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  1. 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.
  2. Thanks guys very excited to hear this thing running, Havent tried it in the car yet Nathan so not sure on bonnet clearance ,would love to get the M insignia engraved into it but actually dont mind the amg either
  3. Another update team working hard to try and get this thing on the road. Last two weeks worth. Got all the bits back from driveshaft shop and engineers. shaft bolts up now. shifter all centered or close to it. oil feed AN fitting welded on. return plugged up. This where i drilled 30mm inwards to match factory mounting holes for x member. diff sits quite low now due to being a bigger diff, so i brought these. Gone from 18" to 19" hope it will raise the car alittle to stop smashing of the diff. Heres one for you nathan, not full bolted up tight but gives you an idea of the block to fire wall distance, roughly around 100mm from firewall to back of short block. also changed the rear main seal while i was at it. So heres the fun part, had a spare block and heads which i just roughly threw together to mock this baby up. the Bmw intake studs is where it was sitting on. So took them out and its almost like its meant to be also had to cut these bits off to get it sitting better, not needed for my build. sits alot lower and forward. Pulley almost bang on too. Just need to find where is is going to sit and make an adapter plate. Two back intake holes almost match the front two start miss in line with each other. These are the driver side headers that unfortunately wont work with my heads, so am sending the car off to get some custom ones made. but see how restrictive number 4 and 3 are. Ugly!!!!! Once back from getting manifolds made ill be putting the motor back together in N/A form and running with that till i get the supercharger set up made and done on the spare block.
  4. Thanks Brent ill keep that in mind. For now ill just leave the 328i in
  5. Hey Nathan The Zf 390z is a diesel box that came behide the 330d or 530d motors. and i never got a m3 rear sway bar so didnt want to pay some ridiculous price for one either. It certainly does solve a whole heap but tell you what it looks like alot of work went into making it work too, custom brackets for power steering and alternator were made too. Glad i didnt have to go through it to be honest
  6. Hey Team Another update for the v8 wagon, here's a few weekends worth of work Starting with finally getting that last m12 torx bolt out and being able to drop the auto box out, what a mission it was as there's not alot of room to play with in the trans tunnel. I thought i was home sailing with the manual swap at least till i found that there was no way of me getting the manual box to even tilt in the tunnel to get over the clutch setup. This is where i knew i had to pull the whole motor out in order to make it manual. The plan was to just have it manual for a while with the original motor while i take my time building the M60B44 motor. So once i got the motor out i was thinking i ant going to be doing this twice so ive decided to converting the M62B44tu with the M60 heads and stick that back instead of putting the original motor back in. Having stripped most parts off both motors there was just small things left to do for the engines before i could start piecing bits back together. Mock fitment to measure drive shaft, shifter assembly and gearbox x member. Reconnected the handbrake lines to the m3 rear brakes, swapped the whole m3 rear end in. Also knew that the M3 sways bars are different, so instead i got these spaces made, lengthen the bottom piece of the bushing plate and brought longer bolts to hold the 328i sway bar in place. Found out the m3 diff flange and 330i driveshaft cv joint didnt fit due that dust cover cap on the 330i cv but taking that off made fitting perfect and has same bolt pattern. Due to the M3 diff being larger this made the diff slightly longer too. which made the rear half of the shaft sit about 20mm forward of where the centre bearing bolts to the body. M3 diff 330i diff Managed to line the gearbox up as you can see it was 30mm from the factory holes. So what i did was drilled two small holes further in on the gear mount area on the box itself, now allowing me to bolt the gearbox mount to the factory mounting points. shifter arm and selector rod are also now pushed back 30mm due to the adapter plate. So currently this week at the engineers getting the shifter assembly shorten by 30mm and the block to have the oil return hole blocked and an AN -12 fitting welded to the oil feed hole. Both front and rear driveshafts at the shaft shop getting shorten rear by 20mm front by 32mm. Also the exhaust manifold for the driver side doesn't work with the b40 heads as the stud pattern is different, so will be looking at getting a custom set just made for the driver side for now. Also managed to get some cleaning done, so once block is back this week. I can hopefully start putting together this weekend.
  7. Hey Team So update for the v8 wagon. Been a few busy weekends moving to a bigger shed so had to delay pulling cars apart. But Finally in and this weekend getting stuck into the 5 speed swap. Also nice to have all the toys under one roof. So far since last post have managed to put xyz adjustables in. Over the weekend started pulling the auto box and rear end out of the car. Also found that old owner Eddy had welding some subframe plates in which is a bonus. Just one small torx bolt stopping me from dropping the box as i need to go and buy a torx ring spanner in order to get the bolt out. and change the brake lines to m3 hubs then everything is good to go back in. M3 rear end and zf 390z 5speed box with other little bits. . And a small update for the v12 m3 wheels that came with car and ones ill be swapping to.
  8. Hey Team another small update. Throttle bodies machined.
  9. Small update Received a message from the engineer saying he has finished the CAD work of the lower portion of the intake manifolds and injector fuel rail. All to fit and sit nicely between the heads in the valley.
  10. e46v12

