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Old 09-20-2019, 01:02 PM   #61
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Thanks man! That reminds me I still have a bunch of updating I have to do! So, I’ll probably make another post when I’m out of work
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So another update lol. At this point in time I really was trying my hardest to drive at my local track which is about a hour and 15 minutes away depending on traffic. There was test n’ tunes every Thursday for a bit and the first one I tried to go to got rained out. So I got lucky and was able to get the next Thursday off again which was difficult to get off because it’s a longer day at work.

Long story short, drove there for the car to break 5 minutes outside the entrance. Spent like a month trying to figure out what caused the car to stall out and stumble on acceleration+ intermittent shitty idle.Eventually, it got to the point where I had replaced almost every ignition component, leak down/compression tested the motor, timing, replaced all the fuel related items including injectors and fuel pump. Then, one day my wipers/radio and heater controls stopped working. I had a spare ignition switch and after a friend reminded me that that could be it I had nothing to lose. Swapped it in and boom! She fired up easy and idled better.

To celebrate, I bought more wheels
Avs model 6 17x9+20 pretty cool and got a good deal on them

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Random pics you may enjoy or not





Got rid of the black wing because it looked like shit and opted for my red OEM ONE Ahhhhh. Honestly, it was a sad time but I parted ways with the red hatch. Just wasn’t seeing myself go very far with it like I envisioned. I parted it and sold the shell to someone who hopefully will do it justice.



After making some cash, I had a hole burning in my pocket. Jk. But, I wanted to do something I just didn’t know what. Then, one week my buddy told me about club fr jam and how mike and tony from burstspeed were renting cars out to drift for two days. We rented because he sold his s13 coupe and I really wasn’t trying to put that stress on my car and have to come back to work later that week. Or atleast try to drive back haha. My friend traded them some wheels and tires and they accepted his offer so we got some money knocked off the rental fees. It was very last minute but it was worth every DAMN Penny. I suck at drifting because I’ve only done it on the street and never a track but I HIGHLY SUGGEST EVERYONE WHO WANTS TO DRIVE.....DRIVE USAIR. You will not be sorry. The atmosphere is unreal and it was so awesome to be back a second time in one year. The hospitality and the generosity were second to none coming from guys I look up to. If any of you guys every find your way on this thread, you guys are the most humble, selfless dudes I’ve ever met. Anyway, Here are some flics and I will figure out a way to link my in car video of a run I did on extended intermediate


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Old 03-30-2020, 08:23 PM   #63
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So, its been some time and Im pretty bad at updating this thread. Among other things, Ive had a bit more free time due to work being slow from all this virus shit so Im going to pickup where I left off.

So I had drove the rental hatch at usair and after coming back I randomly started putting my ka together haha. It still needs the pan and timing stuff put back on it but I didnt care because I didnt necessarily need the motor for anything at the moment. Heres some pictures of a 75% assembled ka. Very cool, I know!




I just continued to daily my car well into fall. Went to a car meet with a buddy and he snapped some flics. I also chucked on my ganador tails out of boredom. Had the blitz 03s on for a minute and sold them to a friends friend.





I had promised my friends that Id drive this event at kilkare in Ohio. It was Halloween bash and really like my first event in my own car. It went really well aside from the fact the second day, the track got absolutely rained out. although people still drove, the layout was the opposite of the previous day and I was content with my previous day of driving. Didnt get a whole lot of pictures of me driving but maybe like two, but I did have some videos on my Instagram. Car did great! Had no issues for the 4-6 hours I drove










Going away for the winter,




I will actually update this thing in the morning when I make some coffee lol
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Old 03-31-2020, 02:16 PM   #64
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I forced myself to update haha. Sometimes I just feel like I don’t care about doing it but I also want to have something to look back at and laugh about or get excited to see how far things have advanced so anyway. Yeah

So, after doing those two events last year I felt the need to just kind of take a break on my s13. Not that it?s some crazy build or anything...I just genuinely wanted to focus on other things for a little bit.





I swapped a new overflow and some shifter return springs in. That?s about the extent of my off season prep haha

Then, I decided that my reliable Volvo was not fast enough so I swapped a B230ft in I went through and resealed/new gaskets along with that a borgwarner t5 from a mustang with the 5.0.
I completed the swap and had it going down the road in a month. It was still very cold and I have no heat in my garage so it was a lot of dragging going on with work and weather





Car runs great and is actually pretty quick even with a small td04hl on it. Its on 11ish psi and pulls pretty hard.

Then I bought a another daily for my old lady and not a month into owning it blew a headgasket. Did it at work in between actually working on other vehicles in a day and a half.





