Lawson's 818C

November 2019 Update: Exhaust finished, ABS Wiring

Haven’t been able to work on the car in a few weeks due to my college club’s (Georgia Tech Wreck Racing) competition a week ago. We built a turbocharged LS-Swapped BMW E28 for competing in the GRM $2000 Challenge. Now that that’s over I have a few weeks to get some work in before finals […]

October 2019 Update: Exhaust and Continuing The Go Kart Check-List

Engine I mocked up the exhaust using my existing Boig Motorsports exhaust and a portion of the downpipe from the EJ207. It won’t be as nice as the original Boig exhaust but it’ll do and it didn’t cost me anything extra. A short drive with the exhaust confirmed that all my low-speed engine issues were […]

September 2019 Update #4: Back to Go-Kart

Chassis Reattached rear suspension, axles, and crossmember to put the car back on the ground Bled my clutch line. I’m not sure why exactly, but I have had a very difficult time getting my clutch master to actually suck new fluid out of the reservoir while bleeding. Instead it tries to suck fluid back from […]

September 2019 Update #3: EJ207 is in and running!

Engine Coolant pipes have all been switched to silicone couplers. No leaks yet! They seem to have a better seal than the FFR provided adapters. Did an oil change and have mostly filled with coolant although some bleeding still needs to happen. Installed JDM ECU and ran wiring for AVCS (variable valve timing in Subaru-speak) […]

August 2019 Update: Running on all cylinders!

Engine I re-shimmed the valves to bring everything back into tolerance on the passenger side head. To my relief, the leak down tests following this were good! I put everything back together and sure enough the car is now firing properly on all cylinders 🙂 . Dyno tune coming shortly! Fingers crossed everything goes smoothly […]

April 2019 Update #1: It Drives!

It is driving! I drove the car for the first time, at parking lot speeds, which was quite satisfying. The brakes are not up to the task of any higher speeds yet and and the engine isn’t tuned so I hope to get both of those solved soon and get a real driving evaluation of […]