Category 240z

Fuse block/panel acquired

So I have been delaying wiring up the car a bit, partially because I don't understand it all, and partially because I am afraid! I'm a computer geek, but not...

Yet another domain name, look out 240z.net is coming!

So for a month or so I've been waiting for www.240z.net to go through the expiration process as the previous owner decided to let it expire. Well today it finally...

Labor Day weekend and working on the 240z

So the Labor Day holiday weekend is coming up, and my brother is coming to town. I'm planning on putting him to work on the car. I'm not sure what...

Organizing the garage, and guess what I found?

So we've barely been in the house three weeks and I already lost and found something! So in my last blog post I complained that I thought I left the...

Out goes the dash

So tonight after work I got the 240Z off the trailer, both of which had been parked in the Garage since we moved to Colorado a few weeks ago. I...

240Z update for August

So I didn’t actually get anything physically done on the 240Z this weekend, but I did manage to get $40 worth of light bulbs and fuses for the car. I...

Two years ago

Two years ago today was the day that the Datsun toasted Motor #1 on it's first autocross run! Here's a shot of that first competition run. And then a short...

Car is loaded for Colorado

So I loaded the car up on the trailer tonight after work (well, between work actually). I'm going to take it to a buddy's shop for a few days as...

Packing the garage, driving the car

So today was spent packing the garage. While getting things packed up made it a productive day, the real joy was with the car. I drove it today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It has...

Steering Column for a 73 240Z

So just an FYI so others don't waste money like I did. The steering column off a 1978 280Z will NOT fit on a 1973 240Z. I contacted the ebay...

Prepping the car for the move, putting the suspension back together

Tonight I came home and started putting the suspension back together. Fortunately I hadn't gotten too far with taking it apart, so I didn't have too much to put back...

Back on the wagon

So I finally got some more time on the Datsun over the past few days. Friday I went down to my boss' house and used his bead blaster to clean...

Power washing the second suspension

We got back from Colorado on Saturday night. Sunday afternoon I was out in the driveway power washing the extra suspension for the 240z. I got quite a bit done,...

Starting on the suspension

With the success last night I decided I had to work on the car this evening a bit. The first thing I did was get it up on all four...

A little success, found 1 of 3 missing screws, AND the car started, twice!

So last night after work I came home with the intention of trying to figure out why the car wouldn't start. My intentions were to check the positioning of the...

Another night with not much success!

So tonight I came home from work and decided it was time to work on the Datsun a bit, after over a week of barely even looking at it when...

Starter? Who needs a starter?

Well it did run for about 10 seconds on Saturday, then I redid the wire for the VR sensor and created some problems. So I redid the wiring tonight, and...

Working on the car on a Sunday

Working on the car today. Rewired the VR sensor and installed the radiator. Worked on front air dam, and put the exhaust on. Tried to start it, need to rewire...

It runs again!

So today we had a garage sale, nothing that resides in the garage was actually sold, but we did sell a lot of stuff that we wanted to get rid...

Updates from the weekend

So I spoke with my Megasquirt Guru last week a few times, and again this weekend, and even had him show up in my driveway to help wrench on the...

Wiring up the engine and attempting to start

I spent the morning with Dave and Terec helping to finish buttoning up items on the 240Z so we could attempt to start it today. We were successful in getting to...

Working on the 240Z on a weeknight?

I can't say I've really put any effort into the Datsun on a weeknight in probably the past 20-22 months, tonight I spent a couple of hours in the garage...

Ahhhh the engine is in place again!

A HUGE thanks to Terec for coming over today and helping me with the car. We spent a couple hours this morning and were able to get the engine and...

Final Prep for Engine Installation

So I had hoped to get the engine installed into the car today but got sidetracked trying to get a final few items finished up before doing so. First things...

A weekend of working on the 240Z coming up

If you're bored this weekend give me a ring! I'm going to spend this weekend getting the motor into the 240Z, and depending on how fast that progresses maybe even...

Getting the engine ready to put back in the car

So I spent most of the day today in the garage, the first time I've done that in probably 20 months, it was nice! Thanks to Dave for coming over...

Removing the tail lights

After class tonight I spent 30 minutes working on the Datsun. I removed the taillights, which I'd not done before. I was pleasantly surprised as I didn't find any rust.Here are the...

Cleaning off the car and workbench, working on throttle body

Spent an hour or two yesterday, working in the garage. Cleaned off the hood of the car, which was buried. After that I spent some time cleaning off the workbench,...

Prepping for reassembly

 So I had "lost" some bolts for the intake, I found them last week. Today I think I figured out I hadn't lost them, I just didn't realize they were in a bag they...

Site Redesign

So I should have been working on the book tonight, and I did get some done, but I took the evening to finally reskin www.project240z.com. I took the skin that...

I'm selling it, I'm not selling it, I'm selling it, I'm not selling it?

I don't know what I'm doing with the Datsun just yet. I should sell it, but I couldn't sleep the other night because I was thinking about what fun it...

It's for sale again

So this time, I think, I am serious about selling the Datsun. With moving sometime in the next 5-6 months I need to start preparing for the move, and with...

Progress on the 240Z? Yeah, right....

Not much progress has been made on the car lately. Since I lasted work on the car I've been pretty much working on work and school stuff non stop, no...

Some see letter, others see car

What do I see? Maybe the car I will be driving in 2010?

A slow Sunday, more cleaning on the motor.

So I woke up this morning, earlier than yesterday, but still not as early as one would have liked. First things first I ran to Radio Shack to get an...

Little progress, little time!

So my weekend of working on the 240Z started off quite slowly today. I ended up sleeping until almost noon this morning, it was nice to catch up on some...

A free weekend, a weekend to work!

So this coming weekend will be the first free weekend I've had since the first weekend in September, and that was pretty much a weekend spent getting ready for the...

Fall 2008 It begins again

So it's been a while since I've made any real progress on the 240Z, but come the end of October I hope my weekends will finally slow down enough that...

New Project240Z Video

Yesterday I spent an hour or so working on the motor in the garage. I only got one thing finished, and hopefully it is finished and doesn't need to come...

Working on the motor again

Tonight I spent some good time working on the motor for the 240Z again. Here's the YouTube video!

The Return

The car is finally back home, within reach of me actually working on it and hopefully getting it running in the next few weeks. I've posted two videos, you can...

Project240Z Videos, she's back!!!!

So it has been a while since I've posted any P240Z videos, too long in fact. Well here are two, one that i failed to post back in March, and...

Trailer is ready to go

So I picked up the trailer this evening, here's to hoping the tires have air in them tomorrow so I can bring the car home! Nick is supposed to be...

The 240Z, August 2008

August 2008, that is the month that the 240Z will come home. Oh yes, it will come home, and hopefully it will run!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

240Z Status for July 2008

Well the garage finally has a little more room, though not enough to bring the car home from storage yet. Perhaps later this summer, though with my racing schedule (www.corvettez06.org) ...

Flywheel thanks

While in Atlanta for the National Tour Carter Thompson brought me a gift. He had a lightened flywheel from his 240Z that he had been telling me about for the...

Cherry 240Z in Manchester Tennessee

So I'm stopped in Manchester Tennessee tonight on my way home and to Lynchburg tomorrow. I went out to check on the car out in the parking lot and saw...

240Z Status

Alright, here's my goal, and I'm stating it here so I can hopefully hold myself accountable. I want to bring the Datsun home from storage in May. In order to...

Paint and Assembly, working on the new motor

Last week Dad and I worked on the motor a bit, then I got sick and work pretty much halted. Today I started on what I had hoped to do...

Into the motor we go

So my parents are in town for a few days. Dad and I spent some time working on the motor for the 240Z today. I'll try to take some pictures...

Datsun 240z 280Z L28E parts on Ebay!

So I took some time this evening to put parts up on Ebay. You can see them all by looking at my items for sale page! The current parts include

Random emails

I get some of the most random emails from this website. "Nice to see you working on your ride in that qeek shirt LOL They suck. Submitted By: NA" Who...

Taking apart the new motor

So Nick came over this morning and helped me get the motor off the ground and onto the engine stand so I could begin tearing it apart. After breaking a...

A space heater and gasoline...

Today Nick and I ran around town, getting some metal for his 240Z, then around to find a few other supplies that he needed. When I got home I was...

Another 240Z for the site?

What? Another 240Z may become part of www.project240z.com? More information next week.....

Unpacking the new toolbox.

Checkout the video (with a few new dancing moves for entertainment) of the assembly of the new toolbox to try to help me get the garage organized!

Time to start

So I think the time has come. I hope to begin work on the 240Z again this week. First step, finish taking apart the blown motor and find the missing...

But wait, there's more... maybe

This just in, there may still be life in the Project240z.... It might get saved from the grasps of Ebay and become just a toy/project/wrench on me when you can...

Project240z.com and the car are for sale!

With my recent acquisition I'm going to have to clear out the garage of all of my Datsun parts and cars to make room for a few other vehicles. I'm...

Missing Piston Alert!

Can you spot the problem in this photo? Status: Motor is once again out of the car, and I'm pretty confident it won't be going back into any car..... ever.......

Removing the busted motor

On August 12th 2007 the P240z took it's maiden autocross voyage, and promptly killed the motor. On 9/30 I removed the motor.

The 240Z has life?

So I'm back from Topeka Kansas, I was there for a week attending the SCCA Solo Nationals. It was an interesting week. I didn't place as high as I would...

A day late, dollar short? LS1?

Well, I was excited when I got up this morning. I thought i was going to go look at a LS1 motor for the 240z... But as of a few...

Parts car, JunkMyCar.com!

I filled out a form this morning on www.junkmycar.com to have the Parts car removed. Hoping that they will call me and schedule it to be picked up on Saturday...

Who needs a steering wheel?

Over the time working on the 240Z we had various problems getting the steering wheel mounted in the car properly. The steering column threads wouldn't allow the Nut that I...

Bad things oil and antifreeze don't mix

So I'm in the garage. Pulled the drain plug on the motor, out comes antifreeze, then oil... bad things

Post Traumatic Stress Analysis

I took the car to it's first autocross competition and only made it 3/4 of the first run before the motor seized up. This video is of me starting to...

240Z First Autocross Run, Last Autocross run of 2007

So I got up bright and early this morning, well it wasn't bright, the sun wasn't up yet. Headed out to Gateway Raceway in Madison Illinois for Event 7 of...

Bye bye motor, thanks for the memories

On the Project240z's maiden autocross voyage today the motor decide to depart the living world. More to come, but it looks like another winter project may involve and LS1....

Starter update; rcompound tires.

