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Old 09-24-2013, 10:56 AM   #661
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..........these seem to fit real nice
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Old 09-24-2013, 11:48 AM   #662
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The cost of running an s14 in a track car for its power output is not worth it.
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Old 09-24-2013, 02:58 PM   #663
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..........these seem to fit real nice
If you are willing to donate one, I wouldn't say no! LOL!
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Old 10-19-2013, 10:26 PM   #664
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Back on page 4, I outlined that I was disappointed with the fitment of the front spoiler that sells on the FAQ. Well, after years of staring at it and annoying the crap out of me, I finally drummed up enough motivation to go ahead and fix it. I simply started with some foil tape, and fiberglass and went from there.





Here is the other side, a bit further along. All of the above, along with some fiberglass reinforced filler, its taken shape!!



I still have to work on the top side of it to butt up against the flare, but for the most part it's worlds better than it was before! And surprisingly strong too!

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Old 10-20-2013, 10:18 AM   #665
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That turned out really good!

Fibreglass is messy but nice to work with. I just did a patch on my battery tray, finish work ain't that pretty but it's water tight now.
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Old 10-21-2013, 12:12 AM   #666
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That turned out really good!

Fibreglass is messy but nice to work with. I just did a patch on my battery tray, finish work ain't that pretty but it's water tight now.
Thanks dude! I did some more work on it today, its almost finished! Just need to put some putty on the small craters in the fiberglass and I'll be set to paint it!

Unfortunately I didn't finish it because I got sidetracked with my new hood For the past week or so, my evening project has been painting the underside of this thing... and no, I haven't done the outside yet because I plan to wrap it asap. It is great to see the car all in white, even if it's an off-white lol. I can't wait to see it wrapped and all matching!



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Old 10-30-2013, 12:14 AM   #667
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Off to storage! See ya!! Now since there's basically nothing to do until April-May... its parts gathering time!

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Old 10-30-2013, 05:18 AM   #668
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Now since there's basically nothing to do until April-May... its parts gathering time!
And what a beautiful time that is for parts hoarders and rare part afficionados alike
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Old 06-12-2014, 11:20 AM   #669
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Wow, I can see the cobwebs in this thread LOL! Over half a year since the last update... Yikes. At least I have managed to gather a few odds and ends within that time. A fire system, window net, and a proper (ATL) fuel cell are all waiting to be installed... then it will soon be time to get this thing to the racetrack. Unfortunately I won't be able to make my goal which was the Varac Vintage Festival this year due to other commitments, but it definitely will see a race or so before the end of 2014. I had a chance to pick up the car from storage the other day... and it was glad to leave as it started right up without any drama. Good to see that from this car for once lol!!! Now at least it can hang out in good company while I find some time in the next few weeks to put in a few hours here and there to button everything up on the car. Updates coming soon!

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Old 06-12-2014, 11:53 AM   #670
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Bimmercruise... will you be there?
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I'm trying to be... but definitely with the E30. You? Commannnnn I need some E30 competition in SM
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Old 06-13-2014, 08:46 AM   #672
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Oh... there'll be some E30 ITB action going on in SM
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Mmmm.... ITBs
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Old 10-13-2014, 11:19 PM   #674
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This thread needs some updates!!

Sadly, due to other commitments, I did not reach my goal of the car making a race this year, which I must say I am very disappointed with. On the other hand, I am mildly impressed with the speed of the car as I finally got a chance to drive the car with the 'new' engine last week. But lets back the train up a bit as I need to highlight what happened the past couple months...

So in June, I picked up the car from storage. Started right up, really happy with that, and drove it straight onto the trailer.



It sat around for a little while as I needed to find the time and motivation to dig into the car... namely the fuel cell as I was dreading. But one day, I just bit the bullet and started cutting into it. After not really that much hassle or time, I already had the new cell mounted into the car.



With that finally placed, I started to deal with the floor, and utilize some of the sheet metal I'd bought over 3 years ago to make the trunk floor!! Started with cardboard templates...



And ended up with this...



Gave the outer cell case a splash of paint



As well as the trunk! Very much needed too after fuel has been splashed in there multiple times, and eaten away at the original layer of paint.



While everything was drying, I hacked up the battery holder to make a more elegant looking tray out of it. Some aluminum extrusion, and some threaded rod later, it looks much better! Yeah, the battery is overkill, but it was free!



Strangely, I never took a pic of the finished product, so here is a pic of it all after the track day... A bit dirtier than when it was finished, but still very presentable. The goofy looking rubber hose that is ziptied there is actually a makeshift vent hose I did at the track, after I found it out was leaking fuel all over the trunk while driving!! I had to come up with a quick remedy at the track, and that was it! I will have to fix that asap... obviously.

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After the cell was done, I was really happy with what I'd accomplished, so I wanted to finish up a major cosmetic issue that was bugging me. That front spoiler that I had started on almost a year ago. I built up the left side that I had not yet finished, sanded, primed, and painted it. Now looking pretty sharp!



One other thing that is of a major nuisance is the vinyl on the hood is starting to bubble up. I will probably get around to redoing that in the spring.

So now with almost everything sorted... at least enough to drive the car again, I started looking at what track days were left available in the year. I almost ran out of time to get the car ready, but interestingly, aside from some oil leaks, the car was actually good underneath after last year's track time! Nothing loose or broken underneath the car, as I was very surprised to find out while checking it on the hoist!

Finishing up the night before in the shop... Also mounted another set of Toyo RA1s onto my Koseis from my E30, in anticipation of using those at the track the following day since I knew the corded front Nittos on the white Axis wheels wouldn't cut it



Taking three cars to the track gets interesting when you have only two trailers, so naturally, I didn't really get on track until almost 11am with the 2002... My first two laps out with the car, I could smell fuel like crazy... Hence the ziptied hose to help temporarily solve the problem for the day, and it did. After that, the car ran like a top, aside from a fuel starvation issue when the fuel level had dropped to between half and two thirds full... Another small but clear issue to keep in mind to solve next spring...

Cleaning the car after the track day, and getting ready to put away again for another (more than) half a year of hibernation... I actually am disappointed I won't be able to drive it again this year



And here is a quick clip of the interesting moments from the trackday from my perspective... I LOVE this helmet cam view... it's about as close as anyone can get to the drivers seat without being in it!!



Enjoy!!!
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