Edited: E36 4 pot, sort of low budget. Possible actual skids soon.

Thread in 'Project Cars and Builds Threads' started by Marcus_E36, Mar 22, 2017.

  1. Marcus_E36

    Marcus_E36 Member

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    I'm undecided between going full OEM and just driving it or adding in uprated clutch etc. Yeah I think it will be :)
     
  2. Marcus_E36

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    Thanks man - appreciate the feedback. It isn't as budget as I would like - it's tipped over the 1K mark but it should be pretty capable and a barrel of laughs.
     
  3. Marcus_E36

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    Cheers dude ! I will keep this updated. Mate has a spot at lynn for this Saturday but we need to get his Subframe poly bushed and back in first :O Yeah, should give it some more balls.
     
  4. T-DOG

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    I just "found" a single mass flywheel on the M40 that was in my saloon before. (Fits on the M44)
    Now I am trying to find someone who can make it lighter and balance it....:nod:
     
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  5. Marcus_E36

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    UPDATE

    So I have been run off my feet with work but finally made some progress. I'll let the pictures do the talking. Still a non start (No spark for some reason) but i'll get it running this week - got a drift day next Saturday so let's see what happens.

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    Bye bye single cam

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    Hello Twin cam

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    Slowly buttoning it up

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    and in - ignore the foil tape shit - was playing about with something.

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    And done.

    So - bought a down pipe - await to see what the no star issue is. Fitted a EWS deleted ECU and bridged the 2 wires. I can only assume it is a crank sensor but need further investigation.

    So yeah, all good thus far, it turns over and sounds healthy enough - I fitted the single mass flywheel and coupled that with a new OEM sach clutch. I have also refreshed some parts and things to make sure I won't really have to touch it all season.

    Reliable, simple skids.

    I hope.

    Will update again when running and see how it works at Swaffham :)
     
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  6. Marcus_E36

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    UPDATE:

    So it runs, had to chase a few issues and tidy some things up but it's 95% there.

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    Only issue I have is no Rev counter ? Still trying to work that one out (open google) I also have a feeling the temp gauge might not work - something to do with the pin out on the X20 plug and a EWS 3 vs EWS 2 issue. so yeah. Need to find some time to actually drive it but so far I would say it's a success. Is a lot more responsive with the single mass flywheel. Al I really want is a OEM air box so I can run the factory cold feed to my hideous pod filter.

    Will update once the clutch is fully bedded in and I have driven it in anger !

    Cheers all.
     
  7. Marcus_E36

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    Holy Thread revival. Moved onto E46's now - for anyone interested - this little M44 was an absolute babe - Did a number of skid days without issue - then it got PG'9'd by Mr plod and the parts went onto a coupe chassis.

    Might throw up a thread on the 46's - 36 prices have risen a lot last few years.

    Been through a few chassis since this was built - but still it was my favourite car.

    Now using a M52B28TU swapped E46 saloon in Alpine white

    If people want a thread on that - let me know - there are plenty of pics/vids to accompany a thread.
     
  8. nissanr34cal

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    Go for it dude
     
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  9. Kurt66

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    Cheers man, do you remember what size tires where on them?
     

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