Kyusha Kai


Oh Noes…
October 12, 2010, 1:22 am
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This abortion of a pick up truck was for sale on Craigslist a while back. I can just imagine what that guy was thinking… Let’s get a perfectly good 620 and graft a Frontier front end to it! I bet it would look AWESOME!



Absolutely Useless
September 27, 2010, 1:21 am
Filed under: Craigslist Finds, Random

But I still want it. Found while searching Craigslist.

Datsun forklift for $1800. All it needs is some deep dish, era appropriate 8″ wheels. HAH!



Damn
July 2, 2010, 1:58 am
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I almost acquired a 1972 Toyota TE28 wagon today.  I took Brice out on a date today to try and check out the wagon (since he knows more about Toyotas than I do), but the guy didn’t return any of my calls.  It would have been the perfect project toy.  Minor rust (nowhere important), 3TC with a 5 speed trans, Thorley header, coilovers in front, running reliably and best of all…  IT WAS $1000!  Sucks because now I have a hard on two door wagons.

That could have been me!  But WAY more ratty, lower and with some better fitting wheels.  Too much poke for my taste.

Oh well.  Gonna order some Modern Motorsports rear brake parts for my Z to make me happy.  S13 set up in the rear with the Arizona Z Car Wilwoods in the front shall be had!  Then an RB swap!  THEN THE WORLD!



A Rock And A Hard Place
June 14, 2010, 12:29 am
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I want a 510 wagon. KA24 powered for RELIABLE daily driver status. I figure a rusted one for a grand plus another couple hundred for the motor and trans. It’d be nice little project to run around town with and learn how to do body work on.

I found this on Maui’s Craigslist.

A ’69, grandma driven Goon with 54,000 miles.  Perfect looking car, although I’d feel horrible for hacking it up for a project.  Plus, the price is high $5500.  I’m looking to spend a grand.  HAHA.

The dilemma is about my Z.  I’ve been thinking of letting her be as is so I could concentrate on a wagon but Brice is talking me into buying a Koyo radiator. So sexy, but so expensive. He’s not really talking me into it, more like “Hey, you should get a Koyo”. If I do that, I’d want to redo the whole engine. Repaint the block and engine bay, tuck wires, shave holes, etc.  I found this for some inspiration.

Those headers are so beautiful.

IDK WHAT TO DOOOOOOOO…

ALSO, my brother is graduating from a college in Oregon and he’s going to start a business up there.  My sister is going to move up with him and they’re going to buy a house.  If I were to move up there, I’d have a job secured.  I’m contemplating it because all this talk about Canby is making me sad I live on an island.  I’d be closer to NorCal friends and JCCS would be a fun road trip every year.



I Need to Enter the Gigolo Business
December 7, 2009, 7:16 pm
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Dec 4 - JDM Datsun Bluebird – $8000 - (Kahului)

1970 JDM RHD Datsun Bluebird Coupe w/ sr20de (non-turbo) motor. Vehicle registered in Hawaii but plates are in storage. Call XXX-XXXX for more info.

  • Location: Kahului
  • it’s NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interest

This is the second time this guy posted this up on Hawaii’s Craigslist.  I have no idea how much Bluebirds usually go for, but with an estimated 20-25 Bluebirds in the United States, you can be DAMN sure there won’t be one in your neighbor’s garage.

I NEED this car.  Once again, donations are accepted to the Kyusha Kai fund.

Pics are from the last posting.

I really wish I lived on Maui so I could take some proper photos and get the specs.



Craigslist Find!
November 28, 2009, 4:11 am
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Here’s an awesome deal just waiting for the full Kyusha Kai treatment.  The great thing that came out of our economy crashing is that everyone is getting rid of their toys.  The Catch 22?  Because of our economy, I can’t afford to buy them all.  First generation FB (SA22C?) RX7 with unbelievably low miles! and it’s coming from the original owner.  Even I would have a hard time slicing up such a nice, stock, classic for a crazy suspension and wheels…  And I HATE stock cars.

