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Doowstados
12-14-2013, 09:03 PM
So, I haven't exactly been able to take pictures of what I have going on yet but I wanted to at least put a description here of what's happening.

I haven't bought a new car - I've been working on my fifth gen which I have now dubbed "Ryujin." My old project thread got very messy, and my goals for the car have changed somewhat.

As someone pointed out below, Ryujin is the Japanese dragon god of the sea. Ryujin controls the seas and the tides. He is reliable (the tide is constant and easy to predict) and he is swift. Plus, it fits with the dragon motif, which is sweet.

These are the goals I have for my car. Since I swapped the engine last year I have had a few minor problems that have prevented me from driving the car a few days at a time (everything from minor electrical issues that knocked it out of service for a day to big issues like a non-functioning heater/AC/defroster).

I'm doing some work to correct this.

For reliability/comfort:

- Repair AC and heater system
- Replace EGR valve (current one is cracked on the flange, causing a nasty vacuum leak)
- Replace rear wiper motor
- Fix a couple of minor coolant leaks
- Replace a bunch of wires in the engine area that have gotten hard and brittle over time, causing me minor electrical problems
- Replace driver side lock actuator
- Replace mechanical oil pressure gauge with an electronic sender unit



For fun:

- New H&R springs
- Whiteline sway bar
- New front speakers/tweeters and a small, powered, low profile subwoofer
- TWM short shifter

Doowstados
12-14-2013, 09:04 PM
Reserved.



WAIT

Doowstados
12-14-2013, 09:05 PM
Reserved.



AND

Doowstados
12-14-2013, 09:05 PM
Reserved.




SEE.

UtahSleeper
12-17-2013, 08:53 PM
Is it considered soon yet? Or is this like game developers "soon"? lol

grimmythereaper
12-17-2013, 10:48 PM
Is it considered soon yet? Or is this like game developers "soon"? lol

we can alwyas play the guessing game with what the project is.

im going to guess a 2jz swap in a 4th gen all trac? lol

METDeath
12-18-2013, 01:16 AM
Well, Ryujin is a water dragon god, I'm guessing he got a boat...

Or if we're really lucky, a sea green Celica.

Doowstados
12-18-2013, 02:22 AM
Sorry for the wait guys, I promise it'll be worth it! Just been really busy with finals and work and haven't had time to take pictures of what I have going on yet.

Here's a hint: it's not a boat.

grimmythereaper
12-18-2013, 02:42 AM
Well, Ryujin is a water dragon god, I'm guessing he got a boat...

Or if we're really lucky, a sea green Celica.

a 3rd gen with a boat motor? :shrug:

METDeath
12-18-2013, 05:54 AM
a 3rd gen with a boat motor? :shrug:

Might as well go full retard (http://youtu.be/jsMFqKDutoM) on the car/boat hybrid.

grimmythereaper
12-18-2013, 08:37 AM
now thats true "horse" power........such a bad pun, lol

UtahSleeper
12-18-2013, 08:50 PM
I am guessing 7th gen GT-S

Or he got a buggy with 2 horses for TRUE horsepower

Doowstados
01-09-2014, 11:19 PM
I updated the original post. Sorry, no pictures yet guys!

Doowstados
01-10-2014, 02:01 AM
Parts are starting to roll in! Got this in the mail today. Still waiting on the H&R springs, AC parts and sound stuff.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a265/doowstados/null_zpsfc1e1b8f.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a265/doowstados/null_zps9f6e64c7.jpg

UtahSleeper
01-10-2014, 06:27 AM
Glad you are sticking with her. You know the issues and can fix them, just need to take a preventative mindset now.

With a "new" car you can be walking into worse shit.