I met him while in Portland, and mentioned the search for shorty flaps, and he told me had some. And even went further to tell me they were already painted British Racing Green. He got home and verified it, and sent them to me, only charging postage.
They arrived a few days later. Not perfect, but great nonetheless.
I love JDM parts. Even more if they are no longer made. Enter these KG Works TSIs (Turn Signal Intakes). These popped up on the forums for a great price. So I bought them. I wasn’t sure how they would look on the car, but it was worth a shot.
The next thing in preparation for the MegaSquirt is installing the Wideband. Well if we’re going to do it, may as well do it right. If it was the late 90’s/early 00’s, I may have been inclined to install with an A-piller gauge pod. But it’s not. So we’ll stick with a radio panel.
I initially tried making a din panel out of ABS, but it didn’t go well. Enter the DDMWorks panel.
So a while back I picked up a Flyin Miata Happy Meal. That’s their Stage 1 clutch and a 10.3lb flywheel. I got a killer deal on it. The retail is around 649 shipped, I paid $550 picked up for mine, and it came with intercooler piping and a fuel pump.
It was time to install. It was recommended that I install it before the turbo, to give it time to properly break it in without temptations of boost among other things.
So while the GV rep looks good, there’s a problem. Yes it’s a rep, but that’s not what I’m unhappy with. EVERYONE has one.
A while back, I saw one for sale, but wasn’t sure if I liked it. It was a TBO/Regulus lip from Japan. It started out at around$250-300, and the more I saw it, the more it grew on me. I wanted it. And then the price dropped to $100.
I had never seen one before, but I knew I wanted it. But there was a problem. Continue reading →
Likely the most important part of a car, is the brain, ECU, computer, noggin, carmakeyrunny, or whatever else you call it. For Lobo I’ve decided to go with MegaSquirt, as many others do. I originally started looking at a PNP2, but after talking to several people, The MSLabs MS3 Basic caught my eye. With lots of features that I have no plan to use at the moment, it offers lots of expandability for when I inevitably go full bore and over the top later on. Let’s get into the pics and specs. Continue reading →
I have always wanted to get into actual photography, but never had the chance.
I was recently at a meet, and wanted pictures of Lobo, and searched for the one photographer walking around for way too long, just to ask him to take some pics. I decided it was time to buy a grown-up camera.
A few days later I ended up with this Nikon D3300 kit. It came with two lenses, a bag, SD card, and Wifi transmitter.
Some of the first pics I took with the camera, in my exclusive apartment parking spot:
And a random shot I took on a drive to Atlanta that I really love.