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Old 08-05-2012, 03:58 PM   #8
dinanm3atl
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Big Day for the team. All hands were on deck as we gave the car a nice little tune up and some basic maintenance. New plugs were now installed since the no start was fixed. We didn't want to foul out more plugs but all fixed so basic copper plugs went in. We have 2 events in 2 weeks and will be putting a lot of miles onto the car with 2 Auto-X drivers this weekend(Tomorrow) and then next weekend 2 of our drivers will be getting almost 8 hours of time at Road Atlanta between of them!


First up Blake(Our resident race car mechanic - you may have seen him on Speed during the 24 Hours working on a Porsche Team(boooo!) went to town and we checked torque on everything. Nut and Bolted the front and rear. All checked out!


John Allen Special Build Day 6 Technica Motorsports 02 by MotorSportMedia - www.racemsm.com, on Flickr


Next up was to drain, flush and fill the coolant. We are estimating the coolant is original from 1986... or at least it looked like it. The thermostat was stuck open and the car never got warm. All fixed! Then super fun bleeding of an M20... always a thrill. Got it on the first time. Tip - Get the front end way up in the air!



John Allen Special Build Day 6 Technica Motorsports 03 by MotorSportMedia - www.racemsm.com, on Flickr



John Allen Special Build Day 6 Technica Motorsports 01 by MotorSportMedia - www.racemsm.com, on Flickr



John Allen Special Build Day 6 Technica Motorsports 06 by MotorSportMedia - www.racemsm.com, on Flickr


We had some old R-Comps but since we are looking at potential rain next weekend we are going to some street tires. Both drivers preferred this setup and one has never tracked an E30 and while he does have track experience this seemed to be the best choice. Then we got our super scientific string out...



John Allen Special Build Day 6 Technica Motorsports 04 by MotorSportMedia - www.racemsm.com, on Flickr



John Allen Special Build Day 6 Technica Motorsports 07 by MotorSportMedia - www.racemsm.com, on Flickr


Very important step... glue that gold 325e badge back on!



John Allen Special Build Day 6 Technica Motorsports 05 by MotorSportMedia - www.racemsm.com, on Flickr


And we went out for a test drive. Everyone drove it. Got some shots. Some video. Looks great rolling down the road! Enjoy the video!



John Allen Special Build Day 6 Technica Motorsports 10 by MotorSportMedia - www.racemsm.com, on Flickr



John Allen Special Build Day 6 Technica Motorsports 09 by MotorSportMedia - www.racemsm.com, on Flickr



John Allen Special Build Day 6 Technica Motorsports 11 by MotorSportMedia - www.racemsm.com, on Flickr



John Allen Special Build Day 6 Technica Motorsports 08 by MotorSportMedia - www.racemsm.com, on Flickr



John Allen Special Build Day 6 Technica Motorsports 12 by MotorSportMedia - www.racemsm.com, on Flickr





Check back tomorrow for Auto-X action pics and a report!
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