August 2, 2011

Heavy read and big Advan A3As. Note: the Mazda R100 to the left of it.



July 30, 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 10, 2011

I keep coming back to these two Sunnys in my B310 folder. Instead of listing everything I love about them I think it’s worthwhile just having an oogle yourself. One day… one day I’ll be back in Japan watching TS at Tsukuba myself!

Samansa KB310

June 23, 2011

1920×1080 SAMANSAサニー TS Cup car. ガレージオズ サマンササニー
13×8 Watanabes and slicks goes together like milk and cookies. This Sunny is very competitive and can usually be found on the podium at JCCA events. It set the fastest time at last years Fuji Jamboree of 1’59.348 at 137.638 km/h and placed 1st in the race and second in the preliminary round.

TS Cup Pitlane

June 23, 2011

TS Cup pitlane via forgotten source
I could write so much about this amazing image but I won’t. Take in the wonders of 70s/80s box racing

ADVAN Sunny engine bay

June 12, 2011

A HUGE image of the Advan TS CUP Sunny’s engine bay, what could possibly be bad about that?

AY12 Video

June 11, 2011

AY12! If the LZ14 that I posted yesterday was rare… this is unobtainable. As of now this is the only footage I’ve seen of this engine and only touches of information exist. Ian took some scans of the TS Cup issue of Autotechnic a while back which featured some information and tech drawings of the AY12 and even an AZ12, click here.

The AY12 is another race developed engine which, as you can see from the tech drawing features a 2 valve cross flow head on the A12 block. What I’ve always found interesting is what seems like a twin spark set up with extra ignition leads disappearing into the rocker cover. But they seem to poke through small holes, if you wanted to change those plugs you’d have to remove the whole cover…?  These tech drawings show mechanical fuel injection so I wonder why this particular one is running quad carbs.

A few years back Mikko in Finland was saying they had a AY12 head and were going to reproduce some for those willing to pay for them but I never heard anything more from it? I think he had some trouble with bad companies. Either way, wow finally some video! I remember there being a tiny pixelated photo of the AY12 some 6 or so years ago.


April 17, 2010

Ian has kindly sent me some large scans of the AY12 tech drawing from the Autotechnic issue he got his hands on. Cheers Ian. I think if I had unlimited funds, a KB110 with an AY12 would be the power plant of choice. Oldschool tech at it’s best. Note the 90* banked distributor, the inverted oil filter and tall sump.
After the jump is a design drawing of an AZ12 which I haven’t seen before. A LZ head on an A series. The LZ head was a twin cam cross flow head originally designed for the L-series. Coool. Read the rest of this entry »

BILS Suspension

May 3, 2009

If you look closely at the stickers on 90% of the TS Cup racing field you shall find this:


Finally, someone who makes adjustable Castor and lower control arms, as well as coil overs and camber plates for Datsun Sunnys.

This is the Bils TS Cup KB310, it hasn’t been around as long as many of the other cars in the field but is doing pretty well I’d say.
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