Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Last day of 2010 Engine install...

Well its here, last day of the year for working on the E30 what better way to close it by having Danny and Julian over to help me install the motor....

Thanks to the BMW special tool that Danny put together to gently seat the drivers side motor mount...

what a year it was....time for my baby to go to sleep till spring 2011

BIG THANK YOU!! DANNY for all your help, yoru always there for me when I need it and I appreciate it.

Till next year

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Clutch and transmission installed.....Engine ready for install

Today I installed the clutch and tranny on the engine.... Heart is ready for transplant

Stage 2 Exedy clutch good for 250HP and 250 torque All I will need with an NA M20B25 engine

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Not much done lack of time...few pics of putting the body in place

Not much to report waiting for parts and lack of time as usual.... so I just kind of put together some body parts to see what needs to be adjusted / fitted...

lots and lots of adjustements to do everywhere but I think its going to look great once everything installed , adjusted and of course lowered with my new suspension, still missing "IS" spoiler, finishing filling/sanding in the Zender side skirts "ferrari wannabe fins looks.."

my brand new M42 rad just checking how it fits...

motor almost completed need a new alternator belt its coming

Does anybody know if I still need the crank pulley (PS and AC) since I wont be using PS or AC? The less belts and rotating mass the better...more reliable more free power

Also trying to locate a shorter oil filter since am not going to use the stock oil cooler and need a hair more clearance because of the header.... I saw somebody in here with a BOSCH with number 333xxx smaller filter but he has not gotten back to me if anybody know the type/number please let me know.


Saturday, September 11, 2010

Finally more engine progress...

Finally more progress done with my engine

Found metric blues head bolt equivalents at a place in Hull called FASTENAL awesome company to deal with good prices too..

Torqued them down in sequence 20 pounds,,40 pounds...50 pounds,,,finish at 70 pounds.

Just need to adjust the valves before closing it all up. Also got a new timing belt, water pump, etc...

Intake ready to go in..

Here is the car awaiting a new heart

Arek ( came trew today awesome guy even delivered the parts to me cant beat that...

new Behr M42 rad cheap Rad CAP!! Will have to get one Arek get ready for more parts...

Picked up a Used 3.73 LSD DIFF for a very good price from a Gabriel another guy who is moding his E30 just need to swap my cover as this one is cracked.

Transmission shifter work done....short shifter and new hardware

Major cleaned up of the transmission and high heat paint

More to come...another 3 weeks and The heart transplant should take place...I hope..

Also waiting for my stage 2 EXEDY clutch kit...and to find a good place to resurface my flywheel...

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Visit from Danny...and lack of engine work...

Well talk about a show stopper... my torque wrench was set to 80 pounds by mistake..

Now am trying to source out some better bolts that I can reuse since am on a budget am going to go with you guess it Metric blues... cant get them from the U.S so am going to try and get some from brafasco in ottawa...

Also ordered the rest of the OEM stuff (M42 rad, water pump, timing belt...ect..)to finish off the motor from Arek - very nice guy he managed to calm me down when I told him about the snapped head bolt.

meantime I finished installing the fuel injectors / wiring loom and headers

Danny came back from california and stopped by with his M52 powered E30 to bleed the back brakes and well..... the bleeder screw broke. looks like its broken bolts week for us...

nice swap that he ended up having to fix himself

more to come...when my parts come in..