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'88 E30 24v 3.1L ( New vlogs inside)

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HAHA! PS skills on point! But really i hope to get a few track days out of the next one before it kicks the bucket.

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Looking at availability and price, small case is going to be the go. This is my daily, it needs to be going today.

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Just weld it up brah, she'll be sweet as!

haha nah man, a mate dropped off his whiny 3.64 med case. I'll weld that one for epic dorifto points! :)

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It was awesome meeting people at the ECC meet! Never missing the chance to whore out my car, here are some pics from people with cameras lol

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And heres one from the E30 meet after the ECC meet. A bit spontaneous but awesome nonetheless!

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1st track day in my franken30! Was a blast! although a few problems came up which ill have to sort out. Most concerning is the temp gauge rising after 3-4 laps, Ill be looking at getting an alloy rad and an oil cooler before my next outing in march! Not so serious is the lack of traction out of corners, I foolishly stiffened my rear shocks before the track day and assumed the semi slicks would be enough... no no no.

All about seat time now :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L50apzukzpo

(dont know how to embed)

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What's the use of a build thread without pics? The very talented Jeffrey took some awesome photos at the track day while we were in the pits.

Our spot for the day
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Oh a wild BMW 2L open race driver appears... shits getting serious
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Marcus had to sort out the relationship between his tires and guards, no snu snu.
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I also had my fair share of issues on the day. 1st was a minor, my intake elbow had popped off. 2nd was my coolant temps getting very high.
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Jeff said he was trying to get an "in the moment incognito photo"... lol Simon was not impressed being disturbed during lunch
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Sam, DanK and Marcus sorting the tire and guard relationship on the drivers side
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Hell yeah
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Is this a potato?
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Juhan showed up later in the day in his very nice AE86. He joined us on the track as well
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Ah yes valentine's day... a very romantic day for Aalia i'm sure. Partners were free haha
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Big thanks to Simon, Aalia(great sandwiches btw), Marcus, Raewyn, Sam, DanK and Pange for banter, help fixing sh*t and chocking my car when I rolled back into the pits. It's the little things that make the day great! (also cars... let's not forget cars.)

If you want to see more pictures from the day head over to JW Photography NZ and give him a like!

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Ha, sweet tales. Looks like you're having a blast.

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Good stuff Jibs Didn't even realize you had a build thread lol.

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Looking awesome

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Wow it finally hit the track! Was gonna hit you up about a trackday at Hampton in a few weeks. Will drop you a text when I get back to NZ

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Ha, sweet tales. Looks like you're having a blast.

I sure am, although all the prices for track days have gone through the roof! Sucks that it's when my car is finally ready :( haha

Good stuff Jibs Didn't even realize you had a build thread lol.

Damn Daniel... keep up

Looking awesome

Thanks man!

Wow it finally hit the track! Was gonna hit you up about a trackday at Hampton in a few weeks. Will drop you a text when I get back to NZ

Yeh finallly! Let me know

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missed the pictures last time, looks good, hope to come up and do some laps with you guys one of these days!

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More updates on my excursions!

visited hampton downs to do some skid pan work. Trying to handle the car in a tight, slow environment was very... tiring. I don't have power steering and still running the e30 4 turn lock to lock rack. Also i'm finding that i run out of lock very quickly so will need to do something about that.

Despite all this I had an awesome time! Learning to drive this car *properly* is so fun. I need to attend more of these types of events and get as much seat time as possible!

My car was dubbed the cone eater of the day. my front lip had suffered quite a beating haha Hence its absence

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Having great friends that always come to cheer me on, I had to take them all for some rides.

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What better way to show off my new front end setup! biggrin.png

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The more I drive this car, the more I need to change stuff. Some new bits and bobs incoming smile.png

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How has the diff held up?

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its been a while ;)

The e30 has changed a lot since my last update. Ill try to keep everything in order..

We'll start with my 1st ever drift day on the track which was the 28th of May last year at Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park . Tragic. With no real prior experience and not really having a clue about what I was doing, it wasn't until the last lap of the last session I linked the drift section. (Again, tragic) But sure enough I left the day with a chip on my shoulder thinking I was the absolute sh*t, next drift prodigy. I immediately signed up for the next drift day that I could afford, which was in July last year. Boy, the humble pie came swift, and still no power-steering. 

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As I said. I thought I was doing great and going into the next drift day at hampton downs club circuit I was super excited to show off my skills. But then I drove with some people that had a clue. The skill gap was YUGE. I found my self pushing harder and harder to keep up with them, but I still didn't really know what I was doing. Rather than being in control of the car, I was just reactive after the initiation. Basically the car was driving me. And of course the e30 took a bit of a beating.

