Tuesday, August 21, 2007

The miraculous Sunday drift

Last Sunday I was on my way to my third wedding invitation, venue was Kg Malaysia. It was around 3.36pm as I drove from Sg Besi turning to a right U-turn to Besraya, the car skidded and started to drift. It was unstoppable & the attempt to counter was in vain when the tail swings quickly, the car went straight to the side road dividers (6th image)...

The car was sort of jumping at 1 point, and returned to the road while slamming the underneath, resulting on a broken gearbox. The car strayed on the leftside of the road before I halted it with the handbrake. Blur, I looked to the side mirrors for oncoming cars & went out to check the damage. Bad.
GB oil was flowing down, bumpers, fenders, hood out of place. Cross member was also bent badly (2nd image). Surely, there's lot more to consider.

Thank God, I'm still intact.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007


I have managed to install the lightweight crank pulley, so how does it looks? Below shows the difference of looks between old crank pulley with the new.

Stock crank pulley which weights around 2-3 kilos, made of steel. Due to duration of usage, there was some chips on the edges.

Lightweight crank pulley, made of T7 Aluminium weighs around < 1 kg

Results? The acceleration was slightly faster, due to lighter force applied & torquey feeling was there. No rigorous tests done, though. :P

Friday, August 3, 2007

Minor-minor mod

Haha just to say that I'm happy that I've received my LCP for RM280 yesterday from my collegue. I haven't weigh it yet so I can't say the difference. Anyway what I'm expecting is slight increase of torque & horsey. Since I haven't mod the intake & exhaust extensively, I'd figure out this might be good for a quicker RPM climb....

Another stuff I just got is a transparent Cam cover (RM50), just to keep it bit ricey in the engine bay along with the fancy coloured crank pulley later on.

I will update further when things gets installed.