Update: Guard and Wheel work

So, it’s been a while since the last update but here’s something to finally show for it!


Thanks Mittle for lending me his camera for this shot!

Wheels are on and guards were beaten.
I swapped the tyres over from the 7J Hayashis onto the 8.5J Superstars which was abit heated.
Need to buy 195/45 for the rear as it rubs on 185/60.
Still need to bolt my passenger seat in and do something about the inner skins on the rear guards and then go for a cert. Will see how it turns out over summer but for now Im pretty stoked.
My Zenki Front lip is also being fixed up to be put on which will pretty much finish the exterior look. Would love a goodline bumper down the track though.

Anyway, hope to get onto the manual rack conversion soon to install my AJPS super lock spacer and get my lower arms lengthened. Then hopefully test it all out early next year.

Big thanks goes out to Ressa in Beaurepaires Albany for the use of his shop during the weekend and Dillon for helping me out in time of need, one of my 185/60’s decided to make friends with the inner guard and the punctured the sidewall so lent me a hammer and his 9J Mk II’s.

Hopefully I have time to do some photo taking over the summer. Been lacking lately.

Keisuke

Knuckles

I only just noticed on this photo how much lock I was actually getting…

 

Even with a Power Steering Rack, with the Billspeer Knuckles installed and a good alignment, the amount of lock I was getting was awesome!

Now time for Manual Rack Conversion to get a Little bit more out of the 86!

Need to also find a 4.556 Final gear which will make it abit more fun and a little easier on the clutch haha.

Check Beeoneoneoh for more awesome photos from the day!

 

86 Fighters Collab with Zero:Class – Day of the 86

Happy 86 day to all.

I have always wanted to organize a 86 only track day in NZ and seeing as my 86 was finally here from Japan I thought I would give it a go this year and what a day it turned out to be!

Thanks to Chris “Picket” Howard from Zero Class, we were able to book out Taupo Track 3 which is a very nice small technical track for NZ standards so was perfectly suited for underpowered cars, but what helped us on the day was the rain… Well it helped me anyway! haha

There were a lot of media there so please stay tuned for Pictures and Videos from the day popping up

Chris Cain @ Beeoneoneoh

Chris Smith @ Freshly Whipped

Roo Wills @ Stay Classy

Olly Jepson @ Taupaki Drift Club

Max Fouhy @ Zero Class
I was busy driving so I think I took  2 photos on the way home haha but having pictures like this makes it all worth it:

Thanks to Chris Cain for the Photo

I would also like to thank Adam, Mark, Matt, Harry, Chris, Ressa, Adam, Daniel and Nick for helping me get this car ready for this day! Hope everyone had as much fun as I did!

GZE 70 Coupe

This Is Daniels well built AE70 Coupe

Fender Mirrors, Mk II’s and Volk mesh. A very well put together combination!

 

A Coupe done right in NZ is a very rare sight but is definitely a nice change!

 

Not only is the bodyshape unique about this car, but the engine that its’ powered by is not just an ordinary 4AGE, but a highly tuned 4AGZE

 

Toda Adjustable cam gears gives the engine an aggressive appearance, along with the SC14 Supercharger and Heat wrapped Extractors, this engine in Daniels perspective is the best part of the car.

The interior is sorted with two bucket seats and a nardi Classic. The old dash has also been redone with Auto-meter gauges and a SAFC to keep everything in eyes view.

 

With more and more old Toyota’s being built to this standard, its inevitable that the old school Toyota culture is growing wide-spread through-out New Zealand and the world!

The more the better in my eyes and Daniel and his AE70 is one of many that show this!

 

86 Stage 1: Test Run

So a bit of an update

Adam from C’s Garage kindly let me work on the 86 in his garage seeing as my driveway was shithouse gravel.

With a few things to do before the 86 Trackday next weekend we got onto it after work for the passed 2 days to get to the point we are at now!

