• Little by Little, A Little Becomes A Lot

    I’m doing what I can to make measurable progress in a reasonable amount of time, but contrary to previous years, I’m not able to attack at a rapid and consistent rate. Nevertheless, I have been steadily chipping away at the puzzle. Most of my activity thus far came from behind the scenes strategizing and planning, […]

    2 responses November 23, 2016
  • R&R: Remove and Remove

    I’m doing my best to chip away at the task list a little at a time. Since many of my parts are currently scattered and residing in various shops, there is no immediate urgency from my end. In fact, there are still items that I need to place new orders on, which I have yet […]

    2 responses October 30, 2016
  • Eternal Project

    After spending a substantial amount of time and effort buttoning up and finalizing my interior, I of course did what only makes sense and ripped it all out again! I felt like I left some things on the table in a few areas, and I know I won’t be completely content until the results meet […]

    No responses October 22, 2016
  • East Bear Manual Aero Side Mirrors

    Rule #1: Having aesthetics is everything. In my eyes, the exterior of the S13 was mostly complete with the already added OEM aero parts and, of course, the Silvia conversion. I did, however, want to swap on aero side mirrors to amp up the style. The particular mirrors I sought were the East Bears. Bomex […]

    3 responses October 10, 2016
  • IRP Billet Master Cylinder Brace

    The idea behind a brake master cylinder brace is to contain the amount of firewall flex that is experienced under braking, and thereby reduce the corresponding movement of the cylinder itself and increase the pedal feel. The RX-7, especially given its lightweight construction, is susceptible to this kind of flexing in the firewall. A rotary […]

    No responses October 9, 2016
  • Silvia Trunk Lock

    Earlier last month, I picked up the last Silvia trunk lock from FRSport’s inventory as it was the only one I could find domestically. These are packaged new from Nissan with a different set of keys. Most people swap the tumblers from their original trunk lock onto this one, but I decided it would be […]

    One response October 5, 2016
  • 1 Month Goal: Project Kics, Torco Differential Oil, Defi Boost Gauge

    Now to get all caught up and to have a snapshot of the car in its current state. I wanted to have the S13 ready to go and buttoned up in 1 month. Although there are still plenty of things to do and the project timeline went a couple weeks over, good and rapid progress […]

    No responses September 18, 2016
  • Wheel Well Work and Fender Brace Install

    This took place a couple weekends ago and I wanted to compile the post sooner, but I’ve been a little preoccupied. Namely, I’ve chosen to spend the one hour block of free time I usually have during the day to sit in front of my otherwise neglected TV. I rarely indulge in shows except for […]

    One response September 18, 2016
  • Alpine CDE-164BT, Bride Shift Boot, Bosch Icon, Drift Button

    In this post, I continue progress on cleaning up and refreshing the interior. After driving around for a couple of weeks with the old JVC headunit already installed in the car and playing music off an auxiliary cord, I decided I needed the luxury of wireless, Bluetooth streaming. Originally, I wanted to redo the entire […]

    No responses September 13, 2016
  • Dash Cover, Nardi Classic Steering Wheel, and D-Max Floor Mats

    Since this car had an uncharacteristically clean and uncracked dash, which is uncanny for having spent its life in Texas, I intended on preserving it. I bought a dash cover from Dash Designs in the perforated Sedona Suede material. It went on easily with a couple velcro strips. There wasn’t a sliver of a doubt […]

    2 responses September 2, 2016
  • Shafted

    Long story short, the 1-piece aluminum Driveshaft Shop driveshaft that I bought off the classifieds has been a snowball of trouble. Right from the beginning, I spent 2 days trying to hunt it down because I thought the package was lost or stolen… turns out USPS delivered to a neighbor on a completely different floor. […]

    No responses September 1, 2016
  • Suspension Install, Driveshaft Shop Axles & Driveshaft

    With a full array of parts acquired and corralled, the next phase in the operation was of course to get everything installed. I even picked up a new in box 1 piece aluminum driveshaft off the classifieds at the last minute, which is a decision I would soon regret. I’ll get to that in another […]

    2 responses August 31, 2016