I pulled the starter out of the car last night and will be putting a new one back in the car tonight. Dad and I will also be working on...

Project240Z Audio! New Exhaust

Tonight I told myself I wouldn't start the car, I would get ready for my trip to Chicago tomorrow (going up there to give two days of DotNetNuke training classes)....

One week after ignition

So it's been over a week now since I drove the 240Z for the first time. What have I gotten done in that timeframe? Not much! I basically didn't touch...

240Z First Drive!

Thanks to everyone who helped on the car I was able to tow it out to Gateway yesterday for the SCCA Autocross. I didn't plan to compete the car, but...

The first drive!

I took the car to the St. Louis SCCA Autocross today and worked on it on the trailer for a while with the intention of driving it around the parking...

The Motor Runs!

It might not idle yet, but the motor runs! This video was taken with my cell phone, sorry for the lack of quality.

Trying to start the car

Here's some video of me trying to start the car tonight. Today was a day of great progress! It was also hot and probably 99% humidity as you will see...

Fuel Rail Fun! She turns, but has no spark

First off, let me say that today was a good day! It didn't start off that way however. After last night's fuel rail issues I needed to get the rail...

Wednesday Night Progress

Well, Wednesday night was an eventful night. When I got home from work I jumped under the car and tried to track down my coolant leak. I found small traces...

Finding the leaks

I spent the night of the 25th of July 2007 tracking down a few leaks. I was concerned about a coolant leak, and a fuel leak, I found them both....

Fuel, Water and Electricity *bangs head on wall*

Fuel leaks, coolant leaks and blown fuses. That about sums up the evening... First off, a HUGE thanks to everyone who came over tonight. Henry, Ronnie, Terec, Ian, Eric, Scott...

Tuesday Goal, Start the car

As of right now, the goal for tonight is to attempt to start the car!

Monday Monday Monday Progress!

Today was a good day! Progress was made! First things first, at lunch myself, Henry, and Eric headed down to High Ridge to SCPRacingparts.com again to get a cap for...

P240Z Sunday Wiring Starts

Here's a quick update on the 240. I got up this morning and finished up modifications to the bracket I built for the VR sensor, you can see what it...

Saturday Progress

Eric and I got a bit done today. Mostly learning with the help of Andy Whittle who stopped by to assist with some Megasquirt questions. I also did some soldering...

Another night of progress

Today we made some good progress. Mark helped me at the office today to solder some more wiring for the megasquirt. I've still got a LOT more wiring to do,...

The motor resides inside again!

After work last night I got to work on the car. Eric and Russ came over to lend their assistance as well. Russ got started on the leaking wheel cylinder,...

Engine insertion, Take 2

Russ and Eric helped me get things ready and put the motor back in the car last night. The video is LARGE, but fairly entertaining. To watch the video you...

Yet another setback!

Tonight Natalie and I went and looked at a house, it's got ~5 acres, a 2 stall barn, a hay shed, and an oversized two car garage. That covers the...

Two nights of little progress

Monday night I didn't get crap done on the project! I started to work on the oil filter/block attachment only to realize after driving around for 2 hours that I...

All in a day's paint

After yesterday's fun Eric and I spent some time in the garage today. I was awoken this morning around 8:00am by the doorbell, the Dish Network guy showed up right...

Here little birdy birdy

Well, I got absolutely nothing done on the car today. I did manage to buy a few necessary items, but work on the car was not had. Instead I spent...

P240Z Fiberglass work

Tonight I spent some time working with fiberglass in the car. I was hoping to repair a few of the holes in the floorboards. I made quite a mess, but...

More interior scrubbing and grinding!

I spent some time this evening working on the interior of the car again. I went through one wire wheel and halfway through another on the passenger side of the...

P240Z A bit done here, a bit done there.

Take 2, stupid internet browsers, I typed this once, I guess that's what I get for not typing it up in Windows Live Writer instead of in the browser. As...

Project 240z, What's next?

Tasks for the next few days. Thursday: Finish trimming the driver's side seat mounts, weld everything together, install seat for fitting. Friday/Saturday: Receive the fuel injectors from Summit Run fuel...

Fuel Cell frame construction

This morning I set out into the garage to tackle a fairly large task, at least in my mind. My goal was to build a frame that will secure my...

P240Z Passenger Seat!

Well, after figuring out that the seat mounts I had made earlier in the week wouldn't fit I went back out to work on the 240Z this morning with a...

If at first you don't succeed

So tonight didn't go to well. First off, I marked the tabs on the seat mounts for drilling, drilled the holes, (all too close to the edges IMHO) only to...

P240Z passenger seat mount nearly done

I spent another hour or so tonight working on the passenger seat mounts I hope to get some bolts tomorrow and attempt to mount the seat into the car tomorrow...

P240Z fabricating a seat bracket

Tonight was a semi productive night on the 240Z, which is always a good thing when some productivity happens during the week, it's hard enough being productive on the weekends....

240Z Seat Mount Fabrication

Dave from http://www.soloperformance.com/ helped me out today. We started cutting and fabricating new seat mounts for the Project240z, 1973 240Z

P240Z Rollin until the wheels fall off

The 240Z once again stands on its own! Eric and I put the brakes back together on the car, put the wheels on and roll her out into the driveway....

P240Z Rollin till the wheels fall off

Eric and I put the brakes back together, got the wheels on the car, roll it out of the garage, turn it around, roll it back in, then start cutting...

More Fuel Parts Ordered

I just placed another order with Summit Racing dot com today. I ordered the following, which I think will finish up what I need for the fuel system for the...

Datsun Fuel Rail Ordered!

I just got off the phone with www.lonewolfperformance.com and ordered my fuel rail for the Project 240Z. Hopefully it will be here next week. Tomorrow I'll get on ordering the...

High Definition 240Z Engine Removal

I finally got the video working from my new camera. I installed Windows Vista again last night on my home Machine (after 4 months of running on XP again) and...

A small victory (updated)

With the help of a buddy of mine I was able to get the intake manifold removed from the car, as well as the exhaust manifold and the turbo. I...

Engine Removal, Video 1 of 2

I got the motor out of the car again yesterday, here's the video! First half is motor removal, second half is me and Eric working on removing the intake manifold,...

P240z Motor out

I came out to the garage an hour ago. The motor is once again removed from the 240Z. HD video with my new video camera will be posted tonight. More...

Progress is slow, but I do have a new video!

So I spent some time tonight working on trying to remove the intake manifold from the car. Long story short, I didn't get very far and I'm going to pull...

240Z Intake Manifold Bolts...

I spent tonight removing 3 bolts off the turbo (of 4) and one intake manifold bold, as well as two heat shield bolts and the destruction of another heat shield...

Fun power tools and more 240Z progress

Last night I returned the Vertical sander that I had purchased from Sears that was broken when I removed it from the box. I got a replacement sander and brought...

P240Z update, broken Craftsmen power tools

So this weekend was anything but productive. I ended up not getting a thing done on the car this weekend. I did manage to get the drill press together Saturday...

Trailer Purchased

Well I went out and got myself a trailer today, pics tomorrow. I didn't get anything else done on the car, though I did get the drill press put together...

What's more expensive?

So I seriously think I have spent more money on tools than I have spent on the car or parts for the car! I bought more stuff at Sears tonight,...

Fuel cell arrived, list of things to get done!

Alright, so my fuel cell arrived today! It sure is purty, and big I'm not yet sure how I'm going to mount it in the car, though I'm hoping to...

Fuel Cell Ordered....

Well I ordered the fuel cell for the 240Z today, as well as 20ft of fuel line and AN fittings, as well as a wiring kit for a fuel pump....

Heat gun on a hot night

Tonight after work Eric and I headed to Creve Couer park to do some skating. Kendra met us there to bring Eric socks and skated with us as well. As...

May 29th P240z update

So what's going on with the 240Z? Not much. I haven't done any work since last week, though I plan to get some done tonight. I did manage to start...

Cutting up the JPipe

I got some work done on the car, I think I figured out one of the biggest holdups I've had. The JPipe on my motor (the pipe from the Turbo...

Harley Weekend

Well, tomorrow night I'm hitting the road. Actually a buddy of mine Kevin and I are renting Harleys for Friday night/Saturday. We'll be heading out tomorrow afternoon towards Chester on...

Does the 240Z need a cage?

Since I've decided to change classes, and not bother with most of the interior items, should I go ahead and put a cage in the car? I'll be going to...

A Project Epiphany

Last night I spent a few hours sitting in the car. I had decided over the weekend I needed to take out all of the interior, or at least most...

240Z Downpipe arrived!

Well today a key component of my project arrived, the downpipe for the Turbo showed up. At first I flipped out thinking it was the wrong downpipe. ! = Then...

First weekend in May, 240Z work!

Dad and I got a bit done on the car this weekend. I've created two videos, one from Saturday, one from Sunday. Saturday: We ended up running around looking for...

240Z Throttle Linkage and Bodywork

Dad and I spent some time creating a new throttle linkage as the old one off the parts car wouldn't fit on this firewall. After that I had to put...

240Z Floorpan work

Dad and I spent today working on repairing the floorpan in the Project 240Z. It was a learning experience as I haven't really welded before, just a little practice here...

240Z Corbeau Seats came in

The seats I ordered earlier this week came in today! They look awesome, though they are now in the basement still in the shipping box. I'm not about to put...

Cleaning up the passenger floorboard

I spent some time this evening cleaning up the passenger floorboard. I have a LOT of welding to do there! I'm going to do some more practicing tomorrow. To view...

Mark stops by with a welder

Some of you have kept up with my blog posts, first Scott got on me about using Bondo on the Project 240z, so he said to have someone come over...

Project 240Z Rally Bug Welder Arrives

Mark from The Rally Bug (http://www.321govideo.com/rallybug) stopped by tonight and dropped off his welder for me to borrow for a week. He was also kind enough to give me some...

Cleaning up the Passenger Floor

I spent about an hour tonight working on the passenger floorboard of the 240Z. It's got a bit of rust, to say the least.

Seats ordered

I ordered a pair of Corbeau A4s from SoloPerformance.com today. Hopefully there here over the next few days! In the videos I posted the other day you can see me...

P240Z two new videos

I've posted two new videos for the 240Z. Yesterday I spent some time finishing up the work bench and organizing the garage a bit. /new-toolbench-setup And then Russ came over...

Project 240Z Brakes and Unecessary items

Russ helped me yesterday afternoon and last night with quite a few things on the car. We removed all of the brakes so I can get those turned. Then we...

New Toolbench Setup

Saturday I spent a few hours fixing up the garage. I got the new toolbox together, and some other items organized. I also filled the trashcan, I guess it's time...

