Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Being lazy

I don't have much to say today.

Only 2 things:

My buddy Rocco can get me Enkei RPF-1's in 18x9.5 for $250 a piece.  He can also get me the G-games Barraccuda's in 19x9.5 for $100 a piece.  In-motha fuckin-sane!

The other thing is my buddy Cory found a tire shop that might sell us some used tires for super cheap.  Also mounting a set for $50.  Not too shabby.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Dirty girl

So last night my buddy Danny and I went out to do some drifting.  We found a parking lot out around the area and had ton's of fun... for about 20 minutes.  That is just about the time my left rear tire started stringing so it cut the night early.  All well.  Still had loads of fun and didn't get in any trouble.

Here are 2 pics I took from last night.  Before drifting, and after.

Friday, March 20, 2009


Cory painting his custom made powerbrace

His car is comming along pretty well.  Just waiting on a few more parts to get back from sandblasting.  Then it'll be about time to start putting the pieces of the puzzle back together again.

Last nights tire hunt didn't go that well.  We stumbled onto 2 225/45/17's but after getting back home I found that they weren't really worth mounting cause the tread was just too far gone.  Maybe I'll have better luck in the next week or two.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Tired tires?

I'm going to go over to Cory's house to help with his car a bit, change my oil, and just hang out.

My other friend Terry is coming over to go with, but later tonight were going to go... acquire some tires.

Hopefully we come across some cause I'm going to be needing at least 6 17" and possibly 2 18" tires.  I've contacted a guy on Zilvia who is selling a sorta rough pair of 18x9 +15 MB Weapon's in bronze.  They are just going to be drift wheels once I get my real set of wheels for the Z.  I'm still not sure exactly what I want, but I'm pretty sure I want to get 18x9-18x10 front and 18x10-18x12 rears and I want offsets that I have to make fit, not just bolt them on and go.  Fender rolling for sure, maybe a small pull.  Definatly going to be running some stretched rubber on them and some camber.  And most definatly slammed.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


I just realized how much I hate the smell of sour kraut.

My g/f wanted it for supper.

The entire apartment wreaks of it.

I'm sitting out on the balcony letting the place air out.

I wish I was sleeping.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

WTF?!? Finally!

So Sunday morning my step father was taken to the ER.  They wanted to keep him overnight to keep an eye on him.  Today he finally was able to go home at 6pm. and that was because my mother decided they were leaving.

The doctor still wants him to come back in a couple days for a lumbar puncture.  Hopefully everything will go well for him.

But anyway, I have a few pictures up on my picture push account.  I took a few shots of the Z at this old logging complex along with some shots of the complex.  I didn't really like any of them except this one.

I'm hoping that the weather improves so that I can go out and get some more pictures.  As well as get my 89 240sx hatchback sold so I can get some coilovers and wheels for the Z.

Monday, March 16, 2009


Yesterday I got a call from my mother telling me in a panic that my step father had taken a pretty bad fall.

It turns out nobody knows exactly how it happened, but he fell and hit his leg, hand, and face on a curb knocking him out cold.  So I show up to the ER and spent all day doing errands and getting things in order.

It wouldn't be so big of a deal but within the past few months he was diagnosed with cancer of the lymph nodes and type-II diabetes.  So when he was hooked up to the heart monitor and they saw an irregular heart beat, they wanted to keep him overnight.

So I'm spending the rest of today doing my laundry and taking care of some things for him and my mother.  It's not going to be a good week...

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Title's are overrated

Just a little about the past couple days.

I worked over at Cory's house on Monday and Tuesday after work.  Getting up at 4am and going to bed at 10:30pm took it's toll.

Only working over there for a few hours wasn't bad.  I think we were working pretty slowly since we were both tired as hell after a long day at work.  We did however get a lot of things done.

-Gusseted rear sub frame in 8 points
-Gusseted front sub frame control arm mounts
-Burned out rear sub frame bushings

Then the rest of the week was pretty lazy.

Yesterday I helped my long time friend Dustin move into his new apartment.  I swear to god I've never seen so many clothes.  But for my trouble he bought me pizza so it's all good.

Today I'm supposed to be meeting up with the death*squad to trade my unknown red racing bucket seat with NAMS dual lock slider for a S-chassis for a PSP slim.  I was looking for cash, but it's the D*squad so I can let it slide.

Afterwards I'm going to contact Linda at Century 21 to start looking at home's.  Stef has been bugging me to move into a new apartment and I think it's retarded to spend all this cash on rent when we could be spending it on a home.  I don't know how it's going to go, but I'll be updating.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Work, work, and more work

Yesterday I went into work for some overtime because we were trying to get this huge stainless steel silencer shipped out.  We ended up doing it and the customer was extremely happy.

After work I went to my friend Cory's house and started working on my rear shoes.  I got the project mu pads installed pretty quickly despite the fact I hate working on drum brakes (in this case for the handbrake of the Z).

