Tonight I went and borrowed Kevin’s engine lift – again! The original plan was to just lift it up so I could swap engine mounts but decided to remove the whole thing a do a few other things I have been putting off. It was also going to be easier for me to do with the engine out.
This is how I torqued the flywheel bolts. It is always a challenge but at least it’s not the big nut like an eccentric shaft. Actually I learned this from having to deal with that big nut on the eccentric shaft. Know what I’m talking about? Continue reading
Was able to make it to the post office to pick up my hold mail and some lovely gifts were waiting for me.
Rob sent me a care package from Japan and inside was one of the Boss Coffee JGTC cans featuring the Eneos Lexus Soarer. Continue reading
When things aren’t within walking distance, next best thing is the subway (still trying to avoid the cabs).
Grand Central Station Terminal. Everyone needs to take a picture – even me – but with a camera phone. Continue reading
I really enjoy cities that everything is within “easy” walking distance. I tried to avoid the cabs as much as possible since it feels like you are in a car trying to dodge frag.
A lot of the roaming around was not to do site seeing things, but because we got lost. This was the DKNY billboard in Soho. Pretty cool art work… ignore the DKNY. Continue reading
Why no posts? I’ve been in NYC!
View of King Kong’s stripper pole… if he were a stripper – not a big gorilla.
Unfortunately, the hotel we stayed at was conveniently located – but that’s about where that ends. No internet, crooked toilets and sinks, smelly closets and someone told me that there is a big bed-bug problem in NYC at the moment. Continue reading
My friend Maggie snapped some pics for her photography class. She is putting together a book about car culture and stopped by.
I took a picture of her taking a picture of my upstairs “loft” space with her DSLR. Makes me feel like I need to get one. The picture she took consists of two front bumpers, four Work wheels in three boxes, four tires, Buddy Club seat and Bride Ergo II seat. Continue reading
I am doing the fun process of wiring. It’s fun. Hooray.
I suppose I could have just left everything and whatever wasn’t used wouldn’t be connected. Continue reading
I really don’t know why I thought about this sooner, but to verify my idea that changing the indicators on my cluster would work – i simply shined a flashlight behind them.
Seems to work and almost better than I expected. Continue reading
Continued working on my gauge cluster and got everything mounted.
Kept stock fuel level, turn and high beam indicator but unfortunately had to ditch the low fuel warning light. Continue reading
Starting the process of setting up the gauges from the FC into the Corolla. Some of you may scoff at the fact they are Autometer gauges, but guess what – I got them for free, so I am going to use them. Not as many as I had in the FC but most of them.
For the main cluster I needed to take apart the stock piece to make the template for the replacement panel. Continue reading