firstly i’d like to apologise once again for the lack of blog posts on here, it’s something i want to devote more time to doing and will try harder from now on. the last few weeks to some degree have been somewhat quiet in terms of exciting things happening in Japan. most of the time spent in my apartment day in day out in routine, working.

after driving the black NA PS13 at suzuka twin around a month or so ago for it’s first outing i wasn’t overly impressed on how well it went, comparing it to the previous NA beige car it didn’t seem as punchy or fast as that which was almost completely stock. cut a long story short a few days following I thought i’d be ideal to give it a quick compression test before jumping to any other conclusions and turns out cylinder 2,3 and 4 were significantly down and very un-even on compression – engine blown :(. owning the car for just over a year now and only have driven it once with somewhat of a dead engine is a little depressing however it will get fixed and sorted eventually therefore now will get pushed to the side as the focus is back onto the 3037 mix-matched PS13.

last December at suzuka twin circuit – hitomi GO event i managed to kill the engine on this car. 5 months later after a new engine purchase, full bottom end OEM rebuild plus a bunch of new Nissan and NISMO bits for the entire car have been completed and fitted thanks to Takumi-san from SKY MOTORS in Yao, Osaka and my good friend Jamie – JDL Imports out in Miki, Hyogo prefecture. when this car was first purchased a little under 12 months ago now it wasn’t looked over completely, more or less did a small amount of maintenance, check over, jumped in and drove as much as I could for a solid few months. being out of the game for 5 or so months meant that the car has been able to get a solid check-over. in short a lot of things needed amending and replacing.

a couple of nights ago I went out and saw the car back together in one piece starting for the first time. a completely fresh engine and a load of things replaced it was time to drive it out of the shed before Jamie worked his final touches on it before it was ready to head out to Wakayama – Neo Style for setting. this car was originally tuned by Tsuneda-san quite a while ago now so he is looking forward to doing it again. to my knowledge he has been playing with SR20s and various computers for around 24 years so it was more than an easy decision to take the car back to him despite the long, expensive drive on the expressways.

here are a few photos from yesterday. myself and a bunch of us will be driving TKL kart land next weekend so hoping to have more updates soon 🙂 love caseyyy xxx