Archive for September, 2009

Holy Weird Nissan, Batman!

September 16, 2009

Recently posted on the trademe thread on the oldschool forums was this weird entity.  The picture initially provided I assumed it was a Toyota Carina so clicked on it with relative interest, only to be greeted by the weirdest version of a Nissan Pulsar I’ve ever laid my eyes on!

Carina from a distance?

Carina from a distance?

Listed on trademe with the titling of “Backpacker” I assume to appeal to those backpacker types due to it’s clean and cheapness ($1200.ooNZD)  A search of the plate on reveals it as being a “Nissan Pulsar Liberty” HN12 chassis and E15 motivated.   Click “more” for further pictures.  It’s very 80′s. (more…)

Put a F20 in it.

September 15, 2009

One of the tidiest looking Datsun 510s (aka Bluebird) I’ve seen in a while.

1970 Datsun 510 (Bluebird). But wait, there's more...

The part I like most is lurking under the bonnet though:

is that... boooooBAAAA powar?!!?

Yup, ’tis 240 pee-esses (USDM) of Honda F20C in that there bay. Now that’s definitely different!

Follow the owner’s (xyzalvarez) build thread and commentary on the Japanese Nostalgic Car forums here »

Put a CA in it.

September 15, 2009

It seems with the expense of other options being quite high, a cheaper and beforehand overlooked option (generally because the FJ, SR, Rotary or equivalent’s potential power) is the CA18DE(T) . If you’re looking for bang for buck though, the CA is a fantastic option and has been used more and more in recent times. Many times that I’ve come across conversions recently, it’s been the candidate chosen for small Fords, with the lack lustre Pinto 2.0 SOHC conversion being avoided in favour of the Nissan 1.8 DOHC option.

It’s about time really. To prove how good an idea it is, I provide you with these few but fine examples;

Ford Capri (on RR)

Ford Capri (on RR)


Those regular readers will be well aware of my recent purchase of a classic Kei car, the 2cylinder Daihatsu Max (360, Cuore, Fellow) in two door form.  Well I’m not the only C110 owner to have recently delved into the classic Kei realm.  Today’s entry will tell tale of Tony (fellow C110 hardtop owner) and his new toy.  That the size of a toy.

And to tell the tale of the discovery and ownership is the owner himself.  So get your read on! and enjoy the rest of the photographs and video along the way. ;) (more…)

Last call… save us now!

September 12, 2009

If anyone still remembers the DR30 RS sedan garage find from a couple months back – I’ve now been asked to arrange a Trademe listing on behalf of the owners, and can officially say the vehicle is definitely “for sale”.

However… if anyone is willing to spare me the hassle of dealing with Trademe ‘tards asking dumb-arse questions, I’m going to wait for a week before listing the car, during which time you can contact the seller (Shaun) directly on 027 577 0161. At this stage I can’t disclose the exact price the car will be appearing on Trademe for, but offers in excess of $2000 will be considered up until then. The car is available for viewing in the Waikato.

DR30 Skyline sedan (by decypher the code)

ohai, remember me?

The rego is on hold as the WOF expired in July, but a fresh WOF and 3 months’ rego will be obtained prior to sale unless suitably arranged with the seller and/or owner. Odometer reads approximately 157,500km.

I really don’t want the car to end up in the hands of some (drift) muppet who will proceed to toss the FJ20E and butcher the damn thing, but unfortunately once it hits Trademe that’ll inevitably be the end result…

Not going to list on any of the Skyline forums, however Michael if you’re reading this you have permission to list it on oldschool and/or the Datsun forums on behalf.

More photos: flickr set here »