E30 Project Thread -- Job 4: Fix a bunch of little things.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 20, 2010 12:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We considered stopping to take pictures, but that required stopping...
I'll try to take some of how it currently sits so we have a little documentation of the process (and I should really post the work from the summer on the 325 too while I'm thinking about it.).

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 12:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rolled her down the hill to wash the engine bay and took some pics while I was at it:







Tiny critters? In MY engine bay? This is after I already removed a giant nest with about 30-50 chestnuts stored in it. Luckily I only found one chewed-on wire.





The front end sits juuuuust a bit high without the weight.



Then I took some random semiartistic shots for the hell of it.






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PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 2:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

C101 connector part numbers:

http://r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=154876&highlight=c101

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 1:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Harness part #s:

61-13-1-387-109 -- E36 body side
61-13-1-387-117 -- "" lock ring
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How is this project going? I hope it's been faster progress than my projects... I've been so damned busy down here. However I should be able to ride my Ninja 250 very soon, and I should also be posting boat #1 on craigslist this week, in hopes to profit about 2 grand on it...
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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Back at it!

Finished grinding out and repainting the hole through the firewall for the brake booster yesterday. I can now remount all of the underhood brake system, and it should be out of the way of the new engine.

Next: Replacing the rear crankshaft oil seal and praying that I don't fuck it up!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bent the hardlines for the relocated brake master last week and finished mounting all of the brake hardware, so that whole section is done. Did the rear main seal today. I think everything went well but I suppose we'll just see. Everything's easy from here, right up to the actual engine installation.

Next:

1. Change oil pan and pickup to the new ones; weld/pin/threadlock oil pump nut while I'm down there.

2. Remove the broken tip of the last remaining AC compressor bolt from the new engine (or get really lazy and mount the compressor using the broken bolt...heh heh).

3. Install the clutch kit and mount the transmission.

4. Replace header studs and mount headers.

5. Put the damn engine in the damn car; attach wiring harness adapter and fill the engine with oil.

6. Giggle with glee if it actually starts.

7. Sit in the driveway and rev the motor with open headers until the neighbors ask me to stop.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Step one of previous list complete!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Engine is ready for install! If it's not in the car within the next few hours, I fucked something up.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I DID fuck something up, but it's in the car now. Special thanks to John and Jeremy for not murdering me when I wasted six hours of their time with a mismounted engine arm. Everything's down-hill from here!

Next:

-Finish assembling my wiring harness adapter and put that sucker on the engine.

-Mount the computer in the glove box and feed the connector to it.

-Attach the coolant hoses to the pipes on the firewall and mount a puke tank.

-Hook up my fuel lines.

-Find myself a Mass Airflow unit (preferably European) and a good conical air filter, then run a bunch of hoses to them.

-Solder the connector to the brake light switch for the new transmission.

-Give her some brake fluid.

-Replace the clutch slave I somehow destroyed, then bleed the system.

-Feed the engine some oil.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm just eagerly awaiting the previously mentioned step 7... Twisted Evil

I do hope I'm there for it, though I probably will miss it.

In the meantime, as I miss my Bimmer desparately, I'm kicking around some ideas.. The ideas mostly involve turbocharged S52B32s...
I can get a Z3 1.9 (basically a tarted up chopped 318ti) for like 3 grand, or I can for a little more (like 9 grand) get a high mileage Z4 2.5i... decisions, decisions.. I'm leaning toward a Z3 right now, and then maybe trying to get a Z4M coupe later down the road to match it..

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just buy an e36 and put a corvette engine in it.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

E36, sure, absolutely... Vette engine? No. If I'm going to throw off the balance of the car it will be for another Bavarian power plant. One that would likely involve heavy mods to subframes and firewalls...
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Build an E65 with a twin turbo M42.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vin Sanity wrote:
E36, sure, absolutely... Vette engine? No. If I'm going to throw off the balance of the car it will be for another Bavarian power plant. One that would likely involve heavy mods to subframes and firewalls...


It's not that far off in weight (remember the m/s50s are iron blocks), and the engine is shorter.

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