Well, not “new” but newly installed. As part of my goal to accomplish at least 1 thing on one of my cars every weekend I finally got around to installing this steering wheel.
This is a steering wheel from a Japanese market “Kouki” Silvia with the Autech Sports Package (Which also included an Autech Spoiler, Autech Grill, Special Badging and “Silvia” Logo seats). The only one of these I’ve ever seen for sale I bought as soon as I saw it.
This bolts right up and plugs right in but I did need to swap on a JDM clock spring, as it’s significantly different than the US model. I also recently picked up a digital hanging scale so I can compare weights of the various items I swap out on the car. The original Wheel weighed 9.48lbs while the Momo wheel only weighs 7.78bls … 1.7lbs isn’t a huge savings but it’s nice to know that I’m going in the right direction with these changes.
Sometimes to be fast you have go slow.
I finally got around to snapping some photos of the new shelving that Jamie and I put up a couple of months back..
…figured it would be a good opportunity to snap some pics.
I regret not having the LMGT4s installed, or my Momo steering wheel but other than that I’m very happy with how the car currently sits.
I wanted to go with a ladder facing but with only 5 eyelets per side I went with a ladder facing instead. So far I like it better than the zipper pacing on my old shoes.
Rene wasn’t the only one upgrading their suspension today…
Thanks to Rudy I got a new torque wrench and was able to finally install my Nismo suspension. it took longer than expected since I decided to sand and paint all the hardware and mounting brackets with a rust inhibitor. Also I discovered that the brake line bracket on the Silvia is backwards from the 240sx so I had to make a small modification to the brake-line to make it mount to the bottom of the strut housing.
I only did the front, so I’ve got a nice rake going on… I’m not sure if I’m going to do the rear too or just leave it like this.
… finished building a Tube Based Headphone amp for Jeff
This is the bird seed and insulation “nests” I pulled out of the headliner and side panels of my car today…
at least I had new seats to put in front and rear.
Bought new lug nuts… key doesn’t fit the lugs … not happy
Some pics I took at the Bosstown/240sxONE Spring Bean Meet.