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 Post subject: Show me 1970's period racing cars and parts.
PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 8:52 pm 
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Show me how a Japanese car - either in the USA, Australia, Asia etc, would have looked in the 1970's.

By this I mean wheels, seats, steering wheels, gauges, signwriting etc.

I've decided that the project in my head needs big Katayama style RX-3 flares, deep dish wheels, etc. But I need some ideas with what period gauges, steering wheel (Momo Prototipo?) and other "bits". Ducktail spoiler, front fender mirrors and some sort of chin lip are also on the cards.

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^ what are the flares on this Skyline? I think I'll skip the oil cooler out the front though.

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 Post subject: Re: Show me 1970's period racing cars and parts.
PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 2:55 pm 

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The tacho is the heartbeat of any race car dash, and is there a better period looking tacho than the classic Smiths 10,000rpm unit with the adjustable redline?

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And some more Smiths goodness from a 1971 advert.
http://oldcarjunkie.files.wordpress.com ... ths-ad.jpg

More of the Smiths classic range here.
http://www.howardinstruments.com.au/pro ... alueid=702


As for steering wheels, I always think the classic three spoke design just works. Plenty to choose from.

MOMO ‘Prototipo’ Steering Wheel
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Nardi
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Moto-Lita
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Even the daggy old Aussie made SAAS units look good.
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Max-rob steering wheel, Australina made in the 70's
http://www.madmaxmovies.com/mad-max-rep ... els-ad.jpg
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Although quite frankly, on a Mazda, do any look better than the RX-3 one?
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As for seats, would something like this suit?

Retrimmed old Corbeau seat.
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Kameari GT S30 seats (very expensive!!!)
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 Post subject: Re: Show me 1970's period racing cars and parts.
PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 4:10 am 
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Period Jap cars would more likely have used Yazaki gauges

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 Post subject: Re: Show me 1970's period racing cars and parts.
PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 10:32 pm 
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Yazaki gauges? Hmmmm (off to google them).

I have a RX-3 style wheel like the one you posted Dazz but it doesn't have the rotor logo on the horn pad, which means it came off an 808 coupe I think.

I love those Kameari seats. I think I'll get something similar and ditch the Cobra Daytonas in the car.

I'm also trying to find a bootlid spoiler the same as this RX-3:

http://www.speedhunters.com/2014/02/mys ... -basement/

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 Post subject: Re: Show me 1970's period racing cars and parts.
PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 6:23 pm 
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Mirrors!

Raydyot anyone?

http://performancewarehouse.com.au/inde ... uct_id=744

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Le Mans type lights... Marchal?

with the covers to match surely:

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 Post subject: Re: Show me 1970's period racing cars and parts.
PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2014 4:20 pm 
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Tasty Mazda STB racing accessories:

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 Post subject: Re: Show me 1970's period racing cars and parts.
PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 12:16 am 
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Some pretty cool kit there...!! 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Show me 1970's period racing cars and parts.
PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2014 8:42 pm 
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THis thread has potential!
Hey Dazz, who retrimmed the old Corbeau rally chair?
I've got one that needs this treatment!
Jim.
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As for seats, would something like this suit?

Retrimmed old Corbeau seat.
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 Post subject: Re: Show me 1970's period racing cars and parts.
PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2014 9:59 pm 

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Fuji Island Trimmers in Vancouver BC apparently, maybe too far away to send a seat lol

I just found it on the interwebs with some dude rebuilding a Datto 510.

http://community.ratsun.net/topic/27681 ... en-meanie/


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