Automotive Documentation

In the unlikely event that anyone here is capable of reading Japanese, I present to you the original 1984 Savanna RX-7 turbo (Series 3) 6-page catalogue in its entirety. The pictures and cutout diagrams are good value unto themselves. Special thanks to RE4LIFE – and definitely make sure you check out the rest of his homepage, the guy owns two of the tidiest SA22Cs I’ve ever seen :)

so the next time any flatpeak muppet tries to lord his “knowledge of rotangs” over you, just ask if he’s ever heard of the 165PS “Impact Turbo” before. Ten to one odds he probably won’t have…!

Series 3 turbo catalogue »

Cha-freakin-ching.  Ewan, you’re a legend. :  USE IT PEOPLE!  Tell him I (Michael/kyteler from  sent you.  He likes knowing, honest he does!

This box arrived today filled with the latest things to help me take the C110 to where I would like it aesthetically, as well as these few things another thing was added to the package from a separate YAJ auction.

Oh, it even has a heart on it!  How Skyline !

Oh, it even has a heart on it! How 'Skyline' !

My love for the Skyline range is probably considered a little sad by most people.  However, it is what it is and when it is that which it is (yes, I know I used too many two letter words.) and you see something like this on auction, you put in a max bid and cross your fingers.    Thankfully in this instance, it worked;  (more…)

Prince Trim Parts

May 11, 2009

Peculiar post, perhaps.  However, as far as exposure goes, this is probably my best bet for attaining the parts I’m after without having to make mention of it on a multitude of forums and such.  Having spent a fair amount of cash on parts from Japan for the C110 lately, I thought I would momentarily change focus to my other Skyline, the first generation S21 that I’m fortunate enough to own.  It also needs some parts.  Thankfully, Jason from the Skyline GT register in Australia has offered his assistance with finding the following parts for me.  If you read this and you can help too, then by all means do so!

Rather than having to describe these parts, I’m lucky enough to own a parts manual for my model of Prince Skyline, rare enough to come across on it’s own, perhaps even more rare than the car.

70 Moulding A, front

"70" Moulding A, front

70 69191 0201 MOULDING A, front

"70" 69191 0201 MOULDING A, front

Though I could probably do with another badge (“106″ 69978 0202 – Mark Assy., side) it’s not of utmost importance by comparison to the correct front and rear trim.  Speaking of which, here’s the rear trim I need;

Rear Trim Pieces (3 of)

Rear Trim Pieces (3 of)

Number Errors?

Although there has been three Skyline Supers including mine, to have made their existence known recently.  If you follow this blog you will have already seen them, I’m sure, however if you do not then you may wish to have a brief nosey at the posts I made in relation to these.  You can do this by clicking (more…)

Radical ’80s!

April 10, 2009

fans of big chunky ’80s Jap turbo cars (like me) will enjoy reading this official English translation of OPTION magazine’s Oct 2006 article titled RADICAL ’80s: Tuned Cars From The Previous Era!

The article holds a definite Nissan slant, as six of the seven vehicles covered are of that marque (no less than half being Z-cars!) with the remaining one being Toyota. But even if you aren’t a Nissan person, and even whilst a purist like myself may not agree with engine conversions (as I think they completely ruin a vehicle’s originality), it’s interesting to read about how Japanese tuners utilize modern tech to keep these older cars competitive in terms of horsepower and handling.

Must admit seeing a R31 wagon fitted with a RB25DET and GTS-X slope-nose front is strangely inspiring. It’s what the Stagea could/should/would have been in a previous life!

From R31 Skyline wagon... to GC34 Stagea

From R31 Skyline wagon... to GC34 Stagea

>> RADICAL ’80s: Tuned Cars From The Previous Era!

Last month Michael made a brief mention of his catalogues arriving from; now it’s my turn :D

seeing as this would be the last time I’d ever get a chance to order a batch of items from Takeshi, I decided to splash out… exchange rate be damned!


car kitsch for Africa!