Good enough to eat

Just a bit of an update on my BMW (specifically, the DTA ECU it runs on).  After rushing to get a replacement unit in the car back in July and prove it worthy enough for a 300 mile trip without issue (former configuration was using hall sensors which really, really gave me a headache in June...

So Ratty!

One thing I take for granted in this area is how many unique cars come out to our local events.  Each month Hooter’s holds a large car show with trophies, games, music, etc., and the number of cool cars is constantly increasing.  Last night I saw a bunch of cars that I’ve never seen before from old Ford “vanagon” looking things to crazy rat rods and rail dragsters.  Of course you’ll find your expected classic Camaro and Mustang as well.  Anyway – check below for some shots from this...

Shady Brook 8-31

Today was a great day!  It was about 78F all day long and turned into a very nice, very mild evening.  I brought my camera (5D Mark II + 85mm 1.2L II) to the weekly Shady Brook meet.  I snagged some decent shots and am happy with them all.  Thought I’d...

Little Red E30

Before leaving for vacation I had washed this little red car and buffed the hood and fenders with compound.  I haven’t paid it much attention because I’ve got a number of other projects going on so I thought I should get some proper video of this car.  Its a 1987 325E 4-door but I’ve pulled the M20B27 out and replaced it with an M50B25TU.  I’ve also gone and cleaned everything up and powdercoated the valve cover, oil pain, and other bits.  Its a really clean swap.  All that remains is finishing up the exhaust really.  Ultimately I want to re-install the AC later but that can wait for now.  All in all its a fun...

New-Sweden IS UP!

Hey guys – just letting everyone know that I’ve recently face-lifted the New-Sweden website.  Part of the facelift involved creating a web shop where I will feature hard to find or specialty items that you may not be able to get at your typical stores.  But, most of all, the...

DTA Forum Started

One of the sites I’ve most recently started is DTAForum.com.  I can’t take credit for the gaining popularity because really a former forum that was very popular with the DTA ECU community ceased to work.  The old forum was hosted by the owner of Pyscode.com (Nigel, I believe). ...

Bimmerfest East!

Bimmerfest East 2011 was a success!  I managed to get my car rewired, electrical issues sorted, detailed, and out to Jay’s on Friday to install a UUC short shifter.  Then, Saturday morning, we made our way from Pottstown, PA to Aberdeen, MD.  The car performed great (other than a...