My Motivation

I was digging through some old photos tonight looking for photos of Jeff Krekeler, when I ran across this photo I took back in June of 2004. When I get...

Gas Tank update, seat fitting this weekend, harbor freight sucks

I ended up not getting another gas tank this past weekend. I had planned on picking one up in Hillsboro but the guy ended up sounding way too sketchy for...

Brakes bled

Dad and I spent a few hours this evening working on the brakes on the 240Z. You have to be able to stop before you even start on the motor...

P240z Time to start again

Tonight I begin working on the 240Z again. It's been quite a while since I've worked on it, 3 weeks or so, due to work and school and of course,...

Project 240Z status?

Current status: On hold Why? Mainly school. It's nearing the end of the semester and I'm trying to get some class work finished up. I have a large presentation on...

Fuel Cell time

I took the gas tank out of the 240Z down to Manchester Radiator on Wednesday. They called me on Thursday to tell me that the tank was in a sad...

Monday night update

After heading to class this evening I headed off to Sears to pickup a few things for the garage. I picked up a shop vac to assist in cleaning out...

Bondo cleanup and Gas tank removal

I sanded the area that I bondo'd yesterday on the 240Z. I also then cleaned and sprayed it with primer. Now the Project 240Z officially consists of 6, count them...

End of March, 15 days left

So Dad and I have been working on the car pretty much all day, and last night as well. Last night we got a clutch line assembled and installed into...

Bondo and Gas Tank Removal

I sanded the area that I bondo'd yesterday on the 240Z. I also then cleaned and sprayed it with primer. Now the Project 240Z officially consists of 6, count them...

P240Z Pulleys a pullin

Well we overcame the the brake booster issues from last night. Dad got the Brakeline hooked up to the MC, and we got the booster installed in the firewall and...

Another night of wrenching on the car

Dad and I spent a few hours working on the 240z this evening. We got the clutch pedal in, and even got as far as putting the Clutch Master Cylinder...

The motor is in the Project 240z!

Look out Jeffs, the motor is in the Project 240z! Dad and I spent all day today working on the car, and I even swung by one of Jeef's old...

Junk Yard Saturday

Today, well yesterday now, it's 1am, Dad and I went to Speedway salvage over in Madison Illinois. 3-4 hours later we walked out of there with $120 worth of parts...

Dressed in black

Well the engine bay of the Project 240Z has a nice coat of black paint. I'll be touching up a few areas tomorrow, as well as doing the following. Hitting...

Megasquirt has been ordered

Even though I'm out in Mormanville I've been hard at work at least thinking about the Project 240z! With the guidance of Mr. Whittle I've ordered over $700 in equipment...

Engine bay cleanup day video

I spent a few hours tooling around the garage today, mostly inside of the engine bay. I tried to clean up old paint and rust so that I can go...

240Z Engine Bay Cleanup

I spent a few hours on Sunday the 18th of March cleaning up the engine bay of my 1973 240Z. Next week I hope to paint the engine bay and...

Project240Z.com Photos

I created a photos page last week, and didn’t put any up there! Now they’re pulling from the Project240z.com Flickr Group and posting on the Project240z.com Photos page for all...

240Z, the Journey home

So this morning I got up and finished up what I could get done on the project car, a 1978 280Z 2+2, courtesy of our very own Lynn Wilson, Thanks...

The 240Z is home again

The 240Z is finally home. The parts car is gone, news at 11.

Parts car is almost gone

Today I spent some time trying to get the parts car all finished up. I removed a lot of the rear interior with hopes that some of it will work...

Anyone dealt with the Z Store before?

I emailed the Z Store on Tuesday, and haven't heard back from them. I'm looking at their MSA Type III body kit for the Project 240z. Anyone ever dealt with...

Good news on the Project front!

Today I spent a short time working on the parts car, working on removing the interior. You can check out the video here. Notice the flannel pants, and sweatshirt. I...

Parts car interior removal, day 1

I spent some time today, though not too long, removing interior items from the 280Z today.

Cleaning out the 350Z Parts

It was time to get rid of all the parts I still have taking up space in the garage from the 350z! They're all on ebay. SA Koni Sports F/R...

Parts car motor pull Day 2

Thanks to Terec for coming over today and helping me get the motor pulled out of the 78 280Z 2+2 parts car today! project-240z-day-2-of-parts-car-motor-pull Here's what we got done. Pulled...

Parts Car Engine Removal Day 1

Spent today disconnecting things from the motor so I can get the motor and transmission pulled out tomorrow. Also removed some of the front end body work I need to...

Project 240Z Day 2 of Parts Car Motor Pull

Thanks to Terec for coming over today and helping me get the motor pulled out of the 78 280Z 2+2 parts car today!

Draining the fluids in the parts car, 2-23-07

I spent a bit of time this evening working on the 280Z. Here's the video! /draining-the-fluids-in-the-parts-car-2-23-07 Here's what I got done. Drained the oil Drained the transmission fluid Removed the...

You're invited this weekend. Good luck at the 100 Acre Wood

Alright, this coming weekend is the time. I’m going to pull the motor out of the parts car this weekend, as well as the transmission, and any other parts I...

February 17th, Garage Cleanup/Organization

I spent a few hours on the 17th getting the garage cleaned up so that I can begin pulling the motor out of the parts car. I hope to begin...

Learning about Turbos

Well, I will be the first to admit. I’m a total NOOB when it comes to Turbos, heck engines for that matter. Tonight I ran across the link below over...

Thanks for 4wd

Days like today I’m glad I don’t have the 350Z anymore and get to drive around in the Tahoe. I love the snow!

No work done this weekend!

Well, as usual I didn’t get to touch the Datsuns at all this weekend. Hopefully this week I’ll be able to get started back up in the garage. It was...

Where are the pictures?

I’ll start digging up some of the pictures of the cars later this week and get them posted. Some are probably on flickr, so I’ll track them down and get...

Updated the videos again

Alright, I have all the videos updated now. So every video that I’ve created thus far on the Project240z is now online with youtube and listed here on the videos...

Pulling the motor out of the Project 240z

In this video you'll see my pulling the 240z motor out of the car. Notice, the front end of the car dropping, I needed that to happen, just not on...

Website Update

I’ve quickly thrown a “skin” together for the website. Hope to get some more useful information up later this week.

Created a Videos Section

I’ve gone ahead and created a videos section of the Project240z website. As I create videos I’ll get them posted here. I also plan on posting all the videos of...

Project 240Z site begins

Welcome to the new Project240Z.com. We’ve thrown the software up, and quickly added a blog. In the coming days we’ll reskin the site and get more content posted.

Category 350z

Looking for another 350z

The time has come to revive the Project 350z. We are currently in the market for another car, (or V1 of Project350z if @Dozzle will sell it back). Looking for...

So long my friend, V3 lives in Florida now

Haven't kept the site up to date, but the 350z has shipped off to Florida to the new owner who has already ordered a bunch of parts to finish up...

STU 2003 Nissan 350z For Sale-Project350z V3

SOLD! 2003 Nissan 350z Touring $9000 Well, the time has come for V3 of Project350z.com to be put up for sale. Before we part it out we will post the...

350z at the Wilmington Summer and Blytheville ProSolo

So the 2016 ProSolo series is nearing its end, with the final two events of the year being held within 6 hours of the house, I entered both. The Wilmington...

2016 Wilmington ProSolo #1 and the 2016 Spring Nationals ProSolo and Champ Tour

So here we are, another month has gone by since the last blog post, time for an update here on the status of @Project350z. TL;DR: Crap So at the end...

Weekend progress on the 350z

It was a good weekend on the 350z, I made progress on pretty much everything I needed/wanted to do to start the 2016 season, with only the corner balance and...

How to drop 40lbs from your 2003 350z, new seats!

This weekend I spent some quality time finally working on the 350z before the upcoming autocross season (Dixie Champ Tour is coming up quickly).

350z Setup and Modifications for SCCA Autocross STU class

We'll try to keep this list updated with current modifications, and a list of past modifications as well as we build and compete our 350z in the SCCA STU autocross...

350z with XXR 531 18x11

Earlier today I took the leaking wheel/tire to Solo Performance Specialties to take the tire off the rim and take a look at the wheel and see what the damage...

Washing, Waxing and then Cleaning 350z Headlights

This weekend, being what is likely the last warm weekend of 2015, I decided it was time to wash/claybar/wax the 350z. The weather was beautiful, I spent most of Saturday...

Project350z V3, coming soon?

So the time has come, I am currently car shopping again. I've been threatening it for a while now, but with the 2015 Solo National Championships going on this week,...

Project350z #2 is gone

Well, the car was in my hands for almost three years (2 months shy), that is longer than I've owned any car since the first Project350z left my hands in...

2004 Nissan 350z Enthusiast model for sale, Half Moon Bay, CA (SOLD)

(SOLD) The time is nearing for when the 350z must be sold, so if you are interested hit me up 2004 350z Enthusiast, <75k miles, currently sits stock other than...

Undoing the modifications to the 350z, suspension and exhaust

So what did you do this weekend? Did you spend two days under your car? I basically did, well more like 1 day, but it was broken up over an...

Undoing the BSP 350z

This morning I began the process of converting the 350z back to stock, or close to stock. Mike Lane over on the east coast requested the control arms/custom bushings that...

For Sale (4) 18x10" +38 Enkei RPF1 w/ 710s

Asking $1600 local (delivery extra, I have small vehicles so transport is a pain). Currently located in Half Moon Bay, California, just south of San Francisco.

Mounting a video camera behind your car

Today was the first event in the San Francisco Region's slush series. I decided to head out and try to dust some of the rust off, and last night decided...

350z with a white stripe

I was looking around at Flickr today and happened to check out my "photo stats". The most viewed photo for the day (having just started according to the Flickr servers)...

2011 Solo Nationals Sunoco Fuels Pick The Winners Contest

For the past few weeks we've been putting together this years rendition of the Solo National Championships Pick The Winners Contest. The contest unfortunately hasn't run since 2008, due to...

2011 TireRack SCCA Solo Nationals

Anyone going to the TireRack SCCA Solo Nationals that is looking to split hotel costs? I'm flexible on arrival dates and locations, may even be willing to split costs on...

Installing the Hitch on the 350z, Time Lapse

If you want to read the details, check out yesterday's post. If you want to see the video, you are in the right place!

Installing the 350z Trailer Hitch

So the time finally came, or I finally got around to it, the hitch is now on our 2004 Nissan 350z.

Watching The Car Show

So I got home from work this evening, spent some time with the baby this evening, and now I am watching The Car Show (@carshow), a new series on Speed,...

