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Old 06-16-2015, 08:49 AM
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Sounds like an excellent plan Joey. However let me know before you do that b/c my dad may buy it.
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If LS engines have to be extensively modified to handle track use, what other things need to be done beyond oil baffles?
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Sounds like an excellent plan Joey. However let me know before you do that b/c my dad may buy it.
I'll hit you up when we have it all back together and get some good photos of it. I still need to get all the specific details for it, like whether he plans to sell it with the aftermarket or stock cam.

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If LS engines have to be extensively modified to handle track use, what other things need to be done beyond oil baffles?
I may have been a little flippant with the word "extensive", I'm not sure if more is required to make them reliable for track use. He also has a C5 vette with <8k miles on it that was bought new by the previous owner with the intention of being a dedicated autocross car and it seems to be holding up alright.
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I may have been a little flippant with the word "extensive", I'm not sure if more is required to make them reliable for track use. He also has a C5 vette with <8k miles on it that was bought new by the previous owner with the intention of being a dedicated autocross car and it seems to be holding up alright.
From what I've heard, they just need an oil pan baffle if you are talking about what the motor needs. In the E36, that'd be it (plus typical "make sure your cooling system doesn't suck" but that really applies to any car). The E36 M3 rear end gets used with the LS1 swap and a custom driveshaft, and it's good for a decent amount of power, I think 450 or so at least.

The magical "8k mile Corvette" managed to ruin its differential a month or so back... something about it still working for street drives but not doing the whole "limited slip" game very well when pushed.

So uh, go GM?

In all honesty, I'll be right there with Joey backing the car if I can. It's a good build but our friend doesn't really care for cosmetics hardly at all, which is why it's good to see someone who does helping him out. Joey and I have both driven the car with the old motor and it was a well-done swap.

The new motor going in is from a Firebird/Camaro and it's a 5.7. Should be a nice, clean car when it's all done. Even has working A/C and ABS.
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Old 06-16-2015, 09:37 AM
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I think in this iteration it's going to be sold as "A/C Ready" but wont have the compressor in it. It does have the 3.91 rear end you want for these swaps, and the power figures will depend on whether he sells it with the aftermarket cam or wants to part that out separately, haven't talked to him about it yet. I think it'd either be ~380rwhp or ~450 like you said.

Either way it's an exciting car, and project. I'm hoping to have the wheels done this week, the paint correction done this weekend, and then get the interior work done shortly after that so it's ready to be photographed and go on the market more or less as soon as the new motor is in it.
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I don't like the sound of that......you really did it? I hope you got your asking price.

Edit: Never mind, I saw your posting in the BFE15 News thread. (odd place to put it)
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Old 06-16-2015, 01:14 PM
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After Acid Stripping



After 90 minutes with 220 grit



Then I did another 90 minutes of 400, 800, 1000 and 2000 grit. Then did one pass with the powerball and some white diamond polish.





Once I finish sanding the other two I'll polish all four of them again for a second time and put a couple coats of sealant on them. They're far from perfect, but considering the condition I'm starting from I'd say its a pretty good turn around.
Good Lord! Talk about a major difference. Are you wet or dry sanding with those grits? I am going to restore the BBS LM rims I kept from the MTech and plan on putting the wheels on my M3 or 128I. Most probably on my 128I.
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Old 06-16-2015, 01:21 PM
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I don't like the sound of that......you really did it? I hope you got your asking price.

Edit: Never mind, I saw your posting in the BFE15 News thread. (odd place to put it)
I was a thousand short. But I kept the wheels. So win-win. A momento of the car, plus the car went to a great owner and he lives close by.

I posted it in the other forum because I was going to drive it up if I had the car still, but it sold fast. I will remove the post from the other thread since it isn't pertinent.
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After Acid Stripping



After 90 minutes with 220 grit



Then I did another 90 minutes of 400, 800, 1000 and 2000 grit. Then did one pass with the powerball and some white diamond polish.





Once I finish sanding the other two I'll polish all four of them again for a second time and put a couple coats of sealant on them. They're far from perfect, but considering the condition I'm starting from I'd say its a pretty good turn around.
Nice! I'm trying to get motivated to finish my Style 5's. Got two done and the third about 70%. Just too hot right now....
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It's rough man. Like I said I've been taking them up to my living room one at a time so I can work on them with the TV going in the background and the A/C on. It's such an incredibly tedious job that you need some TV or music or a talk show or something to pass the time.

I've spent 5-6 hours total so far and I'd say I'm 40% done. Still need to finish polishing and apply some sealant to the two I've done so far. I think I'm gonna take a night off tonight to preserve my sanity. I knew I was going to make a major time investment in this car but good lord, I'm tracking to spend 10-12 hours on just the wheels.
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I got the wild idea to polish the inner barrels on my wheels. Turns out two of the wheels were clear coated, and two had a grey epoxy powder coat. Lucky me I did one of the clear coat wheels first and thought it wouldn't be too bad a job. The powder coated wheels have been a real bish to get stripped down to bare metal.
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jesse, more pics of the cars pleez!!

harry, congrats on the sale working out.

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I think the fest is still having problems. They shut down (locked) the "Delete, please" thread in the F04 forum, a thread that's been going for a long time. Same explanation as when Tim locked our second OT thread: performance issues.

The last few days I've had a terrible time opening forums or individual threads, and three times I've posted comments/help replies that time out before ever actually posting. Individual page loading is painfully slow. It's not my connection. I can log on to any of the other dozen BMW forums I belong to and the pages load immediately. Posting is just as quick. It seems isolated to just Bimmerfest.

The stats for the fest show we have almost 5500 people logged on at the time of my posting (1:20 AM CDT). That is actually quite a bit lower than average for this time of night. The most people logged on? 27May2015 we had 48,778 people logged on.
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Definitely something going on. I'm seeing what should just be a banner ad at the header of the forum page turn into just the ad and white space on my work PC.
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Got the new racks on the X5, genuine bmw. Going to come in handy for vacations and camping this summer!
Also got new shift boots made for the e30, the leather ones I had started cracking so switched it up some
Also my zhp knob should be in for the e30 today!


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So you now join the ranks of the VW crowd with your new plaid shift and parking brake boots...
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So you now join the ranks of the VW crowd with your new plaid shift and parking brake boots...
Lol yep. I thought it fit well with my black interior and red interior haha.
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So you now join the ranks of the VW crowd with your new plaid shift and parking brake boots...
I mean.... I like it.


I'm kind of amazed by the hate I've seen for the plaid outside of the VW world. Like, I've seen some comments that are just roid-rage diatribes about the kind of person they think would buy a VW with plaid seats.
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Lol Joey, that's true tho. I'm the kind of person that asks them one question "Did you buy my car for me? No? Oh ok the stfu!"
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