The New GTO Sentra Project

This is merely history being repeated.

As I started back from scratch, I needed a new slate. A clean slate.

This car was almost clean... it is actually on the outside, but plenty of wires and rubbers as well as body panels are not in order.

This car drove so slow when I got it, the AC is not cooling enough until it just gave up. The Suspension ride is so soft. It consumes fuel so much, relatively speaking... all in all, there's still a lot of work to be done!

At any rate, at least it has new tyres and a good looking paint job.

Immediately, I had it undergo the GT Program, starting off with Stage 1, GTO then GTO Max... no energy shielding yet, the plugs are platinum, I still haven't had the time to change it to normal non-r NGK plugs. Then I had an OTG Guy - (Gary) to install a dual Vorxins intake pipe. Then it starts to purr.... :-)

I enjoyed it for a while until I decided it has to have a mechanical simultaneous carb job... as well as suspension upgrade.... this came after the GTExtractor Tsunami 5" pipe was installed.

The car is now ready for battle... It just had its first sticker attached to it last night...

Today, it will be raced in an Autocrossing event in Victoria Plaza... Sponsored by the Philippine Auto Cross Championship Series.

I will keep you all posted as things evolve.

Had a blessed Sunday everyone.

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Notes to ponder

NASA claims that the government could slow down worldwide global warming by cutting down on soot emissions. Studies by NASA show that cutting down on soot would not only have an immediate cooling effect, but would also put a stop to many of the deaths caused by air pollution. When soot is formed, it typically travels through the air absorbing and releasing solar radiation which in turn begins to warm the atmosphere. Cutting soot emissions would be an immediate help against global warming, as the soot would quickly fall out of the atmosphere and begin to cool it down.

Cutting back on soot emissions would buy us time in our fight against global warming. Soot is caused by the partial burning of fossil fuels, wood and vegetation. Soot is known to contain over forty different cancer causing chemicals, and a complete cut would offer untold health benefits worldwide.

Environmental conservation has always been a topic for lengthy discussions, but up until recent times, global warming and climate changes were vague subjects, with no hard proof. Not surprisingly, the previous lack of attention to these issues have created a very gloomy outlook on our future. So, considering all this, what could be the biggest contributor to climate changes through global warming? Transportation - the man-made iron horses, flying machines and sea monsters, so to speak.

The question we have now is how green is our transportation? The majority of the worlds' vehicles are fueled by oil (petrol, diesel and kerosene). Even if they rely on electricity, the stations used to generate this electricity use fossil fuels for power! Excluding vehicle manufacture, transportation is responsible for 14% of the artificially created greenhouse emissions, mostly carbondioxide.

Automobiles, trains and planes are all responsible for this problem, but cars are the highest impact-makers. They release approximately six times more carbondioxide than a plane and seven times more than sea vessels.

What is Air Pollution?

Air pollution is somewhat difficult to define because many air pollutants, at low concentrations, are essential nutrients for the sustainable development of ecosystems. So, air pollution could be defined as:A state of the atmosphere, which leads to the exposure of human beings and/or ecosystems to such high levels or loads of specific compounds or mixtures thereof, that damage is caused. With very few exceptions, all compounds that are considered air pollutants have both natural as well as human-made origins.

Air pollution is not a new phenomenon; in Medieval times, the burning of coal was forbidden in London while Parliament was in session. Air pollution problems have dramatically increased in intensity as well as scale due to the increase in emissions since the Industrial Revolution.