Moving On

After 6 years on Php-Nuke, I’ve decided that it’s time to change. Php-Nuke was getting hard to manage. I no longer have the time to write custom modules for it. WordPress has got a million and one plugins that will do everything you want, and some more. So it’s wordpress for now. The old site is still running at tzywen.com/index.php. The domain tzywen.com will now redirect to tzywen.com/wp instead.

I also haven’t been blogging for months due to real life commitments. Been busy with studies, exams and projects so I haven’t got the time to document things on my blog. Exams have pushed back a lot of things that I want to do. But I’m happy to say that I’m almost done with the exams and I will be finishing up soon. Then I can dedicate more time into blogging which I think is something worth putting time into. It’s like writing a diary. Years from now you’ll have something to look back and ┬áremember it by.

Regular blogging starts tomorrow. If you wish to visit the old site, just go to tzywen.com/index.php. All the old articles are still there so there’s no need to update your links or bookmarks.

Valve cover polishing – Part 2

We’re now into part 2 of our valve polishing. Warning to those attempting this mod: Buy more sandpaper, especially the lower grit ones. You’ll be surprised at how much you’ll need. And make sure you have plenty of time because you won’t be able to use your car when you’re doing the polishing. And make sure you have very strong arms. Sanding is not an easy job, I realised. Here are some pictures from today:


This is what it looks like before any work has been done (same as last night)


See those rough edges there? We need to get rid of them.


Done!


Sanding metal is cannot be compared to sanding wood.


Heavy modifications in progress. My brothers are working on the interior and exterior.


After today’s sanding, this is how it looks like now. Tomorrow will be yet another day of sanding, using finer grit sandpaper.


Another view.


It took me ages to sand the metal between the letters!

After another round of sanding, we’ll start buffing it. Long day tomorrow. Stay tuned! Continue reading