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E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

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Old 06-23-2011, 03:56 PM
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Yes, it's Delphin metallic paint, just like the first time, except PPG instead of Omni base color. The painter coated the whole car with Delphin non-metallic first coat, then metallic the second coat so the color is much closer to under the hood this time (plus better materials) - all the jambs were painted, along with under hood, better cut in fenders and trunk lid and jambs sprayed as well.

The 6-3-1 collector was just an example of the way it's designed. There will be three 2-1 collectors closer to the cylinder head, then the final 3-1 will be near the stock y was for the eta exhaust. Also want to tuck it a bit better, making an exhaust while rushing on your lunch break isn't the best way and used as much straight pipe as possible. Contemplating making the rest stainless this time around too.

As you guys know, I have talked about boost before, so one the long headers are dyno-compared to the lprevious dyno visit. Then we will be boosting the car.
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Old 06-23-2011, 04:00 PM
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didnt remove the windows or trim ?
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Old 06-23-2011, 04:39 PM
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didnt remove the windows or trim ?
Trim was half way on, one pce left actially (pass side front aluminum is still left to do). If you remove the splines before paint, the rubber will cover the new paint when re-inserted. Was going to SEM paint them when out, but figured they would get trashed putting them back. Look close at the pic and you can see the upper pass side spline is almot in on the rear window.
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Old 06-29-2011, 06:30 PM
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Newest idle table.

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Old 07-25-2011, 08:36 PM
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Let the madness begin.

Bye bye eta 2-1 lol...






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Old 07-26-2011, 04:56 PM
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that's a squeeker, ain't it. very tight. nice, but tight...but that's always a good thang.
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Old 07-26-2011, 05:11 PM
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What rear valence do you have?
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Old 07-26-2011, 09:11 PM
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Old 07-26-2011, 09:13 PM
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Delphin ftw! Your 6-3-1 looks good but a bit large. Where are you going to fit that?

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Just stuck them together for a pic. 3-1 will be in the pocket between the trans mount and bell housing, the three 2-1 will be above the passenger motor mount.

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It's a Zinder that was on the GRM car when purchased, but the forward mounts were moved in a bit.
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Old 07-27-2011, 08:09 PM
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Secondaries are all 18"...





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Old 07-27-2011, 08:17 PM
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Old 07-29-2011, 09:02 PM
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Stock compared to the new "down-pipe" lol...



#1 primary, not cut to length yet, but stands at 22" with clearance to install and service other parts...

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Old 07-29-2011, 09:21 PM
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so much unnecessary piping and work .. why ?
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Old 07-29-2011, 09:53 PM
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so much unnecessary piping and work .. why ?
Optimal length is 32" from the back of the valve to final merge to capture the third reversion with an N/A m20, and attention was paid to serviceability.

EDIT: Love the new sig...
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Old 07-29-2011, 11:37 PM
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so much unnecessary piping and work .. why ?
Why not? Like you've never done anything unnecessary.......
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Old 07-30-2011, 07:18 AM
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Optimal length is 32" from the back of the valve to final merge to capture the third reversion with an N/A m20, and attention was paid to serviceability.

EDIT: Love the new sig...
i just dont see the point. what are you going to gain ? just alot of extra work for no gain.

found it randomly yesterday

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Why not? Like you've never done anything unnecessary.......
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Old 07-31-2011, 08:57 AM
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No gain, huh, guess that's why true merge collectors and long tubes are so cheap
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Old 07-31-2011, 06:44 PM
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Diving boards for all the haters.

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Just had several feet of BMW part #51311884402, 51311884409 and 51311884410 delivered!



Also go new mirror gaskets, tail light gaskets, roundels and all new shadow-line clips to go with, coming together slowly.
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Out with the old, in with the new
new windshield trim or wipers ?
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New chrome splines. In the pic, you can see one half is the faded yellow, new stuff going in on driver side.

I started a thread in another sub-forum here about the e36.
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