Time for the first update of the year! But first, a little bit of rewind to the final week of the last decade.
[Rewind to the night of 26 Dec 2019]
Turns out I'm not the only one receiving a brand new car as a gift!
And there's also the first trackday of the decade, and finally the S15 build progress continues!
As usual, let's find out what happened by delving into the update below!
Before I went to sleep that night, unaware of the upcoming terror at the next day (read my previous update to see what kind of terror it was), Franklin (@FranklinAnderson) messaged me and Ziga (@Lagano) on our separate phones. It looks like he needed help on a project, but what is it?
"Ay Biggie, keepin' busy I hope"
"Eh not really, I'm gonna sleep, but sup yo"
"Ah I see, but hear me out. I bought an R33 GT-R"
"Oh wew, you added another R33 to your collection"
"Nah, it's not for me"
"I heard Muza (@Niatross) wanted an R33, so I'm going to buy him one"
"Hey that's so kind of you, I should say. But uhh......what does this has to do with me?"
"Let's get straight to the problem. It's been crashed"
"Ouch, any pics? You can't just give him a heap of scrap"
"Hold up" *sends an image of the R33*
"Ah thank god it's not a major loss. Yeah a little bit of straightening and it should be fine"
"Now though Biggie, since I've purchased the car, I need you to buy parts for it"
[28 Dec 2019]
"Wait WHAT? Only me?"
"Nah of course not, everyone's involved as well, including Muza"
"Wait, you've told Muza as well?"
"That I need his help on assembly? Yes. That the R33 is going to be his? Nope"
"Aaaah okay that makes sense now. But you see, I'm currently saving for my own car as well"
"Oh come on, it's just a small part!"
"How small is it?"
"Dash assembly and steering wheel. I'll link it to you for the price" *sends used car parts link*
"Ah okay, V$600 seems plausible, but no more than that please"
"Wait, one more thing. Could you help me to register the car as well afterwards?"
"Sure, that I can do, since you're in Osaka and I'm the most fluent in Japanese between us all"
"Thanks Biggie, goodnight man"
After the rather lengthy message, I went off to sleep. And by this point you'll know what happened afterwards
I went off to Osaka to pick up the interior parts and help Franklin assembly the R33. Since I've got a brand new (and FREE! Once again, read previous update) car courtesy of @Benny
and co. at the previous day, which is an R32 GTS-t, I decided to take it for the long run immediately. So far, driving it around urban areas (by taking myself back home with it after Muza passed the key to me) felt quite nice, with the car receiving refreshing treatment thanks to Muza and his Nismo crew, with the RB20DET being rather rev-happy and delivering sufficient torque everytime I asked for it. Now though, it's time to see how far I can push the RB20 on faster and more demanding conditions. Time to kick up some music
"Um, Smoke, you sure that's a GTS-t? Isn't that a GT-R?" No, that's a GTS-t. If you actually think this is a GT-R, didn't I've said read the previous update?
As you can see, it's not a bone stock car........well, partly. The R32 has received the famous Bayside Blue paint from the R34 catalogue, new re-upholstered seats, new factory period-correct brakes, these GramLights 57TC wheels, those GT-R bodykits, and a proper intercooler kit for the RB20. Everything else though (including the brakes), is still bone-stock. That means there's a chance of the car riding like a jelly in high speeds, which is something you absolutely
don't want to happen.
Speaking about the RB20, it's one of the cheapest entry to the amazing world of RB machines. They're normally residing inside an R31, non GT-R R32, base R33 and R34, Nissan Cefiros, Nissan Laurels, Fairlady Z31, and, of all things imaginable, New Zealand-spec Holden Commodore VL. The RB20 is quite famous as a cheap engine for all your grassroot motorsport needs, be it grip racing, drifting, drag racing. In fact the RB20 served once as a race engine as well, powering R31 GTS-R Group A racer along its lifetime. If you're an avid drift scene follower, you'll know Alexi/Noriyaro's R32 has RB20DET as well. If you're bored of droney or rorty inline 4 engine sound in your daily car, RB20 is a great choice as well, as y'know, the sound is not that different from that sweet RB25 or RB26 sound.
