Analogue or Digital I always enjoy reading Jay Lenos article in OCTANE, he may richer than all of us put together but he’s still a petrolhead at heart. He was friends with Robert White, English eclectic collector of watches, cameras and Brough Superior Motorcycles. Sadly Robert was struck down with cancer and he decided to…

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The bodies used to die first – now it’s the brains It never ceases to amaze me that there are two members of the register who, whenever I see them, are quick witted and full of life. They the wrong side of 65 and they both work all the hours and talk about retirement but…

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Another Key loss It seems that car design is pushing forward relentlessly, and not always for the good of the car. For every car and motorcycle I have owned one of the symbols of ownership has been the key. The key is held in such esteem that it can used for oneupmanship against your fellow…

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Why? How many times have you gone out for meal in your classic, with a specific establishment in mind, only to drive on to next one because there wasn’t a suitable parking space. And I don’t mean a space that might not be big enough, I mean a space that doesn’t happen to be right…

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Character Cars that have character are often that have faults and the ability to drive round these faults are sometimes what gives cars their character. If we run through the vehicles I had, my Honda SS50 didn’t seem to have much character, but I can still remember how it felt, put put of the engine…

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1970 ‘Z’ Restoration – A CatzEyez View I am a tabby cat, my name is Eric CATona (I was given this name because of my inclination towards violence) , I live with four Nissans (two of them are Zeds) and my human Mum and Dad. I wanted to write this article to blow the myth about…

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Yutaka Katayama b: 15th September 1909 – d: 19th February 2015Aged 105, yep 105! You know well my love for all things Datsun and, in particular the 240Z. With such a great car (completely biased of course), the people involved in the creation of the vehicle are also revered. Much in the same way that…

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The most unreliable part of a Z – Part 2 I referred in the last edition about an unreliable item of the dashboard. The item in question in this articles is the fuel gauge, designed to provide the driver with information regarding the supply of petrol, it works by registering the variable voltage that is…

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The most unreliable part of a Z (Well nearly) For the purposes of this article we are going to focus on the interior of the Z. I have espoused many a word on the engineering integrity of the S30 series, using the potential boring term of reliability as an asset to this, boring on paper…

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Normal service will resume shortly The good news, we are back in our Bothy! It has been rebuilt, reconnected and re-furnitured and I for one am glad to be out of the house, running a business for 6 months in half a dining room has not been easy and with every non-working moment clearing and…

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