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    Hi everybody,

    I just want to know that you can buy KOITO bulbs at an auto
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    In japan I can buy KOITO bulbs at the shop.Very cheap for my aiming"stock condition" just kidding....

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    Katsuhiko Endo
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    Hi Kats,

    In the US, Koito bulbs are pretty hard to find, anywhere. I recently bought a set of Koito Headlights for my 70 from Chloe at Midwest Z. I was really excited about that since I was not able to find a set anywhere. Even Dealers could not get them here.

    Are those bulbs you are showing the stock bulbs for the taillights? Are they used everywhere on the car?

    Marty

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    Hi kats,

    I report the same as Marty. Headlights can be found if you look hard enough, but other light bulbs by KOITO are impossible to find.
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    Thank you Marty and 26th-Z,

    KOITO is selling variable watts and volts bulbs.

    This time my Z's rear right side marker was out,I bought this for it.
    I saw many bulbs in the shop for example the one may be applied for a glove box light.

    Have you been to Tokyo?If you go to Shinagawa station,you can see the building showing a big neon bord "KOITO" on the top.

    BTW,are judges of stock competition check inside tail/side marker lights?I may want to show that I put KOITO bulbs for all lighting system.Because I lose many points of exterior/interior,I want to gain points and minimize losing points as much as I can.

    I drive my Z quite offten since the restoration completed Apr 2000.Now many bolts and washers are losing their plated espesially underneith of the body.
    I need to work lots of things aiming for competition.

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    Katsuhiko Endo
    1970 DATSUN 240Z
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    1970 FAIRLADY Z432
    PS30-00088 (01/70)
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    1972 DATSUN 240Z
    HLS30-60213 (12/71)
    L24-072419

    JAPAN
    Welcome to my web site,
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    Kats,

    I have never had the pleasure to travel to Tokyo. I would love to tour the Nissan car collection as Alan got to.

    In the US, I have never seen a judge pull out a tail light bulb, or any other bulb for that matter to check them. But I have never been to the National Convention, so I could not say if they get to that level of detail. Do judges in Japan look to that level of detail?

    Looking at the pictures of your car, it is hard to imagine that you are losing many points at all! With your level of detail, even replacing hose clamps at the vent hoses, behind the plastic panels! No one ever sees those! Your car continues to be an inspiration for me to keep improving my car.

    I applaude you for driving your car, and not let it become a garage queen. These cars were meant to be driven! I loose a few points at shows because of rock chips, but I gladdly give those points up in trade for the pleasure of driving the car.

    Marty

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    Kats,

    I will travel to the National Convention in June and plan to go with the judges to see and hear what they look for. I think judges only evaluate what they can see and would not make a car owner take a lens off to look at the bulbs. You have what I call "bragging rights" for how much effort you have made for "original". My compliments the same as Marty! Your car is a reference for all of us.
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    Thank you Marty and 26th-Z again,

    My Z is not perfect but I am enjoying to replace small things because it is easy to do.It is very fun to find something which I can do by myself also it is very worthy that without paying lots of money.

    I might be saying too much about stock competition,I think both of you are right that judges will not see the inside of lighting system.If they does,it is too much!

    Why I asked this was I felt the stock competition of the national convention was very precise in details and very well organized.
    Not only judges but also people who owned Z car have a lot of knowledge and passion for the Z like all of you here.

    In japan,there are no place to be judged for it's stock condition.We have many Z meetings in every year at many places,we can see lots of Zs each other and it is very fun.

    But people in japan do not think about stock competition seriously.For the Z,I do not think there are any well organized stock competitions in japan.

    kats
    Katsuhiko Endo
    1970 DATSUN 240Z
    HLS30-02156 (03/70)
    L24-005562

    1970 FAIRLADY Z432
    PS30-00088 (01/70)
    S20-000884

    1972 DATSUN 240Z
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    L24-072419

    JAPAN
    Welcome to my web site,
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