Sunday, October 20, 2019

Fairlady Z Refresh

Time flies when you’re having fun and I have already covered 4,000km with my Fairlady Z Nismo version since my return from the Nürburgring. With all of this mileage covered in the heat of another brutal Japanese summer (not to mention the track day at Sodegaura Circuit) it’s time for a little health check, so a couple of weeks ago I drove to Omori Factory to book an appointment.

Turns out that the guys are pretty busy with other customer cars and preparations for Nismo Festival and I will have to wait a couple more weeks before I can drop my car off. With the cooler autumn temperatures finally here, this time I just planned some routine maintenance work as I look forward to doing a lot more mountain driving around Hakone and Nikko in November.

Stay tuned for the next update.

Until next time.

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Nismo RB26 Engine Trivia

Hard to believe, but it’s been 4 years since I started this blog - time flies. Over the years I have received all sort of request (including somebody asking if I could disassemble the speedometer of my car to find out if a certain mod would work), but identifying Nismo car builds, parts and engines are without a doubt the most popular ones.

I always enjoyed these interactions, so I thought it would be nice to publish the complete list of all RB26 engines ever built by Nismo Omori Factory. 

Sports Resetting
Fine Spec
Fine Spec Final Edition
F-Spec Sport Version
F-Sport N1
F-Sport GT (2.7l)
F-Sport GT (2.8l)
F-Sport R  
F-Sport Premium (ver. 1-3)

Can you recognize them all?

Until next time.