1980 mazda rx7 with only 37k original miles all stock all original
4 bl carb rotory motor 5 speed mannal transmission a/c in very great shape
very clean hardly used garage kept one owner car
iam asking $2450 obo
808 548 xxxx

  • Location: mililani
  • it’s NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests



Found on Craigslist
November 12, 2009, 9:55 am
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This thing is AMAZING!  He came out to one of my old school JDM meet and greets that I put together.  Twin turbo 1JZ, CLEAN body and just pure bad ass-ery.  This beast sounded crazy too!  Sickening growl at idle and a banshee scream when revved up.  I can’t even imagine what it would feel like to wind her up and drop the hammer.  All that’s stopping me is $12,000 and a place to park her.

selling cheap
i have too many cars
85 p-type supra white
body has about 100k engine is 40k
rims
HKS intake
1jzgte engine from 92 supra with HKS head gasket and ARP studs
r154 trans with hardened gears
clutch/flywheel
just about ever part on the car is new
slotted cross drilled rotors
all royal purple oil…..engine, trans, diff
water wetter
full custom exhaust
all papers good and have most all receipts
boost is about 9psi right now, needs to be tuned
blitz front mount inercooler
blitz access ECU
full sounds….alpine head unit then the rest kicker
blitz boost controller and power meter
all gauges

cash only. open to all trades



IT’S TIME FOR ANOTHER ROTA RANT
November 8, 2009, 3:16 pm
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ALL WHEELS & TIRE PACKAGES NOW ON SALE!
WE STOCK 15″-22″ WHEELS. RIM & TIRE PACKAGE STARTING @ $799-$1999
COME DOWN TO CHECK THE SHOWROOM OR
CALL 808 848-1648 OR 808 848-1748

THIS NEEDS TO STOP!  SERIOUSLY!  These assholes are killing the industry that I love with my heart and soul!  I’m sure we’re all familiar with companies like Rota and Seibon ripping off designs and undercutting the real companies with shitty parts that will disintegrate when you look at them wrong.  People say they don’t want to drop the big bucks for a part that has quality and the proper R&D, when they can get a made in China/Taiwan/Vietnam product for a fourth of the cost…  WELL SCREW YOU.

Just a little bit of Craigslist and forum searches bring up QUALITY used wheels for CHEAP.  19″ AME wheels for $1000.  18″ SSR GT3′s for $800, 18″ SSR III Agle Strusse for $900, 14″ Advan A3A wheels for $500, 15″ Weds Sport SA-90 for $850, etc.  Most of them coming with tires.  And guess what?  You can probably low ball these guys too!  Hell, I bought my first set of SSR Longchamps with brand new tires for $500.

One argument I heard was that if you purchase used then you’re not helping out the manufacturer anyway…  Guess what?  The guys you would buy the QUALITY parts from?  I’ll be willing to bet my rims that the majority of them won’t downgrade to Rotas anytime soon.  So they’ll buy another set of Volks/SSR’s/AME’s/Works.  EVERYBODY WINS.  I have noticed that it’s especially bad for the owners vintage Japanese cars.  I know it’s hard to justify spending more on a set of wheels than the car itself, but come on!  When going for a period correct look, Watanabe, Hayashi, Panasport and SSR still make their old wheel designs.  I know you can save a couple of more paychecks up and be happy with real wheels rather than buying crap.  Do you really think people can’t notice the difference between Watanabe’s and Rota/Sportmaxx?  Well, I guess the majority can’t.  BUT I CAN!  AND I’M THE ONLY ONE THAT MATTERS!

Oh and another thing that get’s on my nerves…  When people buy a quality item, then stick some crappy knock-off on it.  STi owners replacing their BBS’ with Rotas.  Or people who purchase a set of $4,000 Volk rim then running Nanking or Federal tires.

Bleeeehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!




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