Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The Lonely Island

Hillarious music video.

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

New Tree

I've always been lazy when it came to the christmas tree. Putting up, displaying, and taking down the tree in the span of three weeks just plain sucks. Even though it's always been a family tradition for me, since I was a little runt, it seems to have flown by me. Now I think i've found a tree that I can be proud to put up every year. Have a great holiday!
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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Alternator mount make over

Since deep blue is still on the premises, the owner requested the oem power steering setup to be installed.  But before that could be done, I needed to redo the alternator bracket.   This is how it arrived.  It utilized a modified AE92 4AGZE bracket, a couple of bolts, some aluminum square tube and a stack of washers.  The washers were used to adjust the tension.  Now that the power steering setup will be added, the alternator will be solid mount.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Driving station

When racing in Japan, listening to KROQ is a must.  For those who are clueless, KROQ is a local alternative rock station in Southern California.  The home of Loveline and Almost Acoustic Christmas.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

AE86 Tech #86-24: Rewire alternator

For those who've done the GZE swap, that's supercharge engine in 4A talk, know that swapping the alternator to the other side is a necessity.  Originally the alternator was located on the passenger side (referring to left hand drive cars).  But since the supercharger (like the one posted in the above pic) is planted there, the alternator needs to move to the other side.  One thing i've noticed is the way people wire their setups.  The ones i've seen have always extend the exisiting wires.  Which looks awfully cluttered.  But there is another way, though a bit more work is involved, it's much nicer.  And you know were all about nice.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Death Drift Race??

Lots of carnage and drivers who dont' wear helmets.  My former neighbor would be proud.
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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Burning some oil

Coming across a Mercedes diesels was always rare for me, with it's distinct sound emanating from it's exhaust under the hood to the distinct smell of burning diesel.  I remember they were slower than molasses on a frigid winter morning.  Few days ago a diesel Merc' stopped by for a visit.  But it was just passing through.