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    Default Munic

    I have been to Munich, I was lucky to go to the October fiesta
    So many people already there, no vacancy for tables.

    Out of the fiesta, my favorite food is this, currywurst. 2.6euro !
    I love beer in German too!

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    Last edited by kats; 10-06-2012 at 09:00 AM.
    Katsuhiko Endo
    1970 DATSUN 240Z
    HLS30-02156 (03/70)
    L24-005562

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

    1972 DATSUN 240Z
    HLS30-60213 (12/71)
    L24-072419

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    Default some work done

    Hi,
    I did these in a week,

    Replaced wheel nut Z432 original, -E4201
    Replaced heter hose long to cloth braided
    Replaced choke cable rubber grommet(used to I put throttle linkage grommet)

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    Last edited by kats; 10-06-2012 at 08:56 AM.
    Katsuhiko Endo
    1970 DATSUN 240Z
    HLS30-02156 (03/70)
    L24-005562

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

    1972 DATSUN 240Z
    HLS30-60213 (12/71)
    L24-072419

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    Hi Kats,

    Forgot 1 important fact Stang Motors also sold MG's, Triumph's and AMC's. That's why I was told they got more Z's.

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    Thanks Fred,
    That fact is proving many articles on magazines which I have seen described about Z wiped out traditional
    British sports cars from the US at that time.

    Kats

    Quote Originally Posted by Fred Sigarto View Post
    Hi Kats,

    Forgot 1 important fact Stang Motors also sold MG's, Triumph's and AMC's. That's why I was told they got more Z's.
    Katsuhiko Endo
    1970 DATSUN 240Z
    HLS30-02156 (03/70)
    L24-005562

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

    1972 DATSUN 240Z
    HLS30-60213 (12/71)
    L24-072419

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    Default Do it again

    Hi,
    I changed long heater hose to cloth braided but I realized my mistake,
    Heater hose from manifold (intake to the heater core )
    should go through under the hose to water pump (out from the heater core).

    Also I organized battery cable to be looked it should be.

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

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

    1972 DATSUN 240Z
    HLS30-60213 (12/71)
    L24-072419

    JAPAN
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    Default Ps30-00009

    I think this car could be PS30-00009
    used as a example for the service manual.
    Please see this car does not have a bracket for the battery cable
    ,just there is a clip you can see on the cables.
    This car also has unusual clamp for the brake and fuel line.

    We know the existing lowest chassis number for Z432 is PS30-00011
    ,I am curious to see the car and want to check if the car has same unique
    parts like PS30-00009.

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

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

    1972 DATSUN 240Z
    HLS30-60213 (12/71)
    L24-072419

    JAPAN
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    Default Ugly

    Hi,
    I have found this is my Z432
    http://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/g2002max/29394811.html

    I think this car when it was in Miyagi around 2005-2006.

    The registration plate is confirmed , and a bonnet catch basement was bented down slightly,
    that was already seen in early 1970's car magazine which this car was featured for.

    What a ugly car it was!!

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    Last edited by kats; 10-20-2012 at 05:23 AM.
    Katsuhiko Endo
    1970 DATSUN 240Z
    HLS30-02156 (03/70)
    L24-005562

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

    1972 DATSUN 240Z
    HLS30-60213 (12/71)
    L24-072419

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    Default lots of parts was missing

    You can see what a great number of original parts were missing when it was before .

    I now realized Mr.Moroe provided so many OEM new parts for this car. Almost everything exept the engine block !!

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

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

    1972 DATSUN 240Z
    HLS30-60213 (12/71)
    L24-072419

    JAPAN
    Welcome to my web site,
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    I am lucky because this car has an original engine and magnesium wheels with stamped numbers in sequence.
    Also original seats,dash,and original all the other interior parts.
    They are so hard to come by, and they are important because most of them have date stamp on their back.

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    Last edited by kats; 10-20-2012 at 06:11 AM.
    Katsuhiko Endo
    1970 DATSUN 240Z
    HLS30-02156 (03/70)
    L24-005562

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

    1972 DATSUN 240Z
    HLS30-60213 (12/71)
    L24-072419

    JAPAN
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    That is sad to see a nice rare car with bling stereo!
    There is scarcely anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse, and sell a little more cheaply.
    The person who buys on price alone is this man's lawful prey.


    John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)



    ZCars in Eastern Canada seaport ready for shipment to Europe

    http://ZSportCanada.com


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    I do not need an audio system , Z brings excitement more than stereo!
    You agree ,do not you?

    Today a bit of 240Z, recently I bought an engine from 02/70 HLS30-02231
    L24-4556 in Japan.
    It is nice to see all the original features, E31 head and block
    2400 valve cover,oil filler cap e.t.c.
    My 240Z's engine have same "plain flat " front cover of the head ,
    how about yours?

