The paranormal show that started it off for me. The way it’s portrayed now; I do feel a lot of it is fake, but you can’t deny the fact that the places they go to aren’t scary as f*¢k. However, their first documentary is really good.
Friday October 17th 2008. I get off of work at 12:30AM (technically Saturday morning). Come home, wash up and then lay down in bed. I can’t go straight to sleep when I come home, so I start flipping through the channels. I come across the Ghost Adventures documentary on the Travel Channel. I watch it all the way through…
HOLY SHIT! I end up not going to sleep until around 3:30AM. I have had my share of paranormal experiences as a kid, but from that point on, after seeing that documentary, I have been diving deeper into the paranormal world. If you know any Filipinos, you will know that our culture evolves around paranormal essence. We have a list of ghosts and creatures that the indigenous & non-indigenous people see all the time in the home land. So I started going to claimed “haunted places” and cemeteries because the paranormal intrigued me. What does the dead know that the living does not?
If you bring your knowledge and wisdom with you beyond the grave, you have nothing to fear and lose. Let’s say you’re a spirit, an elemental of some sort, what can you offer and teach to the seeker? Will you be a teacher at all? What are you doing on your spare time? Does time even exist as that type of being? Hm. ✌️🙏
Us PVT Runners have a holiday every year. It’s October, the whole fuckin month. A time of the year where Friday the 13th would pop up on TV along with other horror movies due to Halloween. The hockey mask used in the franchise didn’t appear until Friday the 13th III in 1982. By 1983 it was released in Japan.
The change of the season is enchanting for me. As if the month was waiting for PVT… Waiting for a mischievous offering. Almost like a changeling waking up and finding trolls and goblins to guide her to new life. Perhaps we are all changelings placed here on earth. An offering from another realm.
The transfer over from a young individual, into the world of car culture is the same feeling. You feel like a changeling; you meet new people, friends, families and even rivals. It is a whole new universe. Just like when Kazuhiro entered the world of kanjo culture when he was younger… With that being said I will end this post with this:
“New beginnin’s, ahh New beginnin’s, wake up akh The sun’s goin’ down Time to start your day, bruh Can’t keep bein’ laid off Know you need the money if you gon’ survive The every night shit, every day shit”
With this last stretch of summer heat left, it made me consider the following topic (sidenote, I remember by this time of the year as a kid, it was already cooler… Even cold. But anyway…). I didn’t realize how much this intake set up is slept on. Honda engineers of that era designed it to comply with the economy and at peak performance, as if they knew they were going to drive the Civic chassis in N1.
But outside of N1 regulations, some still rock the oem air box simply because it works, some even remove the filter completely.
At various track events drivers will opt for the this setup. It’s as if it’s a homage to the N1 days, showing that “yeah I have the OEM air box and I’m passing you on the track” mentality. People will even put their own twist to it by adding a metal intake arm and/or wrapping the air box in heat reflective tape. You’ll even see it on cars that run the kanjo.
Mugen and Comptech/CT Engineering iceboxes are essentially fancier air boxes.
Don’t knock it if it works. This set up isn’t for everyone, especially if your motor is built for high horsepower. But at the end of the day, give the car what it wants, not what you want. ✌️🙏
Back then (2012), living on an instant ramen noodle diet, I had to run what I got as is.
VX wheels are 13×5, I was running 185/70/13 tires on them. Talk about balloon tires. The tires were rated at 110 mph max, I took it past 120mph many times while on a run…
It wasn’t an ideal tire set up, but again I had to run what I got. Those days of driving at that speed are over however, I don’t go over 85mph nowadays. It’s all about maintaining now. Living to tell your story.
“I had to pray before going into corners” said Shunei Kawasaki who drove the SS Works CRX on Best Motoring’s Roaring VTEC: Battle at 10,000 RPM. I felt the same way on my tire set up back then. LOL
P.S., I drove by this bar today, and there were people outside enjoying their drinks
Due to covid-19 I had to settle for an aftermarket replacement part, rather than going with a performance braided line because everything is back ordered until further notice.
This will be the first time using a aftermarket replacement part on my Civic… I would always go performance and/or OEM. Now, all the maintenance parts I bought for the Odyssey were all bought on Rock Auto, and they’re all holding up fine! I have pure confidence! It’s just different, if that makes sense to all the gear heads and tuners out there reading this. And that’s fine.