Monday, December 30, 2013

BMW video

If you look closely you'll notice an E28 BMW in the video

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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas '13

Cheers to friend and family

Monday, December 23, 2013

Mini 8

Complete with megasquirt ecu.

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Sunday, December 22, 2013

Blowout at 320km/hr

I'd definitely be doing the same thing if that happened to me

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Killer AE86 where are you?

I remember seeing this car a few years ago parked at a show.  Billed as the killer AE86 I was curious what kind of times it would pull on the track. It certainly has a long list of parts and mods to rival a circuit car.

I haven't seen it kill anything, maybe a few hearts at the show.  I wonder what happened to it.
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Sunday, December 15, 2013

Rare 22B

It's not an enlarged rotary engine.  But every STI owners wet dream. 

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Adding flex

One thing i've hated about the corolla headers, is that they don't add a flex pipe to them.  With all twists and vibrations no wonder they have a tendency to crack.  Since I pay good money for header and don't wish to chop them up.  I just replace the cat with a flanged flex pipe.  Of course this would be for off road use only.
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Monday, December 9, 2013

Another corolla video

If you like corolla you will like this.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

No F1 Jersey

Well at least until 2015.  It's sad to hear, I was looking forward to see the 2nd American Formula 1 race.  I guess i'll start making reservations for Canada.
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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Goodbye V8

With the end of the 2013 Formula 1 season.  Means an end to the V8 era.  I'm blessed to have heard your song in person and will now live on my memory.  I can't wait for the era of the dark side, the turbocharge 6 cylinder.

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Friday track day

Barney for the most part has been more of a hibernating bear than an attack bear.  Once a year I take him out for a few laps to get the juices flowing before he goes back into hibernation mode.  A few weeks back a friend invited me out to streets of willow for some Friday event.  Since it was almost the end of the year I figure it was time to wake up barney.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Awesome Kimi moments

I'm sure we'll see stuff like this in a Ferrari next year.

Thursday, November 14, 2013


This year i'll be watching it from my couch.  But let's take a look at the awesomeness that was last years race.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Nordschleife and AE86

I can only dream of bringing barney to this wonderful place.
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Sunday, November 10, 2013

No Kimi

USGP Nov. 2012
A bit disappointed that Kimi will be absent for the last 2 races of the 2013 F1 season.  But let's pretend he'll be there with his team mate.
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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

The Comikaze

After attending the Wonder Con in Anaheim a year ago.  I've been fascinated with these comic conventions.  Someday i'd like to check out Comic Con one of these days, but those are so popular, tickets seller faster than my reflexes.  So I go to smaller events like this Comikaze Expo.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

I don't condone this

But I do miss running them mountain roads.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Them 70's

One of these days I'm gonna move from an 86 to a 70.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Making a tire rack

Attempt #1
As cool as hording tires can be, it's a pain trying to navigate through the garage.  So I went to home depot, bought some wood and built a quick and easy tire rack.  It didn't make much of a dent, yeah I own lots of tires, I decided to try  my hand at carpentry.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Monday, October 14, 2013

Rare Club4AG

Back in the early days of Club4AG, parts for the AE86 was difficult to come by.  If you wanted some cool parts, you had to look to the other side of the pacific, Japan not China.  One of the big things at the time was doing 20 valve swaps.  The only down side was a proper header or lack of.  But Moto from Club4AG contracted Techno Spirits boss Kumakura san to a make couple headers for the left hand drive cars.  I forget how many went into circulation but I do remember 16v and 20v versions being made. 

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Macross World Convention 2013

Just like my 80's Corolla, I like my 80's anime.  Macross is tops on the list next to Robotech.  After missing a few years, I finally remembered to mark the calender for this event.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Battle on 86

Okayama circuit 2013

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

The outskirts of Los Angeles

There's not many places that I can cater to hobbies like this place does.  Way back, when I owned a black 1st generation 4Runner (aka Black Mamba) I would go cross rivers, catch some air, and play in the mud.

A few miles further up the road, I took the 80's corolla (aka Silver Surfer) up for some spirited runs through it's many corners, pretending to be Takumi on a tofu run.