    The seller does not know much about the early L24,
    he explained " seems the oil pan was fixed some time before,there is a metal panel
    welded on it"
    That was nice for me, probably some potential bidders lost their interest !

    This seller is recently famous in Japan, he has been continuing selling US 240Zs with
    sliced / cut / broke down in pieces !!
    Actually this 02231 was a very good candidate for the restoration,
    I wish I could by the whole car before it was cut in pieces.

    http://page13.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/j.../r93680710?D=1

    http://m.box.yahoo.co.jp/guest/file?...d-caac85a0eb5e


    Quote Originally Posted by Blue View Post
    That is sad to see a nice rare car with bling stereo!
    Katsuhiko Endo
    1970 DATSUN 240Z
    HLS30-02156 (03/70)
    L24-005562

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

    1972 DATSUN 240Z
    HLS30-60213 (12/71)
    L24-072419

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    My 240Z is
    HLS30-02156 03/70, with a L24-5562.
    I Bought an engine from
    HLS39-02231 02/70, with a L24-4556.
    It is interesting to see the number of gap,
    not in sequence.

    Also I bought a set of metal chrome Z emblems for the pillars and a rear gate,
    And also a metal Datsun for the rear gate.

    They are all hallowed , not solid metal emblems.

    My 240Z missed her original emblems way before starting the restoration.

    Which fact may I follow?
    If I follow the date, I may put emblems with white Z inlet.
    If I follow the VIN, I may put chrome Z emblems , not solid type.

    What do you think of it?

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

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

    1972 DATSUN 240Z
    HLS30-60213 (12/71)
    L24-072419

    JAPAN
    Welcome to my web site,
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    Just a note,
    Z432 has a "grape fruit cut" alternator too!
    But not Hitachi, it is a Mitsubishi.
    Z432 was built with a Mitsubishi electrical system
    such as distributer/
    transistor igniter unit/igniter coil/voltage regulator
    and a starter motor.

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

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

    1972 DATSUN 240Z
    HLS30-60213 (12/71)
    L24-072419

    JAPAN
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    Last edited by Blue; 10-28-2012 at 03:34 AM.
    There is scarcely anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse, and sell a little more cheaply.
    The person who buys on price alone is this man's lawful prey.


    John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)



    ZCars in Eastern Canada seaport ready for shipment to Europe

    http://ZSportCanada.com


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    Thanks Blue! Both cars are looking good.
    Katsuhiko Endo
    1970 DATSUN 240Z
    HLS30-02156 (03/70)
    L24-005562

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

    1972 DATSUN 240Z
    HLS30-60213 (12/71)
    L24-072419

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    It is always nice to have photos to reference
    There is scarcely anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse, and sell a little more cheaply.
    The person who buys on price alone is this man's lawful prey.


    John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)



    ZCars in Eastern Canada seaport ready for shipment to Europe

    http://ZSportCanada.com


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    Default Very nice tuned Z432

    Look at this Z432 and listen to this S20 engine sound,
    it is just awesome!

    http://youtu.be/-Qdk2n0aiR4

    http://bisan.co.jp/%E7%94%A6%E3%81%A...hitorigoto002/

    This car is PS30-00049 S20-000876,
    The engine has rebuilt and modified with complete gear-train driven cam shafts
    and an oil pump while original system was chain driven.


    Gear driven system provides much stronger and fatter sound than
    original chain system.
    Very smooth and properly tuned S20 is just like a music instrument.

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

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

    1972 DATSUN 240Z
    HLS30-60213 (12/71)
    L24-072419

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    The link shows gear driven system and also
    OS Giken TC24 which has similar system too.

    http://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/htacr33/archive/2011/09/26

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

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

    1972 DATSUN 240Z
    HLS30-60213 (12/71)
    L24-072419

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    Default Bracket for harness

    Hi,
    I am learning new everyday.I found my Z432 did not have brackets for harnesses
    the one for oil pressure and the other for water temp.

    I noticed it when I saw my friend's Z432.
    I asked Mr.Ando as usual ,he made replicas for me.

    I installed them today and looked great.

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

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

    1972 DATSUN 240Z
    HLS30-60213 (12/71)
    L24-072419

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    Beautiful! I love seeing the intricate details of the Z432s.
    2/74 260Z

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    Default modify to the earliest bonnet

    Thank you LeonV

    I proceed to modify my later bonnet for earliest style, Mr.Tasaka is doing the operation.

    The later bonnet has a big hole each side of the catch mechanism and also has a small hole each side of the bonnet.
    This later bonnet also has a reinforcement each side of the corner,so first of all, they needed to be taken off.

    I think the most difficult part is cutting around holes and welding seat metal to be looked flat surface.

