Hello, I figure a good introduction is to show you what I've been working on lately. I'm James, I'm 28 and I live in Shakopee by the way.
Anyway, my dad and I got involved in something called the Chump Car racing series. It's endurance racing for $500 cars. It's a good change of pace for us as we used to run the local events at Shakopee and Elko. 1 or 2 endurance events is easier to schedule than 20+ shorter events. As for our car, we race a Chevy Chevette that we stuffed a turbocharged Mitsubishi motor into with a Mustang transmission. We bought a custom bellhousing to convert the motor to rear wheel drive. The guy who made it is amazing. http://projectzerog.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1875
Aside from that, every other custom part was made by my father and I.
Here's some pictures and video from our last race a couple of weeks ago.http://www.missedshift.com/2011/09/project-jdmvette-synopsis/
I'm going to become a member before winter and I'd love to figure out how to get a trailer to the space to show this thing off.
I also need help from you guys addressing a few issues.
1)The tach currently reads at 50%. The ECU outputs 5v ad the tach needs 12v, so I'm currently pigtailing off one of the coil packs for now. There are 2 coil packs so I'm only reading half. I need to figure out how to convert a 5v signal to 12v. Hopefully a sparky can help me with that. MSD sells a box but it's $90. I'm sure there's a cheaper solution.
2)The stock brakes suck. We need to figure out a combination of factory parts to upgrade them. Parts store availability is key, I don't like using custom parts. They make track side repair harder.
3)Can anyone weld aluminum? We need to add a radiator cap to our radiator. Our radiator hose setup is very mickey mouse and our current setup isn't ideal.
Thanks for inviting me into your community.