AE86

So its been a while….

Couple years in fact….

There’s been a lot of things going on hence no posts, most of the posts have been consumed by facebook but, I am growing quite tired of FB and the image compression issue as well as people just posting meme’s and general crap hence me resorting to coming back here, and thanks to the few that actually read my blog and message me on FB I am back~

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A general update -

Did of a lot of drift days in 2012 and through to about feb 2013 where the cylinder bore to piston clearance wanted to double and throw out most of the oil out of the engine. Hence time for a rebuild but an opportunity to buy another shell came up and I went at it.

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I sold the Panda coupe and bought a shell that has been involved in NZ drifting for years with a different direction in mind for the future. It came as a bare shell which was good for me as I wanted to start from scratch.

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There hasn’t been much progress on this shell because as they say “I think I’ve had my fingers in too many pies”, but with a goal in sight its getting more and more exciting to think about.

Here is a part of the reason why this shell hasn’t progressed, meet the E70:

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Now that blown motor out of the Panda Coupe ended up being a AE92 Smallport motor which got a freshen up with Atlantic 4AGE pistons, shot peened rods, new bearings, 0.8mm TRD Headgasket, Skimmed head, Re-ground Crank, Re-balanced with everything cleaned up and assembled. I also had Quad throttles lying around which were installed and got some Headers off a friend. This is still in midst of getting the final touches done to get it running and then off for a tune.

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Unfortunately, as there are other priorities this sedan will be sold upon completion with a more in-depth list of specs uploaded at a later date but lets just say that I will regret selling it.

In between all of this, new jobs, new partner, new friends and experiences I have enjoyed every minute of it.

Going back to Japan the last couple times to meet with a lot old and new faces was a lot of fun with many more updates to come incl Summer Matsuri last year and a few special events from my most recent trip in January/February.

Heres a peak into what 86Fighters has to bring to you in the future~ Get Ready!

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Keisuke

Photo Credit to: Stan @ 4×114, Chris @ Freshly Whipped, Ashley for the Artwork

Effect-Tech.jp : D1 AE86

On my last trip to Japan a month ago I was introduced to Noboru Morita, owner of Effect Tech which is a workshop that is up for any task given including mechanical and body repairs.

I was Introduced to Morita-san through Eigo-san who owns the Spirant Roadster. He told me he knew of a very high spec’d 86 and seeing it was my last night in Japan, he didnt mind driving my friend Brad and I out to see Morita-sans 86.

This is what we came to and what an example… I have not seen an 86 of this calibre in NZ. Morita-san has had this particular Trueno for 19 years and counting and it definitely shows.

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Daikoku Futo Carpark

If you`re a car enthusiast, I`m sure you`ve all heard Japan is the place to be. I am luckily enough to be in Japan at the moment and am making the most of the time I have here. One place I have always wanted to go to is the Infamous Daikoku Futo Carpark…
This place was packed when I got there on a Saturday Night at around 10pm, As I drove down the entryway, First thing I see is a Clean 180sx, then I hear loud loud music coming from a Toyota Voxy? Going on, I see GTR`s, Silvia`s, Mark II`s, a couple of AE86`s, Lowriders, VIP styled Cars and even a few Bosozoku Cars… The various styles of cars amazed me and is definately a place you need to go when in Japan. Unfortunately my Camera Died half way through taking these pictures but AM going again this weekend so will update this post with more pictures!

Check this shit!

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