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adam325i 06-12-2012 02:28 AM

Darla cranks my engine....another M50 build
 
Haters please find somewhere else to go. If you have constructive criticism, Ill listen to it. Ive done lots of research before Ive started this, but if you have some hints and tips please share!

Thanks for looking!

Starting off with a 1990 325i 2dr
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7059/6...fd8e2cc2_n.jpg

Unbolted a dirty ole rear subframe
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7208/6...871f4508_n.jpg

Taken down to bare metal, sway bar reinforcements and Toe/Camber plates welded in place, Epoxy primed.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7186/6...64d501f9_n.jpg

Painted with 75D Poly subframe and trailing arm bushings

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7261/6...73071c17_n.jpg

Engine bay looks dirty old and tired.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7046/6...a7f546a4_n.jpg

Out with the old

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/7109/6...dc6b9bd4_n.jpg

To prepare with the new.....ish M50tu25

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6051/6...8bde7a6f5a.jpg

Engine bay degreased. Deleting Washer fluid, power steering, A/C, ABS. Going to cut the wires out that arn't needed anymore and tuck it through the fender. Also be doing a slight shave on the bay and stich up the front end.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7231/7...22fd49a4ab.jpg

Front subframe and ect taken out. Will be getting the same treatment as the rear. Have a e36 M3 rack to go in along with new bushing control arms, ball joints, tie rods etc. engine mount reinforcements

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7217/7...ca0b50cc09.jpg

Im currently pulling all the seam sealer out and the carpet out to clean up some rust thats starting.

Project will be on hold for abit as I aquired another e30 I need to do some work on to move to the back yard as driveway space is getting limited as well garage is full. Need to finish up a turbo mk2 supra then work will start on this again.

cormier 06-12-2012 12:02 PM

Why you think people will hate? Lol it looks great IMO!

Keep up the good work! Have everything planned out swap-wise it looks like, but is anything still up in the air?

El Gato Liso 06-12-2012 12:07 PM

you have the plastic thermostat housing on the m50. take that junk off and put a metal one on! its a cheap upgrade!!

MaxBell 06-12-2012 01:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by El Gato Liso (Post 1570654)
you have the plastic thermostat housing on the m50. take that junk off and put a metal one on! its a cheap upgrade!!

Yeh, that will crack pretty quick.

I'm gunna be hatin' because there are now too many M50 swapped E30s around. Makes me feel less good about myself.

Jokes jokes, looks good. *wiggle*

adam325i 06-12-2012 02:21 PM

Thanks for the kind words. That picture of the engine was right after i got it from the junk yard. Got it out of a E34 that was in a front end collision so the plastic thermostat housing was cracked anyways.

Ordered a nice list from pelican parts. FYI for anybody that orders there housing it comes with a gasket even tho it doesn't say.

Engine will have new rear main seal, water pump, pan gasket, valve cover gasket, ebay headers but I bought the long tube ones. I hear they will work but some persuasion will have to be used.

As for the brake booster I plan on moving it over .5'' and weld half a clevis on the existing clevis so the pedal and rod wont bind. I've heard it will and wont work so ill try it since its free and if it doesn't ill get another booster.

Maxbell you should start hatin somemore because I have TRM c1's aswell*wiggle* but in black and love them!

matty.dc 06-12-2012 05:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MaxBell (Post 1570666)
Yeh, that will crack pretty quick.

I'm gunna be hatin' because there are now too many M50 swapped E30s around. Makes me feel less good about myself.

Jokes jokes, looks good. *wiggle*

Thats why you have to swap in an OBDI S52 :) (thread to follow) :)

adam325i 06-12-2012 05:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by matty.dc (Post 1570694)
Thats why you have to swap in an OBDI S52 :) (thread to follow) :)

This is going to be a build to follow! I've seen the parts so far and getting excited for him lol

propr'one 06-12-2012 08:49 PM

nice project. Why are you deleting the windshield washer? Dedicated track car?

adam325i 06-12-2012 08:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by propr'one (Post 1570725)
nice project. Why are you deleting the windshield washer? Dedicated track car?

The car will only be used in the summer for track and road. Washer pumps arnt kind to me and just have problems with them. Never had it in my daily e30. Just in the winter sucks lol.

adam325i 06-13-2012 05:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cormier (Post 1570650)
Keep up the good work! Have everything planned out swap-wise it looks like, but is anything still up in the air?

Thanks! Im reading thru your build thread. Amazing work! I see that you used an automatic engine harness.

The harness that I have is auto aswell. What wires and stuff do I need to remove to make it work? Anything would be great help! :)

MaxBell 06-13-2012 07:19 AM

There's not really much you have to remove for the auto harness to work. Here's the start of my questions from my build thread.

http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=231332

El Gato Liso 06-13-2012 09:23 AM

i used an auto harness. i didnt remove anything! what i did was chop off the diagnostics port by mistake thinking it was for the transmission...but i just have to find time to resolder that back on lol

adam325i 06-13-2012 02:44 PM

Thanks guys! I'll end up cutting whatever's not needed with the engine harness. I've got a spare just in case.

adam325i 08-01-2012 01:43 AM

Not much progress has been made due to flooding in the basement and got rear-ended and have a sore back and neck.

Sitting on the computer looking around and found something i was interested in.

I present to you a M54b30 crankshaft and head and block!

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7133/7...39d52e6c_b.jpg

Block sitting on the ground and its new home right above it.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8141/7...138000f3_b.jpg

If anybody is throwing out a non vanos m50 camshaft, id be happy to take it off your hands, if not ill just grab one out of the junk yard.

If you have any knowledge of this m50 stroker s50 clone engine, please let me know. Thats all for now!

El Gato Liso 08-01-2012 02:20 AM

hey adam ill take a look for the stuff this weekend. been so busy with a lot.

also, i have the m50 cams exhaust and intake, but from a vanos. i'll take it you need just the intake cam?


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