(Image sauce: Joseph @ Money, So-Cash.net, Hoes!)
Long overdue update on the Skyline. The good:
-Went to Manji day last Sat, first drive (literally, hadn’t even been down the road prior!) in the Skyline
-Handled good, steering feel was a lot better and direct than Carina
-Power was good even though it didn’t matter as it was wet most of the day
-Made it to the track thanks to Mike (late night fuel pump and radiator fan wiring!)
-LSD was nice and tight, glad I bought it
Not so much (Thomas the Tank engine = steam engine duh):
-Blew headgasket (after Mikes run thinking back there was white smoke, but was actually steam lol. We let it cool down, I took it for some donuts then blew top radiator hose, overheated even more. Got a new hose , drove sweet for one run then some more steam and wouldn’t run/ide and told by mates that HG is gone burgers)
-Needs a better alignment, less camber in the rear
But overall, it was still an enjoyable day and after learning more about SR’s – having a metal head gasket is pretty much a must so will begin taking head off this weekend. Can’t wait to have another go in it soon!
Goodies – Tomei 2way and 17×9 +17 CR Kai. I’ve been Trade Me-ing it up!
So yeah, a few things to do with the major ones being the head gasket and a bit of a re-wire as previous owner’s wiring is shocking. Then a few smaller things like installing my bucket seat, strut brace, kit??? Followed by lots of thrashing :@!