Tuesday, February 13, 2018

go for a real test...

Wata(Taka)fixed the tranny of the 240Z and got 308 hp on the power check (these are all he wanted to do BEFORE the speedweek last summer but he was running out of time.) 


now we want to see it actually flying so decided to go to the dry lake to test it tomorrow morning. we loaded our little SL100 just in case 😊

ということで、明日の早朝にドライレークでテストを決行することに。ついでにフラット・トラックの練習もしたい筆者は練習用のSL100もどさくさにまぎれて積んでもらう 😊

go ahead and ride without us...

 our friends' Trump & Knuck


it's a bummer when our friends call for us for a canyon ride but we've got to turn it down....😿


have the devil's own luck...

brought Wata(Taka)'s land speed racer Datsun 240Z for a horsepower check, seeking for 300 hp. the owner/tuner of this speed shop who has the dyno for the power check says "seeking for 300 hp? a Datsun 240Z with L-engine? no way! if you get 300, i won't charge you for this!" 


when E, the shop owner, started the test, it only got 250 something hp... even if Taka changes jets and all, getting 50 more hp sounded pretty much airy-fairy😢


Taka's shaving the carb jet needles for the extra 50 hp... well, at least he can give of his best...


sometimes miracles happen. 305 hp!! he got 308 hp after this. congrats, Wata!

ミラクルきたぁぁぁぁ!!! 305馬力!この後308馬力をマーク。今日はお祝いだ!しっかし、悪運強きオトコだわ、Wタナベ氏ったら。

Monday, February 12, 2018

our thoughts go to...

adding an eave shelf to a shelf by only using materials that shinya picked from a public trash bin out side...


Taka and Nitoro the Dog


Wata is going to take his 240Z for power check tomorrow. seeking for a 300hp. we'll see.


back to our workshop. Shinya's finally working on my Truimph thunderbird again. 


Wata is getting ready for tomorrow.


this let our minds drift back to last summer before we were hedaing to Bonneville.


Saturday, February 10, 2018

9th annual inspiration los angeles...

friday, february 9th, 2018

2018年2月9日 金曜日

come down to The Reef Los Angeles and loading in two of shinya's works to display at Wesco Boots booth.


 this year is the Wesco Boots 100th anniversary.


saturday, february 10th, 2018

2018年2月10日 土曜日


reunited with one and only the Royal Racer.


 different kinds of Wesco boots.


 Einstein in da house!

😺 had so much fun again.