Move

Good amount has been going on in the last month that I’d like to go over but I need to update storage space. But, moved the Z to the norush shop cause Arlynna and I just moved in to an apartment!

Didn’t think it would be a good idea to work on the z in a car port so figured this was the best option!

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RB vol. 7

* * * BIG UPDATE * * *

Getting right back to the z now that we are done vacationing for a bit!

Made no hesitation on ordering parts once I got back hahaha.

First on the list were. Sard Oil Catch can, Sard coolant overflow, and a Billions power steering can.

Really just trying to dazzle up the engine bay as much as I can but I just realized I’m running out of space haha

After ordering these I decided it was time to get the fab work needed out of the way. I emailed Chris at Wisecraft Fabrication and we set up a day to take the Z over.

Before loading it up I needed to clean all the dust off it and take care of a few things.

Shelby giving me a hand.

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Arlynna helping me with the wash ❤

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Stopped for coffee on the way to drop off the Z.

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Within 24 hours he had already gotten the Downpipe and waste gate all done up.

His work is so damn good.

Got so stoked seeing the heat sheild on there and the wastegate mounted where you can clearly see it.

Just days later he called me up and said everything was ready. The excitment was REAL.

Heading home!

Now to show off Chris (wisecraft fabrication)’s work.

Everything was done to such perfection.

The bumper support with the mounting tabs for the intercooler. The 02 bung tucked away. Vband on the throttle body. I couldn’t be happier with the out come. Very VERY happy I took the car to him.

Shelby approved!

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I also made another change to the interior for the last time hahah

While in Japan I noticed A LOT of cars that I had idolized had personal steering wheels. I felt it suited the z’s interior so much more than the nardi classic. Thankfully a good friend Scott had the exact personal wheel I was looking for and I had the nardi he was looking for so we made the swap.

Really happy with the choice.

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Got in a few more parts.

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Blitz filter.

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ORC twin disk!

Can not wait for these noises!!

I am now currently working on getting little accessories fitted such as the coolant overflow, oil catch can, and power steering reservoir. I also am sorting out my radiator situation so I’ll have that posted up soon!

Japan Day 8.

Well. The time came and went a lot quicker than I had expected.

To say it was a memorable trip would be an understatment. I had learned a lot. Japan left a BIG impression on me. It was so much more than I could ever imagine. I hope everyone gets to go and have a genuine experience.

Saying see you later to our airbnb.

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We made our way to a local diner for some breakfast before heading to the train station to head to the airport.

There was so much to see while on the train that I ended up sticking my gopro to the window and filming about 30ish minutes of the ride. I’ll upload it later and post it.

Picked up some allergy medicine to help me through the plane ride.

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We also made our way into a souvenir shop and Arlynna got a little excited about the kit kats……….

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Sadly enjoying our last coolish…….

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And that’s that.

You will definitely being seeing us again Japan. You treated us such care and hospitality and I can’t thank you enough for that.

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I also can’t thank the friends that went out of their way to meet up with us and show us around! Thank You for showing us your beautiful land!!

I still have lots of photos and video clips on my gopro that I will be going through and posting at random so stay tuned for that, future trips, and updates on the z!

Japan Day 7

This day we had made our way over to Ueno park to see the beautiful flowers and incredible historic monuments they have.

 

Such a peaceful and quiet place. Which is crazy cause it’s in the middle of the city, but somehow it seems as though all surroundings disappear.

At the other end of the park was the Tokyo National History Museum. We felt it was a must to get more of an experience/open our eyes of this city/country we had all just fallen in love with.

 

There were no photos allowed in the actual museum sadly. But understandable. Everything was preserved and displayed so beautifully.

Thankfully we did get to take pictures of the lovely gardens in the back!

 

After being mesmerized by everything in the gardens and museum we wanted to eat.

I wanted to find some good street Yakitori.

Quick maps search and a few blocks later we found ourselves here!

IMG_7558 I was a bit worried of the language barrier but the amazing lady working they’re spoke really good english!

This is one of like 4 plates I had….

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As we were leaving this fellow passed us with an interesting pet on his shoulders.

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Time to walk off the food and enjoy the city.

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Some train station vending machine snacks! (the boba milk tea was not good)

 

Cute little sign saying what will happen if you don’t pay the proper ticket amount or your train pass doesn’t have enough on it to pay. (I’m assuming that cause it happened to me hahaha)

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Heading back to the airbnb.

