There wasn’t exactly a surge of entries for the competition to win a plastic kitset model, provided by Ewan of;

Despite the lack of entries there was a correct few and the eventual winner between them was Spencer of fame.  Spence correctly guessed this car;

the Brütsch 200 - Spatz Roadster

You can read a little more on the Brütsch company, on wikipedia –ütsch

His choice between the two models was the Toyopet Crown, which means some time in the not too distant future we’ll give away the Prince Gloria kitset.  So keep your eyes peeled for that!

Congrats again to Spence & thanks again to Ewan.


Brütsch 200 “Spatz”

Engines on YAJ

November 17, 2009

So many awesome things to look at, so little money to actually buy them.

Nissan S20 Engine

Nissan S20 Engine

1.5mil JPY and the starting bid is not the reserve.  Why does that not surprise me?  Imagine how cool it would be to have though.  Beyond cool.  Immense.

Of course, for 10% of the starting bid of the S20, you could actually own an RB26;

Nissan RB26 Engine

I’d rather it was the S20 spinning my wheels but I’d not turn down an RB26…     …anyone?


Found my bearings!

November 11, 2009

TADA!  Straight from the shores of Japan itself!

Daihatsu Max - Piston Pin Needle Roller Bearings

Daihatsu Max - Piston Pin Needle Roller Bearings

You would have thought the weather would be fine by now so I could actually start slapping the engine back together but guess what?  It isn’t.


Cheers, Ewan.


Guess the Car!

November 6, 2009 – Guess the Car.  Proudly Sponsored by…

Alright! it’s that time again.  Though this time around we’ve got a bit more incentive.   With HUGE thanks to Ewan @ the winner of this little game will receive a prize! HOLY CRAP!  Can you imagine!?  So, without further delay here is the vehicle you have to guess;

Prize and Entry Details as follows…


MAX Excitement!

October 29, 2009

It’s been an exciting last few days for me, in that yesterday I received one parcel from Japan, via Palmerston North and today I received another. The first parcel had come via Palmerston North as it had stuff from Yahoo! Auctions Japan, (bought for us kindly by Ewan @ Hayatonka) for both myself and for my friend Richard (Snoozin), so it got sent to him for him to be able to extract his bits and then was passed further onto me.

The first box contained parts that I had bought blind for the Daihatsu Max, they had been listed strangely and on the off chance they were correct for the vehicle, I gave it a stab.  Of course a few days later the correct stuff popped up so I grabbed them regardless, which turned out to be a good idea as the first Ring Set I bought was way off.  I assume for a 500cc or greater engine.  I think the Air Filter though, might still be usable;

You have to love the packaging, Black and Red spots.  Nice.  Also included in the first box was something that will appeal to those who enjoy my “Guess the Car” blog entries.  (more…)