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ctk339
ctk339 New Reader
3/13/19 4:23 p.m.

Car should conform to SCCA as much as possible. Can’t say I read the rules too often though, I did for the battery shut off

Should be pretty light just judging it from pushing it, even with the motor

I was sorta just planning on hdpe type events for now, really haven’t looked into any classes. There used to be a v8stockcar series 

edit: also really haven’t been able to get to work on this thing as much as I’d like to lately 

ctk339
ctk339 New Reader
3/14/19 8:47 p.m.

I just eye balled the tunnel panel, it actually fit lol

finally for a few hours to work on it 

ctk339
ctk339 New Reader
3/14/19 8:49 p.m.

ctk339
ctk339 New Reader
3/17/19 4:23 p.m.

 

 

 

ctk339
ctk339 New Reader
3/20/19 7:26 p.m.

I can do this out of 1/8” or 3/16”

ctk339
ctk339 New Reader
3/21/19 7:26 p.m.

Found why the transmission wouldn’t go all the way in, hitting on the starter. 

Really good at taking it out and putting it in now on my back 

ctk339
ctk339 New Reader
3/23/19 6:42 p.m.

Made a little baby shifter boot

I ordered butler built leg braces medium and large, they’re huge, way too big, just ordered small ones now

redid the dash supports a little narrower so they switches sat better and welded them in also

ctk339
ctk339 Reader
3/27/19 5:23 a.m.

Motivation running low but managed to knock out two panels 

GTXVette
GTXVette UltraDork
3/27/19 7:12 a.m.

I Like the look.

a guy a few doors over just bought 2 arca cars at an IRS auction, 1 mostly complete a dodge, with new engine ,90% car no brakes.

A Yota with no drive train, but is a 105' wb Car started life as a Chip Ganassi car, the Dodge was a Ray Evernham car,  nice but getting Old and don't really fit even ARCA anymore

ctk339
ctk339 Reader
3/27/19 9:53 a.m.

Should be pretty decent, going to paint everything with textured black paint. 

They seem to be pretty cheap for what they are, I kind of didn’t stick to my budgeted plan though. 

Not sure what my long term plans are for it, hdpe for the beginning at least 

ctk339
ctk339 Reader
3/31/19 7:35 p.m.

ctk339
ctk339 Reader
4/4/19 7:25 p.m.

Bunch of little crap, did some, still lots to do

not super happy with the gauge layout 

ctk339
ctk339 Reader
4/6/19 2:49 p.m.

Spent like two hours on this, still looks horrible 

ctk339
ctk339 Reader
4/6/19 7:51 p.m.

ctk339
ctk339 Reader
4/10/19 5:17 a.m.

If you had to pick a starter car, Miata or e36 bmw, Miata’s seem to be a bit cheaper

Lof8
Lof8 GRM+ Memberand Dork
4/10/19 7:28 a.m.

^Lol. Is that comment indicating your consideration of an easier starting platform?

ctk339
ctk339 Reader
4/10/19 9:53 a.m.

Am considering, maybe even something I can daily, Miata probably is out of the question for that. C5 corvettes seem cheap these days also

should be going to watch you guys this weekend at Daytona, I’ll have to scope out some cars 

Lof8
Lof8 GRM+ Memberand Dork
4/10/19 10:08 a.m.

Corvette seems like a very cost effective platform. See ya this weekend!

ctk339
ctk339 Reader
4/11/19 7:52 p.m.

Need to make the Swoopy panel for the other side then drill a bunch of holes to mount the panels. I bought thumb screws to use instead of the cam locks, hopefully I don’t regret it 

accordionfolder
accordionfolder Dork
4/12/19 9:35 a.m.

On the hpde front: have you been out on track ever? First few events it doesn't matter what you're driving honestly (as long as it's reasonably safe), at Sonoma I saw Prius and all other kinds of cars in novice. Really the lower the limits on tires and power make it easier to learn. I'd try and get out there in whatever you can. Hell, I've seen a few Miata on grm that'd be great for it for ~1000 (add brakes and a roll bar) and probably recoup it when you finish this mean little number. Racingjunk.com in the lemons section are usually decent starter cars, etc.

 

That bit of unsolicited advice aside, this build is fun to follow! It'll be a quick car when you're done.

ctk339
ctk339 Reader
4/13/19 7:59 a.m.

I’ve really on autocrossed, it was a larger auto cross track but still not a track. 

I need to jump on a decent deal when I see one, probably can get a decent bmw for less than 5k that I could also daily drive 

I tend to go too extreme on projects, always have had more fun beating on stocks vehicles though 

ctk339
ctk339 Reader
4/20/19 10:56 a.m.

 

Got this out of the way, few more odds and ends then interior is ready for re paint 

ctk339
ctk339 Reader
4/22/19 6:54 p.m.
ctk339 said:

I'm kind of sad that there isn't much fab work to do on this car

Reading back, I shouldn’t have made this statement 

Lof8
Lof8 GRM+ Memberand Dork
4/22/19 9:11 p.m.

Join the “Florida bimmer classifieds” group on fb. I’ve seen a couple good e36s on there lately. 

ctk339
ctk339 Reader
4/23/19 8:45 a.m.
Lof8 said:

Join the “Florida bimmer classifieds” group on fb. I’ve seen a couple good e36s on there lately. 

I haven’t had Facebook in a year, maybe I’ll make one, seems like people sell a lot on their. Been watching Craigslist and some other things like cars.com and letgo

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