Spotted

Spied my old AE86 turbo in town.... sped after it and snapped this shot as it turned off. According to reports from B, it now has a levin front end, full kit, respray, reworked engine package and larger turbo. Very nice. Red line tail lights are definitely the best look for hatches.

Audi Quattro Concept 2010

Remember the Audi Quattro S1 Group B rally car.... new design based on the RS5 with 100mm shorter chassis. I say make a RWD drive version. Concept car sketches always do it for me. Check out the rest here.



Bolted

Predator thermal imaging....?








Spitting Fuel

Car started pumping out plumes of white smoke on the motorway and stuttering. Thought I had blown a head gasket or worse a piston. Limped home, car died in my driveway just before the hump grrr. Wouldn't start. Builder next door pushed me over the hump, and rolled it into the garage sweet. Got it started after jumping it and it was pumping large amounts raw fuel a metre out the exhaust, not so sweet. So, too much fuel? Replaced a few things including a suspected bad coil pack and checked the injectors were seated to see if fuel was leaking past the o ring. No better. Replaced the Sard adjustable fpr with the factory Nissan item. Problem solved!


Roll Bar - Part 3

Completed 4 point bolt in roll bar, gloss black. Will be making 3 more of these shortly $600 each... let me know if you're keen for one.



Roll Bar - Part 2

Cage links complete. Mission and a half...thanks Joel for the help. Tacked and welded up the cage. Check out the heat sink colour graduation from silver, blue, purple right through to gold tips on the bar ends.


Powerbuilt As!


Decided to build a rolling cabinet to sit the tool chest, socket set and spanners on so I can roll it round the workshop depending where I am working. Should make life easier and has freed up some valuable bench space for the drill press. If you want one of these built to your specifications, flick me an email or post up here with your required dimensions and I will work out a price for you.

N Style

Sparklin

Test fit the S13 Skid Plate onto Jun's 180SX. Hole alignment was perfect, bend angle was spot on, stoked. I added a front lip to the design to prevent it from digging into the ground and tearing off in the event of a crash. Good feature i think. Some days you have the energy to wash the car. Other days you feel like having a beer listening to some tunes in the sun. Shiny enough me thinks...


Skid Plates

Got skid plates back from the bender today. Turned out nice.




Pewter on Black TE37

Roll Bar - Part 1

Building a couple of roll bars. Essentially the same as a cusco bolt in cage but with some modifications to suit my requirements. Joel and I made good progress on the base plates for the main hoop.















Joel drills like a pro...















Rear stay base plates complete.














Tools of the trade. Evacut drill bits have served me well, but a couple are coming due for a sharpen. Anyone got any tips on drill bit sharpening? Tungsten Carbide Bit & die grinder, fantastic for slotting holes if required. Brass automatic centre punch, cool little device my uncle gave me. Has a hammer & spring inside that releases when you apply pressure to kick back and punch the tip into the metal. Quick and effective. Kinda like No Country for Old Men... but not.


















The price you pay...

...for dropping it low.... Do it Jun ;) But get my better plate in there first so you don't kill the sump on a boss rock. Check out the damage on the thin plate from some off road excursions... deep gouge! S13 plates now on their way too. Will extended front lip to prevent snagging if you say happen to.... clip a bank late at night on the touge or the gravel trap on the track. Dark grey one is my test plate, got some vicious scratches at Hampton Downs. Sweeper is so tempting to full throttle, but be ware the wet patch just off line.


















































Z32 + Intake + Tune

Installed 850cc injectors, Z32 AFM, Fabricated new intake pipe, Gizzmo Boost Controller. Spent Sat tuning. More power now, and found why my fuel economy sucks. The O2 sensor is dead.














850cc (Left) with o rings, new pintel caps, and alloy spacers fitted ready to install. Ended up moving large o ring to lower of the two grooves, got better seal that way. Reused the RX7 filters as they were in good condition.













New sard injector plugs



Tamada 120 FPS

Hub Extender

Techno Toy Tuning billet aluminium 75mm hub extender. High quality item. I like exposed metal surfaces. Makes steering infinitely more comfortable. Originally used in this AE86 race car. This cool guy ran a T3/T4 on his 4age at 16psi and made 180kw at the rears, which is works well when it weighs under a tonne. Every panel that could be unscrewed was removed and replaced with light weight fibreglass items. The bat is for bashing the hundreds of Initial D fans away. BTW Trueno hatch backs are the coolest ;) ask Ueo he knows a thing or too... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqKB3gSsg_M


















326 Power

When i inevitably destroy the Dmax front kit...


















Skid Plates

Limited run. Skid plates to suit S14 / S15. 5mm Aluminium Plate. Same design as Part Shop Max Japan. $125 or $135 with cut out access to drain plug. Fills the gap between your intercooler and radiator. Protect your sump from damage from vicious ripple strips, sand traps and small children.






X Racing Skyvia

S13 + R32 / Supermade / LED lights / black 18" / Ghost grey.
















DE TB











Paper gasket part no: N1073

Wind it up.

video

Hampton Driftopia Sept 2010
















Winged Sump
















Sump with extra capacity and hinged flaps to prevent oil surge during hard cornering. You would expect a brand new part to be ready to install out of the box. Ah No. Always test fit prior to running the sealant bead... This portion of casting must be removed to allow the sump to fit around the baffle plate.

Update: Oh and guess what... the grub screw drain plug leaks... will have to drop oil and sus this out.

Sit Down

Cut the back section out of the frame. Lowered the seat 15mm. Still clearance to go another 30mm lower, but will need to make new brackets, as I have maxed these ones out.








Jay

3" Stainless front pipe.





































Made a template for an under tray while the car was jacked up.