FLEX

The Sergeant Race Division fenders are now installed, and the Kanjyozaku is complete. There’s a few things why I nicked named this project that; Char’s custom Zaku II is basically a souped up base model mobile suit, just like my Civic.

Two, it has different shades of red (pink lol). And of course kanjyo for the homage.

The install was straight forward, nothing crazy

This week was full of accomplishments, I hope it’s the same for y’all. Flex!

Something different Part 4

Last week I sent the van out to get some well needed maintenance done. I’m talking about every seal replaced, motor mounts, and timing belts. Of course I sent it to a shop I trust because I don’t have the time nor space to do that kind of work. If y’all in San Diego and need a reputable shop to get work done right, let me know, I’ll point you in the right direction.

The next thing on the maintenance list is something I do have the time and space to do; radiator replacement.

All better. I feel accomplished. However since I installed a new AC compressor last year, the AC still bucks… Definitely a long term path to fix that. In the mean time I will enjoy the van as is, especially since it’s running spic and span.

Reflections: Downtown Sacramento

In a monks perspective, night time in downtown Sacramento was our version of the Himalayas to me and Matt. Imagine being alone in the Himalayas meditating and practicing mantras; that’s how it felt to us when we roamed the streets of DT Sacramento when we were younger.Here is a song of simpler times and one of the many songs in the soundtrack of our lives:



Heat

Hot days are here in San Diego. Engine bays get hot! They’re all designed to have hot air escape from underneath the car. Some people op for heat extractors and/or vented hoods to help more hot air escape. Some folks remove the entire splash guard so that hot air blows away faster when driving. I like to keep my splash shield because it helps keep water, rocks and other road debris out, preventing components from getting damaged. And in my opinion I believe the shields help guide air to the engine bay. Since I don’t want to attract too much attention with a vented hood, I decided to use ingenuity. But first, I wanted to guide cooler air to the combustion chamber.

Now for the “engine bay cooler” I removed the OEM windshield washer reservoir and replaced it with a smaller one.

Definitely will help guide hot air out, and it’s also pointed at the exhaust manifold.

Ahhh yeeea! No need to use them as brake cooling ducts, because I am no racer. Never claimed to be. Just a Runner.

“The coolest, I’m so slamming, I’m so slamming, body’s jamming! Bad 2 the bone, you should have known I’m in my own zone!”

World’s End Rhapsody

Wars, viruses, politics, injustice all in our minds nowadays; it can be hard to focus on good things and to be optimistic. Especially love. Love of all forms. The heart only knows love. Even if the world is ending, all of that doesn’t matter if you have a love one by your side to go through it all. You enjoy every single second with that person. Happy birthday to my wife, my love, the mother of our child and my better half. To many more! 🥂

Fun fact: we don’t always eat meat, but when we do it’s for special occasions.