• 240SX Sold

    After a few months of ownership, I soon decided that I had my fun with the S13 and was ready to move on. As it would turn out, the car was merely an itch that I needed scratching. I have been around the 240sx scene, both directly and vicariously, for nearly a decade now. It […]

    No responses January 31, 2017
  • Nissan OEM Rain Guards

    While in the midst of RX-7 updates, this post brings to my attention how much I dislike working on the 240sx. With a limited and finite amount of free time, it’s tough to divert attention to another car when the RX-7 already requires a substantial portion of it. The prize is and always will be […]

    No responses November 26, 2016
  • Taking a Detour

    I started taking a back road to my gym in order to avoid crossing through the plaza’s expansive parking lot. Last week, while on this detour, I made a right instead of a left to explore the area. The road quickly ended in a dead end, but I used the location as a quick photo […]

    No responses October 21, 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
  • 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
  • Next Day Alignment

    After changing so many suspension parts, the alignment was expectedly bad. The steering wheel was cranked at a 45* angle and the car felt skittish on the freeway. Without delay, I scheduled an alignment the very next day with Trackspec Autosports. I decided to also have them adjust the ride height since it would be […]

    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