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Matthew C Smith
01-08-2002, 12:24 AM
there are a few of mine here down at the bottom

http://www.rose-hulman.edu/~smithm3/intake_manifold_with_heatshield.htm

(sorry, they're too big to attach)

Ben 93 325is
01-26-2002, 12:59 AM
My M50 93 325is

GaryH
01-27-2002, 01:37 AM
Here is my engine compartment in a state of disarray - changing intake manifold gasket.

Yes, that's a supercharger on the lower left.

<img src="http://us.f1.yahoofs.com/users/341a8225/bc/M3-Intake+Manifold+Gasket/DCP_3863.jpg?bc.o5U8AZsYl5M.b">

Matthew C Smith
01-27-2002, 02:21 AM
hey Gary,

the picture's not showing up.

GaryH
01-27-2002, 04:52 AM
Looks like the yahoo link I used contains some kind of session
info. I also can't see the picture I linked into my message when
I use a different computer. Anyone ever link a picture from
yahoo's briefcase or photo section successfully?

I'll attach the pic instead...
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Here is my engine compartment in a state of disarray - changing
intake manifold gasket.

Yes, that's a supercharger on the lower left.

GaryH
01-27-2002, 05:03 AM
Here are some more pics before I took the car apart (again).
Noticed my custom intake? The intake goes all the way down
to the back of the front airdam where the K&N is located. The
K&N sits behind the airdam and is above the gravel guard so
rain cannot make its way into the filter.

GaryH
01-27-2002, 05:09 AM
Fabricated by yours truely.

GaryH
01-27-2002, 05:18 AM
Hey Matthew, is that a lift in your garage?
I was looking for one about a year ago and
gave up on the idea. Is that a benpak you have?
Does your garage have 10ft ceilings? Mine does,
but I only have a two car garage so I would probably
lose a space since the width of my garage is not
that wide.

Gary

djbeemer
01-27-2002, 08:14 AM
heres mine:

http://www.nellyville.com/beemer/engine.jpg

Matthew C Smith
01-27-2002, 11:06 AM
Originally posted by GaryH
Hey Matthew, is that a lift in your garage?
I was looking for one about a year ago and
gave up on the idea. Is that a benpak you have?
Does your garage have 10ft ceilings? Mine does,
but I only have a two car garage so I would probably
lose a space since the width of my garage is not
that wide.

Gary

Yes that is a lift.

The ceilng is 8 feet in most of the garage except for the bay with the lift. The ceiling there is about 12 feet at it's lowest point. It slopes with the roof line.

Is it a double bay or one large double door?
If it's a double bay you might be able to get away with it with something like this....

http://www.backyardbuddy.com/standardlift.jpg

It's about 9 1/2' wide and you can get 63" of lift with it. Only problem there is that you might have to worry about the car hitting the ceiling or if you have an overhead door opener you might hit that depending on how deep you garage is.

If you've got any other questions let me know.

GaryH
01-27-2002, 01:08 PM
Ah, it's a backyard buddy lift. If you don't mind me asking, how much was it? Did you install it yourself? How long did it take to install?

My garage has one large double door. Roof line is 10ft all around.
The door will be a problem and I would have to get one of those
folding door that go up to the roof line. My door is a solid double
door.

Originally posted by Matthew C Smith


Yes that is a lift.

The ceilng is 8 feet in most of the garage except for the bay with the lift. The ceiling there is about 12 feet at it's lowest point. It slopes with the roof line.

Is it a double bay or one large double door?
If it's a double bay you might be able to get away with it with something like this....

http://www.backyardbuddy.com/standardlift.jpg

It's about 9 1/2' wide and you can get 63" of lift with it. Only problem there is that you might have to worry about the car hitting the ceiling or if you have an overhead door opener you might hit that depending on how deep you garage is.

If you've got any other questions let me know.

Matthew C Smith
01-27-2002, 01:38 PM
Gary,

The lift is not from back yard buddies, that's just a really easy site that has a lot of pretty good information on lifts for residencial use.

Here are a few things that I wrote up on other forums..... (sorry I'm just getting tired of repeating myself)

http://www.bimmermods.com/forums/uploads/showthread.php?s=&threadid=805&highlight=lift

Just scroll down a little bit, it's there.

You're garage door does present a problem though, you're right. A garage door repair or whatever guy came and rerouted a track up that followed the roof line (that's the only part that we didn't fool with). We did lose the power door though, which isn't so great.

