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Old 04-11-2011, 07:16 PM   #91
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great build!
is this car gonna see some autox this season?

Love seeing your vids.
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Old 04-11-2011, 07:20 PM   #92
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Wow! What did you use to clean them?
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Old 04-11-2011, 07:30 PM   #93
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great build!
is this car gonna see some autox this season?

Love seeing your vids.
Thanks! yup the car is specifically being built for autoX/lapping. Hoping to get into time attack in the futur as well when the budget permits.

The videos are most likely shawns in his monster e36! im getting a gopro this year though so hopefully we'll get some good footage of some chasing



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Wow! What did you use to clean them?
Just a wire brush. worked great! only took about an hour and a half for all 24. exhaust side valves were a little tougher than the intakes though
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Old 04-11-2011, 07:42 PM   #94
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wow super clean! it's like a new engine!
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Old 04-13-2011, 07:56 PM   #95
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I have (almost) all the lapping done.

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After:



There are 3 valves that i have left to do. 2 exhaust valves in cylinder 5 (cylinder that had low compression) and 1 in cylinder 6. i am definintely going to need 1 new valve for cylinder 5 since i cant work it down enough, and the other ones will take quite a bit of work. this definitely confirmed my belief that this was the issue.

This is the valve i will need to replace. After 30 min of lapping and its still only working the one side:

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Old 04-18-2011, 07:22 PM   #96
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So i didnt get as much done this weekend as i was hoping to. Started off, as Shawn mentioned, figuring out he cracked a pistion in the m50 block last year. this explains the bent valve and low compresion in cylinder 5.



Then i realized i didnt get the right gasket kit for the head rebuild. which means i couldnt get the head back together. so i decided to at least get the bottom end ready to go. i had to swap everthing over from shawns m50 block to the spare m50 block we have. Of course i first had to paint it Eurotrash colours







I have the right gasket kit coming in thursday so hopefully have the engine ready by next weekend.
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Old 05-10-2011, 09:04 PM   #97
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A bit of an update.

Installed the e36 steering rack with new tie rods.

Top is e30 rack/ bottom is e36 rack



Modified steering knuckle to work:



Installed:

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Old 05-10-2011, 09:05 PM   #98
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Finished up the engine:

Got all the valves back in, head bolted gown and timing chains on. Also put the e34 oil pan on.




Bolted on the clutch/flywheel and ZF 5 speed tranny:





And some shots of her going in:









Tranny brace on with poly bushings:



Took a bit of work to get her fitted just right but we manage to get it in and back on the ground friday night. thanks for the help Jamie and Shawn

A few kinks to work out. headers wont work, too close to the subframe. so looks like ill be picking up a set of famous e-bay headers.
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Old 05-10-2011, 11:13 PM   #99
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coming along~!
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Old 05-11-2011, 12:20 AM   #100
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woooo "euro" raceland headers!

...I've actually heard they're not bad
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Old 05-11-2011, 12:59 AM   #101
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...I've actually heard they're not bad
say's the guy that doesn't drive his M hehe
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Old 05-11-2011, 07:44 AM   #102
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If the headers don't fit, why risk trying another set of headers that might not fit either?














Just go turbo.
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Old 05-11-2011, 09:11 AM   #103
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It's the flange on the headers/downpipe that hit the subframe - with the long-tube ebay headers, the're no flange there, so it should fit nicely

... I'll let Chris explain his turbo plans...
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say's the guy that doesn't drive his M hehe

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haha yea its where the flange is on the stock headers that cause the problem so longtube header should work..

And there are turbo plans.. just not this year
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