What I’m Watching: Honda, the otheR side.

This would have to be one of the best car advertisements I’ve seen. While my YouTube digestion usually revolves around DIYers, it’s nice to see what a powerhouse agency can do when given free reign and a chunk of manufacturer dollars. The main thing you need to know about this video, is that you should push the “R” key on-and-off throughout the ad, you’ll see why. Well done, Honda, well done indeed.

http://hondatheotherside.com/

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Buy a sticker pack, get a sketch!

I’ve posted about this on the Facebook page, but then I realised that Facebook strangles the reach of my posts to about 10% of the 12,000+ of you that have liked the page. Thanks, jerks! So I thought I’d post about this little deal here. What started out as an accident has turned into something I’ve quite enjoyed, as I jokingly offered to sketch peoples cars if they order a sticker pack after doing one by my own accord. Well, I’m going to continue this offer for the next 5 people who order 1x “The Lot” sticker pack, so get ordering!

http://buildthreads.bigcartel.com/product/the-lot

http://buildthreads.bigcartel.com/product/the-lot

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EG Civic / S15 Silvia – Buttoning things up

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We’re already up to Part 5 of the Impossible Fabrications / Nulon EG Civic build. In this installment we start at the back of the car to see the rear suspension framework finalised, and an alloy fuel tank fabricated. Then we work our way along the tailshaft and custom transmission tunnel, before heading to the front of the car where the bay is resprayed and the engine re-fitted. It’s almost time for SR20DET  RWD Civic burnouts!

Click here for the Nulon Civic / S15 build index.

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What I’m Watching: Harry’s Garage

Huzzah! Another YouTube channel to add to your subscriptions has just popped up. This time it’s Harry Metcalfe, founder of EVO Magazine, getting in front of the camera to share his exotic automotive shenanigans with us mere mortals. Definitely one to subscribe to.

Project Honda City Turbo II – Bringing the engine home

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It’s been a while since the last Honda City Turbo II update, so I thought I’d back track a little bit and show you some of the smaller jobs that happened in between the engine refresh. I wanted the last post to concentrate on the bulk of the engine work, so I chose to emit some of the smaller jobs in order to help it flow better. Now it’s time to go back and catch up on that information, and then pick up where we left off with the engine…

Part 1: Introduction
Part 2: Teardown
Part 3: Engine refresh

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1976 International Scout Traveler

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Even though I’m not into off-roading myself, I really enjoy reading builds from this dirt-loving subculture. Reason being is that I get to see the same metal-working techniques being implemented for a different purpose, it’s just interesting to see the similarities and differences. High instead of low, mud instead of asphalt, dirt instead of shine, but at the end of the day we are all modifying our vehicles so we can enjoy them beyond the expectations the manufacturer had in mind for them. This particular build is a 1976 Scout Traveler, a vehicle made by International, and it’s being built to a very high standard for the purpose of long and remote hunting trips in the countryside.

Thanks to Jess for submitting. Click here for more off-road builds.

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Build-Threads Garage: Exterior sheeting & doors

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I probably should have broken this up into two parts so as not to make it so long between posts, but now you get to see the garage go from a skeleton to complete in one go! In the last post, we had finalised the main framework, and it was now time to attach the wall and roof sheets. For this post I’m going to note how long the gaps were between construction, because it’s easy to think we knocked this up fairly quickly and easily. In reality we only had one day a week to work on it (Saturdays), and even then we could only work when my friends and I were available, so progress was quite slow as going weeks without working was quite common.

Part 1Part 2Part 3

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What I’m Watching: Project CARS simulator demonstration

I don’t know if I have the patience (or bank account) to delve into the world of realistic car simulators, but if I did, I would LOVE a setup like this!

Project CARS website.

20B-powered Time Attack NC MX5

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Time Attack season is almost upon us, with World Time Attack Challenge just around the corner (click here for my photos from 2010), I thought it would be a great time to share this long-term build from Australia. The brainchild of a Mazda aficionado and die-hard collector, this NC MX5 welcomes the addition of firstly a supercharged Renesis 13B, and then a 20B 3-rotor with individual throttle bodies and a whole host of goodies. Apart from all the CAD screenshots, machined metal goodness, fabrication, welding and general race-car building, you’ll also find a bonus R35 GTR build and a visit to Mazda HQ in Hiroshima within the thread.

Thanks to David from MX5CarTalk & Pixel Culture for submitting. Click here for more rotary-powered builds.

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EG Civic / S15 Silvia – Rear suspension & driveline

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The guys at Impossible Fabrications are absolutely rocketing along with the Nulon EG Civic build, I can barely keep up! In part 3, we saw the SR20DET inserted into the engine bay, using the S15 front suspension, crossmember and strut towers. Now it’s the rear of the car getting some very similar attention…

Click here for the Nulon Civic / S15 build index.

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