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Forum: Engine Swap Discussions 12-04-2017, 04:36 PM
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Re: Vorshlag RHD E36 LS3 V8 Swap Development

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Moving up front we had the 98-02 Camaro LS1 oil pan on the LS3 engine (with the associated oil pick-up tube/windage/baffle kit).
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Forum: Engine Swap Discussions 12-04-2017, 04:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 542
Posted By Fair!
Re: Vorshlag RHD E36 LS3 V8 Swap Development

Project Update for December 4th, 2017: We've been working on this development project for the last month and a half, between billable work. We have to keep sneaking in work on this one, since I'm...
Forum: Vorshlag Project Cars 11-10-2017, 12:26 PM
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Re: Vorshlag BMW E46 - Daily Driven Track Car Project

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I came into the pits after that session exhausted - I had ridden with my HPDE1 student in 3 sessions, took him for a ride in a HPDE4 session, rode in one session with Amy, and...
Forum: Vorshlag Project Cars 11-10-2017, 12:15 PM
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Re: Vorshlag BMW E46 - Daily Driven Track Car Project

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NASA @ NOLA, OCT 27-29, 2017

We have not raced at NOLA Motorsports Park in 4 years, but we had a lot of fun the last time we ran with NASA here. We were eager to get back...
Forum: Vorshlag Project Cars 11-10-2017, 12:00 PM
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Re: Vorshlag BMW E46 - Daily Driven Track Car Project

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INITIAL TT4 PREP TO E46 330

You made it through the work on the silver 328 and the stock black 325 above, so now we finally get to talk about the red 330! Last time we...
Forum: Vorshlag Project Cars 11-10-2017, 11:48 AM
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Views: 63,673
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Re: Vorshlag BMW E46 - Daily Driven Track Car Project

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We need to feed high pressure cooling air to the backing plates, and that air comes from the front of the car. Since the customer did not want to switch to the E46 M3 nose -...
Forum: Vorshlag Project Cars 11-10-2017, 11:37 AM
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Views: 63,673
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Re: Vorshlag BMW E46 - Daily Driven Track Car Project

Project update for November 10th, 2017: Last time we had a record FIVE PART forum thread update here - and that was only a month ago. And this time... well, its another FIVE part post, so you better...
Forum: Vorshlag Project Cars 10-20-2017, 04:42 PM
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Views: 39,085
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Re: Vorshlag Build Thread - 69 Camaro Pro Touring/Track Car

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UPPER DUCT BOX + MERGE TO HOOD OPENING

As soon as the hood was installed and the opening revealed, the first thing I said was "Bigger!" Ryan mocked up a few more rear cut...
Forum: Vorshlag Project Cars 10-20-2017, 04:41 PM
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Views: 39,085
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Re: Vorshlag Build Thread - 69 Camaro Pro Touring/Track Car

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With the lower duct box mocked up in cardboard its time to move to aluminum. We started with a full sheet of .080" thick 3003 aluminum, which is a common alloy for these...
Forum: Vorshlag Project Cars 10-20-2017, 04:41 PM
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Views: 39,085
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Re: Vorshlag Build Thread - 69 Camaro Pro Touring/Track Car

Project Update for October 20th, 2017: Yes, it has been several months since my last installment in this build thread, but Ryan in our shop has been cranking through the work on the 69 Camaro - when...
Forum: Engine Swap Discussions 10-20-2017, 10:38 AM
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Views: 23,103
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Re: E36 LS1 E36 Right Hand Drive

Been 2 more years hunting but we finally found a RHD candidate and have begun the swap!

See more: http://www.vorshlag.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8494
Forum: Engine Swap Discussions 10-20-2017, 10:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 542
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Vorshlag RHD E36 LS3 V8 Swap Development

Project Begins - October 20, 2017: At long last we have found a Right Hand Drive BMW E36 Alpha candidate and we begun in-house development of the prototype pieces for an upcoming LS V8 swap kit this...
Forum: Vorshlag Project Cars 10-10-2017, 03:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,156
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Re: Vorshlag BMW E46 M3 CSL - V8 Downforce Monster Track Car ("Chainsaw Massacre")

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WANGIMUS MAXIMUS

"Big Downforce" is part of the "Bigger is Better" mentality we are applying to many aspects of this build. Of course a giant rear wing was ordered from AJ...
Forum: Vorshlag Project Cars 10-10-2017, 02:59 PM
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Views: 9,156
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Re: Vorshlag BMW E46 M3 CSL - V8 Downforce Monster Track Car ("Chainsaw Massacre")

