January 26, 2013
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After five years of silence.

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I Love Yahoo Auctions Japan

January 18, 2013
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It is a goldmine for obsolete electronics.

HKS IPM – Displays injector duty cycle


HKS VPC – Converts airflow to speed density




Also acquired a CA18DET bottom end for something to put the rebuilt four port head on and thus give a me complete spare engine.



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Meanwhile at GBR HQ…

January 10, 2013


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My Church Film

January 2, 2013
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Period Correct

December 20, 2012
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The growing collection of 1980’s and 1990’s electronics for the Pulsar:


HKS Turbo Timer IV



Maxon Radar Detector

Bee*R Limiter


And the piece de resistance, a dash mountable Sony Car Discman. Just need a 1 button AFC or 5 button SAFC to complete the set. Will probably need to source it off Yahoo jp as they are quite hard to come by now.


Everything will be completely functional, except the radar detector – Ka band hadn’t been invented in 1985. Also the Discman only seems to play sweet sweet 80′s syth pop.


Car starts its workshop tour of Chch 7 January 2013.

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Character Flaw – Libero Back End

December 15, 2012
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“It’s not a weak point, I like to think of it as a character flaw. People just aren’t complete without some kind of character flaw, don’t you think.”




This thing hasn’t moved much in the last couple of months but I thought I’d push it outside to get a couple of shots.

The rear Brembo conversion is all but done. Long story short it is a mammoth undertaking which is why so few people attempt it. Aside from Dirks orange Evo II and Jarreds Evo I RS in NZGT I’m not aware of any other CD5A chassis’s in the country with the full front and rear conversion. And certainly no CD5W’s. Due to the complications of the internal drum handbrake, the Evo VI hub assemblies have to be effectively grafted onto the diff housing. This is obviously far beyond my abilities so I have Jeremy and Rob to thank.

I couldn’t find any 25mm 1*114.3 hub & wheel centric spacers in the country so I ended up ordering some el cheapo eBay specials and then machining them to fit (as unsurprisingly their tolerances were shite). This removes the factory negative stagger offset front to rear.

Next step is dropping the rear 1″ to counter the rake, will be easy with a roll but as the bumpstops will require modifying I will only be doing this after discussing it with the guy certifying the car. An adjustable panhard rod will also be needed and is under construction.

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December 3, 2012
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November 24, 2012
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October 30, 2012
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I hope the Talon is locked up tight.

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Theseus’ Paradox – Libero Front End

October 27, 2012
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Evo IV lower control arms. Evo V hub carriers with the GSR hubs machined to fit and pressed in. Evo V Brembos. New tie rods. Goodridge braided lines. 20mm spacers.

Front chassis rails are 110mm. Sump 95mm. This is a very practical set up built to get through cert.

Still can’t get out of the driveway though.

Back end next.

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