Its been a few months since the last update but we have knocked out a lot of work on the tube framed ’69 Camaro track car.
The ongoing Forum Build Thread for this car has a new 3-part update starting here. Dozens of pictures, thousands of words of text explaining each step of the build.
There are several new updates to ongoing built threads, but the latest Camaro updates are the most recent. Thanks for reading!
All of you Aussies and Brits that want LS power in your BMW E36 – we’re on it!
You can read more about the initial development of this RHD E36 “Alpha” Swap development, which began earlier this week, starting here.
Warning: reading the latest 4 part forum build thread update might fill your heart with automotive lust!
This low, wide, and nasty BMW got a big round of updates under the hood, inside the interior, and a giant wing was added out back.
So much insanity in this engine bay: HPR aluminum 7.7L V8 with 700+ hp, dry sump oiling system, custom long tube header, twin cowl inducted air box, custom rolled radiator, hybrid LS7 accessory drives, and more. Read the latest updates here!
The forum build thread for our BMW E46 “Daily Driven Track Car” project now has another 5 installments this month, which has grown to cover 4 different E46 cars.
A big chunk of the latest update covers the new front aero package we added to our NASA TTD prepped 330, above. We show the gory details behind the planning, the rules interpretation, and the fabrication of the splitter, the air dam, the M3 nose, tire walls, and more.
Another section shows the installation of HARD Motorsport brake inlet ducts, Powerbrake rotor rings, and the prototype brake cooling backing plates we developed for the E46 non-M chassis.
We wrap up the 5-part update with NASA race weekend coverage where things… didn’t go exactly as planned (the AMB timing system broke!) There was some good testing that came of that weekend, however. To wrap up the new posts we talk about dyno testing, classing points, and our plans for moving this car to TT4 – with a giant rear wing coming online in a few weeks. Thanks for reading!
Not a huge update to the TruckNorris/Trucknado GMT800 shop truck build thread this time, just some maintenance and fixes along with a complete lighting upgrade.
The old OEM headlights, running lights, tail lights and 3rd brake light were upgraded to more modern styles and LED lighting.
We also dealt death to a horde of ants. Die! Die! Die! Read more starting here.
Check in on the latest build thread update for the BMW E46 M3 CSL V8 shows a lot of work performed recently. In this update we go over the custom fuel cell + fuel filler neck and oil tank, along with the mounting structure and fire proof enclosures for all of that.
We also cover the aftermarket front bumper cover install as well as the structures built to hold that and twin oil coolers. There were Lexan rear side windows and back window added. And of course the custom flares to cover the 335/345mm tires. Read more here!
After 12 years of being a slave to McStrut cars, Vorshlag owner Terry finally snapped and bought another C6 Corvette. This leads us to our new C6 Forum Build / Development Thread, which starts off with a 2 post introduction.
How do C7 Corvettes “stack up” on the scales compared to a C6 Z06?
This thread isn’t being written for any fake car tech forums, or censored to be a “safe space”. Instead this will just be posted on the Vorshlag forum with loads of #Watermarked pictures, biased track videos, leaded fuel, tangential writing, in a marketing spin zone where cars will be put on scales… against their will! #FatCarShaming
In this introductory post we discuss some of the technology that makes the C6 Z06 chassis special – a car with a 7.0L V8 we might never see in another factory sports car ever again. Then there’s a road course track test of a stock C6 Z06 vs a stock C7 Grand Sport. Who comes out on top?
Lastly we show the pile of a C6 Z06 parts that Terry dragged to the Vorshlag shop and calls “a car”. Is he insane? Can this mess ever run under its own power? Will he get a divorce if he brings another stray car home? Will he be replaced as Communications Director at Vorshlag – after only 10 days on the job?? Click here to find out!
Since the previous month’s build thread update for our #DailyDrivenTrackCar we have done a lot of updates and upgrades to this E46 330. These changes are detailed in the forum build thread here – a build thread with so much automotive tech content it was banned from some forums! #TooMuchTech
These upgrades include an AJ Hartman Aero carbon fiber hood, Aerocatch hood latches, dual fuel pumps, HARD Motorsport Lexan quarter rear windows, a Lexan back window, a new racing seat, and a custom aluminum bulkhead for the trunk-to-cabin opening. We even show carbon fiber repair techniques this time.
We took the car to the NASA Summer Shootout at Hallett and cleaned house, winning all 3 events and setting track records in both directions for TTD class. You can read the race writeup in the latest forum build thread update starting here. Thanks for reading.
Right after we finished our prototype Focus RS suspension (camber plates, monotube dampers, & coilovers) and big tire upgrade (Forgestar 18×9.5″ and 275mm RE71R) we did our 2nd round of track testing to see how much improvement we made over the stock RS at MSR-Cresson’s 1.7 mile course. And only 10 months later we finally processed all of the video, data, and wrote updated the build thread – starting here.
In the massive 3-part forum update we cover the challenges of the 3rd gen Focus chassis/suspension and how we overcame that with prototype camber plates and a modified Bilstein coilover suspension. With big spring rate changes, lots of camber, and more caster, we were able to stuff 1.5″ wider wheels and +40mm of tire under this little AWD hot hatch.
The changes to handling balance were nothing short of miraculous. Gone was the heavy understeering car with computer woes, and now we had a damn fast little 4 door on our hands – less than a second off a C6 Corvette Z06 lap time we ran at the same track only weeks before! We show a lot of our MSR testing in this post to give a good comparison of where the little RS ended up.
Todd raced the MyShopAssist RS for the rest of the 2016 season with USCA/Optimam showed the car at SEMA, and even raced in the Super Lap Battle with Global Time Attack, which we cover in the forum thread also. He has started racing the RS with Optima once again in 2017 – and we can’t wait to see how the results shake out.
You can read more, see 80+ pictures, and watch dozens of videos of the RS in full battle trim starting here.
Our customer’s BMW E46 M3 CSL build, which was dubbed the “Chainsaw Massacre”, has another update to the detailed Forum Build Thread (starting here).
The image above is from last week and a bit further along than the forum at the moment. In the latest forum build thread installment we cover many parts installed and/or built for this project from Spring 2017.
This work includes the EPAS electric steering assist integration with the OEM column (shown above), OBP pedal box (also above), wheel and tire testing, full MCS/Vorshlag suspension install, Powerbrake brake + custom brake cooling for all four corners, and the double nickel plating we applied to various suspension components. Check it out!