Problem is, if you're looking for competitive, high-power engines, the RB20 is not the answer. It simply can't go for higher power figures (which is usually agreed at 500+ BHP) without turning itself into a big box of molotov grenade. At this stage an upgrade to an equally cheap RB25 is recommended. Or if you're an Aussie, either that or RB30, since it powered the Aussie-spec Commodore VL. This is also the exact reason why the R31 was easily got curb-stomped and steamrolled in touring car races around the world. To solve this, Nissan created a new car and a brand new engine, which you'll know as the R32 GT-R and RB26DETT engine.
As I approached the expressway, I opened the taps on the R32 and RB20DET. According to Muza, other than the intercoler addition, the engine is stock but still brand new, so it could muster around 215-220 BHP, which is a nice figure way back then, but rather lacking for today standards. Still, could be worse: The base R32, the R32 GXi, came with a CA18i (yes, you read that correctly and it exists) and only produces 90 BHP. Even your average family car nowadays can top that!
On the other end of the spectrum, the R32 has a limited edition version
created by Autech. It's only available as an auto sedan, but it's equipped with AWD drivetrain and RB26DE. Yup, just like a GT-R, minus the twin turbo and with more doors. And yet, it only produced 217 BHP. You can top it up with a regular R32 sedan and some bolt-on mods!
Just as I expected, the RB20 performed smoothly, but being a bone-stock engine it's quite quick to reach its peak. Granted, it's not an RB25 or RB26, but being an RB engine, this felt rather weak for me. If you're a sensible driver or you just want to hear that glorious baritone sound, an RB20 is enough. But as I've said, if you're a thrill-seeker or speed freak, you'll need to upgrade to an RB25 or RB26. The intercooler works at least, which means I can floor it all the way without worrying about overheating, though I had to hold back once the engine touches the redline. At least though, the suspension is stable and healthy, making the car sit rock solid with not a lot of roll everytime I changed lanes.
After some hours of nursing the RB20, keeping myself awake and picking up the R33 parts at Osaka suburbs, I arrived at Franklin's garage, where everyone was going to start the work for the day. The crew for the day cosisted of me, Franklin, Muza, Benny, Adrianne (@RocketBunnyS13), Marc (@topy) and Dominika (@Nightkid). At this point I only realized Franklin told me to buy a non-airbag version of the dash and steering wheel, which made me worried a bit as we worked on the R33.
"Hey Franklin, a question"
"Is this the non-airbag dash? And why?"
"Well......" *points to the ripped airbag inside the R33*
"Ah yes that makes sense. Right, I'll remove them and get this on"
"Great, put the airbag outside the car later"
"I guess you know what they say........we'll die like a real men. I don't want any head injuries though"
[31 Dec 2019]
With the restoration job finished hours later, we bid our goodbyes and returned to our cribs. As I made my way back to the crib while preventing the RB20 from topping up too much, I began to shape my plans for the R32. Bodykit-wise it's already fitting what I wanted it to be (OORP: There aren't much alternative kits in the mod anyways). For the wheels, I might swap it with Nismo LMGT1s, so it'll resemble the Group A racer version. As for the engine and trans.........
Just give it an RB25DET plus slightly improved stock RWD 5-speed transmission. Or if I could, I could try fitting the RB26DETT exhaust manifold and turbos to form an RB25DETT. Not sure how it'll end up, but I'm confident this is possible.
I guess you've predicted what this one would be: An RB26DETT! For the transmission, it would be either Z33 6-speed transmission to keep things simple and cheap, or if I've got the money and knowledge to install it (I know AWD conversion is difficult), a proper Getrag 5-speed trans plus the entire HICAS AWD system
This one is reserved should I wanted it to be a mad machine. You see, an RB26 is quick enough, but how about an RB30? Granted, they're only available in SOHC form by standard, but it still can be combined with RB26 or RB25 head, therefore forming an RB30DET or RB30DETT. It's not a really new formula, as at least there are two similar builds
that have been done. Might use Z33 transmission as I can't imagine how difficult it would be to fit HICAS AWD to an RB30.
And also depending on the power figure at the end of the project, I might need to strip and cage the car......I'd say once it went past 500 BHP.
As you've read at the previous update, I went to KS garage to celebrate new year's eve together. After I, Muza, Adrianne and Marc went out for a while to Shibuya in Kaede the vert, Ziga and Franklin finally came to the garage. And of course, Franklin brought the R33 to the garage. It's looking quite gorgeous now, far different from when we all first saw it, repainted in factory deep marine blue paint.
After some time of chit-chats, we realized we brought back nothing from Shibuya, and both Ziga and Franklin must be hungry.
