Sunday, March 23, 2008

Another Visit To Mine's

After getting my car back from the biannual Shaken (車検)nothing wrong apparently, just pay alot of taxes and they let you be - but what the heck, I went ahead and had all the fluids changed.

And what a difference - the transmission feels SO much better now - more more snick-snick accurate. And not as much grinding in 4th!

I drove down to Mine's - Nakayama-san and Nagahama-kun had promised to take care of one last detail which I wasn't happy with - the imperfectly painted engine covers on the new engine. So I got to Mine's at exactly 1500, then spent the next 90 minutes or so chatting with Nagahama about what was going on at Mine's. Some exciting projects underway!

So the car has temporary standard covers on now. Will insert pic here tomorrow.

Also, I mentioned to Nakayama-san that the car seemed to get a bit hotter than expected during the runs at FISCO, especially given the Toyo Al radiator. He recommended thinking about a way to get heat out of the engine bay by getting a new bonnet. I think he was talking about these kinds of thing.

Jun (113,400円)


Or
Aeromaster (35,000円 primer; 51,590円 painted):


Electra (388,500円!) 3.8kgs, though. Not worth it, but pretty:


I've also seen some on Yahoo Auctions that look like the Nismo Z-Tune bonnet for 66,000円. but it weighs 8kgs. Another version has one opening only, but weighs 7kgs.


I wonder what's the best deal?

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