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Forum: projects & restorations Today, 12:59 AM
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Copy that.

Copy that.
Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 08:50 PM
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No AC. The E30 isnít equipped for it either. It...

No AC. The E30 isnít equipped for it either. It was a stripped euro car. No AC and no power steering. Worked well for me.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-16-2018, 03:56 PM
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Posted By Atom D&D
Been doing lame work. Not exciting stuff....

Been doing lame work. Not exciting stuff. Changing coolant lines from FWD configuration and making motor mounts. I want the (potential) option to shift the whole assembly forward a bit since the...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-10-2018, 11:57 PM
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Boring Saturday night. UFC on the tv and a stack...

Boring Saturday night. UFC on the tv and a stack of compressor maps.

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Forum: projects & restorations 11-05-2018, 10:16 PM
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So, used our shipping pallet jack/scale to weigh...

So, used our shipping pallet jack/scale to weigh the empty engine/trans combo. I’m going to re-weigh them tomorrow on a more accurate scale (even though the shipping/receiving guys swear the scale on...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-05-2018, 09:22 PM
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Couple things, A) even more additional cost. I...

Couple things, A) even more additional cost. I already have the dual mass and B) when I did the CAD for where to cut/weld the bellhousing and trans I used the OE dual mass for all my measurements. I...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-05-2018, 08:52 PM
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Posted By Atom D&D
Well, I’ve got a 215mm recess in the Volvo dual...

Well, I’ve got a 215mm recess in the Volvo dual mass flywheel. I have three options, A) buy a larger E30 disk made for dual mass and have it trimmed (losing some friction material $120), B) buy an...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-05-2018, 07:57 PM
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Posted By Atom D&D
Yeah, I was thinking either super smooth...

Yeah, I was thinking either super smooth engagement or chatter. Also thinking about engine braking.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-05-2018, 03:27 PM
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Any idea what would happen if you pair a sprung...

Any idea what would happen if you pair a sprung center clutch disk with a dual mass flywheel?
Forum: projects & restorations 11-04-2018, 11:52 PM
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Posted By Atom D&D
Man! That looks like so much fun! I LOVE the...

Man! That looks like so much fun! I LOVE the slightly uneven sound of a five cylinder. What’s the redline on that?
Forum: projects & restorations 11-04-2018, 11:44 PM
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Posted By Atom D&D
That thing looks useful

That thing looks useful
Forum: projects & restorations 11-04-2018, 08:01 PM
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My goal is to do literally EVERYTHING possible in...

My goal is to do literally EVERYTHING possible in the mock-up front clip. Hopefully including starting it. That way the swap into the Amazon can be as seamless as possible.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-04-2018, 05:15 PM
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Last fixture for the weekend. This will make it...

Last fixture for the weekend. This will make it so I can build the upper plenum at work and be sure it’ll clear parts in the car.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-03-2018, 07:52 PM
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Once I was sure the pan would clear, I made some...

Once I was sure the pan would clear, I made some pieces to bolt to the pan rail then braced them multiple times to the crossmember. This way I can pull both out and build mounts out of the car.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-03-2018, 07:52 PM
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Posted By Atom D&D
As far as I know cast iron.

As far as I know cast iron.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-03-2018, 03:25 PM
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Posted By Atom D&D
Well, sits a little tight to the firewall. The...

Well, sits a little tight to the firewall. The trans mount and driveshaft are adjustable though, so I’ll probably slide it forward just a hair. The good news is the modified crossmember clears the...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-03-2018, 01:12 PM
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Posted By Atom D&D
Tent city set up. Got fixturing to do before I...

Tent city set up. Got fixturing to do before I can even start playing....
Forum: projects & restorations 11-02-2018, 10:44 AM
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Posted By Atom D&D
Crossmember braced up a bit. ...

Crossmember braced up a bit.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-02-2018, 10:42 AM
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Posted By Atom D&D
PCV spacer/Oil filter blockoff/Motor mount plate...

