Thursday, May 19, 2011

Track Day

Here's a few photos from the track day today.

Jase took his new R31 hack out, I had a steer and it's so awesome! Best 1500 bucks ever

Just came with a set of coilovers and several rust holes.

Jase was kind enough to beach my car in the gravel as far as he could...

Famous last words - 'I got this!'

Quite possibly the hottest S15 I've ever seen... This photo does it zero justice.

My car stalled after a spin and wouldn't start again (starter motor) so I was stuck here in the rain for about 10 mins just waiting for someone to crash into me....

The main husk of this came off half way through the dipper, I continued skidding through corner 4&5, popped it on 5 and continued through corner 6 lol

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Track Day Prep

So I've pretty much just got back from uni, its dark and I still have my car to prep for tomorrows Queensland Raceway morning session... Oil Change, tools, tires, helmets... that old chestnut.

You might think with all this talk of rebuilding my daily that blew up this week that i might not have the money to be doing this tomorrow, and you'd be right.
But I'm doing it anyway :)

That said, I'm going to be broke as a motherfucker... And the rebuild bill that's most likely going to amount to around $1,500 is going to hit my funds for Japan HARD. Which is in less than a month by the way.
So a QR day probably isn't the most intelligent idea financially, but I haven't skidded in ages and I have been looking forward to this one for a long time now.

I also know i have promised photos from the QR day i went to watch a couple of weeks back, but on top of being lazy I am also quite flat out.
Just to give you an idea of what I am up to these days:

Full time Uni course
Two jobs
Photography Work + Any photography I do on the side... (backlogged about a couple of months lol)
Track car
Blown up daily (Nissan)
Saving+Planning for Japan
MM Blog
My photography blog
Uni Photo essay Blog on my Friend Aaron
Uni News photography blog (password protected but you get the idea)
Uni Publication
Social Life (not much of it)

Anyway, I cannot wait untill tomorrow, i will be skidding with Jason in his newly aquired Hack R31 which i will have to get some photos of very soon also.

Monday, May 16, 2011

All set

Everything is apart and categorized across my garage floor lol.
My god I love working on engines sooooo much more when they are out of a car.

Seems like alot less when its on the motor hey.

All set as of yesterday arvo, I'm taking it up to Nizzpro as soon as I'm out of uni. Cross your fingers for me that it's a simple rebuild...

Sunday, May 15, 2011


Engine is out, still plenty to do...
Gonna have it bare today with the head and block still together and take it to Nizzpro tomorrow.

Saturday, May 14, 2011


Gotta love em...
The motor in mine is tired as and I've always known it.

Anyway this week the oil pump decided to let go and that it wants a rebuild... This is in the last few weeks of my uni semester and only a month before I leave for Japan.

Thanks Nissan...

I'm pulling the motor out today and I'm gonna take it to someone to rebuild it. Id love to do it myself but I just don't have the time... Plus being my daily I just want it to work.

Monday, May 2, 2011

QR Practise Day

It's not often I will get excited for going up to watch a practice day at Queensland Raceway... It gets really frustrating to go up to a track and watch when you haven't brought your own car, but today we just had such an awesome time.

The two Jasons and I got up to the track for a lazy day of sitting around on our arses drinking and laughing at cars hitting the dirt.
I had such an awesome time and went for a couple of runs with some people i know, as well as some people i met on the day. Particularly one special sort of Ke70.

But more on that later as i have heaps of pics, but for now, just a picture of the three of us up there today.