Built in six days - E34 530i beginner drift car

Thread in 'Project Cars and Builds Threads' started by ludi, Oct 6, 2013.

  1. ludi

    ludi Active Member

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    Hey guys, I want to introduce our little beginner project. We are 4 people who do not just want to start with their "good" car. So we got together and built us a pretty decent fun car.
    We opted for an E34 530i because the parts will be available for later E30 V8 or a 540i - let's see!

    Here are a few pictures of the reconstruction, which began Monday this week and was finished Friday evening. Saturday we went for the first ride. ;)

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    Spec:

    Engine:

    - Full Stock M60B30 with 300k+ on the clock
    - New Plugs, New Oil
    - Single Sidepipe

    Drivetrain:

    - 5 Speed MT
    - 3.23 Final Ratio
    - Welded Diff

    Interieur:

    - Bucket Seat
    - Ebay Fly Off (not installed yet)

    Suspension/Brakes:

    - New Ebay Rotors and Brakepads
    - New JOM Ebay "Coilovers"

    A little Video from yesterday:



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    Best Regards, ludi
     
  2. ludi

    ludi Active Member

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    Little wheel arch work:

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    And some pictures of the hole car:

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    If all goes well, we go next weekend back to practice. :)

    Best Regards, ludi
     
  3. ludi

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    Last weekend there was again a lot of practice time. Unfortunately the soft engine mounts destroy ??the water hose. However, we are very happy with the car, but we will do a lot over the winter!

    Until next practice we probably done:

    - new input shaft seal
    - New motor mount
    - replace water hose
    - More practice! :D

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    Have fun with the video:



    Best Regards, ludi
     
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    this thing is so cool sounds mean with that side exhaust :D
     
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    Where is that circuit? Looks a good place to practice???!
     
  7. ludi

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    Thank you all for the good words! :) The car is not a top drift car, but it works pretty well! ;)

    It turned out that the engine mounts were not the problem. That the engine was moving so violently was because of 2 completely broken transmission mount . ;) So we replaced them.

    The car was also thicker stabilizers

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    VA : 25mm instead of 23mm
    Rear: 18mm instead of 15mm

    Let's see if there is recorded a noticeable difference . :)

    Then we have bought this pretty cheap:

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    At first we were not so happy when we saw this in a cylinder :

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    The others all look like this:

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    So then just did a compression test . All cylinder where the exhaust valves looked good were recorded 13-13.5 bar . Only in the black with the valves only 10bar . But this is no reason to be upset because the values ​​may be 10 - 12bar . So let's look at what is . :)

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    Spark plugs all looked good, but the valve cover gasket is leaking M60-typical and therefore the candles are quite oily.

    Best Regards, ludi
     
  8. ludi

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    The donor for the add-on parts is now arrived (M60B44). The head is removed and the valves need to be redone. :(

    Some footage from the exhaust noise:



    MfG ludi
     
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    Thank you guys! :)

    For the last time this year we went again to practice. :)

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    The transmission is now mounted at 4 points, instead of 2, and holds very well.

    Best Regards, ludi
     
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    How did the uprated anti role bars feel?
     
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    Love this, keeping it simple :) The track from your first video looks amazing, very scenic
     
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    The direct comparison in the dry is missing, but the body roll has been reduced considerably. The 20mm stabilizers of the M5 would be quite nice in the rear. :)

    Thank you! ;) Yes, it's a very cool little track for practice.

    Best Regards, ludi
     
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    The damaged valves were replaced and we are now waiting for the right head gasket (it was the wrong one sent).

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    "New" Gearbox-mounts support. :) Works wonderfully!

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    E34 with 9.5x17 ET19 rear and 9.5x17 ET4(!) ;)

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    A little video inspired by Ryan Tuerck's Off Seasons. Nothing professional, but perhaps makes it a bit of fun to look at. :)



    Best Regards, ludi
     
  17. ludi

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    We had a lot over the winter before:

    - M60B40 swap
    - New clutch
    - Install FlyOff
    - Weld body

    But we made nothing - we all had a lot to do! :(

    Nevertheless, we were last weekend for the first practice time of the season and the car works great! (on a new track) The only problem: a hose from the water cooler has come off and has the engine and the ignition coils flooded with water. It fell 2-3 cylinder, so we could not go on drifting (it feels like 150hp) :no: - at home, he ran back on 8 cylinders. :wack:

    A litte Video:



    Best Regards, ludi
     
  18. SammyVolvo

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    Impressive for Six days mate
     
  19. ludi

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    Irony? :D Is all low-budget - the fun goes first and also the driving! And that goes both perfectly with the car.

    Best Regards, ludi
     
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    Looks epic.
     

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