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Old 08-08-2013, 06:05 PM   #81
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I was going to have the engine cover painted white with the ///M stripes over the top of the white.

Now that I have seen the engine in the black really ties in with the black and red theme of the car.

What do people think?
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Old 08-08-2013, 06:27 PM   #82
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Old 08-08-2013, 08:46 PM   #83
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Old 08-08-2013, 09:25 PM   #84
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nice one Tim! man man I thought you ll be driving it by now lol crack the whip dude haha
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Old 09-13-2013, 08:58 AM   #85
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Hows the build coming along now Tim ?
Curious if you know the specs of your rims at all ?
Looking to sell up and build a E30 the Simmons have grown on me looking at this thread more.

Can't wait to see it done !
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Old 09-15-2013, 08:16 PM   #86
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Small update time.

The E30 has been sitting with not much work done to it as GT Auto Garage are flat strap and have been for a few months preparing cars for WTAC in Sydney in October. While the car has been sitting there I have been toying with some ideas to improve it further.

I went down to the shed on Saturday morning and removed the front door cards as well as the rear side trim (not sure what it's called - not door cards because it is only a 2 door but you get the idea). I'm going back this week to remove the rear parcel shelf and the dash.

The dash has a few small cracks on it and they will be repaired before the entire dash and centre console is covered in black alcantara. The door cards and rear side trims are going to be re-covered in black leather, with the ribbed centre sections of both being covered with black alcantara. I'm sure you can guess what is happening to the rear parcel shelf. The stitching that defines the ribs will be M tri-colour stitched to match the hand brake and shifter boots that I ordered from a guy from the US who is on the R3Vlimited E30 forum.

I've already got the ZHP shifter and just chasing a hand brake handle and the interior will be all good.
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Old 09-15-2013, 08:18 PM   #87
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Hows the build coming along now Tim ?
Curious if you know the specs of your rims at all ?
Looking to sell up and build a E30 the Simmons have grown on me looking at this thread more.

Can't wait to see it done !
I'm not sure of the specs of the rims. As the build progresses and I put the KW V2 suspension in I will have a look on the back of the wheels when they are off. I'm hoping the specs will be stamped back there.

If you need something sooner, I will be back at the shed this week and can pull a front and rear wheel off and have a look for you and let you know.

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I'm not sure of the specs of the rims. As the build progresses and I put the KW V2 suspension in I will have a look on the back of the wheels when they are off. I'm hoping the specs will be stamped back there.

If you need something sooner, I will be back at the shed this week and can pull a front and rear wheel off and have a look for you and let you know.

Tim.
When you taking them off is fine. In no rush.
Sounds like a lot of work will happening again on the build
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Old 09-15-2013, 09:42 PM   #89
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When you taking them off is fine. In no rush.
Sounds like a lot of work will happening again on the build
The Simmons on my car MAY be for sale soon enough. I'm thinking about getting some BBS Super RS wheels for it but haven't made up my mind yet. So I will get the specs to you and if I decide to sell I will let you know.

Cheers,

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Old 10-29-2013, 07:24 PM   #91
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Well things are going a little slowly at the moment. That's my fault. It's my fault because I have now decided to completely rebuild the engine and throw away the factory ECU.

I will be ditching the factory ECU in favour of a MOTEC ECU and it looks as though it will be the M84 model. In addition to the MOTEC computer I will also be installing a MOTEC C125 dash.

I will be deleting the VANOS and installing some quite big cams (yet to decide exact specs but they will be big) together with new pistons and con rods. The valves will also be replaced with modified items.

I have ordered a Goke carbon air box and that should arrive next week some time.

The goals I have in mind are to turn the engine to 8,500 rpm and make 400hp (crank of course). Given the factory claims 321 hp standard, it will not be unrealistic to see 400hp from the mods. The beauty of the MOTEC is that i will have switchable maps - one for 98 RON (pump) and also one for E85. There will be the supporting fuel system mods to aid fuel delivery.

ETA - I have no idea.

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Holy moly! Big $$$ build Tim....nice!

Considered a turbo set up?
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Old 10-29-2013, 07:34 PM   #93
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Old 10-29-2013, 07:47 PM   #94
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Considered a turbo set up?
Haha - yeah a dollar or two has been and will be spent on the thing. My thought has been to build it right and build it once. That's why I didn't just stop at vanos deletion and cams.

I did consider turbo but in the E30 engine pay there is so little room around the steering shaft with the 6 cylinder in there. Apart from that, I really like NA engines and think that this thing will really scream at 8,500 rpm

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Old 10-29-2013, 08:16 PM   #96
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Don't forget you promised me a drive once it's finished! I expect it will probably have close to 800hp by the time you get it on the road...
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Old 10-29-2013, 08:28 PM   #97
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Don't forget you promised me a drive once it's finished! I expect it will probably have close to 800hp by the time you get it on the road...
Haha - I won't forget Declan. Not sure about 800hp but somewhere above 400hp on E85 should be pretty quick in a car that weighs about 1,000kg.
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Old 10-29-2013, 09:03 PM   #99
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NICE airbox Tim
Hey Kim. Thank you.

And can I just say that it was really nice meeting you and Aaron down at WTAC. Aaron's M3 is quite something.
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