Automotive Documentation

A recent post on put me into search mode on the stack of old car magazines I have at home, sadly I am yet to find what I am after but I did come across a few interesting things which I thought I would share with you.  This particular entry is a Road Test and a subsequent Advertisement for the same car, in the 1965 Australian ‘Wheels’ Magazine.

WARNING: The target image may cause those with 56k Modems to walk around the block before coming home to make a cup of tea to finish, before viewing.


Just a few scans shared from the Parts Book I was kindly sent, the coolest thing about it was seeing the different versions that were available of the L38 360.  Check ‘em out!

Old 2 Door Series


C110 Parts Manual

February 23, 2010

A little while back some of you may recall I posted an entry about a PC110 that a chap in the Ukraine owns, well.. even back then I was supposed to be sorting out getting him scans/photos of the book to aid him in his restoration.  I finally got onto it a week or so back, after having no luck finding him his own Manual, which would have made the whole process easier.  Anyway, so I took over 200 photos of the damn thing and then decided it would be easier to upload them to flickr than it would be to email them.  Now seeing as I did that I might as well share the link with the rest of you, just in case you’re ever curious about part numbers for the 4-cylinder C110 Skyline sedan.

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It also gave me something else to post about whilst I wait for the Teretonga – Classic Speed Fest. photos to upload.  Today has been a looooooong day.

So, there you go Glomerus, I hope that can help you out at least a little.


A good time in a small space?

December 29, 2009

Back at work again… what’s all this talk about an xmas break?

Anyway, I’ve been perusing the Google Books service a bit lately and there are all sorts of interesting magazines and articles from all eras to be found (a lot of them for free), including this nice little piece titled Japanese Micro-Mini Cars from a 1985 edition of Popular Mechanics. At the risk of sounding like a lazy contributor with nothing of his own to write, you should go read it.

No, not that sort of 'rex'

Not sure how I came across it, was originally looking for some Nikon camera articles – but that’s the wonder of teh innerwebs for you I guess.

(it’s almost worth looking through just to chortle at the contemporary print ads!)

Popular Mechanics, Jul 1985: Japanese Micro-Mini Cars »

I’ve lost count of the times I have been asked whether a particular wedge Skyline is an R30 or an R31.  Even amongst so-called Skyline “obsessives” there’s a lacking in ability to tell the difference.  So rather than having to explain it time and time again, I figured that I would take a moment to make an entry on RC about it and then when it comes up again (which it most certainly will) then I can just point people here.  Personally, I don’t see how you can’t see the differences but I put that down to a beyond ridiculous admiration of the Skyline range on my part.

31 Coupe (left) , 30 Coupe (right)

31 Coupe (left) , 30 Coupe (right)

So, if you are one of those people who can’t pick the difference even after the above photo, then carry on reading and I’ll detail the more obvious external features as generally once you pop the bonnet on the car, if the engine housed in the bay doesn’t tell you, then the chassis stamp and data tag most certainly will…