Thursday, October 28, 2010

Clean example

Nothing more awesome than an all motor rotary.  Especially on an RX-3.  Shod with some nice watanabe wheels. 
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Wednesday, October 27, 2010


The movie Ran requires 2-3/4 hours.  Time well spent.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Turkey bowl

I recently signed up for the AE86 Grip day at streets of willow, which is happening Thanksgiving weekend.  The car isn't completed just yet.  So this will be an added incentive to get the force purple rain finished.
But I do have a back up plan just in case things don't go my way.
Here's a couple old scanned photos, as in almost 10 year old photos some past event.  When it was fun to own a corolla.  Do you remember some of these cars?

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Monday, October 25, 2010


According to my sister that's how many miles since the timing belt was changed.  Makes me wonder if the bastards actually changed the belt.  At first was thinking the motor was done for.  Since Honda motors are interference fit engines.  Looked it over to see any signs of damage and threw another belt.  In few minutes it was up and running with no signs of damage.  I guess the D15 motors are exempt from the interference rumors.
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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Circuit Tester

At the time, this was one of my favorite pieces of equipment.  I actually constructed this circuit tester in the 90's, probably cost me $10 in materials.  What made this unique was that it will distinguish a + or - circuit.  When most test lights will just turn on the built in bulb.  As far as I can remember I don't think there was anything equivalent.  Now a days the power probe has taken over all electrical duties and this sits in the tool box.
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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

In 1985

This movie Back to the Future came out.  Featuring the Delorean DMC-12.  With it's wedge shaped and sharp angular features, it reminds me of my Toyota Corolla GT-S hatchback.
DeLorean DMC12Image via Wikipedia

What's not to love about classic 80's style
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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Z, vroom, & sakuras

Classic S30 Fairlady Z.  Revving it's 6 cylinder engine and driving through the cherry blossom trees.  I like this video
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Monday, October 18, 2010

No fire... yet...

Falling a bit behind.  I was hoping to at least get it running by now.  But misplacing a couple of parts and rewiring taking up more time than expected.  Maybe next weekend.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Brap Brap

The project that's been sitting for too long.  I know it needs to get going and no matter how long I let it sit, it won't reassemble itself.  Though I'm thinking I need to add another rotor.
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Wednesday, October 13, 2010


I watched this commercial praising Mercedes Benz and it's brake system.  But I seem to see it the other way.  It just looks like a breeding ground for more stupid drivers to stay on the road.  If you're sleepy, then get off the damn road. 
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Monday, October 11, 2010

10th Annual Macross World Convention


If you're you like Macross, then i'm sure you already know about this event.  It was the first I had been here so I didn't really know what to expect.  Though I did know the singer/ songwriter Mari Iijima was going to performing.  So I had to check it out.

If you don't know Mari, she was the voice/singer of Lynn Minmay from the original Macross.  So you know she's legit.  Picture sucks cause no flash allowed and the point and shoot was on max.  Should have brought big brother. 

There were a ton a display from different series of Macross from the original to the latest series, Macross Frontier.

Oh before I forget, happy birthday Lynn Minmay

Here's the rest of the photos of the event.

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010


Engines: 7AGE left and 4AGE on right

Battle of displacement.  1800cc vs 1600cc
T-50 transmission
 Need to make some money so I can get myself a W58 transmission to retire these T-50s

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Monday, October 4, 2010

Being very quiet

Get in my belly ya bastard
 So I don't wake the neighbors during a night raid. 

Almost there, need to start hooking everything up.  That'll be next weekend.

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