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Re: 1976 316 e21 project

Post by e21_lyf » Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:48 pm

haha i think i'm going to have to get the block mounted, then get a stainless manifold online and try it. if it doesn't fit, can always send it back i guess.
I'm gonna tempt fate and say that it will be alright, as the back of the cam cover touches (nearly) the bulkhead, and the inlet manifold is level once mounted- not the cam cover - so I think potentially safe from the front shock turret.



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Re: 1976 316 e21 project

Post by l3v4rt » Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:05 am

I have an e36 m42 in mine and I think the only main difference outside is the intake manifold but we share the stainless exhaust manifold and mine has a good clearance, there are pictures in my topic and if you need any more just ask. I was thinking of putting on a e30 intake manifold (I like the looks more) but I don't know if I can keep the ECU (e365 has DISA system). You'll be happy with the way it will run with m42! :) Keep up the good work!

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Re: 1976 316 e21 project

Post by e21_lyf » Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:20 am

Ah it appears that we cant see the photos anymore! :o

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Re: 1976 316 e21 project

Post by l3v4rt » Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:13 am

Right- sorry about that, Photobucket issues again. I'll try to fix it as soon as possible and upload them to a different server. :)

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Re: 1976 316 e21 project

Post by e21_lyf » Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:43 pm

Hi all still here! been busy lately, but got a week straight coming up to get the chassis welding complete and engine mounted :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :driving :driving

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Re: 1976 316 e21 project

Post by e21_lyf » Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:20 pm

that reminds me does anyone know where stocks the stainless exhaust manifold for the m42b18 / e30 318is in Europe ??

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Re: 1976 316 e21 project

Post by e21_lyf » Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:17 pm

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Re: 1976 316 e21 project

Post by e21_lyf » Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:02 pm

Hi all,

If got some 323i anti-roll bars, would I need the presumably larger bushing mountngs/ brackets too?
Also getting some good heat tape for my m42b18 manifold to keep engine bay temp down.

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Re: 1976 316 e21 project

Post by E21noob » Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:13 pm

e21_lyf wrote:Hi all,

If got some 323i anti-roll bars, would I need the presumably larger bushing mountngs/ brackets too?
Also getting some good heat tape for my m42b18 manifold to keep engine bay temp down.
Brackets are the same, but you will need new bushings. In the front where the arb connects to the chassis, aswell as the ones that connect to the wishbones.

But, because yours is a 1976 you will need to pay close attention to which parts you get.

There was a redesign in 10/1978.

You need matching arb, wishbone, and subframe.

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Re: 1976 316 e21 project

Post by e21_lyf » Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:48 pm

Well despite what you may have thought, I've not got bored of my e21 - its under a car cover back home and I'm currently in Australia :loll :loll

Sorry for the delay but fear not, my e21 isn't going to get sold or scrapped. I love it too much :wha

Plus according to www.howmanyleft.co.uk , there are 6 1976 bmw e21 316's left in the UK !

Peace out from down under :logospin

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Re: 1976 316 e21 project

Post by Jeroen » Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:00 am

Guess we'll have to wait for further updates then haha! On vacation, or traveling for work?
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Re: 1976 316 e21 project

Post by e21_lyf » Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:51 am

Vacation, long term :wink: Well, got a working holiday visa, so I guess just doing a bit of everything till 2019.

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Re: 1976 316 e21 project

Post by Jeroen » Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:34 am

Oh wow, I envy you now! Enjoy!
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