1978 Nissan Skyline GT-EX SR20DET

FOTD 2018.6.22 (Skyline Japan SR20)

* SR20DET swap 5speed manual RWD turbo
* FORGED & balanced 87mm pistons
* TURBO spec balanced connecting rods
* BALANCED crankshaft
* HEAVYDUTY 1.2mm metal gasket
* PORT and polished cylinder head
* PERFORMANCE mild high-cams
* PERFORMANCE slide cam pulleys
* HEAVYDUTY single valve springs
* SOLID type valve lifters
* S14 Silvia ball-bearing turbo
* CAT for inspection purposes included
* GREDDY ProFec B Spec2 boost controller
* CURRENTLY boost set at 1.2
* RUBBERSOUL exhaust
* SILVIA spec intercooler (modified)
* ROADLEGAL (has valid “sha-ken” cert) Continue reading

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1972 Nissan Skyline Hakosuka GT

FOTD 2018.4.24 (hakosuka skyline 400)
* WATANABE 14in wheels F:7J, R:8J
* ADVAN Neova 195/60 tires
* L28 engine w/ Nismo Solex 44 carbs
* FUJITSUBO stainless 50φ exhaust
* HEAVYDUTY single clutch
* THREE row radiator (modified stock unit)
* KAMEARI ignition M.D.I
* KAMEARI amp
* AFTERMARKET power steering
* FULLY adjustable coilovers
* REAR stabilizer short suspension
* ROADLEGAL (has valid “sha-ken” cert) Continue reading

Daily JDM Word: Mecha-Tune

WOTD 3.22.2018 (mechatune)

Daily Japanese Lesson!  Today’s word: メカチューン is a combination of the words メカニカル/Meh-kah-ni-kah-ru (Mechanical) and チューニング/Chuu-nin-gu (Tuning).  As the name implies, this refers to naturally-aspirated engine internal upgrades and modifications in order to increase power without the addition of a ターボチャージャー/Tah-bo-chaa-jyaa (Turbocharger) or a スーパーチャージャー/Soo-pah-chaa-jyaa (Supercharger) .

Side notes:
1) メカ/Meh-ka also refers to a genre of anime primarily focusing on robots/robotic-suits such as Robotech, Gundam, Voltron and the like.

2) メチャ/Meh-cha can be used as an adjective with a similar meaning to the English words “very”, “totally”, etc… as in:
メチャ速い/Meh-cha Ha-ya-i: very fast
メチャ遅い/Meh-cha O-so-i: very slow
メチャ低い/Meh-cha Hi-ku-i: very low (as in price, rank, budget, stance)
メチャ高い/Meh-cha Ta-ka-i: very high (as in price, rank, budget, stance…but not used for state of intoxication, hallucination, inebriation, etc)

1977 Isuzu Gemini 1600LT swap

FOTD 2017.6.9 (Isuzu Gemini blue) FINAL* 5SPEED manual transmission swap
* TRUST ZZ/R exhaust (period-correct!)
* ROADLEGAL (has valid “sha-ken” cert)
* ONLY just 23,800km/14,790mi indicated
* SUSPENSION good
* MONROE shocks (new!)
* LOWERED by cut springs
* CHOOSE a set of the below wheels
* EITHER Tra-Kyoto Drag4 14×6.5J
* OR Cromodora Type A 13×5.5J
* TIRES are stretched
* OPEL Kadett GT/E spec door mirrors
* MOMO Proto Tipo steering wheel
* KENWOOD CD audio
* AUTOMETER tachometer Continue reading

1977 Nissan Skyline Kenmeri L28

FOTD 2017.6.7 (Skyline Kenmeri grey) FINAL* L28 inline-6 engine swap
* ALWAYS garaged indoors
* ONLY just 56,690km/35,230mi actual
* REPAINTED about 20 years ago
* SOLEX 44 carb setup
* CUSTOM headers
* CUSTOM dual exhaust
* WATANABE wheels
* LOWERED suspension
* FRONT spoiler
* SUSPENSION good
* CLUTCH doesn’t slip
* ROADLEGAL (has valid “sha-ken” cert)
* STABLE idle is reassuring
* STABLE is where horses live Continue reading