PCV spacer/Oil filter blockoff/Motor mount plate (future)/Alternator adapter (future). Only got one side done. The second side should be much easier since there’s no PCV in the way.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-30-2018, 10:36 PM
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Posted By Atom D&D
Couple of pics with the pan on too. ...

Couple of pics with the pan on too.

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Forum: projects & restorations 10-26-2018, 05:22 PM
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Posted By Atom D&D
I did on a percentage of it. I was concerned...

I did on a percentage of it. I was concerned about beveling the whole thing and then the bevels not aligning and therefore the two not mating perfectly flat. So, I beveled, then left flats. My plan...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-26-2018, 03:45 PM
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Posted By Atom D&D
So, I looked up Deboss Garage and now my day off...

So, I looked up Deboss Garage and now my day off has been wasted. I canít turn off his channel. Heís a smart guy with some serious skills.



I didnít. I did the cutting early before work and...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-25-2018, 08:24 PM
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Posted By Atom D&D
So, while sticking the two together, I was a...

So, while sticking the two together, I was a little worried about alignment knowing that the trans input shaft has a bit of slop. I took two precautions. I made a sleeve of thin aluminum that I put...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-25-2018, 02:15 PM
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Posted By Atom D&D
I saw this thread. Following his lead. Just...

I saw this thread. Following his lead. Just making small changes.

https://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?2346394-Modifying-a-ZF-6-Speed-to-fit-a-M73
Forum: projects & restorations 10-25-2018, 11:30 AM
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Posted By Atom D&D
No. BMW are all raw hose, and also use a return...

No. BMW are all raw hose, and also use a return system while Volvo is returnless. This way I can add a decent regulator and adapt whatever I need pretty easily.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-25-2018, 11:12 AM
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Posted By Atom D&D
Ok, so here’s the table for cutting. I used two...

Ok, so here’s the table for cutting. I used two thick a$$ plates of aluminum with a lazy Susan bearing between them, put it on some slides with a chunk of allthread (I know it technically should be...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-23-2018, 09:48 PM
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Posted By Atom D&D
Got the pan welded back together and added some...

Got the pan welded back together and added some -6 AN fittings onto an OE rail.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-19-2018, 09:54 PM
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Posted By Atom D&D
Got bro’s car back together and back to him....

Got bro’s car back together and back to him. After a few more issues getting sorted out.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-19-2018, 02:57 PM
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Well, here's the factors that go into my swap...

Well, here's the factors that go into my swap thoughts (maybe not in this EXACT order, but somethuing like this). Keeping in mind my goal, if I'm doing a swap at all, is north of 300 whp (even if...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-16-2018, 02:31 PM
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Posted By Atom D&D
Yeah, but Iím cruisin around in the car gathering...

Yeah, but Iím cruisin around in the car gathering parts in the mean time. Fabrication is happening without taking the car offline with my donor mock up front clip. I figure I can even get it fully...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-14-2018, 04:56 AM
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Posted By Atom D&D
Yeah, ďultimate chromeĒ. Itís a nice gloss...

Yeah, ďultimate chromeĒ. Itís a nice gloss silver. Same thing I used on the Amazon expansion tank.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-13-2018, 11:47 PM
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Posted By Atom D&D
Worked on my brotherís car today. The handles...

Worked on my brotherís car today. The handles made it really easy to set the head in place. Also, a little trick my dad taught me was to use dental floss to hold the exhaust gasket in place, then get...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-13-2018, 11:47 PM
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Posted By Atom D&D
I didnít know all of that. I thought the Alodine...

I didnít know all of that. I thought the Alodine was a surface conversion material (meaning that it would change the surface molecularly), but either way it didnít work well. I soaked some parts for...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-12-2018, 11:13 AM
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Posted By Atom D&D
Can we walk through oil pan stuff together?...

Can we walk through oil pan stuff together? Trying to look at the discrepancies from RN to RNC engines.

