15 Comments

  1. Fleetwood T. Brougham
    October 14, 2016 @ 6:49 pm

    Sweet, I have my own article tag/label now!

  2. Hunsbloger
    October 14, 2016 @ 10:47 pm

    Great read…made me late for work this morning, but glad I read it all the way through! Look forward to the next Chapter in the BIR how-to manual.

  3. Pro
    October 15, 2016 @ 3:01 am

    Congrats Cflo! You met the challenge of sucking gas fumes, managing your stomach contents and (thankfully) "did no harm". Great read and photos.

  4. doctordel
    October 16, 2016 @ 2:08 am

    I am going to read this between Netflix episodes of Bob's Burgers with my boys… it's stating to look like a two glass read later.

  5. ScottyW
    October 16, 2016 @ 4:01 am

    Love the writeup and the pictures. And kudos on the consistency of poses in the team photos too…

  6. BuickFan
    October 16, 2016 @ 6:21 am

    Well done, thanks for sharing!

  7. paulmar
    October 16, 2016 @ 6:02 pm

    Great write up CFlo. I enjoyed the read. Sounds like a lot of fun.

  8. CFlo
    October 17, 2016 @ 8:01 pm

    Glad to see it was enjoyed. Sorry it was such a long read but this is the representation of 3 years' worth of built up excitement, occasional frustration, anxiety, and anticipation. The car didn't disappoint.

    I'll do another piece on the failures, fixes, and further development of the car if there's interest.

  9. mrkwong
    October 18, 2016 @ 2:47 am

    I will at some point comment on my recent Lemons activity. It's a BMW, but not quite so ambitious as your project. We had no mechanical issues at Buttonwillow (our second event with the car) beyond engine mount nuts falling off and fuel-feed problems that limited us to 1.5hr driver stints, we did have a driver brain-fade moment Sunday that cost us some penalty-box activity. We were squirming around on some 420-treadwear Kumhos for the hell of it (the D-Spec concept seems to have died, so we've got fresh Star Specs for Arse-Freeze, currently waitlisted.)

    • CFlo
      October 18, 2016 @ 8:11 am

      What team / car?

      We will be at the Arse Freeze and I for one think it would be fun to say hi to the infamous mrkwong in person!

    • mrkwong
      October 18, 2016 @ 6:26 pm

      #844 – Ragtag Gearheads (Shaun The Sheep). It's an E30 that a kid in Carmel Valley did a M30 big-six swap on, couldn't make the electronics work, so we picked it up for parking fines.

      Mostly leaving the engine alone and working on chassis stuff, did some parts for Cerveza a couple years ago and need to dig out my DXFs thereof…

    • CFlo
      October 18, 2016 @ 7:20 pm

      Word. I will try to find you at the race. Conversely, don't be shy if you see us. E30 with an M30 sounds like it could be a great combination of speed & reliability.

    • mrkwong
      October 18, 2016 @ 7:27 pm

      Your car sounded great, BTW. Okay, the Nyancar guys had the sound thing down, but for ENGINE sound…

    • CFlo
      October 18, 2016 @ 9:52 pm

      Thanks! We're taking it to Laguna Seca at the end of this month. Hoping it will pass the 92dB limit there but not too worried. It was surprising how quiet this thing is with long tube headers and a single Flowmaster with a 3" system.

      Nyancar guys are funny.

      [image src=" roadkill.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/NyanCar.jpg"width="400px"/]

  10. mrkwong
    October 18, 2016 @ 11:24 pm

    We timed our (slow) pit stops by how many times we heard the Nyancar guys go around.

    We're just getting to the point where team organization is good enough we can fuel at our paddock spot and not have to fish the belts out of the next driver's backside.

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