In between the two spots is a range where I can stop and have a call of duty moment.

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Sunday, September 29, 2013

Second chance, because TRD

Usually when stuff breaks, it gets tossed.  But if it's TRD and you're a filipino, it's your duty to fix it.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The 7.5R

Setting up another differential.  One for big power and big dream.  Because this America and we do it big.

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Monday, September 23, 2013


Monterey Motorsport Reuinion 2011
Took some time to watch the movie Rush.  I haven't been this excited since Fast and Furious.  not.  Definitely a must watch for race fans.  Not so much fo' sho' fans.
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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

A local show

Stumbled upon a local show in the shopping plaza parking lot.  Best of all, it was free.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Off the chain

Made in England, it's special

Over the years i've accumulated quite a few tools.  From old wooden handled screw drivers to just odd specialty tools which have stumped me on it's purpose.  Like this tool above, do you know it's purpose.  It's been sitting in my tool box for years and I never new what I did.  That is until recentl,y this tool geek showed me a chain breaker that he uses for rebuilding bike chains.  WTH?? it's like a light bulb went off.  All these years (over 15) this tool has been sitting in the tool box and I finally know it does. 

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Red dog do you read?

The red starlet is still here baking in the socal weather.  Still quite a ways from being completed.  I still have many things that needed to be done.  Though I was able to tackle a them the past couple of weekends.  Like making a hole for the relocated transmission shifter.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Monday, August 26, 2013

Another diff build.

Saturday night canyon run spl. KAAZ with 4.5 ring and pinion.  Cause if you can't get them with power then drop it down a gear.
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Saturday, August 24, 2013

Running thin

Doing a brake inspection and found a pad on the thin side. Luckily, I found it before it caused any more damage to the wallet.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Rocky & bullwinkle

I bet he's a big fan

Thursday, August 15, 2013


Some dudes are just like girls and just love to collect shoes.  Me not so much, but if I do, I choose Formula 1


Monday, August 12, 2013

JDM catch can comparison

Legit JDM Greddy catch weighs in a 3lbs. 3oz.  Super cool definite points fo' sho'. It's easier to mount  and keeps everything nice and clean.  'Cuz that's how we do fo' sho'.

JDM coffee in a can. Weighs in at 20oz. Quenches thirst while giving your car that JDM vibe.  Guaranteed cool guy points fo' sho' and track.  A bit tricky to mount and doesn't keep the engine bay tidy as the Greddy kit.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Countach drift

It's more like power drift. Negative points

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

How do you 8/6?

What do you do besides go to meets and hang out with other dudes enthusiasts.  For me, I working too much or just too lazy, so that was out of the question.  Though the weekend previous I did take out the old Corolla for a marathon, of sorts, in the canyons.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Sunday, August 4, 2013

The dark side is strong with this one.

It seems that the FR-S' twin the BRZ is heading towards the path of the dark side with the addition of a turbo in the near future.  Where is Yoda when you need him.
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Friday, August 2, 2013

Summer Wardrobe

With 86Fest just around the corner, what are you going to wear.  May I suggest the latest t shirt from "The Flying 86" line.  Show your spirit when you rock this at the meet.  What's also great is that it's in black so when you're working on the corolla, the grease and tire dust won't show.  I'm sure Taka wouldn't mind as long as you're not working on an s chassis.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Exhaust flanges

If you're going to use exhaust flanges for spring perches, at least grind them down so it looks like a proper kit.  Negative points fo' sho'.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Which to choose

Though I think with Mclaren's current season, I don't think i'll be breaking out the victory red anytime soon.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Missing a piece

Created a transmission mount for the Red dog, it ain't the prettiest but it'll hold it's own.  You'd think the kit to mount the engine would include the transmission mount.  It's like cereal without the milk.  Gotta go out to the barn and get it yourself.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Cam cap bolts, steering wheel puller and a prayer

What do you do when a crank timing sprocket that's been sitting out in the elements for a couple of years and has accumulated some rusty build up?