Fairlady Z Build Updates
Today I thought I would update the couple of guys subscribed to my channel
with an update on the car. I just had it painted so I thought it was about
due for another video.
Updates in this video,
New Paint in Gloss
More updates are still to come.
I have bought a new centre console and gear shift boot, and a whole lot
more, but for today, take a look at the new gloss Hiroshima Screama.
Check out my new online blog for regular photos and news updates.
Nissan Project 370Z vs 1970 Datsun 240Z with RB26 Track Battle! - The Downshift Episode 54
Many months ago, Nissan asked their fans to help them create the ultimate
370Z track car. They called it Project 370Z. To put it to the test, Nissan
fans were asked to vote for a challenger to compete against it. They chose
a 1970 Datsun 240Z with an RB26 engine transplant built by Gordon MacSwain.
On this episode of The Downshift, we head to Las Vegas Motor Speedway for
an epic David vs Goliath battle between these two amazing machines.
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Sunburst 240z | Jonathan Buhler
We had the idea to shoot Jonathan's Z with his fiance modeling in it (which
she is shown 2 times in the video), but with them being so busy with
college classes and definitely with Jonathan getting ready to graduate
prior to this video, we didn't have much time to film what we wanted. We
did manage to get some clips shown in the video just because they asked me
to do a photo shoot of them. Towards the end of their semester, we finally
schedule a last shoot to finish things up, but unfortunately we didn't
because of unexpected calls of Jonathan's new job at Nissan. So we agreed
to just work with the clips I already have and honestly I think it came out
quite beautifully even though it's a small video, but videos don't always
have to be long. So here's the Sunburst orange 240z.
This gorgeous sunburst orange 240z has been worked on for so long by
Jonathan and his dad (I believe this is correct information) and I'm pretty
sure they are proud of what they have built up to this point. If you have
picked up Modified Magazine's June issue in 2011, you would have seen this
car feature along with his beloved Supra. Here's the article from the
magazine which you could find here
"Jonathan Buhler has car-guy blood in his veins. His father bought this '73
Datsun 240Z back in 1979 from the original owner (the classic first owner
tale of a little old lady who only drove it to the corner store and back),
and on Jonathan's 15th birthday passed it down to him since it had been
collecting dust in the family garage for eight years. Jonathan's other
ride, a '94 Supra TT 6-speed, purchased from his uncle in California,
recently met a less auspicious end.
When starting to restore the family Z, there weren't a lot of well-known
sources for S30 parts, but thanks to his local Nissan dealership Jonathan
was able to put his Z back in tiptop running condition. But, of course,
Jonathan had bigger plans than just a basic resto for his Z. "What you see
in these pictures is nowhere near the end for this project, but only time
and my college budget will tell when it'll be finished," he says. "It
already has a lot of my blood, sweat and tears rolled into it, and I'm
particularly proud of the fact that I've kept the original L-series motor
in it." No RB or SR swap for this Z purist, and if you've ever heard a
modified L24 straight-6 on full song, then you know why Jonathan has
decided to keep his in service.
As for his ill-fated Supra, Jonathan tells us, "After getting it off the
shipping truck, I started modding it with anything I could get my hands on.
I tried not to go overboard, though, keeping the body stock and leaving the
stock twins in place, instead going for more of the stance look. I guess I
hit the spot because my buddy Mike Burroughs from Stanceworks did a blog
feature on it. Sadly, last month I was involved in a pretty bad accident
and the Supra is no more. This car really meant a lot to me and to see her
gone is heartbreaking." Hopefully seeing her one last time on the pages of
Modified is a suitable farewell."
"Why We Picked It (Modified)
One of the all-time great Japanese sports cars, Jonathan Buhler has done a
bang-up job restoring and subtly updating the appearance of his 240Z.
Although we're partial to the bumperless and fender-flared look when it
comes to classic Fairladies, a bit of a motorsports-inspired exterior would
go nicely with the roll bar and SCCA-spec SU carbs. It's still tough to
fault the clean factory lines and sparking Sunset Orange paint on
Check the article on the site. As always, hope you enjoy this small video
and thanks for watching!
