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superleggera Thu, May-07-2015 09:26:04 AM

E30 M3 Track Car build
 
I recently purchased a rolling shell and am planning on doing a rebuild to get the car back to track car status. It was previously a DTM replica running an S54 CSL engine.

This is what is use to look like:
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/a/img537/2412/HOqZOw.jpg

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/a/img673/6783/1BCdXW.jpg

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/a/img673/6259/qQgEGO.jpg

Unfortunately the wheels, brakes and driveline did not come with the rolling shell.

superleggera Thu, May-07-2015 09:27:58 AM

Re: E30 M3 Track Car build
 
Ive been toying with the idea of building the car with all carbon fibre body panels - ive found a supplier that makes the parts at a reasonable cost:

https://imageshack.com/a/img537/1425/1WprGi.jpg

https://imageshack.com/a/img538/9402/wymSsh.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img661/9642/INhW0d.jpg

https://imageshack.com/a/img538/3651/kwpwgg.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img538/1282/hPjtJh.jpg

JL@BimmerWorld Thu, May-07-2015 01:33:43 PM

Re: E30 M3 Track Car build
 
Should be a great project. What driveline are you planning to use?

superleggera Thu, May-07-2015 02:25:43 PM

Re: E30 M3 Track Car build
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JL@BimmerWorld (Post 1067061278)
Should be a great project. What driveline are you planning to use?

I already have a rebuilt S54 which is being mated to a e36 M3 5 speed box. Im also using a 3.64 medium case 3 clutch LSD diff. Rear axle is from a Z3 M.

JL@BimmerWorld Thu, May-07-2015 06:07:11 PM

Re: E30 M3 Track Car build
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by superleggera (Post 1067061312)
I already have a rebuilt S54 which is being mated to a e36 M3 5 speed box. Im also using a 3.64 medium case 3 clutch LSD diff. Rear axle is from a Z3 M.

This ought to be good! Looking forward to watching this, so keep the updates flowing. Are you sticking with the rear wing, or will you be going with something more period-correct for the E30/DTM?

superleggera Fri, May-08-2015 08:59:36 AM

Re: E30 M3 Track Car build
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JL@BimmerWorld (Post 1067061577)
This ought to be good! Looking forward to watching this, so keep the updates flowing. Are you sticking with the rear wing, or will you be going with something more period-correct for the E30/DTM?

The rear wing has been changed - ive gone for a carbon replica e30 M3 Evo boot spoiler and DTM gurney flap

EYEHAVEYOU Thu, May-14-2015 01:43:33 AM

Re: E30 M3 Track Car build
 
Very cool project. Shame the wheels didn't come with it, will you use center-lock wheels with whatever you replace them with?

Looking forward to seeing updates.

Str8 RippiN Thu, May-14-2015 06:48:37 AM

Re: E30 M3 Track Car build
 
Is that a Drenth Gearbox in there?

superleggera Mon, May-18-2015 09:51:14 AM

Re: E30 M3 Track Car build
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Str8 RippiN (Post 1067068039)
Is that a Drenth Gearbox in there?

I believe it is but it did not come with the car when I bought it.

superleggera Fri, Jun-12-2015 10:33:37 AM

Re: E30 M3 Track Car build
 
Its been slow progress up to now - car has been stripped back to the shell largely - new engine mounts are being made - off the shelf items were not used as the engine was pushed back 60mm (with the help of fire wall modifications).

There are several benefits to this. Better weight distribution and no modications were needed to the s54 sump in order to clear the sub frame.

In the meantime Ive managed to order and collect all the other parts I will need for this build. Engine bay is looking terrible but is being prepared so it can be smoothened out a bit to look pretty.

http://imageshack.com/a/img540/5319/0lFYu2.jpg

Here are the mock up engine mounts in preparation for proper mounts to be made by an engineer
http://imageshack.com/a/img910/7360/Mut8t3.jpg


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