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!!