So, RNC oil path (as I understand it):

Pickup into pump:
...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-11-2018, 10:26 PM
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Posted By Atom D&D
Haven’t really done anything on my own car. Was...

Haven’t really done anything on my own car. Was traveling for work among having a foreign exchange student staying with us. Trying to get my brother his car back too. Got his head back from the...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-06-2018, 06:36 PM
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Posted By Atom D&D
Getting the mock-up front clip ready to go. ...

Getting the mock-up front clip ready to go.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-05-2018, 09:39 PM
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Posted By Atom D&D
Since Pick N Pull is have 40% off for members...

Since Pick N Pull is have 40% off for members this weekend, I went back and grabbed the oil pan off of that 960. Man, Volvo really wanted to be sure it stayed attached. Sooo many bolts!
...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-02-2018, 05:31 PM
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Posted By Atom D&D
I thought they’d be a good look for that vintage...

I thought they’d be a good look for that vintage airplane engine/flathead look.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-01-2018, 10:49 PM
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Posted By Atom D&D
Some powder coating and concept work. ...

Some powder coating and concept work.

Adding brass cap nuts to accent the cam cover bolts
...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-28-2018, 09:53 AM
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Posted By Atom D&D
Man.....right in the feels

Man.....right in the feels
Forum: projects & restorations 09-28-2018, 09:51 AM
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Posted By Atom D&D
Nope. That part is staying as is. On...

Nope. That part is staying as is.



On the struts probably

Fleece tends to always want to concave. Foam is good for convex shapes. I have stretched fleece OVER foam before, but I donít...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-27-2018, 10:31 PM
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Posted By Atom D&D
Some more dash work. I didn’t place the ribs...

Some more dash work. I didn’t place the ribs exactly right (protrusion wise), but it’ll be good enough. I plan on adding a “chrome” (polished aluminum) strip between the top and bottom half. Black...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-26-2018, 11:29 AM
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Posted By Atom D&D
Always love getting a box-full-o-parts! ...

Always love getting a box-full-o-parts!

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Forum: projects & restorations 09-25-2018, 08:45 PM
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Posted By Atom D&D
Took some time this morning and on lunch to take...

Took some time this morning and on lunch to take measurements as best I can. The depth measurements are accurate. The inner surface of the two bellhousings are just “best I can” measurements. I...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-24-2018, 08:17 PM
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Posted By Atom D&D
The fact that itís OEM two piece (and the fuel...

The fact that itís OEM two piece (and the fuel rail mounts to the lower half) makes it ideal for a custom plenum. Yeah, the bolt pattern is 100% different.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-24-2018, 12:20 PM
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Posted By Atom D&D
A little more dash work. Trimmed down the...

A little more dash work. Trimmed down the interface plates, added spacers to accommodate upholstery materials and a bit of air so they don’t squeak or anything.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-24-2018, 12:20 PM
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Posted By Atom D&D
Yeah. The M20 isn’t garbage though, and pulls...

Yeah. The M20 isn’t garbage though, and pulls hard after 3k (I also love hearing the sound) so there are some shens, but in my XC it always feels like everything is a hurry.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-24-2018, 11:31 AM
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Posted By Atom D&D
I don’t know what it is about this car, but when...

I don’t know what it is about this car, but when I’m driving it’s just chill. I don’t feel a need to drive aggressive. I don’t have the urge to just get where I’m going. I just can sit back and...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-24-2018, 11:29 AM
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Posted By Atom D&D
Thanks man. I just hope by sharing all the...

Thanks man. I just hope by sharing all the details (probably too many details), Iíll either A) create a how-to that someone else can use on their own project or B) itíll get someone to try something...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-23-2018, 10:46 PM
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Posted By Atom D&D
Fuel and speedo are independent circuits (speedo...

Fuel and speedo are independent circuits (speedo is off the diff). Temp and oil pressure are as easy as adding BMW senders and the rest will be handled by MS3. I believe it has a tach output (to be...
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