Archive for May 19th, 2009

The joys of nostalgic…

May 19, 2009

It seems that my DR30 coupe (in all its awesome ’80s Nissan reliableness) has unceremoniously shat the fuel pump controller, which is a little silver box that lives in the boot and is supposed to vary the voltage to the pump based on engine load.

unsurprisingly none of the Nissan wreckers here in Auckland have one spare, let alone any R30 parts :(

I would really like to get the damned thing running again, so on the off-chance that anyone reading this happens to be wrecking a turbo R30, or knows someone who is – giz a shout…

nb. from conducting a bit of research it turns out L20ET and FJ20ET pump controllers are the same, as are the fuel pumps themselves. Which is fortuitous, because I’ll wager there are about a squillion times more L20ET powered R30s here than FJ20ET ones.

Nissan / Prince S20 Engine Cut-away

Prince / Nissan S20 Engine Cut-away

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retro-classics Wallpaper 11 – S20 Cut-away in 1600×1200

If you’re unaware of what the S20 is, it was the power-plant behind many racing victories for Nissan in the PGC10 and KPGC10 2000GT-R as well as being used in the Nissan FairladyZ 432 and 432R and the KPGC110 Nissan Skyline 2000GT-R.


Over the next few days I’ll be throwing up some various sized images scanned taken from my latest acquisition from YAJ, the “Spirit of Skyline” book.  Here’s the one for today in a larger 1600×1200 scale, not all will be this size, sadly as it’s an old book the smaller photos even when scanned at a larger DPI, do not come out too well.

Prince Skyline GT-Bs and Race Pit-Crew

Prince Skyline GT-B's and Race Pit-Crew

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