Yao almost has everything back together. Had some trouble with the intake manifold, but got it worked out. Got to get the transmission filled, intercooler on, and figure out the wiring. Then it is off to tune.
Yao’s 1JZ GTE had some issues with the clutch recently. After closer inspection, we realized that the clutch needed to be taken out and reinstalled to verify integrity. So the WHOLE motor had to come out just to get to the tranny (tight fit!). JSFab came over to the house and busted his ass getting this motor in and out in one night. Clutch feels amazing now, and there shouldn’t be any problems with that.
While the motor was out, might as well do some upgrades! JSFab also hooked it up on a steering rack relocation to make sure there is no binding at high angles. Can’t wait to get this car out on the track. After the wiring problem is fixed, its dorifto time!
Our own Team Verzus driver Zachery “Yao” Hitchcox is participating in a contest at MotorMavens. This build has been going on for some time and is coming very close to fruition. This contest is judged upon the amount of comments and views, basically the popularity. Please help out a local driver by going over to his build thread on MotorMavens using the link below and leave some comments!
Got my new Greddy AIRINX B-Type in the mail today from FRSport today. Fits on the Borg Warner 7670 S200X turbo very well. Slipped right on and looks amazing. Love greddy filters!
I haven’t put a update here on a while. This is the new progress of my 1JZ GTE build in my S13. Wiring is in progress right now and we are looking like a weekend start time if the stars align. Look for a start up video and hopefully a tune video in the near future.
Forest Wang (Get Nutz! Garage) – Full roll cage, chassis reinforcement with stitching, 1jz engine/tranny mounts angle kit, and engine bay tubs.
Jesse Hanna – The 1JZ assembly and build, full fuel cell system, AN line creation, bash bar (future), oil cooler setup, exhaust build, and intercooler pipping.
So it has been a while since Yao has put a update out on his build. This build has been going for a while now and is almost near completion! Here are the pictures for the update. All the new fabrication and installation was done by Las Vegas’ Jesse Hanna. This includes the rear bash setup, fuel cell system, motor, etc. The cage, stitch welding, tubs, and 1JZ mounts were done by Forest Wang @ Get Nutz Laboratories here in Las Vegas. The car is looking like it’s going to be a monster and hopefully will have this thing put together and tuned within the next month.
We really tried to make this car dynamic in terms of being reliable and easy to fix. We went Vband on pretty much everything and all of the hoses and turbo clamps will be held on with Vibrant connectors and tbolt clamps.
Brian and Chris Saip have been putting some work in for their rps13 LS1 build. Yes yes, we have all seen many LS1 builds around, but we guarantee you guys the Verzus special with this one. The Saip bro’s have been working hard to make sure it doesn’t sound like the other annoying sounding LS1’s out there. I’m sure they will do it justice because the build looks so clean already. These pictures are just some previews. They will have the car up and running with the new motor here in the next few days and we will get better pics up on here.