• 240Z: Parts back from powdercoating, Started polishing the ashtray :)

    Despite the fact i’m currently just moving my home, which means a lot of work i still found some time to get a bit of stuff done here and there.. 1) Just picked up a box full of finished parts at the powdercoating company yesterday. They sandblasted, degreased and powdercoated the parts in RAL9005 Satin black. I love the result 🙂 Somehow they missed to coat a few smaller spots at the hard to reach point so i covered them with some satin black rattle-can car paint to prevent them from rust: 2) I also started restoring some smaller parts just to get some stuff done. In this case the…

  • SHOW: 2014 Japaner old- & Youngtimer meeting Gloten-Sirnach

    Beautiful weather, some nice old and new friends and lots of cool japanese Steel, what do you want more on a sunday? Thats how it was today at the japanese old and youngtimer meeting in Gloten sirnach in Switzerland. The vibe was really laidback and relaxing and i met a few really cool people. thanks to all who came to talk to me 🙂 The diversity of cars and brands was really great. It’s only a pity i missed to shoot a few cool cars before they left. Loved this rare toyota Sports 800 on original Hayashi wheels. what a rare sight 🙂 This genuine swiss Skyline GC10 “Hakosuka” was…

  • OTHER: Test drivin’ the 2015 Impreza WRX STi

    Well Time for another test-drive 😀 This time the 2015 WRX STi. I didn’t even know they make a new one until i found one standing at the local subaru dealer, so i just called them for a test drive 🙂 The car reminds me a bit of the EvoX optically. I like the overall design. it’s a bit more edgy and reminds a bit of the older Impreza STi, but i’m not a big fan of the new grille. For the price you get a killer trackmachine, but unfortunately fuel consumption and insurrance is quite high for a daily machine and the options are expensive. This is my girlfriend…

  • 240Z: Homologation fiche, Parts of for powdercoating / Painting

    I’m really busy right now moving my house but somehow i’m also very motivated in getting the fairlady back on the road 😀 1) I brought a load of parts for powdercoating today, should be done by the end of next week, and if everything is done right this means i can start assembly of some parts again 🙂 2) Brought some small parts to an industrial paintshop and if it’s done right this means i can start assembly of some other parts (you’ll see :D) soon as well 🙂 3) My swiss Fairlady-owners-mate (whom i will meet at the japanese old-and youngtimer meet this sunday)  just sent me a…

  • WEBSITE: Subscriptions and Mobile version online

    As an kind of electronic engineer in my day-to-day job i know – Never touch a running system. But sometimes it’s usefull to update to the latest technology. That’s why i always try to implement the latest tools of interrest to my page. That’s what i did today: 1) MOBILE VERSION: Yeah i know every now and then people (including me) view this page via a smartphone. So For better reading and faster loading i implemented a Mobile theme which automatically loads when this page is viewed via Mobile browser: 2) EMAIL SUBSCRIPTIONS: I know some of my followers are not into the blogworld and just drop by every now…

  • 240Z: Cleaning up the spare-parts mess in the Garage

    You might remember my second Zedd came with a big pile of spare parts. Some of them which even where from a different car. Anyway i decided to get an overwiew of which parts i have twice or more and throw the parts away which dont belong to any of my cars: Some of the spare parts pile laying around in the garage: Found multiple Room mirrors, different sized door handles, about three sets of steering wheel switches (they tend to blow up if you fit a H4 conversion without a relay what someone probably did…), multiple side markers and ashtrays, starter motors and more stuff… One of the more…

  • OTHER: Lexus IS250 test drive

    Yeah i’m still test driving a few cars to figure out which is my personal favourite for my next daily drive (must be a japanese sedan / Wagon of the last years). So today i checked out a Lexus IS250, just because it was one of the only manual cars for sale and pretty close to me. The price tag altough was a bit high. I only have one pic because the seller was with us al the time and i didn’t want to take a lot of pics while he was with us: This car was the shit 5 years ago but nowadays all the gimmicks are nothing special…

  • 240Z: Front brake lines out, prepared for powdercoating 2

    Nice saturday is always perfect for some off-time in the garage, so that’s exactly what i did today: 1) Removed the front brake lines as well as the clutch slave cylinder first: 2) Next i used my high-tech solution to remove the Bushings from the transmission (or any other, i don’t remember where it came from exactly *lol*) mount: After a while it looked pretty nice 🙂 So here we have another sets of parts ready for powdercoating: Seatrails, engine support brace with accessories, different mounts and the steering rack housing. will be done soon hopefully so i’m at least ready to assemble the steering rack-and-pinion system at least 🙂