DRIFT NSW – Midnight Run – 08 Sep 12

Posted: September 12, 2012 by themoose82 in Uncategorized

So I already had plans to be down the coast to visit some friends and didn’t have anything to on Saturday night. Turns out Drift NSW were going to hold their inaugural event at Eastern Creek that night. So i thought why not and put an entry.

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So it has been a month and I thought it was time for a bit of an update. I have been busy ordering parts but not much building going on, still waiting on last bits and pieces before I can really get going.

I sent the block, crankshaft and head off to the machinist and it turns out that overall the engine is in good nick but there are a few problems.

Despite the fact that the bores look immaculate, down the bottom they are out of tolerance so it is going to need a rebore. The machinist also strongly recommended that the crankshaft get a re-grind as there was a fair bit of bearing material deposited on the surface. Just to top it off the exhaust valve guides are also worn out and will need replacing. So that kind of sucked, but such is life.

Un-deterred I decided to press on start collecting parts.

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So whilst some members of Team Red Stage are currently in Japan honing their drift skills I am back here in Australian starting a rebuild on my old SR20DET.

About 12 months ago the original motor finally let go after running at about 240rwkw with a basically stock engine with a GT2871 bolted on running 18psi and supporting mods. I didn’t have time to mess around as it was my daily driver so I got hold of another long motor for pretty cheap and did an engine swap.

Ever since the old motor has been sitting in the corner of the shed gathering dust and I have been tossing up what to do. The current set up works great and I am really happy with it but it turns out the replacement motor is also pretty sad and chews a bit of oil and has a lot of top end blowby indicating worn valve stem seals. I don’t know if the engine is going to last 500km or 50,000km so every time I go to the track I worry the engine is gonna throw a rod or something.

So, I finally pulled my finger out and decided to do a rebuild. I looked at getting a mechanic to rebuild it for me but was pretty surprised at how expensive it was. So I have decided to go it on my own. I started stripping down the engine to find out exactly what happened. The first thing I noticed was that the interior of the engine was immaculate! Everything in the head seems to be in good nick, cams looked spotless not a score mark or a scratch.

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Team Red Stage – JZX90

Posted: April 25, 2012 by stinkypoo31 in Uncategorized

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Some of you have been asking about the car we bought for next weeks Matsuri. A few photos have been posted on our Facebook page but what does it have?

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Skids on Sunday >> MG club Motorkhana

Posted: March 20, 2012 by stinkypoo31 in Uncategorized

It’s finally that time of year again. One of the few occasions we are able to let loose legally in Canberra. The MG car club held their first round of the Canberra Motorkhana series. Originally competitors were from the MG family, but these days they are outnumbered by the Japanese cars.

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Whilst the event is timed, most of the Japanese car drivers were there to let loose. Click more for photos from the event.

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Chillin’ at Ebisu

Posted: February 23, 2012 by stinkypoo31 in Uncategorized

I’ve been eager to find something to post and get this blog rolling again. So to start, here is a video of our trip last year to Drift Matsuri at Ebisu. I finally paid for some music from Vimeo music store and shouldn’t have further issues with videos being removed. The video features our travel buddies, Nic and Rohan from Team Dangerzone, as well as some other Australia Drifters and the UK.

I hope to get some more footage on our upcoming trip in April (I struggled this time with with the amount I took). Please enjoy the video. I may revise it in the future.

Mobile >> Restoration Datto

Posted: November 15, 2011 by stinkypoo31 in Uncategorized

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Spotted this Datsun 510 in the Nissan carpark the other day.

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