Friday, August 30, 2013

In Need of a Stress Reliever

I've come to notice a trend that I believe is going to be never ending.  It involves finding myself in a stressful situation right before upcoming drift events.  Proving Grounds 2013.2 is coming up in just a week and like always I have found myself with a broken down car, but this time it's not just mine, it's Becca's Z32 as well.

There's a lot going on right now, Z32 had to have the engine pulled and some internals needed our attention.  This has turned into a crazy pain.  Working for hours every night to get it running again.  I'll go into details on this later, but as of right now, the car is on stands and it's not running.

It's been a very stressful 2 weeks working on the car and with Proving Grounds being a week away it's only starting to get more stressful.  Right now all I want to do is sleep, and clearly so does Becca.

Then along with the Z32 having issues, my S13 decided it wanted to do something that would piss me off.  All the nuts backed out on the turbo studs holding the turbo elbow on, and one of the studs even decided to break off inside the turbo.  So now I need to deal with drilling that out.  I also decided that since I've had these nuts back out on me a million times it was time to get a different elbow, one where I can actually get a socket on the nuts so I can properly tighten them down rather then using an open ended wrench and praying that it's going to stay tight.

I decided to go with the ISIS 3" turbo elbow and ISIS 3" downpipe to match.  Hopefully this should be easier to work with then what I have.

To add to my joy I discovered my 30mm wheel spacers I ordered turned out to be the wrong thread pitch so I had to order another pair and hope that this return goes through.

Now I'm sitting at a point where money is starting to get tight and things aren't looking good for me.  Then I had one of my brand new tires on my Sequoia blow out.

Things just aren't going all too well, heck even the vending machine pulled a fast one on me.  I must say, I was not satisfied one bit about it!

Oh well, things will get better.  I did find some time the other day during breaks to add a Big Country Labs wing to my pixel car for my forums signature.

Hopefully in a few days I'll be bringing some awesome updates for everyone to look over.  I am going to Shiomi Garage tomorrow so that's definitely something to look forward to!  See you all next update!

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