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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2020 8:26 am 
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Car Models: B204 powered BMW E30
After a 4 year hiatus (new child) the build is back on.

Recently i have:

Assembled a Torsen diff with a 3.73 gear set
Modified rear subframe with braced control arms and adjustable suspension mounting points to correct for camber and toe.
Cut and welded a Getrag 260 gearbox to an Omega R25/28 bellhousing.
Test fitted the engine.

Next jobs are engine mounts and sump modifications.

I have a thread running on the TrionicTuning forum, but am not sure about how to add photos here since the death of Photobucket. What's the best free hosting site to use that works well here?

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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2020 9:03 am 
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Goodluckmonkey wrote:

I have a thread running on the TrionicTuning forum, but am not sure about how to add photos here since the death of Photobucket. What's the best free hosting site to use that works well here?


Image loading advice here.


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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2020 9:51 am 
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Cheers, I'll see how I get on.

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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2020 10:15 am 
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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2020 10:41 am 
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Cant work out how to get the links for the individual images to embed them here

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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2020 6:35 pm 
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I idea how to make the pictures work either. I use Postimage.

But that looks awesome. Do you have a pair of the seats you’ve got for the driver? Very cool

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2020 11:28 am 
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I think I've only gone and worked out this picture lark!

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2020 3:28 pm 
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Car Models: Mercedes Benz 190e b204 swap
Looks good, shame the E30's have so many common rusty spots. I'd love another one but i think the next and last one will be a V8 swap cabby one day :)


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:46 pm 
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Yeah, I've been very lucky with this one.

It's only got 90k on it. The paint was rough, but the shell seemed remarkably solid, and thankfully I haven't found any horrors.

Two small patches to the rear arch boxes, a rear valance, and the front jacking points. Oh, and a 5p sized hole on a seam in a front wheel arch.

All the arches are mint, as is one of the wings.

Even the worst one is an easy repair.
Its had a new genuine wing at some point in its life, but the repairs obviously couldnt be bothered to paint all of it :loco:

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Funny, initially I wanted to turbo M60 swap this, then I decided the fuel bill would be stupid, and if I built it as a daily instead of a weekender, I'd get more out of it.

Aiming for 350+ whp, with a wide powerband, so should be ample in such a small car.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2020 7:41 pm 
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Really enjoying the pictures. Good to see it progressing.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:51 am 
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Going to enjoy this :corn:
You aren't far from me either, I might be able to lend a hand on the 2 person jobs once all this virus faff is done with.

What spec are you looking at on the engine?

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2020 12:41 pm 
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Car Models: B204 powered BMW E30
B204, with a TD05-HRA 16G6 from an Evo. (Titanium turbine wheel, 9.8cm2 exhaust housing)

The motor's got 94k on it and is super clean under the cam box and from the sump end, so I'm not even going to open it up to change the valve springs.
Don't plan on revving it past 6500 in reality, and the turbo has a good sized exhaust housing, so probably wont see more than 18psi up top. Will see how it fares, and if it floats the valves, then I'll have to swap them out.

Should go to anywhere near 400 crank hp on that turbo, but in reality, I wont need it.

Gearbox is 0.81:1 in top, and I have both 3.73 and 3.38 differentials for testing.

Should be ample in 1100kg of car.

I'll give you a shout when it's done. Hoping to have it together at some point this year.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:59 am 
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Sump progress has been made.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:04 pm 
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Test fitted etc. Some welding, a baffle setup, and modded pickup to go....

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:22 pm 
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Some proper engineering going on here, looking forward to the development of this thread.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:43 pm 
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Great work!

Should be enough to upset those pesky BMW drivers.....oh wait... :lol: :lol:

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:00 am 
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anjum wrote:
Great work!

Should be enough to upset those pesky BMW drivers.....oh wait... :lol: :lol:


:D :D Exactly the plan. Pretty sure turning up at club meetings and explaining why Swedish power is superior to the German options will upset a few too.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:13 pm 
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:lol: :lol: :lol:

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:28 pm 
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Some unexciting rust repair going on.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:31 pm 
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Removed the bulkhead sound deadening to check for rust (and got lucky)

Hopefully the scab behind the servo hasn't spread too far along the seam.

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