The E21 has a 2,0L Pinto EFI with a custom turbo conversion and a Sierra standard 5speed box. It has a custom, Group A type roll cage, Sparco Junior Sprint seats, Sabelt belts, Sparco fire extinguisher system (last three parts homologated), OBA steering wheel, custom electricals and totaly stripped.
Brakes 320/323i standard discs front, rear drums
318 standard differential (can't recall other specs) (need LSD!!!!!!!!!!!!)
KYB Shocks/unknow lowering springs (3cm front/2,5cm rear, lower from stock) (KYBs suck, will try for KONI adjustables)
15" wheels ET13 front, ET25 rear with 15mm spacers (maybe this caused heavy understeer in the track) in order to change rear wheels/tyres easily (et13-et20 wheels are rare in greece and et25 can be found real easily)
It has power mirrors and power windows (not easy to adjust mirrors or open windows when seated in the bucket)
http://www.tarmac.gr/portal/album_showp ... pic_id=162
http://www.tarmac.gr/portal/album_showp ... pic_id=165
The pics are from an event by TARMAC club, an automotive club of Greece, www.tarmac.gr
ps Don't shoot me about the weird engine transplant, the pinto was available at no charge so "low budget track day car" target could be achieved. we'll get a M20 wich is reasonably priced here in Greece if/when the pinto blows up sometime
I once had a Mk2 Cortina with a Pinto and it was like putting boat anchor over the front end, they weigh a ton for a four cylinder engine (not far off a Ford Windsor V8 in fact).
Anyway, the car is still alive and kicking thanks to a M10 fuel injected engine, kind donation from a mate who wrote off his E28. Also the car now has semi slicks and Bilstein rallye shocks. With this setup it has taken part in track days during 2010 and 2011. Since then it is sitting in my garage, next to my Manta. Hope I will have money and time to complete suspension mods, I want to shift to coilovers and probably install extra anti roll bars. However, with the typical setup of Bilstein rallye shocks and Alpina springs, and with almost stock 1.8i engine, the car laps Megara Athens circuit at 1:21 high, which is quite impressive considering the car has maximum 105PS.
And for tommi_e21 with love: there was no laugh at the ford powered bmw, the power was so brutal that when the car stopped spinning its rear wheels (and it took at a long ) it was pulling like crazy to the direction the nose was pointing! Driveability? I don't know this word! The situation was very scary for the driver...
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