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Would anyone out there be interested in purchasing a parts CD? I am in the process of trying to get licensing and copyright permission from Nissan Motor Corp(NMC) to convert the dealer parts microfiche to CD-ROM. The cost will be less than $50 and will include a customized search engine to find the diagram, part name or part number. This is not going to be cheap to do. I am testing the market for interest and if I get firm commitments fo 500 CDs or more I'll go for it (if I get permission from NMC). Anyone out there with contacts at NMC that can help with the licensing and permissions gets a free CD. Heck I might make you a partner. Two Z Store Nissan dealers have shown a lot of interest in this but I need to hear from the owners and wrench turners (like me). I own a completely OEM restored 77 280Z and more than once have been shipped the wrong part or didn't have a good diagram to look at to put something back together. BTW, if you didn't know there are no part numbers in the service repair manuals. They just tell you part names. If this flies then I wll do 280ZX and 300ZX CDs as well as other manufacturers classic and restoreable cars (Mustangs, Chevelles, Camaros, Corvettes, etc.) and whatever else there is a market for and that I can get the proper licensing and copyright permissions.

Who's interested??
 

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> Would anyone out there be interested in
> purchasing a parts CD? I am in the process
> of trying to get licensing and copyright
> permission from Nissan Motor Corp(NMC) to
> convert the dealer parts microfiche to
> CD-ROM. The cost will be less than $50 and
> will include a customized search engine to
> find the diagram, part name or part number.
> This is not going to be cheap to do. I am
> testing the market for interest and if I get
> firm commitments fo 500 CDs or more I'll go
> for it (if I get permission from NMC).
> Anyone out there with contacts at NMC that
> can help with the licensing and permissions
> gets a free CD. Heck I might make you a
> partner. Two Z Store Nissan dealers have
> shown a lot of interest in this but I need
> to hear from the owners and wrench turners
> (like me). I own a completely OEM restored
> 77 280Z and more than once have been shipped
> the wrong part or didn't have a good diagram
> to look at to put something back together.
> BTW, if you didn't know there are no part
> numbers in the service repair manuals. They
> just tell you part names. If this flies then
> I wll do 280ZX and 300ZX CDs as well as
> other manufacturers classic and restoreable
> cars (Mustangs, Chevelles, Camaros,
> Corvettes, etc.) and whatever else there is
> a market for and that I can get the proper
> licensing and copyright permissions.

> Who's interested??

Sounds liek a great idea but i don't have any of those i have a 280ZX so i would be interested in that if you do happen to make one
good luck
yuichi
 

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> Would anyone out there be interested in
> purchasing a parts CD? I am in the process
> of trying to get licensing and copyright
> permission from Nissan Motor Corp(NMC) to
> convert the dealer parts microfiche to
> CD-ROM. The cost will be less than $50 and
> will include a customized search engine to
> find the diagram, part name or part number.
> This is not going to be cheap to do. I am
> testing the market for interest and if I get
> firm commitments fo 500 CDs or more I'll go
> for it (if I get permission from NMC).
> Anyone out there with contacts at NMC that
> can help with the licensing and permissions
> gets a free CD. Heck I might make you a
> partner. Two Z Store Nissan dealers have
> shown a lot of interest in this but I need
> to hear from the owners and wrench turners
> (like me). I own a completely OEM restored
> 77 280Z and more than once have been shipped
> the wrong part or didn't have a good diagram
> to look at to put something back together.
> BTW, if you didn't know there are no part
> numbers in the service repair manuals. They
> just tell you part names. If this flies then
> I wll do 280ZX and 300ZX CDs as well as
> other manufacturers classic and restoreable
> cars (Mustangs, Chevelles, Camaros,
> Corvettes, etc.) and whatever else there is
> a market for and that I can get the proper
> licensing and copyright permissions.

> Who's interested??
Sounds great, my Zapped Zcan always use the info. keep informed pls.
 

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Re: 70-78 already being done at 240z.org!

> will be ready for shipping soon, they say
yea, go look at it. It looks like he took his microfiche to a microfiche reader/printer, printed the images then scanned them to TIFF files, then copied these files to a CD There are 1664 images on the microfiche. At best he is going to use the index sheets from the microfiche. Low tech solution, grainy, no search engine. He has taken 8 microfiche and without doing anything else copied them onto one CD-ROM. I am talking about a browser like front end.
 

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>Sounds Like A great idea. I also have a 77 280z Just begining the restro. process myself- What was your approx. overall cost to do the job right? Hope you don't mind me asking.