I adjusted the tension on the handbrake and took it for a drive.  The pads took a second to get seated, but once they did it was amazing.  They lock so good even in a straight line at 55mph.

So I got back and wanted to give the handbrake a final snug and *SNAP* the fucking stud broke and no more handbrake.   Wah, wah wahhhhhhh....

Lucky for me, Cory had the welder from work so I took the center console off, cut the head off of a long bolt, covered the interior really well with shirts and whatever and welded the new stud on.  It worked, but unfortunately the cable is so stretched that I have to pull the handbrake all the way up for the wheels to lock.  It still works, but I'm just wondering for how long.

So I'm going to be looking into a hydraulic handbrake in the next coming months.  I have been wanting to do that anyway, but I was hoping not till next season.  All well.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

How to build an air silencer 101

First you add your support legs, side pieces, and add insulation.

Then you add your perf and nose pieces and bolt them down.

Then you add the flanges and your lift lugs and your done.

So I put this all together today and was just getting ready to weld it when my boss comes up and tells me the jerk off's that ordered this one, along with 2 others earlier today (insisting they be shipped tomorrow) cancelled the order.  GAY!!!

Then after work, Cory and I went to TF again cause they sold him a short hub adapter for his g/f's 240 that wouldn't work with the quick release.  So we got that taken care of and it's all good now.

Oh, and I got good news from my boss today.  He asked me to come in tomorrow to work from 5am-12pm.  Only a 3/4 day for us but it's overtime!  Hell's yes!

Then after work tomorrow I'm going over to Cory's to do all the shit I was talking about yesterday.  Then maybe later do some sliding around town to test out those new shoes.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Today was fun

Another boring morning, but it got better and I had some real work.

I welded the two halves of this circle flange together and tacked on the weld nuts.

It's going to be a good day tommarow.  I actually have some things to do.  Then we might be working overtime on Friday, but I don't know if I wanna go or not.  We'll see.

After work, my buddy Cory called and wanted to go to TF and get a hub adapter for his g/f's S13.  I talked with Eric there trying to get my Z some coilovers.  He is supposed to be out this way to work on his car and I'm hoping to work some deal with him to get some stance for cheap... er.

Then it'll be all about RockStar getting me some wheels from his hookup.  I'm looking to see how much it would be for a set of:

Advan TC-II
Advan RG-II
Enkei RPF-1
Enkei RP03

In sizes:

18x9.5 front
18x10 to 18x10.5 rear

The site he gave me didn't list offsets so I told him to ask what the lowest offset for each wheel cause I'm sure that is the one I'm going to want.  Then still have to add a spacer.

But speaking of car stuff, I'm going to be working on the Z a little bit this weekend.  Nothing big, just changing the engine and maybe diff oil, and finally installing my Project Mu rear brake shoes for the handbrake.  Then I'm going to have to see if I can turn the rotor's because they are pretty rough.  Then maybe goto carquest and have them turn them for me.

I'll try to remember to bring my camera.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Another not so busy day...

I spent the first part of my day finishing up the stitch welding on those pieces.  I got a couple pics with my camera phone.

That took all of 2 hours, then I had to paint my wall.  Spent like 4 or 5 hours painting the back wall white.

After that, I didn't have much to do so I ended up cleaning for what seemed to be an eternity.  But that finally stopped when I had to bolt a flange together and by the time I finished, it was time to go home.

Oh, and I did manage to remember to take the Irene Rd. exit and to my surprise, it was a hell of a lot faster.  So I've got my route planned.

So now, I'm just sitting around waiting for Stef to get home so we can go to the grocery store cause I've got a whole lot of nothing.  Then I'll probably spend the rest of the night playing Call of Duty:  World at War.

... yep

Monday, March 2, 2009

Wonderful days.

So with the economy being shit right now, we've been pretty slow at work lately.  I spent the first 3 hours cleaning shit around my table.  It's tedious to try and stay busy.

Fortunatly, things picked up a bit later and I spent the rest of the day under my hood stich welding some 90* air ducts.  2 down, 4 more to go.

And I got some other good news that the sheer worker is cutting some more jobs so at least this week we should be ok.

Another small annoyance is the Illinois highway workers shut down the Bypass 20 exit (the exit I take to get home from work) on I-90, so I was stuck driving another 3 miles to the E. State exit.  It's about a 15min. detour.  They did however open an exit on Irene Rd. but I'm not sure how to get home from that exit, but I'm thinking about trying it tommarow to see if its any faster.

Sunday, March 1, 2009


I recently setup a picture push account.  If you would like to check it out, click the images off to the right.

I will be updating them often with new photos.  Especially since it's starting to warm up.

My new blog

I haven't ever done this sort of thing before, but figured I could be as cool as everyone else.

We will see how this works out.