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Hello, my name is Nicolas. 6-years ago, I moved down to Osaka, Japan, near a port. I was very poor at that time, only driving my brother's Ford Ka.

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But now that I am in Osaka, Japan, I'm looking into getting into the Import scene. Every day, when I go to work, I usually see about 5-10 nice import cars. My main goal is to get a replica of a Mazda RX-7 from the final season of Initial D. I'll keep you all up to date on my life down in Osaka, Japan.

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Hello Everyone! I got a hold front and rear brakes from a R33 Skyline. Even though they were from a flooded car, I just went over to my near-by part shop(they have barely anything there) and picked me up a universal brake rebuild kit. It only cost me about V$100.22. Hope that I can get this brakes to work. Now I just need a transmission/drivetrain and some new wheels and tires.
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*Quick Update*
A couple minutes ago, I just ordered a 6-point roll cage for this Ford Ka. Cost me around V$780.
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OwO ayy hello man a ford ka? That's a very unusual start but should be interesting, especially since you bought a cage for it and without the engine. Maybe you can throw this sr20 in it somehow? Would for sure make it unique but idk if there's enough space under the hood, can always make it fwd or smthg lol :P Anyways good luck with roleplay and remember to be active on other's threads so you'll get ppl active on yours too
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^I agree, quite a unique start but a creative one as well! The Ka is rarely found in Japan (despite designed to compete in, well, Europe and Japan) and has it's own racing event these days (EnduroKa to be exact) so I'm excited to see someone brought it here! :lol:

With the cage you've just purchased, you could make either a nice track day racer or even a Kanjozoku racer out of it (though for the latter one a bit of experimenting might needed). As for the engine......well there you go, someone offered an SR for you. You can fit a transmission from Nissan Primera or Pulsar to keep it FWD (bonus points for the Primera ones as it's the 1998 BTCC champion). Alternatively you can fit something like a Honda B or K series, though in the end I won't hold you back from purchasing something else. It's your money in the end :D
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Alright. Thanks for the support!
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NotPerfect wrote:
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OwO ayy hello man a ford ka? That's a very unusual start but should be interesting, especially since you bought a cage for it and without the engine. Maybe you can throw this sr20 in it somehow? Would for sure make it unique but idk if there's enough space under the hood, can always make it fwd or smthg lol :P Anyways good luck with roleplay and remember to be active on other's threads so you'll get ppl active on yours too
How much do you want for the sr20?
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Aye welcome , that´s some nice ass 350z....I mean Ford KA !
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spgtwstd wrote:
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NotPerfect wrote:
18 Nov 2019 15:19
OwO ayy hello man a ford ka? That's a very unusual start but should be interesting, especially since you bought a cage for it and without the engine. Maybe you can throw this sr20 in it somehow? Would for sure make it unique but idk if there's enough space under the hood, can always make it fwd or smthg lol :P Anyways good luck with roleplay and remember to be active on other's threads so you'll get ppl active on yours too
How much do you want for the sr20?
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Ayee welcome to the forums man! the Ford Ka will be an interesting little project for sure
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Welcome! Now where did you manage to find a Ford Ka in Japan? Anyway it should be a pretty fun and unusual build, good luck with it!
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Welcome! Now where did you manage to find a Ford Ka in Japan? Anyway it should be a pretty fun and unusual build, good luck with it!
My brother bought it in Europe, and shipped it down.
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Nice KA! Check anything corrison, they likely having rusted out as tin can.
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I just checked the chassis and body last night, and it seems there isn't any rust. But I'll go ahead and buy one of those rust/corrosion cans that protects the chassis.
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You can stitch weld chassis it will stiff it up. Probably Ka it's not worth it, but if you have time why not
With SR20DE you will double power so chassis can give up even you stitch weld it
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You can stitch weld chassis it will stiff it up. Probably Ka it's not worth it, but if you have time why not
With SR20DE you will double power so chassis can give up even you stitch weld it
Interesting. I'll have to do that sometime. I'll be updating this soon. My brother is letting me borrow his old S13 transmission to do some photoshoots. But after that, I'll have to give it back to him.
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*UPDATE*
I just got a S14 Transmission, driveshaft, and a LSD for a total of V$150! That means the Ford Ka should in turn run. Also, I fixed the engine's issues and placed a clear Notch Top spark plug cover on it. That cost me around V$20, since I picked it up at my local swap meet! The engine had a broken ECU after all, but I had an extra one laying around. After I fixed that, I hoped on my Laptop and messed with the fuel mixture ratio, and it now runs like a charm.
*SMALL UPDATE*
Welp, I just got 2 pictures done before I had to go back to my friend's house. I tried to fine a nice spot, but ended up in my brother's garage. He cleared out his 2 cars and let me have full control.
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Ooo WOW, man so you fabricate mounts etc.? How about cutting whole tunnel for trans and driveshaft? You will need to do custom driveshaft, also diff from S14 isn't plug and play hah so probably you will need to redo whole rear suspension
Can't wait for more updates on a Ka! Keep on working on it cuz it's 100% original idea :D
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Ooo WOW, man so you fabricate mounts etc.? How about cutting whole tunnel for trans and driveshaft? You will need to do custom driveshaft, also diff from S14 isn't plug and play hah so probably you will need to redo whole rear suspension
Can't wait for more updates on a Ka! Keep on working on it cuz it's 100% original idea :D
While I was waitin for my engine to come in, I made all new custom mounts with some old material that my brother had laying aside. Whole tunnel for the trans and driveshaft was this morning before I went to work, and I need to get a whole new rear and front suspension when I can get a hold of them. Kinda thinking about some Skunk2 or Hks suspension.
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*BREAKING NEWS UPDATE*
Yo what's up guys and gals! I just scored me a deal. A Mitsubishi Lancer X (Sadly not an Evo)! Only for V$3,900(Since that is what I assume that V$=US$)! It will be here in 5 Hours! I will keep you all updated.
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Welp, for the first time in the community, a Lancer that isn't an Evo! Quite a radical choice I should say, since you can get some gen of Evos for cheap (my Evo V is around 6k iirc, even cheaper from my Evo 3 at 9,5k. Evo IV and VII also can be found under the 10k mark, though for a striking reason as our Human Lan Evo @topy would tell you), but then since you started with an equally radical car I guess I can see why :lol: This time, I guess you've already know what to do with it so good luck ;)

