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Old 05-03-2019, 02:36 PM   #26
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Old 08-03-2019, 05:16 AM   #27
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Not much. I have been too busy with work and adjusting my workshop. I did however finish the transmission mount and had it galvanized and coated





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Old 08-03-2019, 05:17 AM   #28
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Holy ****e sorry for the size. Tinyurl is out of service so I'm trying Imgur. Wi fix later
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Old 08-03-2019, 01:22 PM   #29
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Holy ****e sorry for the size. Tinyurl is out of service so I'm trying Imgur. Wi fix later
Click huge thumbnail in the sizes thingy before copying the link. (Or just add an H to the end of the link)

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Old 08-03-2019, 02:21 PM   #30
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Nice work! I really like what you did with the transmission crossmember. I've been wanting to do something similar to replace the modified m47 crossmember I'm using with my getrag 265.
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Old 08-03-2019, 03:00 PM   #31
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Very impressive thus far.... that intake will remind US Brickers of LS power..... but the BMW overhead cams are even cooler.

I really like the big V6 sitting in that engine bay. Your fab skills are impressive, and that crossmember is a testimony.

Hopefully she isn't too "nose heavy" with the power plant forward..... but I don't see that you really had any choice. Should be WAY more fun than any pushrod 4 banger.
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Old 08-03-2019, 03:06 PM   #32
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I really like the big V6 sitting in that engine bay. Your fab skills are impressive, and that crossmember is a testimony.
V8*

According to google it's something like 380lb, doesn't say whether that includes accessories. I can't imagine a dressed up B230f weighs a whole lot less than that.
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Old 08-04-2019, 08:09 AM   #33
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Very impressive thus far.... that intake will remind US Brickers of LS power..... but the BMW overhead cams are even cooler.

I really like the big V6 sitting in that engine bay. Your fab skills are impressive, and that crossmember is a testimony.

Hopefully she isn't too "nose heavy" with the power plant forward..... but I don't see that you really had any choice. Should be WAY more fun than any pushrod 4 banger.
V8 indeed. It shouldn't be too heavy and it isn't that much further in the enginebay. It's an aluminium block, and besides it's counterbalanced by the automatic which is long and heavy (109kg / ~240 pounds).


I hope to be able to start with it again later in August. This doens't need to take years and in fact it shouldn't.
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Old 08-04-2019, 08:10 AM   #34
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According to google it's something like 380lb, doesn't say whether that includes accessories. I can't imagine a dressed up B230f weighs a whole lot less than that.
My BMW ignorance exposed! Still impressive all around..... will be curious to know the corner weights with that power plant as positioned.

Has he shared his replacement rearend to withstand that torque?
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Old 08-04-2019, 12:47 PM   #35
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My BMW ignorance exposed! Still impressive all around..... will be curious to know the corner weights with that power plant as positioned.

Has he shared his replacement rearend to withstand that torque?
I have a genuine 3,15:1 240 axle and this hybrid Dana 35 3,07:1 axle. I will use the latter, at least in the beginning.

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Old 08-24-2019, 03:48 PM   #36
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Made the e38 airbox work. Cheaper solution than buying a conical airfilter and it has an intergrated cai.










It won't win any beaty contests (and neither will I) but it's out of sight anyway and it's sound.




I also scored an X5 stainless 3" exhaust for a hundred which will form the basis of my exhaust system.

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Old 09-05-2019, 02:27 PM   #37
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Another small update.

Since I was going nowhere with adjusting the e38 headers....



...especially not because they're double stainless pipes, I scored e53 X5 headers.



And they fit...



... without modification.





So that problem is sort of solved.


On the first page you can see I was building an aluminium box for the ecu and transmission ecu to put in the engine compartiment. I let that idea go and decided it would be nicer to have them inside the car, if for no other reason than that I can used all the space I can get in that part of the engine compartment.

So I took the rubber gromet and plastic cover from the engine and made that fit in the fire wall panel. Pictures say more than words...
















Airco feedline will still fit. The return needs another solution.



Mock up.






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Old 10-14-2020, 02:13 PM   #38
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This was dormant for months due to work and other thing. But I have picked it up and it is developing fast at the moment. I will update soon and fix the broken pics.


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Old 10-14-2020, 10:06 PM   #39
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Old 10-14-2020, 11:56 PM   #40
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Nice to see an update on this one! Cool build
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Old 10-17-2020, 02:34 PM   #41
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I fixed the pictures on page 1.
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Exhaust. Based on a e53 X5 unit.












I'm very happy with the result. Sleeper enough.
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Old 10-18-2020, 03:05 AM   #43
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Blasted the rear axle.



It will be fitted with this lump of steel. And 3.15:1 ratio crown wheel and pinion






And some other pieces.




Made an adjustable panhard from a deck support. Dirtcheap and M20 thread.







Chow for now.

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Old 10-19-2020, 01:48 PM   #44
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Scored a Renault Twingo electric sunroof and then I made a big hole in the roof of the 242 (purists pls stfu). I also painted the inner roof and pillar trim black and got some e30 grips.














AliXpress 3rd brakelight. Yes, perhaps a bit too modern (don't care) but hardly noticeable from inside and when off, and it keeps the phoneholding mouthbreathers from rearending me, hopefully.


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Old 10-19-2020, 11:35 PM   #45
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Nice panoramic view !!! Also the third lite must lit aa far back as a mile, who ever dont see it , must NOt be behind a wheel!!!
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Old 10-20-2020, 07:52 AM   #46
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Cool project! Looks like it was sold new in Falun which is 50 miles from me.
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Old 10-20-2020, 11:30 AM   #47
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Cool project! Looks like it was sold new in Falun which is 50 miles from me.
That is very likely. All I know is that is was imported from the north of Sweden back in 2006 and that I'm the 3rd Dutch owner. It is still incredibly solid with hardly any rust given it's 44 years of age.



^ this is hardly the case (yes, imagine an extra N and you got the English meaning.)
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Old 10-20-2020, 05:44 PM   #48
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Damn, that panoramic window is huge! Cool, keep it coming
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Old 10-21-2020, 04:24 AM   #49
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That is very likely. All I know is that is was imported from the north of Sweden back in 2006 and that I'm the 3rd Dutch owner. It is still incredibly solid with hardly any rust given it's 44 years of age.
It probably spent its life in inland Swedish Lapland or Jämtland where they don’t salt the roads in the winter. It’s incredible the old, rot free cars you can still see driving around there when they are completely gone on the coast or further south.
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It probably spent its life in inland Swedish Lapland or Jämtland where they don’t salt the roads in the winter. It’s incredible the old, rot free cars you can still see driving around there when they are completely gone on the coast or further south.
Yes that's true. From what I understand one could -until recently - pick up these old Volvo's there for silly money. But I think now they are getting appreciated much better, also in Sweden.
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