Sunday, January 12, 2020

Back on Track!

As I mentioned in my post yesterday, today I went to Omori Factory to finalize some work on my Fairlady Z Nismo Version.

The car is famous for its cheap and very easy to scratch interior plastics (some of which made their way into the zenki R35. None of the damage was my fault, but with the car being second hand I just had to have it fixed.

While I was there I ended up taking, as always, way too many photos and thought I’d put together a Part 2 of my previous B&W post about the Z-tune P001.

The car parking was generously filled with customer cars, including a very interesting BNR32.

As you can guess by the sticker on the bonnet the car had some work done by a certain tuner in Yokosuka.

Speaking of photos, a few rules have changed since November and is not possible anymore to upload shots taken from inside the workshop area.

Same with information about cars that are currently being worked on behind the glass walls, so please refer to Omori Factory own blog as they decide at their (and the owners’) discretion what to publish and what not to.

Nonetheless, the showroom is filled with all sort of incredible machinery and parts that should be more than enough to make your first trip a memorable one.

I have visited so many times, but I still enjoy getting up and close with the race cars.

Even at Nismo Festival is hard to get this close to them and you really have an opportunity to soak in the smaller details.

The 2.7 liter dry-sump RB26 from the GT500 class of the JGTC era is by far one of my favorite pieces on display.

And speaking of crowd favorites, you probably don’t need to think too hard to guess which car takes the top spot.

The Z-tune P001 is still on display and hopefully will be there for a little longer.

Omori Factory is truly a state of the art facility and the designers made sure that even the restrooms follow the motorsport theme.

As for my visit, besides finishing my parts order for the Z, I also managed to sign up for the next Circuit Lesson coming up at the end of the month. I can’t wait for it and really look forward to see how much I have improved now that I have one session under my belt and a lot more familiar with the car.

We also had a chat about the CRS and Ochiai-san proposed to send it back to fit the new parts as well as a small tenken (点検, inspection in Japanese). With the car being handbuilt it’s good to check that everything is holding up as the day it left the Factory. Love this attention to detail!

My next visit will be to have the parts fitted on the Fairlady and the R34 should follow shortly. 

Until next time.

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