Saturday, July 28, 2012

Road Trip 07/12: Last one I promise.

Well it was a very interesting pseudo vacation.  Had my last meal of waffles, coffee and yogurt.  Watched Formula 1 Germany on the large flat screen.  Then headed out to the track to pick up the trailer so we can make our way back to Southern California.  Even after the Formula D event was over on saturday, the locals held an event on Sunday.  I tell you drifting is in their blood.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Road Trip 07/12: Seattle Day 5

The day of reckoning has arrived.  With the car running good and Taka qualifying in the top 32 the stage is set for some interesting competition or controversy.  It seems I was wondering what was going on during competition rather than enjoying it.  But at least monsoon season is over and the track was greeted by the sun.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Road Trip 07/12: Seattle Day 4

For some reason I feel like I'm at work, but in another universe, I woke up early and got my usual.  Waited for the rest of the gang to roll out of bed and head out to the track.  Since yesterday's practice day was taken up by the engine repair, today's hour practice will be the only chance to see if all our efforts from the night before will be worth it.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Road Trip 07/12: Seattle Day 3

Last episode, taka's car was feeling a little pooped.  After some discussion that night with Taka and crew chief Dan, it was agreed to pull the head.  Went to bed pretty late, but I still woke up at 6 a.m. (i'm still on the work bio clock).  While everyone was still sleeping I headed down for my continental breakfast of waffles, yogurt and coffee (this was the norm for the whole week.). 

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Road Trip 07/12: Seattle Day 1 & 2

Vacation time is something I rarely use to my benefit.  Mainly due to laziness.  I haven't really made an effort to actually plan a trip.  But since i'm not public union worker I can't be like a chipmunk and hoard my hours until i'm able to cash it out when it's time to retire.  Usually I just take one day to make a 3 day weekend.  But when Megan Racing graciously offered a ride to Formula D Seattle, how could I resist.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Classical Z

A classical video for a classic Z

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

AE86 Tech #86-27: GZE hot

Water line is rerouted and sent directly to the radiator.
Plumbing of a 4AGZE is not only the air charge pipes.  The cooling system must also be considered when designing and completing the GZE project.  Quite a few projects i've come across have always eliminated the use of a thermostat.  Since the original spot for the thermostat for the RWD 4AG is now occupied by the SC12 supercharger.  Well let's fix that.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Animated build

An 11 month build condensed down to 2 minutes. 

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

I like pets.

But I really hate the owners who let their stupid (insert animal here) roam around the neighbor.  Making their mess in random places, like this wheel.   So I end cleaning up after their stupid pets.  Those bastards.
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Monday, July 9, 2012

Night edition

 It used to be early to bed, for an early morning trek to the track.  Though this weekend was a change in schedule.  Xtreme speed setup a night time track session at Willow Springs for some of the night owls who have a problem with getting up late.  I must say it's a bit different waking up later, and moving like molasses to load up and head to the track.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Hi Ace

Hi Ace
Originally uploaded by orange_advan

After concluding some business at the Citadel, I spotted this Toyota Hiace in the parking lot.  I though the Toyota Hiace was only sold in asian markets. Looks some one from Tijuana Mexico scored one.  And if you're wondering, it is left hand drive.
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Monday, July 2, 2012

Anime Expo 2012

Even though Anime Expo caters to the newer types of anime, I grew up on Tranzor Z and Robotech.  I still support it and I still love going here and its quite fun.  I was bummed when I had to miss last year so I made a last minute decision to make the trek to downtown Los Angeles for the 2012 event.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Dash idea

I think i wanna build a dash like this.  Though I'd probably leave out the middle light.  I would feel like I'm being watch by HAL 9000 if i left it there.
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