Progress on Damiens car is coming along nicely, We acquired a replacement subframe for his car upon the extraction of HICAS from the backend, but of course it didnt look very nice, naturally we rectified this Continue reading
Jakkeh brought me his MR2 to have its brakes upgraded, he had purchased a kit that made a bunch of bigger parts “Bolt On” as per usual with these kind of claims i was apprehensive to say the least but for now i digress, in it reversed into my workshop (coz i hear thats the only way mr2′s can drive, backwards…..and into trees)rear wheels first, the old brakes are small and tired. This kit keeps the factory calipers but moves them outwards using a horrible horrible bracket that does “just bolt on” but i knew that would be the case as those words rarely work together.
Anyway moving along, Out with the old calipers and pesky heat shieldsAnd In with the newas you can see there’s quite a sizable difference between the 2, heres a couple of pictures with them all installed and done, youll notice there is very very little clearance between the wheel and the caliper, there is much less than this on the frontNow on to the fronts, heres the standard setupsadly i didnt take a whole bunch of pictures of the replacement discs, but theyre big, a lot more difference than the rears were, a couple of pictures now of what i had to do to the once Nissan calipers to get them to fitand heres a few pictures of them under the wheels, its tight, so much so a small piece of rock got in there after this job and gouged the wheel. sadly i didnt get an end of job shot of the wheel over the disc, but there is very very little room to moveThese will be coming off again some time in the near future to be machined up nicely and to sandblast and paint, should come up good.
So for a while now Shamar has been harping on about his exhaust rattling, i assumed it was just the heat shields, its pretty common on cars of this age as the mounting straps rust and become a bit loose Continue reading
While his mother was out of the country on holiday Jakkeh decided it was time her poor car got a service and had the brakes freshened up Continue reading
so as some of you may remember the RC cars and shells and so on being done for James over in Aussie, well theyre done finally Continue reading
A short while ago I purchased a new Mishimoto radiator to fit into the Sil80 when I finally manage to do it, after deciding its money that could be used elsewhere i sold it to Vince, so he trundled his R32 over to get it installed Continue reading
Work has been resuming in spare time on this project again now that i have a bit more time so started working on the custom sump/pickup Continue reading
During a regular service i noticed cams injector seals were leaking, we took the opportunity to give the system a bit of a freshen up, Cam acquired himself some second hand injectors and handed them over, Continue reading
Some of you may remember an earlier post about an RC shell i was painting for James in the style of a police car, More progress has been made on this now along with an additional shell to make
I Managed to track down a police style light bar for the car, quite pleased with how it came out, there are buttons installed on the underside of the shell that allow for different LED display modes Continue reading
A Wee while ago now Vince purchased a 4wd controller for his R33, at first i thought the device would be simple, what i found was anything but, the installation itself was straight forward, but the features of the system rival aftermarket DCCD controllers used in Subarus, the device itself looks pretty straight forward Continue reading