October 20, 2011
Rick’s little 1200 now has the hungry power of a SR20DET pushing it along but we cannot forget the A15 which thrashed so many new Hondas in SS2000!
October 17, 2011
For anyone wanting to check out Mr. Hirota’s Tomei Sunny coupe up close, I suggest viewing the above video. You may not learn to much from the Japanese commentary but you may from the up close shots. The second is from the Tsukuba meeting this year
July 19, 2011
Tsukuba JCCA Summer meeting 2011
JCCA 筑波サマーミーティング 2011.07.10
Via: Mr. Hirota aka Papa’s Voice
July 18, 2011
Two words that would usually never be uttered in the same sentence: Hayabusa Datsun. I can appreciate this. It has stayed true to what makes Datsun 1200s so awesome, light weight and small capacity but is clearly on another level of cool. Something tells me that the clutch and maybe the gearbox wouldn’t however, be cool with 200 clutch kicks though. Note the angled drive shaft fitted to the factory ‘busa gearbox. Watch and oogle.
July 9, 2011
Rick Bone, the man behind NZ’s fastest KB110 is upping the power with a SR20DET! Apparently the 250HP A15 wasn’t enough of an animal and aims for a conservative and reliable 300HP by the way of a dry sump setup, Tomei cams and springs, injectors, Eagle rods and JE pistons. Something tells me that it may be a bit overkill for just 300HP and more will come when it’s dialled in but we will see. Rick says the plan is to race in NZGT or GT2 depending on how fast it goes and will be starting with 300HP at the wheels with no weight restrictions. A little bit disappointed the A15 got the boot I asked if there were plans for it to go back in the future and Rick replied saying he hopes to return it back to it’s original form at some stage. I’m unsure what he has done with the rear end but I think the H165 that was in there before has remained, fingers crossed it hangs in there as I will be testing the durability of them soon enough too. The car will be at Nisfest as well as on the track throughout the season if anyone wants to stop in to watch some new car hammering. Thanks to Rick and Nicky for the photos and I wait eagerly for it’s debut.