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The 'P' in any S30, C110, or C10 bodied car means it was equipped with the S20 motor, which is DOHC. That skyline had an L series, so not a GT-R, and did not have a P in it's chassis code (unless it's been swapped out! eheh)
if in doubt, just use the generic term for the chassis, so C10 here. It kinda perpetuates the confusion when people mis-label things, then other people think those mis-labels are correct and yada yada yada. if in doubt, leave the P out...
Niggles aside, very cool article :). That exige is pretty drool worthy
1 year, 6 months ago on PERFORMANCE FIRST: IDLERS SPOTLIGHTS CONTINUE
Gorgeous car... Are they the 8j rally mags? Replicas? Cool horn pad too, never seen one like that before!
Also think that DB5 looks a little more like a DB2... ;)
1 year, 7 months ago on Co-pilot Duties: The Marronier Run In A 432z
@Jonathan Moore @robzor
I'm pretty sure that would make it a 2.6L.
the L24 had small bore + short crank
the L26 had small bore + long crank
the L28 had large bore + long crank
So large bore + short crank would make for faster revs, but less torque.
Nice article too! It's fun when you start learning about all the little intricacies of these cars. Like the early C-pillars not having any vents (they had vents in the hatch.. Think this was phased out due to fuel smell issues)
1 year, 7 months ago on The Way Of The Samuri: Z Fever At Donington
IMO Air dams make them look like a girl with a stunning body but a Stan Smith chin. Never seen a car with an airdam that looks betterthan it would just a chin lip. Gnose is much more classy.
Still a Miura.
Oh wait... 2000GT
aaarrrghhhhh too many. Hypercars of the time I guess though.
1 year, 7 months ago on Blue Thunder: The Maserati Mc12 Corsa
What an anal facility. Feel bad for the guy who has to polish the floors to that standard. Impressive.
1 year, 7 months ago on The Process: Building A Mclaren MP4-12C
Just noticed that this uses the same instrumentation warning lights as a VW Passat.
A PASSAT!! HAHAHA. what a sucker.
The rolling shots are my favourite, the side-on one is great.
Might just be me, but I feel what makes speedhunters different to all the other motoring publications is the focus on the everyday enthusiast, with cars built or restored by the owners. That speaks to me a lot more than million dollar hypercars we don't even dare to dream of owning. The E92 M3, M6, McLaren, etc features just feel a bit boring, as every other motoring mag wants to cover the same stuff there.
The owner isn't the same guy who had the 962 is he?
1 year, 7 months ago on Unobtainium Maximus: The Bugatti Veyron
Dino I can almost positively affirm that that motor is not from an Autech S15. Or any S15. S14 and S15 motors have a hump in the rear half of the rocker cover for the VCT stuff (as well as that weird little circular protrusion at the front which I'm not sure what it's for).
Autech SR20DE have a cherry red rocker cover too. I'm almost positive that it's a standard S13 sr20de rocker cover. Which means it'd be an S13 sr20de head, which means unless he's put the bad head on a good block, it's an s13 motor... ?
KA24 would have been a cool touch. Nice attention to detail though; looks like he's grafted USDM side indicators onto the rear. Cool little touch!
1 year, 8 months ago on Usdm Meets Jdm: Nagano Koubou Onevia
Derp, clearly left my brain a bit fried... I missed the next post....
1 year, 8 months ago on Japan’s Good Old Days: The Yokota Museum
Just cleaning up a bit of my brains from the walls they've been exploded over.
I'm hoping for some damn good coverage of that orange Z432 behind the 2000gt, as well as those S30's wearing the Type B g-nose gear..
Was just not really digging some of the coverage lately. Just a personal thing really. Not too into the american scene or VW's (I know I know, speedhunters = diversity). But nothing gets me hooked like some good old fashioned kyusha rides. Spotlights my favorite! (think the liberty walk S30 was my favorite spotlight of..... ever?)
1 year, 8 months ago on The Anatomy Of The Kaido Racer
But damn they look alright when driven properly!
Nice one Dino. I was losing faith in speedhunters recently, this is sweet though.
For anyone interested in more of these cars I suggest checking out:
If anyone wants some names or sources to back that up i'll spend a while trying to find them..
1 year, 9 months ago on Engine Porn: Os Giken Tc24-b1z
Pricing is about $30,000
When you consider an LY series crossflow motor (which is actually the most sought after, not the S20) would be literally impossible to buy, that's quite cheap. LY motor is super cool, if you could do an engine porn on one of the ~11 ever made you'd make my 2013.
Just for reference, one of the Z guys in Japan (mats- something, memory escapes me), had bought a complete LY motor ~30 years ago for $60,000 USD from a private racing team running them.
So this motor really is a bargain. You'd spend about that trying to make 340whp out of an L series.
Because this is the land of the internet and anything you say or do will be ridiculed by hundreds of shitty immature people that cut other people down to make themselves feel important.
Don't feed the trolls. Not even once.
Cool vid anyway. I can see Huxham's filming has improved quite a bit since RWB was coming out of the woodwork. Though some footage of it being drifted would have been nice I reckon.
1 year, 11 months ago on The Volklinger S14 Silvia
@PaddyMcGrathSH @varilight \
even the bit at 3:50???
If it was all completely private property and filmed with the approval of the owner... well... I'm impressed/jelly that anyone can own that much delicious road.
