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    I think 97gst had one as well.

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    I loved those things

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    i wanted my gf to buy one so bad, but she bought a MX-6 GT (old style) .. which was also cool.

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    Bought my wife a POS $800 MX-3 V6 once and it was her favourite car of all time. It sounded sweet

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    Default Project Chumpcar - Alberta Edition

    Well, it's ALIVE!

    Fuel tank was leaking at the fuel pump gasket after filling it up for the first time. Had to drop tank again, gasket on pump got pinched when new pump was put in.

    Spent two hours diagnosing a no start right after I spliced the field current wire to the alternator into the kill switch. No spark. Field current supply also supplies power to ECU, distributor, crank sensor. Tried a spare distributor, same issue. Ripped apart all the splices and double and triple checked and measured voltage drops. Everything good. WTF?!? Checked data list, PCM is happy, getting tach reading, lots of fuel, no DTC's..... Go back to basics, check fuses, good, check for power to dizzy, good, check grounds, has two grounds, one good, one nothing! Find a ground bus had popped off top of transmission. Connector was not locked. Reinstall ground. Nothing. GAH! Put original dizzy back in... BOOM! We are good. Two hours wasted. Bash replacement dizzy with a hammer and toss in garbage.

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    Then we roll it onto the alignment rack. I hate adjustable eccentric bolts on struts for camber, we have aftermarket ones front AND rear. Set front camber first, manage to get -2.4 in LT FR, -2.1 RT FR, so we decide to set rear camber at -1.5. Set rear camber, every single nut and eccentric bolt are a different size, every tool in the shed is now on the rack. Go to set rear toe, can only get to -0.4 toe in right rear. Rear subframe looks shifted over to the left. Lower subframe and beat on it with a sledge to shift it. Bolt it back up, look up, rack computer has frozen. FUCK! Reboot computer, lower the car, and redo all the set up. RT RR toe is at limit of adjustment and 0.05 deg toe in, good fucking enough. Have to redo rear camber adjustment from subframe shift. Tool shed on rack is expanding, spend more time looking for sockets than adjusting anything. Finally manage to get rear camber at -1.5 and toe near zero. Set front toe to zero, rack is not centered, will cause a bump steer. Adjust tie rods to even number of threads showing, mark center on splines of quick release, adjust wheel and set toe to zero again. DONE! Longest alignment of my life.

    Roll car back into working bay. Brackets no longer being fabbed, everything being secured with zip ties. PCM zip tied to roll cage, hard wired radio connected up, adjust pull wire on fire system, wires zip tied to wires which are zip tied to other wires. Found a coolant leak when pressure testing, fix a loose clamp, phew, easy!

    Pack it in around 4ish, have an hour drive back to my parents place. Pat and Adam work till 6ish fabricating the seat back brace. They have been working till 5/6 am every night for the past week.

    Car is now ready. Time to pack up car and trailer, tech inspection starts at 1:00. Fingers crossed, but should be no problem, think we are valued at 465. Should be a nice round C cup. Still have to put all numbers and stickers on car, then track is open around 7:00 pm for some shake down laps. Hopefully all the wheel bearings etc are not noisy.

    So close to race day now.....

    So tired.....vacation what?!?

    Mazdas are such a PITA to work on, so many vacuum lines and connectors. We are now starting to call the car "the rats nest". May change team name from ST Racing. Also explained to English only team why ST racing was funny. May also call it ST Tabernak Racing.
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    turns out for the second time in my life, I was wrong.


    But there's a bigger point here. The 1-series is the last car that BMW engineered before the Germans, as a car-making culture, fell out of love with driving.
    R&T April 2013.

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    giv'er MMT! good luck
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    Haha sounds awesome.

    Why bother with seat brace? FIA seat?

    Don't say rules. Those don't matter
    Driver for hire....

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    Great story. Keep the updates coming!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wing View Post
    Haha sounds awesome.

    Why bother with seat brace? FIA seat?

