You Drive Me Crazy, I Just Can’t Sleep… Until Kandi 2.0 is Complete

With the footwork on Kandi 2.0 mostly settled, I decided to work on the drivetrain. Most of this work was done at the end of 2011 through 2012 (yup, we’re still catching up on my build, but we’re getting closer to present day!). My road racing friend Jimi had an LS1 setup on his S14 […]

Kandi 2.0: The Suspens(-ion) is Killing Me!

One of the first things I worked on for Kandi 2.0 when I received her was the footwork. There were a lot of parts to transfer over. However, I quickly realized many parts were worn out; looks like spherical bearings on a semi-daily driven car doesn’t last forever. Over the past couple of years, I […]

Bought the 1:24 Silvia, “Tore the M**** F****** Roof Off.”

During more down time while working on the project car and waiting for parts to come in, I was inspired by one of Jay Z’s songs. Since I couldn’t find an S13 convertible scale model, I decided to mod my own. It was time to bust out the cordless Dremel (ballin!) and the plastic bit […]

1:24 Scale Nissan S13 Silvia – 1/24 the Size, 100% the Fun!

Sometimes it gets tiring working on Kandi 2.0; that’s probably why I still haven’t finished it after 3 years. I picked up this 1:24 scale Nissan S13 Silvia during my trip to Japan. It would have been awesome to find an S13 convertible, but this one will do. It’s been many years since I’ve touched […]

QV’s S13 240sx Convertible Build Intro

I’ve been through a few revisions of various S13’s (coupes and convertibles) for daily driving, street tuning fun, hpde’s, and autocrossing. At some point, it seemed personally inefficient to try to build a street-driven seriously competitive autocross car. While searching online for 5-speed swaps (yes, I was racing an automatic turbo s13 convertible, haha) and […]