Monday, March 2, 2015
Monday, February 2, 2015
The fuel and brake lines are on for good (first things bolted onto the car for real!), all mounted with stainless hardware and nice and secure. The exhaust and handbrake lines are just on for the photo, and will be coming off again. The exhaust needs the front flanges welded on, which I can only do with the motor, drivetrain, and headers in place to set the angles. The handbrake cable was set up for the drum brakes, and I've just ordered a disc kit from Dr Diff, which will require different length cables.
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Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Tuesday, January 27, 2015
alloy brackets for the seat. Big thanks to the Water Cutting Company and Kia-Ora Sheetmetal!
Cheers and happy new year!
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Thursday, December 11, 2014
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Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Sunday, November 9, 2014
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Friday, September 26, 2014
I'm back at work on the car after a trip overseas, and currently setting up my garage for the body work stage to proceed, so work should be progressing rapidly soon. I can't wait to have the car back together again...
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Friday, September 19, 2014
A crazy Gatebil-style S13 Nissan Silvia built to four-wheel drift. It features a set-back Chevy LS V8 with twin superchargers and a custom four-wheel drive setup. The front blower is mounted backwards and has its internals reversed so air goes in the bottom, gets compressed, and comes out the top and into the second blower mounted normally on top of the motor. I think it makes for a mean-looking beast head poking through the hood, and should have the performance to back up the looks. The radiator is in the rear, fed by the roof-mounted scoop, so when the one-piece front is removed you’d get an uninterrupted view of the front blower on its cantilevered brackets, and also of the front transaxle, and custom-built and white-painted suspension and spaceframe.
Another potential future build concept. I really like this machine, it would look rad as hell for real I reckon.
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Monday, September 15, 2014
Mashine is a project myself and good friend and fellow designer and car nerd Ash Thorp are working on. A way to indulge our crazy car fuelled plans and make big things happen in the future… Keep your eyes peeled!
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Sunday, August 31, 2014
Some of my favourite machines from a recent trip to the states.
It was the trip of a lifetime in general, and for cars particularly. The pits at Laguna Seca melted my brain. Watching and hearing (and feeling, when walking the bridges) the vintage Trans-Am cars race and get sideways out of corners was pure joy. Pebble Beach Concours was fantastic, I fell in love a few times with Italian red heads. I guess I'd pay 10 million for one too...
The black SS Camaro was my road-trip machine.
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