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steve k.

The first car that was part of KGB Racing was a 2000 BMW Z3 Coupe. 2,8 litter of pure BMW power :) That is the car that i took to my first autocross and it earned me a 3rd place in Novice Class in 2001. This was my first ever new car and my second BMW. This is also the only car i really miss.

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steve k.

The first car that was part of KGB Racing was a 2000 BMW Z3 Coupe. 2,8 litter of pure BMW power :) That is the car that i took to my first autocross and it earned me a 3rd place in Novice Class in 2001. This was my first ever new car and my second BMW. This is also the only car i really miss.


steve k.

For the last few years i have been trying to prevent my car from lifting the inside rear tire during right hand sweeper. The latest changes finally worked. Removing the rear sway bar and installing 800lb springs did the trick.

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steve k.

For the last few years i have been trying to prevent my car from lifting the inside rear tire during right hand sweeper. The latest changes finally worked. Removing the rear sway bar and installing 800lb springs did the trick. racinricpix's Flick Photostreem (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43812942@N06/sets/72157624308119207/)


steve k.

Fuel delivery has been installed and tested. It is now time to set up all of the electrical parts. Wiring under the hood was cleaned up., since there is a lot more of it coming. Battery cable is now terminated at junction block. A new lead runs from there to the starter. Another distribution block was set up for all positive connectors under the hood. They all used to terminate on the starter. That was a bit messy.

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steve k.

Fuel delivery has been installed and tested. It is now time to set up all of the electrical parts. Wiring under the hood was cleaned up., since there is a lot more of it coming. Battery cable is now terminated at junction block. A new lead runs from there to the starter. Another distribution block was set up for all positive connectors under the hood. They all used to terminate on the starter. That was a bit messy.


steve k.

First thing that EFI requires is a 2 fuel line. One feeding the fuel injectors and the other to return access fuel back to the tank. A stock BMW 2002 only has one line. It;s a plastic line that runs inside the cab and was designed to feed the carburetor at 3.5 PSI. The news system will put out about 50 PSI.

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steve k.

First thing that EFI requires is a 2 fuel line. One feeding the fuel injectors and the other to return access fuel back to the tank. A stock BMW 2002 only has one line. It;s a plastic line that runs inside the cab and was designed to feed the carburetor at 3.5 PSI. The news system will put out about 50 PSI.


steve k.

After driving with a big 533 alternator for a few years i finally replaced it with something a little more speedy. This one if from Performance Distributors and is 6lb and produces 50 AMP.

Installation is not too complicated. The smaller of the mounting holes

is threaded for the M8 bolt, same size as used for 2002 alternator

mounting. A spacer was used to place the alternator in the proper

spot.

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steve k.

After driving with a big 533 alternator for a few years i finally replaced it with something a little more speedy. This one if from Performance Distributors and is 6lb and produces 50 AMP. Installation is not too complicated. The smaller of the mounting holes is threaded for the M8 bolt, same size as used for 2002 alternator mounting. A spacer was used to place the alternator in the proper spot.


steve k.

A little late into the off-season but planning is over and installation has started. Over the next few weeks I am going to re-plumb the car with high pressure line and fittings that came from LPI Racing (http://www.lpiracing.com), fuel pump that came from 2002 Haus (http://www.2002haus.com), header from Ireland Engineering (http://www.bmw2002.com), throttle bodies from Extrudabody, (http://www.extrudabody.com/) clean up wiring under the hood, remove all old ignition and fuel supply parts, and install Electromotive TECgt from Sias Tuning (http://www.siastuning.com).

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steve k.

A little late into the off-season but planning is over and installation has started. Over the next few weeks I am going to re-plumb the car with high pressure line and fittings that came from LPI Racing (http://www.lpiracing.com), fuel pump that came from 2002 Haus (http://www.2002haus.com), header from Ireland Engineering (http://www.bmw2002.com), throttle bodies from Extrudabody, (http://www.extrudabody.com/) clean up wiring under the hood, remove all old ignition and fuel supply parts, and install Electromotive TECgt from Sias Tuning (http://www.siastuning.com).


steve k.

Trophy at Nationals

Steve Kupper of KGB-Racing takes 7th place at SCCA Solo Nationals in Lincoln, NE. Andrew Quigley took 21st in a very competitive F Street Prepared. For the second year in a row a rear wheel drive car takes the first

place in FSP. It was Iain Mannix's 1968 BMW 2002 Driven by David

Fauth. David took a commanding lead after day one on the east course.