    Has anyone tried this operation?
    I will show progress of this mission.

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    Last edited by kats; 11-10-2012 at 06:26 PM.
    Katsuhiko Endo
    1970 DATSUN 240Z
    HLS30-02156 (03/70)
    L24-005562

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

    1972 DATSUN 240Z
    HLS30-60213 (12/71)
    L24-072419

    JAPAN
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    Default oil sticker

    This is a one for Japanese S30 cars whoes bonnet has this on its top right coner.

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

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

    1972 DATSUN 240Z
    HLS30-60213 (12/71)
    L24-072419

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    Hi Kats --

    Great pictures!

    Where would a good place be to purchase this decal/sticker? I still have my original one on my Fairlady 240Z-L, however, I would love to have a spare if I ever decide to restore the car.

    Thank you!
    '72 Fairlady 240Z-L - HS30-10052, Imported in 1973 from Yokota Airbase
    '70 240Z - HLS30-19927, History in SCCA CP & Trans-Am, ICSCC CIP, IMSA GTU
    '77 Porsche 930 Turbo Carrera - Black on black
    '13 Subaru BRZ Limited - Daily Driver

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    Thank you spitz17,
    You can directly ask here,
    jalopy@dream.ocn.ne.jp

    They do with overseas customers.
    Enjoy catalog here,
    http://revivejalopy.web.fc2.com/catalog.html

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

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

    1972 DATSUN 240Z
    HLS30-60213 (12/71)
    L24-072419

    JAPAN
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    Great! Thank you! I will look it over.
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    Hi,

    Mr.Tasaka did a great job for me, the project for the earliest bonnet has just completed yesterday.

    I have an original earliest silver bonnet,but it has got a quite big dent in the middle.
    So my Z432 has a later bonnet for instead,we discussed about which would be a better( the original bonnet can be fixed or the later bonnet
    can be modified) for my Z432.

    We decided to modify the later bonnet because it is easier and cheaper to achive the best result than fixing the original bonnet.

    I am happy with this modified bonnet, 2 big upper holes and 2 small side holes are hidden by metal,
    and 2 upper corner reinforcements are took off.

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    great fab work!
    There is scarcely anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse, and sell a little more cheaply.
    The person who buys on price alone is this man's lawful prey.


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    Hey Kats,

    Do you know where they still sell the "Fairlady Z" emblem for the rear spoiler?
    HLS30137283

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    Wow, perfect body work!
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    Hello surfer.tech,
    You can buy it from Motorsport Auto,the front fender emblem can be put on the rear spoiler.

    Just for your reference, rear deck embelm "Fairlady-Z" is defferent from the one on the fenders
    ,the rear deck emblem is slightly bent to match the curved surface of the rear deck panel.
    I do not think Motorsport Auto is selling rear deck Fairlady-Z embelm,so you will not be in trouble.

    However if someone wants to put the front fender emblem to the rear deck,he/she needs to bend it nicely.
    Anyway both are exact same looks when you see from the top.

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    Do you know where they still sell the "Fairlady Z" emblem for the rear spoiler?
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    Thanks spitz17!!

    Quote Originally Posted by spitz17 View Post
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    Default Nissan Yokohama HQ

    I visited Nissan Main office in Yokohama,

    There is a big show room displaying all new models from GTR to Micra.

    Nice Starbucks coffee , you can spend hours looking
    at these cars.

    Also heritage area, it is worth to look at , a few old cars ,1/1 pictures and
    histories of Datsun/Nissan.
    It is like a small museum .
    Always several Miss Fairladies are attending , they love cars too!
    You can enjoy talking with them.

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    Wow Kats,

    I'd love to have that life size poster in my garage! Nice information!

    Merry Christmas from the AtlanticZ club!!!
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    Default Many on You Tube,Merry Christmas!

    Thanks Blue,

    I am staying Munic today, and I have been loading up lots of videos on You Tube,
    Tonight you will enjoy my Z cars !

    Merry Christmas!

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    I'd love to have that life size poster in my garage! Nice information!

    Merry Christmas from the AtlanticZ club!!!
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    Great pics Kats, ......I remember visiting Nissan Headquarters in Tokyo in Dec. 71, fell in love with the burgundy Fairlady 432ZL on display, if I can ever figure out how to post the pics I took.

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    Merry Christmas, Kats! I love Fairlady girls!
    Enjoy the Ride
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    Default 11 videos

    Thank you Fred,
    I really want to see old pictures.I hardly ever seen personal
    taken pictures when Fairlady Z made debut .

    My father did not have any pictures of Z, not even any Z was happened to
    be caught in my father's camera shooting our family small sedan.
    I knew it was difficult to see the wonderful car
    around my local country side, but I was car boy dreaming
    about Z.
    Books, and Tamiya models taught me a lot about Z.