ALSO, I forgot to mention I had around $1200 worth of tools stolen out of my car which was pretty much everything I had for working on cars outside of work. Yes I have plenty of tools in my box at work but still sucks to have everything ripped out of your hands like that. It was a stupid mistake I made and needless to say that set me back and I will not be making that mistake again.

That sorta brings me closer to date.
I ended up parting ways with a few wheels and picking up a pair of fat vs6 to pit with my skinny model 6?s lol. They were white and I was not in love with them in white on my car so I spray painted them and hate it. They are 17x9+35 with 215/40?s. Probably going to end up having them powder coated.




Then and only then did I decide to make a poor mistake. I bought a truck. A big ol’ stinky one. Logical? No. But, after my friend towing my car all the way to Xenia,OH for that last event with his aluminum open trailer, in his duramax Colorado with 4 people...i could not return to street driving to my local track as it’s an hour and a half away. No where near as nice but it fits me in a way if you know me. I like shit boxes.

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Single cab long bed
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Dana 60 I believe
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Hx35
Horrible exhaust out of the pass fender
Rusty but motor has no blowby

And runs good but definitely needs work in a bunch of other areas but just like anything I’m going to dump money into it so I can less then half back. It’s what I do. Tried to sell it due to buyers remorse but every time I drive it I’m like this is the shittiest, coolest truck haha. Some maybe can relate or maybe not.






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Old 04-01-2020, 10:16 PM   #65
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Old 04-02-2020, 10:29 AM   #66
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Idk a culmination of bullshit really. And zilvia keeps fucking my posts up and inserting question marks for an apostrophe. Idk anymore
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I mean still keep this thread alive. Just wondering which car this BUILD THREAD is for.
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^Sorry haha. I know it was a really random kinda post

Got the old beater out. Tossed on a less shitty hatch I bought awhile ago along with kouki tails and some g33s up front. Took it for a rip and needless to say Ive missed it! Got stuck taking it out as usual





Heres a link to me messing around in a parking lot around the corner from me. Needless to say, I feel like a 4.6 ring and pinion would help with the single cam. Although very fun, its kinda gutless compared to my Volvo which is sad haha https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWo9...&feature=share
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Car looking nice sliding sideways. Hows the progress on that KA build?
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i actually havent done anything to the ka since i put it together! haha im also unsure why the picture quality on my last post is so bad. i pulled that ka from my other hatch and just really went through it so i could have a spare
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Man, I?ve sorta been working on this thing here and there. Actually more then I want to but I?m guilty of the fact that sometimes working on this stupid thing is well...therapeutic in ways.
Something in me felt the need to try and do my best to make this car better in a bunch of different ways. The quest for a compromise in between a low/better handling machine. Something I felt was a culmination of what I like in a car.
I understand it?s not everyone?s cup of tea and 180 styling imo has a bunch of do?s and donts so please forgive me, if I stray haha.
Last drive I think before I decided to be stupid and put this thing on jackstands





Any how. Ive been trying to just get the car to a state that I don?t believe it?s been in for a while. So naturally, I ordered some parts. A good internet friend of mines recommended nismo mounts to raise the pan above the subframe and are a great alternative to most of the sold polyurethane mounts that are offered.
So, I scored a full set bnib(trans mount included) for $230 off eBay! Pretty neat.


Put them in


The clearance I gained definitely seemed to be a bit higher then the gktech ones I had, so that?s a plus and I?m hoping the car will feel less harsh aswell. Ignore my already smashed oil pan



I sold off my gktech rcc correction kit and paid for heatmaker hotside knuckles that Julian makes.I also held onto a front subframe I modified for my old car moving the rack 25mm forward. Decided to put that in along with some better shape es bushings I had laying around.




I also was given the opportunity at the first opening event at the localish track to ?borrow? a car along with my good friend Allen that I drove usair with. My good friend trey got this really cool shot of me figuring it out


Seeing/ride alongs with my friends propelled me to continue working on my car even when 50+ hour work weeks filled with working on cars drains you to the point where working on your own car is well...UNINTERESTING. Hahaha I?m sure many of you know the pain.

So, back to the shop !
Extended the old control arms I had on my car 25mm to pair with the new knuckles. This was my first time And I don?t have the proper tools but I?m willing to try something myself.

Also, went ahead and replaced this stupid bushing



That brings me to the rear of the car. Two people I talk to a bunch who are like minded In the sense that they appreciate the low style/stock body style schassis both had ended up getting some driftworks geomaster 2 knuckles for the rear and although they needed a very small amount of modification being they are not built off the stock knuckle. So, I went ahead and picked some up and they went in pretty smoothly. I did run into some issues running higher offset 9j 17s (+35 specifically) in the rear because of this, but I shaved the lcas down a little bit to gain clearance and there?s a chance the car will have to be raised some to compensate anyway for the knew rear knuckles. A small spacer will alleviate this issue.




