Great Start to the New Year


LUCAS OIL will be supporting J.M. Racing with its products for the 2010 season.

A little 411 on their company and product…

“Lucas has long been directly involved in the American racing industry through multiple vehicle sponsorships and racing event promotions, at all levels. Seeing a need for better lubricants in this industry, the Lucas people went to work again. The end result being a line of high performance engine oils and gear oils that are second-to-none in the racing industry. Lucas racing products have proven themselves on NASCAR, NHRA, IHRA, PPL, and USHRA tracks across the country.”



 Picked up cases of LUCAS OIL products from its warehouse in Corona, Ca. Everyone there is so kind, organized, and prompt! So excited to be using LUCAS OIL on my drift vehicle.


 The dial of the exhaust cams from my AE86 broke and seared itself to the cam gears. Good thing the 4age is a non-interference engine or else my valves and other components would have been shot! After taking off the cams I inserted the distributor and noticed that the tip of the shaft of the distributor was hitting the aftermarket head studs. So, I took it out and had it shortened by Lod @ S-Empire. Now everything is re-placed and running! Thank you Steve Choh and Wes Hamachi for providing the exhaust cam and distributor.

I have to rave about a product: Evapo-Rust. What happened was the cam was full of rust, so Steve mentioned to get a solution called Evapo-Rust at Harbor Freight and it dissolved the rust on the cam, giving it a brandnew look. Thanks Steve for the tip!


 Made time to go to the park with my nephew and ran around, taught him to make planes, played freeze tag with other kids at the park and had a good time!


 Woke up 4:30 am Sunday morning to call up a few of my buddies, whom I’ve known since 7th grade, to go mountain biking. They have been biking for a couple years and this would be my second attempt but wow~ I drastically improved compared to the first time. I rode 15 miles through Fullerton Loop, which is full of  inclines, ramps, and downhills (my favorite part of the trail). Every portion of my leg muscles were hard as a rock after the bike ride.  I enjoyed every moment of it; from the beautiful view of the sunrise to the aching cramps from my thigh.


 View from the top of the mountain. Because of my budget, I’m not able to practice drifting as much as I want. I figured biking will help improve my reaction time and endurance for driving this season. Thanks to my friends John C., Art T. and Ruben O., I’m able to exercise without spending too much money.


 This is one of the minor inclines of Fullerton Loop.


 This downhill is fun! If your not careful, you’ll find yourself going way too fast and risk missing  the turn at the bottom of the hill


 Strecthed out my leg cramps and once the ride was over ~9:30 am, the rest of the day was spent at church.


Ended up taking my nephew biking on a dusty trail without hills. I taught him to slide around in it and he loved it!

I hope all of you are having a phenomenal 2010 so far! Time is flying by and I am very excited to be driving again soon enough! Looking forward to seeing you at the Formula Drift Championships!   :)

3 Responses to “Great Start to the New Year”

  • kOOpA Says:

    ooh! need more info on the 86! ^^

    cute kids too, haha.

  • JoonWooMaeng Says:

    The 86 is pretty much stock. The engine has been rebuilt by S-Empire ( Lod ) and will be used for personal drifting lessons. AE86 was my very first RWD I purchased many years back. Good memories. :)

  • StefanZygmunt Says:

    I had the same problem with the distributor and ARP studs in my aw11 MR2. I somehow drove around with the dizzy rubbing against the stud for ~700 miles before I noticed. I just tapered the end of the distributor shaft with a bench grinder. Good times…

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