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Old 03-24-2007, 12:47 PM   #1
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E46 M3 Turbo Racecar - evosport

I am about to bring you all up to speed on the progress of my E46 M3 Turbo Racecar - We started this project 28 days ago. Not 28 work days, but 28 DAYS! The guys at evosport have been working pretty much non-stop for the last month to get this car ready.

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Old 03-24-2007, 12:49 PM   #2
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Just thought I would show some work I am having done over at evosport!! They are building my new racecar for 2007.

I have commissioned them to build a 2.1 liter Turbo CM Car for BMW CCA Club Racing.

Just thought I would give you a glimpse of the project.

Bottomline - ALL the pieces are in house now and the assembly process begins. I am going to try to be diligent on progress with pictures to keep you all updated.

Right now, the suspension is hung on the car and it just came back from paint.

I have had the exhaust manifold built by Evosport (nope, no pictures allowed yet) and I have acquired the turbo (something new here, not the direction we thought. We are working directly with Turbonetics - details coming soon.

So - whats left? Well, just putting everything together, tuning it and racing it - that's it.

Pictures here:





Thanks for your interest!

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Old 03-24-2007, 12:50 PM   #3
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A Couple more pics of progress:

Doors fitted and Mirrors on:


Passenger Foot Well Layout:
Dry Sump, Air Jack, PS Pump, ABS Pump, Fire System and Cool Suit Tray


Seat Installed, Floorboard Installed, Rear View Mirror (un-needed in my opinion) and Window Net hung.


Tail Lights Installed and Rear Bumper placed. There's a little bit of Red showing up!!!!!
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Old 03-24-2007, 12:50 PM   #4
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More New Pics:

Power steering hose guard. Routing everything we can away from the heat of the engine bay:


Hmmm - what are these?

They are access doors to adjust the Motons without taking the trunk off.


The Crank in it's new home:




OOOH - New Stoppers:




Gotta let the diff and the gas tank breathe!!



Brad - self portrait - get a f'ing razor!!



Uhhh, Are Dale and Simon planning to steal my car?



Gary - my engineer - trying to figure out if redline should be 9000 or 10,000???



Mark - the lead mechanic - he pulls all the strings!!



George - the engine builder - making sure the motor lives to 9000 or 10000 that Gary wants it to turn:



Jason - Lexan shaper/Do Anything mechanic!!



Sam - Hard working Sam!! He never stops moving!!



My greatest thanks to EVOSPORT!! I don't think there is anybody at their shop NOT working on my car!!

Hope you enjoy!!
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Old 03-24-2007, 12:52 PM   #5
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Day Four - build continues!

Intercooler arrived - core is 24x12x3 and made by PWR:



And a picture of the manifold - yes, I know it's a bad picture - but I am not allowed to show you the better ones:


Will get more tomorrow.
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Old 03-24-2007, 12:53 PM   #6
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Old 03-24-2007, 12:53 PM   #7
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Day 5 - Build Progresses:

Woodard Collapsible column - you can see the metal spear it replaces in the middle:



New Diffuser placed - not mounted and not complete - but mock up begining:




Lot's of little stuff got done like, all the sensor wires are run, the Brake lines are complete and the lexan is all ready to be put on now.

Still lots to do, but we are well on our way. Intake manifold should be here tomorrow and thats the last big part.

Stay tuned!!!
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Old 03-24-2007, 12:54 PM   #8
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Some new pics:

Tinned the fender wells to protect the air jacks in the front:



Tinner the rear fenderwells to keep the air out of the bumper:



Hmm - what are these?


Roof Installed:


Now some good stuff -
Throttle Body - 80mm Accufab


Injector inside (for size comparison only):


More to come!!

Skids - to help protect my rear air jacks should I enter the Baja 500 or go offroading:



Center Net Installed:
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Old 03-24-2007, 12:54 PM   #9
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Update - Turbo came yesterday afternoon. Will get pics ASAP.

Here's some more pics:

Diff's in and Wing Mounts are in:


Better pic of Wing Mount:


Better Pic of Diff:


Pedal's Set and Column Bearing in the firwall installed:



Seerting Shaft Pic:


More to come!!
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Old 03-24-2007, 12:55 PM   #10
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UPDATE!!

Some pics from today:

Motor mount - Hmmm - that must mean the motor is in the car!



Yep - MOTOR's IN! George is making sparks!


