SCCA LVMS ORC (outside road course)

SCCA LVMS ORC (outside road course)

Jesus H! We have really been busy lately with HPDE events, I myself have done 3 events in the last 5 weeks. Unfortunately this one will most likely mark the end of our 2019 season, except for Scott (silver e36) who will be doing Bimmer challenge at Buttonwillow December 21st (hosted by speed ventures) The last time we were at this track (October 12th) we all struggled with traction (quite a bit) , and for some of us it kinda…

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PCA Track Days AT SMMR

PCA Track Days AT SMMR

Last weekend we closed out our 2019 season at Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch by doing the final PCA (Porsche Club of America) HPDE event of the year. This one was a little different than the normal PCA weekends because we actually ran a different configuration. Usually we run the Mansell 3.4:   This time around we were running the Lauda 2.6: Usually, the Mansell will favor higher horsepower cars. This can make it challenging for me in my D16Y8 to…

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Installing PCI front compliance bearings, front LCA bearings, and Hardrace end links/swaybar bushings.

Installing PCI front compliance bearings, front LCA bearings, and Hardrace end links/swaybar bushings.

This week I’m installing PCI spherical compliance bearings, front lower control arm bearings, Hardrace front sway bar end links, and Hardrace Sway bar “D” bushings. For the longest time I have been chasing a clunk in my suspension on the drivers front. Already, I have changed out my Inner/outer tie rods, ball joints, wheel bearings, installed new upper camber arms, and switched to a coilover, none of which ever solved the problem. The clunk was small, only noticeable when I…

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Billy does Buttonwillow

Billy does Buttonwillow

That’s right! I finally popped my Buttonwillow cherry. Last April, I made the trip down there with Pat to create content for the blog by documenting his journey. Some of you may remember that it didn’t as planned. He ended up blowing his motor on his third lap out, and we had to get his car towed all the way back to Vegas. Let’s just thank the lord that a few days prior to us leaving he had gotten a…

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K SWAP Guide (part 4) The final Installment

K SWAP Guide (part 4) The final Installment

Welcome to the 5th and final installment of our K Swap Guide series, where we have taken Pats old rod knocking Euro R motor out of his car and replaced it with another DC5 K20 (best engine). We have covered: The reason why he blew the old engine. Removing the old engine. Cutting/fitting RBC intake manifold, K-tuned throttle body adapter, and EP3 adjustable pulley. Installing spoon baffled oil pan, 4 piston oil pump, hybrid racing timing chain tensioner, Toda racing…

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How to Install: OEM wheel bearings, and ARP wheel studs all around.

How to Install: OEM wheel bearings, and ARP wheel studs all around.

If you plan on tracking your car more than a few times, you will eventually need to replace your wheel bearings. They will go bad much sooner than if you were just driving normally, because the excess lateral G forces, heat that is generated from braking, and the occasional curb jumping will all speed up the ware. Depending on how often you track, aggressively you drive, what tire compound you’re using, or how much power your car has will all…

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K SWAP GUIDE (PART THR33) ACT clutch/flywheel, SPEEDFACTORY Detent springs, and Drag spec Shifter Spring kit

K SWAP GUIDE (PART THR33) ACT clutch/flywheel, SPEEDFACTORY Detent springs, and Drag spec Shifter Spring kit

Thanks for following our K swap guide series, as we highlight the most often left out details or unanswered questions about installing a K swap. This marks our fourth installment of the series, with the first one just being a prologue and backstory to why we are installing another K20 on Pats car. Below are links to the previous posts: http://functiontheory.com/2019/08/k-swap-guide-the-prologue/ http://functiontheory.com/2019/09/k-swap-guide-part-one-rbc-rrc-manifold-throttle-body-tech-ep3-adjustable-pulley/ http://functiontheory.com/2019/10/k-swap-guide-part-2-how-to-install-4-piston-racing-hybrid-racing-circuit-hero-toda-and-spoon-sports/ Now keep in mind all of these posts aren’t meant to deter or scare you away from…

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SPEED VENTURES LVMS RECAP

SPEED VENTURES LVMS RECAP

This event was randomly added to the Speed ventures schedule only weeks prior to the event. You weren’t even able to register for the event from their home page, you had to register via a link they emailed out. (I know this because I deleted the email and couldn’t register, I had to have Patrick email me the link) It seems the event was added last minute as an addition to the other activities taking place around the LVMS facility…

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Fuel Pump INSTALL (basic but educational)

Fuel Pump INSTALL (basic but educational)

This weeks blog post is a little lack luster, just due to so many other big things happening right now. Track prepping for Saturdays event, Finishing up Pats K swap, completing Ever’s NSX top end gasket overhaul (before the track event on Saturday), working 40 hours a week, and trying to sleep somewhere in between. The last track day I did in my K20 EG, my Walbro fuel pump died. After more than 10 years of amazing service it finally…

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K SWAP GUIDE (PART 2) How to install: 4 piston racing, hybrid racing, circuit hero, TODA, and spoon sports.

K SWAP GUIDE (PART 2) How to install: 4 piston racing, hybrid racing, circuit hero, TODA, and spoon sports.

This week’s blog post marks the third installment of my K swap guide (the first was the prologue). This week I will be doing a thorough write up of how to install: 4piston racing oil pump. Spoon sports baffled oil pan. TODA timing chain. Hybrid racing timing chain tensioner. Circuit hero lower timing chain guide. If you’re new here, or just haven’t read the first two articles. You can get yourself caught up by clicking the links below. http://functiontheory.com/2019/08/k-swap-guide-the-prologue/ http://functiontheory.com/2019/09/k-swap-guide-part-one-rbc-rrc-manifold-throttle-body-tech-ep3-adjustable-pulley/…

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