Tuesday, April 29, 2008

K-K-K-Keys Open Doors....


New Blog on JDM Key's Coming Soon......

Thursday, April 17, 2008

It's About Time....

Here’s a pic of my new tire/wheel combo that I said I'd post awhile ago....


Yep. OEM GS 16's wrapped in some Falken Azenis. I'm pretty happy with them. Especially because of the Honda "H" center caps, although if you look closely; the plastic center cap's grey color does not fully match the aluminum wheels like the "Acura" caps that came on them originally. I guess I’m just anal like that, but they have to be perfect, so I’ll probably replace them at some point when the money’s right.

Actually, I plan on upgrading the whole combo altogether to something bigger/better.

Granted, bigger does not always equal better, but maybe some 17’s of the Mugen NR variety would be nice…


That is, if I cannot find another set of these limited edition M7’s…


(Photo courtesy of Matt at ICB Motorsports.)

Because of the size of the photo, you cannot really see the lettering on the face of the wheel but rest assured, it does say “VIA KA7” right next to the JWL and as such, is made specifically for the KA7 chassis, which would be an ideal choice for Project Legend.

These M7’s however, are uber-rare (as is anything Mugen, much less Mugen/KA7 specific) and when I inquired about the cost of them when Matt posted them on his website, I believe the price was upward of two grand. That kind of money is just as out of my range now as it was then, but still, I’m optimistic as to what the future holds for my “shoe selection” in all its varieties as well as its application in regards to Project Legend.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

She can scan......man.

So a short time ago, a friend of mine who works at a creative design consultancy, was finally able to help me out with scanning some JDM brochures that I have amassed over the years. I had them translated about a year ago, and plan on re-editing them in Photoshop or something so that the English replaces the Kanji symbols (i.e. “makes sense”).

Here is a sneak peak…..


Now I don't know if or when I do complete this project; that these pics will make it to the blog, but I'll definitely be using pictures out of them for reference in later posts.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

HONDA: Made in Italy?

A short time ago I received in the mail my new "MOMO/HONDA" steering wheel horn button.


As you can probably see, it is going to replace my existing "MOMO" badged horn button that already exists within the center of my MOMO wheel.

What you may not see, is that this new button that I acquired; now says "HONDA" underneath the "MOMO" and is also in gold lettering.

.......so here is a better picture.


Fresh right? Right.

FYI, this horn button was made for by MOMO for Honda and its limited edition EG6 (92-95 for those of you not up on your chassis code knowledge) Civic steering wheel.

Also, because I'm strongly considering keeping everything on my builds "era-specific," this horn button works out quite nicely because of its original chassis' yearly denomination coincides with the Project Legends' (91-95).

Now that the steering wheel has a properly badged horn button, all I need to do now before installation/replacement of my existing OEM steering wheel, is to replace the center woodgrain trim/garnish. I need to do this because it currently looks like this...


....but I want it to look NEW, like this....


Awhile back, I researched some different places that customized steering wheel's, wood grain garnishes, etc and came across a this company:

892 Steger Towne Rd., #59
Rockwall, Texas 75032

I corresponded with a man named Carter via email and he quoted me $150 plus $15 shipping to do the work. While this price seemed a bit excessive, he assured me it was necessary because it is important that the work is performed correctly as well as it being about a three day process plus color matching the center garnish wood to match the outside wheel-wood.

This has been over a few months ago and I have not been able to go ahead further because of (as always) lack of money.

Thats all for this post. Just an update more or less about another lengthy process thats going to take awhile to reach fruition. When that glorious day DOES come however, I'm sure that I'm going to be pretty happy with the results.

It should be a one of a kind with the EG6 Limited Edition horn button.....

However, it won't be as cool as the official KA7 woodgrain Mugen steering wheel that I am ALWAYS looking for:






Tuesday, April 1, 2008

MMMM Sticky.

New tires, mounted and balanced on some OEM Legend GS 16's complete with Honda "H" center caps and OEM Acura locking wheel lug nuts!

Mmmmmmmm....sticky sticky.

photos coming soon