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California Definitions of vehicles : Collector : Historic Interest

Sean Morris posted on: May 8, 2021

There are many terms that are used, but are not often defined or understood. Some of them people assume they know what something means, but they don't.  Legally speaking, its very important to know and understand terms when it comes down to things like vehicles. Many times ...

Smog Check Exempted Vehicles in California

Sean Morris posted on: May 4, 2021

Smog Check in California Exempted Vehicles   Just about everything in California gets a smog check every two years. That includes gasoline, propane, ethanol, and natural gas powered vehicles.  There are areas in California that don't get biennial smog chec ...

2002 Nissan Skyline GT-R Mspec Nur Eligible for Show or Display

Sean Morris posted on: April 27, 2021

Show or Display is a special National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) exemption, that allows certain approved vehicles to be imported legally to the US, without meeting Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) requirements.    The Show or Display exemptio ...

Building the FINEST R32 GTR in the World ? Built By Legends; Tasteful JDM Resto-Mods | JDM Masters

Sean Morris posted on: April 17, 2021

The Built by Legends R32 GT-R will be headed to the US soon. Look for it coming up middle of 2021.  In this episode, we meet the people behind the new project of making perhaps the finest JDM restomod cars from Japan. Built by Legends.    This is a new project th ...

California EO testing at SEMA Garage

Sean Morris posted on: April 5, 2021

SEMA Garage Emissions Lab SEMA  Garage has their own in house emissions testing lab.  This video shows some of their capability. Although their lab is certified to do California testing, they are not a Direct Import vehicle certified lab.  What is a used direct import vehic ...

Nissan Skyline Fluid Recommendations : Engine Oil, Transmission, Coolant, Diff Fluids

Sean Morris posted on: March 3, 2021

The Nissan Skyline GT-R has a number of fluid systems that it uses.  Nissan's recommendations on fluid types for R32/R33/R34Engine Oil - 7.5 - 30 (10-30 for a street car, 15-50 on a track car) - 4.5 litersOil Filter - OEM 15208-60U00  OEM R32  AY100-NS007 K & N HP-2008 ...

Honda Integra Type R

Sean Morris posted on: February 4, 2021

The JDM Honda Integra Type R, was known as an Acura Integra Type R in the US. Acura was created as an upscale brand under the Honda banner in 1986. Acuras purpose was to market performance, and luxuxy vehicles.  The first Japanese luxury brand, Toyota followed with Lexus, a ...

Autech 4 Door R32 RB26DE

Sean Morris posted on: February 3, 2021

Autech was founded in 1986 as a subsidary of Nissan to tune and convert Nissan cars.  The cars converted by Autech are sold through Nissan dealerships in Japan.  Over the years Autech has built a number of specialty vehicles, and currently they make vehicles more usable to ...

Built by Legends R32 GT-R Resto Mod

Sean Morris posted on: January 23, 2021

Japanese Icons Restored to Perfection Modified to Perform Optimally Balanced Built By Legends   Project Gojira Reborn is a Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R built and tuned by Built by Legends with Mines to be the ultimate R32 GT-R, without going over the top or making com ...

Left Hand Drive Nissan Skyline : R32 R33 R34

Sean Morris posted on: January 13, 2021

R32 GT-R being converted to left hand drive Nissan only sold the Nissan Skyline in Japan, other than some small quantities in countries like the UK, Hong Kong, Australia, and New Zealand.  In each of these countries, they use right hand drive cars, so a left hand drive ver ...