30 June 2010

Attention to Detail

More photos and models by this guy can be found here: http://www.scale4x4rc.org/forums/showthread.php?t=4399

12 June 2010

JGTC Competition Nissan Silvia

The Nissan Silvia in recent years is mainly remembered for its capability as a drift car. Here are a few photo's from the Japanese Grand Touring Car (JGTC) championship from the past few years to show what it looks like in grip tune,

07 June 2010

Garage Vary Nostalgia Tail on Jubride Arched NA8

Not only is this my favourite wide arch Roadster (Watanabe wheels, Jubride arches, NB 1.8 engine, and Trap lip/ Trap Hakosuka style spoiler), now it has been given this. It just gets better and better,

06 June 2010

Car Make Corn*s Roadsters

After looking through the Car Make Corn*s website it goes to show the variety they have for sale there,

World's Slowest 911 GT3 RS

Its a way of getting around I suppose,

04 June 2010

Project Kawasaki Update: BANG (Part 2)

Last night we started to take apart the engine to see how bad the damage was. We drained the fuel tank first, and suprisingly there was a lot of fuel left although I had been riding it all afternoon.
Annoyingly, when the bike was on the two truck fuel spilt onto the paint and reacted with it. So now more paintwork is needed. Here are the pics showing what we found when we took the engine to bits. We only found that two of the four head bolts were tight as well,
So there you go. The barrel needs reboring as the piston grabbed the bore when it melted. Another problem is that metal shards from the piston have gone into the crank casing, so at BDC it completely jams. So the jobs to do now are: new piston, re bore, new gaskets, engine to bits to clean out the crank.

We diagnosed why it blew as well. The bike came with a stupid expansion pipe. These tend to make 2 strokes lean which resulted in extra heat that melted the piston. I'm guessing the jets were never altered to cater for the loud exhaust. Its a pain, but it should be fun rebuilding it. I just WISH this hadn't happened in the summer. Stay tuned for more progress.

Project Kawasaki Update: BANG (Part 1)

Well, after a good evening on Wednesday visiting freinds I hadn't seen in a while I get a phonecall from my dad on Thursday asking if I fancy a bike ride in the afternoon. I go home, get my gear and we head off out. We go through numerous nice villages and then we take a few pictures.
On the way home I thought I'd pick up the pace a little. So I'm cruising up front at around 55 - 60 mph. 7 miles from home, scream.... bang....bang.... and then smoke blown out through the exhaust. I coast to a stop and the first thing I think is 'shit'. The engine is seized good and proper. So we hide the bike by some bushes and I get on the back of my dads CB500. I go and wait with the bike later whilst the recovery people come and we get it home.

Stay tuned for part two, and engine pics.

01 June 2010

Tour of Epynt 2010

I went to this event a few months back and I clean forgot to edit the photographs. The event is based in Wales at Epynt. It is a military traning ground and is known for being a high speed tarmac stage with big jumps. Here are some of the pictures from the event,