November 18, 2015
Hey everyone. I just spent the last 2-3 hrs updating the blog. It had tons of dead links on the blogroll that I had not even noticed were no longer active. I kinda knew the the glory days of blogging were dead but I didn’t think it was this bad. I literally deleted more than half of the links on my blogroll simply because the users had not posted anything since 2011! I also cleaned up post that were not related to build updates. Finally to the exciting news! I’m here just to let you guys know that I have made a dedicated website where I will post up everything car related. Murder Factory is my new alias/team name and murder-factory.com is the new website. It will have everything that I use to post here and more. I will not get rid of this site so don’t worry. More post should be on the way and cheers to bringing back blogging.
See you soon.
September 10, 2013
So this weekend I had the time to work on the coupe for once…
I had been having overheating issues for a while and I never could find out what it was untill I finally found out that the heater core hoses were very brittle and one had a small hole that leaked coolant ever so slightly. I got new heater core hoses so hopefully that fixes that. I also decided that while I was at it I’d relocate the oil filter for the hell of it so I bought a Skullworks oil block.
I also got a earls oil filter relocation block and corresponding XRP -AN fittings and lines to rout the new setup.
Finishing off the maintenance of the KA was refitting the entire intake side with all new gaskets. The intake to head gasket was replaced as was the intake runners gasket, EGR gasket and the throttle body gasket. Everything on the cold side of the engine should be good for many years to come.
So that’s what ive been up to and hopefully the coupe will be running by this next weekend. I’ll be sure to post up a follow-up on how everything turns out. Stay tuned.
January 10, 2013
As 2013 starts us off into a new year that we know not much about I am prepared to face it head on. As for the cars in my life… well they have taken the time off. As many of you know by now, trying to get my car, “driftable,” is EXPENSIVE! So I’m just working and trying to keep my funds up at the moment so that I can finish the year off strong and hopefully get my car back up and running. For all of you who follow me thanks for hanging on, I’ll do my best to bring more updates throughout the year.
Here is my current daily beater that I built last summer. Nothing too crazy but I just needed something to get me around since the hatch went under a full rebuild. I contemplated selling it but looks like its going to stay in the family. It’s been such a short time and I’ve already grown attached to it.
October 2, 2012
As I’m getting ready to prep the engine bay for fabrication and setting it up for an SR swap I keep updating small things here and there. Recently I have decided to update my entire power steering system to AN fittings. I can go more in-depth with it later on this week as to which parts I ordered and from what suppliers so that you can also update your 20+ year old power steering system.
September 16, 2012
Last weekend I decided to start moving things around the garage to give me room so that I could start working on my car once more. I was starting to lack inspiration and in no way is that beneficial to this build or my self-esteem. It’s really sad seeing my car at this stage, or any car for that matter. I’m pretty sure most of you can agree. Nobody wants to see their beloved car in pieces with no engine, a cut up front end, & lifted on stands. It’s all going to be worth it someday, I know it…
So, I finally received my Panasport G7 wheels from Japan a couple of weeks ago. The rears are perfect for stockbody, 18×10.5 +22, while the front wheels, 17×8.5+40, need a bit more attention. They are going to be rebarreled and reliped soon. Regardless, the mock-up of the Sexy Style kit accompanied by the Panasport G7 wheels makes for a timeless combination.
Up next on the list is to finish the wheel build so that I can mount some tires on them and be able to roll the shell out so that I can fix the front end on my daily. It was in a accident a while back. No major damage occured but the radiator support got smashed in and it needs to be replaced. I already have a clean replacement to install from my hatch.
Stay tuned good things are soon to come.
September 5, 2012
So just to keep this blog updated with some content I’ll add a quick update. I recently picked up a coupe shell this past summer and I threw it all together with all my DOHC KA parts from my hatch. It runs great and it’s been serving me well as a daily to and from school. As for the hatch… It’s still in hibernation mode. Oh well, I hope someday I get off my lazy ass and get it back up and running. For now here is a pic of the coupe when I first picked it up.
February 14, 2012
And the teardown begins. This should be fun…
February 13, 2012
So, the hatch has been getting some attention lately and it will be receiving alot more within the next upcoming weeks. First off, I recently moved houses and my job’s shift has been changed to 5am-1pm so that explains the lack of updates, I’m usually too tired to do anything after work but that will change. Good thing is that our new house for the time being has a garage, a nice one at that which I have been cleaning and preparing for the hatch. Sadly though, I have placed the hatch on non-op with the DMV and swaped over the insurance to my dad’s car which im curently daily driving, his 1989 Integra. I hope to get the hatch up and running by the time summer is here but I won’t say for sure. The most recent mod I have done has been a URAS hood vent which I picked up from a fellow zilvia member. I had a hard time tracking down URAS molds which were sold about 1-2 years back. Good thing I stumbled across a prestine one when I needed it.
I was a bit hesitant about cutting out a huge chunk of my hood but all it took was the first cut/gash into the paint and it was good from there on out.
The final product greatly made the cars aesthetics improve drastically. Aftermarket hoods or vents in this case, give any car a more eye pleasing look which I like very much.
Now all that is left is to get some DSM paint and give it a color matching coat.
September 27, 2011
I haven’t had a major update in a while… All I can say is that school and work pretty much take up my life right now. But ill leave you all with a shot of how the 240sx sits as of today. I had the chance to mount the rear bumper back on after Ricardo ripped it off during the summer skidpads:-) I’ll also leave you guys and gals with a little teaser of what came in the mail today. Oh, and I officially have music in my car now. I installed a chepo sound system for now… It’s pretty loud so I guess ill stick with it until it blows up. Till next time friends.
Sexy Style (I really need to get this kit painted A.S.A.P.)
Hard work finally pays off :-)
July 1, 2011
After doing the Thunderhill skidpad event last month I can now focus on putting/bringing my car back to spec. I have a couple of things to sell here and there and a couple of payments coming in but once thats all settled on the income side I plan on installing all of the following:-)
Sexy Style Kit
Aero Marker Electric Mirrors
Pacesetter Headers & Resonator
Isis 3″ Blast Pipes
PSM Engine Vitals Meter
Pretty much getting the 240 in tip top shape. Ill keep this blog posted with updates as soon as they happen. Oh, I will also post up all the things I have for sale too in another post if anyone is interested. I can ship and I do accept paypal as well.