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    Default Anyone Read Japanese? Need My Car Tag Translated

    Here is the tag from my Fairlady Z. I was looking at it and I can figure out most of it by the numbers but the last line is the one that intrigues me the most. I was told it was a 1979 model and by the Vin number I think that this is correct as it is fairly low BUT what is the 0 - 12 on the last line? Then I thought maybe that this was manufactured date. So made in 1980 (thus the 0) and the 12 month. December. Was a good guess? The USA cars have the month and year on them. I do not read Japanese so I do not know. Thought I would see if any of you may have a clue.

    Your thoughts and or guesses would be appreciated. In the mean time I will send this to some people I know in Japan and see how you do. I will let you know. Will be interesting.

    Also note that this tag is screwed on with 4 small screws. Glad the Vin is also stamped in the engine compartment or you could change tags with any other car.

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    That line on the tag reads "Ho-an kijun tekigo".

    You might be disappointed to hear that it simply identifies the safety ( 'anzen' ) standard legislation that the car complies with. The '0-12' number identifies the standard.

    It doesn't tell you anything specific about your particular car.

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    Thanks.

    Well I at least my car meets the safety standards. Boy that takes a lot of worry out of my day. Actually I am glad as did not want it to be an 80 or 81.

    So how do you know Japanese? Anything else interesting that I need to be aware of?

    I know that the 130 PS is the amount of horse power but not sure what the PS stands for. Hope that it is not simple as I do not want to feel stupid but how does this compare to the 280 ZX since this is the L20 engine?

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    'PS' is the abbreviation for Pferdestärke ( German, meaning roughly "Horse Strength" ), which is Metric Horsepower. 1 PS = 0.986 HP, 1 HP = 1.014 PS.

    Dating information can be found all over the car. We've discussed quality control / 'Kensa' stamps and component dating on the forum many times in the past, and a lot of the information for the S30-series is relevant to the S130-series too. Take a look around and see what the search function gives you on that topic.

    I'm sure we have touched on the topic of the Japanese market S130 models here in the past too. See what you can find.

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    Thanks again. I love to learn something new.

    I will look and see if I can find any of the info you suggest on the forum. Great suggestions.

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