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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Chugging along cutting stuff up. (big ol' update)

Yesterday and today we made some great progress. Made adrien get up early once again, and got started. Halfway through the day we had to go run a drift event... You know, no big deal.

I kept asking. Do I really want to pull the motor? The real answer was no, but we did anyway. So here come the pictures. Engine bay = Nasty. Easy off oven spray to clean all the grease off that spilled from the catch can. That stuff really works, go buy stock now. We even gave the motor a nice cleaning.

Test fit a set of 18x10 +20 offset rotas, with added 20 mill spacer, 0 offset works out perfect in the rear. What wheels to buy now... cheap is good ;)

I have had cooling issues with the motor from day 1, so we are tackling that as well. We are moving the radiator i front of the core support, giving ample room for man sized fans, plus picking up 4 inches of the radiator that were hidden under part of the subframe. 

On top of that, we (and by we I mean Brian) made the headlight bracket removable for access to the radiator.


While he was busy doing the easy stuff, I got started on putting tin foil on shit. Yup. Tinfoil master flex right here.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

More updates. So much to do, so little time.

Brian fit the rear fenders on, should give plenty of room for more tire :) The kit is fitted (for the most part) Brian used man rivets, so thats pretty bro. Also bought a set of Z brakes from Dave today, turned the rotors and slapped them on the car. The interior and exterior are scuffed for paint (the one thing I can somewhat do), and Brian also cut up the gas lid and made it awesome. 

Adrien helped out today (as much help as him and I were, I guess I wouldn't call us body shop workers), so that was nice. He is going to be accompanying me to the races his season, so may as well get him acquainted with the car now.

Never knew how this process worked
Always thought magic was involved.
Turns out  I was right                                 Finally got rid of the stock brakes...



I love how agressive it is :)

The build continued...

Went in to car crafters before work today and got started scuffing everything for paint. Dirty and tired i am now at work.
Started scuffing the cage and paint today, removed the windshield (which I am going to miss)

Close up of the jack point                                 And the gloves, socks and shoes :)

Inside the fenders

80's trapper keeper folder I had when I was a kid, how holds the documents for the car.. It's extra Rad.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

The start of something. Again.

Andy over at racefab finished the cage today. We also installed a new frontmount (mine had like 6 holes in it), put in my rebuilt turbo and loaded it back on the trailer to be hauled to Car Crafters for paint, body kit and engine management install :)

More pics of the cage build and turbo:

Out of racefab, and into Car Crafters!

New front mount. Mine was full of holes, crooked and a bit too close to the ground. New smaller version :)

Brian at Car Crafters cut the fenders oh so amazingly. Most of the hack jobs I see on other cars are pretty ugly, so that is extra rad.

Closeup of how clean the cut is.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Keep Drifting Fun!!!

Had a blast with Will Roegge and Josh Herron a la Keep Drifting Fun last summer and will took an epic screen grab from the video footage. Hello Speedhunters!

Getting this party started

This will be some sort of place for me to gather thoughts, post pictures from events, builds, repairs, antics and anything in between for the 2011 drift season.

This is my car. 1989 240sx coupe... Pretty Standard.