Sounds liek a great idea but i don't have
> any of those i have a 280ZX so i would be
> interested in that if you do happen to make
> one
> good luck
> yuichi
 

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Sure I would be interested, get it out and contact me.
> Would anyone out there be interested in
> purchasing a parts CD? I am in the process
> of trying to get licensing
and copyright
> permission from Nissan Motor Corp(NMC) to
> convert the dealer parts microfiche to
> CD-ROM. The cost will be less than $50 and
> will include a customized search engine to
> find the diagram, part name or part number.
> This is not going to be cheap to do. I am
> testing the market for interest and if I get
> firm commitments fo 500 CDs or more I'll go
> for it (if I get permission from NMC).
> Anyone out there with contacts at NMC that
> can help with the licensing and permissions
> gets a free CD. Heck I might make you a
> partner. Two Z Store Nissan dealers have
> shown a lot of interest in this but I need
> to hear from the owners and wrench turners
> (like me). I own a completely OEM restored
> 77 280Z and more than once have been shipped
> the wrong part or didn't have a good diagram
> to look at to put something back together.
> BTW, if you didn't know there are no part
> numbers in the service repair manuals. They
> just tell you part names. If this flies then
> I wll do 280ZX and 300ZX CDs as well as
> other manufacturers classic and restoreable
> cars (Mustangs, Chevelles, Camaros,
> Corvettes, etc.) and whatever else there is
> a market for and that I can get the proper
> licensing and copyright permissions.

> Who's interested??
 

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> Would anyone out there be interested in
> purchasing a parts CD? I am in the process
> of trying to get licensing and copyright
> permission from Nissan Motor Corp(NMC) to
> convert the dealer parts microfiche to
> CD-ROM. The cost will be less than $50 and
> will include a customized search engine to
> find the diagram, part name or part number.
> Who's interested??
-----------------------

We have already begun the process to create this
CD-ROM and received our copyright permission
from Nissan over a year ago.

If you would like more information about our
parts CD... please visit:

<A HREF=http://www.240z.org/cd-rom.htm>http://www.240z.org/cd-rom.htm</A>

-- Mike Gholson
 

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Re: 70-78 already being done at 240z.org!

> yea, go look at it. It looks like he took
> his microfiche to a microfiche
> reader/printer, printed the images then
> scanned them to TIFF files, then copied
> these files to a CD There are 1664 images on
> the microfiche. At best he is going to use
> the index sheets from the microfiche. Low
> tech solution, grainy, no search engine. He
> has taken 8 microfiche and without doing
> anything else copied them onto one CD-ROM. I
> am talking about a browser like front end.
--------------------

This is a completely inaccurate observation. I have
posted information about our CD-ROM on another
thread in this forum about it. Please review.

Every part of our product is a professional level distribution
with browser like capabilities.

I would also like to mention that our CD-ROM project
has been in the works for over two years and is actively
being supported, developed, and created with the help
of the members of the Internet Z-Car community.

A lot of hard work has gone into this project and most
of the members of this Internet community do not
appreciate your claims against our product (especially
since you have not even seen it).

I am prepared to defend our product and our copyright
release, legally if necessary.

-- Mike Gholson
-- Moderator of the Internet 240z-Club
 

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> Would anyone out there be interested in
> purchasing a parts CD? I am in the process
> of trying to get licensing and copyright
> permission from Nissan Motor Corp(NMC) to
> convert the dealer parts microfiche to
> CD-ROM. The cost will be less than $50 and
> will include a customized search engine to
> find the diagram, part name or part number.
> This is not going to be cheap to do. I am
> testing the market for interest and if I get
> firm commitments fo 500 CDs or more I'll go
> for it (if I get permission from NMC).
> Anyone out there with contacts at NMC that
> can help with the licensing and permissions
> gets a free CD. Heck I might make you a
> partner. Two Z Store Nissan dealers have
> shown a lot of interest in this but I need
> to hear from the owners and wrench turners
> (like me). I own a completely OEM restored
> 77 280Z and more than once have been shipped
> the wrong part or didn't have a good diagram
> to look at to put something back together.
> BTW, if you didn't know there are no part
> numbers in the service repair manuals. They
> just tell you part names. If this flies then
> I wll do 280ZX and 300ZX CDs as well as
> other manufacturers classic and restoreable
> cars (Mustangs, Chevelles, Camaros,
> Corvettes, etc.) and whatever else there is
> a market for and that I can get the proper
> licensing and copyright permissions.

> Who's interested??
I would if u did it for the 280zx turbos
 
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