I like non- back poker back braces!
Finally I can see some systems finished. This gives me strength to continue, although I am almost ready to postpone the project for a few months. This much work for only 5-6 months is way over my head. The aesthetics of my work are decreasing exponentially, but the car has to be finished.
Planned shakedown for March is actually doable, if nothing major comes in the way.
Seat back brace finished. Doubles as a belt retainer.
Spa 4L mechanical system with 4 nozzles in the cockpit and 3 in the engine bay.
Remote master switch disconnect, as per Moti's guidelines.
Coolant system is complete and functioning. Radiator exhaust duct is complete, with a 16" Spal fan built in.
Got a parcel from Finland today. There goes another racing dollar ("racing dollars" are almost equal to "boat dollars"-exchange rate is 1RD for ~1000USD )
But seriously, this kit is around 1/2 of other offerings on the market and is executed brilliantly. Takes care of the camber curve and the bump steer, moving the lower joint out and front in the same time. Also cuts the steering ratio by 15-20%.
Even the stance guys can be jealous of the wheel-flare relation
It is hard to see on these pictures, but the tip of the screwdriver shows approximately where the original wheel outer wall was once. The car is 10"-12" wider than stock E30.
Last edited by bawareca; 02-28-2017 at 07:29 AM.
I must be really old because I'd rather see this kind of racecar porn than the other kind...
In the meantime I got sidetracked a bit by this project: (of course I told my wife the truth, blame goes to the treehuggers on that Trackhq forum )
But the work on the E30 never stops, even when I sleep. The driveline is installed and fully functional, got a nice 3.91:1 diff with 4 clutches and zero preload. Brakes and clutch are installed and functional. Rear suspension needs only height adjustment once on the gorund, front needs the cooling ducts finished and the sway bar connecting points. The engine is now out of safe mode and is insane at 6000 RPM, I cant even imagine what would it be at 8k. I may need a few pairs of ear plugs
Last edited by bawareca; 04-10-2017 at 08:33 AM.
Yay, finally on it's own feet
Did a wedgie to the trailer today
And gained 6" height. Hopefully i will not be very sorry.