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  1. Blackwhiteandblue

    1 Step Forward 2 Steps Back

    That was me! The e30 mounting points on the trailing arms are a about 3" further down than the 2002, so this should give me the correct suspension travel each way. No rally, just the occasional track time if anything. I went with 185 lb springs since the car will be mainly street and I don't like harsh rides. Plus springs are cheap, it isn't a big deal to dial in the spring rate when it is all finished up (that will be a while)!
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    1 Step Forward 2 Steps Back

    Been a while, figured it was time for a little update. I have been chipping away at her for the past few months. I ended up redoing the mounts on the rear subframe because I wasn't happy with the wheel placement (this is the first step backwards). I just need to test fit it the next time I work on her. The cylinder head for the engine is with Bimmerheads in CA, so no new news on the engine. But I did start getting to some of the body issues... I noticed in the front foot-well corners there seemed to be some rubberized coating/built up material around it. I started sandblasting it and it ended up being rubberized coating over fiberglass patchwork... (this is the second step backwards). So I went ahead and busted the patches out and this is what I found I went to work cutting out all the spot welds and ended up with this... (this was the one step forward) Went further back on the outer rocker because the PO put a terrible patch on it and didn't match the contour of the rockers. Lastly, I got some goodies in the mail!!! Reason why I haven't made much progress (other than only working on it for select weekends) is I bought a truck! So it has been sucking some of my time to just get it road worthy. Clearly, I am a gluten for punishment... That is all for now
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    E30 Rear Subframe - What Springs?

    I now feel A LOT better about how my E30 subframe swap is looking! Granted mine is not done either...
  4. Blackwhiteandblue

    Vicariously Viewing Vintage

    You guys clearly don't understand NC... The weather is about as predictable as the way a Walmart arrow flies. It might change 3 times before the weekend! Hopefully for the best! We always say in NC "Don't like the weather? Wait 5 minutes"
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    CCA Icon 2002 preview

    What wheels are on that orange car? Those look awesome!
  6. Ah! I forgot about that. I have been following your blog since you started. We started around the same time, but you are much further ahead!
  7. Not aluminum. Only the rear cover is aluminum. Also, I don't think it is good that you can push your shocks down and they stay that way. They are probably on their way out if you can do that. You probably already had plans to replace them, but just wanted to put it out there that it isn't a good thing.
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    What to do once the engine is out...

    Dang two people beat me to it before I could post a reply
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    What to do once the engine is out...

    Sounds like that guy was just making a blanket statement about old Euro cars he had not worked on. Rings can be had from Goetze (I consider them a good manufacturer) for around $20 per cylinder. Rod and crank bearings are no more expensive than other engines. I believe you can get both the rod and crank set for under $100 from Glyco (once again I consider them a reputable manufacturer). Maybe he was talking about Lamborghini parts from the 70s???
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    New wiring Harness

    Einspritz- what was your source for the proper plugs and connectors? Also, what did you do for wiring? I am seriously considering rewiring my 71 02 for everything I want/don't want. Thanks
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    Primer, Shutz and V E R O N A!

    What did you use for the shutz?
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    Great Aftermarket Door Panel Clips

    For $6.92 I just bought a 100 pack, that is dirt cheap. They look like there are similar to the E30 type as well. I will keep the extra for when I get around to fixing my central locking...
  13. I thought I saw someone put a 240 on a m20? I'm not saying it can happen because I don't know, but I know the starters interchange and some if the bolts are the same. I think the pilot bearing has a different inside diameter, so that would need to be replaced
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    E30 Subframe and M20 Stroker

    I was hoping it wouldn't be the first person to guess that got the crank right... But oh well. At least you didn't guess the pistons. These are actually a stock piston. Not aftermarket. But good guess!
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    E30 Subframe and M20 Stroker

    Been pretty busy the past few weeks, unfortunately not all on projects. I did manage to get a couple things done though. Engine Updates!!! I now have the block clearance for the new crankshaft and connecting rods. I have my machine shop turning a custom piece for the crankshaft, so this is probably as far as it gets till that comes back. Crankshaft sitting in its new resting place. Any one able to guess the crankshaft??! Hint: it is a stock BMW crankshaft. Here is the clearancing that was needed for the connecting rods and crankshaft. It is a tight fit and I didn't anticipate this much clearancing. Here is the piston at TDC. It fits just proud of the block. I will need to measure the PTV very closely before I order my custom MLS gasket. I will be very impressed if anyone can guess what piston this is. Hint: it is not a BMW piston, but it is a stock piston of some sort. I am not sure if there is anyone well versed in M20s that is lurking on here, but if there is a better way to get this needle bearing for the oil pump gear out of the plug for where the distributor used to go on early M20s please let me know. I have mangled this bearing beyond recognizable with my die grinder, burr, and colorful language. Here is the one from the block side I took out and the one from the plug (correct terminology?) E30 Subframe Finally got the subframe tacked together and test fit onto the car!!!!! I just need to weld it out and find a good way to mount the sway bar. I have seen people just taking the mounts from the 2002 subframe and welding them on to the E30 frame. I think that is what I will do, but I don't like it since it goes under the subframe. Oh well... Here is a picture of the subframe before I cut off the end. I ended up cutting the end off the 2002 subframe and using the subframe mounts. I have seen people just relocate the E30 mounts, not sure why anyone would do that. I hate the subframe mounts in the E30s in comparison the the 2002s bolt on type. Bolt them on and go!!! No cursing, and whacking the subframe with a hammer when you have spent all day trying to get the old shit ones out and the new ones in. Rant over! I will get some pictures of the finished subframe when I get that done.