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- Joined: Thu Apr 21, 2011 2:21 pm
- My E21(s): 1980 Alpina B6 2.8
- Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/timothy.c.boles
- Location: Isle of Man and Inverness
Hey Nas- can you work magic on a CJ7 Jeep- or do you only work on BMWs?
You have no idea how long these restorations can take (in neophyte hands!)
Isle of Man Inverness
1980 BMW E21 Alpina B6 2.8
1991 BMW E30 Hartge H26
The engine swap has gone relatively smoothly although there have been the odd complication but we can handle it
There was a high level of attention to detail, many hours were spent on this car.
Details you cannot really see in the pics -
All wires were soldered then checked for joint strength and then heat shrinked
The old loom tape was removed / wires cleaned and brand new rubber loom tape applied,
the engine cleaned of dirt (even though you cannot really see it in the engine bay!)
all major parts in the engine bay cleaned of rust and repainted,
m50 intake done with pipes and brackets made by ourselves to save costs.
even every bolt you can see on the engine bay has been wire wheeled back to being shiny n clean before being put back in.
none of the above is absolutely necessary but it makes all the difference, this used to be a good e21 - now its an awesome e21.
The pics below are in no particular order sorry about that! only have my galaxy s2 as a camera and its difficult to stop every so often and take pics when there has been lots to do.
Apologies for not being around much (at all) on the forum but hopefully i will change that come the new year and become more of a regular. I suppose i'm still gutted that i've not got mine on the road and i had given up on it somewhat but the ball will the rolling again with it soon and ready for the new season of 2012 where i hope to get out in it as much as possible.
1981 E21 323i - 2.8 24v on throttle bodies & cams - 3.0 conversion soon.
323 red m52 modified
full custom t304 stainless mandrel bent exhaust with center box and twin 2.5 inch outward rolled pipes. Its awesome. Every weld perfect and its sounds awesome when revving but subtle and quiet enough to live with when idling.
We also checked the boot area for rot and as far as we can tell its fine. The shiny 3.91 lsd will make the car feel its got an extra 40hp then it has I bet!
No issues what so ever! Yeyyy
I can tell you now that this car is frigging insane. Way way faster then my 2.5 24v. It doesn't matter what gear your in, just prod the throttle its instant hard acceleration.
I like how when you change gear the revs don't die (as the flywheel is ultra light) its ready with the power when you bring up the next cog and dump the clutch.
Just a few tidy ups left to do and its ready collection.
so chuffed with it!