Videos from AAS Round 8

Here are the photos from the American Autocross Series Round 8 from 7/3/2011. The car is of course our 2004 Nissan 350z in half prep for B Street Prepared.

Back in the saddle again

This morning I took off from our house around 6:10am and headed south on Highway 1. I was on the road to Marina, CA. The trip was nice and uneventful,...

The missing helmet! Natalie found it!

Over a year ago I realized that my Bell Helmet was missing. Somewhere on the move from Colorado to California it went off into its own world.

Autocrossing this sunday in Marina, CA

Alright, it's time to get back into the swing of things. The 2011 TireRack SCCA Solo Nationals are in two months, I need to try to get as much seat...

Old Project Z posts

I've been doing some work on SOLO2.ORG the past two evenings, working on restoring a bunch of my old blog posts from over there from the early days of the...

Let there be sound, and I'm going to Nationals (not in the 350z)

So I finally had it with listening to my Motorola Droid (Google Music and Pandora) for my commute. Why don't I have a stereo? Well back in February I ripped...

2011 SCCA Solo Nationals, should I stay or should I go?

So here we are, at the end of May 2011, and it's time to figure out if I'm going to the 2011 Tire Rack SCCA Solo National Championships in late...

Autocross 350z Modifications List

I realized recently that I didn't have an ongoing list of modifications for the 350z. So I figured I should create one. The idea is that this will be continually...

Project350z on Hiatus?

So things have slowed down for the Project350z, at least for a month or two. After running quite a few events in February, March and April, I haven't run an...

Color for the wrap has been decided

A week ago I posted a “question” on Facebook to see what color we should wrap the 350z in.

350z Stereo For Sale, Stealthbox Subwoofer

I took all of this stuff out of my car a few months ago and am just now getting around to selling.

What color should I wrap the 350z? You get to decide!

So I've wanted to do this for a while, and now I'm getting ready to pull the trigger.

Naked and famous

So the car is naked, well about as naked as it can be.

SPL control arms in BSP

So I finally heard back from SPL Pars regarding an email I sent a few weeks ago. I emailed them to ask if they could provide me the information on...

El Toro ProSolo Day 1

I just don't have the energy to do a full writeup for the ProSolo today, and to be honest, it won't happen Sunday, and likely not Monday either

Listen to the El Toro ProSolo Live

So today I did some testing with UStream and the FM Audio Broadcast at the El Toro ProSolo. I think I managed to come up with a way to broadcast...

Learning how to tune the suspension on a car

Have you ever wanted to learn how to tune the suspension on a car?

San Diego National Tour Autocross Runs

So here we are, one day after the tour and I have all 6 of my runs squared away on video. Now to get them blogged about, in order of...

San Diego National Tour Day 2

I was pretty down today. Going into the first set of runs I had a headache that didn't seem to want to go away and I wasn't happy with my...

San Diego National Tour Day 1

I'm worn out, so this will likely not be as long as it should be, but here's a quick summary of the day today.

San Diego National Tour Practice Day

Today was a practice day at the San Diego National Tour. This morning I took part in the Evolution School advantage program, basically you get a ton of seat time...

GoPro Firmware Upgrade

So if you read my postings a month or two ago you know I had trouble with the GoPro firmware last time around. Ended up bricking the camera and having...

Alignment done, at least for the road trip

So I didn't figure I was going to have time to do the alignment on the 350z over the next couple of days, and I wasn't sure that I really...

Lowering the suspension in reverse

So today I went back at the suspension of the car. Time lapse of lowering the suspension, in reverse The problem with the video is that I did the time...

The suspension is on!

So after a week of farting around with things the suspension is finally on the car!

Success! The bushings are removed from the upper control arms

Well it just goes to show you. Having the right tool for a job is the key to getting the job done right.

OEM Bushing Update

Today I went to a machine shop (twice as he wasn't open the first time) to try to have the bushings pressed out of the OEM upper control arms. Unfortunately...

Suspension, FAIL

No, the suspension didn't break, but man did murphy show up in full force today.

Suspension progress, none!

So I didn’t make any progress today, well not much at least. I spent the morning watching the baby while the wife got to get some much needed pampering time....

Weekend plans, suspension install

It will likely be a full weekend for me, lots of suspension work to do on the car. Though the biggest task might be making room in the garage so...

Suspension plans, sort of

So I wasn’t able to find a part that would make the SPL Upper Control Arms legal for BSP yet, though I am still looking.

The suspension is here! Now to fix it

My birthday gift (early) from my wife showed up today (I have the best wife ever!), a new suspension (well new to me) for the 350z. There's only one problem...

Top 10 PAX!

So I went to the autocross today, kind of a last minute thing, and boy am I glad I did.

Excellent customer service from GoPro

The night before an autocross, and I'm stoked for tomorrow, even if it rains (as forecasted). I got a replacement GoPro HD camera today in the mail.

350z Traction Control and Square Tires

So I experienced something while driving the 350z yesterday that I haven't experienced in quite a while. Typically the 350z comes with a staggered tire setup, meaning that the front...

350z Autocross Tire Pressures

So with all the blogging I've done over the years I have been unable to find any posts where I mentioned tire pressures!

Weighing the 350z at the Divisional

So there's been much debate (or really just many people telling me I am crazy) over on SCCAForums in the thread I started to discuss the proposed move of the...

Night before the Project 350z's first divisional

So today was a busy day, I had a lot to catch up on at work, training to provide internally, and a final to take this afternoon. After that I...

San Francisco Region SCCA Boondoggle 2011 Results

So today was the first day for a few things It was my first time running an autocross with the San Francisco Region of the SCCA. I must say things...

My GoPro HD Died

So I ran into a few issues today with my GoPro HD. I was working on the car, and was going to do another time lapse, even picked up a...

Prepping for the 350z Stud Install

I was going to do a blog post on ChrisHammond.com tonight with a video embedded that I took at the NASA Ames Research Center tweetup, but unfortunately the video I...

Nope those lug nuts won't fit

So I ran around Redwood City today over lunch, I needed to find some spacers and lug nuts to go along with the new studs that arrived today from www.soloperformance.com....

350z Tire/Wheel Fitment 18x10 inch 305 V710s

This evening after work I came home and cleared out the garage so that I could get the new wheels test fitted to see what all I was going to...

Wheels for a BSP 350z, ARP Studs, Sway Bars

So now that wheels and tires (used) are taken care of, at least for part of the season, I need to locate some longer/stronger wheel studs for the 350z.

350z BSP Parts Configuration

This post will be a continually updated (on project350z.com) list of parts (to buy) and configuration for the 350z preparation for SCCA Solo's BSP (B street prepared) Class. If you're...

Autocross Video from NorCalUFO 1/30/11

Sunday I partook in the NorCalUFO autocross, their second event of the year, my first attending since the baby was born in October. I got to the event and heard...

How do you travel with your video equipment?

So this isn't the blog post I had intended to write today, but I think it's a useful one nonetheless.

The 350z goes on a Diet

On Saturday the 350z went on a diet, losing (rough guess here) about 3% of it's total weight.

Buying an Autocross Helmet

If you're looking to buy an Autocross Helmet you should check out http://www.soloperformance.com/

350z Trailer Hitch, Take 2

So for my 2003 350z I had a custom trailer hitch built by a friend in St. Louis. It was hefty, mounting with ubolts through the bottom of the bumper...

Injen Super SES Installation on the 350z

If you followed the blog post earlier this week you already know that Injen came through and got me the replacement midpipes for my Super SES Exhaust which I removed...

Injen Customer Service Update! It rocks!

So a while back now I complained that I wasn't able to get any customer service from Injen Systems on the Super SES exhaust that was on my 350z when...

Decking out the Project350z in DotNetNuke

I don't have an Autocross event coming up for a couple weeks, but I couldn't wait, I had to do something to the car.

Race tire mounting in the San Francisco Bay Area (Peninsula)

So as I try to get ready for the 2011 autocross season I stopped into a tire shop the other day, the Les Schwab on El Camino in San Carlos,...

350Z Koni Shock Install

This post was originally posted on Solo2.org in June of 2004, but the site has gone away (it might come back) so the post was lost. I think I've corrected...

Look out, Vinyl Boy is back

So it has been over 2 years since I've had vinyl on a car, that will be changing in 2011. Look out for the upcoming transformation of the Project 350z!...

Unable to get any customer service from Injen Systems

So I've been trying for 4+ months now to get some customer service from Injen Systems for the Super SES Exhaust on my Nissan 350z that has a massive leak...

Buy a motor to build up?

So I am not sure where the 350z is ultimately headed. I think SSM in SCCA Autocross could be fun, though that will take some time and a lot of...

Injen Super SES exhaust removal, OEM 350z exhaust installation

If you've followed my struggles here on Project350z.com you know by now that my 2004 350z came (when I purchased it in January 2010) with an Injen Super SES exhaust...

How do you get better at Autocross?

This is often a question that people will ask when they first start autocrossing, or in my case, when they resume autocrossing after two years of not competing. Additional questions...

Injen Exhaust for a 350z, Still Leaking

So I still have an exhaust leak in the Injen Super SES System on my 2004 Nissan 350z. And I must say, I'm not too happy about it. I blogged...

Our first California Autocross, with video and photos

So today was the first time I've ever autocrossed in California, and the first time the car has seen an event since our runs at the Colorado event in January....

Nismo Cold Air Intake for a 350z

So when the Project350z was purchased in Colorado back in January it had a Nismo Cold Air Intake on it. Shortly thereafter I moved to California, and guess what? The...

Where'd the 350z go?

So it's been a while since I've done any updates here on Project350z.com, so here's a quick update.

On the road again, temporary tag for smog

So this weekend while my beautiful wife was in town (haven't seen her for three weeks!) I rented a car for the weekend? Why? Well, to be honest, the 350z...

Buying a modded car

Don't do it! Unless you buy it from a friend and know exactly what they did!

Always good after a wash and a wax

It has been quite a while, over a year, since I really spent some time washing a waxing a vehicle. My how time has flown, last year we spent time...

Dropping Weight in the 350z, for STR (now BSP)

This blog post will be gradually updated over time as I figure out how to drop weight in the 350z prepping it for STR in 2010 BSP for 2011.

Wheels for a 350z in STR

So I'm slowly starting to figure out what I need to do to get the car ready for the 2010 Autocross season. I've been looking around, reading the 2010 SCCA...

And so it begins, Project350z.com now has a project

So begins the latest project, Projectquattro.com has been disposed of, after the incident a few weeks ago, where it took out a light pole, it was time for the car...