Also, went ahead and replaced the rear lca bushings with some poly ones for better articulation! Haha

Also, decided to do a minor brake upgrade along with some ss lines all the way around and some e brake extensions.



I have a drive tomorrow but my old lady will be driving so I?ll post some more progress tomorrow. Until then
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So, I also ended up picking a c?s (first style) short shifter. I liked the shifter return springs but my cars shifting still felt super sloppy. I personally don?t like short shifters so it was a toss up between this and a nismo solid shifter.


Installed on bronze bushing I had bought awhile ago on the c?s because why not



I then fixed the headlight motor wiring. In the time I?ve owned this car, it?s never had functioning pop ups. Along with that, I fixed my headlights in general because after the last event I drove in October I lost one light, then when I was cruising Woodward in Detroit I lost the other. So, I did that and installed some led bulbs in the position lights !


Decided to fab up a small brace for my tension rod brackets. I?ve already dumped more money than this car is probably worth into it so I figured I?d might as well try my hand at something. This is flux core too because I let someone borrow my welder and they broke my regulator so I haven?t used gas since. The bottom of the brackets will be braced as well and I?m thinking of ways I can make them a bit more low car friendly.




That pretty much brings me up to date. I decided to try dyeing some carpet I got a while back or spray painting essentially. Didn?t come out too bad! We will have to see how long it lasts like that though. Before

After



I also went ahead and reinforced these things a second time as the first time my welds were a bit too cold and cracked where the typical flexing occurs.


Currently still waiting on knuckles to show up so the front end can be put back together and I can decide if 25mm extended flca is enough or too little of an extension for what I?m trying to achieve.i also came across some cool bits I felt the need to buy I guess
Yashio factory tension rod to frame braces I thought were neat. Maybe even a bit over kill

Also, another water temp gauge because I love the first version and was sad when I sold my other one due to it not working with 89-90 wiring. This one is thankfully a 2 channel probe style which I rarely see for sale so the hope is I can get it functioning on my car!


LASTLY(wow I?m long winded) I bought another tow truck
96 auto, extended cab long bed, 2WD and 12v! Texas truck until this past fall so beat up but no rust. I?m happy
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Cool car you have here dude. Bang out the bottom of the pan on that thing dude, sketchy! haha. Also make sure you fill it a quart over on track days, that's how my KA bit the dust.

The tension rod brace makes a ton of difference man, really any chassis stiffness that you can add to these wet noodles is a huge bonus.

See you at some events this season?
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That?s the hope man! And yeah as far as the pan, that the plan man I was actually thinking about pulling the dent out of the pan with a stud welder haha. Don?t know how well it?ll work and at this point dropping the subframe to pull the pan isn?t too difficult to do anyway
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Got the yf gauge and tension rod brace done and the yf braces on. Even managed to get the wiring sorted for the yf gauge. It now displays water/oil temp via two channels+more that can be Selected via the switch that was included.






Also, ended up picking up a set of wmb xt7s 17x9+28. Hoping these knuckles will show up within a week or so because I?ve missed 4 events since I put my car on stands and I really would like to drive some this season. Anyway that?s it for now I know this thread isn?t that Interesting/sorted but you get the gist of what?s going on
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Those tension rod braces are interesting. Anything to help the wet noodle front end of an S13 I'm sure helps.
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Finally got knuckles yesterday. They look insane.So went ahead and installed them along with q45 brakes/ss lines.

Control arms are extended 25mm and I?m using moog s14 tie rod along with what I want to say is a 90?s maxima outer? I can?t remember I have so many combinations of random inners/outers in a box haha.

Eyeballed the alignment and we should be about Gucci to lower the thing today after work and adjust ride height and such and work out all the small kinks as with anything.






Probably going to go ahead and extend my other lcas too(the new ones) for spares and maybe weld some bump stops back on to the lcas on the car. After that the interior needs to go back together and she?ll be pretty much ready to rock. Maybe weld my holes up in my exhaust haha
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great update! this car reminds me a lot of my setup
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Hahaha I took a lot of inspiration from you dude 😅😅 I appreciate you always answering my annoying questions
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Hell yeah dude, those heatmaker knuckles are cool.
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Thanks dude!

Got this turd back on the ground.car was DUMPED. Had to raise it up but this is a benefit of the drop knuckles because now I can actually use the coilovers vs it being nearly bottomed out.



Note subframe stud Lol


Pre-drop knuckle rear coilover settings

After:



Still dumped lol


Got to align my buddy conor?s g35 before no star bash. Very cool car, even cooler guy.


Also got the new wheels today. Super good condition


Also Throwback to me rolling onto grid at kilkare last year photo curtesy of Jack!
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