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Old 08-31-2006, 03:33 AM   #31
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You are one crazy ass mofo dude. Honestly, if anyone deserves a DIY award, it's you! cant wait to see her running.
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Old 08-31-2006, 12:18 PM   #32
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i want to see some vids of it driving O_O
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Old 08-31-2006, 12:33 PM   #33
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sweet engine transplant. Shouldn't be killer when it's done. I think with all that power you might want to cram more than 205's in the wheel wells. I know you can at least get 225's in without any problems since Spiff ran that size on his old E30. Although since you are probably lowering it a bunch it might be a tighter fit. Either way, that thing will fly when it is all together.
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Old 08-31-2006, 01:23 PM   #34
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i'm trying to decide what diff to run. obviously its going to be a lsd, but i don't know what ratio. i think i'm going to run it with the stock 2.93 open and see how the gear lengths feel and the top end.
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Old 08-31-2006, 08:46 PM   #35
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What is the diff ratio in the e34? Sweet project.
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Old 08-31-2006, 09:34 PM   #36
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dude thats sweet
i have 255 tires on my e30 and they dont rub
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Old 08-31-2006, 10:40 PM   #37
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the stock diff in the e34 is a 3.46lsd
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Old 09-01-2006, 02:37 AM   #38
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Quick update:
I took the motor back out halfway and took a hammer to the passenger side firewall just above and to the left of the tunnel. The cylinder head for the m30 will not fit if you don't bang it in a good 2 inches. the more you feel like hammering, the better the engine will go in, but there is always too much of a good thing in this situation.
I got the motor back in and muscled it (literally, i was working alone) into engine position 3!!!!!!

Best sound ever when that big motor settled down on the right mounting point. even in this position i'll be amazed if that radiator will fit. there is very little wiggle room. my urethane mounts may come back to bite me in the ass as well because it looks like the motor won't clear the hood... but i guess we'll have to test it.

i get the radiator, throttle bracket, throttle position sensor tomorrow so if all goes right and i can figure the wiring out, this car will start tomorow.

then on to the cooling routing as well as differentials and driveshaft stuf.
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Old 09-08-2006, 03:05 PM   #39
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UPDATE: 9-8-06

Motor is in the car and i'm trying to figure out the no start issue. Last night i checked spark (good), then fuel to the rail (a reasurring spray and one shower later = good), so i've narrowed it down to basically being the injectors not being told to open. this could be due to the harness or the ecu not getting a signal it needs. I'm planning on troubleshooting this by using my old eta harness and hooking it up to the eta ecu because at least then i know the injectors will fire and i've heard of people just using this ecu to run the big m30 then having a custom chip burned later.

Big news today though is i just got my suspension order done!!!!!

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~$2100 later and a lot of emails with Daniel at Flying Brick Performance (Great place and highly recommend so far!!)
In about a week i will be receiving brand shiny new:

-Ground Control Coilovers (Spring Rates= 425F and 450R or 475R)
-Koni Sport Shocks (adjustable)
-Ground Control Rear Shock Mounts (Street/Race)
-Powerflex Urethane Subframe Mounts (Sport)
-Urethane Rear Trailing Arms Bushings
-Ireland Engineering Hybrid front camber plates
-Ireland Engineering 25mmF and 22mmR sway bars
-Ireland Engineering Adjustable Sway Links
-Ireland Engineering Urethane Mounts for both Sway Bars
-Brembo Front and Rear Brake Rotors
-DOT approved SS Brake Lines
-Powerflex Rear Differential Bushing (Track)
-2 liters ATE Super Blue Brake Fluid

THIS IS GOING TO BE SICK!!!!!

should be ordering some 16x9" borbet style t's in the next 2 weeks too!
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Old 09-09-2006, 04:06 AM   #40
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shit dude, that's a BIG order! What about better brake pads though?

And what's your work schedule like? Would like to meet up one day and check your project out, maybe get the diffuser on. I'll try giving you a call later this week.
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Old 09-09-2006, 02:30 PM   #41
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pads were out of stock forthe ones i wanted at flyingbrick so i'll buy elsewhere. i am free any weekday after 6 and weekends usually sundays are all open and saturdays after 12 maybe...
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Old 09-09-2006, 05:08 PM   #42
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well good luck with the start, yea it may very well be the ECU, i know the vanos m50 and the non vanos m50 have different ECU's and it wont start if u have the wrong one in(even though vanos doesnt really effect the timing at idle, right?)
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Old 09-09-2006, 06:58 PM   #43
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Good luck man!!!! This will be something to watch.
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Old 09-09-2006, 07:11 PM   #44
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Old 09-10-2006, 05:29 PM   #45
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UPDATE 9-10-06

IT"S ALIVE!!!!!! and damn it's friggin loud.
m30 with just manifolds FTMFW!

now its on to the tranny mounts, driveshaft and exhaust fitting. hope to have this done by the time the new suspension parts get here!
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