No time

Seriously NO time to get ready but I should be able to pull it off. Got most of the work done this weekend, still have to tidy up a few things and get the alignment done. I also picked up a pair of 17×9 +17 CR Kai with new 215/45s for $300 to use in the rear (or front if the 18s rub too much). Honest update soon…I swear

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At JMCS getting the work done:

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[randomness]These little pullback cars that come on Boss Coffee are cool [/randomness]

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And I’ve been so busy that I totally forgot..but it’s finally holiday season. I rolled through Kyoto Station and their massive tree pleasantly reminded me:

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So happy holidays everyone!

 

Tease

18×10 +30 245/40

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Crunch Time!

Ok, so its less than a week before my 1st event here. I’ll be going to the Ziek event at Meihan, and run on the infamous C-course. I should be mad stoked, but in truth I’m a bit stressed with getting the car ready in time, with the limited funds that I have. Lets see what needs to be done, I have all the parts….just not the time:

Install GT-1 tension rods & toe rods

Install Cusco rear upper control arm

Install Ikea Formula inner tie rods

Install ProjectMU D1Spec rear brake pads

Change diff and engine oil

Dismount 225/40 off the front 9J and mount onto the 10J so I can dial out some camber

Mount new 215/40 Goodyear Revspec RS-02’s on the front 9J

Once thats all done, go get the thing aligned

Once its aligned, see where the front rubs in the wheel well/chassis and get out the hammer and bash away.

Then hopefully go to Meihan hope something doesn’t break and pull something like this off a few times:

 

Oil for all

Forgot to post these up from when I went to Autobacs this weekend…oil for just about everything…oil for Bruce:

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Oil for QHan:

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For Bruce, Earl, Stuntman, Keith and even some Evo love for Mike:

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And oil for 90% of the rest of us:

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787B livery…

works on just about anything when done right, such as the rear deal of course:

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Tony’s RX8:

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This random SA22c:

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Also, lets not forget Suzuki’s FC & FD:

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Sunday shopping

Took a stroll to the local Super Autobacs and picked up a few things I needed:

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I finally got around to rolling the rear fenders, so I have the Model5’s on now, but I need to make a few changes to ride height, camber and such before I’m happy. When I am I’ll post it up 😉

Spam

Makes such an awesome burger….I need to go back and get five more:
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We also made two more podcasts for the kids here for the chapters we are working on in the book. We took some pictures and Chris edited and put them up:

Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Fast forward to about 3/4 of the way thru for the new dialogs

Past few day’s food

This past weekend I made some nice curry:

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Also found an awesome cafe that serves some amazing hayashi rice:

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Went to a nice kaiten-zushi place, that instead of 100yen plates, most were 400yen and up. This plate was 850yen:

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The next day I went to sushi again, this time with Masa, his boss, and Yama (whom I bought the S15 from) to a sushi joint next to my place I never knew existed. We started with these HUGE rolls and sashimi:

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And ended with this amazing fresh fish. I actually got to pick him out of the tank, and watch them prepare it for me:

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When I got it, he was still moving….so like a dorky tourist I took a video with my phone:

Return to Sender

Too, TOO much history in this car to let it go. This car has more history than any other car I can think of in Chicago.

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Let’s hope that it doesn’t disappear…. and lets add some fuel to the fire with these sick videos from this year’s drift matsuri at Ebisu’s north and west courses:

 

Drink Stand

Brake calipers make good ones

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