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  1. Helping my brother out, he has just recently jumped to the other side of the euro market and now has this well maintained and presented 325i motorsport sitting in the garage waiting for its next lucky owner. https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-cars/bmw/auction-1479923963.htm?rsqid=9426f1817692477995ed1c8e722eb8a0 Has always been looked after, washed serviced and repaired to the highest standards. He is a very fastidious owner and always likes his vehicles to be perfect, you wont be disappointed with this fine example.
  2. i had 235/35 on a 9.5 and there was quite a bit of stretch. just depends how stretched you want the tyres? a 235 on a 9 would be a nice balance between the two
  3. Fly home tomorrow morning. Definetly going to give it a good nudge if I can get a wof Friday morning.
  4. So ive been lurking around here for a while with the odd post here and there soaking up the knowledge of everyone, doing basic modifications etc but have now taken on the task of a build project......wont be breaking any records with getting this build done but plan on doing as much of it as i possibly can myself, with the limited skill and tools i have. so here's where we start: http://bimmersport.co.nz/topic/49440-1990-e30-project/ Here's were we currently sit. Then i purchased a dereged E34 525 to pull all the bits i needed for the M50 conversion so after a lengthy list from pelican parts i have the motor sitting awaiting all new seals and gaskets Mean while the suspension is getting a full upgrade with a 5 stud conversion with all new bushes, ball joints and links through out and some braided brake lines while its all apart. Have just ordered custom spec'd XYZ coilovers to bring it down to a more inspiring height. Spent a weekend scrubbing all the dirt out from every crack and crevice of the underbody and cleaning it all up and painting it back again. The interior has been stripped to A:) check for rust in the floor B:) to clean, scrub and dye the interior carpets. Recaro LS seats have been purchased to fit in the front, and rear trims will be re-bolstered and trimmed to match. Lots of little miscellaneous parts have been sourced to help this project along, M20 flywheel (to be lightened and starter), Fuzzfabrics Custom e30 houndstooth gear lever and handbrake boot. E36 engine arms, e36 steering rack. Renault Booster. Mtech 1 rear spoiler. Still to purchase: Manual Gearbox conversion Walbro Fuel Pump Wheels Copper Spacer & Cut-ring gasket ARP Head studs Turbo - still to decide HX35 or 30, Garret TA3410 looking for quicker spoil than massive outright power. Injectors, wastegate and all the extras that go along with a turbo build. Next on the to do list is sort the little bits of rust in the bottom of the A pillars and around the rubber seal in the boot. Meanwhile the list of parts grows. Will update this as progress continues and ask silly questions where needed along the way
  5. A lot of it was small but annoying things like bolts not long enough. Having to remove the carpet to see the drive shaft hoops after previously taking them too him, not enough clearanace from the alternator, needed to replace some of the factory nuts with locking nuts. major parts were making new rear section of exhaust, correcting bump steer ( having custom adjustable rack ends made, rh exhaust mani was leaking. But its done now. So stoked to see the light at the end of the tunnel and to be able to drive it.
  6. Finally after a long grueling process the v8 has passed all its checks and the cert plate has been ordered. So excited to finally have this car almost completed, unfortunately not early enough to be ready for mega meet. But bring on the summer cruising!
  7. https://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=84486&highlight=drifty340i
  8. there was a build on it somewhere on these forums i think
  9. As above would pay to re-build the vanos. I had the same problems with my e46....rebuilt the vanos unit with all new seals and she ran perfect again. Definitely worth doing a rebuild on.
  10. For safety sake i wouldn't use harnesses without a cage, harnesses are made to hold you in the seat and upright. in the unfortunate even of a rollover you will be unable to move and the with no roll cage to protect you from the roof collapsing could cause very adverse effects. I feel these harness bars are more built for looks than functionality.....i understand why you want to run harnesses but also why put your life at risk? Just my thoughts on it anyway......
  11. call nz car parts wellington or tauranga i know they had a few in stock when i was working there
  12. That was a good score man, nice work... would love to have a half cage. purely just for looks purposes really haha
  13. Where did you find the half cage? does it work with interior?
  14. there is a re manufactured version on r3vlimited, i purchased some, it is a very close match but is not the wool blend that the factory material is made of. it depends how factory original you want, the stuff from le mans is factory made bmw fabric so an exact match
  15. Damn! Loving the progress.......bodywork is one thing i would really like to learn more about and have the space to do. Love the coupe's such a nice drive!
  16. there is one currently for sale of BMW NZ Parts/classifieds page. Manual etc.... $8k
  17. my oh my reading this makes me want to go back and re-do all my work again haha
  18. Yeah man your telling me. Megameet will be there loud and proud!
  19. Uggggh has been a long process, lots of little things to tidy up and being in a different city to the car definitely doesn't help. but light is at the end of the tunnel the last pieces have arrived and should be having a wheel alignment as i type this and then book in for a re-check. Fingers crossed. Then the painful task of putting it all back together again. hopefully by the end of the month i will be close to driving on the road legally
  20. facelift or pre facelift?
  21. looks like you can use an m40 or m43 icv so you should have a good chance at finding something quite easily from a e30 or e36
  22. Call kerry as mosens he has heaps
  23. ive got some X5 style 63's $750 - no tyres
  24. you will just need to have the universal changed on the steering shaft end to your original uj. any driveshaft place can do it for you
  25. For steering shaft us e30 guys for a cheaper alternative a steering shaft for a holden astra....could would or for more clearance i used flaming river uni joints and DD shaft but that is a little more expensive. Beware with mounting allow room for the coolant & heater pipes at the rear of the motor. One thing i didnt have enough room for.