E30 M42 2.1 Stage/Road rally car

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Re: E30 M42 2.1 Stage/Road rally car

Postby Adam Gardner » Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:25 pm

Big day today! Shells in paint and i have bolted a couple of bits back on it. back lights and boot and door seals counts doesn't it!!!
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Re: E30 M42 2.1 Stage/Road rally car

Postby bruvs1 » Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:05 am

good to bolt on "shineys!" 8) but the rest of the jobs are a pain! :lol: but fun! :D
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Re: E30 M42 2.1 Stage/Road rally car

Postby Adam Gardner » Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:03 am

slowly getting on with all the time consuming jobs, cleaned up all the suspension and painted. sent shocks to bilstein for a bit of love, cut the dash around the cage and had it flocked etc. still doesnt look any further on! decided to get cracking with piping up the fuel/ brake lines.
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next im going to get on with sorting the wiring harness, cant make my mind up if to keep glass in the car or go polycarb, also if to make a dash cluster like the prodrive cars or not??
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Re: E30 M42 2.1 Stage/Road rally car

Postby bruvs1 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:09 pm

big weight saving losing the glass :wink: i prefer the bmw clocks as its all there i;e rev counter, rev counter , rev counter !! :lol: and normally all works for less wiring.
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Re: E30 M42 2.1 Stage/Road rally car

Postby Adam Gardner » Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:39 pm

definately going to loose the glass and keep the doors empty of all the bits it doesnt need! it also means there is loads of wiring to get rid of for weight. the only reason im tempted to make a dash is that i wont be using the fuel guage and the temp guages never seem great.
i might have a go at adding some extra guages in the original dash next to the speedo and rev counter.
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Re: E30 M42 2.1 Stage/Road rally car

Postby is-si » Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:36 pm

Good to see this is moving Adam 8) , I see your tank is raised a little, for a gravity fed pump?

We've never had any surge or pressure loss with our system. We had a sump welded to the base before we filled it with gas (undersize hole cut in tank base to baffle)>
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We have a cleanable gauze filter, before the pump and a paper filter after the pump. The pump & filter is only under the tank because the first tank was half size :roll: >
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Hows the 200 horse m42 assembly going? :P

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Re: E30 M42 2.1 Stage/Road rally car

Postby Adam Gardner » Wed Oct 10, 2012 11:20 pm

the engine is still sat in the corner of the engineers clean room! not really got any further than that at the moment. i just need to bite the bullet and order some cams from cat cams, it can then be got on with. ive got it in my head that i want to get the wiring and the plumbing done on the car before i spend on an engine that doesnt have a car thats ready. im looking for a throttle body set up for it now i think also.
you cant see from the photo but the tank has got a sump in the left hand side of the tank under the platform with a fitting directly on it. the union that can be seen is a return.
ive been busy getting stuff sorted for the car but it all is behind the scenes stuff, im hoping to get some good time on it soon. the aim is to get it done for spring next year maybe.
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Re: E30 M42 2.1 Stage/Road rally car

Postby jonnysprinter » Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:15 pm

Great to see your car coming along Adam :)
Apologies if you've been asked and already answered this question, but why take your engine to 2.1 which takes you up a class, rather than stay in the up to 2.0 class, or is it your intention to avoid the Vauxhall 16V engined cars etc? :wink:
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Re: E30 M42 2.1 Stage/Road rally car

Postby Adam Gardner » Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:14 am

the car will be used for road rallys and stage events so will retain the standard inlet manifold. im basically after an engine with reasonable grunt without going too mad. i have got all the engine parts to build a long stroke engine. i dont honestly think the engine will be any match for class 3 260bhp escorts etc nor class 4, but i want it to be able to skid properly and have some fun!!! im aiming for as big as it will go ideally. on the subject of m42 engines how was your engine, was it about 180bhp iirc?
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Re: E30 M42 2.1 Stage/Road rally car

Postby Adam Gardner » Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:24 pm

got a few more bits sorted recently, had a headling made and fitted to keep within the trim rules for roadrallying! nice black alcantara material made by a friend of mine.
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started to get all the painted supension bolted back on the car also. painted these with 1k black gloss
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Re: E30 M42 2.1 Stage/Road rally car

Postby bruvs1 » Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:53 pm

looking good, white cage looks good against the black roof.. :wink:
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Re: E30 M42 2.1 Stage/Road rally car

Postby Adam Gardner » Sat Dec 22, 2012 12:02 pm

manage to get a few more parts cleaned up and painted. front wishbones are on rear arms have had the disc backplates trimmed down (copied from the bruvs cars) got all the pedal assembly mounted and bias pedal box fitted.
Going to fit the heater box today and get the dash in place ready for some head scratching and wiring harness alterations!!
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Re: E30 M42 2.1 Stage/Road rally car

Postby Adam Gardner » Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:40 pm

front and rear suspension are now fully assembled and in the car. steering rack and columb fitted with steering lock mechanism removed. been making a dash binnicle and started on the wiring harness. more chopping tomorrow!
also been messing with paint for the wheels! works car gold????
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Re: E30 M42 2.1 Stage/Road rally car

Postby mrfuzzyfelts » Sat Jan 26, 2013 10:11 pm

Looking very tidy! Fair play
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Re: E30 M42 2.1 Stage/Road rally car

Postby is-si » Sat Jan 26, 2013 10:23 pm

shiny is good 8)
.....i think you can start the engine now :wink:
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