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bmw m52 engine conversion

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Re: bmw m52 engine conversion

Post by harleytrike » Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:10 pm

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Re: bmw m52 engine conversion

Post by harleytrike » Sat Mar 22, 2014 1:02 am

Car is gonna get some more tlc tomoz new track rod ends then play around with the ride height

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Re: bmw m52 engine conversion

Post by harleytrike » Sun Mar 23, 2014 7:55 pm

Well spent another weekend on the car doing the track rod ends and setting the ride out and found out that one of my rear shocks is weak :( So got whip of the rear shock and send them off to gaz for a refurb more bloody money.Where does it end with these e21s

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Re: bmw m52 engine conversion

Post by harleytrike » Mon Mar 24, 2014 6:30 pm

Finally got the ride set this morning so I took the car to a local garage to get it all set up.

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Camber -1degree
Caster -7degree
toe 0 degree

Rear

Toe 0 degree
Camber -2.5 degree

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Re: bmw m52 engine conversion

Post by nas80 » Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:05 pm

Hows it drive? Better?
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Re: bmw m52 engine conversion

Post by e21-Mark » Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:06 pm

harleytrike wrote:Where does it end with these e21s
Once we sell them and buy something else.

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Re: bmw m52 engine conversion

Post by harleytrike » Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:30 pm

Yes nas drives a lot better :D

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Re: bmw m52 engine conversion

Post by harleytrike » Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:33 pm

Also today managed to source a complete steering column so I can now fix my ignition & steering lock Big thanks to drilla ill be in touch soon about the clocks

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Re: bmw m52 engine conversion

Post by harleytrike » Tue Mar 25, 2014 3:48 am

Now ive got the suspension sorted next on the list is a bit of body styling ie blackout all the chrome work and get my debadged boot lid painted & fitted im also going to get the rollcage powder coated but unsure if to do it the same colour as the car or go for something different what do you guys suggest

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Re: bmw m52 engine conversion

Post by e21-Mark » Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:00 am

I'm not sure the cage really goes with the styling of your car and I'd be more inclined to remove it?

just my opinion obviously

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Post by nas80 » Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:57 am

Obviously because Alpina's didn't come with cages lol.

Id cover it all in leather to match your interior.
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Re: bmw m52 engine conversion

Post by lemonayd » Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:16 pm

nas80 wrote:Obviously because Alpina's didn't come with cages lol.

Id cover it all in leather to match your interior.

good call i was gonna say matt black but leather all the way........



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Re: bmw m52 engine conversion

Post by harleytrike » Tue Mar 25, 2014 6:07 pm

I fitted the cage as it helps stiffen up the shell plus in a car thats 32 yrs old that's got over 200bhp I think its a good idea to have a little added safety.

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Re: bmw m52 engine conversion

Post by harleytrike » Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:54 am

More work to do on the car today all the rear bushes I just know they are going to be a pain

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Re: bmw m52 engine conversion

Post by Old Man » Sat Mar 29, 2014 2:01 pm

Very nice - clean Car!
Not the fastest - but always fun to drive.
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