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Thread: 95 E36 M3 S50 HPDE Car Build Journal

  1. #51
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    Quote Originally Posted by pondhopper View Post
    I really like that chassis spec sheet. Love all the details such as shocks, rebound settings and tire pressures cold/hot. What a great way to keep track of any changes in setup!
    I keep everything in a binder. Some sheets I type out and some are hand written. I constantly tinker with my shock settings and can't remember if it was hot or cold out, or how much wear my tires had etc. I also started playing around with my toe settings with toe plates and use those in between real alignments.

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    Well, this corona virus has really put a damper on my track outings. Figured I'd make a post to commerate.

    My local track NCM Motorsports Park in Bowling Green, KY has canceled all track days until after April 6th at the earliest. And 1010ths Motorsports postponed their Putnam Park track day. Last outing I opted to stay dry and park it when the rain came in. Regrets!

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  2. #52
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    Since track season has come to a stop, figured Iíd work on my car some more. Ordered a center hood louver with gurney flap from vraptor. Super impressed out of the box with the louver backed with 3/16Ē plywood (I think).

    4872D10A-0131-4A8B-901A-B83D8CF8136A by D S, on Flickr

    I traced out the template using the actually louver 14Ē from the edge of the hood and triple checked that I was satisfied with the layout. Then drilled out the corners and used a 4-1/2 angle grinder with cutoff wheel to make the cutouts.

    6E2248BE-7BAB-4914-B3CF-D3F33160842B by D S, on Flickr

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    Rattle canned with Krylon Fusion satin black... which was a bit glossier than I was anticipating. Shoulda went with Matte black. But looks good enough to me! My problem was with the gurney flap. It needed to be bent but didnít have a brake. Used the good old hammer and wood technique. Not satisfied because itís kinda wavy. Quick email to Shane at vraptor and Iím buying a pre bent gurney flap that is a 2-piece design. Just waiting on that to put in the final rivets. Hereís where it sits!

    CC8A2B14-08D7-4240-8165-BCE9A6C4DBBD by D S, on Flickr

    3506FBDF-6F2B-45FE-97C7-3AAB17839015 by D S, on Flickr

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    Good timing on your post, my hood vent from vraptor arrives tomorrow.

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    Please use a brake to bend the gurney flap if you got it. Also, per Shane, 90deg bend is best for louver efficiency but creates the most drag. He is bending my newer style gurney at 60deg.
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    Thanks, I didn't get the Gurney flap.

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    Not sure what your cooling needs are, but partially because I’m running an oil cooler (fewer things to go wrong). This video is what convinced me to get the gurney. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRsbvvJrC5Y

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    I think my power steering pump was seeping through the o-ring that seals the case halves. Nothing on the floor but would find a drop of red fluid collecting at the lower mounting bolt. Found out there are not many options for a rebuilt pump so purchased a BMW rebuild kit. Everything was pretty straight forward except getting the circlip off. The circlip did not have holes so circlip pliers just slipped off. I resorted to using circlip spreaders and jamming a small screwdriver in before they snapped off. Then I used a larger screwdriver to basically destroy it. A new one was included in the rebuild kit. All the seals were hard and were probably seeping a little. Here’s a few photos during dis-assembly to give you an idea what you’d get into. Removed AFE CAI, entire front bumper (it’s easiest for me with MM underpanel), and drive belt.

    6DA1D6A5-476F-4254-9A26-F5B1F8B2A3F9 by D S, on Flickr

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