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  1. e46v12

    WTB zf 310z box

    Or any one wreaking a e34 525i manual? thanks
  2. e46v12

    WTB zf 310z box

    Hey team Any one got a good zf 5 speed 310z box for sale? Just the box nothing else. Perfer from North island please Thanks Richard
  3. e46v12

    Project twin e34's

    here is a vid, again all filmed on private roads
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    Project twin e34's

    Evening Team So the day has come finally and we have got the M60b44 with 5 speed swap up and running. Long time coming but was worth it. shifts really smoothly, sounds great alot quicker that the auto box. Took her for a few test runs, gave all the helpers a go at drive her too. So just small things to sort out now. tidy up electric fan wiring, get a bracket for the clutch fluid reservoir, Gear knob, put bonnet back on and get a final tune. One question for you guys if you can help out in any way. 5th gear keeps popping out, it won't even stay in position at all. any ideas of what could be the problem? Thanks Richard
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    Project twin e34's

    Another update Team This was a couple of weekends work, Can almost see the finish line. So motor is now mounted, had a couple little hiccups as you do. Had to remove the gearbox to get the motor in, had a few rear axle bolts give us grief so smashed them off and had to be replaced. New belts put on and asc+t throttle plate removed, new sway bar stabilizer arms and rebuilt Diff from Kayne Barrie with 3.15 LSD So tried the factory 525i diff but was slightly too long, will need to get it shorten by 27mm. Left to do. Reattach the rest of the front end. Secure electric fan onto Radiator Sort wiring out, reverse lights, car to read in neutral and jump starter motor relay. Refit exhaust And thats about it. Can't wait!
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    Project twin e34's

    So just another small update, doesn't look much but spent a few hours on my back putting it in. Now i can officially say it has three pedals Best part was i didn't have to take the steering colum off which i read online that i was going to have to do. master cylinder and clutch lines all put in and ready to go.
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    Project twin e34's

    Hey Glenn Wasn't sure what you meant so i googled It No i didn't dial it in. However the holes that i did make didn't effect the position of the adapter plates itself when bolted to the box or motor. So hopefully the company that made it dialed in.
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    Project twin e34's

    Hi Team another small update so have spent the last week just modifying the adapter plate to fit. I had to grind out the holes that bolt to the motor, grind a bit of the box to allow the bolts and starter motor to fit. But know she fits perfectly. few pictures of the flywheel clutch and adapter plate. almost there. Thanks Richard
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    Project twin e34's

    Hi Team another small update so spent the weekend pulling apart the m60 motor of it's heads and timing system. Giving them a good scrub Assembling onto the m62 block as you will see i rtv silicone everything as i don't want any oil drips coming out. new oil filter. new knock sensors So went to try and put the PMC adapter plate on the box but realized its made for left hand drive for the starter motor. so angled grind the right side to match the left hopefully its fit. Thanks Richard
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    Project twin e34's

    Hi Francois I purchased mine off euro1 auto spares. But had a jag one lined up, it was from trade me. But couldn't come to an agreement with the seller If you keep a look out for any jag xjr model that is getting wrecked, it should have the charger like the one above. Thanks
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    Project twin e34's

    Hey Nathan there's no kit that i know of, i was going to use the jag xjr supercharger as there was a kit in the states that would mount it up. But couldn't seal the deal on that so went with the AMG charger. I'm just going to set it up the same way as the jag one. Get some custom intake adapter plates made from bmw to charger. Then will try and use the Bmw fuel lines and injectors, the Charger has an intercooler integrated into the bottom of the charger itself so would "hopefully" sit in the bmw valley pan area. plump it up and either chip the ecu or go aftermarket worst case. Thats the rough idea at the moment for it. check this build out, this is what got me on to the idea. https://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=418571&page=6 Thanks
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    Project twin e34's

    Hey Andy Thanks again for picking up that stuff the other week for Blair. yes i agree the Hamanns are a great wheel, even better with more dish and offset. As for the supercharger i hear what your saying, i could always grind the AMG off but i quite like it but at least its german. Yeah didn't relize how easy it was going to be until i did it. but was more worried about breaking any clips or plastic bits which luckily i didn't. Thanks Nathan it was a hammer finish charcoal black supposedly, that i had lying around.
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    Project twin e34's

    Hey Team So managed to get a lot done today and hopefully tomorrow too. With the help of Master Gee and another mate E.B they pretty much turned up here in a ute with a portable work shop, had his compressor, big tool box and gearbox stand. We managed to pull the motor and box out in 40 mins. I did some minor stuff during the week also just to help spend things along. this bloody thing was heavy! I had removed the radiator and coolant expansion tank before hand. before after a good degrease and water blast. so after discussing with gee the best option was to take the whole front off, that way we could just hoist the whole motor and box into the car. As we are using the pmc adapter plate, we didn't fancy trying to line the box to the motor while under the car. M62b44 block M60b40 heads and everything else needed from this motor will be swapped over to the b44 block Also managed to get the Hamann wheels apart and paint stripped the 3 piece barrels. The Hamann centres may need a little machining to fit or possible heat the barrels up and see if they expand enough to fit the centres. And hey Nathan here are the finished rocker covers, again a few imperfections but i wasn't too fazed. Hopefully will get more done to the motor tomorrow. Thanks Richard
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    Project twin e34's

    Hey Nathan The rocker cover came up well, but i wasn't to fussed on the imperfections to be honest, i just scrapped the old paint and water blasted the rest off and gave it a good old lick of rattle can paint. so happy with the finish but it does have heaps of gouges in it. Just had the paint lying around so figured why not. will put pictures up soon
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    Project twin e34's

    Hey Team long time no post sorry for lack of updates as life gets away on me, but still have been doing things just not worth posting up. Hopefully this will be enough to tick you guys over, again nothing major. Thanks Francois yeah i also can't wait to fit that charger to the awesome touring. so managed to put the hoist together wasn't too hard to be honest. Took the covers off and have repainted them in a hammer finish greyish colour. was intending to use the heads for the m60b44 swap but realize the motor is a m60b30 so won't be using that motor now. used the brake duct scoops from the parts car and did some cut and fitting to get them on the sedans front bumper and managed to score these puppies for a rainy day Will be hoping to bring more updates as i start taking apart the sedan car and dropping the motor and box out. Thanks
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