3Puck Silk Road Clutch and Toda Flywheel were installed, along with the help of Mark from Team Blink, Nagisa Auto Tension Rods and adjustable Panhard was installed

Adam welded up a new 02 Sensor flange on my new extractors and got the exhaust sitting higher than before which was awesome.

My friend Matt came to help out tonight with the rust side of things patching up a hole above the boot latch.

My Bride Vios III was put in as well as a quick release boss kit which sorted out my driving position.

So once this all came together tonight Matt took some photos: Check his other Photos out here – Matt’s Blog

Seeing as Im going to be running around the same wheel setup as Adam runs on his wagon we decided to test fit the Starsharks on the 86

The Rears definitely need to flared out but I had already planned on doing them but this will come after the trackday.

With that confirmed, we dropped it back down onto the ground with the skidder watanabes and off for a test run.

Even with really old tyres all round (Cracked Sidewalls Grid II’s and Dunlop Lemans haha) the car really stuck to the road and handles nice. Kept Matts DC2R on its toes. The Toda Flywheel definitely made a lot of difference keeping the standard bigport in the torque range which im very happy about. More work to do tomorrow including half cage install and small bits and pieces. Definitely needs an alignment!

After that test run, I went for a ride in Matts DC2R and he definitely made me remember why I love hondas again! Especially when they are as well setup as his!

Such a mint example of a DC2R and being a 98 Spec its got very nice factory bits and pieces to make this a unique Type R Integra, He also took me for a touge lap which had the RE-11 Tyres screeching through the corners which made me laugh a lot! So much fun! Makes me want a honda Track car!

More updates to come!

Keisuke

Mr Anderson’s Levin Notch


This particular Hachi was built by Mr Clint Anderson, Starting off with a standard AE85 3AU and coming to a site like this is somewhat an achievement If I say so myself.

 

Even going through the Engine conversions of 16V 4A from the old 3AU and more recently converted to the 20Valve, this hachi has had some time and effort spent on it!

 

Nicely Flared guards, Kouki Bumper with what I think looks like USDM lip, Sideskirts, Single Drop vent bonnet and fog light cut outs on the GT Grille makes for a good balanced touch!

Enkei Barrels, rarely Found in 4×114.3, are fitted to this Levin and with good amount of taper!

With more and more Hachis of this caliber popping up in New Zealand, I’m sure it’s safe to say that the 86 Culture will be upheld for a long time yet! 

 

Bit late: Last Few from Taupo

Been hectically busy lately with the 86, Organizing a Taupo Trackday and Working overtime, barely any time to myself but heres some more photos from pickets 21st birthday

Mr Ben Rice in his RB25DET powered S13 using me as a clipping point!

86 and smoke dont normally go in the same sentence but with Tarran Smith from Team S-Club pedalling Nick Teebons Turbo Notch, it definitely didn’t lack smoke throughout the day!

Graeme Smyth was also out in force making the most of the dry conditions!

Same with James Macdonald in his 180 ‘Turtle’

Royce wasnt repping gang signs, but this was much better! If viewers are confused as to what the signs mean, search up Ceffy Drift on youtube… The commentary is gold.

Max was doing wicked in his 1J powered S13 which is also for sale if anyone is interested!

Waz’s car seemed to be going alot better than the last time we took it to Taupo, the old 1GGE Fuel pump wasnt really up to the task eh? haha

This S14 had some aggressive entries all day which was good to watch!

Zac is defintely one of the better Hachi Drivers in NZ as he knows he has to throw the car into the corners, not just power through them!

But ending his day with a broken gearbox wasnt the best but he still seemed to have enjoyed the day as much as everyone else that attended,

For me this was the first time on Taupo Track 3, not only was it a good day from a spectators point of view, it was highly enjoyed by all the drivers too.

This day made me motivated enough to organize a Trackday with Picket for August. Tried to book it in for August the 6th (8/6) which is the Day of the 86 but got the 7th instead but the outcome of this event should be one to look out for! With alot of Hachi’s wanting to attend already, it should be a wicked day!

Have a lot of photos yet to be put up from different shoots and whatnot so will be posting up more and more soon enough!