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I lie. It took a f*cking hiding. 
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sh*t video for lols

Yep, I drove it to Hampton Downs, did an entire drift day. As I was exiting the pit for the last session of the day... BOOM! Rear wheels lock up and I couldn't find any gears, the getrag 260 had enough. No trailer, no way of getting back. Thankfully Sam from Hellbm didn't break his car, so we put my e30 on his trailer. Again, my friends save my ass.

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Not much went on for a while. It was a rough time for me. But my wife graduated! YAY!

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Will update in a bit. Need food.

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Nice bro. I hear your car more than I see it lol. Need to catch up

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So being a gearbox down I needed something that would stand up to a little bit of a hiding. So off I went. To Silverdale. Straight to Hellbm haha. Ray sorted me out with a zf 5 speed and I went to work to install it. We ran into a few hiccups along the way.

Between the m50 and the gearbox sit a lightweight M20 flywheel and m20 6 puk clutch. So using the m20 release bearing resulted in multiple slave cylinder failures (because I didn't know what I was doing wrong). A simple measure up and sure enough the combo was too short, causing the slave to "over extend" and burst the slave. I then did a little research on the issue i was having and the answer was on the internet :) 

1x BMW e21 323i release bearing 21 51 1 204 525 was ordered from Gavin @ euroItalian (great place to shop), and that was it. Driving once again. Seems simple and quick when i'm typing this up, but it took a while... I had other stuff on the go while this whole gearbox drama was happening... good stuff! 

Making sure i can fit big tires at the ride height i want the e30 to sit

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things were done to make it fit

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Oh and I moved house sometime between all of this

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So of course my mates had free reign in my garage :) (Blasphemy warning)

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I had a deadline given to me. There was a E30 meet being organised in Taupo and I was super keen to attend but I wanted to be a little different, so I started hunting for flares. I looked at the options from the states but they didn't really do it for me. I wanted something a little more "JDM" but my wife being the great person she is had bought me a birthday present... the flares I had on my eBay watch-list.

And with the magic of the internet, THEY'RE ON! (255/40R17 all round, Photo credit : Sam Boucher Photography)

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I met some fantastic people and their cars at the meet. It was really heaps of fun! (some stolen photos from Facebook)

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More soon :)

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On 18/01/2017 at 9:02 PM, zero said:

How has the diff held up?

same diff since! hasn't broken but holy zombie man its whiny AF. haha I've got a spare 3.64 med case but with the gearbox change I want something taller.

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ok so since Photobucket wants me to pay $400 to host my photos I thought it would be a good time to start a vlog. So here's my 1st instalment. Its jumping ahead in time quite a bit, but hey, its free! Have a watch! Give me some feed back, im new to this so some constructive criticism is welcome :)
 

  

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13 hours ago, Jibs05 said:

ok so since Photobucket wants me to pay $400 to host my photos I thought it would be a good time to start a vlog. 

 

move your photos to flickr.

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14 hours ago, Jibs05 said:

 Have a watch! Give me some feed back, im new to this so some constructive criticism is welcome :)

 

Constructive criticism:

Consider making a shot list and storyboard the things you want to talk about.  Then film them, without the monologue.  Record your voiceover using a vocal mic with pop filter, or a lavalier mic.  Edit your audio in Audacity or similar.  Then put it all together in iMovie or your preferred editing suite.  If you really get in to voiceover, you can build a vocal booth out of cardboard and foam.

Taking this approach tightens up your vlog, focusses on your messaging, avoids the wandering voice, and protects people from listening to your runny nose sniffs!  Be relaxed in a comfortable space when you do your voiceovers, you'll not be distracted by operating the camera and moving around. Your audience will tune in to your message as your interest and passion will come through in your vocal, telling the story.

I like the background music; consider using different tracks so it's not one repetitive loop through the whole clip.  I loved your cutaways to action shots to illustrate and reinforce what you're talking about.

keep it up, man!  I'll now edit in some links.

PS - I liked your intro graphics with the handprints.  How do you do that?

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Some good advice by Olaf, remember you can still speak while recording as notes for your voiceover, but if you make any vocal mistakes you won't need to worry, can fix in post, overlay the HiQuality audio, keep anything spontaneous and funny for B reel or bloopers, I've thought about somthing similar with a curse cut at the end, every swear word spoken cut and spliced and played alphabetically, it'd crack me up anyway, and kept separate from main vlogs means you won't get those videos flagged and rendered NSFW.

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