Buying a wrecked car in the hope that you can fix it is something of a bet with the devil. But if the price were right and you had a fine shop, friends who knew tube-frame construction inside out and a son who’s a first-rate racer and an engineering major, you might take that bet, and deny the devil his
For a bespoke racecar, having a recipe to follow is convenient. Having a proven recipe for a 1,450-pound car with 185 horsepower, a no-lift-shift sequential gearbox, downforce at the ready and a 7.84:1 horsepower to weight ratio goes beyond mere convenience and veers into serious fun, and that’s what the NASA Prototype delivers.
Introduced at the 2014 Performance Racing Industry trade
In stock form, the E46 BMW with a manual transmission has what’s called a clutch delay valve, which is essentially a step-down fitting in the hydraulic line that slows engagement and disengagement of the clutch.
If you reuse the OEM clutch slave cylinder hose, you can simply omit the clutch delay valve. Because I used an aftermarket hose, I had to