Monday, September 26, 2016



Monday, September 19, 2016

Back to basics


When building the Leviathan, I never considered transplanting Barney’s power plant (turbo 4AGE) over,at least not  at the moment.  Going to the track days always felt like I was never driving it to it’s full limit, and there wasn’t anyone I can compare with driving skills wise.  And what I enjoyed about the lowly under powered 4AGE, was I can push the chassis more than the engine.  Which is why I decided to run  of the mill I had laying out back.  Unfortunately, the first time out ended abruptly, about 100 yards.  But nothing that can’t be easily fixed.  Hopefully, next time I take out Levi, I’ll find out if learned anything.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

14, 16, & 19


Does it get any nerdier than having different size rear sway bars for the AE86?

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

It’s all about appearances


It’s not too often you see an auto part packaged like a Rolex. 

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

3lb hammer and AE86


The possibilities are endless.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Gettin some likes


Even though Levi cut it’s day short by puking  itself earlier in the day it still made a photo shoot and got some likes in the end.  Next time it’ll be hard park fest for you.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Unexpected failures


When it comes to some parts, there’s some things that you know will fail and others the you never think of ever failing.  This happens to be the latter.  But things do happen at the most inopportune time.  Unfortunately, it ruined my day and a few others.  Black Ice humbly apologizes.  Back to the cave to assess damages and come back another time. 

Friday, August 5, 2016

8/6 Day: Enter the Levi aka Black Ice


This is Levi (no attack on titan reference), short for Leviathan aka Black Ice.  It’s been a while, but I'm finally getting back into driver’s seat.  Didn’t think I’d really build another corolla after the demise of Barney.  Wasn’t even sure I wanted to put another one together, since I know how much work is involved, yeah I'm getting lazier as the years go by.   I guess it’s my destiny, but I really had to save it from the clutches of the fan boys who already pillaged the chassis and left it a slow dying death.  After many days of toiling in the summer heat getting Levi together it’s finally ready for it’s maiden track day.  Let’s hope it doesn’t fall apart on me.  Especially on 8/6 day.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Safety wire to the rescue


Losing the original clips sucks and are hard to come by now a days.  Unfortunately. didn’t have one in the back.  So made do with some safety wire.  Though not original, it does the job.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Eurobeat/ Intial D drifting clips

Not much to say except watch.