    Project twin e34's

    Haha i know right when he told me the power figure i was like is that it lol. But my goal wasn't about the final power figure, more so getting the thing to idle and run smoother which its is definitely now. So very happy with the tune. Gavin even picked me up from the airport which was a 40min drive away, Highly recommend the guy!
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    Project twin e34's

    @Creaver @zero Can you see it now?
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    Project twin e34's

    Hey Team Very long time no post. alot has happened especially with my other builds and getting the coupe wof ready. It officially sold today In the time that has passed I manged to get the sedan to Gavin for a tune. I wasn't there for it unfortunately as i had to drop it off on a Saturday and return next Saturday to pick up. Very happy with the tune as it runs so much better now. Idles smooth and no more burble! i can't stand that. So the red line is the base tune of M60B44 how the car first came in. Blue line is the final tune figures. Also have got some more work done with the custom 3 piece Hamann wheels, re-drilled holes to match the centres with the barrel. I have one wheel completely cleaned of old paint and now 3 to go. Glad to have found this paint stripper and it works Amazing! Looking at getting the centres powder coated in hyper black and keeping the lips polished. Now the car is tuned and the WOF and REGO is about to finish i will be putting the REGO on hold and taking it off the road to swap all the bushings and arms out with the kit i purchased last year. Once thats all done and wheels are ready ill take it in to get certed. Fun times ahead Thanks Richard
  13. Hi Team Very long time and no post. Alot has been happening as to why i haven't posted. Today is a very sad day but also good and exciting. For you all that have been following this build know i was going to use the Green e46 sedan as my platform for the v12 build. After some serious thinking i couldn't give this opportunity up. I am the new proud owner of this rolling body M3 ( thanks paul ) Some of you may hate the bodykit but its slowly growing on me. Well see you how we go as i may convert it back to factory. which has meant that i am selling the green sedan. I have just sold the red coupe and have also purchased the v8 wagon ( thanks eddy) Great work horse as i have more space for parts now. So again ill be adding the wagon build to this thread just so i dont have a million build threads going. Wagon e46: currently has M60B30 v8 motor and auto in. Plans to convert M60B44 supercharged manual. I purchased a M62B44tu a few months back Also pulled the M60 heads of my spare car ready for the M60B44 build So thats pretty much what has been happened in the past few months. Now that the new M3 car has the whole rear end included, so I can now use the other M3 rear end for the Wagon supercharge swap which works out perfect. Now also all the parts that were intended for the green sedan will be used on either the M3 or wagon. I will be install the XYZ adjustables into the wagon tomorrow. Will post pictures if i get time. Thanks Richard
  14. I say he hasn't yet, and not sure if they have one. But will find out next time im in there.
  15. Hey Nathan I haven't been billed yet but say it wont be cheap, still have the custom cam grind and ITBs to go. So still a little way away till I have to pay the bill. Power gain wise, wouldn't know sorry as this is the 1st bmw v12 they have done so unknown territory really but will definitely see an improvement... I hope
  16. Hey Michael man that is a bloody brilliant idea! the v12's m70/73 are renown for having sh*t exhaust flow, so two would fix that but no thats the spark plug port.
  17. Hey Team Small update, dropped off cam sprockets and engineers has finished porting the heads.
  18. e46v12

