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Old 10-20-2008, 09:42 AM   #1
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Another E30 for the 24 Hours of Lemons

We are tired of garage queens so the 24 Hours of Lemons is one of our projects for next year. We found an E30 with minor body damage. Our 318is looks great from this angle....





but not so hot from the back.





We going to use a BFH, prybars, and possibly a plasma cutter to free up the rear wheel.
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Old 10-20-2008, 04:44 PM   #2
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interested to see how that turnes out..good luck
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Old 10-20-2008, 04:59 PM   #3
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I like it! As someone is bound to say,.... "That'll buff out."
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Old 10-20-2008, 08:55 PM   #4
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I like it! As someone is bound to say,.... "That'll buff out."
That'll buff out.


Otherwise it looks pretty clean.
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Old 10-20-2008, 11:36 PM   #5
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damn makes ne think... i got a fues cell in the trunck filled with c16.
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Old 10-21-2008, 11:54 AM   #6
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Steel prices have dropped a bit. My roll cage tubing order was a few cents cheaper per foot than I paid this summer. 100' of 1.50x.120 DOM is plenty for a Lemons cage and I'll probably have 25+ feet left over.
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Old 10-21-2008, 12:59 PM   #7
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needs a good car wash??? and then a buff job?
looks like its going to be fun
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Old 10-22-2008, 03:20 AM   #8
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oh that is perfect. That body damage is no big deal, plus its actually there. The only other 318is E30 that has run a lemons was pretty questionable. That one there is no question its a lemons car.

I am really interested how a M42 engine would do. I kinda worry about the high RPMs for that long. We are currently looking at reringing out M20 or finding another used one to drop in. The M42 has similiar HP to the 2.7L tho lacking in torque, but the drop in weight would be quite nice to have. Still can an average M42 hold up to 24 hours of near redline?
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Since the M4x motors are essentially shortened m5x motors, they should have no problem with extended track duty.
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Old 10-22-2008, 09:14 AM   #10
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Here is a sugestion:

As long as it's not for the road use, chop the whole trunk area out and

make it a hatchback . There is nothing esential there, right, relocate

the battery and done.
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