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  1. Usually because they don't know what it was designed to do. The device has been on the market for more than twenty years and they have sold thousands of them. There are plenty of satisfied users out there. I supplied and fitted one on an engine that went on to win a national championship series more than ten years ago. Mori san's given name is Shigeo. The 'Kameari' in the name of his company 'Kameari Engine Works' comes from their original location, which was in the Kameari district of Katsushika City in the metropolitan Tokyo area. They moved out to Yashio City in Saitama prefecture many years ago but kept the company name. The KEW Twin Idler has been discussed many, many times before here on HybridZ and elsewhere. You seem to have missed the main issue it was designed to address, which is variation in the relationship between the crankshaft and the camshaft in extremis, for example in rapid throttle-off where the camshaft could 'overtake' the crank and cause enough chain whip to allow valve/piston contact.
  2. But seriously, I'm interested to hear your informed opinion on the full specification and details of the car, "...crap Nismo roll bar" and all. How old are you, Jon? Here's a photo of the car in question, racing in 1971. I'm guessing that you might not even have been born in 1971? Oh, and NISMO wasn't 'born' until 1984.
  3. Complete with dumb comments from people who don't know what they are looking at, eh Jon?
  4. No, of course not. You're so funny. I have servants to do that kind of thing... (for best effect, read my posts aloud in Stewie Griffin's voice)
  5. No, I'm here because you name-checked me after somebody used my scans & photos in the topic. "Bullshit". Noted. No surprise, but noted. "We shouldn't... " also noted. I think the word you are looking for is "I". "That British English" LOL. How quaint. How colonial. I'm using English. My native tongue. You cite Merriam-Webster, an American dictionary. This is... typical. Critique isn't necessarily negative in the English language. And please, Nissan. I'm usually talking about the company which made this stuff. Not a badge that was affixed to their product. No, really. You do. You're far too personal with all this. Give your head a wobble, have a glass of water or brush your teeth. To wit: Parts like the 'BRE' spoiler? You don't know enough about them to go anywhere near that far, but you go there because you don't like the messenger. You'll hate them because you think I love them, right? Freud had a theory about all that. Really, you need to step back from the keyboard and cool your heels a little. You invoked my presence here by citing my name with a slight (go back, remind yourself). I had my tongue firmly pressed in my cheek initially, but you just can't help yourself can you? Sow the wind, reap the whirlwind...
  6. Oh, and - come on - don't be lazy. You didn't criticise the car in the pretty picture I posted. There must be a whole bunch of cardinal rules the damn fools didn't even know they were breaking. Killjoy.
  7. The OP is asking about putting a 'BRE' rear spoiler on his 280Z. And ".....This will be a street car with a few passes at the dragstrip per year." I don't think we are at the "modern aero" stage quite yet... I was talking about critique. You are talking - automatically, it seems - about criticism. Quite different. I have no problem with pointing at negative aspects, but - as I was trying to get across - it would be wise not to judge decisions taken 50+ years ago without taking into account the full circumstances surrounding them (as you did with the ZG overfenders homologation recently). I don't know why you find that so problematic? Hey, hagiographic pedantry is a dying art. Somebody needs to keep it going. And that would be just great, thank you. But only if you could try to rein in some of your more Phyllis Stein-like tendencies when talking about matters that are - when all is said and done - historic.
