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.