But there were several photos that didn't make the cut. So, I decided to post them here.
First, in preparation for the Speedhunters article, I actually had considered re-wrapping the HKS oil cooler hoses in black plastic spiral wrap.
|First, I had to cut this zip tie away. |
You can also see the SAMCO radiator hose on the bottom and the weird white spots on it that eventually convinced me to replace it!
|It's too bad I couldn't use this in the end. Cheap and easy!|
|Here's how it looked after I finished the re-wrap. Looks OK, but a bit odd at the same time...|
Speaking of clamps:
|Mysterious package from China. And yes, Japan Customs opened to inspect it!|
|Since I wasn't sure if I should go for anodized silver or black, I ordered both!|
|Yes, that is probably 20 years of accumulated gunk!|
|But, SAMCO pricing in Japan is ridiculous, so I went ahead with this one from SARD|
|Here is Alessandro helping with the clamps.|
Incidentally, he later went crazy with metal polish on the Koyo radiator. Thanks Ale!
|While nice Stainless Steel, the ones that arrived were scratched up.|
|They also seemed to not be as shiny as they should be.|
Maybe I need to polish them in my free time?
|Here is a close up, looking up from inside the turn signal space, one we removed it.|
You can see the ballast for the Xenons.
|And of course, having removed the undertray I had to clean it. Simple Green is the bomb!|
|Rusted license plate stay|
|I've resprayed it with anti-rust paint, this will have to do until I get a new one.|