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    i <3 e21's!!!

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    so we went for a looooong drive to get a mates new car, and got a few shots of the bmw.

    parked out front of mates shop



    rolling shot with a mate in the passenger seat



    parking at a servo



    next to mates car for shits n giggles


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    took her for a drive today, ended up in a few different places and putting another 350ks on the motor

    heres a few pics











    and more pics here

    sunday drive - a set on Flickr

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    so not much happening lately, cars driving fine, just spending money on more upgrade parts and waiting for them to turn up.

    this weekend though, i tried the modified dizzy housing after getting it welded again. it still leaks, so this time i slapped a bit of jb weld on it, and its only weeping a tiny bit now. hopefully it holds up for the next week or so, while i get iblown to make me a new housing, no half assing it this time, one piece billet plz.

    also got dad to check the tappets(hasnt been checked since motor went in), and theyre fine. whilst playing under the bonnet, we noticed the alternator bracket was broken, so welded that up and its ok again now.

    i should start playing with the timing soon, just gotta get the time to.

    random engine bay shot, looks so much better with no dizzy. also took the old ignition module and wiring off.


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    i was digging the old valance better but it still looks good regardless.............and for some reason the style of this series bmw reminds me of james bond. :screwy:

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    so uhh, whilst collecting parts for the car today, i also collected a rabbit and a nail on the way home!! noticed the nail since it was tapping against my guard after hitting the rabbit, drop tyre off to tyre shop tomorrow and see if its fixable, hope so!!

    the rabbit did a good job on the bumper, one big mashed area(probably where its head hit) and many other stress cracks around the area. looks like im gonna be rockin the steel bumper for a while, while i fix it(gives me a chance to put the chrome paint on too)



    chucked the 002's on for now, gonna have to take it easy on these, they break traction waaay too easily with the new motor




    now onto the good stuff!! ordered some more bits last thursday from the states, and theyre here already!! i got the correct rear rotors this time(see they bolt on :p), an oil temp gauge to replace the boost gauge in the dash, some russell proclassic braided hose, and a bunch of fittings. i'll be putting my oil cooler and remote filter on this weekend! and i ordered some better camber/toe adjusters for the rear, these weld to the subframe, instead of being an eccentric bush. much more adjustment.


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    so yeh, i kinda forgot i hadnt rolled these guards yet... :p




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    ouchy =/
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    nothin the trusty guard roller wont fix :p

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    made the adaptor for my oil cooler/remote filter today.

    glad i went this way instead of the screw on adaptor.



    had to clearance the fittings to fit the allen head bolts, theres not much room to move, but it fits and bolts down(tried it on spare block out the back)



    underside, gotta get some gasket paper and make my own gasket, stock one wont work. possibly couldve moved bottom one over a bit more to clear bolt, but i wasnt making another one. maybe oneday if i feel like getting iblown to machine me one up!! for now(unless it leaks) this one will do fine



    bit over 1mm gap between the fittings. couldve moved rhs one out a bit, but again, maybe next time.


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    Nice project, man!

    1997 BMW 328is Alpine White // Dove Grey
    ZF Swapped | 3.23 LSD | FK Coilovers | 17x8.5 Borbet Type C | 75mm Wheel Studs | 12mm Vorshlag Spacers | 5000k HIDs | Euro Taillights | Suede Headliner/Pillars

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    ^cheers

    got the cooler finished today, rolled the front guards, so no more grabby on the tyres and put the stock bumper back on.

    adaptor bolted to block, tight squeeze. have to tighten top hose fitting on first, then the bottom one





    overall shot of the layout in the engine bay. ended up swapping the old catch can for new one(which i bought to replace the crummy plastic overflow bottle) because the old one wouldnt fit anywhere but where the filter now is.



    cooler mounted. ended up cutting some more metal out from in front of the radiator(old radiator was narrower)



    and old front back on



    overall, dropped the temp by about 15f. pretty good, just gotta check it for oil leaks throughout the week. had a couple of fittings i tightened up a bit after a test run, so far so good. see how it goes and next weekend i might install my oil temp gauge

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    this thread is definitely in advance about what i exactly plan for my car except the bike carbs.
    But the work is better here than what i expect form me!

    I love your attention to details and good quality work!!!
    Will come back often! for sure!

