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  1. @Michael. i know i know, i thought about doing individual post of each car but dont wanna have too many pages/post so thought id keep the e34's together and e46's together. But yes each project is at its own different stage. I guess i do it to keep me motivated, with one project, if im held up with some thing ill tend to stall and not be motivated to get it finished. where this way im constantly having something to do. Which also makes me utilize my free time better as im always say i dont have enough time to finish stuff . But hopefully will be getting the M60b44 supercharged motor together in N/A form up and running in the next few weeks I have all the gaskets and bits ready to go. As i will need more time to sort the adapter plate for the charger out so at least i can drive the wagon around and make sure the manual swap works and drive train etc. As for Internals exactly what @zero has said these motors can handle a bit of boost before you need to start strengthening the motor.
  2. Small update So managed to score this little oven for next to nothing, using it to bake the exhaust manifolds to cure the paint. Also finally got the chance to actually place the supercharger ontop of the motor thats siting in the wagon. She's tight but bonnet closes, may have to modify the cabin filter housing but other than that its gonna be goodie. one lot cured
  3. Hi @Michael. i fully agree, the factory muffler was pretty much a straight pipe as you said, i was actually trying to get that v8 rumble sound and just slightly louder than factory. So with the x pipe it was a trial and era type of thing as i didn't know what to expect. I may get Austin to make a H pipe and ill see what the difference is. Thanks for the Tip @zero no real noticeable power increase, if there was id say it was tiny.
  4. Hey Team So finally got the car back Also took the new ride up to get an x pipe put in and man its a great tow vehicle! We spent about 3 hours doing this at Austins place, lucky the rain held back. Sounds alittle bit louder and raspier but not crazy loud. Also took the new manifolds off and managed to get them painted in some heat protective paint with ceramic. Once motor is ready ill put it all together and give it a heat cycle to cure the paint up.
  5. Haha hey Ian so was that a video of the car running im assuming? ill definitely do a video once the motor is put back together. Its currently just the bare block with heads lightly bolted on for mocking/fitting of the exhaust. I'm also converting this motor to a m60b44 so once thats ready ill get a video.
  6. Definitely keen for a catch up @leonf i think ive seen you beast around too, and yup it sure is @Michael. im picking up the car this Saturday so cant wait
  7. Hey Team Exhaust all welded up and ready for pick up.
  8. Yeah its coming along very nicely, cant wait to hear it and see how much of a gain in power over factory. Slip joints are there due to the tight fitment between heads and the chassis, which Austin tried to remove with it tacked up but said it was just too hard to remove in one piece. So am going with the slip joint to be able to be removed in pieces.
  9. e46v12

    x5 e53 4.6is

    Cool thanks Brent will have a look at the barrel, is there any thing specific i would need to look at with the scan?
  10. e46v12

    x5 e53 4.6is

    Hey team New proud x5 owner here that needs a little help in diagnosing this issue. So calling out all the e53 x5 owners, so when i go to lock the car up maybe 2 secs, sometimes 2 mins after all the windows and sunroof just open fully up. Has any one had this issue before? or any suggestions to what maybe the cause? Appreciate any help Thanks Richard
  11. Hey Team just a few more pictures of the exhaust getting made.
  12. So just got these pictures sent to me by Austin @ Stirling Street Machines and Fabrication who's making the custom manifolds for me. Cant wait! so due to the tight space on the drivers side, Austin has suggested that the best way to attack this problem is to have 2 exhaust pipes going thru on either side of the steering shaft. Which wont be welded but instead made to slip fit with retaining springs for ease of removal. Enjoy.
  13. Hey Nathan Thanks i will keep that in mind and let you know if i do, Yup the electric pump can run with out a thermostat as it runs on the temp sensor which activates the pump to pulse or fully be on dependent on what temp you set it at. You should make some ITBs with those flanges Thanks Ian id still be keen to see yours in person and take a ride in it too.
  14. Hey Team Small update while cars still getting manifolds made im ticking away with the supercharger bits. Finally got the charger where i want it to sit on the block The rear water coolant pipe is fowling under the charger, so the coolant pipe is at the engineers getting flattened out a bit. The water pump itself getting welded up as well, thermostat hole is getting plated up. Propeller blade ive taken off and the small hole on the right will be blocked off too. Have found a factory M5X alloy water pump pulley that i have had a spacer made and the ribs machined down to accept the back side of the belt. Also purchased the factory injectors and fuel rail for the AMG supercharger. Decided to go with the electric water pump too. And lastly got some stencils done for both motor and charger intakes. Have a mate going to draw up some CAD images of it and then will get a shop to machine the adapter plate up. Slowly getting there.
  15. Aw thanks Olaf. So question has any one used one of these before? electric water pump. Base on the supercharger on the mock engine im thinking of installing the water pump by the lower radiator hose area and converting the factory water pump to a tension pulley for the supercharger This would make things so much easier to set up for the belt side of things.
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