Southern Style Sil80 V8

Thread in 'Project Cars and Builds Threads' started by NORFY, May 15, 2010.

  1. ElTorro

    ElTorro Commie bastard

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    I cant tell you that's a pretty complex engine. I like BMWs idea of building engines: "Lets mash two inline 4s together, shall we? "M62" sounds badass. Two inline 6s? Yep, 8 series is good enough to kill everyone with normal V8, let's make it even more deadly. What about doubling something like straight 8s? Hey, no shit, that'll fit 7 series just fi-ine. Nope, gotta mount rad in a boot? No problems, we'll do it just for kicks." (1, 2)

    Seriously though, good engine choice. Gearboxes are uber badass, IIRC they are the same Getrag as M5 ones. Even some of i6 boxes are getrag (s250 or something like that, no idea what are they)!

    I love your car more now!
     
  2. christop'sbmw

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    cant wait to see this in the car looks good.
     
  3. icewhite

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    cant wait to see this done.
    Unfortunately i hit the same snag as you on the ca being such a pain in the ass - so i've bitten the bullet and taking out my ca - and i bet you cant guess which engine of gone for....
    i'll give you a clue........
    except this will have 350bhp out the box with the torque to match.

    Also.... bearing in mind you've set your car up to work so well with the ca, the sr isnt going to be much different then the ca and i'm not totally sure on weight figures but i'm sure he sr will be lighter? Not that it matters now anyway :wack: lool

    anyway... thats what i've decided to do. would love for you to take my car out when its done and see what you think of it :thumb:
     
  4. NORFY

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    Sr is definately a good way to go fella, it is the best engine to go for. Im just fed up if turbo'd stuff ATM, been running them for years and fancy a change. If you need a loom doing give me a shout.

    Yeah, let me know when it's done, don't mind giving it a run
     
  5. Dori-points

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    Awesome stuff. What an engine! Really looking forward to seeing this develop, hoping to do something similar in 12 months or so - "lots of pics request" and a spare set of engine/ box mounts ;-)

    Keep up the epic work!
     
  6. brennon

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    thought the 5 speed box didn't have the crank sensor on the bellhousing that the m62 needs?
     
  7. Dori-points

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    Does it need one if the lumps out the auto??
     
  8. oli-kimpton

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    :wave: Nice car mate ! let me know if you decide you want to sell it, ive got a bm e36 and looking at changing it for one of these !
     
  9. crackers

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    Glad its finally out in the open. Cant wait to get them done. The 5 speed box was in the E34 v8s, pretty tricky to find tho, which is why i've stuck with the 6 speed for mine.
     
  10. NORFY

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    The engine being from an auto means I've given myself more work to do, the clutch/fly issue and also with the wiring side. I'd definately have bought a manual e39 like crackers has done to save loads of hassle.

    From what I've read the 5 speed bellhousing will need a hole drilling to take the crank sensor which isn't much ofa bigge


    I am however finding that getting information in these is a bit of a pain, simple things like wanting a sandwich plate or take off for an oil cooler.


    I'll post up plenty of pics/info/links on fitting these, already nicked a load of info off crackers :D cheers mate :thumbs:
     
  11. pdt

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    quality project :D
     
  12. NORFY

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    phew! just been clearing out the garage to get the car in, took a while lol.

    still, a few pics. i borrowed my girls camera.

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    shouldve cleaned it first but meh, i dont do cleaning
     
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    wow, Thought you may go for something different, good man !

    Again looking forward to the updates dude :)
     
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    Yhes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    best car on the whole internet just gets better and better :)
     
  17. Maxdrift

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    gotta give it you mate going to really good once finished. May take a while to get used to difference in out powers but youll get the hang of it.

    Also I sent the wires monday so should be with you in the next couple of days.
     
  18. NORFY

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    Cool, I'll get on to that when it turns up. Completely forgot about it actually lol.
     
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    What an interesting change! How interesting... lol
    Gonna be cool:wack:
     
  20. NORFY

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    Took the engine to work today for a quick clean up and weigh. Suprisingly it weighed in at only 219kg and that's complete with all ancils, starter, loom, pas pump, a/c pump, oil, etc. Bearing in mind a complete sr weighs roughly 149kg, and a complete rb25det weighs in at 272kg.

    So now it's weighed and cleaned I can start work on stripping the weight off it and changing a few bits around before fitting it up.
     

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