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