Lastly before I go one more thing. A new bumper and getting my wing from a few posts ago painted are in order for the near future, but one small thing I did on the car other than my interior stuff is side step lights, or side skirt lights as people stateside would call them. Basically I got the idea from one of my best friend's LA (StreetSliders). He had them on his MarkII in Japan and tons of poeple liked them there as well as stateside (from media). When I got back this was something I really wanted to bring stateside, so I made it happen. A few people have commented from Instagram and whatnot saying they wanted to do it too but to my knowledge I am the only one so far. Anyways on with the pics..I chose white color and they are LED so they are extremely bright. I wired them up to come on with my position lights.
New SR: 86mm hone, oem main/rod bearings, oem thrust washer, balanced crankshaft, balanced flywheel, new freeze plugs, light deck with new timing cover/oil pump installed, new oem pistons and rings. New timing chain kit, new water pump, all new seals, decked/milled head, new valve guides, new valves, new stem seals, BC Springs/Retainers, oem cams and lifters. That is the gist of my new setup. I will continue running about 17/18 psi on this t28 until I can afford cams and a gt28 or something of that nature.
Well as a lot of you know I am doing a full rebuild on my sr20. I blew a headgasket for the 3rd time and this motor has a lot of miles so it is time for a tune up. Well actually I went with a whole new bottom end. As you can see from the pic below 2 of my cylinder walls were pretty damaged, enough so that I felt a bore was necessary, which I wanted to avoid.
Here is my other blocks cylinder walls. This is the one I took to the machine shop.
All ready to go to the shop here. Organization and proper labeling is key to getting it all back together easily.
Also I had my water lines re-routed from behind the block so that there won't be a coolant line back in a hard to reach place anymore. If you have an sr I am sure you know what I am talking about. I also had the nipple welded shut.
Instead this is the route I will be going. s14 waterneck with a nice AN fitting I rigged up.
Today my backordered DIF solid bushing came in so I installed that.
Also as you can probably see I also bought a brand new power steering rack. That combined with the bushing should make the steering feel pretty nice. I will also be getting a full angle setup soon with 25mm extended flca's.
Once I got everything all installed I also took the time to re-center my rack, I had to take off the tie-rod on the pass side because it was so off center and misaligned that it was slamming into the control arm; whereas on the driver side it was about 15mm away. These are pics of how my alignment looks now with the steering wheel straight. I will be getting new tie rods soon anyways to accompany the longer flca's so at that point I will do an alignment.
I did a wrinkle red job on my rocker cover today. Also a bright silver with glitter flake for the plug cover. It turned out ok.
Lastly I changed my old deep corn suede for a classic Nardi 330 with silver face. For those that remember the diamond button I made, I did a little customizing on it to retro fit it into the wheel. :)
I leave for Japan in 1 day basically so hopefully I will have some cool updates for that y^_^y
I had 8 sets come in and I have 2 left. Shoot me and email or visit my store if you are interested! WWW.IIMONO.BIGCARTEL.COM .
Also I have a few steering wheels left as well. A rare Tomei, Nardi, and a couple cool Japanese colored wheels.
Thanks! Also I will be heading back to Japan in a few weeks for vacation so maybe y'all will get a real update lol..
Oh and I am building the motor in my car.. I forgot about that.
By: Brian @ 04:24
Never update but I have time tonight. Got an extra SR block and head I am working on building but kinda holding off until the end of the year because I am planning a Japan trip. Been ordering other parts off and on I will post eventually. Here's a couple pics for now though, yes I am going to paint it.
By: Brian @ 13:07
So it was brought to my attention that I never update this blog anymore. Kinda sad so I thought I would just do a little post. Been working a ton, like 50-60hrs a week and I don't really do much outside of that. I blew my motor a few weeks ago and bought a new car. I bought a g35 sedan as I have always wanted one. I will fix my 240 sometime this year, I am shooting for fall timeframe so I can start drifting again once it cools off. Other than that not much going on really. I will put a few pics up but yea.. hopefully going back to Japan this year for vacation! I can't wait and it is still a ways away. Anyways hope everyone is doing well and what not :) <3
Some pics from the last event
New G.. Put some LEDs in and stuff prolly will keep it stock until my 240 is fixed.
Took Shilo to the lake the other day she was really happy, although she has now become an apartment dog and is very out of shape lol..
Had some really good Pho the other day, I still go out and eat something different usually at least once a week so that is my excitement lol
How things are at the moment :/
By: Brian @ 11:29
I am starting a small business for fun. I will be importing and selling fine Japanese automotive goods. Anything from aero to computers could be on this site. I would appreciate all the support I can get by spreading the word. Right now I am starting small with a limited inventory and a simple bigcartel site. If things pick up I hope to move up in volume.
My website will be called IIMONO. It is Japanese for "good things" or "good stuff", as I would like to concentrate on real/quality products.
I am open to any suggestions, criticism, or whatever it is you have for me.
By: Brian @ 14:30