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Old 07-31-2013, 12:01 PM   #61
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Wanna know how I know that is a horrible idea and that that manifold will crack?

Cheaping out like that on turbo builds is what gets people into trouble in the first place.

If you're being serious about the turbo situation, at least get a proper manifold like this from Otis:

http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=224115
I really like the design of that manifold. I contacted him already and plan to order one and pick it up personally when I'm down in Florida. I just wanted to check out something local first in case I need a special flange or different positioning.
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Old 07-31-2013, 12:03 PM   #62
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Any pics? M42 already installed?
I see where you're going with this.
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Old 07-31-2013, 12:13 PM   #63
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I really like the design of that manifold. I contacted him already and plan to order one and pick it up personally when I'm down in Florida. I just wanted to check out something local first in case I need a special flange or different positioning.
I have one of his manifolds in my car, great guy. Don't look any further, you're not going to have anything remotely as nice made for that $ and since he actually builds the manifolds with a car to test on, you don't have to worry about fitment.
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Old 07-31-2013, 12:51 PM   #64
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If you're considering local talent, I have to highly recommend Mark (Proper Fabrications)...

here is some of his recent work and his FB/contact page: https://www.facebook.com/ProperFabrications






Of course I'm not sure anyone will be able to match the price of an Otis manifold.
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Old 07-31-2013, 02:35 PM   #65
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Any pics? M42 already installed?
I've got a few pic's of the car disassembled and pic's of the drivetrain to be installed sitting on a pallet.

I haven't yet mocked up the drivetrain in the car as I haven't been able to get confirmation that a north american 6 speed will mate up to the M42.

I almost bought a 6 speed from a 2006 E90 330i from Eurostyle but when we lined up the trans to a spare engine in his shop, the bolt holes in the oil pan did not line up with the the trans. I'm trying to get confirmation that E46 6 speeds (330 or M3) line up, if so, I'll be looking to get one and mock up the driveline. If not, I'll stick with the orginal getrag that came with the M42.
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