I got my alloycraft baffle welded in by my friend in exchange for something I had for trade. I hope I can put my car back together soon.
Pick Ups: Magazine + oil pan baffle
On my way back home from Boston. My lovely girlfriend and I stopped by Mitsuwa in New Jersey. Besides decent and cheap Japanese food, there is a legit Japanese bookstore across the street. This Bookstore is pretty hit or miss when it comes to magazines, but you can always count on them having Option Magazines. I scooped up this.
As I was reading the magazine, using the term reading very loosely. I can across a more street looking J’s racing s2000. What caught my eye was the plenum setup utilizing Toda ITBs of course.
The setup reminds me of the C-WEST drycarbon intake. This seems much better, since we don’t have to relocate the radiator. It is a straight forward design.
Using my limited Japanese it seems like the cost of the “sports injection induction box” is 102,900 yen, around $1,300 at today’s exchange rate + the “air intake system” which is 176,400 yen which should be around $2,229. I am curious what would be the better setup, a M&M Honda induction box + M&M Elbow attached to a Mugen Intake, or this?
Oh yeah, my alloycraft baffle came in…..
I’ve been having strange issues with my car recently. I was driving and the car seemed to be overheating and there was no pressure in the upper radiator hose. I tried bleeding the hell out of the system but it didn’t work. So once again, I canceled my very needed tune and brought my car back into my garage. I pulled the head off a couple of days ago and sent it to the machine shop to get resurfaced, even though it wasn’t warped too badly, still within spec, I just wanted to do it for good measure. My dad helped me install my Toda Valve springs I had. My oil pan is off, so I bought an oil pan baffle from alloy craft and will get that welded/installed shortly. I bought a mugen radiator cap and mugen thermostat for good measure, I’m still waiting on these parts to come in. I really wish the Jenvey units had a bleeder valve, it would make my life much easier. I am probably going to buy a Greddy radiator breather, which is essentially an external bleeder. So far if I quantify everything it is:
Toda Valve Springs : 418.00
OEM headgasket: 55.00
Mugen radiator cap: 40.00
Mugen Thermostat: 60.00 (from s2ki member)
Alloy craft baffle: 60.00
So as you can see the rough total is: 644.59
But since I already have the toda valve springs it is 226.59
Considering that I still have to get the baffle welded in, there are many other costs not reported here.