    Chris!
    Those ladies are the legend,established long time ago when Fair lady name
    sports car launched.
    Still Nissan hires 20 or so Beautiful ladies every year.

    There must be fortunate guys got married with miss Fairlady
    and own Fairlady-Z same time!

    Attached red car is Nissan Laurel , my favorite .

    I up loaded 11 videos on you tube, please enjoy.

    Like these,
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    http://youtu.be/n34YAvwYWGA

    Merry Christmas

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    Default Mr. and Mrs. K are at the party

    Hi,

    Yesterday I was at the party, " Mr. and Mrs. K 203 years "

    Mr.K is 103 years old, and Mrs.K is 100 years old!!

    They are both very well, I was simply amazed Mr.K made a speech
    25 minutes just like used to , nothing has changed from when I met Mr.K
    first time in 2000.

    Mr.K slipped and fell down in his house last year ,he had his head sewed
    up the cut 8 stitches , but that's all, nothing bad after that,Mr.K recovered
    so fast and so well.

    Damon from Texas also made a speech and passed a heart warming message
    from Mike Taylor.
    Tetsu was a interpreter for him.
    You can see another very important person for Nissan, Mr. and Mrs. Usami
    behind.

    Mr. and Mrs.K they drink water very much everyday ,
    they said that is why they are still very well.

    I am so glad that I was there, more and more I love my Zs forever.

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    Mr. K and his wife are certainly amazing people. Wonderful to hear that they are healthy and doing well. That looks like Masataka Usami and his wife in the background.

    Thanks for the update..
    Carl B.

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    Thank you Carl,

    I was editing my post about Usami San,
    he is now 84 years old!!
    What a wonderful party it was.

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    Thanks Kats for honoring us with these pictures and keeping us informed.

    Fred
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    Great pictures! Thanks for the report, Kats! Remarkable.

    Oh! I talked to Len the other day and he enjoyed seeing you in London. Did you see his new car?
    Last edited by 26th-Z; 01-27-2013 at 05:29 AM.
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    Thank you Fred and Chris,I am happy you like it .
    Chris ,I sent a PM to you.

    kats

    PS:
    I have just arrived LAX from Tokyo this morning,
    flight time was 9:30, burn off fuel 167000lb, approximately
    65000 USD for it.
    ANA is the kick off customer of B787, but some of you know all the 787 can not fly
    right now due to electrical problem.
    if it flies, burn off fuel
    will be 20% less than my B777...We do not know when 787 will be
    back on normal and fly again. The lost is getting bigger and bigger every day...
    I want to have fun with my Zs more , so I hope my airline will be
    OK soon and do not cut payment for me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike B View Post
    Kats,

    Here are the wing nuts on #32. They are the same early style as on your Z432.

    -Mike
    Hi Mike,

    Today I looked up wingnuts of both cars, I found that they are different in its bolt size.

    I thought your 1969 240Z has same wingnut just like Z432 as-E4201, but it does not, yours is special wingnut for SU carb system.
    Is your wingnut bolt thicker than the Z432 type is not it?

    Attached picture is, the left is for the black air box just behind of the front bumper, the middle is for the orange air box in the engine room, the right is for the SU carb airbox. They are not interchangeble each other.

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    Default another 432 spotted?

    Kats, have you seen this video Japan's retro car kings on youtube?

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    Japan's Retro Car Kings - Saving Classic Japanese Automotive Culture - YouTube

    At 6:15 the owner of TA auto shows a picture of a unrestored fairlady with the 432 emblem.
    From the bad picture its difficult to see if its a true 432. I know you have been tracking
    vin numbers of the remaining 432's in Japan and might be interested in seeing this car in
    person.

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    Hello hr369,

    Yes I saw this TV and Ando San is a great restorer who worked some parts for me.

    I think the Z433 is owned by Ando San ,he has 2 Z432 I think(a red tribute Z432R and a yellow )

    Kats

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    At 6:15 the owner of TA auto shows a picture of a unrestored fairlady with the 432 emblem.
    From the bad picture its difficult to see if its a true 432. I know you have been tracking
    vin numbers of the remaining 432's in Japan and might be interested in seeing this car in
    person.
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    Thanks for all ghe pictures and information for our z cars kat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 26th-Z View Post
    Carl,

    8-track tapes are quite available, new and used. I have a brand new Datsun option 8-track player for the head unit in a 510. Interested? I'll even throw in "Alice's Restaurant". Frankly, it's more difficult to find an original player like Kats' that still works. Mine works.

    (Edit) BTW the part # for the player I have is 99993-00206-80 "8 track deck" universal chassis. Brand new in the Datsun box.
    So I just snagged one of these new in box. where/how were they installed?

