E30 M42 2.1 Stage/Road rally car

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E30 M42 2.1 Stage/Road rally car

Postby Adam Gardner » Thu Sep 01, 2011 10:27 pm

Its about time i started a build diary of my e30, it going to be used for stage and road rallying eventually hence the reason for using an m42 engine.
Having had a bit of a shunt in my previous e30 its time to crack on with this project, its just come back from blasting and there is still a few little repairs to do, then its time for paint hopefully.
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Re: E30 M42 2.1 Stage/Road rally car

Postby alan1272 » Fri Sep 02, 2011 12:48 am

looks good, what cage is in it?
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Re: E30 M42 2.1 Stage/Road rally car

Postby garth » Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:06 pm

More info on the lump please mate
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Re: E30 M42 2.1 Stage/Road rally car

Postby Adam Gardner » Thu Sep 08, 2011 12:33 am

The cage was done at a place called tornado motorsport. i have altered a couple of bits on it though.
the engine will be an overbored/stroked m42. all the bits are at the engineers,including an 88mm crank ouut of an m47 and some 87mm pistons on the way from je pistons. watch this space for further updates
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Re: E30 M42 2.1 Stage/Road rally car

Postby garth » Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:08 pm

Watching and waiting 8)
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Re: E30 M42 2.1 Stage/Road rally car

Postby Adam Gardner » Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:19 pm

Been a bit slow with updates and have only been making slow progress on my car due to work commitments etc. I have been slowly getting all the bodyshell seem welding and any repairs that have needed to be done. I have trying to get all holes that needed to be drilled and captive nuts for any fixings sorted before any paint. This week i have managed to get all the loose ends sorted and etch primered any bare metal. Today i have re-sealed any areas that needed doing then stone chipped the undeneath and arches. Hoping to get the underneath painted during the week, followed by in the boot and engine bay.
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Re: E30 M42 2.1 Stage/Road rally car

Postby is-si » Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:36 pm

looks tidy
great minds think alike, thats how we did our rear valance.
raising the wheel well also helps with maintenance and cleaning - good move 8)

any progress on the m42? :D
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Re: E30 M42 2.1 Stage/Road rally car

Postby Adam Gardner » Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:45 pm

No real progress with the engine as such yet. i think the guy who does my engine work is a bit snowed under lately. im hoping to go and see him soon as i am going to get some cams ordered from cat cams and do a trial build on the head.Been looking at events to pencil in as a target to get it finished for. Really pleased that im nearly done with all the shell prep as i cant wait to see it shiny so i can start building it up!
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Re: E30 M42 2.1 Stage/Road rally car

Postby Sunbmw » Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:21 am

Hi mate, looking good.............................

Need to come see you, I am such an arse, I have been daft busy at work and waht with Xmas etc, just had no time.

I will sort the trailer out for you too.

Rover needs painting now, just Pop next door and see how he's fixed :lol:
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Re: E30 M42 2.1 Stage/Road rally car

Postby Adam Gardner » Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:56 am

No worries mate, nearly give you a call when i was over your way the other week but ran out of time as normal!
Hopefully going to paint it all underneath tomorrow ill let lee and austin do the top half.
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Re: E30 M42 2.1 Stage/Road rally car

Postby Adam Gardner » Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:47 pm

Right, had a busy day yesterday prepping the boot and underneath finished and ready for primer. managed to get a few good coats on the engine bay and in the boot.
Then spun it itside down and got a good coat of primer done underneath. The plan was to let it dry then paint it in the arches and underneath , but on opening the tin of paint it was totally the wrong shade.
That was that so called it a day till one night in the week hopefully!?
had a run across to mallory park today to have a spectate, 3 beemers were out and sliding around on the snow! had a quick catch up with sunbmw who was servicing for two mk1 escorts which were flying!

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Re: E30 M42 2.1 Stage/Road rally car

Postby Adam Gardner » Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:46 pm

Had a productive day yesterday got the high build primer flatted in the engine bay and in the boot.it was then time for some paint! Paintef underneath the car first then rolled it over to do the engine bay. pretty happy with it really only a couple of runs in total.
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Re: E30 M42 2.1 Stage/Road rally car

Postby bruvs1 » Sun Feb 12, 2012 5:01 pm

looking good adam, keep it up! :wink:
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Re: E30 M42 2.1 Stage/Road rally car

Postby Garry.M » Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:51 am

What a difference a coat of paint makes ! :D
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Re: E30 M42 2.1 Stage/Road rally car

Postby Adam Gardner » Sun Jul 22, 2012 9:09 pm

Been really busy recently due to work etc. however last week the shell stood on its wheels for the first time in over two years! to be pushed into the body shop next door for paint. watch this space!

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