Hello, hello, here I am. Got lots to post and not been as regular as I could with my usual mix of nonsense, about Ms Skyline herself. I suppose I am the Watson to her Holmes, always playing second fiddle to her more glamorous and interesting lifestyle.
What have I been up to? Well lots, little and large things. There are posts of the usual disasters and errors. Possibly even a couple of wins. But they are to come, for now will ease into things with this...
I have been working on diverse parts like headlights, room mirrors and a small engine rebuild.
Lets have a quick look at the impressive stuff left like a ticking bomb after my last work.
So the engine is coming out for rebuild (no not yet, more on that later). When I dropped the car in I mentioned that something was not right, that I could hear the exhaust blowing a bit although the manifold looked okay. I had half convinced myself that this was just my imagination as the car performed as it should.
Turns out I was looking in the wrong place. It was the turbo clinging on by a bolt.. Yep the other had left the building (or was forgotten on build).
|The bolt has 'bolted'|
Couple to the the joy of a cracked weld in my 6 Boost manifold
|Having a cracking time|
The result was as shown in the video (yes we have gone 21st century here). Of course in this instance I got away with it.. Fair makes me shudder to think about it though.