So, its been some time...... Haha, sorry guys, things have been pretty crazy over the last year. Between school and SAE, I've been stretched pretty thin. The car is doing pretty awesome though! I finished the engine build and dropped it in. Started up and runs like a top. Its got about 5000 miles on it at the moment and I've had 0 issues.
Here's the fully assembled longblock:
And the Engine in the car:
I also made an engine rebuild series on my youtube channel:
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL ... IYNhE74RW6
Really have no complaints. I'm very happy with it. I'm now collecting parts for teh boosties.
As far as exterior, its still multi-colored. I'm hoping to get around to painting it before July. I have a color in mind (not cherry red) but I'll share more about that when the time comes. I finally found some mint condition front fenders and doors. They're all different colors but hey thats why I'm painting it haha.
Here it is in all its multi-colored glory:
I also found this tire marker stuff from Duplicolor called "Hot Tires". I actually ended up looking really awesome on the car:
My girlfriend bought me a Key's Racing Steering wheel for christmas. I was astonished. I'd brifely mentioned it at some point and said I'd love to buy one for my car when I have nothing else to buy. Her and my best friend plotted and went ahead and got it for me for christmas:
Here it is installed:
I used an NRG short hub + quick release combo with the wheel.
I also did an installation video on that:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJ5TyFmv ... csXsWWmmw
Really happy with it. The 350mm size is perfect, and the wheel has very nice contours, it feels great when driving.
I finally had the money/time last winter to finally do a small project that I've been planning for years. A tablet install. I've always wanted in-dash navigation, but the radios that have it are WAY too expensive ($700+). So I decided a tablet was the best way to go. The google nexus 7 (2013 model) is a perfect fit for the double DIN opening in the s13s. I did have to cut up the dash board a bit to make it fit (behind the radio bezel) but the end result is exactly the way I wanted it.
I put a single DIN radio in the glove box, and I'm running the tablet to the radio's auxillary input. Ideally I'd have used an amp, but I didn't have the funds for that. Plus this way I still have FM radio and a CD player if I ever want it. The awesome thing about the tablet is that the possibilities are endless. turn-by-turn navigation (I use my phone to wifi-tether), HD movies, Skype, there are so many things. With the google play store in my car, I can do anything I want. Its turned out very well.
Here's the mounting plate I made. You can also see where I had to cut the dash:
And here it is installed:
As an added bonus, the camera can see everything! I didn't plan for this at all: