Overdue Update…

The differential has been something I've looked in to for a while with what would best suit the S15 six speed transmission and the type of driving I'm going to be doing in this car. I ended up striking a... Continue Reading →


Brake Rebuild 

I have learnt a lot with this project so far and continue to do so with every part I work with. One thing I would like to mention again is all these parts I have rebuilt, refurbished or simply tidied... Continue Reading →

ITB Manifold

Pretty exciting stage of the build, has not only gone from being a bunch of ideas in my mind to the finished product but a crucial part of the project that honestly had me thinking as to how to approach this step.... Continue Reading →

Chipping Away…

18/05/17 I placed an order with Gktech which included solid subframe risers, solid diff bushes, front and rear sway bar end links, front and rear braided brake lines and urethane engine mounts. Included in the order was some parts for... Continue Reading →

Tear Down Continued

24/4/17 I wanted to keep my 'busy with car stuff' streak going so grabbed my hubs and brakes from storage which were still fully assembled, front and rear sway bars, additional suspension bracing and any brackets still left to prep... Continue Reading →

Subframes Pt.1, Paint !

19/04/2017 I hadn't been hands on with car stuff for a while, mainly waiting for parts and making my mind up on a few bits a pieces so I decided to make a start on the front and rear S15... Continue Reading →

Bolt-on’s / Engine Trolley

20/1/17 The last bits and pieces from HPC were completed and I could continue the assembly stage. I had the engine mount brackets,  power steering / alternator brackets and pulleys coated gloss black and the coolant necks coated sterling silver... Continue Reading →

Assembly, Top End

20/12/16 The head was up next and this engine was about to take shape. As much as I wanted to do it myself / knew I was capable of doing it myself, I had Jason fit the new valves and... Continue Reading →

Assembly, Bottom End

15/12/16 I got the call from FES to say my job was ready to collect,  I had Jason assemble the crank, connecting rods and pistons for me in house as these guys do it all day everyday and was also... Continue Reading →

HPC Coating

I decided I would get the rocker cover, head, block and misc parts HPC coated. Not only does the coating make the appearance aesthetically appealing but can withstand temperatures of 260°C and has great resistance to scratching, chipping , chemicals, and DOT3... Continue Reading →


I haven't written about my intentions for the build yet, I thought I'd wait until this time in the blog so will briefly talk about my goals for when the car is 'complete'. I really want this to be a... Continue Reading →

Coil Pack Conversion

In my tear down post I mentioned the distributor was pretty well stuck in the head well here's a story. I started with trying to ease it out like you normally would with no luck, it would not budge. I tried... Continue Reading →


20/9/16 I sent my clutch away to be rebuilt by the guys at Autoclutch - another fantastic job which was completed with plenty of time for me to take down to the machine shop as part of the balancing. This... Continue Reading →

Tear Down

1/9/16 I started the tear down process which I find highly enjoyable. When your in the shed, musics playing and your in the zone you can really get some decent work done. I made sure to take notes and photos of... Continue Reading →


29/8/16 I began to assess what was left of the S15 and the parts I was keeping. I will admit the part out was quite easy with this car as a lot of people are obviously looking for second hand... Continue Reading →

Autech Adventure

Through the ownership of the red S14 I couldn't kick the soft spot for naturally aspirated builds. I always thought to myself if I had the chance to do it all over again it would be an all motor project.... Continue Reading →


In late 2012 I decided it was time to sell my at the time current project car (1980 Vauxhall Chevette) and modified daily driver (1988 Toyota Supra). It was early 2013 when I manged to sell both of these cars... Continue Reading →

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