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  1. battleaxe

    JZX100 Chaser

    sooo...did this sell?
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    Fiberglass parts D_ApexWorks mx83/jzx81

    how does paypal not give your money back for goods not delivered, and yet ppl can say they never got their packages and get their money back all the time? didnt Gordo have this issues when he sold some stuff online? have you blasted him on his IG page to get a call out? works decent for most things online when every post has a where the fuck are my parts?! its been x months?!?! would get old fast and i would imagine they would call back finally.
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    New Look / Same Poor Taste

    jzx in canada are so stupidly expensive for the x chassis. there some some gx's that are reasonable, and even the auto jzx are expensive. the market has spiked HUGE since imports to the USA have become legal. taking a lot of the moderate priced cars here and are nearly double and in US funds and most our older cars go south while these guys up here are making good money. most who own them still give up though and are horrendous looking.
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    Gordo's X8 Ramblings

    u know how i can tell you're a machinist? them allen head bolts. i love that datsun, and would love to see more of it or where to see more of it. i like misc projects no matter what theyre on.
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    Curse of the Cressida

    This was an actual lake and it sits outside all the time. Never a lake, not even damp. It was super weird and as I was away I couldn't check even if I wanted to. Oh well. I dried it out and washed the cushions and it's back in the car. I'll be keeping an eye on it
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    Curse of the Cressida

    the e85 here on the island is sitting at 67% ethanol currently (local shop has been testing it from the one station in nanaimo, which is and hour and a bit from victoria) and the price for e85 was $1.03/L and in august on the mainland it was $1.80/L, i suppose the difference is the mix of 60% vs 85-90% (testing of e90 was done by a e85 member) while our current gas prices are $1.30L and back in the summer is was $1.60 or thereabouts. This is why i drive my civic everywhere as BC is quite high in gas prices, go across the border and you save .30+/L. Just wanted to update this as the e85 pumps are starting to pop up. I came back from Japan and the Supra had a lovely lake waiting for me in my recaro, not sure where it was leaking from as the roof and headliner are dry, no water spots or drips, and the windows were all the way up. Havent done much of anything in a bit but the truck should be done shortly then when papers finally come for it I can sell my blue truck and thin the heard a bit
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    Sleeper MX83 build

    who ever shipped your shit is a liar, ive shipped countless wheels via boat, even shipped seats and tires. your shipper is the issue, not buying stuff from japan. but also like, dont bitch about your exchange, you have the "world dollar"
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    Sleeper MX83 build

    boat vs plane is double or half, depends how you look at it lol. during high season you'll see the wheels in a month, low season, 3 months tops. think of it this way, if you were canadian, that 158000 would have been 1917 at current rates, minus the banks take, vs your 1400. we lose SOO much...so when you see nice cars in canada, we paid for them...a lot. dont even get me started on the cdns and americans fucking up the car and used car part market. also for 1500, you could have priced out NEW advans in japan for that much, they're not terribly expensive. who did you use to ship?
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    New Look / Same Poor Taste

    lol holy fucks. is that diff mount seriously like that oem or just completely missing?
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    New Look / Same Poor Taste

    If they have the Nissan writing and size around the center cap they're obviously OEM. That's the main tell tale that it's OEM unless they shaved the lettering in that area. The OEM wheels are pretty heavy and the g33 replicas just look off to me. Hard to tell from here. I don't remember there being any stampings inside the barrels or spokes for the OEM. I've been eyeing the jzxs more and more since being in Japan for holiday...the mark x and crowns have definitely grown more on me too. Good trade up
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    Curse of the Cressida

    ive been dailying this thing to work this past week. its both good and bad to drive and i get real dumb with it. decent gas mileage too i find it hilarious, better than the d21 for sure..did cost me 100 bucks to fill up with basic ass pump 91 (55L)
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    Curse of the Cressida

