Random snap: White Omoris

June 26, 2013

Another trio of classic Omoris, this time in black-on-white with red needles.


…and if you’re curious to see what they look like when backlit – click here.

Gauge backlighting DIY

March 17, 2013

So as it turns out, none of the three Omori gauges I bought for squid came with functional backlighting.

For that authentic 1980s look.

Which is all kinds of odd; you’d expect maybe one or two to at least work partially, however for the price and the age of the equipment I suppose I shouldn’t complain, especially since a pretend sparky like me can easily replace the old-style bulbs with LEDs for a slightly more modern twist!

Armed with a disassembly guide I’d found on the interwebs and a few trusty tools, I set to work… (more…)

I’m just waiting on getting some tyres sorted for the SSRs, they just have to arrive.  Once they’ve done that, I’ll get them on and adjust the suspension to suit the tyre and wheel combo.

In the meantime, this is it.

DR Grille, Sides, End Caps. Aftermarket Spoiler. Wheels and slam will complete this picture.

Big ups again and always to Ewan.  Without his help this would still look a mess.

If you need something from Japan, he’s the man to contact.  Do not hesitate.


Do it.


For several years now, whenever I traverse the lonely Waipapa Road to Taupo I’ve always found myself stopping at this particular gravel lay-by for a rest and a quick photo of the car I happen to be driving at the time.

Usually you’re the only person around for miles, and the tranquility is stunning.

Different year, different car.

Here are some older shots from over the years: 2007, 2007 again, 2008, 2010.

Author’s Cars; KHR30

February 17, 2013

So I got this damned thing all legal and warranted.  Then the pulley came off at high speed which wasn’t fun.  It’s working again now but still needs a lot of work.  I have a few cosmetic pieces that will be heading my way shortly ex-Japan.  I need to get the height and the wheels sorted and I need to get it not drinking all the fuel in the world.  Still, it’s fun to drive if not a little slow.


From the Front


…the side…


…the back…


The inside

I also have some photos from the Classic Speed Fest. that I will post up in the next few days so look out for those.