One Shot: Project Back To Boost Update

Automotive, JDM, Motor Sports, One Shot

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It’s been awhile since I posted anything on my junkyard turbo build.  I have a little free time now, so why not give you a little status update?  I gotta say, I never knew this blog would be so popular when I started it up.  Not like it’s Speedhunters status or anything, but I get hundreds, sometimes thousands of hits a day, and I’m super stoked about it.  I’m even more excited about the responses I’ve been getting about my own build.  It’s really cool to see people get involved in others projects – creates a real community atmosphere.  If you have an ongoing build, feel free to shoot me an email with some pics, if I’m digging it I’ll throw it up on the site.  Thanks again for visiting, and I know I’ve promised this before, but the merch is coming!

Anyway, here is a list:  P28 w/piggyback, manual boost controller, boost gauge, and a little magical welding.  That’s about all I need to begin the install.  When I say this is a low-budget build I mean it.  I got quite a bit of the parts from my good friend ‘OEM Addy’.  The piping, the intercooler, the couplers, and the DSM blow-off all came off of his old 240 setup.  If I couldn’t get his intercooler, I had planned on using an Evo 8 or 9 front mount.  They go for under $100 on craigslist and their core size is great for a Honda.  I’ll be using a cast manifold from God Speed; cost? $80.  I’m still a little weary about throwing the T3 on without a rebuild.  I really have no idea what condition it is in,  and there is a tiny bit of shaft play.  I’m trying to keep this at a minimum cost though, and a rebuild would be close to $200 – I’ll cross my fingers.  Next update will probably be next month when we start to mock up some piping.

The picture of the rear of my car is from when I was test fitting the GRN’s I picked up.  I’ll be using that wheel as my spare because it has a little chunk taken out of it, and it has some old ass 195 series Advan race tire on it.  The car is sitting high because of the 16’s I had on before these – the car will be a bit lower.  This pic reminds me I need to get rid of that sticker residue…

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One Shot: Project Back to Boost

Automotive, One Shot

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Those of you who know me probably know my car as well.  Those who don’t; let me introduce you.  This is my car.  For 10 years it has gone through close to a dozen renovations.  Everything from suspension and wheels, to engine setups and interior pieces has been changed more times than I have fingers to count them on.  Which brings me to my next project – re-boosting the tired B16.  I was enjoying 14 pounds of boost daily up until the fine men in blue decided to send me to the state ref.  For years I’ve wanted to piece together another kit, but was so busy with school and work, I just didn’t have the drive.  Well, the time has come.  It will be a junkyard build with minimal costs and maximum efficiency.  I’ll follow the project on this blog, so if you’re interested stay tuned.  The car was getting a new knuckle and extended studs in this shot.   You can see Addy’s Silvia in the background.  Look for a feature on it soon.

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Close Up: Yellow Factory EG6

Automotive, Close-Up, Japan, JDM, Motor Sports

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I think that this may have been the most overlooked car at the Salon; no exaggeration.  I actually did a double take when I saw this because I couldn’t believe an EG6 was at Auto Salon in the year 2011.  Aside from the actual Honda booth, finding a tuned Honda (other than a CR-Z) at this years Salon was like finding a needle in a haystack; if the hay were made out of Nissans and Toyotas.  After drifting blew up, the market obviously gravitated toward S-Chassis’ and the like.  RWD engulfed Honda’s FWD prior dominance and left them to the devoted few.  After I came to my senses I decided that I needed to spend a few moments with this thing.  Check out more past the break.