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Old 02-24-2012, 09:15 AM   #106
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This was the best part.
That makes my ghetto setup feel very inadequate.



I'd love me a CXC Motionpro II though.
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Old 02-24-2012, 09:50 AM   #107
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ae86 = cool beans.
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Old 02-24-2012, 10:49 AM   #108
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first it was like
then it was like
then like
THEN LIKE :cool
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Old 02-24-2012, 11:12 AM   #109
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What all is left to do with yours?
Drop both drivetrains/exhausts, connect front suspension, attach rear drivetrain, drop car on new motor/suspension, connect exhaust, build wheels, plug in ecu. turn key, smile.
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Old 02-24-2012, 03:56 PM   #110
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first it was like
then it was like
then like
THEN LIKE :cool
So you did like a exhaust flange for both of them, then just bolted the exhaust onto those?

I think that's the best idea.


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That makes my ghetto setup feel very inadequate.

I'd love me a CXC Motionpro II though.
That is that? I think you've got a pretty fun looking simulator there!
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Old 04-10-2012, 01:56 PM   #111
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This thread has been sitting for a while, since the car as been doing the same.

I got a new master cylinder and heater core in the car. Just have to tuck the M50 wiring, adjust the handbrake and bleed the air out of the brakes. Then I'm going to just grab some bottle caps to roll around on for a bit.

Here's a funny video I saw earlier too:

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THAT'S a completely AWESOME VIDEO!
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Old 04-10-2012, 06:02 PM   #113
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LOL... where did you find that?
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Old 04-11-2012, 12:33 PM   #114
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LOL... where did you find that?
Facebook. I stole it.
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Just a quick update, more of a interested history update. (if anyone cares about stories like this)

I had to track down the previous owner to sign the bill of sale. Since I bought it from European Auto Care, they had never transfered it into their names.

When I found the owner out in Kanata, he gave me a neat history of the car.

Apparently it was originally owned by a couple who wintered in Florida and got it there. Eventually they imported it into Canada, roughly 10 years ago. From there it found its way into the hands of a wholesaler who had got it in a trade.

BMW Canada wanted a particular 1970s car (2002 or something) and so traded a pile of cars (including my 325e) for it.

It was then sold to the PO by that wholesaler, and he DD'ed it for a while. It started having starting issues so he stored it for a while, tried to sell it to BMWCCO and then eventually just stored it.

He then sold it to European Auto Care since they wanted its tranny. I got it from them, relatively untouched.

M50 swap wham blam and here we are.

T-10 days til the car is on the road.
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I think I know this car then.. It was going to be possibly used for the Grass roots racing series I think.
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Old 04-25-2012, 05:48 PM   #117
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I love interesting car history stories like this. My current daily driver belonged to a former mayor of the city of Woodstock. He bought it new and optioned it exactly how he wanted it. Thought that was kinda neat.

The last 10 or so years of my E30 are documented pretty well online and I have all the original warranty service books to fill in the earlier gaps.

Anyway, hope you can get rolling sooner than 10 days! I'm hoping to drive mine for the first time tomorrow.
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Old 04-25-2012, 05:51 PM   #118
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Once its on the road, take a drive to Montreal
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Old 04-25-2012, 06:15 PM   #119
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Once its on the road, take a drive to Montreal
AWWWWW YEEEAAHHHH!!!

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I love interesting car history stories like this. My current daily driver belonged to a former mayor of the city of Woodstock. He bought it new and optioned it exactly how he wanted it. Thought that was kinda neat.
Anyway, hope you can get rolling sooner than 10 days! I'm hoping to drive mine for the first time tomorrow.
That's super cool dude! I drove it over to Midas today to get the exhaust patched up. $500!? Whatever it's pretty quiet at idle now, but it does get loud. And the intake noise is NUTS.

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I think I know this car then.. It was going to be possibly used for the Grass roots racing series I think.
I think it was just posted for sale on their forums. Could be though! This was a couple years ago prolly.
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Old 04-25-2012, 08:33 PM   #120
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Yeah, a few years ago there was some brief work on an E30 that ended up being unsuitable. Another was located at some auction trader or something and the BMW club was going to get it cheap to build a race car, but the interest fizzled.

So now you can do whatever you want to it because...








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