Intake Manifold - BLING BLING:



Colum is in - AIM Pro is mounted:



Dry Sump Bulkhead fittings:
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Old 03-24-2007, 12:55 PM   #11
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Tuesday Update - Lot's done -

Turbo's hung:



Here's where the downpipe has to fit!!


Dry Sump Pump mounted:


Lines Installed:


Reservoirs for Master Cylinders Hung:


More to come!
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Old 03-24-2007, 12:56 PM   #12
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Wow - it all fits!






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Old 03-24-2007, 12:56 PM   #13
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Antoher day = more progress.

YEs, I know you've seen this pic before, but hey - what are those in the corners of the dash???


Hmm - "+ and -" - what could they be??


Any guesses???



Kill Switch mounted in the A-Pillar Gusset:


Rear Speed Sensor for AIM Data Acq:
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Ok - Update of Progress!!

Shock Travel Sensors Mounted!!


Starting to close the holes in the firewall - ooooohhh exciting :buttrock


Shifter Mounted - Need to extend it to the rear a bit:


Motor starting to be buttoned up:


Dash painted black to cut down on glare:


More to come!!
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Old 03-24-2007, 12:58 PM   #15
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Small Update -

Intercooler piping is being welded up and then end tanks welded on.
All the AIM Sensors are mounted and connected to the dash.
Fire System is all installed and plumbed.


Quick Pic of the shifter plus the Jaffster Knob!!




I'm going by the shop and I am sure there will be significant progress to report.

We need intercooler pipes run, wastegate mounted and down pipe created for the Motor to be wrapped up.

We need Wing Mounts finished and diffuser mounted at the rear.

We need brackets for the front bumper cover and that should be about it for the fab shop.

Then finish the wiring and begin the tune!!


UPDATE - Hands are Dirty - And I have aluminum splinters in them from the day of work, but here's the visual update.

In order to run the Intercooler piping, we had to do a couple of things:
First - we needed an adapter to take my 2 inch outlet turbo to 2.5 inch intercooler piping:
First step - Lathe:


Fitment:



Welding:


Finished:


That only took 2 hours!!

Now we can run the pipes!!

Intercooler placed and bumper being built:


Tack in the Outlet Pipe - it takes a little longer than just writing that sentence.


All Done - Yes - it takes a while but worth it!!



Completed Picture!!


More updates as I get them!!

Oh - one I forgot to show you all!! What will my guys think of next!

Shock Access Doors - to get to the Nitrogen Valve!


ENJOY!!

THANKS THANKS THANKS to the guys at evosport!! They are doing fabulous work and I appreciate them!!
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Old 03-24-2007, 01:00 PM   #16
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Another Day, another update!

This is what the car looked like at the start of the day:


We concentrated today on getting the radiator, oil cooler and intercooler hung on brackets off of this superstructure we built (when I say "We" I mean they -- evosport!!):


Milled som cool little Radiator Mounts - Bad Picture!



Here's what it looked like at the end of the day - didn't have time to take too many pictures in the middle part!
















Tomorrow it goes back to the main evosport shop to finish the wiring!
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Ok, so since we are not making this weekends race (again) - I thought I would give you some more pics.

Exhaust Completed:


All the coolers mounted:


Good view of Dry Sump Pump, and Power Steering Cooler:



Wing Mounted Up:



Phenolic Manifold Spacer and lots of braided line:


Good view of the braided line (aka my kids college tuition):


New and exclusive Vorsteiner Race Bumper available through Evosport!!!




Mark's AMAZING Electronics Box:


Dash:


Starter Button - Green = GO:


Shifter and Radio Mount - Along with AEM EMS and CDI:


Passenger Floor Pan - Looking GOOD!
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Old 03-24-2007, 01:01 PM   #18
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Ok, finally some meat!

Hey - looks like a dyno rack:


There's a car back there somewhere:


Right about now the car is getting nervous - it's asking, "do I really need to be tied down this much?":


Here's a little video for a little taste. Right Click, Save As PLEASE!

Guys are still breaking in the motor as I type this at 1:21am on Thursday Morning. Tuning continues tomorrow and a track test day on Friday!!!!
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Old 03-24-2007, 03:21 PM   #19
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Fantastic work guys!!!!! I`m very impressed with evosport!!!

Keep those pictures coming.......its pure car pornography
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I was at evosport yesterday and saw your car! Absolutely amazing!!!!
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