EMPOWERD
01-29-2002, 04:12 PM
http://www.dtmpower.net/featured_car/september/Dscn5828.jpg

GaryH
01-29-2002, 11:53 PM
Nice -- How much HP are you running (to the rear wheels)?
How much did that conversion cost you? I figured if I ever blow
the supercharged S14 engine, I may go with the E36 M3 engine.
Gary
92 GMC Typhoon
91 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
89 BMW M3 Supercharged
87 Toyota Supra Turbo 420hp
84 Toyota Supra Turbo 550hp
82 Celica GT 50hp (worn engine)


Originally posted by empowerd
http://www.dtmpower.net/featured_car/september/Dscn5828.jpg

EMPOWERD
01-30-2002, 12:18 AM
Gary,

I haven't had a chance to dyno the car as it sits 'cause theres still some things I have to work out (like #3 piston rings:( )... on that note, I might drop in some 8:1 JE pistons and bump the boost up to 12 or 15psi... but then I'll need a different fuel/ignition system (basically undecided). It should pull around 300rwHP with the current setup @8psi. I did dyno it before the blower install with the current mods:

-1999 3.2L transplant
-1995 3.0L intake plenum
-OBD1 conversion
-cold air intake (no help on the dyno)
-bored T-body
-Genie full lenght headers
-full dual 2.25" exhaust
-HiFlo cats, Brullen muffler
-custom GIAC chip
-lightweight flywheel


results?..... 222.9rwHP

Cost? The motor alone (read: block and head) was $5300 U.S. from Alabama (Vines Automotive). After the install with all the hardware it came to about $10,000 CDN. The blower is another story 'cause I received a full sponsorship from Vortech Engineering.

Stay tuned and maybe if all goes well, I'd like to hit 380rwHP.?!?

TurboBMW
02-01-2002, 03:15 AM
Everybody here has a really clean and awesome looking engine bay...im too embarrassed to show mine. :)

GaryH
02-01-2002, 04:52 AM
223rwhp is not bad at all!

I should be around 230-240 rwhp with the supercharger (hey, it's a 4 cylinder so that's not too shabby, but compared to 380rwhp, my car will bow to yours :)...... But you will bow to my supra :).

Gary

Originally posted by empowerd
Gary,

I haven't had a chance to dyno the car as it sits 'cause theres still some things I have to work out (like #3 piston rings:( )... on that note, I might drop in some 8:1 JE pistons and bump the boost up to 12 or 15psi... but then I'll need a different fuel/ignition system (basically undecided). It should pull around 300rwHP with the current setup @8psi. I did dyno it before the blower install with the current mods:

-1999 3.2L transplant
-1995 3.0L intake plenum
-OBD1 conversion
-cold air intake (no help on the dyno)
-bored T-body
-Genie full lenght headers
-full dual 2.25" exhaust
-HiFlo cats, Brullen muffler
-custom GIAC chip
-lightweight flywheel


results?..... 222.9rwHP

Cost? The motor alone (read: block and head) was $5300 U.S. from Alabama (Vines Automotive). After the install with all the hardware it came to about $10,000 CDN. The blower is another story 'cause I received a full sponsorship from Vortech Engineering.

Stay tuned and maybe if all goes well, I'd like to hit 380rwHP.?!?

Matthew C Smith
02-05-2002, 05:30 PM
Looks beautiful Randy!

Keep up the good work on it!

M54TU Schnitzer
02-15-2002, 09:56 PM
Here is mine:

M54TU Schnitzer
02-15-2002, 09:57 PM
Here is another one.

M52_Alpina
02-24-2002, 04:12 PM
nice and clean M54TU_Schnitzer

S50_boy
02-28-2002, 02:01 AM
randy...your car is sweet...i love the S50 engin...i would die to have your car....i really love the colour..whats you 1/4mile time???

EMPOWERD
02-28-2002, 02:03 AM
12.1 .... unfortunately the motor isn't an S50, rather an M50/B32 The "S" is only reserved for the Euro versions (I wish). Thanks again for the props!

E30M3.2
03-01-2002, 05:00 PM
Here is a pic of mine....
carl

GaryH
03-01-2002, 08:01 PM
That is an awesome supercharged E30 M3. How much for the conversion/transplant? Did you do it yourself?

I transplanted a '87 Supra Turbo engine in an 84 Supra nonturbo supra. If I had to do a transplant to my M3, I would put an E36 engine in my E30 M3 and install an AA turbo kit.

Gary

92 GMC Typhoon
91 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
89 BMW M3 Supercharged
87 Toyota Supra Turbo 420hp
84 Toyota Supra Turbo 550hp
82 Celica GT 50hp (worn engine)

E30M3.2
03-04-2002, 06:14 PM
I never really added up the cost of the total conversion. I guess cause I am scared to see how much money I put into it. I did all of the work myself. Those supra's are fast my friend has a 89' with some work done to it.

carl

MarkPike
03-06-2002, 04:33 PM
~190K miles
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