With the motor and trans finally removed from our new E36 project World Racing League Group 2 build, and 54 lbs of copper spaghetti safely spread out on a table, it was time to de-gunk the major components and the chassis. The chassis itself had seen the better part of 220K but overall, was fairly clean. No globs of caked on grease or signs of huge oil leaks from the motor. Eggboy Racing Team member Steve tackled the dirty job of power washing the motor/trans as well as scrubbing down the engine bay. While Steve got the chassis cleaned up, Scott from Izzy’s Custom Cages worked on building the rotisserie mounts… or the bumpers for any East Coast budget endurance races Since the other two rotisseries at Izzy’s were full of customers long term projects, an A Frame Hoist was put to use as a temporary home for the 36.
Car guys and techies seem to often intertwine in interests. What’s not to like about the idea of being able to build anything the heart desires to do our bidding. Whether it be a high tech wireless gadget, or a supercharger, every piece of tech takes painstaking care to construct, with the designer’s heart and soul going into every machine that rolls out of a shop or prototyping studio, signifying a large part of what it means to be human. The weaving together of man and technology can be a beautiful thing, stemming the progress of what is possible by man, but it can also lead to gross cataclysms of terror and destruction. Pretty existential right? Enter Simon Stålenhag, a Swedish artist based in Stockholm that addresses these topics in his now-expansive online portfolio, which a good portion of is viewable [here]. I haven’t found a complete set yet, but
If you have had a SAAB 9-5 for any prolonged period of time, you are probably well aware of the HVAC problems in that ever-so-complicated dash assembly commonly known as the “heater box”. With dual zone automatic climate control available as standard, the 9-5 was a luxurious car that offered a high level of comfort out of the box. This is still true, even though used versions can be had for as little as $1,000 these days. Unfortunately, the complexity involved with building a system like this has downfalls, and most specifically in this instance, it’s the fragility of various flap actuators known as “Blend Doors”. When these actuators break, it generally means you won’t be receiving heat out of one side of your car (since an individual blend door is responsible for each side. Now, the driver side blend door is the most common failure, with two separate failure
As our catalog grows, we noticed some time ago that there is a huge demand for sport options for driving enthusiasts. Catering to several brands that naturally appeal to these driving enthusiasts, it makes sense to expand our performance category as well as our usual forte of OEM, OES, and aftermarket solutions. Picking and choosing carefully, we tend to hand pick the best options, because if we wouldn’t install it on our performance cars, we wouldn’t want you to install it on yours. That’s why we chose the best of the best with our current offerings, such as DO88 induction cooling systems, Milltek and Mototec exhausts, EBC Brakes, and Bilstein suspension (to only name a few). H&R Springs are the next step. Now when you are building out your performance street beast, or shaving seconds on lap times in your track day missile, you can buy everything you need in
Hi my name is Daniel Downey I set out two years ago to build myself a rally car. I had decided on a rwd car because yay for drift angles on stages. And over the past 2 years I have been slowly building and improving my 1987 325is for stage rallying. Right now it is technically a normal e30 with no interior and a race seat. Poser status. But it comes from lesser beginnings. Purchased with a bum motor (timing belt) and as far as I can tell mostly all original parts. I have been slowly upgrading it mechanically as to prepare it for all the safety mods needed for stage rally (coming over the winter). As I felt there would be less motivation working on a car with a cage that I could not drive. Ever since it was road worthy about a year and a half ago, it