E30 M42 2.1 Stage/Road rally car

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Re: E30 M42 2.1 Stage/Road rally car

Postby Adam Gardner » Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:07 pm

the engine is on the move! been working out the wiring harness today, what to cut and what needs adding. going to get some cams ordered next week for it from cat cams.
i keep getting the urge to put a six cylinder in there but i still think it would spoil it.
also a possible first event has been talked about in may as an aim point to get it ready for. a mate of mine has just registered his ex works mk2 escort for the historic championship and the first event for him is the i.o.m. would love to gatecrash that one!
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Re: E30 M42 2.1 Stage/Road rally car

Postby bruvs1 » Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:22 pm

We, ll come too !!:D
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Re: E30 M42 2.1 Stage/Road rally car

Postby Sunbmw » Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:10 pm

Looking really good mate 8) , keep up the good progress.

I might need to borrow the trailer next weekend, not sure wether you have seen on Facebook, but I have bought this................

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Need to get it home, retsored and sold on again to get some brass in the bank.
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Re: E30 M42 2.1 Stage/Road rally car

Postby Adam Gardner » Sun Jan 27, 2013 3:51 pm

not a problem mate, i like the dolemite. thats a retro run about that for skidding to work and back.
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Re: E30 M42 2.1 Stage/Road rally car

Postby avtovaz » Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:30 pm

just reolised ive been lurking, so any more news mate???
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Re: E30 M42 2.1 Stage/Road rally car

Postby Adam Gardner » Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:35 pm

nothing really to report at the minute, been so busy at work that i have not really done much on it. all the boring jobs are getting done at the moment. myself and a mate are going to have a few hours on trimming the wiring loom down on saturday.
the only other thing i have done is taken a dash cluster apart to mount seperate racetech guages a bit like the prodrive cars had. ill post some pics soon to try and keep it interesting!!
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Re: E30 M42 2.1 Stage/Road rally car

Postby avtovaz » Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:29 pm

oh, i think you cant do that for road rallying, i think it has to keep the original trim etc, but not 100% sure.
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Re: E30 M42 2.1 Stage/Road rally car

Postby Adam Gardner » Sun Oct 20, 2013 11:22 pm

its been a while since i updated my build diary, not loads to report really. been doing all the boring bit like cleaning up parts and slowly remembering where it all goes!
i have moved the car from work to down home so i can spend some time on it during the dark evenings!
more to follow soon!?!?
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Re: E30 M42 2.1 Stage/Road rally car

Postby Ste-B » Tue Oct 22, 2013 5:39 pm

Hi, just looking at the photos of your e30.
Could you please tell me if you had the fuel tank made, or is it a shaped escort tank.
Cheers, Steve.
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Re: E30 M42 2.1 Stage/Road rally car

Postby Adam Gardner » Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:50 pm

hi steve, its actually a tank i had made, very simular to an escort tank although the wheel well is offset in an e30.
some people use escort tanks if you flatten the boot floor off, i cut the spare wheel well and put a 16" ford focus boot floor section into it so i can carry two forest tyres still.
the tank also tapers down at the back to follow the shape of the back seat panel. the company who made it for me did it for the same price of a mk2 tank
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Re: E30 M42 2.1 Stage/Road rally car

Postby Ste-B » Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:12 pm

Hi Adam,
Thanks for reply mate, sorry for delay as I've only just seen it.
Got a temporary tank in my e30 at moment, it gets me through single venue events.
I intend taking the car into the forest so was looking at a solution when I saw your build. Thanks for advice mate
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Re: E30 M42 2.1 Stage/Road rally car

Postby Adam Gardner » Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:25 pm

i can get you the lads details if you like. he took all the measurements to make more of them.
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Re: E30 M42 2.1 Stage/Road rally car

Postby Ste-B » Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:09 pm

Hi Adam, sorry for late reply, not been to good. Yeah would be great if you could get the lads details for tank. Do you use your car in the forest. If so what spring rates are you using, Plus do you know what spring rates are used for tarmac mate. I've tried to get mine tested but with no luck. Any info would be most welcome.
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Re: E30 M42 2.1 Stage/Road rally car

Postby Adam Gardner » Sat Dec 21, 2013 3:19 pm

my aim over christmas is to get the loom finished and fitted, dashboard in and custom dash cluster fitted.
then a dry fit of engine and gearbox to remind myself of where everything fits!
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Re: E30 M42 2.1 Stage/Road rally car

Postby Adam Gardner » Sat Feb 07, 2015 10:03 pm

Been slowly making progress with the car, and I mean slow! However I now have a firm deadline as the wife is pregnant and is due at the end of june.
This means one thing that I need to get the car finished!
I have been pondering on engine choices, I am tempted to go for a 6 cylinder of some sort, maybe an m20b25 to keep within the new changes of years accepted in the historic championship. Or continue with the m42 route as ive already bought quite a few parts to build up a stroker engine. My reservations on this are they are a bit of an unknown as to what sort of power and torque these are good for against outlay of costs and im also thinking of overall value of the car when finished.
Its really crying out for an s14 if anyone has one they wanted to do a deal on! Bruvs??

Comments or ideas welcome, car is 80% finished and need to make up my mind to get the thing turning its own wheels.
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