Monthly Archives: March 2011

Velorex 16-350

You either love or hate Velorex cars. I don’t think anyone has neutral feelings on them. I happen to love them as they are fantastically primal, full of character and unique. They are essentially a fabric body stretched over a … Continue reading

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Ode to the Slot Mag wheel

Has there a more versatile aftermarket wheel than the “slot mag” or kidney alloy wheel? I doubt it. It looks good on vehicles ranging from ’32 Ford hot rods, to Opel GTs, to 70s custom vans! Popular both in Europe … Continue reading

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Mazda 808 – New brakes and running again

My Mazda 808 Coupe is now running. A little bit of choke and it fired right up. It sounds a bit weedy apparently there is no muffler on the end of the exhaust. There is a resonator so it is … Continue reading

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1970 Subaru FF-1 Star Project

Japanese Nostalgic Cars Forums has a thread on the restoration of a rare to see 1970 Subaru FF-1. Can’t be too many of these in any kind of shape left in North America. Restoration of classic Japanese cars is only … Continue reading

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The Hyundai Pony

Hyundai had been building the Ford Cortina and Taunus under license for a number of years (since 1967) when they decided they would develop their own car. The first step was to recruit George Turnbull who had recently left British … Continue reading

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Mazda 808 – Starters

I finally received my newly rebuilt starter after a long wait. That it on the left, with the old one on the right. See that note about it having nine teeth? Obviously an odd ball as my old starter has … Continue reading

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Horns for the Mazda 808

Oddly the Mazda came with no horns – I guess a previous owner must have harvested them for something else. When I pressed the button I could relay trigger so that looked good. An online manual confirmed the green/yellow wires … Continue reading

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1951 Nash on a Datsun Z platform

Now here is something different – a 1951 Nash combined with a 1981 Datsun 280ZX. No real details in the ad but one has to wonder how it was done. Datsun bits transferred to the Nash or did he merge … Continue reading

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Mazda RX-510

The Mazda RX-510 was a concept car created to promote the soon to be released RX-3 / Savanna. It was first exhibited at the 1971 Tokyo Motor Show and heavily based on the RX-3. The middle section is obviously RX-3 … Continue reading

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Custom Volvo P1800

Back in 2009 a designer by the name of Vox came up with an interesting 3D rendering of a modernized, hot rodded Volvo P1800. There where a few rumblings of limited production but as far as I know nothing came … Continue reading

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