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[ E30 ] VERSION 2

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Oh yeah, it runs!

Thanks to Will for his time and knowledge at the start and also massive thanks to Troy for finishing off the rest of the wiring recently.

Turn your volume up or use headphones for the full effect!

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Home time!

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And time for me to get stuck into a list of small things to be complete before certification and hopefully a full panel and paint this year too.

Lastly a huge thanks to Kerry and his team at Mosen Euro Parts in Hamilton, can't thank that man enough for his countless hours and knowledge to help me get to where the car is today.

 

 

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On 4/29/2018 at 8:48 AM, _BRS_ said:

sourced from Mike at Euroturbo along with his driveshaft hoops that meet all certification specifications and are designed and made by his business here in NZ.

Awesome work mate!

I used his hoops in my conversion, they required different bolts and spring washers as the ones provided weren't up to standard, also remember to leave the carpet out before presenting the car.

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Wow.  Just wow.  Great work, tremendous attention to detail, and some beaut fabrication in there.  The videos with the exhaust notes were music.  Can't wait for the next installment!

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On 4/29/2018 at 12:17 PM, zero said:

Amazing work on the engine bay!

How close does the engine sit in relation to the firewall?

Don't have a photo of it sorry, but far enough away to still run the heater hoses and access them easily and also didn't want to bash up the tunnel for the gearbox.

12 minutes ago, _ethrty-Andy_ said:

Awesome work mate!

I used his hoops in my conversion, they required different bolts and spring washers as the ones provided weren't up to standard, also remember to leave the carpet out before presenting the car.

Cheers Andy, slowly getting there,  Good to know about the bolts and washers also.

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New Year. New Update!

After getting the car back home it was time to start fresh and sort out what needed to be done.

First off i knew that the sump had a pinhole leak in it that needed to be sorted so the front end, suspension, subframe and cooling system was stripped back again to remove that to be re-welded, while i was at it i replaced the waterpump that was also leaking.

A new clutch line was also routed up and over the gearbox, to keep it away from the headers, and the accelerator cable shortened and finished up with all the correct clips and grommets. 

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After a couple of months everything was bolted back up and the car was taken to Sam Smith, of Smith Industries, to get a couple things tided up and fabricated, this included a slight change to the rear exhaust tips, a cold air box, a sump bash plate, heat shielding around the headers and a battery hold down in the boot. His work is amazing and id definitely recommend anyone who needs some fabrication done of any kind, for a good deal, to contact him.

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Once the car was back home it was time to tidy up the wiring side of things, as this had been worked on by a couple of others over the last few years. Local guru Nigel from Ignition Autosport was enlisted to undertake this job. While this was being done, the cooling system and necessary sensors were also completed and fluids checked before it was fired back up and ready for its first drive under its own power! A crack in the power steering reservoir was discovered, so a new one was ordered before this could happen.

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Coolant return hose and washer fluid hose from the rear bottle are neatly hidden away inside the front guard.

A few parts were starting to accumulate over time, like the fresh bumper trims, thanks to fellow touring owner Dylan HJ, some small goodies from overseas and another set of perfect smileys from a local guy who didn't know the value of them, also thanks to Andy,  Lucan, Richard (e46v12), Mike from EuroTurbo for the help over the last 9 Months sourcing small things.

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With things not going smoothly at times, photos like this just remind me how far things have come, and how it will all be worth it!

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First drive under its own power!

With the car running and no issues so far, panel and paint was on the list to get ticked off. So a few long weekends were spent striping it all and documenting, labelling etc so i knew how to put it all back together!

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Watch this Space....

 

 

 

 

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The photo in the long grass is awesome!! 

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Just seen the zoom in from above, over the "exploded parts" view - that also is awesome. How did you do that one, using a drone or hanging off the roof of the house and using the camera zoom? Either way it looks brilliant.

The imagination and or the vision to imagine those shots is also pretty impressive, before you even start talking about the execution.

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7 hours ago, E30 325i Rag-Top said:

The photo in the long grass is awesome!! 

 

4 hours ago, E30 325i Rag-Top said:

Just seen the zoom in from above, over the "exploded parts" view - that also is awesome. How did you do that one, using a drone or hanging off the roof of the house and using the camera zoom? Either way it looks brilliant.

The imagination and or the vision to imagine those shots is also pretty impressive, before you even start talking about the execution.

Cheers Jon, always looking for something new and different, the exploded view was shot using a drone.

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Loving the pics and the videos -  very creative.

Can you tell us more about the m62b44 - is it just a junkyard motor or was it rebuilt? Any preventative maintenance done on it like chain guides? Any mods? If its 100% stock it sounds pretty amazing for a stocker.

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9 hours ago, zero said:

Loving the pics and the videos -  very creative.

Can you tell us more about the m62b44 - is it just a junkyard motor or was it rebuilt? Any preventative maintenance done on it like chain guides? Any mods? If its 100% stock it sounds pretty amazing for a stocker.

I guess it is just a junk yard motor,  out of an automatic e39 with 160km on it, was driven into the yard from Tauranga to Hamilton by Kerry at Mosen Euro Parts.

Its all stock, only maintenance was a couple of gaskets, O rings and the water pump.

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Cant wait to see this finished and go for a roll with you

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5 hours ago, WYZEUP said:

Cant wait to see this finished and go for a roll with you

Like wise! This year!

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On 1/3/2019 at 10:53 AM, _BRS_ said:

also thanks to Andy, ....

you are very welcome mate. not sure when ill see you next but hopefully next time wont be so brief!

On 1/4/2019 at 2:56 PM, _BRS_ said:

Like wise! This year!

youve said that before!!!!!!! Megameet 2019 ???

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11 hours ago, _ethrty-Andy_ said:

you are very welcome mate. not sure when ill see you next but hopefully next time wont be so brief!

youve said that before!!!!!!! Megameet 2019 ???

Haha i know eh, will aim for that, again. You won't be disappointed!

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Awesome work, great attention to detail

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