Some more taring apart and parts collecting!
David came by on a sunday and assisted me in taking the head apart seeing as I’ve never done so before and turned out to be really easy! Although I am a bit concerned with putting the new springs back in cause they are suppose to be stiffer than the stock ones.
We also cleaned up and did a quick valve lap to clean off some off the carbon.
I cleaned off more of the head gasket from the block and flipped the engine to take a look at the internals.
Everything checks out to be very clean!
Later in the day I went and bought a tap and die to fit the head drain kit. This was horribly nerve racking but I did it!
Now that that is all apart I’m hoping to get the head to the machine shop in the next week or two.
I kind of impulsively sold my rear model 5’s cause they were only 18×9 and I want something wider and possibly in a 17. They sold really quick and then somehow I ended up selling my fronts within the next 36 hours too hahaha I had other wheels in mind that I wanted but just think I’d make the jump so quickly.
After a bit of looking around I decided on CE28’s! I’m really really excited for this set up!! I got them as seperate pairs but will be having them all painted silver.
All were posted and labeled “GTR size” and included the cars they came off which was really cool. The bronze pair came off a midnight purple r33 and the silver pair off a grey r32.
Browsing through an rb facebook group I came across something I couldn’t say no to and thankfully he still had it cause the listing was from like 4 months ago.
This worked out perfect casue A. it’s Top Secret and B. cause I didn’t have a 26 coil pack cover. I only got a pair of valve covers.
Last weekend was my birthday. I just turned 25. I feel old but at the same time I don’t hahah
My incredible girlfriend planned this awesome day for us.
It started at breakfast at a cafe right on the beach in Crystal Cove. It was so freakin nice and the food was amazing!! In the middle of our meal the manager came out and rang a bell to give us a heads up that there were about 7 dolphines playing in the ocean just hundres of feet from us. It was really cool.
From here we went to the Aquarium of the Pacific. It was oddly packed but we still had a really nice time! I sadly only took dumb snapchat videos and no pictures to post hahaha
The day ended with us going back home to have a pizza party with my two sisters, their boyfriends, and my dad. It was a really great night. We all just hung out, talked, watched some TV, and played card games which turned out to be way funnier than it should have been hahahaha
Arlynna and a few of my good friends put together a small dinner for me at a local KBBQ place where they had surprised me with a few amazing gifts for the RB that I had on my rhdjapan wishlist!
A clear HPI RB26 timing belt cover. I’ve always loved these things hahaha
HKS exhaust cam gear!!
I’m keeping the stock VTC gear so I only needed the one gear.
and also a SARD fuel rail!
I am so freakin stoked on these parts and am so thankful to have such an amazing Girlfriend and awesome friends. Thank You Arlynna, Moya, James, and Steven. You are all the best.
I was bored in the garage one night so I started to sort my interior again. Figured out where I want to place my Defi control unit and put my gauges back up to look at them hahaha
After doing that for like a whole 30 minutes I decided to stop procrastinating and organize/clean my work area.
Thats it for now. I’ll keep everyone posted on what happens next!