Tuesday, May 3, 2011

An update!

So I finally got that car at my new place and have been having a blast tearing the engine apart in it. Basically the plan so far is to pull the current engine that is residing inside of the car and swap it out for a Japanese Domestic Model (JDM) version of the same engine. It's got roughly the same specs, except for a nominal +3HP gain and +3 lbs./torque.

Anyways, enough of my jibber jabber, here are the pics from which I have taken today! :D Enjoy!

This is what the inside looks like right now. I wish it weren't an automatic, but hey, we all have to settle once in a while.

ECU, Ashtray, etc... lol

This is my little good luck charm. Yeah it helped out a lot when the engine blew lol

View from the top with the T-Top taken off.

There it is pre-jacked up on the ramps

From the side. No I didn't put the K&N stickers on there.

Picture with the valve cover taken off.

That's more or less what she looks like right now.

Notice the cracks in the spark plug plastic covering?

There's a ding!

More of the ding lol


View from underneath

Almost on the ramps. 

The rear end. Mmm mmm mmm. Can't wait till she runs again.


  1. nice ride! hows she drive mate?

  2. Thanks! She drove pretty well considering there was a leak from just about every gasket and hose you could think of. Once that new engine comes in, she'll be amazing!

  3. An auto mechanic received a repair order that said to check for a clunking noise when going around corners.

    He took the car out for a test drive and made two right turns, each time hearing a loud clunk.

    Back at the shop, he returned the car to the service manager with this note: "Removed bowling ball from trunk."

  4. I've seen my friends rebuilding old cars like this, so impressed cause I don't get it all. Hope it goes well for you!

  5. I'm just now getting into cars, this is a pretty cool post. Eek @ those cracks in the engine housing..

  6. Looks like a beast! You can tell it has been well loved, based on the amount of bugs in the intercooler.

  7. very nice set up you got going on. pictures always illustrate the personal feel. thank you for sharing with us.