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allan last won the day on March 16 2018

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  • Birthday 02/07/1954

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    Allan Hughes
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    Horowhenua, Foxton
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    E46 325ti manual
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    M54B25 fitted, manual conversion, sport body kit, sport interior leather seats..

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  1. Give it to your local fire station so they can use it for training.
  2. The problem with the electrics is it becomes more complex with every model the security levels keep increasing. Its not only the phyiscal components but also the inter connecting of electronic units and codingthat is used. Don't get me wrong any thing is possible but at what cost both money wise and time. Have no doubt by now someone will have carried out such a transplant even here in little old NZ.
  3. That sounds like a plan a quick check shows the e90 range had the following engines 2.5L N52, 3.0l N52/ N53, 3.0l N54/n55 twin turbo charged plus the S65 v8. So a reasonable range and each with its own good and bad points. Your last statement, feel I need some more experience with the e90 particularly the electrical aspects before I go for it haha, oh so true. As I discovered when undertaking my project do heaps of research and research as their are a number of things that will come up. Ask questions of people on here as the e90 range has been around for awhile now and as they age more mods will be carried out best of luck.
  4. Welcome to the forum, how deep are your pockets. If I may sit down and work out the cost of what you wish to do to the n46 engine and compare it to a 6cylinder transplant. Or simply sell the car and purchase one with a 6 i.e. 330. This may seem harsh but the history of these engines is not good. As I have a e46 compact which had a n42 motor now has a m54b25 a far better combination. Best of luck with what ever path you decide to take.
  5. allan

    The Beast

    Well today was the day she slipped her moorings and headed for the bar and open water. The coast guard and local boats escorted her to the bar. Was a king tide around12.06 their about she was showing around 2.2mtrs so a little to play with. Should be Wellington harbour no doubt by night fall.
  6. A little like using a voltswagon bettle and converting it to a beach buggy using the conversion kits one could buy. If so would depend on the body used what it had registered against it. Then the drive train and other items. Plus the percentage margins allowed for hp etc. Would have a chat to a cert guy could save a hole lot of grief and dollars.
  7. allan

    The Beast

    Their are a couple more to come I believe Olaf. No doubt both Foxton beach and Foxton will have gained something from it.
  8. allan

    The Beast

    Further in fo https://www.google.com/search?q=the+beast+auckland+boat&rlz=1C1GGRV_enNZ784NZ784&oq=The+beast+Auckland+&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j0l5.15186j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
  9. allan

    The Beast

    Dave you are correct at the moment the bare min to get it in the water. Have about two weeks work yet to go was told will need to be ready for the next king tide in about two weeks. Also with min weight on board to get over the bar the tides about 2.6 mtrs fully laiden will draw about 2.8. It appears he has a similar one but smaller same paint scheme to this. Going to be used when the Americas cup is held in Auck hire it out can hold 10 to 12 people as well as his private boat. He lives in Aussy on the goldcoast I believealso its off to Welly for its final marine cert etc then to Auckland
  10. allan

    The Beast

    Love it or hate it it is what it is was interesting to watch. No M3AN it's not an oil tender boat just the same firm built them as well. Well it is now all tied up at the wharf. That man Murphy showed up with a failed air bag which was replaced and then another managed to slip into the tunnel as the boat was being lunched. Two goodman earth moving trucks as anchors, Air bag fail guys in the water, air bag rolling out from under boat other one can be seen in the tunnel, under her own power coming in to tie up.
  11. allan

    The Beast

    Well things have been buzzing in Foxton Beach over the last month. It happened when this arrived not as you see it but in two pieces it was built in palmerston Nth and transported down by truck took two days.This is the third one they have done the other two were only 34 mtrs odd and oil rig tender boats. The number of contractors running around dropping signs lifting power cable etc bees round a honey pot. Once situated by the boat club the two halves were put together and other fitting out work carried out. Today around mid day is a high tide and they hope to lunch her then yesterday they moved her and got it lined up on the slip way. She was on a transport trailer with support brackets when in position she was set on wooden blocks the support brackets removed along with the trailer and air bags place underneath. These were inflated until they carried the weight of the boat. It called the Beast and is owned by MIcheal Hill (Sir ) the jeweller 40mtrs long, 300 tonnes empty 480 all up was told, twin 12v cats around a 1000hp reduced to 800 cruises about 12 knots could be faster. This info came second hand so need to confirm more to come
  12. Do you mean the outer cover lense of the headight? If so best of luck with a bit of mucking around these lense can be removed and swapped.
  13. So now you don't have to do a Fred Flintsone any more.
  14. Finally got to finish a couple of project on Tim 325. These were the rear vent windows and the CD stacker enjoy. Motorised rear vent windows.docx 6 CD Stacker retro.docx
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