Top Tips for Building A Spec E46 Roll Cage

It might be overstating the obvious to say that a roll cage in a racecar is the last line of defense in a big...

Fitting a Tall Driver in a Small Car — and Other Cage Tricks

The first question a tall Miata driver gets is, “How do you fit in it?”Well, a carefully constructed cage and a well-chosen seat and...

Making Use of OEM Hardware on a Racecar

Engineers and designers who work for OEM automobile manufacturers spend years working on their education. When they do finally land a job with a...

Civic Duties: Building a Honda Civic for Street and Track

I started racing karts at age 5, and since then I have enjoyed the speed and cornering forces that you feel when racing. Near...

Gutting a Door

Without a doubt, the biggest expense in building a racecar from a production car is having the roll cage installed. That step in the...

Flight of the Valkyrie: Part 1

The Valkyrie Autosport Nissan GT-R is the only one of its kind in all of NASA racing, but believe it or not, it’s not...

Top Tips to Combat Engine Heat

Automobiles generate heat in a number of ways. Racing automobiles create a lot of heat. Engines. Brakes. Turbos. Differentials. Radiators. Exhaust. All of them...

Project Spec E30 – Part IV: Building a Roll Cage

The NASA Club Codes and Regulations dictate the materials, size and layout of a proper roll cage, so we won’t delve into the CCR...

Project Spec E30 Part III: Removing the Sunroof Cassette

One item that many builders leave in place on a Spec E30 is the sunroof cassette. Reasons vary as to why, but it’s a...

Project Spec E30 – Part II: Interior Teardown

The easiest part of the process of building a Spec E30 is stripping the interior. The obvious first step is, removing the front and...

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