 

When we got out of the station we saw this little cutie and the owner was super nice and had her pose for us hahaha

 

Got some rest and then headed out to walk around for a bit and enjoy our last night.

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The final walk back to the airbnb. Saw a few interesting cars.

Looking back on all these photos isn’t helping me get over how much I miss and love Japan. But what it is doing is inspiring me to do whatever I can to get back there as well as to improve myself and make more of an effort on whatever I am doing. Not that it should take a trip around the world to do that. It’s just after seeing people going above and beyond for their neighbor or a stranger was something I hadn’t experienced much of back here in California.

That goes for the amount of passion everyone I met had for everything they had or did or do. There was no sense of anyone being conceited. Just joy for all that was around them. I want everyone to experience that so they can take it home and pass it along.

Japan Day 6

Came across this little crepe stand in the train station and figured why not try it!

We then arrived at this beautiful park in Shibuya. It was crazy to see these super well kept parks/monuments in the middle of large cities.

Spotted a little kitty cat across the way.

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Went out and enjoyed the city.

What it took to get the roof top photos.

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SNOOPY TOWN!!!!!!

Arlynna bought me some goodies as a birthday gift cause she’s the best ❤

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Snacked on some gyoza at a gyoza and beer specific restaurant.

IMG_7448 Arlynna and I were still hungry and found out that a Ichiran Ramen we really close by! So we had to go.

It was so damn good!! Easily one of the best ramen I’ve ever had.

Had to walk off he extra noodles that I got.

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Best sign ever.

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Random car spots of the day.

Just walking around in Japan you see and experience so much. It’s so incredible. I feel in love with everything we saw.

I feel bad for taking so long making these post but thankfully I am getting it done.

Japan Day 5

This day was spent being tourists.

We took the train to Akihabra which is very well known for anime stuff. Although anime isn’t really my thing we were in Japan and I was down to go anywhere and everywhere.

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After walking a bit I looked up and noticed there was another cat cafe!

We couldn’t NOT go in….

We spent a good amount of time in there and then decided to go back out to walk around some more.

Headed to a food court and go this delicious roasted garlic ramen.

Back on the train to go to Tokyo Dome for some gnarly rollercoaster. (I didn’t go on cause I’m weenie hut jr.)

Walking around and we found ourselves in this gorgeous park.

Time for dinner and since it was just .25 of a mile away we had to go.

It was just the same as back home! We watched George and Jon sweat it out as they suffered through spicy level 5 as we enjoyed our spicy level 2 hahaha

Walking down the street enjoying the scenery.

Came across this cool looking JZX. On our walk.

Last thing we saw before getting back to our airbnb was this cool Lotus.

Thanks you stopping by and taking a look!

Japan Day 4

Was so excited for today cause Arlynna and I were going to make the trip out to Chiba for Top Secret!

First we needed some breakfast.

We had passed a coffee place called “Oslo Coffee” a few times heading to the train station so we figured why not try it. Turns out it was really good!

We ended up getting their ice’d coffee everyday after from the to go window.

Then started our hour train ride to Chiba!

We thought we had the bus’s figured but we were very wrong hahah We got on what was labeled the “02” bus, but it was taking in the opposite direction of what our maps said. In a bit of panic we got off. Right when we got off the very nice R34 pictured below drove by. After dabbling with different buses we figured out we were on the “east” station side and we needed to be on the “west” side.

Outside of the West Side station was this very clean R32 sedan.

While on the bus I spotted some really cool stuff but didn’t pull my phone out in time. I did thankfully get a picture of this guy.

We got off the bus and saw a 7/11 so I thought it was an appropriate time for some chicken!

Some coolish to wash it down!

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Outside of 7/11 was this nice SW20. The owner was very kind and let me take some pictures of it.

WE FINALLY MADE IT.

The cars/shells parked outside.

Walked back to the store front…. this is where I went a little wild…..

Waiting at the bus station.

Things to add to my collection.

Cool view from one of the connecting train stations.

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The Shibuya Crossing!!

 

We of course had to go and pay our respects to all of the Good Boys and Girls out there at the Hachiko Statue.

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Spotted this pretty neat Subaru.

Cool streets we had walked through.

That wraps up our Saturday in Japan! Going through more of the pictures and getting everything organized for the next posts.

Thanks for looking!