Saturday, December 20, 2014

Some great photo of HT81S in yellow



Above are some nice photo from a japanese HT81S owner. The colour yellow really blend well with the background and a nice yellow theme photo.

More photo can be found in the owner page below.

Links to original page in minkara :-
http://minkara.carview.co.jp/en/userid/2326574/blog/

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Fuel price drop for RON97

This is something interesting that I would like to put my 2 cents into. Fuel price in Malaysia are somehow regulated and there are only 2 type of gasoline fuel available widely which is the RON 95 and RON 97 at the pump. Recently the government and petrol pump seller reduce the price of RON97 to RM2.55 a liter. This is a great news and I normally will celebrate by going to have a full tank in my HT81S. Now it is not the case as I seldom drive my HT81S as I have another car for daily commute. Next, this car uses only RON95 fuel so I need to pay RM2.30 for a liter of fuel.
Lets do some math now RON 95 : RM 2.30 and RON 97 : RM 2.55, difference RM 0.25 a liter.
Next, the government claimed that they are paying RM0.13 of fuel subsidy for every liter, great! What if we we eliminate the RON 95 fuel all together and put the RM0.13 subsidy to RON 97. Price of RON 97 will drop to RM 2.42, that is not much difference from RM2.30 we are paying now. The fuel is better, engine less problem, petrol station will not need to store 2 different fuel, better warehousing and this should lead to better environment as higher RON fuel should be better for combustion.
So, will someone just highlight this to the government and review the fuel type available to the public. We were used to having only RON97 many years ago and we shouldn't be going backwards by still using lower RON fuel. If the government interested, they can introduce RON100 fuel so that many modern high compression engine will benefit from this and more newer and advance engine can be imported into the country. Don't worry I won't be asking for subsidy for RON 100 fuel. I will be willing to pay the full retail amount and happy about it.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

More anime on HT81S

White HT81S is the favorite choice for anime, due to the fact it does really make the character/design stand out from the car.  

Here are some picture of a HT81S during a parade/contest back in December 2014 in Japan.

 The character composition aren't much just a single character being the main focus.
 A nice photo in this angle.
 The front design could be better.
What is Lingyin Huang ?

Links to original page :-
http://asianbeat.com/ja/award/itasha_2014/entry/23.html

Sunday, October 26, 2014

A japanese twitter account

It is not normal for me to introduce or recommend something personal like twitter account to fellow HT81S lover. As HT81S are getting old, so are the news and updates available online. Hence I am looking more to something more personal for more news about HT81S and bump into this person from Japan twitter account. He got some pretty good picture about HT81S in his account which resulted the recommendation here.
If you have time, do look into his account below for picture of HT81S:-
https://twitter.com/Hiroki940508

Friday, October 17, 2014

Another anime HT81S






This is something interesting from Japan again. This HT81S owner do love anime and the styling is a bit weird, it combine the anime with race decals, hence it is neither cute or speedy. It is just confusing!

Links to owner page :-
http://minkara.carview.co.jp/userid/214566/profile/

Monday, October 6, 2014

365 post !

Its been a long way since I decided to setup a blogspot dedicated to my HT81S. The first post was back in November 2008 and after 6 years I had reached the 365 post in my blogspot. It is a slow progress but it is a wonderful one indeed.
Now I can proudly say that you can read a different post about HT81S everyday for a year!
It is a wonderful journey with lots of gained memories from all these years. I been threaten by redlinegti forum member while promoting my bloodspot to being mention and recommended many times in forum and facebook.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the reader who share and come back to visit every time I post something especially those who drop me wonderful comments and email me with their views and photos. All the followers which subscribe to my blogspot give me the drive to write and share more about HT81S from around the world.
Even though now I rarely drive my HT81S as I was provided with a company car, I still love my HT81S very much. I just gave him a bath just now prior writing this post. It is sitting at my car porch for a few months now. There are some minor tweets are required before I can bring him out on the road wide open throttle again.
I am sure there are someone who share the same experience as me and I still believe that this will be a future classic on par with AE86. Something cheap and cheerful.
Finally, I still keep my wish to have a mega gathering of HT81S somewhere in Japan where we gather all the HT81S and Iggy together and have a awesome photo shoot as part of the memory and appreciation to this wonderful car.

If you need to contact me, do so via worldofht81s@gmail.com or drop me a comments.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Monster Sport Carpet for HT81S

It's been a while since Monster Sport produces something for the vintage HT81S. Maybe Monster Sport are quite free recently and found that their demo HT81S a bit dirty hence they think of something new for the car.
The carpet they had produced for the new Swift Sport are very nice design and built. This time they followed the same concept and I am pretty pleased with the result.
The design are really great as the outline of the carpet follow the contour of the flooring and the railing of the seats as shown on the above picture.
It doesn't come cheap anyway but it does make the interior pop and make it beautiful. Anyway, if you been driving your HT81S for the past 10 years, I think you can take this opportunity to replace the original carpet.

Price : JPY 16,000
Part number : 894500-4350M
Links to original Monster Sport page :-
http://monster-sport.com/product/parts/int/floormat/ht81s/index.html

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Something from Japan

Its been a while since I last purchase something from Japan, especially it is a used item. There aren't many things that I would like to buy for my HT81S, except the Suzuki sport wing mirror, the carbon rear wing and the Ikeya Formula Shifter.
This is one of the item I look forward to buy many years ago when I got myself the triple DIN gauge meter for my car. I spotted this item on yahoo auction the other day and just bought it directly. For those who don't know where this part will go to is this will replace the cover on top of radio (HT81S) or the air cone controller (HV81S) model.
This part will enable you to put either the radio on the top or the DIN gauge or even a LCD monitor on this part. It will be a great modification parts for your interior.
This is something you can do with this cover. But mind you the finishing on this cover aren't carbon fibre effect as per original it is just a matt black finish. I bit setback on this part. Anyway, you can always use carbon fibre sticker to decorate it back.


Monday, September 29, 2014

Sonic The Hedgehog on Ignis ?

Do you remember Sonic the Hedgehog ?
If you do, you live in the same age as me which is not young and not the gen-y or gen-z generation. Sega do produce some very good game and this is one of the best and I like this game very much.

What connection can we come to with an Ignis ? Check this car !
This was spotted in sgcarmart.com and it is from Singapore and this owner do loe Sonic very much to be part of the decal on the side of this Ignis.
Personally, I would prefer the Monster Sport decal to be remove and add in more Sonic on the side. The Monster Sport decal can stay on the front bonnet anyway.


If you like the car, you can buy it at SGD12,000 and its all yours a Sonic on Ignis!

Links to original page :-
http://www.sgcarmart.com/used_cars/info.php?ID=417958&DL=2286