We pulled out off the stops to finish the car a week before the Kop Hill climb ALL the way back in September 2016. My old friend Steve Sadler from FC Tuning mapped the Haltech Elite 2500 on the Dyno at Motorworx in Marlow and it spat the clutch pivot shaft on the dyno. Not ideal, but an easy fix. Before it spat the clutch, it was pretty awesome. Stock 1UZ with injectors, fancy ECU and plenum made 289hp and 300ftlb. Not huge figures, but remember – it’s not meant to make big power without boost. It’s meant to prove it’s reliable (more on that later)
Welcome back to another instalment. As you can see, the paintwork has turned out just peachy… One of the main reasons why we were able to achieve so much on the car, in such a short period of time is because I swapped jobs in June of last year. This gave me about 10 weeks […]Read more "Sneige Factory – JZA80 Supra Build – Part 27: Everybody loves Gordon"
After having had the car see the outside world for the first time under it’s own steam, we were on a bit of a high. I even drove it up to the top of the farm sitting on the floor of the car (no seat) simply to hear it brap. It had no brakes bar […]Read more "Sneige Factory – JZA80 Supra Build – Part 26: Gloss"
Yeah, about that… I’ve sat down on more occasions that I can count to try and write another update on the project but for one reason or another i’ve just not been able to get past the first couple of paragraphs. Why? Well I get to about this point in the article, a paragraph […]Read more "Sneige Factory – JZA80 Supra Build – Part 25 -There are four lights."
Funny isn’t it, how to 90% of the population our interests and hobbies all seem a bit ridiculous. This has never been more apparent to me than when a week or so prior to this post I collected a slightly worn Bride Brix. Wanting to replace the fixed back Cobra in my S14 for something […]Read more "Jdm tat."
If you’re a regular reader of this blog you’ll probably remember that I’m a media wanker. It’s a fairly hard task but somebody has to take one for the team and do these perilous jobs for the good of our country and society. A few weeks ago I was invited to an event in Bologna for something […]Read more "Sneige Factory – JZA80 Supra Build – Part 24: Dirty Ferrari"
Once upon a time, in the leafy Oxfordshire countryside lived a Pheasant called Borris. Borris had been released as a little pheasant chick, into a wide and vast field on the Glympton estate and life was good. Although Borris didn’t quite know what the purpose of his existence was, it didn’t really matter. The weather […]Read more "Sneige Factory – JZA80 Supra Build – Part 23: Atomic Pheasant"