2 years ago on Eight Six Love Affair
And there's a time and place for it, 2am mid-week in a super low traffic area, and you'll be lucky to see a single soul. But if you do it during daytime through the 'burbs, that's plain dumb. Unfortunately it's the idiots who do the damage, and paint us all with the moron brush.
Bullshit that was an industrial area. You can't be that thick to actually believe it.
Street racing is dumb. Street drifting on the other hand, far, far less damage is likely to happen. You know the instant you're about to lose the drift and you either straighten out, or slowly spin out. Max speeds don't really reach more than 80k an hour.
Anyway 10/10 loved it.
oldtimer being '75 onwards? Should definitely be 68 onwards, I think that year pretty well defines when the 60's style started going out and 70's style was starting to come in.
2 years ago on The Year That Was Two Thousand Twelve
I wonder what he does for a living.
Honestly, one of my favorite articles this year. Well done :)
2 years, 1 month ago on Porsche 962c Prowls The Streets
That's a 260z up the top Mike. Tsk tsk tsk...
Cool write up, agree about the stock wheels too.
2 years, 1 month ago on #featurethis: The Turbo Luxobarge Sleeper
Next time, what about sending some in bulk over to Aus before official release, would make shipping so much more bearable. It was $151AU posted to Australia, certainly wouldn't have bought it for that price if it wasn't a Vol1, limited run thing.
2 years, 2 months ago on The Speedhunters Photography Book Is Here
I would think a hot rod style paint job would suit it better, but that would be mighty expensive.
The cool little details really make this. Maybe a little more pinstriping going on would top it off, the few bits here and there are pretty cool.
2 years, 2 months ago on A Civic Misfit, The Rust Bucket Wagovan
@speedhunters_dino Well snap, guess that's the worst thing about replicas; when you can't even spot the real ones haah. Wouldn't be so bad if they were just inspired designs.
Cool article though, hachirock coverage on the whole has been real nice
2 years, 2 months ago on The Wheels Of Hachirock Festa 2012
Speedhunters... Those yayois are rip-off wheels...
Alan... Could you write a book? Just on everything about the holy trio of S20 cars, really.
I'm not sure anyone in the english speaking world is quite as knowledgable as yourself. I always thoroughly enjoy reading your posts on the various S30 forums around the web.
Also... What's the deal with how you came to own this car? Seems an interesting story.
2 years, 3 months ago on The Outsider. Hakosuka Gtr In Europe…
@DRAGandDRIFT @sean klingelhoefer
Thanks :) Cool to know.
2 years, 3 months ago on The Best Of Both Worlds, When Jgtc Meets Dtm!
Oh whoops, I read that and then it just went straight out the other end of my brain. Apologies.
Still, I'd like to know more about the 'headaches' caused by the SR20. I know of a fair few people in Aus that have a fairly reliable 500hp out of the SR20. There's one guy that's on ~750hp with a VE head. I imagine that even that would cost less than an ex DTM engine.
I'm certain it was considered by the builders, just interested in a little more tech info is all.
BTW don't mean to nitpick. Was one of the best written/shot articles I've seen on here for a while
Like it all bar the motor. As long as the old SR is lying around somewhere for future restoration purposes ... :)
And of course it's going to be 33% more powerful, it was the GT300 class after all.
Shamelessly copying and pasting my comment from last weeks JNC competition as it fits pretty well..
In terms of sports cars (which is why we’re all here, right?) it would undoubtedly be the NSX.
It’s the late 1980s, every European “supercar” manufacturer is spitting out what are essentially road-going race cars with some carpet laid down over the bare metal interior. They’re all expensive, prone to failure and impossible to live with on a daily basis.
Along comes Honda, who’s experience with RWD production sports cars includes… a sub 1-liter convertible. Then they changed the world.
All aluminium body construction, titanium connecting rods, and a cockpit that was designed to resemble an F-16 fighter. Technology bred straight out of Honda’s F1 campaign. It was a supercar, except it was a Honda. So naturally, it had almost 360 degree visibility, a fairly low price, incredible reliability. And even a boot space designed to accommodate two golf bags.
It kicked the sh*t out of the Ferrari 348 in every way and the marks that it left on the supercar industry are still so easily visible. Examples running over 200,000 miles, still fairly priced and easy to find parts for and easily maintainable by owners. And then you look at the post-NSX supercars. A totally different machine to the pre-1990s Ferrari, with much more emphasis on a comfortable ride, mass produced parts and occasionally some boot space. Honda, the makers of refrigerators, generators and postman bikes, had successfully scared the socks off of the Italians so much so that they began to copy the fundamental principles of the car, and I think that alone makes it incredible.
It was Soichiro’s legacy, finally seeing production in the year of his death.
“We only have one future, and it will be made of our dreams, if we have the courage to challenge convention.”
2 years, 4 months ago on Poll: Heroes Of The ’90s
Sorry, appears to be a problem with my desktop's browser. Looked at it again on my laptop and it looks good as usual. Keep it up.
2 years, 4 months ago on 86 Style: The 86 Day Festivities Begin
What's going on with the image compression? Just look at the edge of the wheel arches. Or is it a problem on my end? Looks like facebook quality haha.
Nice write-up and coverage otherwise.
I really enjoy these shop stories; keep it up! Even a clean garage is a nice thing to see :)
2 years, 4 months ago on Pro Touring Art: Jcg Restoration & Customs
@Mike Garrett Yes! The B4
2 years, 5 months ago on Thursday Shoutout : Japan Edition