    I'll take a look into that dude, thanks. Didn't think there would be recorded data on ethanol content here. I have no interest in using e85 as I'd like to drive my cars anywhere and don't have patience to hunt down a station so pump gas it will remain. As well, my cars tend to sit..not my long term goal though, I want to run 2 plates and cycle them every few months and get more use out of them.
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    Curse of the Cressida

    as im sure it is down south, ethanol is being cut into gasoline to extend their product. issue is with ethanol is the sitting and the fuel deteriorating. as well, ethanol absorbs water which is not good for old metal tanks. one way around this is to park it with a full tank of gas and put fuel stabilizer in it. Ethanol is sitting do not mix well, not even sure what climate would be ok with this. e85 is something else. Still perplexes me that the gas companies add ethanol into regular gasoline to dilute it, and then you pay a premium for e85, which isnt even 85% most of the time at the pump. definite positives to be gained from e85 but it requires cycling it all out if you have the car sit for a few months so it doesnt gel, and the e10 or thereabouts in 87 octane isnt good for anyone. 91 octane is a random batch if it includes it or not, some pumps say no ethanol in 91 and some do.
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    Curse of the Cressida

    update time Supra, I put the Bosch 044 in, did not cure my fueling issues. got 4 laps into a skid day and was having fuel pressure issues. dropped the tank and cleaned up, bunch of of ethanol in there...fucking gas companies should leave this garbage out of fuel. cleaned the fuel sock, put new gas in, as well as an inline fuel filter, should be ok for a week? cressida, i have been futzing with this past week, tightened the steering rack more, i hope this cures the sliding of the rack. took the starter off, had it tested, 40/40 starts. i crunched down the starter trigger wire more, hopefully cures it? so far 15/15 starts. riveted some aluminum to the bumper to stiffen it up, still needs some braces. took the door trim off to retape it as it was coming off. feels so weird to have had this car for so long and never drive it. curse of the cressida. going to put insurance on it tomorrow and make it my daily. load it with tools and give it a go before i head to japan in 2 weeks. s13 is still in the garage taking up space, however we put the battery in it and tested the wires and everything works. so thats sick. i bought 2 other d21 hardbodies and am waiting on a title for one, and the other i made into a daily. still sourcing the reason for bad fuel economy. all 3 trucks are sohc ka24es and this truck is getting 7km/1L which is terrible...every sensor seems to check out and drives just fine, peppy even. hence the want to switch to the cressida. civic i want to put a rear main seal into before i nuke my clutch otherwise its ready for winter if i need it. put my 663k km engine into raspberry truck as the 262k km motor in it was sitting for 10yrs and had horrible chain rattle. swapped the 2 motors over a weekend in the gravel with 4 big plywood boards and some hand tools. was not a great weekend. bought some new tires too to join the mudder club of mallcrawlers. i parted and sold the white truck with all the belltech stuff on it so once raspberry has papers ill throw the OZs on the raspberry and sell the blue truck, so ill be back down to 1 d21. civic, i daily drove all year. did some grippy feet and did a mission track event..actual grip racing, was a lot of fun.
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    Sleeper MX83 build

    USA has like all of the old old datsuns and toyotas just sitting in yards and barns though, and most of your markets down there for various chassis havent hit idiot level like they have here. a lot of the jdm cars coming in now, are in the 20k range because all these fucking losers up here are trying to sit on these cars until they're legal in the states and try and sell for 20k US. both the canadians and americans have created this artificial bubble of a car market. stupid type r s15s are in the 20-25k range, and the type s's are in the 10-15k. blows me away. even the garbage jdm cars are all around 6-10k. or maybe im the loser and think these cars are worthless, cause to me a s15 type r is woth 10k tops...hopefully stock, but whatever. all the jzx's are stupid priced and some of these half ass modded cars that need a new motor or turbo are in the 20k range too and its laughable. people have started to "waffle" these over priced hunks of shit so they get their money and someone gets a "chance" to own it.