Mu:"Well I should admit we were outside some time ago, but we brought nothing back here"
F:"Oh hey, how about we go outside once more? Is that okay with you?"
E:"It's okay for me. The traffic though......hey AJ, do you know any shortcuts?"
A:"I do, but given the occassion today, we can't expect much"
E:"That's what I'm saying. I don't want to celebrate new year in the midst of a traffic jam"
Mu:"Well I don't mind either. As long as it isn't snowing hard"
Z:"Right, let's go then, I guess waiting here won't help matters"
And so, we went out once more around Shibuya, with I, Adrianne, Marc and Ziga inside Kaede, while Muza and Franklin are inside the R33 behind us. As I've predicted, traffic was quite crowded, but we're still able to move freely downtown. After some time going around downtown looking for a proper place to have dinner, we finally stopped at a restaurant and had a big feast of yakiniku. Hilarity ensues as we trid to flip the meats, shrimps and squids only using chopsticks, and we almost ran out of butter in the end
After the big feast, we were trapped in traffic on the way back, but nevertheless we made it back right on time before the countdown to new year starts. As I and Ziga prepped the fireworks, Franklin prepped for his surprise. And finally as the decade changed, Franklin handed the keys to the R33 GT-R to Muza. It's now officially his, and it's now the first addition of the year to the KS garage.
[01 Jan 2020]
As we enjoyed the first hours of the decade, we partied some more as the skies were filled with fireworks from all directions. I wonder how will Franklin go back to Osaka though?
Since Benny wasn't coming to our celebration the previous night, I decided to give him a nice call to celebrate the new decade.
[02 Jan 2020]
"Hey Benny, it's Smoke. Happy New Year bossman"
"Eh, I don't really celebrate new years, but yeah, happy new year to everyone as well"
"Oh you didn't? Is that why you weren't with Ziga last night?"
"Exactly. It's just another year and another day for me"
"Ah don't be such a downer bossman. Anyways, you wanna go for another trackday?"
"Eh? Another one?"
"Kind of. I think I can improve your driving a little bit more. Get ZIga as well, I'll get Muza and AJ"
"Ah, okay, sure.......what should I bring there?"
"S2K. Should be an effective learning tool since we got no AE86s or Miatas"
"Good idea actually"
"Right, see you tomorrow"
Yep, I planned to extend the celebration a bit by having another trackday. We can't do it this time since it's snowing outside, so I opted to wait for the next day to be sunny, or at least not being snowy. After Muza and AJ agreed to join us as well, I spent the rest of the day hitting my books and various websites as I build the track training regime everyone will go under. My focus though is on Benny, since at the last trackday I can catch up with him at corners despite him driving a much faster car.
I woke up a bit earlier than usual, so Ii could have a rather peaceful preparations as usual and a proper breakfast. You know the drill: Get some shower, don a denim, t-shirt and hoodie, get into the racing shoes, and prepare the gloves and helmet. For breakfast I tried something new, which is.......a loaf of toasted bread plus a sunny-side up egg and a cup of tea. Simple, but effective to go for at least a quarter day.
As I almost finished my brekkie, Ziga called me.
"Ay Smoke, you there?"
"Uh yeah, finishing my brekkie, you already on the way?"
"We already at Tsukuba man"
*spits tea* "S**t that was quick! Right I''ll be there"
And so, I finished my tea while lamenting the fact that I had to spit some out, then roll out to Tsukuba in my Silver Queen as I blast this track
. For today though, I'm not driving on the track, as I'll be riding in various cars instead. Just like at the last trackday, Muza and Adrianne drives their M4 and A5 respectively, while this time Ziga and Benny are inside Benny's S2K.
As I arrived at the track, apparently everyone has waited for me. Fistbumps and brohugs were shared, and we discussed the plan for the day. Since Muza and Adrianne already know what to do around Tsukuba, I simply let them loose and drive as long as they wanted, though once again I warned Adrianne to go faster. As I've said previously, the focus here is to introduce the track better to Ziga and Benny, and particularly to refine Benny's track skills.
So as Muza and Adrianne set their own laps freely, first off, I took up Ziga for a ride. Ziga has entered several time attack competitions and basically an all-rounder racer (he also does drag racing and drifting), all I need to do is point out and refine Ziga's braking point judgement in the S2K (some are slightly late, some are too early). He did well and quite smooth, and as a result when he ride on without me, he easily score a fast lap.
