After driving all year in SR powered Nissans, I'd grown to love the lighter weight up front and the snappier driving this allows. Upon my return from Osaka, I spent a few weeks getting the yellow car back up to driving spec.
I took it to Meremere for a bit of a play around but unfortunately the rain poured down all day. Even so, I couldn't believe the difference the 1JZ's extra weight made to how the car handles and switches. I had never really driven anything SR powered before, so I guess this was my first true comparison.
But during my stay in Osaka, I always new I wanted to put an SR20 back into this car when I got back.
So we got busy pulling it out. This is the last photo I took with the 1JZ sitting in the bay.
It was a tad painful undoing all the work we'd done to get it in there. But I'm more than happy with the decision now. So we ripped the engine and box out..
and stripped the remaining 1J related parts, ready for the new owner to pick up the setup. The full setup now resides in an S14.
Then we got to cleaning and prepping the engine bay to make way for the new SR setup.
Little things like swapping the fuel lines back around to the drivers side and relocating the rack on a SR20 crossmember and getting that fitted up.
Here's a few other random photos that were on the camera too, as I didn't know where to put them. Adam doing some work on the Corolla Sedan that he built and forgot to blog about.
The Advan Kreuzer's that I kept from my R32 in Japan turned up.
That's them up front in this photo taken by Casey
As well as Adam's brand new Bride Gardi III that I got for him before I left.
More on the new SR20 setup soon.