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About _BRS_

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    5th Gear
  • Birthday 12/20/1987

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    Blair S
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    New Plymouth
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    E30 Touring

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  1. Although we never crossed paths in person Attas contributions to the forum and my previous car was always very positive and humbling. RIP Atta [ CRZARB ]
  2. _BRS_

    [ E30 ] VERSION 2

    Haha i know eh, will aim for that, again. You won't be disappointed!
  3. _BRS_

    [ E30 ] VERSION 2

    Like wise! This year!
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    [ E30 ] VERSION 2

    I guess it is just a junk yard motor, out of an automatic e39 with 160km on it, was driven into the yard from Tauranga to Hamilton by Kerry at Mosen Euro Parts. Its all stock, only maintenance was a couple of gaskets, O rings and the water pump.
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    [ E30 ] VERSION 2

    Cheers Jon, always looking for something new and different, the exploded view was shot using a drone.
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    [ E30 ] VERSION 2

    New Year. New Update! After getting the car back home it was time to start fresh and sort out what needed to be done. First off i knew that the sump had a pinhole leak in it that needed to be sorted so the front end, suspension, subframe and cooling system was stripped back again to remove that to be re-welded, while i was at it i replaced the waterpump that was also leaking. A new clutch line was also routed up and over the gearbox, to keep it away from the headers, and the accelerator cable shortened and finished up with all the correct clips and grommets. After a couple of months everything was bolted back up and the car was taken to Sam Smith, of Smith Industries, to get a couple things tided up and fabricated, this included a slight change to the rear exhaust tips, a cold air box, a sump bash plate, heat shielding around the headers and a battery hold down in the boot. His work is amazing and id definitely recommend anyone who needs some fabrication done of any kind, for a good deal, to contact him. Once the car was back home it was time to tidy up the wiring side of things, as this had been worked on by a couple of others over the last few years. Local guru Nigel from Ignition Autosport was enlisted to undertake this job. While this was being done, the cooling system and necessary sensors were also completed and fluids checked before it was fired back up and ready for its first drive under its own power! A crack in the power steering reservoir was discovered, so a new one was ordered before this could happen. Coolant return hose and washer fluid hose from the rear bottle are neatly hidden away inside the front guard. A few parts were starting to accumulate over time, like the fresh bumper trims, thanks to fellow touring owner Dylan HJ, some small goodies from overseas and another set of perfect smileys from a local guy who didn't know the value of them, also thanks to Andy, Lucan, Richard (e46v12), Mike from EuroTurbo for the help over the last 9 Months sourcing small things. With things not going smoothly at times, photos like this just remind me how far things have come, and how it will all be worth it! First drive under its own power! IMG_4022.mp4 IMG_4198.mp4 IMG_4201.mp4 With the car running and no issues so far, panel and paint was on the list to get ticked off. So a few long weekends were spent striping it all and documenting, labelling etc so i knew how to put it all back together! DJI_0007.mov Watch this Space....
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    GDM - E36 Drift/Race Project

    I got mine through these guys, http://www.fortyone.co.nz/parts/show/2936/Mishimoto/Performance Radiator.html#
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    Newbie from Taranaki

    Welcome! I'm another local, hopefully over summer there will be a bit of a catchup and cruise somewhere, usually with the likes of the guys from iDrive!
  9. _BRS_

    F1 powered M3 at Goodwood

    So good! RIP Georg Plasa
  10. _BRS_

    M50 Turbo

    Some light reading for you from Lukes project 10 years ago now. http://bimmersport.co.nz/topic/15684-boost-junky-2nd-saga-m50-t-project/
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    [ E30 ] VERSION 2

    Don't have a photo of it sorry, but far enough away to still run the heater hoses and access them easily and also didn't want to bash up the tunnel for the gearbox. Cheers Andy, slowly getting there, Good to know about the bolts and washers also.
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    [ E30 ] VERSION 2

    Oh yeah, it runs! Thanks to Will for his time and knowledge at the start and also massive thanks to Troy for finishing off the rest of the wiring recently. Turn your volume up or use headphones for the full effect! IMG_2648.MP4 IMG_3035.MOV Current State: Home time! And time for me to get stuck into a list of small things to be complete before certification and hopefully a full panel and paint this year too. Lastly a huge thanks to Kerry and his team at Mosen Euro Parts in Hamilton, can't thank that man enough for his countless hours and knowledge to help me get to where the car is today.
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    [ E30 ] VERSION 2

    With the previous headers from Ergen Motorsport in the UK not fitting as planned after we changed the mounting configuration, they were onsold and a full set of custom stainless headers and exhaust was completed by Gaz from LDS Fabrication, i went with a 2.5" system with 2 Borla buffers which have the crossovers inside of them, it is a little loud so will see if i have to quieten it down for cert closer to the time. To keep things cool I'm running the Mishimoto e36 Aluminium radiator, cheers to Neil from 41 Automotive for sourcing this for me. I just couldnt resist a quick bolt up to see what the finished product will look like! The small details, like notching the strut tower support for the stainless line from the coolant expansion tank adds to the overall tidiness of the install and Kerrys attention to detail.
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    [ E30 ] VERSION 2

    Time to throw some colour at the bay! Scott from Scooters Customs in Hamilton did an amazing job, the photos speak for themselves!
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    [ E30 ] VERSION 2

    After discovering a set of wheels in 2011 on R3V Limited that i absolutely loved, i knew these had to be added to the Touring, not everyones taste, but i think they will look great on the finished product. 16x8.25 et0 wrapped in Kumho KU31 that i had on my old car and liked the performance of. Test fit