A Fresh Year Brings New Things

Well, its been 4 months since the last post -.-* sorry about that... But good news I suppose you could say, I managed to sell off the ITR project that was stalled for a long time and eventually lost all interest in it. Upon its sale I decided to pick up a new daily. Thus I bring you, the battle tank! (my new DD, 2000 BMW 540I M-Sport)
Day after I brought her home!
So far, fixed the rear window shade, installed my V1, put trim rings on the gauge cluster, installed new front brakes, and have cleaned it up from how she looks in the photo. Need to still do the rear brakes and get one of the tires replaced as I had a screw lodge itself into one of the grooves in the rear tire before work today. I rather not drive around with a tire plug in it especially since this will be my transportation to Florida in a month and a half and would like to make it there in 1 piece and not have a blow out at highway speeds.

So that is it for right now, will have more to post up as things slow down a little in life right now as right now its all a bit hectic.

100 Drifters of December - 2011


Photos from the 2011, 100 Drifters of December. Over 130 drivers registered for this amazing 2 day long event at Summit Point Motorsports Park in Summit Point, WV. 3 tracks, 5 different layouts, pure automotive insanity.

Made a little progress today...

Got the new silicone intercooler couplers installed, man I now understand why people hate having to install them... Such a pain to get some of them on, especially on this car, the coupler from the turbo to the hot side of the intercooler pipe is so awkward to install considering the turbo sits practically under the intake manifold.
 before install
 old rubber connectors
 another shot of the rubber ones
 This one was just a general pain to get due to the sheer awkwardness of the angle the end-tank of the intercooler has.
 This... oh how I loathed this one... Had to get to it from between the cold pipe and the J-boot for the AFM with a long screwdriver and even then I was barely able to undo the clamp.
 About 30-40 min later and its all put back together.
All done... probably should have replaced the diverter valve hose while it was apart but that will come soon enough, already spent enough getting things tidy again on this car...

Thanks to Lindsey Racing for their quality 6ply intercooler couplers that came a whole lot quicker than I thought they would and even came with new clamps for them all too!

A bit of a past due update...

Well, this is a bit past due but here is an update to what has been going on...
The 951 is currently on jack stands as I am in the middle of removing the torque tube and transmission from the car as the rear torque tube bearings went up in it. Rather than rebuilding the torque tube and praying it holds together, I have found someone local that has an extra 944 torque tube which interchanges with the 951. Also while thats out i'll be inspecting the clutch disk and if necessary replace that, also since I doubt the car will be done by hyperfest I will do a timing belt replacement and replace cam seals on the car as well as clean up the engine. The downpipe/mid-pipe is off at Decadence Performance Auto to get the o2 bung for my AEM wideband welded on as well as possibly doing a cat-delete while its out of the car. All new exhaust hardware is here from Rennbay as well as intercooler piping couplers to replace the cracked and aged stock ones on the car currently. The wastegate is off the car right now as I have to drill out 4 snapped bolts and re-tap threads on them. Still have to install the sensor for my water temp gauge to finish that install and once the torque tube is swapped out and exhaust put back on I can also finish my wideband install (wired up, just need to install the sensor and plug it in). After all that, need to get tires and repaint the car, then I should be done for a little while... hopefully.

I promise some pictures here soon, just been too focused on fixing things and less about pictures to take them x.x sorry!

So I acquired a new toy....

I recently got my new toy, a 94 Acura Integra LS that needs some love. Car is Milano Red that was sprayed by some half assed bodyshop of some sort who painted over top of the factory paint... Thus making it a very interesting process for me to get this thing painted... Oh yea, forgot to mention it wont be staying red haha. I intend on painting it white over the winter, and im painting everything, not just the outside. It will be along but worth while project.
Hope to be autocrossing the car come spring time with fresh paint and a change in the suspension setup to something along the lines of a Koni/GroundControl setup. Hopefully will have pictures up this weekend of the car as well.