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    Right I worked out why we have to have flame...

    Right I worked out why we have to have flame proof underwear. If we have to install halo seats in the future for head restraint compliance in a number of cars those with small interiors aka Datsun...
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    So does all this work for 2kcup guys or lemons...

    So does all this work for 2kcup guys or lemons where the whole idea is to keep the cheque book racing away and attract new drivers. 2k for a car. The 5k for safety gear to see if you like the sport...
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    Right so now I have to: 1. Fix the car for the...

    Right so now I have to:

    1. Fix the car for the coming season (engine issues after last season)
    2. Purchase flame proof underwear
    3. Have my cage modified so my belts are at the now 0-20 for FHR...
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    Since Windows XP days I have been using the...

    Since Windows XP days I have been using the Windows PowerTool image-resizer. It is no longer made/supported by Mircosoft but the tool is still alive and well. I use it all the time. It is fast and...
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    Well I do like to follow the rules and as much as...

    Well I do like to follow the rules and as much as I would love to have a Arden alloy head on a mini it will have to be a 5 port for a number of years to come. And iron as the only alloy head I can...
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    All a learning curve given mini's and the A...

    All a learning curve given mini's and the A series are new to me. As Ray stated had some issues, water on the garage floor the day the engine first started on Tuesdays night. Then the top (not...
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    True I don't know how accurate the Rev counter is...

    True I don't know how accurate the Rev counter is even if I did not go past 6000. Was going OK started to get hot quickly then I start to get out of it and drive back to the pits. Then started to...
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    Was have fun this morning learning to drive the...

    Was have fun this morning learning to drive the mini just before #2 decided it needed to cool down and throw it's self out of the side of the block. Never mind these thing happen with engines in...
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    Robin's Mini Marcos is very nice - I had a quick...

    Robin's Mini Marcos is very nice - I had a quick look over it when I picked up the trailer I purchased from Robin. After I decided not to race a Datsun Zed in the ERC I did think about a Ginetta G15...
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    Looking forward to running my mini. Have been a...

    Looking forward to running my mini. Have been a Datsun Zed guy for the 20+ years it will be very different to drive on the track with 60% of the weight of a zed and about 60% less power. The reason...
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    It has been a long time since I visited this...

    It has been a long time since I visited this site. ERC you need to change my car from a Datsun 260z to a Morris Cooper S replica given the caged zed is now in Nelson with a new owner.
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    And a very good point. If done in period with...

    And a very good point. If done in period with proof why not. Or even if it could have been done why not (ie V8 rover into a MG Magnette could have been done so why not today?)

    Having said why not...
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    yep that is my understanding too the Mark iii...

    yep that is my understanding too the Mark iii which is like comparing a 66 mustang to a 86 mustang. Sure still a mustang but different chassic, body, specs. However there are some marques of cars...
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    Long time no update. Well things have moved on...

    Long time no update.

    Well things have moved on some since my last update.

    1. I now have both 260z 2 seaters in the shed at home.

    2. The fully caged car has been completely rewired by me,...
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    Really fully compliant? Are you 100% sure about...

    Really fully compliant? Are you 100% sure about that? I was under the impression that a Carpi was only ever factory fitted with a 4 speed manual box. Ford (UK) did not introduce a 5speed until 1982...
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    yes that's the one. Today you will need in order...

    yes that's the one. Today you will need in order if 200k to prize a genuine GTR from its owner in Japan. Fakes go for over 120k with the correct dohc engine. And L28 power versions between 40k and...
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    Now that is the one of the Skylines I would want....

    Now that is the one of the Skylines I would want. Known as the Hakosuka. These are most likely GTR Skylines powered by the 2000cc dohc 4 valve 6 cylinder engines. In 1970 these Skyline took 50 wins...
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    2000cc was common in that era in Japan due to...

    2000cc was common in that era in Japan due to local tax/rego laws. Even the 240z and 260z (shell/chassis that is, it gets complex and you can't compare export specs to home/jdm) only had L20a power...
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    It does look good and good on you for ID'ing the...

    It does look good and good on you for ID'ing the car correctly as a Datsun 240k as that is what it is. It is not a Nissan Skyline GTR replica as some might think as it does not have the correct (very...
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    Yes Ray you are right. Fun is what I want. I know...

    Yes Ray you are right. Fun is what I want. I know I will never win, but having fun is me all the way. Why I have supported your series is the mix of makes and models, I love to see that. The handicap...
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    All of this does not change my mind on the fully...

    All of this does not change my mind on the fully caged car. It will be finished to T&C and I will run in ERC.

    The flared car I will just finish it as intended have it mainly as a road car but I...
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    So the question would be how about the 260z 2+2...

    So the question would be how about the 260z 2+2 these are a 4 seater with more passenger space unlike a rx7 or 911. One even appeared on the grid of one of the James Hardy 500 (or was it 1000 by...
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    Fair points. Me I like the grids of the period...

    Fair points. Me I like the grids of the period endurance series that is where 240z, TR4/5, Escorts RS1600, Alfas, Porsches, Mustangs, Camaros etc all racing at the same time ie Sebring, Daytona, Spa,...
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    Thanks for clearing that up and I understand your...

    Thanks for clearing that up and I understand your point you are doing a good thing with HMC and V8 muscle cars have always been a popular car in Australia and NZ. The production based racing I always...
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    ok but in Tony's car case and like wise a Pantera...

    ok but in Tony's car case and like wise a Pantera or a Bowell Nagari none of these cars are under 3l so don't fit that class/group. So what has that got to do with the under 3l class? It is a shame...
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