28mm f/1.8 lens
H.A.T.E.U. Instrumental - Mariah Carey
Datsun 240z - Hugo - part 20
#20 picks up right where #19 left off, at Huddinge Kustoms and their quest
to get Hugo on wheels. Here's rest of the work to get the R32 Skyline IRS
installed (with aluminium bushings) in its place.
Definitive Z: The Limit and Legacy of the Datsun 240Z
John Williams is as hardcore a Datsun as a they come. A relative
late-comer, he embraced the Z culture in the early 1980s. Since then he's
used his skills as a machinist, and passion as an enthusiast, to produce
his own parts for award-winning classics. Among the finest is his silver
240Z, a labor of love for a sports car that changed the West's perception
of what the Japanese could do. Three generations later, the Nissan Z
continues to define the Japan's sports car culture.
Find out why.
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1973 Datsun 240Z, Bahrain
A little vid of my FairladyZ after installing the triple Mikuni Carbs
40phh. She is a 1973 240z with an L28, ported E88 head, Monza Headers,
Shnider Cam, Custom Exhaust and MSD
ignition. It's an ongoing project and more goodies on their way ;)
Datsun 240z and 260z
Some of my favorite pictures i have of the S30 chassis 240z and 260z
Guru Josh Project - Infinity Copyright Infinity Records 1989.
If anyone knows if i did the copyright wrong let me know so i can change it
Dare to Be Different in a Datsun 240Z
Owner Dave Scholz, shares his connection with a Japanese cult classic that
could easily be regarded as the 911 of Japan. Its iconic beauty, modular
mechanics, and desirability inspired Dave to heed to Datsun's famous racing
campaign of the '70s, "Dare to be different."
American heads spun when the 1970s ultimately snuffed out their beloved horsepower-drunk
muscle cars. As the world watched them squirm for performance, Japan was
busy developing the 240Z to bring a new thrill to American roads using
balance, harmony, and technology.
"Datsun didn't invent the overhead cam engine, or disc brakes, or
independent suspension but it has a habit of incorporating these
sophisticated systems into brilliantly conceived and easily affordable
cars." (Car and Driver; June, 1970)
Z Car History
Brief history lesson on the Datsun/Nissan Z car.
- 240Z: The beginning, Z car history & origins.
- 280ZX: Black & Gold 10th Anniversary Edition.
- 300ZX Z31: Significant racing victories & record sales.
- 300ZX Z32: Nissans pinnacle achievement, that almost sent them bankrupt.
- Nissan 350Z: The modern reinvention of the Z car.
240Z FLAT OUT RUN
Full race spec NIssan L28 Motor(3.1 liter Injection)
6-1 Cyclone Headers(Hand bend)
S15 SILVIA 6 Speed Mission
360HP STAR ROAD DATSUN FAIRLADY S30Z WALKAROUND
Come and take a closer look at Star Road's insane L28 powered S30Z Fairlady
that is literally the perfect mix of both the old and new schools. I walk
you around the car, showing you the immense amounts of detail that have
gone into it. It is currently developing a screaming naturally aspirated
360hp, revs to 8000rpm and includes one of the most impressive engine bays
you will ever see including a special custom carburettor/injection setup
that is monitored by MoTec engine management and a full Defi system.
You would struggle to find a better modern take on a classic like the
Fairlady anywhere else on the planet.
Visit their perfection here ---- www.starroad.co.jp
And visit www.7tune.com for more information, videos and photos of this
Jer's 1971 Datsun 240z
- mild cam
- MSA 6-1 Ceramic Coated Exhaust
- turbo Muffler
- Polished stock SU carburetors and manifolds
- 280zx E12-80 Distributor
- Borg Warner T-5 manual transmission from '81 280ZX turbo with performance clutch
- 16" Konig Monsoon wheels
- Tokico shocks and springs
- MSA Front and rear sway bars
- 280z instrument gauges
Datsun 240Z SR20DET Swap Sr-FairladyZ
To answer any questions on my build and why I choose this path, please read
page 2 on my feature article which is located at