I created this blog to keep tabs on by build and to share with the automotive community. Enjoy.


Blacktop 20v with T3 water kit and tweak'd cop harness
100mm and 50mm Sam-Q stacks with Pipercross filter
Poly Bushings
Techna-fit brake lines
Countless OEM wear parts
Fortune Auto Coilovers 8/6kg
T3 "tall" short shifter
Cusco transmission mount
JDM kouki corner lights (fender)
No-name Strut Bar
Spin turn knob
Slotted Rotors with OEM or Hawk pads
TRD 4.778 Final Drive with T3 rebuilt kouki LSD
Various wheels. Current:
Hoshino Impul 14x8.5 -20
Rays Volk Mesh 14x8 -0?
Custom under diff exhaust
NST brake master cylinder stopper
NST steering lock spacer on aw11 rebuilt rack w/ t3 adapter
Sparco steering wheels with Boss hub and T3 billet extender
TRD shift knob
Momo Corse fixed back bucket seat
Tint 20%
Solex "twin cam series" locks
Fiberblass +25mm Fenders



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Sunday, August 18, 2013

She's Alive!!!

Finally got the 20v running. It's revving smooth and idling well. The only problem is the redline is at 6800 rpm. This thing should rev to at least 8 so I have some more tuning to do.


Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Happy 86 Day!!!!

August sixth has become something like the AE86's birthday. All around the world people are celebrating the iconic sports car that is the AE86. I've owned my car for over six years, the soul of each individual AE86 will only become apparent with this kind of devotion.

Keichi Tsuchiya said, "The 86 trains the driver", which became a quote in the popular Initial D. This is a very true statement, the car is not for the impatient, light-hearted driver. You must succumb to the apprenticeship the AE86 has to offer and become the car's slave in something similar to Pie Mei from Kill Bill.

Unfortunately my car is still waiting for a proper ECU which is in the mail from Japan. The swap has become a much lengthier endeavor than I had imagined; it will all be worth it when it finally runs.

August sixth holds even more historical significance, it was the day the Americans bombed Hiroshima, Japan. I have visited the tribute museum in Hiroshima and sensed the severe pain the people had to endure.

Regardless of anything the Japanese had to endure, they always prevail in any circumstance. With one of the hardest work ethics on earth, it's no wonder they can create cars as fun, iconic, and beautiful as the AE86.