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  1. Will PM you to ask if you will ship a pair half way round the world to me. Thanks.
  2. Thank heavens for Lisinopril Dihydrate. Same old same old, isn't it? It starts out looking like it might be a little less USA-centric than other efforts, and then proceeds to go down the same old route with the same old tropes. No name mentioned until Katayama's ("enter Yutaka Katayama...") and everything up to that point presented as some kind of failure. Apparently Nissan - and presumably Japanese industry in general - only existed in order to service the cheaper end of the USA market? Do the people who put these things together ever consider that Nissan - let alone Japan and the Japanese people themselves - might want to have a sports car in their line-up, something to aspire to and something to be proud of in Japan...? Why do these cod history pieces always revolve around the USA market? I don't get how anybody who considers themselves to be any kind of automotive journalist or historian can repeat The Great Katayama Removing Fairlady Emblems Fable without thinking through the logistics of it? How many cars do they think were involved? Why do they think those particular cars had 'Fairlady Z' emblems on them, and why do they think the 'Z' part was OK'd by Katayama but 'Fairlady' wasn't? Where did the '240Z' emblems suddenly come from? How come they - and the 'Datsun' scripts - just happened to fit in the same holes? What inspired the '240' name in the first place, and who came up with it? It's all just a load of bollocks draped around a germ of fact in a much wider - and far more interesting - story. Deja vu. All over again. Thank heavens for Lisinopril Dihydrate.
  3. Yeah. My tongue was rather firmly planted in my cheek and I'm glad if the point was taken well. When I was looking at Nissan's map - to remind myself where PNG actually *is* just as much as anything else - I was once again struck by how big Imperial Japan's empire could have been if they had not been pushed back so gallantly from the south. My uncle was in the Chindits in Burma, fighting the IJA, taken prisoner and ending up in Changi but at least surviving. He hated Japan, the Japanese and Japanese products for the rest of his life. We fell out over it. In contrast, my other half's father was an officer surgeon in the Imperial Japanese Navy, sailing around the Pacific on various hospital ships picking up casualties - including Allied combatants - and treating them on board until they could be evacuated to land based hospitals. Luckily he didn't hate the English bloke his daughter brought home (or if he did, he didn't show it) and it was fascinating to listen to him talk about his wartime experiences on the few occasions that he *did* feel like talking about it. He was the only survivor of his class at military college, all his colleagues killed at war. He apparently felt deep guilt in surviving. Heavy stuff. Sorry for the digression...
  4. Apparently Nissan's distributor in New Guinea was called 'Boroko Motors Ltd', based in Port Moresby. 'Boroko' is a great pun in Japanese. By 1970 Nissan had distributors, concessionaires and dealerships all over the world. Their regular ten year report books (huge tomes with high production values) list them all, and I can see they had distributors ranging south from Okinawa and on to Saipan, Guam, Yap, Truk, Koror, Timor and down to Port Moresby before hitting Australia and then stretching out to NZ. Of course, this was the second time the Japanese had paid a 'visit' to Port Moresby via a similar route, and with the intentions of getting a foothold in Aus and NZ. First time didn't quite work out as planned...
  5. I'd say that looks to be 'PNG' and then another 'P' on the far right. First destination Papua New Guinea?
  6. Hard to say, isn't it? Without wishing to sound like a politician, I'm reluctant to come to a view at this point, LOL. From my experience (and its only anecdotal...) the dash structure column-support scribblings often seem to have their significance limited to production line 'banter' or cautions related to the dash content itself, whereas the glovebox base notations (I won't call them 'scribblings' because they were clearly written to be seen...) specifically relate to model/market/variant and content. Quite different. Of course, we - as mere civilians - were never supposed to know. This is factory stuff for factory people, possibly stretching into logistics/destination-specific shipping. There would have been paperwork pertaining to individual cars as well as batches of cars for particular markets/destinations, and grease pen marks on windscreens would have probably been used for road transport loading/dock parking/shipping etc, but the thing that strikes me about the glovebox inscriptions is that they are almost secret, in a kind of protected spot (if that makes sense) which is not likely to get defaced/altered/peeled off/washed off. Semi-permanent. I get the feeling there was a good reason for that. Of course, the right person from Nissan or Nissan Shatai could tell us straight away I'm sure. Has the be The Right Person though. I've asked both Yoshihiko Matsuo and Hiitoshi Uemura specifically about them, and they were both oblivious to their presence on the cars ("Wow. Never knew that!"). Not their department...
  7. "Austo No.1". 'Austo' pretty much self-explanatory as an abbreviated form of 'Australia', but 'No.1' could signify many things. No.1 of a batch of Australian market cars going down the production line perhaps? Who knows. Nice one!
  8. HS30-H

    HS30 12013

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    HS30 12013

  10. HS30-H

    HS30 00879

    E31 cylinder head, not E30.
  11. Not surprising really. Its a very nice spec, and done well. No 'helpful' comments from Lstepp4re a la Bring-a-Troller either. Win win.
  12. Sent something. Not much, but I'll try to make it monthly. Thanks and Good Luck!
  13. "598th Zee car made". I reckon somewhere around 1,600th.
  14. ATE is the abbreviation of Alfred TEves Maschinen und Armaturenfabrik, a German company with a long history. They still look after their obsolete product range and there's a downloadable catalogue of 'Classic' spare parts on their website: https://www.ate-brakes.com/products/ate-classic/ I reckon your calipers were original factory fitment on a Porsche, and you should be able to overhaul them with ATE 'Classic' parts.
  15. Full disclosure: I haven't got a Christmas card list...
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