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Thread in 'Project Cars and Builds Threads' started by R32 GTR, Nov 1, 2010.

  1. R32 GTR

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    Check out the badass track that this thing now has:-

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    I'm going up on Sunday to see the car so will get some more pics :)
     
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    Looking amazing! I am a jealous man!
     
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    Took a few pics while up at the garage, i love the front wheels but they have around 8 degrees of Camber:-

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    is that 8 degrees camber? looks less to me. That a mock-up engine? looking good! i like the way the manifold pokes around the corner
     
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    dude, 8 degrees negative camber - you sure?
     
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    Mine looks more camber and is measured at -5.5
     
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    yea i had -6.33 and -7.5 on my s13, and that was way more then this
     
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    Hats of to Thomas, that manifold is porn!
    Combined 8 degrees of camber maybe... Mine runs 6.5 either side or combined -13. Lots more than that
     
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    no the pictures dont do it justice. its fucking ridiculous. We measured it whilst there.

    Thats the actual engine, its getting a refresh before being put back together.
     
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    Hey Vinay, any update on this? Also it looks like you have plenty of positive camber adjustment left on your top-mounts, but obviously the less camber, the more the fender and tire become intimate!
     
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    not bad just like mine what exhaust are you running ??

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    what do you need for this conversion ??
     
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    Forgive my ignorance, but regarding the turbo setup.. Wouldnt it be easier to just stand the engine up straight with a modified sump & bell housing (my simple mind at work!) I have an E28 Turbo that I am currently rebuilding thats also a tight fit, but nothing compared to the above!

    Also dibs on the front wheels when you get your 6.5" wide ones :wack:

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    The geartsick would then be stabbing the passenger in the leg. It's also far too tall so would poke out the bonnet and hit the floor
     
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    My thoughts were that the bellhousing would be modified so the gearbox is not rotated, and that a custom sump (long horizontal type) would allow the engine to be lower mounted to account for the additonal height. (m50 sump looks quite big)
     
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    Sounds like a bigger ball ache than getting a fancy manifold made.
     
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    Yeah.. I was hoping nobody would mention that whislt typing my last reply :p
     
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    Actually the diesel engines (M51 or M57 series) sit at 20degrees slant instead of 30degrees and the diesels box's are tough as hell too.

    It's a bit pricey to do all the parts, but diesel E36 engine brackets, pan, pickup and transmission will give you a ton more room for the turbo. later diesel GS6-53DZ gearbox is the same box used on the turbo V8 5-series too
     
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    Diesel boxes have stupidly long ratios usually so on petrol cars they are terrible. Unless BMW did it with the diff which is a possibility.
     

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