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jm1602
11-06-2005, 06:01 PM
Pulled the motor today and mounted it on the stand.
Overhead shot of the motor.

jm1602
11-06-2005, 06:02 PM
Car minus the hood.

jm1602
11-06-2005, 06:03 PM
Carbs on the shelf.

jm1602
11-06-2005, 06:04 PM
Engine without carbs.

jm1602
11-06-2005, 06:06 PM
Radiator. It's no wonder these things are notorious for running hot, it's tiny.

jm1602
11-06-2005, 06:08 PM
On the hoist

jm1602
11-06-2005, 06:09 PM
And out!

jm1602
11-06-2005, 06:11 PM
Engine on the stand.

jm1602
11-06-2005, 06:16 PM
This last shot of the engine on the stand next to the car says it all. Not that bad a job, took me roughly a day.

Next step is to remove the transmission, drive shaft, rear side glass, brake booster and crap from the engine bay. Collect all the wires in the bay wrap 'em up and bag 'em. Take out the seats then off for paint.

Then the dreaded engine tear down.

jm1602
11-06-2005, 06:16 PM
Dagnabit.

Justin e36
11-07-2005, 11:47 AM
That's a serious project you're undertaking! Looking good! .. what are your plans? Original restore?

jm1602
11-07-2005, 11:59 AM
Engine bay is going to be painted along with the rest of the car and some minor rust issues dealt with.

As you can see from the pictures the motor has been leaking oil from several places. Also have major blow by so it's pretty tired and in need of rebore, rings. Crank needs to be checked along with bearings. Have a refurbished head with 292 performance cam up at Marcus Glarners. Might do 9.5:1 pistons but with the price of gas where it was this summer I'm not so sure I want to commit to putting Sunoco 94 into it all the time.

Big job for sure but I couldn't keep driving it the way it was.

paul christians
11-07-2005, 11:50 PM
Like I said before, it is going to be so sweet..

jm1602
11-08-2005, 07:53 PM
Thank god no more trips under the car for a while.

jm1602
11-08-2005, 07:55 PM
Center bearing is toast so there's one more thing for the list.

Just some odds and sods now before it goes to the body shop. Then it'll be time to tackle the engine.

jp02ti
11-09-2005, 09:22 PM
this is inspirational.

jm1602
11-09-2005, 10:06 PM
Took the brake booster off tonight, looks like I'll need a new master. Seals are gone and it's rusted to hell because of brake fluid leak. Decided Gino is going to have to paint around the main wiring. That 30 year old copper is just way to fragile to mess with.

Just rear side glass, passenger seat and gas tank to remove before I take the pressure washer to it. Then off to the bodyshop maybe this Friday or Monday morning more like.

Was looking at a 250 ft. lb torque wrench today. Thinking about that crank pully you know.

paul christians
11-09-2005, 10:24 PM
cool..take pic of the stages if you can..

craz azn
11-09-2005, 11:07 PM
John, I would take out the wires man, more cleaner job afterwards... Dude, when you going to Ginos? I need to go there too. Richard suggested I get my new 'project' painted there as he is probably the cheapest place to get it done.....

Richards not gonna be back for at least another week since he is down in Florida... damn I guess I have to wait until then *mumble* meh.... Anyhow.. man your car is comin along nice.... JP is right, it is inspirational :)

tominizer
11-10-2005, 08:38 AM
I remember when I did this exact same thing to that '69 2002 I had (that I sold before finishing). And I agree with Rudy. Carefully take out all the wiring. If it's in that bad shape, put it down on the floor and pull out the soldering iron.............. start replacing that bad parts. Electrical system is important and considering you're going to all this effort, may as well take the time to finish everything rite while it's all apart.

Rite now I'm doing a complete tear down and restoration on an E30 M3. Tear down is now finished and I'm in the process of rebuilding it all. The '69 2002 was a hell of a lot simpler and yet the E30 M3 has been more enjoyable........... as it was a Texas car with no rust or seized up parts. I also had another E30 M3 Canadian car for parts and I cursed a swore like mad at that car as she was a biatch to tear down for parts cause everything was Canadian-ized............ rusted, seized up, dirty, etc, etc. That pig got me cut up and bleeding more times then I want to remember.

Anyways, good luck with the project. Hope your garage is insulated !!!!

Gamite
11-10-2005, 02:33 PM
great pics, keep em comming

jm1602
11-11-2005, 12:19 PM
John, I would take out the wires man, more cleaner job afterwards... Dude, when you going to Ginos? I need to go there too. Richard suggested I get my new 'project' painted there as he is probably the cheapest place to get it done.....

Richards not gonna be back for at least another week since he is down in Florida... damn I guess I have to wait until then *mumble* meh.... Anyhow.. man your car is comin along nice.... JP is right, it is inspirational :)

Car is going to Gino's on Monday. Took the wires off last night, rear windows and trim. Justs the seats and the tank and I'm done. Picked up a 250 ft lb torque wrench today for $80.