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Kyouto Hacker

10 Feb

Brad Hacker, one of the front drivers of legendary Bristol based drift team, Kyouto Drift has been working on a new project as you may remember from I previous post…

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Here’s the 13b single turbo powered RX8 before its session in the paint booth.

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Here a few sneaky shots I stole from the Togethia Facebook page ;)…. They won’t mind!

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I haven’t yet seen it up close since completion but I bet that color is mind blowing!

Luckily I’m heading up to Dragon Performance this week in Devon with Tim and Pete from Togethia and il get a chance to see it up close!

Can’t wait!

:: James Young

D Day

16 Jan

So it’s that time again, every British car owners most feared day… The day of the ever dreaded MOT test. For those unfamiliar with this annual ritual, it’s like a prostate exam for motor vehicles where they get prodded and investigated in whether or not the vehicle is safe for England’s fucked up, poorly maintained highways.

Well the Roadster is due and I was and still am a little worried. Did a few jobs on the car over the weekend with the help of my father. New rear tires which, admittedly have been below the minimum shortly after purchasing the car towards the end of the summer. I also replaced the faulty and irritating horn that was torn off in anger as it preferred to beep at elderly women walking their dog or stationary drivers waiting in front of me at the lights. Finally on returning home the night before test day I was informed the drivers side head lamp was out… Great!
Being an import with sealed beams it meant the whole lamp had to be replaced, luckily I have an Aladin’s cave of parts and this was a fairly easy part to Replace.

Few, so the big day is Tuesday and I’m still kinda worried about the rotten rear box but for all I know that could be the least of my problems. Let’s keep a positive out look none the less as she is a clean little thing.

I did also get a nice little gift for her too. With this roadster, eventually I want to go for a more British/Shakotan style retro ride so I was pleased when my dad found the wooden Lotus shifter knob that I had lost about a year ago. Fits in well with the Italian style wooden steering wheel.

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I also bought a fake Trust GREX knob which I’ll save for another project in mind.

An update on the laptop situation;
The stupidly slow children’s type writer was eventually picked up by UPS but sent to the wrong address… In Germany. A few phone calls shall be made this week as spending £700 on something iv used and disliked for less than a month seems pointless. Time to play the compensation card I think.

Sorry for my lack of posts over the last two weeks but I have been tied up pretty badly. Hope all is well with all you JDY Motorsport fans.

Take care, updates tomorrow!
Wish me luck!

:: James Young

Here ist gut idea…

6 Jan

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Pistons can fucken offen!

Lol, RIP Felix, 1902-1988

:: James Young

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