Benny seemed to be quite excited that as we done our laps, he immediately wanted to drive the S2K. But not before I could tell him what's wrong with his driving..........
*getting excited* "Right, my turn to ride-"
"Ey ey hold up Benny, what do you think you're doing?"
"Well, taking my turn to drive?"
"Nope, not yet. Let me tell you your flaws first so you have an idea what to improve"
".......ah yes, that's why I come here"
"Right, let's switch places first"
And so, as we ride around for a while, I told him some of my pointers, aside from the braking spots.
"Your braking point is pretty much correct, but there's one fatal flaw that you have that I can see"
"A fatal flaw? What is it?"
"When I was hanging in the back on your R33, I can see you try to hug the apex-"
"Well that's how race drivers do isn't it?"
"Yes, don't cut me just yet. What I'm saying is it wasn't smooth enough. Your exits is wrong almost all the time"
"Wrong? What do you mean?"
"You kept the car on the inside at the exits"
"Well that's how street racing goes!"
"That approach will work on street racing because you got oncoming traffic on the other side of the road, and-"
"Then why it's wrong?"
"Hold up damnit I'm not finished YET! It'll work in rallying as well since you'll likely driving AWD cars and using handbrake"
"Technically speaking, motocross racers use this technique as well by riding to the outisde, flick the bike and go to the inside line"
"So why it's wrong then?"
"Why, 'cause this is neither of those three! There's no oncoming traffic! Tell me, have you see Formula 1 cars cornering?"
"Of course I do, why?"
"You'll notice they tend to use the outside line when exiting the corner, yes?"
"Oh yeah yeah, I do"
"They do that to maintain momentum and speed. In your case, not only you lost a lot of speed and time, it's rather dangerous in multi-car racing"
"In best case you'll be simply overtaken and you need to catch up. On worst case however the car behind you can clip you"
"What do you mean by clip?"
"In short, they'll either nudge your rear bumper or slam into your doors. Worse, they can accuse you of harsh blocking"
"Isn't blocking allowed anyways?"
"Yes, but that's not how you do it. In touring car or rallycross racing it might be slightly acceptable, but outside that, get ready to be penalized"
"Makes sense actually"
"Additionally, in your technique the momentum can be covered by a step of clutch, but you do know clutch can wear right?"
"Well, yeah, you're right I should say. So in short, what do you suggest?"
"Turn smoothly, use more track width in exits and exit smoothly, don't overcook it.The key is out-in-out"
With the tutorial lap over, I handed the S2K keys back to Benny and watched him run alone from the sidelines. I'm quite glad to see Benny learning quickly as he progressed through every lap, and slowly start to score decent laps, though his steering input is a little bit rough, and sometimes he forgot to use the track width at the exits. I'd say the tutorial went well!
[04 Jan 2020]
But then, as Benny went on to finish another of his lap, the inevitable happened. As he approached the final corner, which is a fast corner (and one of the deciding factor in time attack and regular races), he lost the rear of the car, causing him to spin at high speed and spraying his S2K in a gravel bath, prompting a red flag on the session. Since the crash happened in an instant and the car appeared to be damaged, I immediately rushed to the scene by riding on the track's tow truck together with the track marshalls.
As I hopped off the truck, I began to look for Benny.
"Benny! Oi! Are you alri-oh......" *spots Benny smoking in the gymkhana lot behind the catch fence*
"Yo, I'm good"
*bangs the fence* "OI! I TOLD YOU NOT TO OVERCOOK IT FOR GOD'S SAKE!"
*chuckles* "Sorry, kid"
*sighs* "Nah nah, I'm sorry for shouting at you. You almost made me had a heart attack there"
"Eh, it's okay"
"Well, I'm glad you're okay. Could've been worse. Oh yah, add that to your note: Curb your enthusiasm
"Yeah. Right, tell them to tow my car back to the pits"
We spent the rest of the day by removing gravel from Benny's S2K's floor, and assessing the damage as well. Thankfully it's much better than I thought, as it only suffered exterior damage as far as the eyes can see. The rear left quarter panel was scratched (though I'm sure there should be small dents as well), and the rear bumper was detached and lightly cracked. Even the car was still able to start and run! The total assessment of the damage though has to be done by Benny himself in the end. With the minor fixes done and Benny declared okay by the medics, we bid our goodbyes and went back to our crib.
