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Mick, from arp's own site $298 or hack engineering £290,

Not cheap though.

Got a set my self on the way from the USA, dread to think what the import duty will be :eek:
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The problem is with buying anything from the US, it costs the same amount it $ as in £ if not more. I bought mine from the US at $200 a set and had a friend bring the to me. Now instiling them retrospectively. PITA...

The above is being done as I was planning to S/C the car but now are going the turbo route. So reading the forums, I see that some people just used 12.9 high tensile bolts.

Also note that the numbers I had were with:

Dilbas cam 284/272 (not being made for Dilbas any longer)
The cam was not in the correct timing at about 7 degrees retarded.
M30 injectores - leaking 2 injector and ~12lamba ratio making it too rich
A set of headers.
3,73:1 diff
215/45/16

I tried 3 chips and I can tell you off the bat, its not all that its cracked up to be. 1 online chip I bought, running rich like rich stall at ~10afr all the way to 2000rpm. Ide was rough, so choose the best compromise. Making 4 dyno pulls that day.

All this was later rectified, I guess wat I want to say is. Choose what you want to do by getting informed first. Maybe get to the magical 200hp target. Sorry for hijacking, wont to it again... Promise.
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i'm not building a forced induction car but reading what you have dealt with was interesting .

i'm just going to bolt it back together and fire it up and see how we go , jim had a good running car so i hope i achieve the same .


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Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:07 pm

Understood, I wasn't building a FI motor at the time. Just wanted to say that... I guess the dangerous thing to say. "While you're there" and can do the things you might contemplate later :)

You should be fine with a 2.7 eta piston bottom and 885 head. There are always plenty of things to look into apart from the engine.

Keeping an eye out on this thread :)
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Sasquatch wrote:Understood, I wasn't building a FI motor at the time. Just wanted to say that... I guess the dangerous thing to say. "While you're there" and can do the things you might contemplate later :)

You should be fine with a 2.7 eta piston bottom and 885 head. There are always plenty of things to look into apart from the engine.

Keeping an eye out on this thread :)


i have a full 51k mile 318is conversion sat in the garage on reserve .... i hope it stays there :D
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Thu Jan 05, 2017 3:59 pm

Lets hope it doesn't come to that :)
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Any updates on this now that the tolerable weather is back?
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Thu May 11, 2017 11:27 pm

yes i am going back to the original plan of a 318is red wagon , the 2.7 eta has worn cam journals so i'm splitting that engine up for sale ... i have front coil overs, a twin bar alloy strut brace and koni rear dampers & - 40mm rear springs for it and a rear scorpion exhaust section not just the back box .

i'm ordering some paint ... not rattle cans fot the front bumper, valance and door mirrors .
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Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:05 am

Sasquatch wrote:Lets hope it doesn't come to that :)
looks like the m42 conversion is still on ... awell i got summit to build still anyhoo :D
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Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:33 am

Looking good Mick :D interesting read, any more pics
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cheffy wrote:Looking good Mick :D interesting read, any more pics
no more pics till i can do some work on it .
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refurbished a set of front foglights i had with new lenses and bulbs .......

can't have executive rear headrests and no front fogs now can we :D

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looking forward to doing some more work on this in the near future now the weather is half decent .
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Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:03 am

Nice set of lamps Mick, supposed to a scorcher from Thursday onwards, hotter than Barcelona ! :cool:
Hopefully you'll be able to get the sun on yer back, and get this lovely Touring finished
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busy making room in the unit so i can get the car outside and give it a good wash first ... it's covered in 6 months of dust.... further developments are not far away :D
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got rid of another rotbox today so a good tidy up tomorrow then the touring can come out of the corner :D

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That looks like it would polish out Mick !!
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ChemicalAl wrote:Any updates on this now that the tolerable weather is back?
Talking of touring and ChemicalAl returns. I see you've moved....
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i managed to get a couple of hours to spend on the touring and pick up where i left off , first up a gentle bath to get rid of all the dust from about 10 months of storage ...

got the airline out first and blew all the heavy crap off , then a snow foam and power rinse ...

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started boxing up the interior again as i've used the car to test blower fan speed resistors,wiper motors, speedo clusters and c/l relays. it's had it's uses while in the corner :D

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fitted a leather handbrake handle and gaiter from the parts stash and realised there and then i must of sold the cars front c/console by mistake ffs ! luckily i found another good one to replace it with
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i got 1/2 ltr of paint for the valance i'm going to use which is in zinobar red at the moment and both wing mirrors need painting , i was going to have both bumpers painted at the same time but had a quick brainfart :idea: ....... although the bumpers were a bit faded here and there i thought i'd try some G3 on a corner of the front bumper ....

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very happy with that so off with the rear bumper and away we go 8)

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and back in the unit till next time

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Thu May 03, 2018 7:12 pm

Looking good Mick :) good to chat today, catch up soon 8) (ian)
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Car looking nice, interested to see this getting rebuilt.

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it's just a cheapo from lidl ... parkside make . I had to change the fitting to match my airline but it's doing the job no problem ...


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Wed May 09, 2018 10:21 pm

i decided to pull the front end apart a bit further for a freshen up and weatherproofing ... see if i can clean it up a bit more .

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factory pads very much intact , i'll clean these up and rust treat ... the other side is just as good

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check the tray out :D

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the servo needs to come out for a make over so that's on the list .... i want the bay nice before i drop the donk in ....

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took the lamps out for a bit of homework ... watching tv is overrated anyway ..... apparently :?