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INTAKE MANIFOLD TESTING + REVERSE MOUNT

After talking to Koenig at HPR at length about intake manifolds, he kept stressing how important it was to use the right design for...
Forum: Vorshlag Project Cars 10-10-2017, 02:52 PM
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Views: 9,156
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Re: Vorshlag BMW E46 M3 CSL - V8 Downforce Monster Track Car ("Chainsaw Massacre")

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HPR 7.7L LS7 V8 DELIVERED!

We ordered a 442" stroker engine for this project last year, before engine builder Erik Koeing moved to a new shop in McKinney, Texas. While...
Forum: Vorshlag Project Cars 10-10-2017, 02:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,156
Posted By Fair!
Re: Vorshlag BMW E46 M3 CSL - V8 Downforce Monster Track Car ("Chainsaw Massacre")

Project Update for October 10th, 2017: Much has happened to the M3 V8 CSL project over the past two months. Last time we covered the widebody flare design and construction, fuel cell and dry sump...
Forum: Vorshlag Project Cars 10-04-2017, 04:20 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 63,673
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Re: Vorshlag BMW E46 - Daily Driven Track Car Project

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When I got out of the car I could smell just a hint of coolant. Even though we have purged this coolant system of any traces of anti-freeze, and all we put in is distilled...
Forum: Vorshlag Project Cars 10-04-2017, 04:20 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 63,673
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Re: Vorshlag BMW E46 - Daily Driven Track Car Project

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https://photos.smugmug.com/Projects/Red-2001-BMW-E46/i-kQCvqPR/0/5c8e6c43/S/DSC_9538-S.jpg...
Forum: Vorshlag Project Cars 10-04-2017, 04:19 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 63,673
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Re: Vorshlag BMW E46 - Daily Driven Track Car Project

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I also wanted the struts to be mounted into brake duct or grill openings, to minimize holes in the (eventually) painted front fascia. Aaron machined thin slices of solid round...
Forum: Vorshlag Project Cars 10-04-2017, 04:18 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 63,673
Posted By Fair!
Re: Vorshlag BMW E46 - Daily Driven Track Car Project

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NEW FRONT NOSE + SPLITTER FOR TTD 330

In the last installment we showed a carbon hood upgrade and new seat on the red 330, so it was a bit lighter than before. We had to...
Forum: Vorshlag Project Cars 10-04-2017, 04:08 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 63,673
Posted By Fair!
Re: Vorshlag BMW E46 - Daily Driven Track Car Project

Project update for October 3rd, 2017: I am way behind updating build threads; I need to do about 5 other project updates but I am going to try to do a quick update here. We had a busy summer, which...
Forum: Vorshlag Project Cars 08-19-2017, 03:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 53,491
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Re: Vorshlag Shop Truck - 5.3L SWB GMT800 (Truck Norris!)

Project Update for August 19th, 2017: Not much to report on the white truck (#Trucknado) this time, just a few upgrades and fixes. We have been too busy to tackle any of the big performance stuff or...
Forum: Vorshlag Project Cars 08-15-2017, 11:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,156
Posted By Fair!
Re: Vorshlag BMW E46 M3 CSL - V8 Downforce Monster Track Car ("Chainsaw Massacre")

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MOUNTING "CAGE" FOR FUEL AND OIL TANKS

A mounting structure was built with 1" square tubing to hold the fuel cell can and dry sump tank. On top of this are the "firewall"...
Forum: Vorshlag Project Cars 08-15-2017, 10:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,156
Posted By Fair!
Re: Vorshlag BMW E46 M3 CSL - V8 Downforce Monster Track Car ("Chainsaw Massacre")

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BUILDING CUSTOM STEEL FLARES - REAR

The rear flare fabrication follows the same process as the front, starting with the front and rear "landing pads" then the formed outer...
Forum: Vorshlag Project Cars 08-15-2017, 10:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,156
Posted By Fair!
Re: Vorshlag BMW E46 M3 CSL - V8 Downforce Monster Track Car ("Chainsaw Massacre")

Project Update for August 15th, 2017: I started writing this in July and got buried with other projects and work. We have accomplished a lot on this car since the last update and I will try to show...
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