Tomei TS Sunny

The popular Tomei powered Maruzen Technica Sunny coupe (KB110) on the cover of Japanese Autosport magazine from November 1974. Tomei built a perfect replica of this car, which appears at various events in Japan such as the Nismo Festival. The Tomei built, oversized A12 OHV engine in this car is only 1303cc, but puts out an astonishing 164ps at 8000rpm!

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Oddball Intake

I spotted this in an issue of an old Finnish technical magazine called Tekniikan Maailma from 1976. This setup was installed on a Datsun 1200 (B110) being used for some kind of fuel test. Clearly this intake manifold is designed specifically for using a pair of twin choke side-draught carbs on a left hand drive model, angling them forward to clear the brake master cylinder. I don’t recall seeing one like this before but it’s an interesting solution to the problem of clearance on left hand drive cars!

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The Nissan Experience

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The Datsun Club UK were invited to this event by Nissan GB to put on a small display, alongside a number of old Renaults and later performance Nissans, such as GT-Rs and Zs. This was for the benefit Nissan employees and their families, who could enjoy passenger rides in some seriously rapid machinery, such as tuned new GT-Rs and even a crazy Time Attack R32. If straight up speed wasn’t your thing, there were also passenger rides in drift cars available. Generally, it was a nice chilled out day with some interesting stuff to look at and for me at least, a pretty memorable one after taking a ride in a 1000hp Skyline! Check out the gallery below…

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