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E36 compact tarmac car

Postby lahondal » Wed Mar 12, 2014 2:14 pm

Hi!

My name is Larry and i´m Spanish.

I´m building a E36 compact tarmac rally car, i hope you like the project.

The plan is running the stock m42 engine, but next season we want to put a turbo (small turbo) and convert it on a "point and shot" car.

The car will have gaz gold coilovers and adjustable mounts (ordered this week, anyone know how many time I have to wait?)

This is the progress so far:

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Thanks!

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At the moment I´m in this point:

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Thanks!
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Re: E36 compact tarmac car

Postby GAJ1 » Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:51 pm

Welcome to the forum. Looks like a good start you have made already. We ran the stock M42 engine for a number of years without any problems so you hopefully should be OK.
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Re: E36 compact tarmac car

Postby lahondal » Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:44 am

Tomorrow will upload pics of the m20b20 (lightest of all) flywheel conversion to my m42. I have modified the flywheel to accept the m42 ring gear, i think this is easier than swap the pinion gear.

But the scale didn´t have good news. Although the m20b20 flywheel weights 6.2kg and the stock dualmass weights 10.2kg, the real difference is not that big, because the pressure plate of the m20 weights a little more than the m42 unit, in the region of 1kg.

So the real difference is "only" 3kg. Anyway, i think the momentum (what really matters), will be A LOT less with the new FW.
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Re: E36 compact tarmac car

Postby rally_rich » Thu Mar 13, 2014 1:33 pm

Hi Larry, welcome to the forum. The shell & cage looks good. I think this is the first build thread from Spain. Keep us posted on the build.
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Re: E36 compact tarmac car

Postby lahondal » Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:08 pm

Hi!

I did some progress...

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Cant wait to the Gaz Golds....

Thanks!
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Re: E36 compact tarmac car

Postby lahondal » Sun Mar 30, 2014 11:20 pm

Hi!

This weekend I did a protection frame for the radiator, the plan is make a long sumpguard from the radiator frame to the chassis, attached to the rear cross bar.

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The dashboard is in progress:

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And the manual and automatic extinguisher system too:

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Cheers!
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Re: E36 compact tarmac car

Postby Ontheway » Wed Apr 02, 2014 1:21 am

Good progress! How did you go about attaching the blanking panels to the dash?
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Re: E36 compact tarmac car

Postby lahondal » Wed Apr 02, 2014 8:40 pm

The small blanking panels were done with many accuracy, so they sits on the edge of the dash holes and glued it with some drops of black sikaflex.

And the central panel its made of alloy and have 2 square protrusions on the upper edge. This protrusions come into 2 grooves i cut in th dashboard and in the lower side it have 2 bolts and nuts to secure it. Sorry for my english but its difficult to explain it.

I you want I can upload a pic, always better!

The suspension arrived this morning....yyyehaaaa

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Very good quality kit. Will run 600/275 spring rates, with STD ARBs, and the gaz man tell me they are valved to suit tarmac rally stages.

I have a medium case 4,45 LSD diff too, hope it get enough grip on the rear with the 275lbs springs.

Thanks!
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Re: E36 compact tarmac car

Postby lahondal » Mon Apr 14, 2014 11:04 pm

Weekend progress!

Steering multiplier DONE!:

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Extinguisher sprays DONE!:

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Gaz Golds DONE!:

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Hope you like it!!
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Re: E36 compact tarmac car

Postby bruvs1 » Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:52 pm

Interested in your steering multiplier and how it works, have you used these before?
http://www.bruvsmotorworks.co.uk 320is, 330is rallying!
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Re: E36 compact tarmac car

Postby M3 Compact » Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:38 pm

Looks great. Love the colour. 8)

What ratio is the steering multiplier? Never heard of one before, seems like a decent route to a quick rack.
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Re: E36 compact tarmac car

Postby lahondal » Sat May 31, 2014 7:49 pm

Yes I used it on a 205 gti i had without PAS. Was very hard to fit it between clutch and brake pedals, but it worth the effort.

In the BMW is far more easy to do, because is a lot more room and the steering column is very long.

The ratio is 2:1, so now I have aprox 1.8 turns lock to lock.

In the pug was soooo great, I felt like I can do anything with the car without going crazy with the steering wheel.

And in the BMW, not tried.....but I think in rallying is a must.
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Re: E36 compact tarmac car

Postby rearwheelsteercompact » Sat May 31, 2014 8:04 pm

A mate of mine had one fitted to his Cossie.

Think he got it from the USofA
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Re: E36 compact tarmac car

Postby lahondal » Fri Jun 06, 2014 11:36 pm

More progress!

-New digidash:

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-The homemade hydraulic handbrake:

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Started with the wiring last monday, today is at this point:

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Thanks!
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Re: E36 compact tarmac car

Postby lahondal » Fri Jul 18, 2014 11:34 pm

Hi!

At last the dash fitted!

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Thanks!
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