Last year marked the first time eEuroparts sponsored Lime Rock Park’s Winter Autocross and Driving School, and in short, it rocked. Even when the weather didn’t cooperate fully, Lime Rock stepped up with purpose built snow making equipment and made sure we had plenty of the white stuff to slip and slide (see the video below). If you’ve never been to Lime Rock, and are feeling blah after this holiday season, this is the prime opportunity to get back on track to spring, and get some really cool photos. All 2 wheel drive cars are required to have snow rated tires, with NO studs, so keep that in mind. AWD cars can have all season tires, but why would you not want to COMPLETELY DOMINATE the course? Currently Lime Rock Park has scheduled two 2017 Winter Autocross Days: Saturday, January 14th and Saturday, February 11th; and two Winter Driving School events:
eEuroparts is gearing up for what should be a very successful run at AER at Palmer Motorsports Park Friday, June 17 – Sunday, June 19, and we encourage anyone and everyone to come out to Ware, MA and join us. Whether you’re interested in AER specifically, racing in general, or just having a couple beers with us at the end of a long race day, you’re all invited. Tickets are only $20. What is AER? For those of you who may not be familiar with American Endurance Racing, it’s an endurance racing series featuring two nine hour events over a Saturday and Sunday. That’s 18 total hours of racing in a weekend, plus a full day practice session the day before. eEuroparts is a proud sponsor of AER but we’re even more proud of Norma, our 1986 SAAB 900 racecar. We’ve put A LOT of work into Norma to get her
With the EggBoy Racing E36 mounted on the “temporary” rotisserie and everything stripped from the chassis, the chassis was finally ready for the media blaster. Team member Scott from Izzy’s Custom Cages has used a mobile media blaster in the past on various fabrication projects. A mobile media blaster is a great service if it’s available in your area. As long as you have the space available, and neighbors that don’t mind a bit of noise, a mobile blaster is a great option if there is one in your area. Our local blasting company is Midwest Porta-Blast. Tim at Mid-West brings his entire blasting rig on site… all he needs is a water source (There is also a tank on the truck if no water is available). The process uses a mixture of silica and water as well as another chemical to keep the material from flash rusting. The water
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.
I’m going to talk about tuning diesels, more based on the VW TDI motors with the ‘VE’ injection pumps, but most diesels respond to the basics of it. I’m going to talk about what I’ve found to be the best route, there are many ways to skin this cat, this is what I’ve found to be the best for my application, any modifications you do based on this blog is on your head. If you want specifics feel free to email me at BakersDozenRacing@gmail.com or leave a comment below! Before you start any of this, I mean ANY make sure your car is in tip top shape, new fuel filter, clean lines, oil change, control systems and MAFs in good working order, pay your back taxes and take it slow and steady. Diesel are slow, loud and smelly. That is until you add more fuel and air and lots of