Daishag's M3 Powered E36 Compact

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Re: Daishag's M3 Powered E36 Compact

Postby martine30rally » Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:12 pm

At the moment thats showing the side to side weight distribution. ie. 621 is the sum of 346 and 275 and 621 divided by 1274.5 multiplied by 100 give you 48.725%.

I suspect you can change it to show front to back ditribution which is what the select is refering to.
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Re: Daishag's M3 Powered E36 Compact

Postby Daishag » Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:54 pm

Cheers for that so a quick set of sums from your calculations show that the car all ready has a 55.158% wieght balance to the front and a 44.841% wieght balance to the rear which isn't bad at all.

Just gotta wait and see how much i cock it up by ripping it to bits !!!!!

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Re: Daishag's M3 Powered E36 Compact

Postby avtovaz » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:02 pm

;)))

so when will the first event be???


Cant wait to see it out mate!"
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Re: Daishag's M3 Powered E36 Compact

Postby Daishag » Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:12 am

Gotta be sensible 1st and sell the Chevette and the fully re-built V6 Cosworth 24v engine i have in the garage to release some funds etc LOL may even sell the Kawasaki ZXR750 as well !!!!!! Its getting Serious PMSL before i spend to much money on the ol Compact !!!!!

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Re: Daishag's M3 Powered E36 Compact

Postby Daishag » Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:34 pm

Well the Weld in Cage and the Kevlar Tank Guard arrived today from Hockleys so suppose id better get my arse into gear especially since ive just been signed off from work for another 4wks with my foot in Plaster LOL !!!!!!

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Re: Daishag's M3 Powered E36 Compact

Postby Daishag » Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:02 pm

Just a couple of pics, ive stripped everything out now ie Dash, Heater Box Assy, Wiring Loom etc

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Ive removed all the sound deadening panels and sealer from the seams and every bracket that i don't need that i can from the inside including the original seat mounting boxes from the N/S and O/S floor panels.

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And im staring to weld in the Cage into place etc will put some pictures up tommorow of the cage.

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Re: Daishag's M3 Powered E36 Compact

Postby Daishag » Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:06 pm

Right then a few more pictures, first off the front leg spreader plate / mounting plate's all welded into place,

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Secondly the rear stay bars and spreader plates welded into position on the rear turret,

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Thirdly the rear turret brace bar / harness mounting bar, and the diff centre brace bar welded into place, once i have got the FIA certificate for the cage from the finished photo's i will brace the diff mount bar up to the turret brace bar / harness mounting bar etc,

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And lastly for today the drivers door bars fitted and completed and started on the passenger door bars,

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Re: Daishag's M3 Powered E36 Compact

Postby is-si » Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:32 pm

i will brace the diff mount bar up to the turret brace bar
= good move to keep solid

Progress looks good 8) , i do have one point: I know its certified but i'd prefer the cage foot to go down to the base of the seat at least, rather than the top of the tank.....
Dutch (and some European cages) would have a shaped bar that run between the baseplates and along the sill (picking up the seat tubes on route) that effectively frame the shell down to the floor.
H.H. look to have omitted that bit?
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Re: Daishag's M3 Powered E36 Compact

Postby Daishag » Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:41 am

Its funny you should say that because Cliff's Compact (Flat Out motorsport) the all singin all dancin one that Hockleys built has a slightly diffrent cage fitted in the fact the main hoop sits forward from mine and like you say mounts half way between the top of the fuel tank area (Rear Seat Base Area) and the Floor Area on a mounting plate / pedastal the same shape as what the front sits on etc.

Also there were some other questions i asked Martin @ Hockleys and the Tech Dept at the MSA, these were the fact the door bars are of un-equal size ie the main solid one is 45mm Dia by 2.5mm thick and the split bar is 38mm dia by 2.5mm thick. This is also the case with the main diagonal thats 45mm x 2.5mm (O/S Top to N/S lower in the main hoop) and the split diagonal bar is again the smaller 38mm dia by 2.5mm thick.

Hockleys said that was to keep it in-line with european regs and the weight in the cage to an absolute minimum and when asked the Tech dept at the MSA said yes that was fine that there were 2 diffrent sizes of bars within the Diagonal's and door bars as the primery / mandatory bars were the correct 45mm x 2.5mm, i also asked them on the size of the foot plates as to me they seemed small and agin i gave them the dimensions and they said yes all OK.

What i will say though is to this stage i have only had to adjust 1 bar to get it to fit correctly and that was the rear lower split bar in the drivers door bar diagonals, i not along ago fitted a Custom Cages (R&D) to a Ford Sierra 3dr Cossie shell and i had to grind and modify every bloody bar which i really don't know if that was down to the Ford shell as Mk2 escorts can vary so much in dimensions so could be the case with the Sierrra's or the R&D cage etc. But this cage with the detailed destructions / measurements on where to fit foot plates and to the mm where bars should be placed (with pictures to back it up) etc has been a doddle to fit so far and is a credit to Hockleys

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Re: Daishag's M3 Powered E36 Compact

Postby is-si » Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:30 pm

Here's the original version of that cage>

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imo, It paints a different picture, as the cage does go down to the floor :?
Also Note, shaped diff pick-up -this helps keep the spare wheel on the boot floor

Promise i wont chuck any more spanners in.... 8)
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Re: Daishag's M3 Powered E36 Compact

Postby Daishag » Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:14 am

Right the cage is finished and here's the pictures,

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Re: Daishag's M3 Powered E36 Compact

Postby mef » Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:04 am

Looks good, I wish my 1 series cage was that simple, I'm still putting the finishing touches to mine, its so complicated it makes it very difficult to get at some bits for final welding. Nearly there though!

I too noticed that it's strange that the legs of the main hoop drop down onto the seat base area rather than the floor/sill area, very unusual but I suppose it must be OK though, just a variation on a theme that I've not seen before.

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Re: Daishag's M3 Powered E36 Compact

Postby Daishag » Sat Apr 16, 2011 7:09 pm

Right i removed the engine and box today and s**t that M3 engine is a big ugly lump ain't it PMSL !!!!! Put the shell on the roll over spit and turned it on her side, and found one bit of corrosion on the N/S sill after removing the sill trims :evil:

Apart from that really the underside is as good as i thought just need to finish off the seam welding and then re-seal it and paint it underneath then start the re-assembly !!!!!

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Re: Daishag's M3 Powered E36 Compact

Postby avtovaz » Sun Apr 17, 2011 12:32 am

come on mate, speed up need to see page 10 ;))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))


looks very good! ;) :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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Re: Daishag's M3 Powered E36 Compact

Postby Daishag » Sun Apr 17, 2011 6:29 pm

Give us a break Avto !!!!!! The Chevette has'nt been gone a fortnight yet and she has gone from a driving car with no interior, to a bare shell, Full Welded In Cage Fitted & Finished, Seam Welded, On The Spit and now just cleaning the underside ready for re-sealing and stone chipping and should be painted underneath by say Tuesday or Wednesday so in 12 days i think she is coming on fine and rather quickly !!!!!!!!

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