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About bradgalbraith

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  1. bradgalbraith

    E36 328i coupe 'track' project

    The seat belt stalks are connected to the brackets currently. Not able to cert like that but I will install the 50x50mm square plates to the tunnel before cert.
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    E36 328i coupe 'track' project

    The weight reduction process has officially begun. Back seats, spare wheel, rear mud flaps, radio and sub-woofer have all been removed. I have also replaced the heavy electric front seats with some replica Bride seats on NZKW subframes. They seem to be pretty good quality for the most part but I may replace them in the near future with something else if anyone has a strong opinion on the safety of rep seats.. opinions welcome. I will be tracking how much weight I pull out of the car, just need to find something better than a bathroom scale..
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    E9 3.0 CSI

    https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-cars/bmw/auction-1673717387.htm?rsqid=02a838f145db4ea89ab1fc4ecb369135 Holy craaaaaaaaaap this is nothing short of perfection! If only I had a spare 200k lying around.
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    E36 328i coupe 'track' project

    Yep! I’ll take some photos soon.
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    E36 328i coupe 'track' project

    Yesterday I managed to get out and do a long overdue oil change. Usually when I buy I car I change the oil within the first few weeks of buying it... I used Penrite full synthetic 10W-40 racing oil (not cheap!) Yes, the filter is a nasty Repco filter but I’ll do another oil change in about 7000km to clear any crap out that gets dislodged. Will do trans oil soon. Some pics below:
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    Another e36 - My 328 Beater

    With those control arms you just need to whack them with a hammer and they pop right out, no need to heat up etc. Even if you try get a pry bar between them and the subframe a hammer always does the trick. It does have to be directly on top of the ball boint itself though, makes a massive difference.
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    E30 Race Car - Jim Richard's JPS M3 Tribute.

    Could you post up some photos of the car?
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    M3AN E36 M3 PLOG (Project Log)

    Thanks Dave, your build thread is a really good read. Good that you've got all the pictures back!
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    E36 328i coupe 'track' project

    So I managed to finally find some time to get underneath the belly of the beast and whip the old worn out clutch kit over the weekend. With the help of a friend and my father-in-law, it's all running mint with already 100km on it. At first it felt pretty rugged but its easing up with time. See below photos:
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    E36 328i coupe 'track' project

    I'm going with the single mass flywheel with kevlar disc from Speedfactor in Tauranga. I bought it off someone at a reduced price but still new. Looks like this:
  11. That car has been sitting on trademe for many months.. and at that price, I imagine many more to come
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    Another e36 - My 328 Beater

    Looking pretty good Dave! The car will feel heaps better once that all goes in.
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    E36 328i coupe 'track' project

    Cheers mate. Yeah I haven't decided on what I'll do with the intake yet. I might revert to factory until I do a K&N intake or something.
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    E36 328i coupe 'track' project

    So last night I decided to fit my new '230hp' (coupled with M50 manifold) DME. As you can see from the writing, it features EWS delete, ABS fix, 7k rpm limiter and the dreaded rev-hang fix. The job was really easy and straight forward, not much to it. Drove to work this morning and WOW! At first I thought it may be a placebo but it is actually a vast improvement. The car seems to be a fair bit more responsive and not as lazy. Definitely pulls harder than before from 2500rpm. The best part though would have to be how the car revs more freely and doesn't 'hang' like it did before- feels mint where you're flying through the gears. I thought the rev hang issue was only with auto-manual converted cars but its definitely factory manual cars like mine also, though not as bad. Overall a very nice and cheap mod.
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    NZ New M3 Evo with Individual leather

    And to think I had one very very similar to this.. oh how I miss that car