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Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
1984 Porsche Carrera 3.2
1973 BMW 2002Tii
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My dad bought this car brand new in 1973. He took it to a BMW HPDE in 1974 at Mosport and had fastest lap, and fastest average lap. He competed in local autocross and had a coupe of third place finishes.
In the 90's the Kugelfischer mechanical fuel injection was swapped for dual webber 40's. In 2012 the engine overheated and had a ring failure, and I inherited the car. The engine was rebuilt top and bottom, and cooling system, and just about everything else mechanical was replaced or refreshed. Suspension was upgraded with an Ireland Engineering performance street" setup.
In 2013 and 2004 I took it to a BMW HPDE. I passed the likes of a new corvette Stingray, Dodge Challenger R/T, and various modern BMW's. I took it to my first autocross and finished mid pack to modern cars. I was 0.01 seconds behind a 2012 wrx STI.
1964 Lucas Flamethrower fog lights (from my dads first car, an Austin 1100).
stock "tobacco" vinyl.
Front seat leather inserts.
Coco floor mats.
OEM special option wood steering wheel
AEM analog wide band AFR gauge
Engine / Under the Hood
Stock 2002Tii engine with rebuilt kugelfischer mechanical fuel injection (Gus Pfister) and rebuilt distributor (advanced distributors).
Top end rebuild
Bottom end rebuild
New fuel pump
Rebuilt e30 starter
new cooling system
new oil pump
IE OEM reproduction 9.5:1 cast cylinders
Head shaved (final comp ratio ~9.6:1)
Engine / Under the Hood Images
Bilstein HD front and rear
Ireland Engineering (IE) stage 1 springs
reduced ride height
Poly rear suspension mounts
IE 22mm hollow adjustable sway bars front and rear
IE front fixed camber plates
IE front aluminum strut brace
Potterfield R4S brake pads
Wheels and Tires
- BMW "bottlecap" alloys with 195/60/14 Falken 615K's
- OEM alloys with NOS Michellin XAS 165/80/13
- OEM steel wheels/chrome hubs with el-crapo 185/70/13
- VW scirocco 13x6 alloy wheels with 185/60/13 Toyo R888's
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