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Shaun14 last won the day on October 19 2018

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About Shaun14

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    Shaun Varney
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    1974 BMW 2002
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    15" BBS RS wheels, Nardi steering wheel.
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    Classic cars & driving round in circles.

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  1. Shaun14

    s50b32 3.2 m3 evo engine

    Hi Mate, When was this last running? Any Idea what shipping to AKL would cost? Any issues with it (Vanos etc) ? Cheers
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    E46 LS7 Endurance racing car

    Another small update, the fuel cell has been mounted as well as the dash and seat. The Carbon roof has now been bonded on and the windows have been test fitted.
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    E46 LS7 Endurance racing car

    Bit more progress today, Paul painted the chassis and started fitting some of the carbon bits as well as the steering column. This photo shows the driving position: Carbon roof is fitting nicely:
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    E46 LS7 Endurance racing car

    Hi Richard, I'm not sure sorry mate - didn't measure it.
  5. Shaun14

    Auckland Paint Recommendations

    Hi All, I have two cars (an E46 race car and an E30 road car) that I am wanting to get painted in the next few months. Both cars will be stripped down (E46 is just a shell and E30 will have all lights, trim, bumpers, glass, interior etc... removed) and both cars will be getting a complete colour change and have very straight bodys. The plan at this stage is to paint the E46 Alpine White 2 and the E30 Lime Rock Grey. I'm looking for recommendations and rough costs for car painters in the Auckland region - Happy to do some of the prep work my self to save costs but I understand some body shops don't like this. Thanks in advance.
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    E46 LS7 Endurance racing car

    Little bit of progress made recently - Paul has had the car up on the rotisserie and has stripped the underside, the rear guards have been 'radiused' to accept the wide body rear fenders and the air jack mounts have been installed. Next on the list is to mount the fuel cell, engine and gearbox before painting the floor.
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    E46 LS7 Endurance racing car

    Thanks Jon! Me too! I sold it to Andrew Mackenzie and now its owned by Aaron Black in Dunedin
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    E46 LS7 Endurance racing car

    The sedans are a little lighter my WTCC car was around 1080KG from memory
  9. Shaun14

    E46 LS7 Endurance racing car

    Thanks Tom! You should come by and check it out some time! Hows the CSL going?
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    E46 LS7 Endurance racing car

    We're going to run the same wide body and splitter as the WTCC car as well as centre lock hubs and 270 slicks so Paul hung the fender on the car and test fitted a wheel he had lying around with spacers to emulate the centre lock adaptors - It looks like it should be a perfect fit once we align the car and add some camber. Paul also started to fabricate some of the carbon panels we are going to be using starting with the roof. In other news I managed to pick up a 6 speed sequential Quaife gearbox as well as a M3 subframe and diff which is currently being built by Kayne Barrie Motorsport.
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    E46 LS7 Endurance racing car

    The car came back from the cage builder a few days ago and is looking great. I still had the FIA Homologation papers from my WTCC car so managed to replicate the cage exactly (we added in some rear subframe bracing due to the HP/TQ we will be running and the fact that this is a weak point in the E46). We also managed to test fit the seat, pedal box, carbon dash and steering column - I'm 6'2" and should be sitting in line with the B pillar.
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    E46 LS7 Endurance racing car

    Once the car got to Paul's place he started to really tear into it and cut out every inch of sheet metal that we don't need as well as prepare the car for air jacks, fuel cell and cage.
  13. Shaun14

    E46 LS7 Endurance racing car

    I bought a 318i and started to strip the interior, remove sound deadening and prepare it to go to Paul (the car builder) to begin the cassis prep and cage.
  14. Shaun14

    E46 LS7 Endurance racing car

    Hi all, Im currently building an E46 to race in the North Island endurance series and thought it may be a good idea to document it here. My plan is to build a 'replica' of a WTCC car I had a few years ago but with the engine, gearbox and brakes from a V8 Super Tourer creating an unholy love child of two of my old race cars. I'm hoping to have the car weighing around 1,200KG and putting down about 650HP - for reference a standard Super Tourer is around 1,440KG and 550HP. Below are a few pictures of both my WTCC car and Super Tourer as well as a rendering of what the final car could look like (Excuse the poor quality).
  15. Shaun14

    FS: e36 318iS 5MT - needs love

    Hey Mate, A bit out of my budget but let me know if you decide to part it out! Would be keen on engine, ecu, loom + Gearbox. Cheers, Shaun