2011 Autocross Schedule

Tentative Schedule

350Z Autocross Car Setup

Running in BS (B-Stock) for three years I learned a lot about the 350Z and the setup for the car. While I don't currently still have that car, I will...

Category Schedule

2024 St. Louis Region SCCA Solo Autocross Schedule

The 2024 St. Louis Region SCCA Solo Schedule was released just yesterday! It isn’t even up on their website, but we’ve got it here for you now!

2011 Autocross Schedule

Tentative Schedule

Category Nissan

Looking for another 350z

The time has come to revive the Project 350z. We are currently in the market for another car, (or V1 of Project350z if @Dozzle will sell it back). Looking for...

So long my friend, V3 lives in Florida now

Haven't kept the site up to date, but the 350z has shipped off to Florida to the new owner who has already ordered a bunch of parts to finish up...

STU 2003 Nissan 350z For Sale-Project350z V3

SOLD! 2003 Nissan 350z Touring $9000 Well, the time has come for V3 of Project350z.com to be put up for sale. Before we part it out we will post the...

350z at the Wilmington Summer and Blytheville ProSolo

So the 2016 ProSolo series is nearing its end, with the final two events of the year being held within 6 hours of the house, I entered both. The Wilmington...

2016 Wilmington ProSolo #1 and the 2016 Spring Nationals ProSolo and Champ Tour

So here we are, another month has gone by since the last blog post, time for an update here on the status of @Project350z. TL;DR: Crap So at the end...

Weekend progress on the 350z

It was a good weekend on the 350z, I made progress on pretty much everything I needed/wanted to do to start the 2016 season, with only the corner balance and...

How to drop 40lbs from your 2003 350z, new seats!

This weekend I spent some quality time finally working on the 350z before the upcoming autocross season (Dixie Champ Tour is coming up quickly).

350z Setup and Modifications for SCCA Autocross STU class

We'll try to keep this list updated with current modifications, and a list of past modifications as well as we build and compete our 350z in the SCCA STU autocross...

350z with XXR 531 18x11

Earlier today I took the leaking wheel/tire to Solo Performance Specialties to take the tire off the rim and take a look at the wheel and see what the damage...

Washing, Waxing and then Cleaning 350z Headlights

This weekend, being what is likely the last warm weekend of 2015, I decided it was time to wash/claybar/wax the 350z. The weather was beautiful, I spent most of Saturday...

Project350z V3, coming soon?

So the time has come, I am currently car shopping again. I've been threatening it for a while now, but with the 2015 Solo National Championships going on this week,...

Project350z #2 is gone

Well, the car was in my hands for almost three years (2 months shy), that is longer than I've owned any car since the first Project350z left my hands in...

2004 Nissan 350z Enthusiast model for sale, Half Moon Bay, CA (SOLD)

(SOLD) The time is nearing for when the 350z must be sold, so if you are interested hit me up 2004 350z Enthusiast, <75k miles, currently sits stock other than...

Undoing the modifications to the 350z, suspension and exhaust

So what did you do this weekend? Did you spend two days under your car? I basically did, well more like 1 day, but it was broken up over an...

Undoing the BSP 350z

This morning I began the process of converting the 350z back to stock, or close to stock. Mike Lane over on the east coast requested the control arms/custom bushings that...

For Sale (4) 18x10" +38 Enkei RPF1 w/ 710s

Asking $1600 local (delivery extra, I have small vehicles so transport is a pain). Currently located in Half Moon Bay, California, just south of San Francisco.

Mounting a video camera behind your car

Today was the first event in the San Francisco Region's slush series. I decided to head out and try to dust some of the rust off, and last night decided...

350z with a white stripe

I was looking around at Flickr today and happened to check out my "photo stats". The most viewed photo for the day (having just started according to the Flickr servers)...

2011 Solo Nationals Sunoco Fuels Pick The Winners Contest

For the past few weeks we've been putting together this years rendition of the Solo National Championships Pick The Winners Contest. The contest unfortunately hasn't run since 2008, due to...

2011 TireRack SCCA Solo Nationals

Anyone going to the TireRack SCCA Solo Nationals that is looking to split hotel costs? I'm flexible on arrival dates and locations, may even be willing to split costs on...

Installing the Hitch on the 350z, Time Lapse

If you want to read the details, check out yesterday's post. If you want to see the video, you are in the right place!

Installing the 350z Trailer Hitch

So the time finally came, or I finally got around to it, the hitch is now on our 2004 Nissan 350z.

Watching The Car Show

So I got home from work this evening, spent some time with the baby this evening, and now I am watching The Car Show (@carshow), a new series on Speed,...

Videos from AAS Round 8

Here are the photos from the American Autocross Series Round 8 from 7/3/2011. The car is of course our 2004 Nissan 350z in half prep for B Street Prepared.

Back in the saddle again

This morning I took off from our house around 6:10am and headed south on Highway 1. I was on the road to Marina, CA. The trip was nice and uneventful,...

The missing helmet! Natalie found it!

Over a year ago I realized that my Bell Helmet was missing. Somewhere on the move from Colorado to California it went off into its own world.

Autocrossing this sunday in Marina, CA

Alright, it's time to get back into the swing of things. The 2011 TireRack SCCA Solo Nationals are in two months, I need to try to get as much seat...

Old Project Z posts

I've been doing some work on SOLO2.ORG the past two evenings, working on restoring a bunch of my old blog posts from over there from the early days of the...

Let there be sound, and I'm going to Nationals (not in the 350z)

So I finally had it with listening to my Motorola Droid (Google Music and Pandora) for my commute. Why don't I have a stereo? Well back in February I ripped...

2011 SCCA Solo Nationals, should I stay or should I go?

So here we are, at the end of May 2011, and it's time to figure out if I'm going to the 2011 Tire Rack SCCA Solo National Championships in late...

Autocross 350z Modifications List

I realized recently that I didn't have an ongoing list of modifications for the 350z. So I figured I should create one. The idea is that this will be continually...

Project350z on Hiatus?

So things have slowed down for the Project350z, at least for a month or two. After running quite a few events in February, March and April, I haven't run an...

Color for the wrap has been decided

A week ago I posted a “question” on Facebook to see what color we should wrap the 350z in.

350z Stereo For Sale, Stealthbox Subwoofer

I took all of this stuff out of my car a few months ago and am just now getting around to selling.

What color should I wrap the 350z? You get to decide!

So I've wanted to do this for a while, and now I'm getting ready to pull the trigger.

Naked and famous

So the car is naked, well about as naked as it can be.

SPL control arms in BSP

So I finally heard back from SPL Pars regarding an email I sent a few weeks ago. I emailed them to ask if they could provide me the information on...

El Toro ProSolo Day 1

I just don't have the energy to do a full writeup for the ProSolo today, and to be honest, it won't happen Sunday, and likely not Monday either

Listen to the El Toro ProSolo Live

So today I did some testing with UStream and the FM Audio Broadcast at the El Toro ProSolo. I think I managed to come up with a way to broadcast...

Learning how to tune the suspension on a car

Have you ever wanted to learn how to tune the suspension on a car?

San Diego National Tour Autocross Runs

So here we are, one day after the tour and I have all 6 of my runs squared away on video. Now to get them blogged about, in order of...

San Diego National Tour Day 2

I was pretty down today. Going into the first set of runs I had a headache that didn't seem to want to go away and I wasn't happy with my...

San Diego National Tour Day 1

I'm worn out, so this will likely not be as long as it should be, but here's a quick summary of the day today.

San Diego National Tour Practice Day

Today was a practice day at the San Diego National Tour. This morning I took part in the Evolution School advantage program, basically you get a ton of seat time...

GoPro Firmware Upgrade

So if you read my postings a month or two ago you know I had trouble with the GoPro firmware last time around. Ended up bricking the camera and having...

Alignment done, at least for the road trip

So I didn't figure I was going to have time to do the alignment on the 350z over the next couple of days, and I wasn't sure that I really...

Lowering the suspension in reverse

So today I went back at the suspension of the car. Time lapse of lowering the suspension, in reverse The problem with the video is that I did the time...

The suspension is on!

So after a week of farting around with things the suspension is finally on the car!

Success! The bushings are removed from the upper control arms

Well it just goes to show you. Having the right tool for a job is the key to getting the job done right.

OEM Bushing Update

Today I went to a machine shop (twice as he wasn't open the first time) to try to have the bushings pressed out of the OEM upper control arms. Unfortunately...

Suspension, FAIL

No, the suspension didn't break, but man did murphy show up in full force today.

Suspension progress, none!

So I didn’t make any progress today, well not much at least. I spent the morning watching the baby while the wife got to get some much needed pampering time....

Weekend plans, suspension install

It will likely be a full weekend for me, lots of suspension work to do on the car. Though the biggest task might be making room in the garage so...

Suspension plans, sort of

So I wasn’t able to find a part that would make the SPL Upper Control Arms legal for BSP yet, though I am still looking.

The suspension is here! Now to fix it

My birthday gift (early) from my wife showed up today (I have the best wife ever!), a new suspension (well new to me) for the 350z. There's only one problem...

Top 10 PAX!

So I went to the autocross today, kind of a last minute thing, and boy am I glad I did.

Excellent customer service from GoPro

The night before an autocross, and I'm stoked for tomorrow, even if it rains (as forecasted). I got a replacement GoPro HD camera today in the mail.

350z Traction Control and Square Tires

So I experienced something while driving the 350z yesterday that I haven't experienced in quite a while. Typically the 350z comes with a staggered tire setup, meaning that the front...

350z Autocross Tire Pressures

So with all the blogging I've done over the years I have been unable to find any posts where I mentioned tire pressures!

Weighing the 350z at the Divisional

So there's been much debate (or really just many people telling me I am crazy) over on SCCAForums in the thread I started to discuss the proposed move of the...

Night before the Project 350z's first divisional

So today was a busy day, I had a lot to catch up on at work, training to provide internally, and a final to take this afternoon. After that I...

San Francisco Region SCCA Boondoggle 2011 Results

So today was the first day for a few things It was my first time running an autocross with the San Francisco Region of the SCCA. I must say things...

My GoPro HD Died

So I ran into a few issues today with my GoPro HD. I was working on the car, and was going to do another time lapse, even picked up a...

Prepping for the 350z Stud Install

I was going to do a blog post on ChrisHammond.com tonight with a video embedded that I took at the NASA Ames Research Center tweetup, but unfortunately the video I...

Nope those lug nuts won't fit

So I ran around Redwood City today over lunch, I needed to find some spacers and lug nuts to go along with the new studs that arrived today from www.soloperformance.com....

