I have changed my sedan based car for this year. I gave away Black Widow V.1 earlier this year. It was a good car to me, but I wanted something with more power and rear wheel drive. Black Widow V.2 is still awaiting a new engine. With my renewed focus on track events and instructing I wanted to get another sedan based car. The Formula Vee will need to wait another year.
I had a short list of cars to look for: Nissan 240SX, Porsche 944, Mazda RX7 and BMW E30. I managed to find a great E30 for a good price. It has very little rust and a few mods. I took possession back in March and waited for the nicer weather to start the conversion to race car. It was a street car until I started my transformation. The car has been up on blocks for a couple of months while I found time to work on it. Mostly I have been taking out weight and making sure everything is in good working order. I bought a few parts to get me going as well.
A few pictures:
Massive Big Brake Kit for 15" wheels. It is 300mm x 22mm with a Wilwood Dynalight caliper. Running Hawk DTC 30 pads. Also there is a generic coil over kit with Bilstein Sport struts/shocks. The lower control arms are attached using Treehouse Racing LCA's and the rear upper shock mount is a Turner Race one.
Turner Race studs to replace the wheel bolts.
Last edited by bjackson
on Mon May 21, 2012 3:30 pm, edited 4 times in total.
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