• Brickhouse Episode 5 Cover Brickhouse Ep. 5 – ROLL CAGE!

    Big milestone in the build – roll cage is done! In this video we take a look at it coming together. Still lots more work to do but, oh boy, it feels sooooo good to have the cage wrapped up! And somehow or another, I botched the export settings (or something) so it’s not full […]

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  • Brickhouse Episode 4 Cover Brickhouse Ep. 4 – Interior Chassis Prep

    Chassis prep continues…and while it has a feeling of dragging on, it’s really important to think of and do everything you want done to the chassis BEFORE spraying paint. So that’s really where a lot of the effort and time has gone. It’s more than just putting a roll cage in it, it’s thinking through […]

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  • Brickhouse Episode 3 Cover Brickhouse Ep. 3 – Engine Bay Prep

    Episode 3 is out! I feel like I used to sit down and write and write on the blog. It’s just what you did, it was the thing to do. It was really the only thing to do. Now producing a video series versus writing a blog, I can’t tell you which takes more time. […]

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  • Brickhouse Episode 1 Cover Brickhouse on YouTube!

    We’ve taken the blogging to video (we’ll actually still be doing both really), so check out the VK56 S14 build in motion! And if you subscribe to our channel that’s appreciated more than you know! We’re not video pros, but we just wanted to share the builds and shop life in another more interactive form. […]

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  • S13 VK56 Hatch stanced in the cold VK56 S13 Build: #19 & VK56 S14 Build: #1

    So to catch things up from the last post… Greg pulled my 14 out of storage. It was wrapped in plastic and such as you saw but this was still the result of 6 years in a barn. Looking a bit better after a hose off: And about that time, we picked up another VK56 […]

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  • VK56 S13 Build: Update 18

    How long it’s been, how long it’s been!!! Wow, certainly overdue for an update and it’s finally a good one. But first you ask, why did the build take a bit of a pause? Well, like most things, life has a way of changing directions and life/family priorities come before the fun stuff. Basically around […]

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  • degreeing vk56 cams in s13 240sx Minty Smash: S13 VK56 Build Update #17

    Where did the last month go?!?! I was trying to stay on top of updating. The shop got tiddied up a bit – love that wheel poke. The clutch line got did…and re-did. It’s now an AN hose setup with banjo fittings for the master and slave cylinder. The FPR found a home, albeit not […]

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  • LSx throttle body on VK56de in S13 240SX Minty Smash: S13 VK56 Build Update #16

    We left off with the engine in the bay for the last time and now it’s just ticking off items to get it ready for start up. These are the small jobs that suck up time but don’t look that impressive in pictures. Either way, progress is progress! First up was the serpentine belt. We […]

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  • spec vk56 cd009 conversion flywheel Minty Smash: S13 VK56 Build Update #15

    It’s a big day around these parts! Parts are going on the engine for the last time – final assembly baby! This means we can finally install our prototype flywheel!! We worked with Spec for over a year to get this VK56-350Z conversion flywheel made. The setup features: -billet aluminum with replaceable friction surface (no […]

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