350z Tire/Wheel Fitment 18x10 inch 305 V710s

This evening after work I came home and cleared out the garage so that I could get the new wheels test fitted to see what all I was going to...

Wheels for a BSP 350z, ARP Studs, Sway Bars

So now that wheels and tires (used) are taken care of, at least for part of the season, I need to locate some longer/stronger wheel studs for the 350z.

350z BSP Parts Configuration

This post will be a continually updated (on project350z.com) list of parts (to buy) and configuration for the 350z preparation for SCCA Solo's BSP (B street prepared) Class. If you're...

Autocross Video from NorCalUFO 1/30/11

Sunday I partook in the NorCalUFO autocross, their second event of the year, my first attending since the baby was born in October. I got to the event and heard...

How do you travel with your video equipment?

So this isn't the blog post I had intended to write today, but I think it's a useful one nonetheless.

The 350z goes on a Diet

On Saturday the 350z went on a diet, losing (rough guess here) about 3% of it's total weight.

Buying an Autocross Helmet

If you're looking to buy an Autocross Helmet you should check out http://www.soloperformance.com/

350z Trailer Hitch, Take 2

So for my 2003 350z I had a custom trailer hitch built by a friend in St. Louis. It was hefty, mounting with ubolts through the bottom of the bumper...

Injen Super SES Installation on the 350z

If you followed the blog post earlier this week you already know that Injen came through and got me the replacement midpipes for my Super SES Exhaust which I removed...

Injen Customer Service Update! It rocks!

So a while back now I complained that I wasn't able to get any customer service from Injen Systems on the Super SES exhaust that was on my 350z when...

Decking out the Project350z in DotNetNuke

I don't have an Autocross event coming up for a couple weeks, but I couldn't wait, I had to do something to the car.

Race tire mounting in the San Francisco Bay Area (Peninsula)

So as I try to get ready for the 2011 autocross season I stopped into a tire shop the other day, the Les Schwab on El Camino in San Carlos,...

350Z Koni Shock Install

This post was originally posted on Solo2.org in June of 2004, but the site has gone away (it might come back) so the post was lost. I think I've corrected...

Look out, Vinyl Boy is back

So it has been over 2 years since I've had vinyl on a car, that will be changing in 2011. Look out for the upcoming transformation of the Project 350z!...

Unable to get any customer service from Injen Systems

So I've been trying for 4+ months now to get some customer service from Injen Systems for the Super SES Exhaust on my Nissan 350z that has a massive leak...

Buy a motor to build up?

So I am not sure where the 350z is ultimately headed. I think SSM in SCCA Autocross could be fun, though that will take some time and a lot of...

Injen Super SES exhaust removal, OEM 350z exhaust installation

If you've followed my struggles here on Project350z.com you know by now that my 2004 350z came (when I purchased it in January 2010) with an Injen Super SES exhaust...

How do you get better at Autocross?

This is often a question that people will ask when they first start autocrossing, or in my case, when they resume autocrossing after two years of not competing. Additional questions...

Injen Exhaust for a 350z, Still Leaking

So I still have an exhaust leak in the Injen Super SES System on my 2004 Nissan 350z. And I must say, I'm not too happy about it. I blogged...

Our first California Autocross, with video and photos

So today was the first time I've ever autocrossed in California, and the first time the car has seen an event since our runs at the Colorado event in January....

Nismo Cold Air Intake for a 350z

So when the Project350z was purchased in Colorado back in January it had a Nismo Cold Air Intake on it. Shortly thereafter I moved to California, and guess what? The...

Where'd the 350z go?

So it's been a while since I've done any updates here on Project350z.com, so here's a quick update.

On the road again, temporary tag for smog

So this weekend while my beautiful wife was in town (haven't seen her for three weeks!) I rented a car for the weekend? Why? Well, to be honest, the 350z...

Buying a modded car

Don't do it! Unless you buy it from a friend and know exactly what they did!

Always good after a wash and a wax

It has been quite a while, over a year, since I really spent some time washing a waxing a vehicle. My how time has flown, last year we spent time...

Dropping Weight in the 350z, for STR (now BSP)

This blog post will be gradually updated over time as I figure out how to drop weight in the 350z prepping it for STR in 2010 BSP for 2011.

Wheels for a 350z in STR

So I'm slowly starting to figure out what I need to do to get the car ready for the 2010 Autocross season. I've been looking around, reading the 2010 SCCA...

Category Setup

Why you should autocross

Autocross is an exciting and challenging motorsport that is quickly gaining popularity among car enthusiasts. It is a competitive event where drivers navigate a course that is laid out on...

Race Gear in St. Louis Missouri

Solo Performance Specialties is your one stop shop for all your autocross needs. They have a huge selection of tires, wheels, and suspension parts. They are located in St. Louis,...

One Year Later

I realized a couple of days ago that it had been 12 months since the FR-S met its unfortunate demise.

Parting out the Scion FR-S

The time has finally come, time that I finally have, to try to start getting the 2016 Scion FR-S parted out.

Autocross Crash and Why You Need Autocross Insurance

Hello there, long time no see…. Where has SpecFRS gone? Well here’s the story of how my autocross car came to a very sad demise, and a couple of tips...

2021 Events 1 and 2

So here we are, it’s 2021 already and you’ve hopefully started autocrossing again. We have had the car out to one two events so far.

2020 Season review

2020, the year that most people want to forget. It started out like any other year, a week into it though I was unemployed, getting let go for the first...

2020 Topeka ProSolo Results

Well that was a productive weekend! I left for Topeka Kansas on Friday morning after working for a few hours and stopped on the drive out for a few more...

2019 SpecFRS.com Season up to Nationals

View this post on Instagram A post shared by SpecFRS (@specfrs) on Apr 15, 2019 at 5:32pm PDT Where has the time gone? The 2019 season, at least Nationally, has...

Exceptional Results in Lincoln Nebraska!

Wow, what a week! Last Wednesday I loaded up the SpecFRS onto a borrowed trailer and left St. Louis the following morning to drive to Lincoln Nebraska for spring Nationals,...

2018 Blytheville ProSolo Results for SSC

In short, WOW. What an amazing weekend. I went into the weekend hopeful that I would drive the car well, and that I would be able to prove to myself...

First event in SSC

Today was the first St. Louis Region Solo event in the 2018 series, so it was the first time out in the car, and I must say, it was great...

Autocross alignment in St. Louis Missouri

With the parts installed on the car, it was time to get wheels and tires mounted/balanced and installed. I also needed to get an alignment on the car as I...

FR-S Bolt Pattern 5x100

Somehow a week ago when I ordered wheels for the FR-s I got it in my head that the bolt pattern was 5x114.3, but somehow I got it wrong (they...

Solo Spec Coupe Parts Installation

After a long couple of days working on the FR-S, interspersed with family events and other activities, I finally have the suspension components installed on the FR-S. If you're interested...

350z Setup and Modifications for SCCA Autocross STU class

We'll try to keep this list updated with current modifications, and a list of past modifications as well as we build and compete our 350z in the SCCA STU autocross...

What color should I wrap the 350z? You get to decide!

So I've wanted to do this for a while, and now I'm getting ready to pull the trigger.

Naked and famous

So the car is naked, well about as naked as it can be.

SPL control arms in BSP

So I finally heard back from SPL Pars regarding an email I sent a few weeks ago. I emailed them to ask if they could provide me the information on...

El Toro ProSolo Day 1

I just don't have the energy to do a full writeup for the ProSolo today, and to be honest, it won't happen Sunday, and likely not Monday either

Listen to the El Toro ProSolo Live

So today I did some testing with UStream and the FM Audio Broadcast at the El Toro ProSolo. I think I managed to come up with a way to broadcast...

Learning how to tune the suspension on a car

Have you ever wanted to learn how to tune the suspension on a car?

San Diego National Tour Autocross Runs

So here we are, one day after the tour and I have all 6 of my runs squared away on video. Now to get them blogged about, in order of...

San Diego National Tour Day 2

I was pretty down today. Going into the first set of runs I had a headache that didn't seem to want to go away and I wasn't happy with my...

San Diego National Tour Day 1

I'm worn out, so this will likely not be as long as it should be, but here's a quick summary of the day today.

San Diego National Tour Practice Day

Today was a practice day at the San Diego National Tour. This morning I took part in the Evolution School advantage program, basically you get a ton of seat time...

GoPro Firmware Upgrade

So if you read my postings a month or two ago you know I had trouble with the GoPro firmware last time around. Ended up bricking the camera and having...

Alignment done, at least for the road trip

So I didn't figure I was going to have time to do the alignment on the 350z over the next couple of days, and I wasn't sure that I really...

Lowering the suspension in reverse

So today I went back at the suspension of the car. Time lapse of lowering the suspension, in reverse The problem with the video is that I did the time...

The suspension is on!

So after a week of farting around with things the suspension is finally on the car!

Success! The bushings are removed from the upper control arms

Well it just goes to show you. Having the right tool for a job is the key to getting the job done right.

OEM Bushing Update

Today I went to a machine shop (twice as he wasn't open the first time) to try to have the bushings pressed out of the OEM upper control arms. Unfortunately...

Suspension, FAIL

No, the suspension didn't break, but man did murphy show up in full force today.

Suspension progress, none!

So I didn’t make any progress today, well not much at least. I spent the morning watching the baby while the wife got to get some much needed pampering time....

Weekend plans, suspension install

It will likely be a full weekend for me, lots of suspension work to do on the car. Though the biggest task might be making room in the garage so...

Suspension plans, sort of

So I wasn’t able to find a part that would make the SPL Upper Control Arms legal for BSP yet, though I am still looking.

The suspension is here! Now to fix it

My birthday gift (early) from my wife showed up today (I have the best wife ever!), a new suspension (well new to me) for the 350z. There's only one problem...

Top 10 PAX!

So I went to the autocross today, kind of a last minute thing, and boy am I glad I did.

Excellent customer service from GoPro

The night before an autocross, and I'm stoked for tomorrow, even if it rains (as forecasted). I got a replacement GoPro HD camera today in the mail.

350z Traction Control and Square Tires

So I experienced something while driving the 350z yesterday that I haven't experienced in quite a while. Typically the 350z comes with a staggered tire setup, meaning that the front...

350z Autocross Tire Pressures

So with all the blogging I've done over the years I have been unable to find any posts where I mentioned tire pressures!

Weighing the 350z at the Divisional

So there's been much debate (or really just many people telling me I am crazy) over on SCCAForums in the thread I started to discuss the proposed move of the...

Night before the Project 350z's first divisional

So today was a busy day, I had a lot to catch up on at work, training to provide internally, and a final to take this afternoon. After that I...

