Thursday, June 23, 2011

I was once told . . .

That a neat and orderly garage is conducive to good work. So after the help of some friends and purchase of a new toolbox, the garage now looks like this:




I was also told that organization is the key to success. So I raided Mrs. Zero's DYMO and got to organizing:

:D

-=PJ

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The Patients

Here are some pics of the two patients currently on the stand:

Left: M42*
Right: 5.0L
*Yes the 4 cylinder is bigger than the 8 cylinder in size

Both are currently torn down to a shortblock state:

Checking PtV on the 5.0L at the Old House


M42 Shortblock


M42 Head


Trunk full of goodies
Left: 5.0L Engine/Transmission Plate and Ford Distributor
Semi-Center: Bilstein/H&R M3 Race suspension
Right: 5.0L GT40P heads (rebuilt by me :D) + Valve covers

-=PJ

Stuff in my Garage

I've finally completed all of the pages for the stuff that resides here at the garage!!

To view, click on the links somewhere over there ======>

-=PJ

Monday, June 20, 2011

Welcome to the Garage

Welcome to Strike Zero's Garage!!

This is my little spot to share a my automotive/powersport/motorsport hobby.

During the day, I'm just an ordinary guy making a living in Information Technology. Yes, I am your average computer nerd and my entire house is the equivalent to a small data center . . . LOL!!

However, after I put down the keyboard and mouse, I tend to pickup wrenches and ratchets to do two things:
  1. Maintain all the vehicles for DD use and road trip operation
  2. Build some really neat cars!!
No I can't weld or design trick suspension parts, but I think I do ok my little two car garage for a weekender :D

I've participated in several AutoX and tracks events with SCR-SCCA, Tarheel Sportscar Club/Triangle Z Club, NASA, BMWCCA, and Asphalt Ventures. I did pretty well in 2006 with SCR-SCCA and took the Street Modified title in my 325is (no it did not have a M3 motor, turbos, or a V12).

Currently in the garage and driveway:
  • 1988 Volvo 780
  • 1993 BMW 318is: Gas Sipper
  • 1993 BMW 325is => 350is: Track Rat
  • 1994 BMW 530i
  • 1997 BMW 740i
  • 1998 Honda VFR800FI
  • 2000 Dodge Dakota: V8
Everything is driveway is manual transmission (except the Volvo and the 740i . . . but you will see that change here in the blogs in the coming months) and ready to make a road trip (except the 325is/350is - more on that later :D)

Enough of the intro and welcome . . . Look forward to updates and snips about the on-going projects of Strike Zero's Garage!!



Howdy!!

-=PJ