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    Awesome car! I love the e21's, how dad was it tunning those carbs and wqhat exactly did you get them from?

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    theyre off a honda cbr1100 blackbird.

    so far, ive bought smaller idle jets, need to adjust the screw for them though, too far in now. i need slightly smaller main jets, just havent got around to buying them. to start with, they were pretty much just whack em on and run, they ran very rich, but worked fine.

    with the new motor, theyre working even better!!

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    picked up some more bits the other day, got time to install them today

    new overflow bottle, can finally get rid of the crappy plastic thing, msd coils, safety wire for the brake rotors, and a bling radiator and oil cap(unfortunately the oil cap doesnt fit, my bad!!)



    circuit breaker to isolate the battery from possible shorts(had a 140a on there, but tripped it too many ties, and it died)



    and now for the piece de resistance, my dizzy delete housing, mate did awesome again!!





    overflow bottles on, that was hard, took me a whole 5 minutes to do that!!



    now for the dizzy housing

    comparo pic between the stock one and new one



    its on and working fine, no leaks!!



    close up shot of it bolted on, yes the sensors a bit crooked. i really need to get a good tap and die set that includes a decent handle


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    I love how this e21 is turning out, keep up the good work

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    hey man i **** to dig this up but where did you get those velocity stack filters

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    hey, got em here http://www.bills-b-racing.com/products.html he does a few different colour rings aswell, theyre good stuff, they dont budge, and are easy to clean. he does any size you want, just need to tell him the measurements of the stacks.

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    so i finally test fit the cv adaptors i had my mate make today.

    gotta drill the holes in the cv's out a tiny bit, i managed to get the pcd like .5mm too small, not a major thing, its easily fixed with a slightly bigger drill bit through the holes.







    the backing plates fit inside the adaptors with ample space to breathe



    for the diff flanges, i had printed out a few measured pcd sheets, and tried lining up with the bolt holes on paper, but everything was off a bit. so i took a guess, and went with the pcd that nissans use, which is 5x114.3(the measurements id tested all came close to this, but nothing was 100%).

    looks like nissan was smart, and i got it spot on!!







    and since i dont have a spare control arm to bolt the outer adaptor to for testing, i slid it into the bolts on a spare e21 cv. the gaps only because its the hub side, not cv side. but it lines up perfect.




    and now the e21 is in the shed, have to tighten up the steering rack, which i now have the right tool to do it, not a botched up diy piece that would bend :p im also going to do the rear wheel bearings, and brake lines. i have a car i can use for getting to and from work, so i mght even start doing the new brakes and diff swap while its in there.

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    so i got bored and decided id tap out one of the front caliper brackets, and bolt it all up.

    came up good, may need to skim the bracket a bit to center the disc some more. will see where it sits on the struts on the bmw, coz these are my spares, not cleaned or anything.

    i had allowed for the ability to shim the bracket out to center the disc, but obviously my measurements werent spot on. not the end of the world though.









    just have to shim the caliper out a bit for some clearance from the edge of the rotor.

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    and some more playtyimes.

    took the steering rack out today, going to fix the up and down movement of the pinion from when i first built it. the quickrack pinion was machined wrong, so i couldnt lock the bearing in place, so sitting still, the wheel would move a bit before the rack moved. its gotten a bit worse over the last few weeks, so time to fix it. going to source a thinner bearing, or get the pinion machined.

    thought id take my suspension bits down for a looksee while the cars in the air and the wheels off.

    looks pretty good. wont really know until i start mocking t up without the stock stuff there.

    the control arms almost dead on for stock length with it screwed all the way in.



    and a couple pics of the joys of riding low.

    this thing really is a snow plough!!(well a tarmac/gravel plough)



    reallllllly need to sort out a "scrape" plate before it sees the road again


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    What a great project!

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    as always, great suff in this build thread!!!!
    if i well understand you put a Nissan differential (LSD i guess) on the E21 and it was narrower than the E21 one so you make some spacers/adapters?
    great great great!!!!

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    yeh, putting a nssan r200 diff in(its factory lsd, but can put anything i want in there). its actually wider, the adaptors are to bolt on holden cv joints(easy to get in aus), which i will get shorter shafts made to suit.

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