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hello to all that follow it has been quite the time since my last post on here.  Know I am doing well and am still very much in the car scene.  I have relocated to the Jacksonville area and will provide some coverage of what I have experience in that scene.  

Now do to unforced errors I am in the need of parts and also ridding some of mine.  So for sale are lash pads for the S30 that are new old stock items. The link can be found here or in the for sale section on the web page.


Mikuni Problems

Well I finally received my 240z/s30 back from a friend who built my heads and now am having to dial in the carbs. For those who do not know I have an s30 with all matching numbers and vintage parts.


A list of what is exactly on the car will come later as I want to get it running first, so that brings up my next point. If any single person has any suggestions please leave comments in the comment section below.

Surge Tank Custom For Sale


IMG_1507When one states they have a turbo 240z or any Z car with a L engine, they automatically assume it is done so with EFI.  Then they think the only evidence of a turbo car being run with carburetors is if it is in a Manga or Anime of some sort.  There were intake manifolds for carby Datsuns made by HKS that were included in a turbo kit and I believe available as a stand alone piece only.  Unfortunately they demand a decent penny depending on the shape of them.

Lucky enough, for a pretty fair price, I found one some time ago from in 2005.  It is a custom unit that is a semi replica of the HKS units used in the 1980’s.  Unfortunately you can see as to why it was discounted.


Connected is the vintage BOV/atmosphere dump valve at the top.


This surge tank can hold up to 15 psi as I have confirmed in the past with out fail/leaks.  The carbs used were the pph40 sk/o.e.r carbs.  This is not the best way to turbocharge a S30 but it is one way to do so.  The inlet pipe on this is 2in and yes it is a bit or a choker if wanting a big turbo.



Here is the balance tube to make sure all the carbs get as equal as possible air flow.

I have come to terms that I have to many surge tanks and this is one that I will be selling. So if interested please ask questions and here is the ebay link to bid on

Til next time

BRE Interpart Mulholland Struts

I purchased some struts some time ago trying to keep with my theme of period correct performance parts. And to my shock I had some extra parts in a shed. One of which is a full set of Interpart Mulholland struts. These were sold in the 70s and the 80s as a aftermarket upgrade using oem springs or their lowering, stiffer springs.


they have seen better days but considering they are 30yrs old they still look and operate quite good.


The internal of the strut is oil filled not gas filled. Unfortunately, once these go bad they can not be rebuilt. Although there is a way to rebuild them but it required a lot of work and if not done correctly it can be a pain and also not give your Datsun a proper balance.


If anyone is interested in these struts do feel free to email or take a look in the classifieds.

Mikuni PPH40 Triple Carbs for 240z….a trade


As stated in my previous post I was the proud owner of these Mikuni 40pph carbs for the 240z. In order to run these bad boys I would have needed to clean them up quite well and change out almost all the moving parts, not to mention fuel contaminated parts as well. I had purchased some new old stock (NOS) Carbs exactly like these just, obviously, in new condition from the early nineties. They were a bit pricy but in the end I bought them for a bargain.

You see, the company I purchased the new carbs from, just so happened to buy my old carbs off ebay, unknowingly. With my sale price factored into the new carbs I bough, I received a 28% off of his NOS carbs!!! Luck was on my side on this one. So here are pics of the carbs I sent out.


Here you can see some of the linkage and also the throttle cable that was cut by the previous owner. Yet another cost that would have needed tending.


The linkage and spring components needed replacing as I wouldn’t want throttle problems during highway speeds.




Some people would ask which is better….Weber or Mikuni? To be honest Mikuni carburetors are a little bit easier to tune with simple bolt on and a mild cam compared to the Weber carburetors. Yet the Weber carbs do offer a bit more adjustments for the user and that can help dial out any “hick-ups” throughout the rev range. It might take some time, or a lot of it, to do so. Not to mention Weber offers up to 50mm carbs that are easily accessible to the public here in the US and Mikuni does not as here in the US 44mm is a rare thing to begin with.


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