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Re: e21 m60V8 Drift project

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;) looking good brother!! look near enough equal length too! building the equal flow manifolds on my m60 made it breathe so much better! keep up the good work and keep those pictures coming!


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They are far from equal length. There was simply not enough space. I tried to make it as good as possible within the space.
It should be much better than the original log-style ones.

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I have been working on the X-Pipe for a couple of evenings. Most people say it is the best to have it as close to the engine as possible.
Maybe this might be a little to close... But it was the only option to do it like this if i wanted to keep the left and right pipe equal length.
From this point a double pipe should go along the right hand side of the gearbox so i have no heat and space issues on the drivers side for the pedals e.t.c.

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In the mean time i had a driveshaft made, and balanced by a specialist. The main part including the hardy disk is from the 740i donor car, made to a e34 constant velocity joint.
So now i could line up the gearbox, and build the support. The exhaust has to go under it.

first i made this:
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but if i made brackets for it, it was not possible to lower the transmission (when removing)

so this was the solution:
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:thumbsup :thumbsup
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+1
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exhaust is almost finished.
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Good work, that should have a nice burble :thumbsup
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Re: e21 m60V8 Drift project

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exhaust is finished!

exhaust suspension at the rear axle:
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added some V-bands so the mufflers can be removed, and to be able to mount the exhaust.
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gaaf hoor!
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Coming along quite nicely!
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