San Francisco Region SCCA Boondoggle 2011 Results

So today was the first day for a few things It was my first time running an autocross with the San Francisco Region of the SCCA. I must say things...

My GoPro HD Died

So I ran into a few issues today with my GoPro HD. I was working on the car, and was going to do another time lapse, even picked up a...

Prepping for the 350z Stud Install

I was going to do a blog post on ChrisHammond.com tonight with a video embedded that I took at the NASA Ames Research Center tweetup, but unfortunately the video I...

Nope those lug nuts won't fit

So I ran around Redwood City today over lunch, I needed to find some spacers and lug nuts to go along with the new studs that arrived today from www.soloperformance.com....

350z Tire/Wheel Fitment 18x10 inch 305 V710s

This evening after work I came home and cleared out the garage so that I could get the new wheels test fitted to see what all I was going to...

Wheels for a BSP 350z, ARP Studs, Sway Bars

So now that wheels and tires (used) are taken care of, at least for part of the season, I need to locate some longer/stronger wheel studs for the 350z.

350z BSP Parts Configuration

This post will be a continually updated (on project350z.com) list of parts (to buy) and configuration for the 350z preparation for SCCA Solo's BSP (B street prepared) Class. If you're...

Autocross Video from NorCalUFO 1/30/11

Sunday I partook in the NorCalUFO autocross, their second event of the year, my first attending since the baby was born in October. I got to the event and heard...

How do you travel with your video equipment?

So this isn't the blog post I had intended to write today, but I think it's a useful one nonetheless.

The 350z goes on a Diet

On Saturday the 350z went on a diet, losing (rough guess here) about 3% of it's total weight.

Buying an Autocross Helmet

If you're looking to buy an Autocross Helmet you should check out http://www.soloperformance.com/

350z Trailer Hitch, Take 2

So for my 2003 350z I had a custom trailer hitch built by a friend in St. Louis. It was hefty, mounting with ubolts through the bottom of the bumper...

Injen Super SES Installation on the 350z

If you followed the blog post earlier this week you already know that Injen came through and got me the replacement midpipes for my Super SES Exhaust which I removed...

Injen Customer Service Update! It rocks!

So a while back now I complained that I wasn't able to get any customer service from Injen Systems on the Super SES exhaust that was on my 350z when...

Decking out the Project350z in DotNetNuke

I don't have an Autocross event coming up for a couple weeks, but I couldn't wait, I had to do something to the car.

Race tire mounting in the San Francisco Bay Area (Peninsula)

So as I try to get ready for the 2011 autocross season I stopped into a tire shop the other day, the Les Schwab on El Camino in San Carlos,...

350Z Koni Shock Install

This post was originally posted on Solo2.org in June of 2004, but the site has gone away (it might come back) so the post was lost. I think I've corrected...

Look out, Vinyl Boy is back

So it has been over 2 years since I've had vinyl on a car, that will be changing in 2011. Look out for the upcoming transformation of the Project 350z!...

Unable to get any customer service from Injen Systems

So I've been trying for 4+ months now to get some customer service from Injen Systems for the Super SES Exhaust on my Nissan 350z that has a massive leak...

Buy a motor to build up?

So I am not sure where the 350z is ultimately headed. I think SSM in SCCA Autocross could be fun, though that will take some time and a lot of...

Injen Super SES exhaust removal, OEM 350z exhaust installation

If you've followed my struggles here on Project350z.com you know by now that my 2004 350z came (when I purchased it in January 2010) with an Injen Super SES exhaust...

How do you get better at Autocross?

This is often a question that people will ask when they first start autocrossing, or in my case, when they resume autocrossing after two years of not competing. Additional questions...

Injen Exhaust for a 350z, Still Leaking

So I still have an exhaust leak in the Injen Super SES System on my 2004 Nissan 350z. And I must say, I'm not too happy about it. I blogged...

Our first California Autocross, with video and photos

So today was the first time I've ever autocrossed in California, and the first time the car has seen an event since our runs at the Colorado event in January....

Nismo Cold Air Intake for a 350z

So when the Project350z was purchased in Colorado back in January it had a Nismo Cold Air Intake on it. Shortly thereafter I moved to California, and guess what? The...

Where'd the 350z go?

So it's been a while since I've done any updates here on Project350z.com, so here's a quick update.

On the road again, temporary tag for smog

So this weekend while my beautiful wife was in town (haven't seen her for three weeks!) I rented a car for the weekend? Why? Well, to be honest, the 350z...

Buying a modded car

Don't do it! Unless you buy it from a friend and know exactly what they did!

Always good after a wash and a wax

It has been quite a while, over a year, since I really spent some time washing a waxing a vehicle. My how time has flown, last year we spent time...

Dropping Weight in the 350z, for STR (now BSP)

This blog post will be gradually updated over time as I figure out how to drop weight in the 350z prepping it for STR in 2010 BSP for 2011.

Wheels for a 350z in STR

So I'm slowly starting to figure out what I need to do to get the car ready for the 2010 Autocross season. I've been looking around, reading the 2010 SCCA...

Category Autocross

Autocross Trophies, do you need them or want them?

Here in the St. Louis region, you used to compete for a trophy at every event you entered. You could stick around after the event, and if you qualified, you...

Information about the Vitour Tempesta P1

If you’re looking for information on the Vitour Tempesta P1 tire for the sport of autocross you’ve come to the right place!

2024 St. Louis Region SCCA Solo Autocross Schedule

The 2024 St. Louis Region SCCA Solo Schedule was released just yesterday! It isn’t even up on their website, but we’ve got it here for you now!

Hello World, AutocrossBlog.com is live!

AutocrossBlog.com is a culmination of two decades of autocrossing and way too many different cars and car websites over the years.

Why you should autocross

Autocross is an exciting and challenging motorsport that is quickly gaining popularity among car enthusiasts. It is a competitive event where drivers navigate a course that is laid out on...

Race Gear in St. Louis Missouri

Solo Performance Specialties is your one stop shop for all your autocross needs. They have a huge selection of tires, wheels, and suspension parts. They are located in St. Louis,...

One Year Later

I realized a couple of days ago that it had been 12 months since the FR-S met its unfortunate demise.

Parting out the Scion FR-S

The time has finally come, time that I finally have, to try to start getting the 2016 Scion FR-S parted out.

Autocross Crash and Why You Need Autocross Insurance

Hello there, long time no see…. Where has SpecFRS gone? Well here’s the story of how my autocross car came to a very sad demise, and a couple of tips...

2021 Events 1 and 2

So here we are, it’s 2021 already and you’ve hopefully started autocrossing again. We have had the car out to one two events so far.

2020 Season review

2020, the year that most people want to forget. It started out like any other year, a week into it though I was unemployed, getting let go for the first...

2020 Topeka ProSolo Results

Well that was a productive weekend! I left for Topeka Kansas on Friday morning after working for a few hours and stopped on the drive out for a few more...

2019 SpecFRS.com Season up to Nationals

View this post on Instagram A post shared by SpecFRS (@specfrs) on Apr 15, 2019 at 5:32pm PDT Where has the time gone? The 2019 season, at least Nationally, has...

SpecFRS at the 2018 ProSolo Finale

This post is coming 6 months (maybe more?) too late, but at least it is coming. The 2018 ProSolo Finale and Solo National Championships was a week of ups and...

Exceptional Results in Lincoln Nebraska!

Wow, what a week! Last Wednesday I loaded up the SpecFRS onto a borrowed trailer and left St. Louis the following morning to drive to Lincoln Nebraska for spring Nationals,...

2018 Blytheville ProSolo Results for SSC

In short, WOW. What an amazing weekend. I went into the weekend hopeful that I would drive the car well, and that I would be able to prove to myself...

SSC Contingency Opportunities

So one of the ways to help supplement the cost of autocross at a National level with the SCCA is to participate in their contingency programs. There are a variety...

First event in SSC

Today was the first St. Louis Region Solo event in the 2018 series, so it was the first time out in the car, and I must say, it was great...

Autocross alignment in St. Louis Missouri

With the parts installed on the car, it was time to get wheels and tires mounted/balanced and installed. I also needed to get an alignment on the car as I...

FR-S Bolt Pattern 5x100

Somehow a week ago when I ordered wheels for the FR-s I got it in my head that the bolt pattern was 5x114.3, but somehow I got it wrong (they...

Solo Spec Coupe Parts Installation

After a long couple of days working on the FR-S, interspersed with family events and other activities, I finally have the suspension components installed on the FR-S. If you're interested...

What is SSC? Solo Spec Coupe

Solo Spec Coupe. SSC. The next big thing in SCCA Autocross.

Category Toyota

SpecFRS at the 2018 ProSolo Finale

This post is coming 6 months (maybe more?) too late, but at least it is coming. The 2018 ProSolo Finale and Solo National Championships was a week of ups and...

Exceptional Results in Lincoln Nebraska!

Wow, what a week! Last Wednesday I loaded up the SpecFRS onto a borrowed trailer and left St. Louis the following morning to drive to Lincoln Nebraska for spring Nationals,...

2018 Blytheville ProSolo Results for SSC

In short, WOW. What an amazing weekend. I went into the weekend hopeful that I would drive the car well, and that I would be able to prove to myself...

SSC Contingency Opportunities

So one of the ways to help supplement the cost of autocross at a National level with the SCCA is to participate in their contingency programs. There are a variety...

FR-S Bolt Pattern 5x100

Somehow a week ago when I ordered wheels for the FR-s I got it in my head that the bolt pattern was 5x114.3, but somehow I got it wrong (they...

Solo Spec Coupe Parts Installation

After a long couple of days working on the FR-S, interspersed with family events and other activities, I finally have the suspension components installed on the FR-S. If you're interested...

New ride for 2018, my 2016 Scion FR-S

I have been scouring the interwebs for a good month or so looking for the perfect FR-S for my SSC build, and came across the one via Autotrader. I reached...

What is SSC? Solo Spec Coupe

Solo Spec Coupe. SSC. The next big thing in SCCA Autocross.

Category Scion

2018 Blytheville ProSolo Results for SSC

In short, WOW. What an amazing weekend. I went into the weekend hopeful that I would drive the car well, and that I would be able to prove to myself...

SSC Contingency Opportunities

So one of the ways to help supplement the cost of autocross at a National level with the SCCA is to participate in their contingency programs. There are a variety...

First event in SSC

Today was the first St. Louis Region Solo event in the 2018 series, so it was the first time out in the car, and I must say, it was great...

Autocross alignment in St. Louis Missouri

With the parts installed on the car, it was time to get wheels and tires mounted/balanced and installed. I also needed to get an alignment on the car as I...

