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KA Maintenance

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.


AN Power Steering Upgrade

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.

Working On The Hatch

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.

Project s13 Daily

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.

PSM Solid Subframe Risers [Install]

October 10, 2010

The start of a good day…

Down & out!

Note: Before moving on to the next steps keep in mind that the subframe is flipped. We flip the subframe once off  the car because the lip of the O.E.M. bushings gets hammered out from bottom to top. Once you flip it, it will all make sense. Also, be sure to add WD40 around all the O.E.M. bushings. Use a lot and let It set for a while.

Materials: Random 2 3/8″ Sized Cap, Small 3lb Hammer, Chisel (optional).

Step 1: Cut the rubber hanging from the OEM bushings so that you have a flat surface to place your cap.

Step 2: Brace the subframe on both edges of the bushings. This part is very important because you do NOT want to bend your subframe when you are hammering away.

Step 3: Hammer gradually/gently as you start to loosen the OEM bushing. Take your time it will eventually come out.

Step 4: Remove the old cracked and worn out OEM bushing and stand back to appreciate you hard work.

Out with the old.

Step 5: Using a wire brush attached to any regular powered drill clean the grime and rust away from the subfame walls. Get them nice and clean and ready for epoxy and your new solid subframe bushings.

Final Step: Using EPOXY make a small batch enough for one spacer at a time. Smear it all around the spacer and slide it into the subframe. You might have to lightly tap them with a hammer but in most cases they should slide right in.

Here she is, waiting for a brand new set of subframe risers…

This is an alternative to the torching method. I was very pleased with the overall outcome and this was much cleaner without the sticky rubber the smoke and the mess. It also takes away from the fear of cutting into your subframe walls when using a sawzall. Let me know If you guys have any questions.


Cleaned Out The Garage

July 20, 2010

Major Inspiration

April 2, 2010

Just found this crazy pic that BLEW MY MIND!!!

I’m Getting Sexy Style Aero for sure, someday in the future that is. Oh, that FC is sick too!