Thursday, January 30, 2014

Racing for old cars

Someday barney will be old enough to race vintage.
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Monday, January 27, 2014

Online buying

*Just another rant* Even though there's tons of info the net for even a child to build a corolla, it just amazes me that they're still people doing rookie mistakes.  This axle was bought online by a customer and sent to me for inspection.  Just like many used parts on the net, it was advertised in great shape.  First thing I notice was this flange.  It should be completely flat. What I suspect is the amateurs installed this non lsd into a lsd rear end.  If you do your net research you would know that the axle needs to be cut down for it to fit properly, or the bearing will protrude slight.  Here the previous owner not know what they were doing, forced the flange over the bearing protrusion and pretty much bent up the flange.  If they ran the car like that, there is a possibility they also damaged the LSD.  Hmm buyer beware when that thing comes up for sale it's in' great shape'.
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Sunday, January 19, 2014

Indoor drift

Finally some decided to replace the toy cars and use real cars

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Small details

Most chaps who like to build their cars for JDM specifications, always go for the big things like bumpers, lights, etc.  Easily noticeable and gets big points at the show.  For me it's the small details, like these battery brackets for example.  The lower one is for U.S.A. cars and the one above is for Japan cars.  One thing I do like about using the Japan bracket, is that it fits on the smaller and lighter Honda battery quite nicely.  That reminds me, I need to clean it up.  Negative points.
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