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Michel 09-09-2009 02:58 PM

Amazing E46 build goes bad
 
not sure if this is a repost, but its an AWESOME build... the ending sucks tho, go through to the end of the thread to find out (long read).


http://www.my330i.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8770

mirek 09-09-2009 03:07 PM

Which page does it go bad at, I dont want to have to read the whole thing, it's really boring

piotrek636 09-09-2009 03:10 PM

last page :D

3 bottles of NOS ? that's a disaster waiting to happen.

Fel 09-09-2009 03:33 PM

Jesus Christ!!! Talk about a dramatic demise!

I mean.... holy shit!! That's just insane. But like they said... it's better to burn out than to fade away. This car took that very seriously.

Bullet Ride 09-09-2009 03:36 PM

So much money and time.... gone just like that. Luckily he was smart enough to be wearing proper safety equipment otherwise he'd be dead.

SamE30e 09-09-2009 04:02 PM

That sucks.... Major!

Eurostyle 09-09-2009 04:08 PM

That sucks...As as was reading, fire was the 1st thing that came to mind! Nothing else could have been as destructive!!!

tominizer 09-11-2009 05:11 PM

The owner/driver is a very good friend of mine that I've known for a long time. We spent some time on the phone after the incident....... BEFORE he went back to see the carnage. We talked a bit about what happened and there were some lessons taken away. But it was so tough to go back and see everything he worked so hard on BBQ'ed. The hours he spent on that car were huge. It was a part of him and who he is.

But for the record, it had nothing to do with the NOS system as he explained it to me. The problem was elsewhere.

piotrek636 09-11-2009 05:44 PM

I was actually reading that thread backwards. That's 5 years of labour put in to that car !!! So sad !

the car burned down pretty good, from the pictures it looks like the nitrous gas helped with the combustion, as it looks like it burned down in a very short time if he sustained 2nd degree burns, I feel sorry for the guy and happy he made it alive out of it.

this also reminds me of the VW GTI project gone bad:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tshlIpUpoP0&feature=fvsr

PinkieMoscow 09-11-2009 05:46 PM

the fast and the furious really got people thinking wrong.

Stephanie 09-11-2009 05:47 PM

I seriously felt my stomach turn when i saw the final pictures on Page 45.
It's a miracle that he is alive to tell us about it. Really, really unfortunate *sad*

magnus 09-11-2009 06:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by piotrek636 (Post 1343824)
last page :D

3 bottles of NOS ? that's a disaster waiting to happen.



Amount of Nos bottle has nothing to do with it.
I even doubt nos was the reason of this.
Looks like a crash caused a rapture on the fuel lines.
Nos does not explode.And does not affect fuel in the way most people think! It affects the inlet air!

Its sad to see the guys hard work go up in smoke! At least he is ok!!!!

black bnr32 09-11-2009 06:18 PM

Last I read on bf.com, he is planning on rebuilding the car. Serious!

Stunning photos to say the least.

erikIS 09-11-2009 06:56 PM

I love how the guys went out of their way with the tent outside the shop.... definetly screams :

'Let us work on YOUR car... we build awesome race cars." they catch on fire @90km/h

calegrant 09-11-2009 07:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PinkieMoscow (Post 1344589)
the fast and the furious really got people thinking wrong.

This guy was a serious enthusiast who put a shit ton of time and money into his car. Whenever you track a car this seriously, shit goes wrong. Don't confuse this with rice.


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