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Old 09-14-2008, 10:31 PM   #1
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Default My e-30 (update)

this is my e30 when i first got after a bumper conversion, my buddy added a piece to the bottom of the stock e valence was better but still unhappy.
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Old 09-14-2008, 10:38 PM   #2
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Default driving down the back road one day

so going down my dirt road about 5 minutes from my house and i see a vert sitting in this guys yard so i check it out its a 91 cabriolet is. most of the front end was gone, hood fenders engine, plastic bumpers. the is front valence was still there minus the foglights, front lip, and insert in middle. i unbolted gave the owner 15 dollars and went home to do some work.

I just recently went back and cut the rear apron off for 15 dollars also, in a conversation with the guy and he said all the car needed was an engine when he got it and couldn't find so he parted out I got a free m42 at my buddy's down state. anyhow i just cut the apron off last weekend and have not started any work on it yet.

front end after i completed valence
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Old 09-14-2008, 10:51 PM   #3
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Default some parts i have been gathering for a while

my clutch is shot
rear main seal is shot
gas tank leaks a few gallons if filled up
rear rotors are in sad shape

so i have a rear main seal and clutch kit but am unhappy with the performance end of the eta engine. so im just holding on to the clutch till i do a motor swap.

gas tank is on hold as no garage, and bmw is my daily driver so i cannot afford any downtime due to broken bolts, crappy fuel pump, etc.
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Old 09-14-2008, 11:04 PM   #4
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Default getting a new daily driver

so in order to get some serious work done on my bmw i have been working on my old beater. Its a 1991 honda civic hatch, blown head gasket followed by a seized spark plug. remedy a new motor 150$ 2 month warranty from the local junk yard

old engine coming out, new engine in, needs inspection (2 rear tires) and its completed runs like a champ

the spare parts, block head manifolds i was just gotta throw in dumpster at work but i figure i can get something out of it from the scraper 5 mins down the road from me for a oil change or something
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Old 09-14-2008, 11:19 PM   #5
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Default cold weather no garage

no worries im building a 14x18 shed garage whatever it will have a garage door i have the lumber to frame it, metal for the roof, free siding, holes are dug. this will house my bmw for the winter and give me a place to work on it.
(it was dark out forgive pics)
coming spring i am goin to begin a motor swap m50, haven't decided vanos or not . i would like to future turbo but the swap in its self is gonna be the first objective. its not gonna happen right away but buy spring it will begin.
feel free to post any comments or ideas, personal opinions on vanos and non vanos engines, my buddy says he seen a chipped nv smoke a vanos ?!? so a little to decide on there.

i also have this rear camber/toe problem i need to fix but don't wanna dish out 300 bucks plus fabricate mounts. whats everyone else do for this problem.

i have toxico struts and springs
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Old 09-15-2008, 12:56 AM   #6
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Old 06-01-2011, 08:07 PM   #7
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so its been awhile, garage/workshop is built 14x18 not very big, gonna do 10ft addition so it will be 14x28 before summer is out.

Anyhow today i got around and pulled the gas tank out of this (leaked fuel when full) I was shocked when I saw the top there is alittle bit of rust but not much, im gonna replace all lines, especiall that woven one that goes next to the sending unit. that almost has to be the culprit. I did buy a new gastank awhile ago so that will be brand new going in.


The driveshaft center bearing was completely destroyed, the bearing in the guibo end is shot, and the universal can they be replaced in these??

Also have camber/toe correction kit to install on a rear subframe i purchased, have to order new bushings yet.

Will post pictures later maybe tomorrow.
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this is a older picture of my garage, it now has siding, and doors
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this is the hole i found in the tank its small but when full , possibly on the side of this pipe might be rotten through also
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the gas tank removed, i wasn't expecting it to look so good up in there , just the lines, break and gas, and the rear subframe, and trailing arms are rusty, i have some of the lines new, and a whole subframe for it. would like to replace everything that is around the tank before new goes in.
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