    Don't say rules. Those don't matter
    Kirkey two piece seat. Not my decision.
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    turns out for the second time in my life, I was wrong.


    But there's a bigger point here. The 1-series is the last car that BMW engineered before the Germans, as a car-making culture, fell out of love with driving.
    R&T April 2013.

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    Hoping you guys the best!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mightymousetech View Post
    Kirkey two piece seat. Not my decision.
    For chump? That'd be uncomfortable no? I hope they at least have some padding.

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    After all that, don't forget your transponder lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scruffy View Post
    For chump? That'd be uncomfortable no? I hope they at least have some padding.
    Yes, it is fully padded, quite comfortable actually, and full head containment.
    Christopher "Mighty Mouse" C.

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    I was wrong about this one; enjoy this moment.
    Quote Originally Posted by GIF-PWR View Post
    turns out for the second time in my life, I was wrong.


    But there's a bigger point here. The 1-series is the last car that BMW engineered before the Germans, as a car-making culture, fell out of love with driving.
    R&T April 2013.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yanrider View Post
    After all that, don't forget your transponder lol
    Story? LOL! Hope so, guys put the numbers on the roof backwards.

    Christopher "Mighty Mouse" C.

    Quote Originally Posted by GIF-PWR View Post
    I was wrong about this one; enjoy this moment.
    Quote Originally Posted by GIF-PWR View Post
    turns out for the second time in my life, I was wrong.


    But there's a bigger point here. The 1-series is the last car that BMW engineered before the Germans, as a car-making culture, fell out of love with driving.
    R&T April 2013.

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    Default Project Chumpcar - Alberta Edition

    Got our tech sticker after retiring the kill switch, was not shutting off the car. Guess we forgot to test that. Oops. Total evaluation of the car is 465, so still have some room to make it faster.

    We are car #57.

    Wifi is veery intermittent, so not really able to see timing. We are near the back, decided to do 30 min sessions to start to get all the drivers through before the car broke.





    Car is running great! No real issues at all. Front tires are running hot on outside edge, more front camber for next race. We are maxed out using the one eccentric bolt in the front struts, will add a second one and try to get to -3.0 or so. We are already dinged for lowering springs (came with the car) so we can freely play around with spring rates.

    Dunlop Sportmaxx are giving up some grip in the corners, but after 2 hours, looks like they will last the 12 hours today easily. Tomorrow we get more serious and slap on the new Azenis.

    Fun track, nice having the V6, entire track is 3rd gear for us, down to 2000 RPM in the chicane, I hit 6500 on the front and back straights. We can pull on most cars here.

    Car is hot as shit inside. Pat is running to Home Depot for some ducting and a hole saw to punch some holes in the rear lexan.

    Might have a few drinks tonight and see how much weight we can turn into speed holes.

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    Christopher "Mighty Mouse" C.

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    I was wrong about this one; enjoy this moment.
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    turns out for the second time in my life, I was wrong.


    But there's a bigger point here. The 1-series is the last car that BMW engineered before the Germans, as a car-making culture, fell out of love with driving.
    R&T April 2013.

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    Friggin right! Car looks good.

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    Sweet!

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    Default Project Chumpcar - Alberta Edition

    Not much to report 8 hours in.

    Car just keeps cracking off uneventful laps. We are now doing 1 hour driver changes.

    Currently running 13th out of 23.

    Race was just black flagged for lightning. Cars in parc ferme. Waiting out the lightning.



    Four hours to go.

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    Christopher "Mighty Mouse" C.

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    turns out for the second time in my life, I was wrong.


    But there's a bigger point here. The 1-series is the last car that BMW engineered before the Germans, as a car-making culture, fell out of love with driving.
    R&T April 2013.

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    A brand new chump car running good, steady and being reliable is an achievement in itself.

    Awesome stuff MMT!!!
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    Nice work!! Uneventful is great when your racing. It just isn't great for spectators!! Keep up the good work

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