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Old 11-08-2010, 02:18 AM   #151
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Nice new Sparco, thanks to Rudy!

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Old 11-08-2010, 08:25 AM   #152
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Old 11-08-2010, 01:41 PM   #153
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Old 11-08-2010, 01:42 PM   #154
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if your planning to use the car at track schools, they usually require matching seats and harnesses for both driver and instructor.... I see 2 in the pic.
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Old 11-08-2010, 01:43 PM   #155
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He is buying a different seat for the passenger.
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Old 11-11-2010, 03:40 PM   #156
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More goodies have arrived. Oil line and fittings, Gauges and senders.

Got a great deal on all this from Summit Racing. Can't go wrong at $25 per gauge!





There was a little bag with stickers and whatnot in the box. But look at the other sweet Freebie!!! Hahaha:




So just waiting on some little things from Bimmerworld and the Oil Cooler. Engine should be running again next week.
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Old 11-11-2010, 06:12 PM   #157
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nice stuff. whats planned for the oil distribution block?
this is my fav design so far

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum....php?t=1507107
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Old 11-11-2010, 06:17 PM   #158
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nice stuff. whats planned for the oil distribution block?
this is my fav design so far

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum....php?t=1507107
That's a decent design. I'm using Bimmerworlds. It's much simpler.

Also isn't a very good place to mount the Oil Pressure sender.
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Old 11-11-2010, 06:38 PM   #159
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yea now that i read through all of the comments under the diy I can see where other designs are better, i guess i was just impressed the guy came up with that on his own. however his microphone jack and computer monitor connection are genious!
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Old 11-16-2010, 10:07 PM   #160
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Today I got the gauges mounted. Not wired yet though.

Drilled the holes with a 2" holesaw on a drill:




Et Voila:




I also ran into some yellow paint at the store and thought it would match Dakar perfectly. What do you know it does. Should work perfectly for painting the interior!

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Old 11-16-2010, 10:10 PM   #161
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cars coming along nicely man, she'll be really nice when its done, done properly at that so nothing to worry about, no point in half assing stuff and worrying about it later
...now hurry up and put a cage in that thing!
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Im pretty noodish when it comes to mechanics, but how hard would you saying installing a water temp, oil temp and oil pres gauge be, wth sending units, and where do you place all the units... is there alot of modification needed to be do also i got a ait to fuel mix gauge but i need the wideband sensor... where would be the cheapes to buy one?
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Old 11-18-2010, 12:18 AM   #163
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Im pretty noodish when it comes to mechanics, but how hard would you saying installing a water temp, oil temp and oil pres gauge be, wth sending units, and where do you place all the units... is there alot of modification needed to be do also i got a ait to fuel mix gauge but i need the wideband sensor... where would be the cheapes to buy one?
Well I'll state my case and where I'm putting the sending units.

The Oil Temp and Pressure senders will be located in an Oil Distribution block from bimmerworld. It connects to the back of my Oil Filter housing from the Euro M3 which allows me to run a cooler as well.

But you can use the same oil distribution block with a US style filter housing as well.

As for the water temp. I'm not 100% on how I'm going to do this. I brought home some plugs for the head where the lines run to the throttle body. Going to make an attempt at drilling those out and tapping them to 1/8-27 NPT which is the correct thread for the VDO and most aftermarket senders.

And I don't know anything about Air/Fuel gauges
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Old 11-18-2010, 12:23 AM   #164
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Finished all the wiring for the gauges today:




And finished the door stripping and painted:

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Old 11-18-2010, 10:29 AM   #165
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Well I'll state my case and where I'm putting the sending units.

The Oil Temp and Pressure senders will be located in an Oil Distribution block from bimmerworld. It connects to the back of my Oil Filter housing from the Euro M3 which allows me to run a cooler as well.

But you can use the same oil distribution block with a US style filter housing as well.

As for the water temp. I'm not 100% on how I'm going to do this. I brought home some plugs for the head where the lines run to the throttle body. Going to make an attempt at drilling those out and tapping them to 1/8-27 NPT which is the correct thread for the VDO and most aftermarket senders.

And I don't know anything about Air/Fuel gauges
I bought the M50 block off plate from bimmerworld, and tapped into that. It bolts up to the back of the block to replace the flange where the coolant line went to the heater core. Works like a charm!

Another option that I've heard of is tapping into the aluminium thermostat housing.

Looks good!

iverson - i just picked up a wideband O2 sensor with an AFR gauge. I got the Innovate LC1 system on ebay. I think it cost around $180. Apparently you just need to splice into the wire from the ECU, and the gauge plugs right in. Haven't done it yet though... that will happen later this winter when the new engine is put it.
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