FR-S Bolt Pattern 5x100

Somehow a week ago when I ordered wheels for the FR-s I got it in my head that the bolt pattern was 5x114.3, but somehow I got it wrong (they...

New ride for 2018, my 2016 Scion FR-S

I have been scouring the interwebs for a good month or so looking for the perfect FR-S for my SSC build, and came across the one via Autotrader. I reached...

What is SSC? Solo Spec Coupe

Solo Spec Coupe. SSC. The next big thing in SCCA Autocross.

Category FR-S

Why you should autocross

Autocross is an exciting and challenging motorsport that is quickly gaining popularity among car enthusiasts. It is a competitive event where drivers navigate a course that is laid out on...

Race Gear in St. Louis Missouri

Solo Performance Specialties is your one stop shop for all your autocross needs. They have a huge selection of tires, wheels, and suspension parts. They are located in St. Louis,...

One Year Later

I realized a couple of days ago that it had been 12 months since the FR-S met its unfortunate demise.

Parting out the Scion FR-S

The time has finally come, time that I finally have, to try to start getting the 2016 Scion FR-S parted out.

Autocross Crash and Why You Need Autocross Insurance

Hello there, long time no see…. Where has SpecFRS gone? Well here’s the story of how my autocross car came to a very sad demise, and a couple of tips...

2021 Events 1 and 2

So here we are, it’s 2021 already and you’ve hopefully started autocrossing again. We have had the car out to one two events so far.

2020 Season review

2020, the year that most people want to forget. It started out like any other year, a week into it though I was unemployed, getting let go for the first...

2020 Topeka ProSolo Results

Well that was a productive weekend! I left for Topeka Kansas on Friday morning after working for a few hours and stopped on the drive out for a few more...

2019 SpecFRS.com Season up to Nationals

View this post on Instagram A post shared by SpecFRS (@specfrs) on Apr 15, 2019 at 5:32pm PDT Where has the time gone? The 2019 season, at least Nationally, has...

SpecFRS at the 2018 ProSolo Finale

This post is coming 6 months (maybe more?) too late, but at least it is coming. The 2018 ProSolo Finale and Solo National Championships was a week of ups and...

Exceptional Results in Lincoln Nebraska!

Wow, what a week! Last Wednesday I loaded up the SpecFRS onto a borrowed trailer and left St. Louis the following morning to drive to Lincoln Nebraska for spring Nationals,...

2018 Blytheville ProSolo Results for SSC

In short, WOW. What an amazing weekend. I went into the weekend hopeful that I would drive the car well, and that I would be able to prove to myself...

SSC Contingency Opportunities

So one of the ways to help supplement the cost of autocross at a National level with the SCCA is to participate in their contingency programs. There are a variety...

First event in SSC

Today was the first St. Louis Region Solo event in the 2018 series, so it was the first time out in the car, and I must say, it was great...

Autocross alignment in St. Louis Missouri

With the parts installed on the car, it was time to get wheels and tires mounted/balanced and installed. I also needed to get an alignment on the car as I...

FR-S Bolt Pattern 5x100

Somehow a week ago when I ordered wheels for the FR-s I got it in my head that the bolt pattern was 5x114.3, but somehow I got it wrong (they...

Solo Spec Coupe Parts Installation

After a long couple of days working on the FR-S, interspersed with family events and other activities, I finally have the suspension components installed on the FR-S. If you're interested...

New ride for 2018, my 2016 Scion FR-S

I have been scouring the interwebs for a good month or so looking for the perfect FR-S for my SSC build, and came across the one via Autotrader. I reached...

What is SSC? Solo Spec Coupe

Solo Spec Coupe. SSC. The next big thing in SCCA Autocross.

Category Subaru

What is SSC? Solo Spec Coupe

Solo Spec Coupe. SSC. The next big thing in SCCA Autocross.

Category BRZ

What is SSC? Solo Spec Coupe

Solo Spec Coupe. SSC. The next big thing in SCCA Autocross.

Category SSC

Why you should autocross

Autocross is an exciting and challenging motorsport that is quickly gaining popularity among car enthusiasts. It is a competitive event where drivers navigate a course that is laid out on...

Race Gear in St. Louis Missouri

Solo Performance Specialties is your one stop shop for all your autocross needs. They have a huge selection of tires, wheels, and suspension parts. They are located in St. Louis,...

One Year Later

I realized a couple of days ago that it had been 12 months since the FR-S met its unfortunate demise.

Parting out the Scion FR-S

The time has finally come, time that I finally have, to try to start getting the 2016 Scion FR-S parted out.

Autocross Crash and Why You Need Autocross Insurance

Hello there, long time no see…. Where has SpecFRS gone? Well here’s the story of how my autocross car came to a very sad demise, and a couple of tips...

2021 Events 1 and 2

So here we are, it’s 2021 already and you’ve hopefully started autocrossing again. We have had the car out to one two events so far.

2020 Season review

2020, the year that most people want to forget. It started out like any other year, a week into it though I was unemployed, getting let go for the first...

2020 Topeka ProSolo Results

Well that was a productive weekend! I left for Topeka Kansas on Friday morning after working for a few hours and stopped on the drive out for a few more...

2019 SpecFRS.com Season up to Nationals

View this post on Instagram A post shared by SpecFRS (@specfrs) on Apr 15, 2019 at 5:32pm PDT Where has the time gone? The 2019 season, at least Nationally, has...

SpecFRS at the 2018 ProSolo Finale

This post is coming 6 months (maybe more?) too late, but at least it is coming. The 2018 ProSolo Finale and Solo National Championships was a week of ups and...

Exceptional Results in Lincoln Nebraska!

Wow, what a week! Last Wednesday I loaded up the SpecFRS onto a borrowed trailer and left St. Louis the following morning to drive to Lincoln Nebraska for spring Nationals,...

SSC kits reach 100 sales

The TireRack has announced that they have sold their 100th SSC kit! I have some insider knowledge that says they sold it before the Spring Nationals, but the announcement just...

2018 Blytheville ProSolo Results for SSC

In short, WOW. What an amazing weekend. I went into the weekend hopeful that I would drive the car well, and that I would be able to prove to myself...

SSC Contingency Opportunities

So one of the ways to help supplement the cost of autocross at a National level with the SCCA is to participate in their contingency programs. There are a variety...

First event in SSC

Today was the first St. Louis Region Solo event in the 2018 series, so it was the first time out in the car, and I must say, it was great...

Autocross alignment in St. Louis Missouri

With the parts installed on the car, it was time to get wheels and tires mounted/balanced and installed. I also needed to get an alignment on the car as I...

FR-S Bolt Pattern 5x100

Somehow a week ago when I ordered wheels for the FR-s I got it in my head that the bolt pattern was 5x114.3, but somehow I got it wrong (they...

Solo Spec Coupe Parts Installation

After a long couple of days working on the FR-S, interspersed with family events and other activities, I finally have the suspension components installed on the FR-S. If you're interested...

What is SSC? Solo Spec Coupe

Solo Spec Coupe. SSC. The next big thing in SCCA Autocross.

Category Install

Autocross alignment in St. Louis Missouri

With the parts installed on the car, it was time to get wheels and tires mounted/balanced and installed. I also needed to get an alignment on the car as I...

FR-S Bolt Pattern 5x100

Somehow a week ago when I ordered wheels for the FR-s I got it in my head that the bolt pattern was 5x114.3, but somehow I got it wrong (they...

Solo Spec Coupe Parts Installation

After a long couple of days working on the FR-S, interspersed with family events and other activities, I finally have the suspension components installed on the FR-S. If you're interested...

Category Accident

Why you should autocross

Autocross is an exciting and challenging motorsport that is quickly gaining popularity among car enthusiasts. It is a competitive event where drivers navigate a course that is laid out on...

Race Gear in St. Louis Missouri

Solo Performance Specialties is your one stop shop for all your autocross needs. They have a huge selection of tires, wheels, and suspension parts. They are located in St. Louis,...

One Year Later

I realized a couple of days ago that it had been 12 months since the FR-S met its unfortunate demise.

Parting out the Scion FR-S

The time has finally come, time that I finally have, to try to start getting the 2016 Scion FR-S parted out.

Autocross Crash and Why You Need Autocross Insurance

Hello there, long time no see…. Where has SpecFRS gone? Well here’s the story of how my autocross car came to a very sad demise, and a couple of tips...

Category Supplies

Why you should autocross

Autocross is an exciting and challenging motorsport that is quickly gaining popularity among car enthusiasts. It is a competitive event where drivers navigate a course that is laid out on...

Race Gear in St. Louis Missouri

Solo Performance Specialties is your one stop shop for all your autocross needs. They have a huge selection of tires, wheels, and suspension parts. They are located in St. Louis,...

Category Gear

Why you should autocross

Autocross is an exciting and challenging motorsport that is quickly gaining popularity among car enthusiasts. It is a competitive event where drivers navigate a course that is laid out on...

Race Gear in St. Louis Missouri

Solo Performance Specialties is your one stop shop for all your autocross needs. They have a huge selection of tires, wheels, and suspension parts. They are located in St. Louis,...

Category St. Louis

2024 St. Louis Region SCCA Solo Autocross Schedule

The 2024 St. Louis Region SCCA Solo Schedule was released just yesterday! It isn’t even up on their website, but we’ve got it here for you now!

Why you should autocross

Autocross is an exciting and challenging motorsport that is quickly gaining popularity among car enthusiasts. It is a competitive event where drivers navigate a course that is laid out on...

Race Gear in St. Louis Missouri

Solo Performance Specialties is your one stop shop for all your autocross needs. They have a huge selection of tires, wheels, and suspension parts. They are located in St. Louis,...

Category Site

Hello World, AutocrossBlog.com is live!

AutocrossBlog.com is a culmination of two decades of autocrossing and way too many different cars and car websites over the years.

Category SCCA

2024 St. Louis Region SCCA Solo Autocross Schedule

The 2024 St. Louis Region SCCA Solo Schedule was released just yesterday! It isn’t even up on their website, but we’ve got it here for you now!

Category tires

Information about the Vitour Tempesta P1

If you’re looking for information on the Vitour Tempesta P1 tire for the sport of autocross you’ve come to the right place!

Category trophies

Autocross Trophies, do you need them or want them?

Here in the St. Louis region, you used to compete for a trophy at every event you entered. You could stick around after the event, and if you qualified, you...

Category regions

Autocross Trophies, do you need them or want them?

Here in the St. Louis region, you used to compete for a trophy at every event you entered. You could stick around after the event, and if you qualified, you...