After breaking my track S14a, I wanted to build an awesome street weapon.
I had originally planned on dropping a turbo m50 into my daily 323i E36, but always wanted an E30. So when a good one came up for the right price I snapped it up.
Gunni as GSTuning is sourcing the parts for me and also making the manifold. The future spec of the engine will be:
Bosch 60lb injectors
Split pulse twin scroll manifold
Borg warner S256 twin scroll turbo
Sachs pressure plate with 6-puk clutch
I had previously sourced this 1991 E36 325i auto (non-vano M50 ftw!) for cheap so I could rob it of its engine:
Car had been stored in barn for ages and had all sort growing under the bonnet, but was only 91,000 miles and full BMW service history so was a steal for what I paid for it.
Nice and clean under the cam cover:
The paint has completely flaked off the cam cover as it is magnesium, so got to stripping the paint and sanding it:
Etch primered it and painted it with some 2 pack black:
Sourced this 316i E30 for a fairly decent price, needs some work done to it as has rust in usual places (jacking pads!).
Sourced an E36 325i gearbox:
Ended up with 2 E28 diffs as one of them was meant to be a 2.93, but the guy I got it off had got it wrong, so have ended up with 2 3.10 diffs:
The comedy 316i engine:
Got to removing it:
Will be selling bits off the 316i engine, PM me if you need parts:
Next threw in an E46 clubsport rack with DanThe spacers on the top:
Took apart an E34 steering UJ and combined it with the E30 UJ:
All bolted up with DanThe's splined steering shaft:
I have a E34 sump waiting to go onto my engine, so will sort that and am also waiting on poly engine mounts from rev-shift. Had to really go with poly as the downpipe is going to be running to close to the steering column and don't want it to foul on it!
So engine will be in within the next few days. Just waiting on Gunni at GSTuning to come down so he can mock up an E36 bottom mount turbo manifold so see if it fits, if not will probably go with a top mount. I would prefer a top mount anyway, but will see when Gunni comes down to check fitment.