Just thought it was time to tell you what a kick it is driving your engine to work every day … the Cadillac add where the beautiful woman asks “when you turn your car on does it return the favor” makes me smile every time as I think about strapping into my old 1970 1602 beater and roaring off to work. I hope you are delivering lots of engines and making lots of people happy. Thanks again!
I thought you might get a kick out of my most recent racing videos. I went racing at Putnam Park this last weekend. We had a 13 car field and I did pretty well qualifying 1st and finishing 1st in both races. Needless to say, my car was running pretty well and I seemed to drive it okay. My setup was a bit different than most of my competitors in that I was running 5/32″ shaved tires that started with three heat cycles prior to the weekend and my rear camber was maxed out. Most guys were running 3/32″ shaved tires with less rear camber… I’m not sure if the added rubber helped, but my car was stuck in the corners!
The motor ran really strong and more than a year after building at Metric Mechanic, I’m still very happy with it! In fact, I might need to start sand bagging a bit to keep people from complaining.
Rear facing video (watch first) – https://vimeo.com/42179085
Front facing video – https://vimeo.com/42172213
I hope you enjoy!
The new differential is in the car and working great. Thanks for making the BMW experience fun. All the best!
Just thought you’d like some feedback…I installed your System 3000 exhaust on my stock 1984 533i with 165,000 miles on it. Really nice sound! Not too loud but certainly aggressive at rpm! Many thanks!
I just wanted to let you know that the cam timing was out for some reason, I re-adjusted it last night but was unable to drive it until this morning and let me tell you it is the fastest most amazing E-36 I have ever driven!!!!!! I have been in the business for 28yrs and have not met and or dealt with a better group than you guy’s have down there!your knowledge, Tech support and your willingness to help have been more than we could have ever asked for..We look forward to future project’s with you..I will call and keep you updated as we go along and will also send some pic’s as we add future update’s to the body, suspension etc….
I would like to say thank you to all of you at Metric Mechanic. You have a unique business and are a huge source of knowledge. I would especially like to say thanks to Jim Rowe who I had talked to several times over the last couple of years. His knowledge of BMW engines is phenomenal. He made the sale before I ever even purchased a thing. Thanks for all your time on the phone, it paid off! Another big thanks to Teddy who’s shear enthusiasm is contagious. Thank you for helping me get the best components money can buy in the BMW engine market. To say the least I am impressed. I just recently purchased the 2.9 sport pistons, cam and springs. I went with S50 rods to complement the overall package. The customer is very excited over this build. I also had some M42 main caps machined to accept the updated 360deg thrust bearings. If Teddy hadn’t of said anything about it I would have never known. Thanks again, your knowledge once again is priceless. I have included several pictures on the progress of both engines. Enjoy!
Thought you might like to know that the re-rebuilt tranny worked just fine last weekend at BeaveRun for the PVGP, BMW CCA CR race, and it did double duty with the VRG running of a “Trans-Am”–didn’t look like any of the starting grids I remember, but it sure was fun–started next to last in that one, finished 4th (I think) and from 6th on grid to 3 in the BMW race.–Sure were a bunch of shocked 6 cylinder drivers!!!! Thanks for a job well done, and then re-done!