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Putting some things into motion

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With Blackie sitting in Arizona getting some massaging done by Full Race. I’m happy those guys are so cool, Geoff is a blast to work with. Once some more things open up, Blackie will be getting the new setup. Once the twin GT35Rs are mated to their manifolds Blackie will return to my possession. From there I’ll be working with our carbon fiber fabricator. Get some ducts made to get the front and rear brakes some cooler air while driving. I want to do some other cooling mods like a differential cooler and maybe a transmission cooler. I would really like to prevent as much heat soak as possible. Fun runs and track days can get taxing on the cooling system. So some brake ducts, coolers, and some fans will work out pretty well. I just have to work around Full Race’s work and the DoLuck kit. Which I’d rather do then have Full Race work around me. I’ll make things work no problem.

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August 20, 2010 at 1:25 pm

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It’s that time again

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We’re driving back to White Forest on Sunday. Taking a nice little drive across the country in Blackie! Yes. I changed my mind, I got it tuned for California’s 91 and when I get to 93, I’ll follow the directions and update the tune. The car can make 750ish on 93. Which is still pretty fast for a street car, even though it is a step down from the 1100 it usually makes. Lucky for me when the winter hits, the car is getting sent back to Full Race. I have a few things planned, I’m hoping they come together relatively easy. I’ll be making a few trips to Arizona. It’ll be a pretty fun project over the winter.

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August 5, 2010 at 9:29 pm

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R14 catches fire!

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June 15, 2010 at 4:24 pm

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Art, simply art

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November 13, 2009 at 3:19 pm

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Supra Update

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I won’t be adding the Supra tag anymore, that thing is huge!

I couldn’t sleep last night so I went downstairs and started working on the Supra a little. Since time was a factor, the only bit worked on was assembling the motor. Which as it stands right now. Is ready to get dropped in. The turbos and manifolds are on. There is a few things that need to be added on to the car and it will be in.

The turbos look amazing as do the Full Race and Hypertune manifolds. They are real works of art. I am thinking about the valve and cam gear cover. Maybe thinking clear or digital camo? Something a little more unique for the car as it stands. I sent the interior ideas I have to a local interior shop. Waiting on their email to be replied before I bring the car over there.

It will be together and running before finals!

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April 15, 2009 at 12:15 pm

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Just thinking

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I was just thinking about the Supra project while the shop is pretty empty. I mean there are a lot of things going on with it. Full Race fired off an email to me this morning. They just finished the manifolds to fit my HKS 3240s and they look amazing. So far I am the second person to run twin 3240s. The first person was my inspiration after seeing the horsepower numbers. Plus I figure I’ve always had single’d Supras, why not go twins? They’ll have to arrive in pieces so I can do final assembly, but it is a true work of art. My Hypertune manifold is in too. Just the runners are out getting powdercoated black per my asking.

There is a lot of chrome, paint, and carbon fiber under the hood.  I’m just surprised how well this all coming together. My quad plate OS Giken clutch came in as well today. I have it sititng on my desk right, assembled, and it’s tiny to how I thought it would actually look.

The daily updates from Brian Crower aren’t bad either because they are actually doing the porting and engine work to get their stroker kit to fit. While a head is off in Jersey at HeadGames getting the Brian Crower valve train and 280 cams to fit. All of the stuff is supposed to be here in the period of two days. The Full Race and Brian Crower boxes will be dropped off by UPS on Monday. OS Giken and HeadGames will be here on Tuesday. While I should have the car on Monday night.

So I have the equation down.

HKS + Motec + OS Giken + Full Race + Brian Crower + HyperTune + HeadGames = Success.

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March 27, 2009 at 2:39 pm

Interesting lunch break

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I went on over to the paint shop to check on the Supra. How the paint and installation is going. The wheels are on, the fenders and blisters are one. The body shop had just finished with priming everything. The car is looking really nice. The one problem I had was that they didn’t pull the seals. Which I asked, and they did upon asking. I have brand new ones for them to install. New hinges as well. The car will have the feel and look as if it just left the showroom floor.

Once the car gets painted I bring it back to the apartment and install some stuff on it myself. Sound deadener and check things out. Then the car will be heading to the interior shop. Getting the leather and suede treatment. Once it gets back from the interior shop the engine should be in from Full Race. Things will piece together.

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March 19, 2009 at 1:30 pm

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