Text by Wooley Photos by Jonathan Walker Issue 43
Do what you want, but be wise not to get toooo caught up in the scene.
That’s a little life-advice I’ve picked up along the way. Because ‘the scene’ will let you down. Everything that glitters ain’t always gold when you peel back the layers. And you just have to trust that some things, like the sun, are more enjoyable when you keep a little distance.
I get it.
If you’re a passionate person, you go deep. You’re always looking for the X that marks the spot. You want to be at the core of it. The in-crowd.
Well – it’s not over there bruh… it’s inside of you already. So don’t be a moth banging yourself against a lightbulb thinking you’ve found something. Don’t build yourself a false matrix.
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This is Kitt Hock’s S14. It’s a rocket, but it’s not rocket science… just a little hot-rod algebra: Take a proven lightweight chassis with mass functionality. Install a big motor with wide aftermarket support. Attach a big turbo with gobs of never-ending thrust. Route the exhaust someplace real obnoxious. Finally, keep modern automotive electronics to a minimum… and you’ll keep problems & headaches to a minimum as well.
What? It works.
…Works well enough to pull 180 in the half mile & still keep OEM body panels, interior, and A/C. Yeah so what, the motor locked up at a relight on the way home from this shoot. But that could have happened anywhere honestly. It was probably more of a gauge issue (not showing overheating) than a mechanical issue. …And then it ‘became’ a mechanical issue.
What did I tell ya. Damn modern electronics rooting all the evil!
Ah well – better to happen in Midtown next to some Mexican restaurant at happy hour… than on an airstrip at 170mph. Sometimes you gotta eat the worm.
LQ9 6-liter iron block with eagle crank & rods 8.7:1 compression
LS2 intake manifold
Custom turbo cam with good springs & pushrods
Holley fuel rails
92mm throttle body
GReddy overflow tank
Custom catch can
GReddy oil/air separator
Sanden A/C compressor with custom bracket
Custom built T56 transmission
Pro 5.0 shifter
McLeod twin-disc clutch
Garrett GTX4202R turbo
Turbosmart 45mm waste gates (x2)
Turbosmart blow off valve
3-inch stainless exhaust with electronic cutout
Walbro 450lph fuel pump
-6 fuel line with inline filter
Innovate wideband & boost controller
Defi gauges – exhaust temp, water temp, oil temp, oil pressure, fuel pressure, MPH, tach, data logger
Autometer fuel gauge
Stance pro coilovers
fully adjustable rear suspension
DIF billet differential bushings
Z32 front brakes with Powerslot rotors
Z32 rear brakes with Powerslot rotors