Check it out, top right corner
With the help of three of my friends, I finally got the engine and trans in! It took some finagling to get everything to fit, and getting the headers in is going to require a removal of the steering shaft, but it’s finally in!!
The engine is built, the wiring harness is in, the mounts are ready. Everything is in place to get it put in the car.
I wrapped the hood of my $500 Metro in the Gulf livery. The boys in the print shop at work helped me out with some designing, printing, and wrapping.
My last post detailed how I purchased an e36 as a daily driver/beater. Things have gotten out of hand since then.
1993 318is with a 5 speed and the Dinan chip. ~85,000 miles. Everything works - sun roof, windows, power mirrors, everything!
They must really be motivated to sell this thing.
Had no idea that the same guy that designed the Seiko Ripley also designed the BMW M1 (which the guy in the video also owns)
The little big turbo is nearing the end of its tuning. Since last time, some more wastegate duty cycle has been added as well as an increase in timing.
Here’s the next progression in the series of maps I’ve ran while having my ECU tuned for my little big turbo.
From my last post, I’m now on the 3rd revision of maps for the little big turbo. I picked up a lot of mid range HP and TQ which I can definitely say I really feel. I was worried at first that the slow spool would have a huge negative effect on the driving experience, but it feels like it’s been tuned out by the tuner…
You may have spotted ol’ FrankenBlaster on the TV today.
I recently installed a (little) big turbo in my Mazdaspeed3. I’m having it e-tuned by a well respected member of the Mazdaspeedforums, Justin from Freektune. There are a few great tuners out there, but after dealing with him before and having great experiences I decided to go back.
I (little) big turbo’d my Mazdaspeed3.
After about 3 months of buying parts, I finally have everything for my little big turbo install. I’m putting a turbo made by Corksport that’s based on a Mitsubishi 18g modified to bolt right into my Mazdaspeed3. I finally have everything I need for it.
Talked a bit about the Midnight Rambler video and the Motorcity Outlaw one about to come out. Really nice guy!
A recent move from a house with a roommate to a one bedroom apartment left me with the realization that I could do whatever the hell I wanted for furniture. As you can see, I fully exercised that right and decided to make an engine block coffee table.
Driven daily for 2 years, even in the winters. No mentions of beefed up internals. 80 mm turbo. How does a man with such big balls even fit in the driver's seat?
After the single most obnoxiously drawn out purchase of my life, I present to you, "FrankenBlaster's guide to buying winter tires".