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steve k.

Trophy at Nationals

Steve Kupper of KGB-Racing takes 7th place at SCCA Solo Nationals in Lincoln, NE. Andrew Quigley took 21st in a very competitive F Street Prepared. For the second year in a row a rear wheel drive car takes the first place in FSP. It was Iain Mannix's 1968 BMW 2002 Driven by David Fauth. David took a commanding lead after day one on the east course.


steve k.

Ignition issues

As some of you might have heard about 2 weeks prior to the Nationals and right after the head was rebuilt, the car started to misfire badly. I found the misfire of cylinder #1 and thought it was due to a leaking gasket that is on the water neck and the first intake. After fixing that, the misfire did not go away. And what i discovered is that the misfire was on cylinders #1 and #3.

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steve k.

Ignition issues

As some of you might have heard about 2 weeks prior to the Nationals and right after the head was rebuilt, the car started to misfire badly. I found the misfire of cylinder #1 and thought it was due to a leaking gasket that is on the water neck and the first intake. After fixing that, the misfire did not go away. And what i discovered is that the misfire was on cylinders #1 and #3.


steve k.

Broken Rockers

A few broken rockers did not stop KGB-Racing BMW 2002 from attending SCCA Solo Nationals in Lincoln, NE.

Three weeks prior to the departure date at American Autocross Series

event at Marina CA a disaster struck. In the end of the day car lost

power and start making a lot of noise from the engine bay. Fear we had

was that the bearing were gone, but to a pleasant surprise, after

taking the valve cover off we discovered that the problem was in the

head. Exhaust rocker for #1 piston was broken. The pad fell off and

was sitting in two pieces next to the valve spring. Lucky for us it

did not fall into any oil passages.

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steve k.

Broken Rockers

A few broken rockers did not stop KGB-Racing BMW 2002 from attending SCCA Solo Nationals in Lincoln, NE. Three weeks prior to the departure date at American Autocross Series event at Marina CA a disaster struck. In the end of the day car lost power and start making a lot of noise from the engine bay. Fear we had was that the bearing were gone, but to a pleasant surprise, after taking the valve cover off we discovered that the problem was in the head. Exhaust rocker for #1 piston was broken. The pad fell off and was sitting in two pieces next to the valve spring. Lucky for us it did not fall into any oil passages.


steve k.

Fuel Pump

Carter fuel pump that has been running in the car for about 4 years

has died at the last SFR SCCA event at Golden Gate Fields after one

run. Golden Gate Field is usually good for KGB-Racing with multiple

PAX placing in top 10. This time we had to push the car back on the

trailer :)

New fuel pump was acquired from Gottelli Speed Shop in

South San Francisco and we were racing again in Stockton with

Sacramento Chapter.

steve k.

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steve k.

Fuel Pump

Carter fuel pump that has been running in the car for about 4 years has died at the last SFR SCCA event at Golden Gate Fields after one run. Golden Gate Field is usually good for KGB-Racing with multiple PAX placing in top 10. This time we had to push the car back on the trailer :) New fuel pump was acquired from Gottelli Speed Shop in South San Francisco and we were racing again in Stockton with Sacramento Chapter. steve k.


steve k.

Last Event of the Season

The last event of the regular season for SFR SCCA is on September 10th. We are currently in 1st and hoping to stay that way. Come and join us. More information about the event is available at http://www.sfrscca.org/solo2 Steve K.


steve k.

Last weekend was the second annual Shriner Children's Hospital Charity

Event hosted by Sacramento Chapter of SCCA. KGB-Racing car number 26

was present to compete in FSP on Saturday June 10th with the best time

of 55.5 seconds on the second run. The course resembled a 5 leaf

clover with a lot of surface changes going from concrete to asphalt. 2

member of BMW 2002 FAQ (http://www.bmw2002faq.com),

Norm and Ali (index.php?option=com_gallery2 Itemid=29 g2_itemId=1357), have joined Steve K. in F Street Prepared. Norm driving

a 2000CS and Ali with his flat black 2002. For the photos and video

from the event please visit our gallery (index.php?option=com_gallery2 Itemid=29 g2_itemId=1298).

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