Since our last post 6 weeks ago we have been utterly swamped in our service shop but we made time to continue the development work on the “Alpha” build for the LS swap kit for a RIGHT Hand Drive E36 chassis. This will be important to you Aussies, Kiwis, and Brits!
You can read the latest update to the R&D thread for the RHD E36 swap starting here. We started off by adding a number of items to the LS3 engine to make it fit the E36 chassis – and those parts have been added to our E36 LS swap products page already (some of the items fit both LHD and RHD E36 swaps – but not all).
Our E36 competition steering shaft was needed and fit, and the ABS relocation was also necessary. This was somewhat easier than the LHD cars – only 2 “jumper” hoses have to be made and no wiring rework. The unit moves up vertically to gain room for the full length exhaust headers.
Lots of time was spent locking down the driveline placement and the prototype motor mounts and transmission crossmember are built.
All of the work above was done first so we could tackle the hardest part – the long tube headers. These will be specific to the LHD swaps, of course. Again, you can read more here!
We have another big update to our E46 Track Car build thread this time, with 5 massive posts full of pictures, video, and technical bits.
Yes we show the new rear aero updates on our now TT4 classed BMW 330, but also some other bits and pieces in this series of posts.
There is another round of track upgrade work shown in detail on this silver E46 328i sedan (above). We cover flares, wheels, oil system, cooling and other upgrades.
We picked up this black 325 automatic (above) to make a nice daily driver out of it. This got a big round of maintenance and in this latest update we show how to fix many of the common E46 faults.
We finish the update with a full race report from our final NASA race of the 2017 season. So if you have a few minutes to spare give this 5-part update a read. Thanks!
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.