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Zip Tie Repairs During a Race?

Here’s the latest on one popular mechanic and his team who turned a junkyard engine into a $500 budget racer and what happened on the track necessitating the second cousin of duct tape repairs.


Turning Your Used Car into an Endurance Racer

In today’s article you will get to witness the final endurance race results about a popular YouTube mechanic from the ChrisFix YouTube channel who---in a previous race had a disappointing 15th-lap engine fail---returns to the racetrack once again in the "24 Hours of LEMONS" race.

Earlier we had learned about what to do with a used car that needs to go with news about the "24 Hours of LEMONS” race---a series of race events in which teams of at least four drivers compete up to 24 hours in a race consisting of old cars that have been purchased and made race ready with a budget of $500 or less.

As a follow up to the article “From Wreck to Race Car on a Budget Bucket List” we learned about the mechanic’s latest attempts in preparation for a chance to regain respect and accolades as he and his team worked hard to rebuild their race dream wreck into a serious contender against over 100 other teams in this popular endurance race event.

Will Chris Fix and his team be successful? Will redemption be achieved?

Watch the earlier videos linked above and this recent video below as Chris takes a 2004 BMW 330 xi with nearly 240,000 miles on it that he and his team converted into an endurance budget racer and shows what it takes to build one, how his budget was kept to under $500, and just how much affordable fun is possible with your old used car. But just remember to keep a bag of zip ties handy!

What it Actually Takes to Race a $500 Car for 24 Hours!

And finally…

For semi-related articles featuring non-tradition and unrecommended repairs, here are a few for your amusement:

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Car Repair Scam Outed by Mechanic is a Lesson to Car Owners

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Timothy Boyer is a Torque News automotive reporter based in Cincinnati. Experienced with early car restorations, he regularly restores older vehicles with engine modifications for improved performance. Follow Tim on Twitter at @TimBoyerWrites for daily new and used vehicle news.

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