Tuesday, January 24, 2012

For Sale: Apexi Power FC

Due to some changing plans I am now selling my AP Engineering Apexi Power FC, Hand Commander, and small port injectors. I never got to set it up in my car, but I tested it and it started and ran the car. I do not know what map is on it, but the car it came from was running stock small port 16v with full exhaust system. 

Get yourself a very rare bargain at just €SOLD.

Enquiries to garagehachi@gmail.com


Sunday, January 1, 2012


Happy New Year to all from Garage Hachi! Now that the dust has settled from some hard nights celebrations, time to make some solid plans for the Trueno for this year. Top of the list is new transmission, followed by some motor work, and possibly one or two more bodywork refinements. Hopefully this year will be even better than 2011, with more events, some road trips, and Im determined to see some track time! Cheers all!

Friday, November 25, 2011

random snap: FWD brother

AE series? check
4A powered? check
2 door? check
yes please...

Monday, November 21, 2011


With nearly 2 months since our last update I thought I better do something! I treated the hachi to a slightly overdue cleaning, and a spirited drive in the last few minutes of falling sunshine. Winter is very much upon us now, and all is quiet in the fleet. Garage Hachi is going back to being internet based for now, as Kev has gone to attack Europe for a while in a green, 4A propelled Wagolis, and Sarahs Levin has also gone to a new home, leaving mine as the only road going eight six.

For a change I decided to take pics of my favourite angle of the car, as I noticed most of the pics are always from the front. I love that 2-door wedge shape!! Notch-back FTW..

So that is all for now, I am eyeing up companion wagons for the Trueno as I think she nears retirement from a daily driver so we might see some other car features here in the future. Time for Kev to random snap something from the continent!!


Monday, September 26, 2011

pic of the day: Garage Annex Track Levin

A lovely track prepared Levin on TE37V from Garage Annex

Thursday, September 22, 2011

new parts: Leen AE86 6MT

We've been monitoring a great thead on ae86irl with interest for a while now, as some really tasty IS200/Altezza 6 speed gearbox to rwd 4AGE kits are being designed, developed, and built right here in Ireland! Time to share with the rest of you if you have not seen them already! The system uses this finely machined piece of 6082T6 Aluminium to mate the 6 speed J160 box found in the Altezza/IS200 directly to the 4AGE bell housing.

The first few units have been made, which I find amazing, many of these well thought projects never get off the ground, and we are looking forward to the initial results which should be soon as they are reported to be testing in car this month.

Leen Gearbox Conversions are behind all this magic and you should really check out his very good website with loads more pics and information. I especially like the very elegant solution for keeping the shifter position in the factory place, no butchering of the transmission tunnel here! GarageHachi is tempted, a tuned 4AGE + 6 speed with a 4.1 final drive for nice highway cruising sounds so good..

awesome vid: runningfree86 onboard

Just in case you havent seen this brilliant little vid... Apart from the angry wasp powering the carz I especially love the steering wheel attack on the straights!!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

pic of the day: roof lip

Redlines, boot lip AND roof spoiler you say? Hmmmm....
Head over to OMGDRIFT for more pics and a tasty car feature!