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    The BME #618 LHD CTR Build

    New Magnaflow Exhaust Pre-Fab [...] Well, unfortunately the custom aluminum exhaust that ASI made for me is just not going to work… For the type of racing that I do, it is entirely too loud. The aluminum does a poor job of dampening the sound level, as the pitch was measured at greater than...
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    The BME #618 LHD CTR Build

    2015 Season: First Autocross Weekend - 07/22/2015 [...] Two weekends ago, I took the CTR out for it’s first weekend of racing after 6 months of being down in the shop. I was eager to get the car out on course and really put it through hell to see what the new setup is capable of. The prior...
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    The BME #618 LHD CTR Build

    K-Swap Chronicles: Dyno Tuning!! - 07/10/2015 [...] After an afternoon at ProFunction, the car was finally ready for the dyno. Some things that we came across that are kindof peculiar; – When the MAF sensor is bad, the ECU reads 11lbs of boost – When the TPS sensor is bad, the ECU was...
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    The BME #618 LHD CTR Build

    Pick Up & The Road Home: 07/03/2015 [...] Well the CTR is finally back in my possession! Last week, I drove a trailer down to Cincinnati to pick it up from ASI. When I got there, there were still a few outstanding items that needed to be addressed before I could take it out of there. We bolted...
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    The BME #618 LHD CTR Build

    K-Swap Chronicles: ASI Visit #5 [...] This past weekend I stopped over at ASI after a day of work travel down to Indianapolis. We made some nice progress on a few different outstanding items that needed to get done. We got all of the bars mocked up for the cage. All are pictured except for...
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    The BME #618 LHD CTR Build

    K-Swap Chronicles: It’s alive, but not ready… (06/19/15) [...] Well, it has been over 6 months since I left my car in Cincinnati… While the car certainly should be done by now, we have seen our fair share of hiccups, unforeseen delays, and scheduling issues. The good news, is that the car is...
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    The BME #618 LHD CTR Build

    K-Swap Chronicles: Progression, Near Completion (05/25/15) [...] In the last month, there have been lots of little things that have slowed progress and caused us to wait for new parts to arrive and prevented completion. Last month, we were about ready to wire up the car when we realized that...
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    The BME #618 LHD CTR Build

    ... I'm a little bit behind on updating, so I need to catch up a few posts. K-Swap Chronicles: Engine Installation (04/19/15) [...] I am happy to say that the new engine is finally in the car! Big thanks to Pat for all of his hard work to get the car to this stage, and we’re hoping to have...
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    The BME #618 LHD CTR Build

    Unfortunately the control arms that I bought did not have the endlink connections and were not going to work with the FSB… I didn’t realize this when I bought them, so I had to order a set of ITR control arms which are now on their way. We began installation of the engine mounting brackets, but...
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    The BME #618 LHD CTR Build

    K-Swap Chronicles: Making Progress [...] This past weekend I visited ASI to help move things along with the build. Points of focus were; to discuss the cage final design plans, finish engine assembly, install the DC Subframe, and install the new Hybrid Racing Shifter. Here is the latest on...
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    The BME #618 LHD CTR Build

    K-Swap Chronicles: ASI Visit #2 [...] This past weekend, I drove back to Cincinnati to get a little bit of work done on the car. I had some pretty lofty goals that I wanted to accomplish, and wasn’t quite able to get it all done. The biggest let down was not being able to get the DC subframe...
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    The BME #618 LHD CTR Build

    K-Swap Chronicles: Sponsor Parts [...] Some goodies from Hybrid Racing showed up late last week! Along with a few other parts that I had ordered. Parts that have arrived in this shipment; Shifter Cables Clutch Line Kit AC/PS Removal V4 Conversion Harness Radiator Cap Slim Radiator Fans...
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    The BME #618 LHD CTR Build

    K-Swap Chronicles: More Parts [...] Just a few more things that have arrived. PLM V2 Swap Header Torco Trans/Diff Fluid. MFactory recommended running 50:50 MTF/RTF for my application with the helical. DEI Gold Heat Foil. I have another sheet already, but we plan to wrap the front of the...
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    The BME #618 LHD CTR Build

    K-swap Chronicles: Farewell B16B [...] Today, the good guys over at All Speed Innovations pulled the B16B out of the CTR and loaded it onto a pallet for shipment to its new owner. I must say that I really loved this powertrain. While it was no torque monster, something about ringing it out to...
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    The BME #618 LHD CTR Build

    K-Swap Chronicles: Overnight Parts From Japan [...] So throughout the week, parts have been flooding in to both my home and ASI. It has pretty much been like Christmas every day at both places. I’m really starting to get excited about putting it all together, and just about every part needed...
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