from New Zealand: one of the few Japanese cars to actually be imported back to Japan! The car was restored in original state in 2005 by Green Bell Motor Co. Ltd. (Kanazawa) in Hakusan, Japan.

Start of the restoration:
Start of Nissan Silvia BS110 240RS restoration

And the end result:
End result of Nissan Silvia BS110 240RS restoration

And afterwards in action:
Nissan Silvia BS110 240RS in action

Action shot can also be seen in this image:
Nissan Silvia BS110 240RS Droste effect
It’s just like a tin can of Droste :D :D

Nissan Silvia BS110 240RS Rally

Yesterday Auto Otaku posted an article about the Tokyo Nostalgic Car Show 2008. IMO it’s majority was a Nissan fest showing mostly a lot of modified 70s Skylines.

I found this car among the pictures:
Nissan Silvia BS110 Rally

At first I couldn’t really identify it and thought of a modified Celica TA63 or TA64. However the front is entirely different and the sidelights looked genuine. Then it popped in my mind that there could have been a Nissan Silvia counterpart of the TA64. Then I looked at the rear sidewindows and spotted them to be from a Silvia S11! :)

Indeed such a car did exist:
Nissan BS110 RS240 in action
It’s the FJ24 BS110 Nissan 240RS Group B World Rally Car!
The car features a FJ20ET with increased displacement up to 2340cc and it made 280HP!

Not bad for a car which was the counterpart of the Celica TA64. Also the Nissan FJ20ET Plasma engine is the counterpart of the Toyota Lasre 3T-GTE, imagine what monster the TA64 would have been if the 4T-GTE would have featured the same head as the 3T-GTE!!

More info upon the FJ20 and the BS110 RS240:

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