    Not sure If Im installing but like this option and definite conversation starter.

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    Here is the instruction sheet that came with my 8-track. It was installed in the glovebox (which needs to be cut in the back!)

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    @Jarvo2 looks like you have the Beltek unit that I have been looking for. The one I have coming is a Datsun Hitachi unit. That's the first set of directions that I have sen for it. Glovebox installation is not a concern as I already installed a HD Radio there and could relocate that elsewhere or remove at anytime. I have a toggle in the glovebox to switch between the stock and HD radio setups. if you ever want to part with that Beltek unit let me know.

    ~Taz
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    Quote Originally Posted by kats View Post
    I have been to Munich, I was lucky to go to the October fiesta
    So many people already there, no vacancy for tables.

    Out of the fiesta, my favorite food is this, currywurst. 2.6euro !
    I love beer in German too!

    kats
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    Yep that's the one Im looking for. Thanks fro replying Jarvo2. Will keep looking.
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    Hi, sorry I have not updated more than a year, now I am back.
    Here is the latest S20 engine sound of my car, I have been trying to find the best condition of the Mikuni Solex carbs, here is the best what I can do so far.

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XfMJhY_mZN4

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    PS : the valve cover was dirty, after this shot I have the cover painted to its original color shown in the top cover of the old magazine.
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    This is the magazine from 1971 but the yellow Z432 must be from 1969-1970 early.
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    Sounds great Kats, same color as my Fairlady Z-L, only mine is a straight 6. Hope to get it back on the road soon and have it repainted. Need new tires for the 240Z
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    Kats,
    I am looking forward to seeing you and your Z432 in San Diego! There are now several more Z432s in the country, but yours is still one of the nicest, and it's sure to be a big hit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred Sigarto View Post
    Sounds great Kats, same color as my Fairlady Z-L, only mine is a straight 6. Hope to get it back on the road soon and have it repainted. Need new tires for the 240Z
    Hi Fred,I would like to see your Fairlady-Z , the car is so rare in the world, I have
    never seen a 1969 Fairlady-Z in person.

    Tire is getting harder and harder to obtain original size,
    175 SR 14 is NLA in Japan, only choice is 175 -80/14
    but this is just little bit smaller diameter than SR 14.
    However it is not too bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xs10shl View Post
    Kats,
    I am looking forward to seeing you and your Z432 in San Diego! There are now several more Z432s in the country, but yours is still one of the nicest, and it's sure to be a big hit.
    Hi xs10shl,
    Thank you , but picture is always looked better than the actual car,
    please do not look closely of my car.
    I am so looking forward to seeing you too, are you going to be there with
    your Z432?
    I am really interested in hearing about Z432s in the US.

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    I replaced an air cleaner filter yesterday.
    And made carpet fasteners for restored rear deck.
    Original fastener is the one botom,made of felt and sewed edges and center crossed.

    I made reprica with 5mm thick rubber and double sided tape and fastener.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kats View Post
    Hi Fred,I would like to see your Fairlady-Z , the car is so rare in the world, I have
    never seen a 1969 Fairlady-Z in person.

    Tire is getting harder and harder to obtain original size,
    175 SR 14 is NLA in Japan, only choice is 175 -80/14
    but this is just little bit smaller diameter than SR 14.
    However it is not too bad.

    Kats
    Check out our stateside distributors for your size that you want. You might be able to get some while the car is here. ZCON has 3 tires sponsors now.

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    Thank you Montezuma,I 'll check it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montezuma View Post
    Check out our stateside distributors for your size that you want. You might be able to get some while the car is here. ZCON has 3 tires sponsors now.
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    Default FM pack

    Hi,
    I finally obtain this "FM pack" factory option for S30 in Japan just a few days ago. An 8 track player is HITACHI, but a Fairlady-Z owner's manual showing this Clarion FM pack.

    On the other hand, DATSUN 240Z S30 RHD parts catalog listed another manufacture FM pack, that is a HITACHI made. The picture in the catalog is very accurate, I was not for sure it is existing or not, but some years ago I saw it on ebay.

    So, Clarion FM pack is for my Z432, HITACHI FM pack is for Export model , it is my understanding.
    But viceversa will be there of cource.

    I will bring and show you my FM pack works very well at ZCON 2014,I will be able to make everyone has smile on his/her face.

    BTW, can the FM pack catch the wave in the US where it has never been trying to receive it in it's whole life? I hope it can do that,, will be no problem.


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    Wow that is cool and clever
    There is scarcely anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse, and sell a little more cheaply.
    The person who buys on price alone is this man's lawful prey.


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    Thanks Blue!
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    Over the top cool! You bet it would make me smile, Kats! Sure, it will receive FM in America.
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    That FM type adapter was very popular in the 70's, my dad and uncles had them on their 8 track systems , very popular then rare to see today.