[06 Jan 2020]
It's my birthday...........but as I've mentioned in the previous update, the boys already gave a (huuuge) gift to me. But that's okay though, since even MORE of my birthday presents has come to my doorstep!
Specifically, they're all the suspension parts and transmission parts for the S15. With only a month and a bit more before the S15's supposed debut race, I really had to move fast to make the dream build come true. Alongside the suspensions (and handling upgrades in general) and transmission upgrades, it's still missing some engine upgrades, better turbos, proper rollcage and um, a livery.
There's one huge problem though: There are quite a lot of parts I've ordered (want more details? Go back one page to the bottom most update) and if I install them by myself, it'll take a lot of time and energy due to the lack of tools available in my arsenal, the size of some components and the complexity to install most of them. And I'm sure it'll end up with myself causing more scuffs and wounds in my hand than usual, or even worse, I installed them incorrectly. But then I have an idea.
After some heavy lifting of the parts, all of them turned out to be fit enough to put inside the Merc Sprinter van. And of course, I can tow the S15 as well at the same time as I haul these parts. And then there's also KS garage that has a better supply of tools and several car lifts to make the job easier. But I wonder if they got any other cars in the works? I mean obviously I can't work on the S15 if they also got to work on their cars. With this in mind, I asked Marc if I can use the tools and the car lift in their garage, since as far as I can remember he's the one who got to build a car, which is a Mustang.
"Yo Marc, it's me Edo"
"Oh hey there Edo, wew I don't think you'd call me after all"
"Eh, yeah I should admit this is the first time I call you"
"Anyways, anything I can help?"
"Oh yah yah, say, is there anything occupying the car lift in the garage? Your Mustang perhaps?"
"As far as I can remember.........there's nothing up there. My Mustang is in the back of the garage at the moment"
"I do remember Muza's Porsche not receiving any treatments so far, how about his R33s?"
"Nah, all of his cars are still on the ground as well"
"How about AJ?"
"He doesn't work on anything at the moment. Let's get straight to the point, shall we?"
"I guess you already read my mind. Can I borrow the car lift and your tools?"
"Oh sure sure, go on. For the Evo V?"
"No, the S15. And since it's an S-Chassis I could consult to all of you as well"
"Ah, makes sense. I'm no S-Chassis master but AJ is. Right, tell me when you're going to use the lift"
"Two days from now. Ah I gotta go man, and thanks for the green light. See ya"
That's the lift and tools sorted. Now, to load everything onto the Sprinter and try not to break or bend any of them............
Paycheck and Shop salary time! The usual V$1125 paycheck and V$1448 from decent December sales at the shop
went into my wallet. With the parts already loaded into the Sprinter from the last two days, it's time to tow the car and go to the KS garage. Frankly speaking, I just love how the Sprinter can load a lot of things easily, no wonder some people turn it into a camper van! Although for now there's a little bit of worry of my parts being slightly dented from contact with the van's body. I mean the road isn't always smooth you know, and there's also stuff like speed bumps and the ultra-cursed potholes. I could change the suspension but naaah, they're perfect for the job already.
What can I do though is adding a wooden panel and flooring to reduce the bumping. Wood is softer after all, and can actually make the interior cooler. It's not going to require a lot of space either.......or so I thought. And I think I can sleep comfortably there, as probably it won't bake me alive at daytime
I think I should get a brake upgrade as well, but not a BBK since it'll be an overkill(?) and won't be good when you need to do a panic brake and all your luggage went forwards quickly. And probably a new set of wheels as well. Now I'm not saying I'm gonna fit a TE37 or VS-KF on it like a madman, but the stock wheels are certainly a bit bland, and needs a small touch of refreshment.
After connecting the tow trailer to the Sprinter and lining them up in front of my crib, which turned out to be one of the most difficult thing I've ever done in my life, it's time to load the S15. It's a bit difficult to start the S15 due to it not being used for a very long time, but eventually the RB26 came back to life with a loud thrum and it's ready to be towed to Tokyo. Speaking of which, look at the massive size difference between the Sprinter and S15! And yes, the S15 hasn't been painted yet, I've said I'll save it for the last. No point to paint it before it receives rollcage. After the S15 gets strapped properly to the trailer, I pumped up another of my playlist
collection and set off.