  8. Ha ha. My red telephone just lit up. "...pretty shady". I don't mind people using 'my' photos, scans and data as long as they understand what they are talking about. Your recent appraisal of the factory 'overfenders' on the Fairlady 240ZG was a case in point; You didn't seem to know *why* they existed, or what they were really *for*. The factory 4-point bolt-in 'safety bar' is another example. It was simple clubman-level mandated protection, that's all. Nobody was pretending it was a spaceframe. In fact Nissan had intended to use a 6-point version with door bars for their own rally cars, but the team drivers (being gung-ho types) vetoed it because they felt it was "too intrusive". My personal opinion is that the factory kit is rather impressive in some ways, particularly the fact that the side mounting points were in EVERY bodyshell that was rolling off the production line. I'm not sure if your dismissal of it (I remember you calling at a "joke") is because you mistakenly believe it to have been an attempt to add structural rigidity for dynamic performance gain? It wasn't. What really grates is the people criticising what what Nissan did in period, first of all without truly understanding what was going on, but also with the great luxury of hindsight. I'm interested in much of the stuff that went on in period from a historical perspective, and when I walk around a museum or a historic race paddock looking at 50+ year old race cars I don't tend to ridicule or deride the designers and engineers who made them, or recommend incongruous modern aero tweaks and carbon composite bolt-ons. The HybridZ forum mostly revolves around the S30-series Z, which was designed and built as a road car for several different markets. The engineers involved had to be pragmatic and I don't think anyone has the right to critique their product (with 50 years of built-in hindsight) without taking into account the restrictions forced on them. As some of the photos above show, Nissan *did* conduct aero-related testing and parts development before the Z was in full production but that department was not going to be allowed to add anything to a 3.5k USD sports coupe in which the engineers were too frit to use a Servo synchroed transmission because the average buyer might think it was already broken. Built down to a price, with only one spec, right? Most of the time you didn't even get to order a particular colour. The topic title asks about rear spoilers, and mentions the "...'real/original' BRE spoiler...". The original BRE spoiler was actually the factory rear spoiler developed and homologated for the 432-R model in 1969, way before BRE even got hold of a Z. It was designed to work in conjunction with other aero-related components, but still had to exist as a viable roadgoing component. I don't think the factory engineers were lacking in expertise (they developed these parts in conjunction with Tokyo University and Japan's national aerospace department staff) and they were not stupid; They were simply forced to be pragmatic and practical. Here, have a photo for fun. Factory race car, mid 1970. PZR (not 'ZG') overfenders. 10j & 8j wheels. Factory 'safety bar' (especially for you...LOL), reduced-maw front panel and ducted radiator with separate induction inlet. Full engine and transmission undertray. Brake cooling ducts. Quick jack hard points. Essential kit: Duct tape and an adjustable wrench. "Pretty shady", right...?
  9. None of the cars in the I-made-it-at-home 'article' you linked to are fitted with ZG type overfenders. The Nissan works team cars in the content - specifically - are wearing the E7200 432-R overfenders, which are a fundamentally different design. You still don't seem to understand the concept and process of homologation, which was *exactly* their 'intended purpose'. Great observations though. If you had a time machine (maybe another little tweak on those ARBs would do it?) you could pop back to 1970 and give Nissan's staff the benefit of the thousands of hours you've spent on Corner Carvers. You could also tell Porsche that the 917 was an accident waiting to happen. In fact, why stop there? You could - for example - bounce back a few more decades and tell Harry Miller not to bother with the V16. Hell, armed with your laser-guided hindsight you could even halt the rise of the Third Reich, Communism and Coca Cola. Just think of the possibilities! How's the cat flap business these days?
  10. The reason the HS30-H model Fairlady 240ZG was made and sold to the general public - in a specified quantity and within a certain period of time - was simply HOMOLOGATION. Presumably you don't understand why Dodge and Plymouth showrooms were selling Charger Daytonas and Road Runner Super Birds either?
  11. Hi, I've seen an old thread where you shared a whole bunch of information on the cross flow head LY racing engine. I want to add that info to the wikipedia article on the L-series engines. Would you be okay with me using that info? and do you maybe have any sources for that data that I could cite? If you have any more information that would also be appreciated.

    Here's the post I'm referring to:


  12. What class of road racing? As far as I can see, a head like this isn't legal in any class where it would be competitive.
  13. There are plenty of K.E.W. Twin Idlers in race (and rally) use, and there have been for many years. A wise head once remarked to me that the incessant drone of 'for' and 'against' from the sidelines easily drowns out the mild gear whine from a properly adjusted Twin Idler...
  14. It has been discussed many times over the years on this and other forums, but the Twin Idler chain tensioner was created (by Shigeo Mori and Kameari Engine Works) to address issues related to chain whip and consequential variance in cam timing - especially during rapid off-throttle engine deceleration. He found that in some circumstances the chain whip was so severe that it completely overcame the stock tensioner and the camshaft was out of phase with the crankshaft to a degree where pistons were kissing valves. The stock oil pressure-powered 'shoe' tensioner in these engines was a compromise in any case. The *original* L-series tensioner design was an adjustable idler, and that 'inspection cover' on the front of the cylinder head (which the top parts of the Kameari Twin Idler is designed to fit into) is an artefact of that original design. It was sacrificed to NVH and servicing longevity. The oil pressure-powered shoe and rubber-faced guides work very well for road cars and can be blueprinted for race use, but anyone who is worried about friction issues with the Twin Idler might be well advised to consider the amount of friction in the stock system... So the Twin Idler maintains the all-important phasing relationship between the crankshaft and the camshaft at all times, but also has the spin-off benefit of allowing correct chain tension to be built into engines that have had cylinder head/block face skims and would otherwise require cam tower shimming, which is less than ideal.
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