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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 01-12-2012, 08:23 AM
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Don't worry, It'll be at Bimmerfest East in August.

Hopefully by then I've got everything pretty much where I want it to be.

Thanks for the kind words Dale, but I can't take all of the credit for the work. Without my brother and my friends a large majority of this project wouldn't be possible.

My brother has a knack for looking at something and making it happen, this car is just as much his as it is mine in my eyes. If you ever see a feature in a magazine I'll be sure that both of our names are listed as the owners.

His greatest work as of late is the brake lines. It's amazing that he's got it worked out that you see nothing but the two main lines off of the master, even the clutch line is moved and hidden! I've been focused on interior, suspension, and figuring out how to pay for all of this mess and he's just been parked in the engine bay making awesomeness.
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Old 01-12-2012, 08:39 AM
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I love 2 tone interior...thats how mine is but with ///m interior...great work man!
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Old 01-12-2012, 12:38 PM
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True enough Fazda, I do recall you expounding on the efforts of family and friends that were all part if the project.

I own a only slightly modded 318iS for which my biggest tweak is going to be fitting a Downing Atlanta Supercharger ... If I can ever find one - so to see what you and your brother have undertaken is truly remarkable. Just goes to show what can be done with imagination,ability and a belief that all problems can be overcome .... oh .... and money of course - that helps I imagine

Looking forward to seeing this develop.
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Old 01-12-2012, 06:59 PM
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Hey fazda you have a great build I cant argue with u but I was just looking for some help i.gound all the info I needed and have 75% all down

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Old 01-12-2012, 07:00 PM
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Old 01-12-2012, 09:18 PM
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What the????

gijoe, you do realize you can edit your postings, right? (or maybe not from your SGH-T989)
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Old 01-13-2012, 12:19 PM
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Generally I'd like to think I'm as helpful as I can be. I've done plenty of write-ups on various forums to share information. However this isn't exactly something where what I did will work out for someone else, so I can't just tell you how to do anything. You can use my photos and descriptions as a guide, but that's about it as everything here is one-off. I told you it'd be summer until I'd have time to make another set of mounts. If you can wait that long I'll see what I can do.

I get pms on multiple forums on a daily basis asking "how to do this swap." I think my original postings pretty much sum it up, so it gets very frustrating. I see it this way; If someone doesn't take the time to read the thread, look at all of the photos and put together a series of seriously thought out questions for me I doubt they'll have the initiative to get the ball rolling on this swap.


For those of you following this thread, here's some photos of what I got done this morning:

Heater control valve mounted, main cross-member in, engine mounts in.




Suspension put together, (don't mind the rotors they won't be staying) The raceland coils will be used only in the front, and I'm hoping to replace them with an ISC setup next year. But at $26 in junkyard gold, I'll take them for now!




Four wheels on the car for the first time since October. Notice how much better the ///M moldings look compared the the original molding still on the fender!

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Old 01-13-2012, 12:26 PM
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Dude...I havent checked this thread since just after last years bimmerfest east, you have brought this thing a long ways. good work sir
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Old 01-14-2012, 09:32 AM
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Whoa. (Valve covers are temporary, not sure what I'm doing with them yet)









And the events leading up to the drop in...
















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Old 01-14-2012, 01:37 PM
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almost makes me want to do this...

but i have no garage...

or sbc...

or monies for swap...

but, then again, it wouldn't be the first time that i did something without considering the above notions.



srsly tho, i dig, but it's not something i would be able to do. i'll just live vicariously through this thread...

see you @ b'fest east!!



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Old 01-14-2012, 02:01 PM
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Amen to drivinfaster Fazda, you and your team are an inspiration to all .... and like df I am living vicariously through this thread - please keep the pictures coming
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Old 01-14-2012, 07:44 PM
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Thanks guys.

The more you enjoy it, the more we want to make it even better.

Just a note though...I have no money, haha. I have no idea how I've managed to fund any of this...

We're remodeling the kitchen in the spring, so that's going to put a damper on boost but I hope to find a way to make it happen by Bimmerfest somehow.
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Old 01-14-2012, 11:08 PM
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Yeah.... Money.... I know the feeling Fazda The more I talk about superchargers, the more my wife starts talking about buying a new house......... Although, if it has got a bigger garage with more workspace........
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Old 01-15-2012, 11:43 AM
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I'd love to just upgrade the house, we have a garage here but it just doesn't accommodate my projects so I rent the large place down the road. But, the real estate market here is awful so our house sat on the market for a long time and I just gave up.

I was joking with a few of the guys this morning about credit cards. None of us have ever used a credit card to build a car like many do, hell I don't even have a credit card. We've built some pretty sick cars just off of extra cash we've scrounged up, we'd have lots of fun if we could just swipe it and forget it haha!
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Old 01-15-2012, 11:09 PM
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Credit cards.... that would be an awfully dangerous way to go about a project I reckon ... you'd be better off taking a loan from a loan shark - at least when you'd paid him back the capital and the exorbitantly high interest rates, he'd leave you alone and not continue sending you invitations to take even more loans through the post !!

We are lucky here - the property market is still very very dynamic - hey ... want to come and live in Australia? .... build some awesome stuff here...... got some awesome roads and lots of wide open spaces (although the speed limits are a bit restrictive and the cops are b*stards - s'okay, I can say that cos I'm one of them )

Anyway, sorry for the threadjack - consider it an interlude until the next update
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Old 01-16-2012, 04:23 PM
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Old 01-16-2012, 04:48 PM
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What are you waiting for ? in the words of Lara Bingle (she that did the "visit Australia" advert that caused so much of a furore) "Where the bloody hell are ya?"

Hey if you really do want some info, PM me and I can tell you all the good stuff and the bad stuff as well (like the Cops ... did I mention we are b*stards?)

And to avoid possibly angering those (like me) vicariously living through your awesome E36 build..... how is it coming along? What plans have you got for a blower - Supercharger or Turbo? Cos over the past couple of days I have been doing a hell of a lot of looking up superchargers.... and there are a good few places about that offer some REALLY interesting stuff. Particularly Vortech who do some interesting centrifugal superchargers (www.vortechsuperchargers.com) and Magnuson Products (www.magnusonproducts.com) who do Eaton Twin-Screw blowers aimed at the Chevy small Block I believe you are running. Just to finish off with another advert for Australia, there is also Harrop Engineering in Melbourne (www.harrop.com.au) who do a range of blowers that can be designed to fit almost any application.......
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Old 01-25-2012, 09:42 PM
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Lots of updates, need to find a few minutes to sit at a computer so I can get pics up.

The car runs again!
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Old 01-25-2012, 10:06 PM
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Old 01-26-2012, 02:13 PM
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The bay is about 95% done. This is pretty much everything you'll see when the hood is popped.

I'm gonna have to take a real camera with me tonight, my iphone sucks with the lighting I've got in there.

I've been sidetracked working on a few cars that are paying jobs so that I can fund this, but my brother has been chugging along well in my absence...










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Old 01-26-2012, 02:16 PM
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Old 01-26-2012, 02:22 PM
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Old 01-26-2012, 02:33 PM
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Looking REALLY good Fazda, keep the pics coming
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how would a cowl induction hood look on there to cover the intake.....something like this
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http://www.summitracing.com/parts/SUM-471520/
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Old 01-27-2012, 05:57 AM
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I'm definitely considering a small cowl, I'd like something more rounded such as the small bump in the e46 m3 hood. I'll figure it out when the time comes.
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