2017 JNC Touge California

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2017 JNC Touge California

Post by Datsunrides » Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:06 pm

I participated in this event last year with my newly restored Subaru 1400 (don't remember if I posted about it on the old site). Well, I applied for it again this year with the Colt and was accepted again. Mitsubishi represent! :lol: I was told if the temp doesn't get over 60* Matt may bring the GTO out. ;) I never get tired of that car, so awesome.

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Re: 2017 JNC Touge California

Post by Old Colt » Wed Jun 28, 2017 2:19 am

Yes you did present a writeup of the event, well done and you brought a very rare car in my opinion. I doubt there are any early Subies or even Hondas on the road in the Northeast.
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Re: 2017 JNC Touge California

Post by Natedog » Wed Jun 28, 2017 1:53 pm

I keep saying I'll fly out for this one year....
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Re: 2017 JNC Touge California

Post by TNcolt423 » Wed Jun 28, 2017 5:41 pm

I really wish there was an east coast equivalent or at least a large classic japanese car show.

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Re: 2017 JNC Touge California

Post by Old Colt » Wed Jun 28, 2017 5:58 pm

TNcolt423 wrote:
Wed Jun 28, 2017 5:41 pm
I really wish there was an east coast equivalent or at least a large classic japanese car show.
I would sure have allot more inspiration to get my '72 painted and cleaned up if there was a real show to be at.
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Re: 2017 JNC Touge California

Post by TNcolt423 » Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:50 pm

same here, I might decide to fix up one of the 20 I've got. I really would like to get the RX4 going but I need to find a old school 13b. When I got it someone had placed a older 12A in it for some reason. No reason for me to spend thousands on a non original equipment engine with less power.

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Re: 2017 JNC Touge California

Post by Datsunrides » Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:05 pm

Isn't there an event for imports at Carlisle? There is also something at Watkins Glen I think? Hey TN, forget about the 13b and drop a peripheral port 20b in that baby! :twisted:

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Re: 2017 JNC Touge California

Post by TNcolt423 » Fri Jun 30, 2017 4:27 pm

It's true that there is a import show at Carlisle but I'm fairly certain there are very few pre 1980 japanese cars. I think there are more saabs that show up than anything. Also rotary stuff is already stupid expensive, no way I could fork out at least 5k for an engine and then prob spend few thousand to have it redone.

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Re: 2017 JNC Touge California

Post by Old Colt » Fri Jun 30, 2017 5:11 pm

Carlisle is fine for the few old Brit cars and the occasional rare car but it really is a New Jersey Rice show.
I have Hemmings cruise nights an hour from me and have been to them, My Colt gets more attention than most cars there. It has spent a few weeks on their website years ago. That was cool.
I personally need to get it painted before I go back. It will make the cover then.

Way back in time I was swapping 13B into many cars. Built a Datsun 1200 with 13b and Colt axle and front suspension, damn fun track car. At the time the 13Bs had to be bought soon after they got to a salvage yard. If they were there for more than a half year they were trash, rust got to the side plates and resurfacing them was stupid. The '75 Pickup was the best engine we could come up with, RX4 were pretty rare.
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Re: 2017 JNC Touge California

Post by Sideways » Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:16 pm

TNcolt423 wrote:
Fri Jun 30, 2017 4:27 pm
Also rotary stuff is already stupid expensive, no way I could fork out at least 5k for an engine and then prob spend few thousand to have it redone.
Shipping would kill it for you but there's a guy here in Melbourne who has cornered the market on rotary stuff (in Aus anyway) - has the equivalent of a 10 car garage stocked floor to ceiling (literally) with rotary engines/gearboxes (over 80 engines he reckons) and 1970's Mazda components - I've never seen anything like it. Everything's spotless, labelled and catalogued. Started as a hobby and it's now his full time gig...builds really good race engines too so I've been told.
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Re: 2017 JNC Touge California

Post by Datsunrides » Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:51 am

Well, started our 8 hour trip to the San Diego area yesterday morning and all went good for about 6 hours, then the fuel pump, that only has about 1k miles on it, decides to take a dump in traffic right at the 91/15 connector. Luckily our AAA towing is good for a 200 mile trip so after having to wait in 100 degree heat for 2 hours for the tow truck, we were able to get towed the rest of the way to our hotel in San Diego (about 100 miles). Driver was nice enough to stop at a parts house along the way so I could buy an electric pump along with some other things needed to install it. Get to the hotel and since the ideal area back at the tank is pretty tight for a *roadside* repair, I install it by where the fuel filter is, secure it with some zip ties, wire it in and I am back in business. Hopefully I have no more issues during the 200 mile drive tomorrow and the 6 hour drive home Sunday. Oh, and the lovely boutique hotel my wife booked for our stay does NOT have A/C! :evil:

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