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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Bdubb- Panda Express



Treo 650 and Googlemaps helped us find a close Panda Express in Vegas. Second time for Panda Express this week. Trying for a record..

Monday, October 30, 2006

At Costco Marina Del Rey



Um......Southpark....

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Just a little note to Easy Street WRX..



Well, we didnt do well either. Easy Street ran at Long Beach with their WRX, and were supposed to do Infineon and Laguna. We actually really wanted them to show up.A way to gage our own progress.

Their budget was supposedly slashed for the year. Good luck to them.

Saturday, October 21, 2006



My $500 ebay Cushman utility cart. 10-11 people can ride no problem. 2 cylinder. 3 speed. Left hand shift. Solid. Made in 1978, older than most of our team.

Hardship lap- Saturday morning



Michael Galati in the Volvo in front of us. They had an even rougher time than us. They blew four motors over the weekend.

Friday, October 20, 2006

Motec System Exhaust - World Challenge Nissan GT-R

Motec System Exhaust.  Or actually a Motec ADL2

Its the ubber cool, mandatory Motec system exhaust ADL dash. They are so in-expensive ever car should have one.
Yes that switch for the Motec dash, is labeled Motec system exhaust

Steve's R32, Igors R34 at Wilow Springs




100 yen coin slot, and track map.We were at Sebring. Nurburgring. Pretty close. 
The 2 Man button. 

Thursday, October 19, 2006

New stickers - Buddy Club



New Buddy Club graphics on the car. Thanks to www.buddyclub.us

Laguna Seca

Naked car - no stickers yet

Victor, John, and Josh



I think there is a race car back there.

Laguna Seca- trying to find a parking spot



Trying to find a parking spot on the concrete.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Willow Springs - end of the day

Automotive Forums R34 GT-R N1

Willow Springs - rig and car

Willow Springs testing

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Utility cart



Painted red and chrome out of a rattle can. Foglight on the front. Inverter with the Sirius satellite radio.

At Willow Springs.......

Locked in... test tommorow

On the way to willow to test

Naked

Monday, October 16, 2006

RB26

Getting back together



Aki wrenching away.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Working , working

Saturday, October 14, 2006

New Brembo brake rotors

On the dyno at AEM



Thanks to Mitch from AEM for tuning the car. Never compare the numbers of two different dynos over different engine setups. The hard part about it, is explaining it to the owner that the number was not as big as he wanted.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Josh working on turbo piping

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Assembling a car makes a mess

Eric, Kenny, Igor watching Aki work on the car

Igor and Hiroki working on sideskirts

Engine and piping

I hear its snowing in Chicago....

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Race car on lift

Engine in

Josh as engine

Upside down RB26 with downpipe

Death to alternators.....

Monday, October 09, 2006

Finishing up engine...in the car Tuesday

RB26 - ARP studs



Josh getting ready to put the crankshaft in the block.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Putting it back together



Josh installing the ABS, Hiroki and Igor watching. Thanks to Hiroki we got some new doors and trunk.

Painting



Igor painting. Yes, even Igor works.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Stitch welded



Tommorow...paint... bumper...fenders...wing....engine...

Making two halves into a whole

Josh changing bottles for stitch welding.



Stitch welding the new frame pieces.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Back from the Bodyshop



Back from K W Autobody. All the black parts are new replacement frame rails/body parts.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Watanabe flavors

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

www.drinknos.com - new bottles.



Looking into the sun makes me squint. New NOS energy drink bottles. 11 ounces.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Nismo forged mag wheels........................

Bringing sexy back

Original Gone in 60 Seconds



Netflix rules. Watched the original Gone in 60 Seconds movie last night, you can guess where Spike Jones got the ideas for the Beastie Boys Sabotage video.

The outfits and hair were kicking like 1974, which is when they shot this movie.You get to see Long Beach, Redondo Beach, Torrance in 1974. Having lived in the area the last seven or so years, interesting to recognize some of the landmarks.

In one scene, I knew it was near where the Nissan building used to be, prior to them moving to Tennessee. Sure enough, next shot - the Datsun building.

Lots of car crash destruction in the end of the film. The last 40 minutes is a car chase. This movie is one to add to your Netflix list if you haven't seen it.