Mark Aubele wrote:So there will be two LS swapped E36s in SMX this year? Cool.
Mark Aubele wrote:Very cool. Will you have it ready for the first event? Any more details on the build?
Mine is my wife's former BSP auto M3. Stole it from her and prepping it for SMX. LS1 T56, cam tune simple combo.
Mark Aubele wrote:I have a pretty shitty build thread on another site, not much detail but it's something
http://www.steelcitymusclecars.com/foru ... 1-T56-swap
Most of the info I got was from Bimmerforums and LS1tech. Swap was pretty easy. Used CXRacing kit, decent for the money but the exhaust doesn't fit at all and one header is actually hitting the engine. Fairly easy to address. I don't know of anyone who makes SBC headers for the chassis, and with steering shaft location fitment can be tough. If you want to ask more specific questions let me know.
VR6Man wrote:Thanks for the info. I will need to get going on my chassis then.
Yeah I am anticipating possible hood clearance issues. I've seen guys who make them fit, and guys who dont. If I run a flat bottom pan I might be able to get the motor low enough. I'm probably going to run a Victor Jr. intake and they are a shorter single plane intake so I am hoping I can get everything under. If not, from the way I read the rules for SMX I can modify the hood like adding a small scoop or bump or something (I don't want to do this, for the record. It would only happen out of necessity).
Josh R. wrote:Misfit Autowerks in Washington built my roll bar. They're a pretty new shop, but they've had a couple hillclimb cars in there now. They're building a cage now for their shop's AE86 Corolla with an Infiniti V8 swap...
I got a deal on Sparco racing gear (suit, gloves, socks, shoes) through Moore Performance when they had a sale. I'm really happy with everything, though I don't use the shoes (too big, my fault). I honestly prefer skateboard-type shoes to driving shoes i.e. Adidas, Vans anyway. I actually think Aubele and I have the same shoes...Adidas Busenitz. They have a padded heelcap and it's awesome. I have a G-Force helmet though, and I love it.
If you contact either of those shops, please let them know I sent you!
geowit wrote:As for safety equipment, the prices vary significantly depending on vendor, brand name and use. If it meets current SFI or FIA specifications, it should be built to a certain level of quality. Since you're in western PA, there are a number of hill climbers in your area. Check out North Hills Sports Car Club.
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