Originally Posted by PS30-SB
I've provided loads of hard data - coloured with a fair bit of opinion on rogue data - in this thread. I have also given 'Moff' some advice ( obviously not taken ) by PM in the past when he asked for it. You seem to be seeing only what you want to see.
Do you think there's some kind of one-shot injection of knowledge that can be administered as a cure-all? The truth is that anyone who professes to have an interest in this kind of subject is going to have to do their own legwork and embark on their own personal voyage of discovery. I did, and I consider myself still to be learning. It's a journey that's probably never going to end, and that's fine by me. The voyage is not only about getting to the destination. Personally speaking, I like the idea that I can't get the whole story of these cars just by asking a question on a forum. You can take that as some kind of evidence of my arrogance if you insist, but it actually stems from a deep-seated humility when faced with the challenges of the Japanese language, and uncovering the story behind a forty-something year old Japanese industrial product that was the subject of much wrangling and tension when it was born. There are stories behind these cars that would fill many books that will never be written.
Now, do me a favour. Go back and look at this thread with an eye on the names I've been called, and the aspersions that have been cast. Colour that with the fact that I've made the same points many times before in the past ( just what part of a simple chassis code do people not understand? ) and also corresponded with Moff by PM over the very same subject of prices. I've piped up many times before on similar threads with what I feel have been relevant points, and I've been all but ignored. Now, how would you feel?
If you don't see where I'm coming from on this, then so be it. If you can't see it, I can't make you see it.
And Paul, if the struggle on this thread to get somebody to part with a relatively small amount of money for a book is any clue as to the future of your work, then I despair for you. Less than two weeks ago I came back from Japan with another 15 kilos weight of vintage literature to add to about 300kg already here, and I'm not even scratching the surface yet. Moff thinks he's going to scan 194 pages of book and put it online. Ever get the feeling that publishing is doomed?
Me 'chippy'? I couldn't give a damn. People decide what they want to think, and I'm not interested in popularity contests. The cars and the people who designed, engineered, built and raced them are the stars. All the rest of us are just bit-part extras.
yeah man we get it chasis code..... well done, all that ranting and still thats all you have to point out, get a book you cant read and look at the chasis code of the car your after. well lets just say he has the book (which he still cant read) and finds a car in japan which is for sale as a KP
GC10 has all the looks of the KP
GC10 has an S20 engine but cannot see a close up pic of the chasis code and its not listed on the auction sheet.... what else can he look out for???
where would one START to look for more indepth info on the KP
is there anywhere you would recommend when looking or even purchasing a KP
GC10 seen as you have already sourced one and have imported it.
in your opinion is there dealers in japan who would be reputable to source such a car and in the condition required??
thats the type of info im sure would be helpful in a thread of this stature......
maybe a few answers to those if that doesnt go against the rules of your secret KP
GC10 self owners club rules??? its not as thoug moff is asking for a full history on the car, why it was built, who by, and what let to its existance, tbh wouldnt it be the same answer to the rest of the skyline family as they all spanned down from its (KP
then again im only a newbie what would i know right