• The Clandestine Brickhouse Photoshoot

    There was about a week span in May 2010 where Greg and I both had running cars. I use the word running loosely, but we could drive them from A to B. We took advantage of this by doing a little photoshoot with both cars…for some reason or another, we never posted the pics here. […]

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  • Silvia: Refresh Rebuild – Shaken

    It’s been a long while without any updates on the Silva so I figured it was time to get it up to speed. First up, shaken. The first round of updates/upgrades came last February when it was shaken time – the lovely vehicle inspection mandated every two years. I took it as a chance to […]

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  • Timeout: KC IC Pipe Dreams…er…Reality

    A few weeks ago, I went to Kansas City to finally repay the gent who tuned my car by making him up some intercooler piping. My intercooler pipes keep getting shorter with smoother transitions and faster build times. All told it took a few hours and we ended up with these really nice pipes. I […]

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  • Silvia: New Gaskets

    After starting the new engine up, I was obvious the turbo gasket was blown. After ordering the gaskets from Nissan it was time to get after it. Luckily, I had ordered some braided lines previously for plans down the road, but, since I had them on hand, they went on as well to make the […]

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  • Silvia: 5 Day Scramble – Day 1.

    DAY 1 – Wednesday 8/15 The mission for Day 1 was to pull the turbo SR, remove the transmission, and check out the clutch. I had put myself into a corner of not having a new clutch. I spent time trying to figure out what to buy and where to order it from, then, when […]

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  • Silvia: 5 Day Scramble – Preface.

    When I bought the Silvia, it was with the plan of swapping the engine for a turbo SR. I just wanted a clean, non-haggard base. Check. I didn’t have to wait long for a donor vehicle as a really rough 180SX came up for sale within a few weeks of buying the Silvia. It had […]

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  • Events: The Martin Matsuri Exp. – pt. 2

    So the next morning, we power down to town and grab some food from the konbini (convenience store) and get back to the track as it opens. We gut the food and get down to business. We have a full day ahead of us: oil cooler/filter relocation kit, water temperature gauge, attempt to fix Omori […]

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  • Minty Smash: Hood Vent Paint

    A few weeks ago after work, I took an item off the list of To Do’s on Minty Smash. It was a simple, quick paint of my hood vent. Won’t have the car out of storage for a bit so mounting is to follow.

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  • Build: Track Duty S14

    It’s official: Brickhouse has gotten the green light on its first full customer build! This black S14 made the trip north from central Missouri the Saturday before Christmas.  It was a no frills trip for the owner on the way up; unfortunately, it was not the case on the return trip.  After the automotive setback, […]

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