Category: In the garage

RB20DET refurbished turbo for the C33 Laurel

Project Laurel: She lives!

Following on from my last post you might remember that after finding the turbo had started spewing fluids I had sent it off to Midland Turbo for a rebuild. The turn around by these guys was epic! it took them just 4 days to inspect, rebuild and send the unit back to me. As part… Continue Reading Project Laurel: She lives!

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Project Laurel: Noooooooo!

If you read my last post, I was rushing to make the Laurel ready for the August bank holiday drift day at Teesside. Sadly all my effort was in vain, We got the to the drift day just fine, but no sooner had I paid up and signed on, than I was getting my money… Continue Reading Project Laurel: Noooooooo!

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Death or Glory! C33 Laurel

Laurel Update

So Since taking ownership of the Laurel, what’s been happening? Well, I wanted to get it to a drift day ASAP, I’m not one for hanging around but at the same time there were a few things that needed adressing before I could take it out on track. Following the coilpack issues with the Skyline… Continue Reading Laurel Update

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Letty Blog 1 – Commitment Issues.

Back to basics Those who know me will know I tend to do over commit and don’t do things by halves. Lily my JZ lexus is still in a million pieces and needing lots of work so I have decided to take my time rebuilding Lily so she probably won’t be ready until next year… Continue Reading Letty Blog 1 – Commitment Issues.

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Lees Land Rover Discovery II being loaded up

Farewell Land Rover!

You may have seen a few of my previous blog posts about my Land Rover Discovery. I originally bought this vehicle as my daily/tow vehicle. In order for a vehicle to be a good daily/towing vehicle in my eyes it needs to be reliable, and it turns out that this particular one wasn’t, with the… Continue Reading Farewell Land Rover!

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NIssan R32 Skyline and Nissan C33 Laurel

The day I thought would never come

Firstly apologies, I have been quiet on the blog lately. This has been for a number of reasons, some are website and product related (new stuff coming soon!), the main reason is what I am about to discuss. Following the Rogue Concept as you may remember from my previous blog post, the Skyline had developed… Continue Reading The day I thought would never come

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TANDEMS AT TEESSIDE

So I went back to my second home again, Teesside. This time I was not there to watch but to take part. It felt like a lifetime since New Year’s Eve and I was craving the smell of tortured tyres again. Money being tight I had to find a way to get myself back out… Continue Reading TANDEMS AT TEESSIDE

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The Hauler gets hauled.

Just over a week ago Lucy and I went to visit family, and we decided to take the Discovery. All was going well until we were driving home and I swore that I could hear a high pitched whining. I tried pointing it out to Lucy and initially she said she couldn’t hear it, but… Continue Reading The Hauler gets hauled.

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The Death or Glory R32 Skyline is being fixed and made ready for the track

The road to Rogue Concept Continues

One of the things the Skyline had been suffering with for a while was play in the steering, it was initially noted by the MOT tester last year, and while I did have the parts to fix this, it had to sit on the back burner when the gearbox failed on the Discovery. However, now… Continue Reading The road to Rogue Concept Continues

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The Death or Glory R32 Skyline is being fixed and made ready for the track

The countdown to Rogue Concept 2019 begins

Things have been pretty quiet on the Skyline front recently. Mostly because I’ve been busy keeping our dailies on the road (as you may have seen in my Land Rover posts.) However, with Rogue Concept 2019 looming it was high time I started digging into that long list of tasks to make sure I have… Continue Reading The countdown to Rogue Concept 2019 begins

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Lee's Land Rover Discovery

Getting the Hauler (Discovery) through its MOT

Firstly if you’re from outside the UK and don’t know what an MOT is, its a series of checks that any vehicle thats on the UK roads must undergo every 12 months in order to ensure that the vehicle is still roadworthy. If your vehicle fails for what ever reason you must get the issues… Continue Reading Getting the Hauler (Discovery) through its MOT

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Terri’s Blog 2 : Compensating Much?

Terri Blog 2 Compensating much Shorty?   While loading up and towing Lily to Anglesay last year I noticed that the arse end of Terri was sagging a little.  She was not over loaded and the trailer and Lily are well under the towing capacity of Terri.  The decision was made to look into new… Continue Reading Terri’s Blog 2 : Compensating Much?

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Terri’s Blog 1 : Taxi Power

Progress with Lily has been slow over the past month due to taking some time and money to fix and maintain the Daily Trucks.  So I thought I would show you the other beast I have. After fitting the JZ into Lily I very quickly found that I needed to start taking a lot more… Continue Reading Terri’s Blog 1 : Taxi Power

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Custom rocker cover change and wiring tuck on the S13

After the last drift day I noticed a very strong smell of burning oil, panic set in. thankfully the panic was very short lived as I found the oil leak from the rocker cover half-moons. This was a very annoying find as I have replaced these several times but the high temps in the bay… Continue Reading Custom rocker cover change and wiring tuck on the S13

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Fitting a JZ to a Lexus F.A.Qs

I get a lot of questions regarding fitting my JZ engine onto my Lexus so I thought I would type up the answers to the most common questions asked. Engine: What engine do you have? I have a 2001 1jz-gte Vvti single turbo from an Automatic Toyota Crown Athlete. Does it fit ? Yes perfectly… Continue Reading Fitting a JZ to a Lexus F.A.Qs

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Let there be light!

In my previous post you might remember I mentioned that Lucy and I went on a road trip up to Shildon to pick up a welded diff. What I didn’t mention was what happened when we set off to head home. As we hopped back in the Discovery to come home, I turned on the… Continue Reading Let there be light!

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Preparing the Laurel

Over the weekend Lucy and I spent some time prepping her C33 Nissan Laurel for its first EVER drift day. This wasn’t as difficult as you might think. There are far too many people who think that in order to start drifting you need a million horsepowers, Wisefab all of the things, a full competition… Continue Reading Preparing the Laurel

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Lily’s Blog 6 : Caging the Animal

I have decided to go full commitment. The 4th of January marks first time ever I let someone else work on my car.  Yes the 4th of January that’s how excited Alan was to start work on Lily’s cage which should explain everything you need to know about Alan. That someone was Alan Miller owner… Continue Reading Lily’s Blog 6 : Caging the Animal

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Lily’s Blog 5: He touched the BUTT

Well basically I have just cut it all out. At the rear I will be using 42mm od 3mm wall thickness tubing as the main inner frame work that will hold the radiator and piping as well as a jacking point then use 22mm od tubing as removable outer frame work to hold the rear… Continue Reading Lily’s Blog 5: He touched the BUTT

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My Skyline, the story so far … (part eleven)

So after a while of drifting the Skyline with its new look, using and abusing the car on a daily basis (about 18 months), the fibreglass parts had gone through various breakages and fixes, and the paint was starting to look really scruffy. It was time to start thinking about a new look. I could… Continue Reading My Skyline, the story so far … (part eleven)

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