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by nzmax
Sun Oct 19, 2014 9:26 pm
Forum: South Island Events
Topic: NZ Datsun Nationals 2014 Akaroa Cruise
Replies: 74
Views: 6366

Re: NZ Datsun Nationals 2014 Akaroa Cruise

Im keen to be there, sadly will be with the Maxima, Skyline still at panelbeaters awaiting repair certification, and dad is using the Laurel to move.
by nzmax
Sun Jun 29, 2014 11:14 pm
Forum: Members Rides & Projects
Topic: Skyline Progress....finally
Replies: 13
Views: 2209

Re: Skyline Progress....finally

7 Coupes wrote:Bit disappointing, as 900hp would have been nice ;)


A few more hp would have been good, but the 96hp it did get is perfectly adequate for lugging round 1300kg of car
by nzmax
Sun Jun 29, 2014 6:48 pm
Forum: Members Rides & Projects
Topic: Skyline Progress....finally
Replies: 13
Views: 2209

Re: Skyline Progress....finally

I think the reference to the Zero plane engine (The Zero engine was actually made by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries) was after WW2 was over, plane manufacturing and research was prohibited in Japan, so the plane manufacturing companies pretty much split up or diversified into ship building, car manufac...
by nzmax
Thu Jun 26, 2014 10:09 pm
Forum: Members Rides & Projects
Topic: Datto_610's C31 Laurel Pillarless Sedan
Replies: 206
Views: 24735

Re: Datto_610's C31 Laurel Pillarless Sedan

The windscreen bed doesn't look too bad at all. Must have been a bit of a relief finding that it wasn't too bad.
by nzmax
Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:36 pm
Forum: Members Rides & Projects
Topic: Skyline Progress....finally
Replies: 13
Views: 2209

Re: Skyline Progress....finally

Thanks Bart. I found some info I had written down that the very first owners told me when I took it to show them when I got it on the road back in 1992. At that point it had been off the road since 1980. They told me that when they went to look at it new in 1962, it was still sitting on the wharf at...
by nzmax
Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:06 pm
Forum: Members Rides & Projects
Topic: Skyline Progress....finally
Replies: 13
Views: 2209

Re: Skyline Progress....finally

Thanks guys. I am so looking forward to driving it legally on the road again. It is actually a nice car to drive, a bit like driving a really comfortable couch. Dad was in the drivers seat steering it while I was driving his X-Trail towing it, and even he commented how nice it sits on the road still.
by nzmax
Sun Jun 15, 2014 5:08 pm
Forum: Members Rides & Projects
Topic: Skyline Progress....finally
Replies: 13
Views: 2209

Re: Skyline Progress....finally

Not promising anything, but there is a high possibility that it will be there. Be nice to have some pics of it out and clean for a change lol.
by nzmax
Thu Jun 12, 2014 7:42 pm
Forum: Members Rides & Projects
Topic: Skyline Progress....finally
Replies: 13
Views: 2209

Skyline Progress....finally

Well...The progress isn't all that particularly exciting, but today I dropped the mighty Prince off at the panelbeaters to have the few little bits of rust dealt to and certified, namely a small bit of rust in both back doors within 100mm of the hinge, which is just in the outer skin, and the rust o...
by nzmax
Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:51 pm
Forum: Members Rides & Projects
Topic: Datto_610's C31 Laurel Pillarless Sedan
Replies: 206
Views: 24735

Re: Datto_610's C31 Laurel Pillarless Sedan

The steering is amazing can parallel park so easy for a big car love it. For a big car they are really easy to drive, and nice to drive as well, be it in town or the open road. A very goo balance of power and economy, even for a 3spd auto. 5spd manual would be better economy wise for sure. I think ...
by nzmax
Wed Feb 12, 2014 12:23 am
Forum: Members Rides & Projects
Topic: Datto_610's C31 Laurel Pillarless Sedan
Replies: 206
Views: 24735

Re: Datto_610's C31 Laurel Pillarless Sedan

I bet you pondered over those spare bits for hours trying to work out where they might have come from....lol. The original tail lights must have been fitted to a few of the European destined C31's as they come up on ebay occasionally. I see that your factory "2.4" badge has survived and pu...

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