Sunday, August 19, 2007
First things I did, was to remove the easy and most important components... these were...
- Backtop M/T ECU
- Map Sensor
- Ignitor & Coil
These were stored in a safe place...
Sean, my best buddy, was very keen to assist me with this project, and I certainly could do with a hand. Alas, up to this point, Sean was very busy with work... but he was getting a bit more free time, so ... Cool... :-) I have to admit... Sean, being my best buddy, I confiding a lot of my personal stuff to him. He suggested that I should proceed with this 20v Blacktop engine... as I had a difficult time between choosing turbo charging and 20v BT engine route.
More to follow in next post...
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
Thursday, March 29, 2007
I called around in the Perth area, and just about every quote I got was about $2-$3K more than the complete freighted package I got quoted from JapImports. By now I gotten to know him as Brad@JapImports, and we got to discuss the details of the 1/2 cut. It was dissappointing to hear that it was an Auto version of the 20v Blacktop, and decided against the purchase. But I still asked Brad if he could quote me on a 20v Blacktop with a 5Spd box, and sure enough he did, which came out to be about $400 more...
Brad did find a 1/2 cut with a 5spd, but unfortunetly, it had a failed gearbox, and on my behalf, decided to let it go. (Phew!) He passed on the info, and promptly looked for another, and found one which was in good condition, with about 68KKms on the clock. Of course from there it all lead into the purchase, with a long wait for the arrival of 1/2 cut from... Japan!!!!!
We finalised the deal on the 29/03/07, and I sent through my payment... Brad did give me the option to bail out several times, but I just couldn't... :D ETA was estimated at about 6 weeks.
Voyage of the 1/2 cut to follow soon... (Next Post...)