Monday, January 23, 2017

Oil cooler fitting point

Previously I had posted about the option to install an oil cooler for HT81S, I do wish to install one but I worry that it actually worry that it will reduce the engine oil pressure and what the actual benefit of it.
Anyway, the photo does show a quite suitable place to install the oil cooler for JDM HT81S which is at the front of the radiator beside the condenser.
This location was picked by many HT81S owner as there are a suitable mounting point at the front lower bar which you can drill and screw the cooling coil and securely fit it. However the bad point is it is quite far from the engine and it will require some piping which snake around the front of the engine. The longer the piping the more problem it will be, as the piping might subject to chips and element then we need to take extra care to protect the piping.
More information can be read from my previous post below :-

Saturday, January 21, 2017

HT81S gathering in Japan

As usual, HT81S organised gathering from time to time and I just be able to see the picture and hope that one day I will be able to go there and join the fun. Nothing much to say, just enjoy the picture!

Some old HT81S photo

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Idea for widebody kit ?

Other than the normal JWRC bodykit, there aren't much wide bodykit design available for HT81S, and I bump into these 2 design for the Jimny and Alto that might be able to be used for HT81S.

First off the Jimny :

The design is boxy with the front air damp similar to the Tajima style race car with the big rear wing, however the interesting part if the rear fender and bumper that might suit the HT81S well.
Next is the Alto, the wide body kit at the front, side and rear is a bit old school, something similar to the Clio V6 styling but it does suit the car nicely, if the edges aren't that sharp then you might get a winner here. The Alto styling body style is similar to the HT81S so this design might fit and front the top view,  it does look nice.

Do anyone have other widebody kit design for the HT81S ? share with me via the comments box below and all picture are from twitter.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

A great wallpaper of HT81S

This is a great shot and suitable candidate as a wallpaper. I am thinking of collecting all these great photo for future calendar and this could be one of that.
Picture from twitter. May the owner drop me a comments and links to the original post.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Clean rally style panda HT81S

 Nice and clean is a great for any car and this is well demonstrated on this panda HT81S.
However, I feel a bit contradicting as another theme for this HT81S are the rally styling, which normally doesn't give a clean feeling as rally are dirty and dusty.
The decals are great and I miss the castrol decal and it look great at the roof of HT81S. An old school style rally modification and great job doing it.
Picture from twitter and belong to an Japanese owner.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Monster truck Ignis Sport ?

Have you wonder how a monster truck Ignis Sport look like ? You can see one example above from the creativity of someone in Facebook. I didn't manage to write down the name of the person who created this but it does look refreshing. 
May the owner of this picture drop me a msg of the links in Facebook for future reference. I do not want to claim credit to this rather funny picture. A great way to start the year.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Sad to see more HT81S to the junk yard

It sad to see picture of HT81S going to the junk yard or even the compacter for recycle. So you can see 2 of the yellow HT81S that ended life at Japan.
However, not all being lost as most of the usable part are taken out from both cars before to the junk yard. So anyone looking for that headlamp or front bumper can browse auction site now to find your replacement.
Picture from twitter yet again..

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Another ITB for Ignis Sport

This is another example of ITB mounted on a Ignis Sport and this come from Europe I think. Saw this picture from Instagram viewer and can't really find out more about this other than it was uploaded by stephenwest2015 account.
It is a clean setup and the engine bay is stuff to the max until the firewall to accommodate the air filter too. Just a bit worry on the heat soak during idling.
Anyway, a great job and if possible, just wanted to know more about the setup and share with me in the comments corner.