2004 330CI ZHP
Glad to see another ex-FSAE-er on the forums! In addition to just not needing a car and saving money on insurance + parking, FSAE was another big reason for storing my car during school terms. I think all of us just spent so much time on our teams, I knew having my car around during nice weather would make me want to endlessly tinker around with it.Tim, its been enjoyable reading through your journey with your car. I definitely understand the struggle of balancing personal time and FSAE...It was usually all FSAE for me :rofl:
I got my ZHP after graduating but I'm coming up on RACP reinforcement, so it's nice to see another detailed story of how someone repaired it. I've also had those ECS diff bushings sitting for 2 years now, so it's good to know of some complications that I might encounter.
Looking forward to the next post!
I did reinforce my RACP with the intention of being fully bulletproof for autox and track. So far my car is doing a pretty good job of being a dual-duty car in the summer. But man... I really miss driving the FSAE car, nothing I've driven so far has ever come close to the experience. If I manage to get access to a workshop, I want to find a really small chassis (perhaps a Kei car such as a Cappuccino or Honda Beat) and swap in a Honda CBR1000RR engine. Similar to what this guy did (who coincidentally also did FSAE and has a pretty entertaining/realistic book on his experiences):