After a lengthy slow drive from Tsukuba to Tokyo, mainly because there are quite a lot of things the Sprinter has to haul and I don't want them to be broken, finally I arrived at the KS garage. After another million-point turn to park the Sprinter and get the S15 off the trailer, we start pushing the S15 back and load it to the working bay where one of the car list is. As we push it back and handing me the tools, we had a small chatter.
A:"So this is your S15 right now? Quite a progress, I'm impressed"
E:"Yep, it's almost halfway done. I need to be quick though, it's almost time for the event it's intended for"
Ma:"Hang on, what's under the bonnet? I'm sure that's not an SR"
E:"Well that's an RB26-"
A:"What? That's an engineering disaster! Unacceptable!"
E:"Hey hey calm down, I'm fitting it a bit further back. Gotta get that Audi Quattro-ish handling"
A&Mu:"But Quattro is an AWD car!"
E:"I'm rather sure the WRC racer almost always had a rear-biased torque distribution for the tarmac and dirt setup"
A:"I guess I can get that bit a bit, but still, why not keep the SR?"
E:"Err, twin turbo from the start that is all, and why not? Someone slammed a 2JZ into an RX-7 for time attack as well"
Mu:"Ah okay then, but you're the only one to blame for dismal lap times"
E:"Eh, I'm not looking to topple Under Suzuki, and that's why I fitted CF hood aside from having the engine a bit rearwards"
Ma:"You sure the CF hood will work?"
E:"Yeah, it's aerodynamic-"
Ma:"Yep, but it'll overheat the engine quicker as well. Get a vented one my man"
E:"I can't find one! One that is aerodynamic enough that is. But eh, let's find together shall we?"
After a rather lengthy search, we found something that suits what I wanted: Seibon DV-Style carbon bonnet
. The best thing is, the item is currently under discount! I bookmarked the page to make sure I won't miss it on my next shopping list. For mow though, it's time to pump another track
and work on the car.
After some lenghty hours of working, screwing and unscrewing, almost drilling my own hand, struggling to reassemble and fit the arms correctly, almost having a gear oil shower, etc., finally everything has been installed to the S15 neatly. After loading the removed parts to the Sprinter van and lowered the car to the ground again, I took some pics of the S15. It's getting even closer to my vision of its final form.
[07 Jan 2020]
With the work over, we returned the S15 to the trailer and strapped it back. But before I went back to my crib, I had a little bit more of chatter.
E:"Uh, guys, is it okay if I need help for spot-welding here?"
Ma:"Sure, why not. We've done that a lot of times"
E:"And one more thing......Muza, was your A70 has weld cage or bolt-in cage?"
Mu:"Welded one. It was designed by Mackay, but yeah I welded it"
E:"I'm gonna need some help welding as well. For the materials and design, I can source you one, don't worry"
Mu:"Ah okay, cool"
Ma:"Wait I thought most motorsport events here allow bolt-in cages. Why not get them instead?"
E:"Nope, I want to do it properly"
For the design, I'm trying to get the design based on the rulebook of 24 Hours of Lemons
(no, not Le Mans). Despite them racing near-wrecked or simply junk cars, safety standards for the event is quite strict. The race doesn't allow bolt-in cages, and thankfully they've got an extra-detailed guidelines about building the cages from scratch, which is why I chose it as the guide to build my rollcage.
With the build and discussion activity done, I bid goodbye to the crew and soaring the night as I went back to my crib.
And with the first update of the year done and dusted, let's see how my wallet started the year:
With the handling and transmission upgrades sorted, it's time to return to the main focus of the build: The engine! WIth some help of Muza and Marc and including the aformentioned Seibon bonnet, here's what I bought for the S15. Sadly, I found out that I've got not enough money to buy a proper turbo kit (but at least the intercooler has been sorted). Delivery would take 1-2 weeks:
Now, to wait for the parts to arrive and saving for a proper turbo............and of course, there's also the spot welding, rollcage build, and finally livery wrapping to be done. Even though if I can't build it right on time, I'd be happy to complete the S15 build in general.....it took me almost a year to do this!
And this is also why I haven't got rid of Silver Queen yet, particularly since the Evo V hasn't finished yet. I don't want to miss a lot of time attack events just because my build hasn't finished yet. Only when the Evo V gets done and turned a lap on the track do I let the Silver Queen go. And the there's also a huge train of build list behind it: The HR34, the Silverado, the Tico, the Sprinter, the new R32.........oh and I also have a lot of parts to be sold, but I'll save that for the next update.
That's all my updates for now, thank you for stopping by and see you soon!