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

Intercooler! 

View from underneath

Almost on the ramps. 

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



7 comments:

  1. nice ride! hows she drive mate?

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  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!

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  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."

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  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!

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

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

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

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