Maybe your BMW’s brakes have you scratching your head the way ours did. After years of reliable, solid braking performance, our BMW’s brake pedal had degraded into a soft, mushy mess usually around the 2nd braking zone of a track event. We first noticed things were awry last year but this season it turned for the worse – leaving us essentially devoid of brake feel. As we don’t need to tell you, the BMW community is big, and a little digging turned us on to a curious finding – after 20+ years (23 in our car’s case), The BMW e36 brake booster (like many others) go weak – not actually failing but frustrating those of us who demand the performance of high quality and fresh BMW brake parts. Get your new BMW 3-series E36 brake booster here: https://www.eeuroparts.com/Parts/11597/Brake-Booster-34331162963/ With essentially everything else new or refreshed in our braking system, we
A few years ago I was a die hard Ford pickup truck owner. There was nothing you could do to convince me that a better engineered or more utilitarian vehicle could be owned. I had a big 1990 F150 and it seemed there was nothing it could not accomplish. I got married and decided I wanted to spend a month or two in Europe opening up my mind with my new bride. She brought a 1987 Jeep Cherokee into the household by marriage and firmly resisted my requests to sell it, as we only needed one car between us. Let me tell you, that Jeep was easily the worst engineered car I have ever worked on (a bad year for AMC anyway, since they were bankrupt and had just been acquired by Chrysler). She’s a pretty strong willed gal, so I knew arguing with her was useless, and I had
Ah sunshine. It’s something that many of us in the Northeast consider a commodity worth more than precious metals once daylight savings time come into effect. We regretfully turn our clocks back an hour and all take a collective hiatus from the track, while subsequently burrowing into our dens (garages) like bears, where we all hibernate until Punxsutawney Phil decides to break our hearts every year with six more weeks of winter. It’s usually about this point we decide to dust of the car, scour Craigslist for better replacements, and ultimately dream about selling it all for some obscure 1 of 200 AWD diesel wagon that you can’t get parts for anymore. (Or maybe that is just us looking up the weird cars). However, at the Krab Shack, we decided to be proactive this year and spent some quality time going over the poor Jetta during the winter doldrums, ensuring
2017 marks the 45th Anniversary of racing for Team Sahlen’s Joe Nonnamaker. Through these years, Joe has driven in over 400 races, on over 50 different tracks in over 30 different cars. After this much racing, many racers would be looking to slow down,,but not Joe Nonnamaker. As Joe races through his 4th decade of driving, he is looking towards another exciting year of racing. Joe will be driving for Team Sahlen in their 2017 racing campaign. This campaign will include 14 races in 7 weekend events. Additionally, Joe will be splitting his driving in these races between Team Sahlen’s Porsche Caymans and Mazda RX7s. Not only are these cars separated by 25 years in age, but these are two distinctly different race cars, one with the motor in the back and one with the motor in the front. But one thing is for sure, Joe will be racing hard
Last week I received word that the cage design was done from S&W Race cars. John had sent over the drawings and and a general layout of the cage. After a few minor tweaks, we gave him the go ahead and the kit was on their CNC bender by the end of the week. I drove down to their shop the following week which is just outside Lancaster county in Pennsylvania to pickup the kit and the chassis. The tubing all came pre-bent, notched , numbered and ready to be installed . I was very impressed with the facility and now that the kit has been programmed into their system, they can be duplicated for a very reasonable cost (somewhere in the $600 range for 1 ¾” DOM tubing). If you’re interested in your own cage kit, contact S&W, they have kits already available for several European makes and models.