So there hasn't been much to update with the project as of late. Since my last update we worked on getting the entire interior stripped, including all of the sound deadening. If we are going to reach our goal of 2500lbs with driver, then every little bit is going to count.
Once we finished stripping the car, it went over to Reactive Chassis Co. who is building the roll cage for me. Once we get the car back with the cage in it, we can fit the dash back in and then have it made in Carbon Fiber. Also we can then work on getting the seats mounted and braced in the car.
Along the way here, we have been receiving some great parts....
Thought I'd post a couple more pics that Ian took of the Mini when we were out at Dunnville Autodrome last weekend. Check them out!
Here's a couple of videos of our mini cooper s out at Dunnville Autodrome in Dunnville, Ontario, Canada. The camera set up we used was from ChaseCam, and we'll be writing a full review on their products soon. For now here is a couple samples of the video.
This past saturday we were out at Dunnville Autodrome for a track day with Onyx Syndicate and NYSpeed.com. We brought my wife's Mini Cooper S and we filmed for rspeedTV, part of rspeed.org. It was a great time and we got to meet of a lot of good people. It definitely was interesting to get the Mini out there for some lapping and to see what we could do with the car. We'll definitely be going back for sure!
Yesterday, myself, CaviMike and Rick from BTF Racing, Inc. pulled the sr20 from our project twoforty. It took several hours with a couple of breaks in between, but it came out with pretty much no problems. This was the first motor I have ever pulled and with the right tools, it doesn't seem too difficult at all.
Rick is going to start working on tearing the motor down, and I'm going to send some of the engine oil to Blackstone Labs for analysis. I've trailered the car back with me so I can continue to strip the interior and sound deadening. It goes to Reactive Chassis soon for cage work.
This past saturday, my friend Kevin and I deciding to start project twoforty and strip the interior of the 240sx that I bought from Ricky Chu. The strip went very easily and we had the interior out in just over an hour. We still need to scrape the sound deadening from the interior and pull out the dash. In just over a week it will be going to Reactive Chassis Co for the roll cage, so it needs to be ready for him.
Check out the pics:
Well it is time to say goodbye to my Honda s2000. It was probably the shortest time I have ever owned a car, being only 6 months, most of them with it stored for winter. Not a huge loss though, as even though I really enjoyed the look and entertainment of the car, it just wasn't exactly what I wanted. Also considering, we have another little one on the way, it was time to get something else.
I definitely had some good times with the car and I happy with the next owner's attitude with the vehicle. I'm sure he will enjoy it very much!
Check out this promo video I made for Redline Motorsports. It is going to be the intro for their new website.
Check out this new editorial series I am writing for www.rspeed.org. It is called Entropy, and the first installment is called motorsports culture. Click the image below and give it a read!
This past Sunday I was able to get over to the Finger Lakes Region SCCA Autocross. I had a great time and while I only came in 11th place, I improved greatly throughout the day. I had never autocrossed a rear wheel drive car before, so it took some getting used too! I plan to attend the next one on October 5th, to see how I would do
Video of my last run:
Some pics from the day:
Can't wait for next time!
Drove by a local dealership this past weekend and something caught my eye... two hours later and I came home with the new hotness....
2002 Spa Yellow S2000 (AP1)
Neuspeed Front Strut Bar
K&N Cold Air Intake
ASA Revolution Wheels
Finally got around to uploading them all... Check them out:
Check out the rest of the pics here: Barber Museam Pics
Just posted up some new articles on rspeed, one written by me, and another written by a friend of mine, Dave Moffitt. Check them out!
Well, I haven't updated much on here because I've been busy working, and taking care of personal things. With my wife being pregnant, we've had to do so much around here to get ready for it, which takes up a lot of my personal time.
I've had a lot of work come in lately for Allstar Graphics which is great, but much of it is very time consuming. We have some high volume orders coming in soon that we have to prepare for also. It is fun though. I really do enjoy running Allstar Graphics (West).
I also have been working on a bunch of websites lately for Technotic Media. Some redesigns for previous customers as well as new sites, and a redesign of the Allstar Graphics site.
I've finally made some good progress on my truck, a 2003 Ford F350 PowerStroke. The truck has undergone an extreme transformation, and has been in progress since the end of January. Hopefully within the next few weeks, it will be done, and can go to East Coast Audio for some audio work.
This Wednesday, I'll be going to the drag strip (NYIRP) and running the bike there. It will be the first time this year, also since the gearing change, air filter, exhaust, and tune. I'm hoping to break into the 10's but I suck at launching!
Be back soon with more updates!