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Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:00 pm PostPost subject: E30 316 auto to 328
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Hi all, I've been working on building a fun car I can use on the road (maybe the odd track day)

I've been messing around with amongst other things an s50'd track slag.....





Anyway I wasn't getting out to the track as often as I wanted to, so I sold it and almost bought this



Choosing finally to buy this locally advertised overpriced under powered 4 pot slush box. Manual sunroof, rear headrests, OBC and 14" BBS.


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Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:02 pm PostPost subject:
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So here are some photos . . . Car is 110000 miles, M52 engine is an 80000 engine. Looks in good shape.

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Some inspiration photos . . . . from Google

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so I bought these - not fully refurbished - so may change . . will try out other options when the project is closer to being finished in 2020!!

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So I started buying parts - some new some secondhand. I bought these rear calipers from a touring. After a refurbishment kit was installed time for some paint




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Got a flywheel, clutch and starter, got the wheel lightened.






Found a blue interior for sale - snapped it up - blue houndstooth. Realised when it arrived, it was the dirtiest interior i have ever seen. Ive seen a lot of interiors. Had a rip in the seat base side which I knew about when I bought it - seat rails were fecked!!



So I stripped the seat and replaced the cushion and the bolster.

Here are some installed photos





with the seat fixed and installed
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Time to look at the other bits I had managed to acquire on the way . . bit of gunk

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Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:06 pm PostPost subject:
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Continued preparing old parts for installation. I'd two rear subframes with trailing arms. So there were quite a few bushes to remove. After a bit of trial and error and a thicker threaded rod than first attempt (see photo) managed to remove all the bushes.

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I used the burn them out and hacksaw method for the big subframe bushes. Worked a treat though, keeping the children and dogs away was the hardest bit!!!
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Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:06 pm PostPost subject:
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With the 4 trailing arms away to get powder coated I got looking at the engine.

First off got the sump off.
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Here is the pump and splash guard

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Then swapped the oil pick ups. Cut the bracket off for the old pick up

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Windage tray removed from sump
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Sump fitted


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Tightened up bolts last one!!

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Sump off!

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Beer o'clock

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Lessons learned!

There was a problem with my workmanship here, I admit that

My mistakes;
1. I put the bolt back into the hole without cleaning the hole / thread out after cleaning the remainder of the original gasket and the corrosion off the underside of the block.
2 there was corrosion on the end of thread of the bolt thread which should have been cleaned off also.
Both of these mistakes were because I was trying to hurry up as I needed to get finished and then get back in the house for a certain time.

Less haste more speed!

So I cleaned up the bolt.

Drilled out the snapped bolt and tapped the hole and got it all tied up.
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Was quite excited when I got his photo sent to me once the power coating was finished.

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Reinforced front subframe pair of struts and complete rear ends. Sub frames and trailing arms (not all in that photo). Matt black.
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Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:09 pm PostPost subject:
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Back to cleaning up the engine.

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Couldn't take it apart fully so loosened as much as I could, let the springs off and got about it with some carb cleaner and a toothbrush. Forgot to take photos!! Possibly to do with the bottle of beer in the background - just spotted that!!!
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I missed the back plate bolts off the struts when I was doing it. All but one bolt came out no problem, I eventually got it out, had to trim it a little with a grinder first though!!!!

Laughing Laughing
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I turned my attention to the old drive shafts I have from a 325. These had split CV boots but the joints felt good. So I stripped them down and cleaned them up. Fitted new boots.










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Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:12 pm PostPost subject:
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Cleaned up and put paint or treated parts as I went

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Got some paint on this but didnt remember to photo it!!
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Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:13 pm PostPost subject:
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Cleaned up and put paint or treated parts as I went

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Got some paint on this but didnt remember to photo it!!

Pulled the rear

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Quite a bit of effort to get the subframe free from the car - the main bushes were stuck.

Bolts out - but no movement!!!
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Getting some oversized bolts up into the bush from the bottom and the sending a bar down from inside the car - with some hammering was the solution which worked in the end.

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Was a good day!!
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