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    Red Rocket - 1990 325i Turbo

    Thought I'd make a new thread to sort of introduce the new car. I've posted some pics, but this is more where I'd like to track my progress on it.

    Specs quoted from other thread:















    1990 325i
    - ITS Spec SCCA Racecar
    - Bilstein Sports
    - GC Coilovers (550f/750r)
    - 22mm/19mm sway bars with adjustable spherical droplinks
    - Poly everything
    - Megasquirt V1 PNP
    - TCD T04e turbo (46trim, .58a/r)
    - TCD Exhaust Manifold
    - TCD 3" Downpipe
    - Custom fabricated 3" oval exhaust
    - Custom external wastegate dump
    - Custom intercooler setup using a Bar & Plate Intercooler w/ 2.5" aluminum pipe and T-Bolt Clamps (provisions for BOV and IAT welded in)
    - Custom aluminum intake w/ K&N filter
    - TiAL 38mm Wastegate
    - TiAL 50mm BOV
    - MegaSquirt 3 Plug & Play ECU with GM IAT and Variable TPS
    - 30lb/hr Injectors
    - Walbro 255
    - SS oil feed line with tapped oil filter housing bolt
    - Oil drain hardware and hose / tapped oil pan
    - Modified motor mount to fit TCD turbo inlet placement
    - new turbo blanket (not installed yet)
    - new Walbro In-Tank Fuel Pump (not installed yet)
    - Innovate LC-1 with 'DB' A/F Gauge
    - Stewart Warner 2-5/8" 30inHg-15psi Boost Gauge
    - 6 puck sprung disk w/ resurfaced flywheel
    My current project list for the car is as follows:

    - Drain fuel tank
    - Oil Change
    - Install boost controller
    - Install Z3 steering rack/tie rods
    - Alignment
    - Wire aux fan
    - Install ARP studs
    - Battery box/tie downs
    - Tune

    I've been pretty busy with other repairs on the daily so I haven't really dedicated any time to this guy just yet. So far:
    - Installed Garagistic Tie down hooks
    - New hood shock
    - New Battery
    - Hooked computer up to verify the tune

    Anyway, more pics:







    Yeah. It needs a tune. Bad.



    :D

    #2
    Very cool. What are your thoughts on the TCD kit?

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      #3
      Originally posted by jaywood View Post
      Very cool. What are your thoughts on the TCD kit?
      I think I'm too new to it to really say, but everything seems very high quality. PO bought the kit new, ditched the chip and added Megasquirt. It's all essentially new because the car was partially tuned, then stored for 2 years until I bought it. We will see what I think after I get a solid tune and some actual driving time. :D

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        #4
        very nice! looks like a blast to drive

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          #5
          Originally posted by jharrel View Post
          very nice! looks like a blast to drive
          It's a trip man. I've taken it around the block and whatnot and the looks you get are just wild lol.



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            #6
            Looks promising, you should post a video of you driving it after you get the tune.

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              #7
              Originally posted by anabolice30 View Post
              Looks promising, you should post a video of you driving it after you get the tune.
              There will be many videos. Next spring/summer is going to be insane with the cars coming up in this area.

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                #8
                KAMotors just sent back my new tune.

                Giggidy. Videos tomorrow.

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                  #9
                  lets get this thing burning rubber!

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                    #10
                    Indeed, mine is tuned by kamotors. He is the best.
                    Looking forward to seeing it.

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                      #11
                      Was the tune the new 'toy' you texted me about? Hope to see this beast on track at Gateway in March!
                      Originally posted by LJ851
                      kingston is the play by play announcer for this thread.
                      ‘Tis by the grace of God that my cars run!

                      Originally posted by unloadedak
                      #teamross
                      Siobhan's Build Thread - UPDATED!

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                        #12
                        headphones on, watched those videos, jizzed. sounds awesome


                        i have no idea what i am doing with my life

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by kamotors View Post
                          lets get this thing burning rubber!
                          Dude. I know. Fuck this weather.

                          Originally posted by TheTacoMan View Post
                          Indeed, mine is tuned by kamotors. He is the best.
                          Looking forward to seeing it.
                          Agreed. And me too! The suspense is killing me.

                          Originally posted by kingston View Post
                          Was the tune the new 'toy' you texted me about? Hope to see this beast on track at Gateway in March!
                          Noooope.

                          Originally posted by dirtbag30 View Post
                          headphones on, watched those videos, jizzed. sounds awesome
                          You're welcome.


                          Burned the tune last night and woke up to snow/ice today.

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                            #14
                            Having some issues that I believe are attributed to my actual MS box causing no-start. I don't have fuel or spark. Spent all day yesterday and today testing/replacing/throwing things to no avail. Today I plugged in a 173 DME I've got laying around and the car fired right up. Hopefully I will know what the issue is soon.

                            For funsies, here's a shot of the inside of my "Megasquirt v1" box. Notice the board says "Megasquirt v3.0"



                            The shit part is that this is probably the last 50+ degree weekend we will have until spring. I could have really used the time to dial in the tune.

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                              #15
                              After many many many minutes of starting at the board and this picture, I realized that the chip was partially unplugged. Put it all back together how it was and the car fired right up. I don't even know of a word to explain what I'm feeling right now.

                              Going to get some gas. Videos later.

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