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    Hi Kats,

    For the original size tires for our 240z cars, you may want to Google "Vredestein Sprint Classic 175 HR 14". I believe the distribution center
    for the US is in New Jersey. There may be a European or Asian distribution center for this European manufactured tire. The size is a
    perfect match for the original Bridgestone Superspeed-20 tire. There is a chine molded into the sidewall. I assume this chine is a curb rub
    strip but you will see tire images online.

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    Thank you 26th-Z and Z fan,I realized people in the US had good time with 8 track too. I bought two nice cassette tapes from the auction,I will bring them and play them infront of the audience.

    Dan, thanks for the information. That tire is good looking,I see your Gold Medallion 240Z has the tire, fantastic looking!!

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    Hi Kats. I have a NOS "export" version that I plan to use in my Fairlady ZL someday. I notice the Japanese market version has a smaller frequency range of 76 to 90 MHz, compared to the export version which has a range of 88 to 108 MHZ, so you may be able to catch a couple of stations in the US, but not many. I could bring my FM pack if you want to test it out on your car.

    I am excited to see your Z432 in San Diego. I was considering bringing my blue #32 car, but I won't have time to trailer it down from WA and I don't really want to have it shipped there and back.

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    Hi Mike,how are you doing? Hearing from you is always exciting to me.
    I did not know that the difference between the FM packs, what a interesting find! I thought HITACHI has wide band ,Clarion has narrow band.
    But NO, both manufactures have wide and narrow.I have collected pictures in my lap top,and looked them carefully and yes, they have both.See attached pictures.

    Mike,is your FM pack HITACHI or Clarion?
    I think lots of FM stations already exsisted in the US than that era of Japan.

    And I wish I could see your super early blue 240Z, but I am excited about seeing you there.Please bring your FM pack.
    I also did not want to ship my Z432 by boat,because 2 weeks trip on the Pacific ocean make the car rusty.
    I have sent twice my blue 240Z to the US before(2000 and 2004), lots of bolts and nuts turned white.They were shining gold before the trip.
    But I took cheapest way to ship my car,I hope the car does not get rust so much...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike B View Post
    Hi Kats. I have a NOS "export" version that I plan to use in my Fairlady ZL someday. I notice the Japanese market version has a smaller frequency range of 76 to 90 MHz, compared to the export version which has a range of 88 to 108 MHZ, so you may be able to catch a couple of stations in the US, but not many. I could bring my FM pack if you want to test it out on your car.

    I am excited to see your Z432 in San Diego. I was considering bringing my blue #32 car, but I won't have time to trailer it down from WA and I don't really want to have it shipped there and back.

    -Mike
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    Thanks Kats. It's good to hear from you again too.

    My FM pack is the Hitachi wideband. I'm attaching some photos.

    Yes, I can imagine the salt air for several weeks at sea is not good for corrosion. We are all very fortunate that you are willing to ship your Z432 so we can see it in person.


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    Mike,
    What a rare thing you have got!
    Complete set of a NOS FM pack, I want to have a leather case for Clarion but no luck so far.
    I will make it by myself to protect this rare device.

    Kats


    Quote Originally Posted by Mike B View Post
    Thanks Kats. It's good to hear from you again too.

    My FM pack is the Hitachi wideband. I'm attaching some photos.

    Yes, I can imagine the salt air for several weeks at sea is not good for corrosion. We are all very fortunate that you are willing to ship your Z432 so we can see it in person.


    -Mike
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    Default Car has arrived

    The Z432 has arrived well before the convention, it makes people
    prepare easier for this big trip.

    2 weeks STBY on the loading yard,2 weeks on the Pacific oacean,
    4 days to get out the LA yard.

    The car was so dirty, must be in a plenty salty rain and air.

    I did not want my car to be tied down using exsisting tow hook
    because generally speaking, it is not strong enough if a car is pulled abruptly.

    So I taped over the hook with 'do not use' caution.

    The car is tied down using its wheels and tie rods,it is good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kats View Post
    The Z432 has arrived well before the convention, it makes people
    prepare easier for this big trip.

    2 weeks STBY on the loading yard,2 weeks on the Pacific oacean,
    4 days to get out the LA yard.

    The car was so dirty, must be in a plenty salty rain and air.

    I did not want my car to be tied down using exsisting tow hook
    because generally speaking, it is not strong enough if a car is pulled abruptly.

    So I taped over the hook with 'do not use' caution.

    The car is tied down using its wheels and tie rods,it is good.

    Kats
    Kats, We are so excited to see your car sitting next to the Phantom in front of the host hotel. If only Johnnie would have allowed Mr K's car to be part of this. We tried get it but she is not budging on not bringing it. This convention is going to be the most inclusive ZCON ever; I hope we can get you car out to Qualcomm Stadium for the People's Choice show on August 9th.