And yes, usually we treat V$ as an equivalent to US$ so you've got it right :D
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OwO a lancer? just like ^ biggie said you might've been able to get some evo's for slightly more but damn that's unique and i kinda like it. Although the evo x isn't as nice for me as the previous gens it's still a good car. Waiting to see more :P
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BigSmoke wrote:
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Welp, for the first time in the community, a Lancer that isn't an Evo! Quite a radical choice I should say, since you can get some gen of Evos for cheap (my Evo V is around 6k iirc, even cheaper from my Evo 3 at 9,5k. Evo IV and VII also can be found under the 10k mark, though for a striking reason as our Human Lan Evo @topy would tell you), but then since you started with an equally radical car I guess I can see why :lol: This time, I guess you've already know what to do with it so good luck ;)
And yes, usually we treat V$ as an equivalent to US$ so you've got it right :D
Thanks Man! Maybe I can make this a replica of a Lancer Evo X Final Edition.
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OwO a lancer? just like ^ biggie said you might've been able to get some evo's for slightly more but damn that's unique and i kinda like it. Although the evo x isn't as nice for me as the previous gens it's still a good car. Waiting to see more :P
^ NotPerfect Glad you and others are willing to see more. I kinda came up with an idea. Make the Ford Ka a track day car that I can drive during the day, and make the Lancer a full on street racer(If not wangan if I can get there).

*QUICK UPDATE*
Yo guys and gals. I just saw my car last night, and I found out that it was an automatic. Welp, I guess now is the time to find a cheap engine to make it either AWD or keep it as a FWD.
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Yo guys and gals, what's up. I was at the junkyard a city down from me yesterday. I was looking around, and all of a sudden, I found a group of Evo X parts, with a 4g6e(I believe that is what it is called)just setting there. So, I picked them up, and bought them for a total of V$2000. The engine needed some work, but my brother had the parts from an old client. So he gave me the parts and I went to work. Just last night, I got it to run. It sounds a little rough, but it is capable of driving. The whole car is multicolored, but I need some ideas for a paintjob on this. Also while I was at the junkyard, one of the works gave me some free suspension parts, rims, and tires to have some fun. The rims were a little rough, the tires looked brand new, and the suspension parts were used. Overall, this car has potential.
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Ayy the evo x arrived nice uwu 4g63* parts okay that sounds fun and some free parts okay okay looks really promising man
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Ayy the evo x arrived nice uwu 4g63* parts okay that sounds fun and some free parts okay okay looks really promising man
Thanks. I am kinda thinking of painting this black, and upping the turbo that came with it. Not sure how much I should boost it to. And for a spoiler, maybe something crazy, like a C-West or something.

*UPDATE*
Hey guys and gals. I just received a phone call last night from one of my brother's racing buddies. He told me to hurry and get down to the docks, that something bad just happened. So, I hoped in my Ford Ka and quickly drove down there. When I showed up, there was my brother, on the ground, dead. I got out of the car, tears flowing down my eyes. One of them said that a black truck pulled up when they were getting ready to drift around, and shot him in the back of the head. As I looked at him, the guy who called me said that I probably need to get out of Japan for a while, to just get away and relax. So, I am on a plane, getting ready to land in the U.S, where I was born. My 2 cars shall be waiting there for me when I get there. I will keep you guys posted. Have a great day!
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