So, I called back Takasu-san about our previous conversation and he offered that his guys could take a close look at my car - do a complete shakedown by first replacing all the fluids, then test driving, after which Nismo technicians would come up with a list of things that could be improved, repaired or perfected.
HOW COULD I SAY NO?!
So, I took a morning off and picked up my car from BeAmbitious...
|Damn this car looks good!
|Here is Ochiai-san explaining my car's body rigidity to my friend Takashi who picked me up from Nismo
He also didn't like the Garage Defend panel, saying that it prevented the snorkel from getting enough air into the engine. I explained this one was for looks only and that I had in fact, developed my own panel with ram-air. And that my friend Tom had also made a nicer version and actually recorded a difference in air temperature!
Along with this mod and the other things he saw I had done, he was impressed - it sounds like most R owners in Japan that bring their cars to Nismo don't work on them too much....
In any case, I am on pins and needles as I wait to get the phone call... and then hopefully some very good news and not much bad news... we shall see. I told them I was in no rush.
Which means people visiting Nismo Omori Factory over the next few weeks might see something like this:
Thanks to my friend Matt B who's visiting from the UK and dropped into Nismo! Will have to catch up in person next time!!