New SCCA sticker for this weekend
Muffler is installed. Gotta admit it is more pleasant to drive on the street now. Had to add a tip to save the bumper though.
Easily most sorted system on my car: the cooling system. Check out the overview video on YT
Editing some footage for next Saturday's video. Today's video dropped this morning
I want to build as close a copy as I can to the 1970 McLaren M14A F1 car with a BMW S1000RR bike engine in it. The sound alone would be worth it!
Sadly, the Z needs a muffler...Roebling said it was "too loud"
There's over 600 horses in these stables. Eat your heart out Churchill Downs
Loving my new silver wheelwell decal! Definitely going to replace the gray with silver when I redo the vinyl
[–]Skylar Siegel• 8 days ago
Looks great dude.
[–]Hayden Baker• 7 days ago
Freaking A! Two races in a row Hulkenburg is out! If Ricciardo gets taken out by Verstappen again my Fantasy team is in trouble
[–]Hayden Baker• 9 days ago
Hulkenburg got taken out by a rookie on the first corner of the race. He's my number two point scorer for fantasy F1
[–]Tom Armstrong• 9 days ago
For less than $20 per door, I think I've really improved the looks of the garage doors. Got the brackets from amazon and painted the panes in using masking tape and spray paint.
Hans device is all mounted to the helmet. Looks cool but could be more comfortable...
Finally got a Hans Device
Two of my favorite ladies...
The car is all prepped for the race weekend. Just need to check all the fluids and pack.
This just makes me so happy
[–]Wilson Oberholzer• 12 days ago
That wrench organizer is a pretty awesome idea. Simple, but effective
[–]Hayden Baker• 12 days ago
Thanks man. My ocd loves the order of it
I may have to steal some of your organization stuff the next time I'm working on my bench, lol
Have as much lighting as you can manage. These 1500 lumen LEDs are cheap and my garage now has 8 of them and my work bench has 4
I really need to upgrade the lighting around my basement workbench. All I've got right now is a cheap shop light which works decently for my 2 small work tables but anywhere else is really dim. Where did you get those at? I have a feeling changing out my standard fixture bulbs for LED units would make a huge difference.
Walmart. 1500 lumen bright white bulbs. 4 bulbs for $10 plus the wiring and sockets from home depot
[–]Robert Sixto• 12 days ago
I got LED bulbs for my entire house and garage. Much nicer light and I guess cheaper to power.
[–]Tom Armstrong• 13 days ago
This is a great idea. I always find myself using my flashlight on the workbench because I dont have enough light. Where did you get the bulbs? And how are you planning to mount the bulbs? On the ceiling or closer to the bench?
There's a shelf above my bench so I mounted four across the bottom of the shelf then wired them all together on a rocker switch plugged into a power strip. They're 1500 lumen bright white bulbs from walmart
[–]Joost Van Dien• 12 days ago
Seems a good thing to do. Need to do this in the worshope here, more lighting with less energy.
Eventually you have to stop just enjoy the car you've built
[–]Tom Armstrong• 15 days ago
Yes and No. I feel like I got my car to a great place, it was well sorted and did ok against more powerful cars. It never broke and just kept going and going but I started feeling ambitious and wanted to do something completely new. Someone asked if I could build them a transmission like mine, so I sold the whole gearbox and bought a junk-yard 6 speed to try out. HA, turned out to be a blast!
[–]Hayden Baker• 13 days ago
Im trying to do phases. Make some changes, enjoy them for a while. Then make more later.
[–]Bryan Holmberg• 16 days ago
Man that’s a hard one once you finish you will always find something to change I have about 22k into my Frs and I’m still going
[–]Hayden Baker• 16 days ago
Oh I'm the same way. I'm preaching to myself just as much as I am to anyone else ha
[–]Christopher McDowell EL• 16 days ago
and then go back and do some more
I know we'll never stop. But breaks are good
[–]Gregory Garoppolo• 16 days ago
That sounds boring. IMO.
Finally I can run my strut brace again as the factory intended. This engine mounts were really a great move
How much is everyone paying for gas??? Regular here is like $2.50
[–]Mike Tracy• 15 days ago
[–]Ernie Szots• 16 days ago
I joke around about winter, but I guess this is where everyone can give it back to me. Where I'm at in California, I'm paying $3.60 for regular.
[–]Jordan Shuster• 17 days ago
Premium - I pay just under $3 at most stations.Shell Fuel Rewards has become my best friend.
[–]Hayden Baker• 17 days ago
Yeah I use shell too. I can never remember how much I pay for premium. It's in the low 3s
Don't be afraid to go out of your automotive comfort zone. Try that autocross! Enter that car show! Install that new part yourself! (Within reason ha) I made my own engine mounts and they turned out great!
putting on all 3 motor mounts for the pilot...never been done with about 1/4 mil miles. gulp, here goes
Yeah those could look rough
[–]Mike Tracy• 13 days ago
no doubt. I think they are causing the transmission to shift roughly.
[–]Tom Armstrong• 18 days ago
Car shows are something I don’t care for. Pay for entry, get up early and drive all the way to “x” location just to....sit. Racing is the same thing except you get to...race.lolI made my own transmission mount as well, with polyurethane mix. It came out great, but after a year of racing it’s starting to break loose from the shell
It's been too long!
[–]Chris Dirkschneider• 19 days ago
Love it! I really need to win the lottery so I can have all the cars you all make me want to get! LOL
New polyurethane engine mounts. Made them for less than $50.
Look forward to seeing how you like them on the car!
[–]Hayden Baker• 19 days ago
Me too ha
[–]Wilson Oberholzer• 19 days ago
Are you planning on doing a write-up in the future on how to make them? They look like they turned out pretty nicely.
Yeah I'll like do a post on here and am currently working on a video. They were super easy to make
Redbull, repaint Verstappen's car to more accurately match his driving
[–]Sammie Robertson• 22 days ago
[–]Hayden Baker• 22 days ago
He took out my Fantasy F1 driver!
Just so majestic
Custom DIY polyurethane engine mounts coming soon!
[–]Ernie Szots• 23 days ago
Hey, my buddy works for them.
[–]Hayden Baker• 23 days ago
Nice! They have everything
I just love how these gauges look!