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    Custom made Setrab oil cooler in position

    We have found the right place and position for our Setrab oil cooler. Before the oil cooler, there is a modified (still needs some plastic works) M3 air duct to flow the air to the oil cooler.
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    Concept of a Custom made hand-brake master cylinder

    As we have replaced the factory brake hat and rotor on our car, we have realized that the factory hand-brake system on the rear is not operating as effecient as used to be (our custom made brake hat is a little bit larger than the old one).

    We decided to make a hybrid hand-brake system, which uses the same hand-brake knob, hand-brake bowden. At the rear, a special master cylinder is connected, which is applied by the factory brake bowden. The hand-brake master cylinder is connected to the rear brake calipers and operates them.
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    http://www.wilwood.com/Calipers/Cali...me=Mech%20Spot




    why not just use this with the mechanical brake cable one one caliper? Its how all the super car's do it (Lamborghini, ferrari, porsche, etc.etc.)
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by alex@ABRhouston Click here to enlarge
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    http://www.wilwood.com/Calipers/Cali...me=Mech%20Spot


    why not just use this with the mechanical brake cable one one caliper? Its how all the super car's do it (Lamborghini, ferrari, porsche, etc.etc.)
    Good idea anyway. Thanks for your feedback.

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    What size oil cooler is that? 32 row?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by fastgti69 Click here to enlarge
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    What size oil cooler is that? 32 row?
    Looks like it (and that's what I'm running). I'd suggest adding some rubber to the mounts.

    Neil

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by MDORPHN Click here to enlarge
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    Looks like it (and that's what I'm running). I'd suggest adding some rubber to the mounts.

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    25 Row. As per he rubber, thanks, its sound good.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by alex@ABRhouston Click here to enlarge
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    http://www.wilwood.com/Calipers/Cali...me=Mech%20Spot




    why not just use this with the mechanical brake cable one one caliper? Its how all the super car's do it (Lamborghini, ferrari, porsche, etc.etc.)
    It depends what you are trying to do. If you are trying to actually use the hand brake dynamically while driving to say initiate a drift, you want a hydraulic hand brake. You do NOT want to use this for parking as the system is hydraulic and will lose pressure over time and your car will roll away. If you are trying to make a parking brake using Wilwood stuff, you could use the spot, but it really isn't that good for that purpose. For a light race car, maybe, but for a modern BMW I would say you want to use the MC4 mechanical hand brake caliper:

    http://wilwood.com/Calipers/CaliperL...4%20Mechanical

    The brake cable you want for it is made by Lokar with P/N EC-80WU. This cable is designed for the Wilwood MC4 and is not listed on Lokar's website.

    I have designed this setup for use on my Datsun with Wilwood brakes and it is the right part for the job. I do warn you though it isn't that light, but on a BMW road car that's irrelevant.
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    I didnt look around much after I found the mechanical calipers- but yea, the one you posted is right up a road car's alley.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by alex@ABRhouston Click here to enlarge
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    I didnt look around much after I found the mechanical calipers- but yea, the one you posted is right up a road car's alley.
    Yeah, my first design used one of those calipers mounted to the nose of the differential with an aluminum disk on the prop shaft. Living around San Francisco though, I knew it couldn't be trusted in the hills so I abandoned it. Those calipers are surprisingly strong, but they do put a lot of loading on the cable and are probably better for large go cart sized cars.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by rudypoochris Click here to enlarge
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    Yeah, my first design used one of those calipers mounted to the nose of the differential with an aluminum disk on the prop shaft. Living around San Francisco though, I knew it couldn't be trusted in the hills so I abandoned it. Those calipers are surprisingly strong, but they do put a lot of loading on the cable and are probably better for large go cart sized cars.

    If you wanted to go driveline brake route- H.A.D. has this down pat.

    I've run their driveline brake products on many 4x4's.
    It will hold a fullsize 4x4 on 40" tires with ease- especially when its in low range, and you have spools/lockers in the differentials.
    http://highangledriveline.com/e_brake.html
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by MDORPHN Click here to enlarge
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    Looks like it (and that's what I'm running). I'd suggest adding some rubber to the mounts.

    Neil
    Did you make your own kit?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by alex@ABRhouston Click here to enlarge
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    If you wanted to go driveline brake route- H.A.D. has this down pat.

    I've run their driveline brake products on many 4x4's.
    It will hold a fullsize 4x4 on 40" tires with ease- especially when its in low range, and you have spools/lockers in the differentials.
    http://highangledriveline.com/e_brake.html
    Nice. Thanks for the link. O think mine would have worked, but for the 4lb weight savings it wasn't worth experimenting and some of the risks for me (car rolls away or disk hits something since its down low).

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    RRT Racing did a one-off on my 1M using a 32 row Setrab core.

    Neil

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by rudypoochris Click here to enlarge
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    Nice. Thanks for the link. O think mine would have worked, but for the 4lb weight savings it wasn't worth experimenting and some of the risks for me (car rolls away or disk hits something since its down low).

    I didn't expect this to be put on a car, just because this setup goes on the back of the transfercase- and appropriately enough, its normally on a truck that is lifter/etc..... and its well tucked away from anything.
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    Engine reassembly has started today

    We washed out everything and started to reassembly the engine. Just a few pictures from he very begining. We use VAC oil buffle as well.
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    great pics. thanks
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bigdnno98 Click here to enlarge
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    great pics. thanks
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    Looks great!
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    Engine reassembly

    Still in progress...
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    VAC Motorsport Oil Pan Buffle is installed

    We use VAC Motorsport Oil Pan Buffle.
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    Engine reassembly continues

    Today we continued to reassembly the engine...
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    are you going back with OEM pistons and rods or aftermarket? what about hardware? ARP or OEM?
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    Forged Carillo rods, forged JE pistons, ARP.

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    what CR did you go with?

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