    Project twin e34's

    Hey Everyone So over the weekend manged to get my daily back up and running Man what a night a day difference it is, the gear chatter that i did have mainly due to loose friction plate is pretty much gone. Clutch pedal feels a little stiffer which i dont mind at all. But just in general the whole motor feels and runs abit more smoother now. Also managed to change out the broken 2 o2 sensors in the e46 coupe and taken the bonnet and bumper off for painters next week. drives shafts were originally same length but due to the adapter plate, i had shorten the old drive shaft. But used the front half of the 530i shaft as it was the longer piece but good as it was beefier had to swap shifters out too due to length differences.
  19. Hey Everyone We have finally got some action going! called up the engineers and as promised he had started some work on the heads. Popped in to have a look and he didn't disappoint, so excited to finally get this build back on track. One of the heads in the CNC machine getting the intake and exhaust ports done, not sure on specs but looks to be 2-3mm of porting done. a view of some of the exhaust ports Yet to be machined. Machined Intake side. A comparison of one done and factory. Billet blocks to be machined into the throttle housing. Throttle plates and the trumpets that will be going on top So thats it for now, Engineer was originally going to weld and make the intake adapter plate by hand but has now decided to machine it out of a solid billet piece. Regrind factory cams and find some stronger valve springs to suit. can't wait to see more of this build taking shape. Thanks Richard
  20. e46v12

    Project twin e34's

    Hey Nathan Yes its a dry sump setup, i think the manual swap is the easy part, eddie did all the hard work of mounting the thing in and getting it running mint. You should have a look at these guys Nathan https://adamat.com.pl/ i was enquiring about their kit till i found eddies car.
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    Project twin e34's

    Arrived today little sneak peak, will jump into this weekend. Hopefully will have the sedan back up and running.
  22. Hey Andy haha yeah it was late that night of pick up, thanks for accommodating me. Would have love to yarned about the v12, plenty time for that though. It looked to be the wheel bearing that was making the noise, once i swapped the whole rear end over, no sound.
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    Project twin e34's

    Evening All Got this piece of the puzzle today, one step closer
  24. Hey 0-60 once i have the superchager in place ill have a better idea on how to attack the intake side, but do agree its current state a box around the pod filter would help. Gave the engineer a call today and he says he may have the heads ported and ready for viewing by the end of the week fingers cross he follows through with it.
  25. Hey Team Long time no post, As i have a couple projects going at one time i have share my time between them all. Some of you may have seen my other e34 project build thread which is taking most of my time up now a days only due to me waiting on the engineer to start on my V12 motor, but i have given him a month to start something as it's almost been a year and half since i drop the motor off. If nothing happens in a months time i will be pulling pin on him. I have found a guy over in Aussie. Guys name Rama he owns and runs RHD engineering and makes ITB's galore. So either way excited that this project is heading somewhere again. So in the mean time other things semi related to this build have happen. You all must know _ethrty-andy_ well i saw he was selling one of his do a uppers on trade me for $1 reserve. This puppy i managed to win. had a few bits needed to be done to make road worthy, ( still not) So me and the boys took all the running gear from the gearbox back to whole rear end out of the sedan and swapped it all into this coupe. Now its a manual 328i, there are a few little bits to finish off then ill sell it to fund this Its a e46 touring with a v8 swap. So i hope you guys dont mind this build thread will home two projects now. re-titled Project Twin E46's In short plans are to swap the 4lt v8 in as it has a 3lt one, convert to manual and supercharge it. I still wanted the sedan to be rollable so managed to bolt the m3 rear end in minus the diff. doesn't that look nice. checked the rear subframe and no cracks but still intend to weld the reinforcement plates in at some point. Looking forward to bring more updates. Thanks Richard
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