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    Hi Montezuma,
    I can not wait to see all of yoy and show my car
    to everyone.
    Thank you for the arrangement of people's choice car,
    let me think of it, I have not decided yet to bring the car
    to the stadium.
    I will make up my mind befor the convention.

    Talk about later,

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    Default engine start and stereo oparation

    Hi,
    At the ZCON 2014, I demonstrated staring engine
    and 8 track stereo system in front of people.

    I regret the engine was not tuned properly.
    I knew I had to do work these things, but I could not have a time to do.

    #1 High OAT under the sun shine in summer of San Diego.
    #2 Octan of fuel is slightly lower than Japan

    Before leaving Japan, it was early Jun. The mixture was very good in Japan.This means I needed to adjust mixture for hot WX.

    And I always fill up 'High Octan' in Japan.The ignition timing was adjusted for High Octan and it was nice.
    However 'premium' in the US seems slightly lower octan than Japan,I noticed this in
    the past when I brought my 240Z to the convention 2000 & 2004.

    People saw my Z432 did smoke.

    If the engine was tuned properly,and it was warmed up,smoke would be less.

    BTW, this S20 engine was designed with relatively wider gap
    between piston rings and a cylinder comparing other engines
    like L-24 e.t.c.

    It eats a lot of oil, 1000km/0.8L for my Z432.
    1969 'Car Graffic' new car test reported Skyline GTR ate 1000km/1.8~2.0L.

    Nowadays wellknown S20 rebuilt shop (only 3 or 4 shops are true rebuilder) can do
    almost non-oil decrease engine if you want.

    8 track system, I played 'Born to Run' and FM radio, it worked well !

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    Kats,

    Thank you so much for bringing your 432 to the show in San Diego, and much apologizes for the poor quality gas in California. It is no where near as good as the gas in Japan ;-)

    I must say your 432 was amazing by the way! Hope to see you here in sunny Cali again some day soon.

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    Thank you Eric!

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    It's the ethanol in the fuel.. mine smokes to with it, when I put higher grade fuel without ethanol it runs much better and no smoke.
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    Hi Mike

    I have the Hitachi wide band that you have. The 8 track player,leather case,manual, plus 2 speakers . I'm missing the volume adjustment knob.Everything was working when I removed it from my 72 510. Also have some 8 tracks.
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    I did not realize that the Z432 was your car. I was at the show with my car (bright, BRIGHT orange 240z with the LS1) but spent a good 20 minutes just walking around your car. I was around when you started it up and the sound was musical.

    You have a very beautiful car. Thank you for sharing it with us.
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    Thank you ktm , I think you were at People's choice car show,were not you?
    LS 1 with very bright orange, I think I saw it.

    Probably you noticed when looking at my car, bad points of S20 engine.
    S20 is a very heavy, and mounted very high.Yes Z432 has stiffer springs,and very light magnesium wheels, and aluminum radiator.

    But I am not happy about this handling ability.
    On the other hand,my blue 240Z handles very light and quick.
    My orange 240Z has a nice airconditioning, lots of heavy mecanism are installed in front, so it does not handle as good as my blue 240Z.

    LS1, it is a good handling machine, lower mount and short longitudinal dimention.


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    ethanol, I did not know that is a reason, thank you.

    Mike B, thank you for bringing your NOS FM pack and assorted items.
    We made it, your export version created woderful tuning and we listened clear
    FM radio!

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    Yes, I was at the People's Choice on Saturday. It was a rather warm day for San Diego. Regardless if the engine sits higher, it is a thing of beauty to look at.

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    So, if you want a happy driving with S20 motor, that is going to be definitely Z432-R.
    FRP bonnet, no-air cleaner box, thin metal of wings,
    more stiffer springs, quick arms make this car fan to drive.

    Mr.Uemura said in his book, 'As it turned out,Z432 became a car with a lot of toppings'

    I think Nissan executives wanted everything what they have on their new sports car to appeal people,and other manufactures.
    But they did not sell Z432 abroad, that might be another story.

    In the book,I can not believe that even Z432 could have put 4 speed.
    The sales department claimed 5 speed costed a lot, and its shift feeling was not prefferable in some people,they wondered they would have complains from the customers 'does not much price and shift feeling'.

    However Mr.Uemura insisted the sales department
    'We only have this 5speed(porche synclo) , and I love this 5 speed.
    Please do not make this car feel ashamed, other manufacturs such as Toyota ,Mazda put 5 speed for their sports cars'.

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    Kats you could ask major fuel companies in Japan if they allready blend ethanol in the regular gasoline. I asked Shell here, and in their letter they confirm it's allready 5.7% in regular gasoline and in the near future it will be 10%. This 10% or E10 will give classic car owners like us with carburetors and fuel system not designed for ethanol a new problem..