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free up and convert to manual adjusters, change the plastic adjuster knuckle grommet things ? you know what i mean basically a full freshen up and refurb keeping oem l@@ks .
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aimlessrock wrote:loving this mick-
cheers for that , i'm enjoying the fixing upper and getting good results . i've got one side of lights refurbished and used all the plastic grommet knuckle things i had in stock so witing on new supply's to arrive to do the other set of lamps , looking forward to moving onto the oily bits if i'm honest

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got all the front lights restored and in the boot ready to fit .

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check out this minty arse end :D

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Looking great Mick 8) I love your attention to detail :)
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cheffy wrote:Looking great Mick 8) I love your attention to detail :)
cheers , that's what it's all about :D

speaking of which this is the valance i've kept for this car , it's zino red and very much a good clean base to start with .

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purchased some of this as it came recomended for oem type finish instead of stonechip out of a can

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paint waiting .... so are a pair of faded mirrors

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the rear seat bases were ok but not perfect as far as wear goes and one thread had lifted on each seat base :squint:

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only a trained eye would spot this :mrgreen:

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fear not this worn out tat is to be replaced with superior parts .

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and i'll have to dye these bits black to match the rest ... pretty sure i have a good 3ltrs of black carpet dye left over so nowts the bother :D

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the dyed door cards are out and getting swapped over for original black items i've saved for this car .

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in the bin with this mess .

speaking of mess the drivers seat is a bit naff but i need the lower seat base so i can make a new seat as good as the rest of the interior is going to be [ for a 27 yr old comfort trim ] .

the foam is distorted due to an oversized arse been squashing it for a good few yrs ... + it's getting a bit thread bare ... all i need from this crap is the metal runners and seat base frame .

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servo out revealing more joy 8)

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it'll be reet ! :D
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Wed May 16, 2018 6:44 am

Great work Mick. :D

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Wed May 23, 2018 7:29 pm

Absolutely love it Mick - your attention to detail is amazing :D
How far away is it from completion ?
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cheffy wrote:Absolutely love it Mick - your attention to detail is amazing :D
How far away is it from completion ?
i understand your keen to buy this car , i do think my first price won't buy it now .

other costs have crept in now in the form of two wings replaced and painted along with that the paint on the bonnet is polished out and will have fresh paint with the wings .

i still need to convert and fit an e36 m42 mill to fit in an e30 and look the same by changing the sump, wiring loom , intake and exhaust manifolds ... it's a project car that i'm not rushing to sell . i've never driven it yet
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Fri May 25, 2018 6:10 pm

i had a job to do on this that i know would bug me if i just left it ..... the rear passenger doors central locking does not work so popped the loom out and tested a boot solenoid i had easy access to and the it all works from the car side so the solenoid needs changed and it looks a right pig of a job :cens:

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the bonnet looks good but it under close inspection you can see the thin paint through the shine and an old burn mark from polishing an old owner has left me to sort out ...

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it looks better than it is in the pics .

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also the wings had turned thin a perforated at the bottoms along with polished out paint :cry:

this one was full of cake mix on the bottom section ...

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and this one started to drop to bits so i'm not using these ,

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the black wing is not being used it's not good enough after inspection it's also perforated at the bottom :roll:

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i do have up in my loft though a nice pair of white wings i've had stashed for a few yrs as spares for my 318is so they will be seeing some red paint soon .


anyway i decided to tackle this c/l issue and after looking at the doors condition it has a paint chip right on the body line and a couple of small dings but nothing really bad .... i had another red touring door in my stash that is now getting used instead as i had hoped it would have a working c/l solenoid BUT ............ no fookin chance :x it doesn't even have one fitted when it should have :?

i still went ahead and changed the door anyway :D

old door and it's chip/s

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new door ........

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a bit spanner action later >>

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new door fitted ...

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now i need a rear door c/l solenoid hmmm , good job my spare parts game is strong winkeye

this one works so i'm liberating it !

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plenty more spares here should i need anything else

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some fiddly bits to play with , thetop one is the latch that some c0ck womble fitted with no c/l and the bottom one i now have to try and refit ... FML !

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wasn't as bad as i'm making out after i got stuck in , the door is now fitted with door card back on and working c/l , think i'll have a beer tonight :beer: :D

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Interesting to see building/restoring a E30 from a breakers perspective. Good update!
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magpie wrote:
cheffy wrote:Absolutely love it Mick - your attention to detail is amazing :D
How far away is it from completion ?
i understand your keen to buy this car , i do think my first price won't buy it now .

other costs have crept in now in the form of two wings replaced and painted along with that the paint on the bonnet is polished out and will have fresh paint with the wings .

i still need to convert and fit an e36 m42 mill to fit in an e30 and look the same by changing the sump, wiring loom , intake and exhaust manifolds ... it's a project car that i'm not rushing to sell . i've never driven it yet
Well let me know whats happening Mick, I'm in no great hurry, I understand what yer saying, as long as you're not adding zero's on the end of initial price !
We'll speak soon anyway - aye .
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used the family bus to take x2 m42 engines, an engine crane, engine stand and a box of m42 parts up to the unit .....

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also got a pair of of good solid wings test fitted and removed for paint .

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made a start on swapping bits over from the e30 m42 onto the early e36 m42 and cleaning engine parts up while it's out .

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i had to take the exhaust manifold off the e36 engine as it won't fit the e30 m42 zaust .... this took about 3hrs just doing this ... only x4 of the studs/nuts came undone , the rest i had to cut the e36 manifold pipes off close the flange so i could get the grinder in and cut the nuts off to get the flange off . i knew i'd still be left with about an inch of remaining studs to work with from there .

this pic shows it wasn't straight forward with every stud ... around 10 of them needed heating up about 3 times at least in between the half turns i could get on them with i high risk i could snap one in the block at any time .... they were well and truly stuck fast , i shit you not .

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out comes the last one ..... thank f00k for that 8O

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