Archive for June, 2011

I don’t really recall a lot of what happened on the subsequent day from arrival. I spent the morning backwards and forward to areas containing either porcelain or duvet, it wasn’t until later in the afternoon that I recovered enough for the night ahead. For me it was a quiet one, for others (especially some late comers) it was quite a hectic one that involved some serious catch-up and the inevitable doom that comes part and parcel with it.

The morning of events dawned, I felt much better that day than the previous and so getting up and enjoying some breakfast and sparkle yelling at people to sort their vehicles at was nothing my head couldn’t handle. The first event of the day was touted as a sedate cruise to our later point of automotive activity. (For some this proved to not be the case at all.) We got everyone organised to depart and littered the gravel driveway of the camp with our eclectic garner of fine steeds.

Morning Steam, Coffee.. and Cream

The majority managed the cruise without ill affect and despite a few niggles with sparkles initial plan and the reality of early morning children’s sports we made our way to enough of a lay away that the majority of cars could park in the one point for a small photographic opportunity, as such;


From here we carried on through some magical scenery, annoying the crap out of any car waiting at an intersection as it would have to wait for some 40 cars to pass before it could merge into what would normally be a quiet piece of highway.  It was during this cruise that I longed the most for my pathetic piece of swiss-cheesed steel known on this site as the 110-Project, however being the navigator for the cruise co-ordinator did the trick well enough and allowed me to dangerously hang out the window in the rain to take photos like an idiot.


Fresh off the container from Japan!

I now have all the components required to build the audio setup for the RX-7 (and eventually squid, seeing as there’s enough stuff for two cars here, plus some leftovers…) As soon as I find my spare 12V battery I can get on to testing each unit to see what is operational and what isn’t.

No, I'm not going to put them all in one car.

Being a “Component” system, the cassette decks don’t actually function unless plugged in via one of the main amps (each module has a ‘standard’ Pioneer 8-pin connector), with the graphic equalizer being an in-line unit. As you can see from the photo there are three amps to choose from – the top one is a “baby” GM-2 with 6.5W of continuous power, the middle one is a midrange GM-4M with 16W, and the bottom one is the mean mother thirty-watt GM-D8. Nifty.

The decks themselves, from top to bottom, are a KP-77G, another KP-707G (to match the one I bought off trademe for a dollar), and a KP-88G.

Now all I gotta do is conjure up some cassettes to test with. Off to Real Groovy with five bucks I shall go!

Well, okay, maybe one last thing needs to be said: MOAR LOW IS REQUIRED.

At long last, they have been fitted.

Time for some coilovers ex Japan? Blarrrghh! It never ends!

fronts: 15×6.5+14.5, 205/55/15
rears: 15×7.0+15, 225/50/15