    My car can run on the " E5 " now, but E10 would not be possible to big chance of damage to the carburetors and fuel system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bartsscooterservice View Post
    Kats you could ask major fuel companies in Japan if they allready blend ethanol in the regular gasoline. I asked Shell here, and in their letter they confirm it's allready 5.7% in regular gasoline and in the near future it will be 10%. This 10% or E10 will give classic car owners like us with carburetors and fuel system not designed for ethanol a new problem..

    My car can run on the " E5 " now, but E10 would not be possible to big chance of damage to the carburetors and fuel system.
    FWIW,

    About 99.9% of California gas stations sell only E10 gasohol. There are a handful of stations in the state that still sell non-ethanol blended gasoline...
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    Hi Kats, I saw the Z432 has this nifty coolant recovery system and bracket. Don't see anything in my 240Z engine manual about coolant recovery. Most of the Z cars I see have something, from aftermarket plastic to chrome or beer can. It seems essential, at least in the desert. This one looks right, but I'm guessing it's difficult or impossible to find.

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    That is "Tank Assembly - Reservoir" 21510-E4201. My notes say that you may find it as E6300, but I don't remember what that was all about. The bracket is 21515-E4200 and E4201. The parts book I have shows it specifically for the S20 engine.
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    Kats, it looks like an autopsy investigation was done on your car! I sadly could not make it but I am enjoying these photos!!!

    Thanks for "bringing the Z to North America" again! I know someone else who did this in 1969
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    Florida recently passed laws that allow all Florida Gas Stations to sell Ethanol Free gasoline - removing the former law that required them to sell E10. Too much damage to consumer cars and other vehicles {boats} and too much Food being used for fuel.

    There are more gas stations selling Ethanol Free gasoline at this point - but they are not yet plentiful. They also charge more for ethanol free - but you get better mileage with it as well.

    Now if more States could follow suit.

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    I have noticed in Oregon that some stations sell their premium as non ethanol. In Idaho I always burn non ethanol but I have to go to one of a few stations to get it.

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    Thank you everybody,
    I did not know about ethanol in fuel.
    In Japan ,some gas stations are cheating, they sell their 'brended' high octan fuel.(not so good quality)
    But it is not violation of law as long as they keep mix ratio below the regulation.

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    Hi Stanley,
    Yes this is my favorite feature of Z432.
    If you review some years back in this thread,you see the bottle
    had a simple plastic cap without an metal adapter.
    When the car was in restolation, the car got NOS parts,a set of a bottle and a bracket.
    But it is for some mid 1970 or later type.
    Difference between early and later is the cap and the adapter.

    I desperately wanted an earliest one which is a metal adapter between the bottle
    and a metal cap , the metal cap has a push button to release a pressure.
    Also the car was missing a bracket for a hose from a radiator.

    I finaly found the cap and the adapter, both are exactly shared with
    Nissan Gloria,Cedric.
    And the hose bracket was crafted by Ando-san .

    They are really hard to find, I want them for my 240Zs too.

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    Hi,
    I just want to show this, the location
    of the transistor ignitor box.

    Skyline GTR has the box near the radiator,
    it is not good idea because it is very easy to
    have water and moisture.
    Many GTR owners have the problem then they modify entire ignition system and its location.

    And the horn relay,Passing light relay avobe the emergency frasher.
    The gold box is an oscillator.


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    I recently got information from Shell ( translated with Google ) :

    This is a fairly complex matter. It is true that there is a European law that ALL oil companies required the ENTIRE EU to dose. 5.75% biofuels in petrol and diesel
    Exceptions are possible in so-called "premium" fuels, and that the achievement of a certain quota. In those regulations
    Very simple and short-by-the-curve you can say that you can get as long as the sales share of the "regular" fuel is high enough. Exception for premium fuels

    In the Benelux and DACH (Germany-Austria-Switzerland) our market share and volume sufficient to apply the Vpower this measure so that's why it is biovrij in those countries.
    In France, however, we do not make the quota, and the bio Vpower account.

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    Dear,

    Shell V-Power is a gasoline fuel which does not contain ethanol in its composition, but on the other hand, there is also possible to use the Shell Unleaded 95 brandtof it contains a maximum of 5% of ethanol.
    According to instructions below, this fuel with a maximum of 5% of ethanol is also acceptable for your classic car.
    Be careful with the oldtimer, the cleaning characteristics of a V-Power would perhaps be too aggressive for internal closures of classic motorcycles.

    You can find the website of Shell in the Dutch where are the Shell stations that supply this fuel.

    With Kind Regards.

    Met vriendelijke groeten, bien à vous, kind regards
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