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Forum: E30 M3 (1986-1991) Fri, Feb-17-2017, 09:56:15 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 43,311
Posted By superleggera
Re: E30 M3 Track Car build

Winter updates:
http://a68.tinypic.com/n3q3cn.jpg
http://a64.tinypic.com/33tjeiu.jpg
http://a68.tinypic.com/2vigow7.jpg
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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jan-25-2017, 10:22:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 988
Posted By superleggera
Re: Carbon Airbox reducer

So to start ,the printed material is neither PLA or ABS but a nylon based product that can happily see 60c+ or 140f in US speak. The intake tract is never going to see those types of temps. 3D...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jan-24-2017, 09:25:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 988
Posted By superleggera
Re: Carbon Airbox reducer

Ended learning some basic CAD and 3D printing the reducer I wanted.

http://a63.tinypic.com/6zpo9t.jpg

http://a65.tinypic.com/28rsaq.jpg
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Dec-17-2016, 07:54:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 988
Posted By superleggera
Re: Carbon Airbox reducer

Nothing in particular but I have a s54 in an e30 so I am a little limited for space.
The main aim of the reducer for me is to reduce induction noise slightly as I track the car and there is one...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-16-2016, 09:09:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 988
Posted By superleggera
Re: Carbon Airbox reducer

Thanks - I saw that post earlier. Not sure I like the design of that one.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-16-2016, 06:07:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 988
Posted By superleggera
Carbon Airbox reducer

Anyone able to help me - I'm trying to find a source for a carbon airbox reducer (preferably a 4" version).

I've seen them mentioned on this forum sometime ago.

Here are some pics (borrowed...
Forum: E30 M3 (1986-1991) Tue, Dec-06-2016, 10:51:38 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 43,311
Posted By superleggera
Re: E30 M3 Track Car build

Some more vids from last week - unfortunately last track day of the year and for a while as the car goes in for some maintenance and upgrades:

https://youtu.be/oErqBTZV-rE
...
Forum: E30 M3 (1986-1991) Fri, Nov-18-2016, 01:12:17 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 43,311
Posted By superleggera
Re: E30 M3 Track Car build

235/40/18 at the front and 255/35/18 at the rear
Forum: E30 M3 (1986-1991) Tue, Nov-15-2016, 04:59:55 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 43,311
Posted By superleggera
Re: E30 M3 Track Car build

Some wet trackday driving - was a complete handful

https://youtu.be/VS1y3-eYzEA
Forum: E30 M3 (1986-1991) Mon, Oct-17-2016, 05:57:56 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 43,311
Posted By superleggera
Re: E30 M3 Track Car build

Just some random clip of my s54 powered e30 at Silverstone from last week
https://youtu.be/z3nqv_tI5fQ

E92 doing some show boating in front of me:
https://youtu.be/1qStmmq5JGg

And a...
Forum: E30 M3 (1986-1991) Thu, Sep-08-2016, 03:26:33 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 43,311
Posted By superleggera
Re: E30 M3 Track Car build

Some more pics from earlier this week when at Silverstone Gp circuit

http://a67.tinypic.com/2mespbc.jpg
http://a65.tinypic.com/2l2nox.jpg
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Forum: E30 M3 (1986-1991) Wed, Aug-10-2016, 02:47:10 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 43,311
Posted By superleggera
Re: E30 M3 Track Car build

And some pics:

http://a63.tinypic.com/oihwcj.jpg
http://a68.tinypic.com/2nl6d1d.jpg
http://a65.tinypic.com/s0yfsm.jpg
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Forum: E30 M3 (1986-1991) Mon, Aug-08-2016, 09:32:13 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 43,311
Posted By superleggera
Re: E30 M3 Track Car build

Another small clip from the weekend:

https://youtu.be/2atWhwAeCnI
Forum: E30 M3 (1986-1991) Mon, Jul-25-2016, 10:11:50 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 43,311
Posted By superleggera
Re: E30 M3 Track Car build

Small clip from the weekend

https://youtu.be/Q9SlhKOXkGo
Forum: E30 M3 (1986-1991) Fri, Jul-22-2016, 08:59:58 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 43,311
Posted By superleggera
Re: E30 M3 Track Car build

http://a63.tinypic.com/rk9838.jpg
http://a64.tinypic.com/2driady.jpg
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Forum: E30 M3 (1986-1991) Fri, Jul-15-2016, 10:53:50 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 43,311
Posted By superleggera
Re: E30 M3 Track Car build

Fuel surge issues hopefully a thing of the past now with a swirl pot setup:

http://a64.tinypic.com/2mcsz88.jpg
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Forum: E30 M3 (1986-1991) Fri, Jul-15-2016, 10:52:13 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 43,311
Posted By superleggera
Re: E30 M3 Track Car build

So did a trackday at Bedford Autodrome some time back. Ive been there before but have to say I really enjoyed it a lot. Only downside is the noise restrictions - they have a 101db static test which I...
Forum: E30 M3 (1986-1991) Mon, Apr-18-2016, 04:43:24 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 43,311
Posted By superleggera
Re: E30 M3 Track Car build

So some will say "I told you so" but we live and learn.... I was washing the car yesterday an maneouvering the car was a headache. Manual rack is going - found an "okay" price on a used CSL rack...
Forum: E30 M3 (1986-1991) Tue, Apr-12-2016, 02:21:50 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 43,311
Posted By superleggera
Re: E30 M3 Track Car build

So had my first trackday at snetterton last week. Car performed flawlessly but will require some suspension fine tuning and more importantly the driver learning a lot more about the characteristics...
Forum: E30 M3 (1986-1991) Mon, Mar-28-2016, 09:36:57 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 43,311
Posted By superleggera
Re: E30 M3 Track Car build

http://a63.tinypic.com/156fsdh.jpg
Forum: E30 M3 (1986-1991) Sat, Mar-26-2016, 10:52:44 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 43,311
Posted By superleggera
Re: E30 M3 Track Car build

http://a66.tinypic.com/2l95wf6.jpg
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Forum: E30 M3 (1986-1991) Mon, Mar-07-2016, 11:30:39 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 43,311
Posted By superleggera
Re: E30 M3 Track Car build

http://a65.tinypic.com/2u7t9nc.jpg

http://a68.tinypic.com/5luikj.jpg

http://a65.tinypic.com/2po5xy1.jpg

http://a65.tinypic.com/1zg6k4g.jpg
Forum: E30 M3 (1986-1991) Tue, Mar-01-2016, 09:30:24 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 43,311
Posted By superleggera
Re: E30 M3 Track Car build

Havent updated this thread for a while as been quite busy finishing the car - and looks like I am only a few weeks away.

There have been a lot of small tweaks that we had to make to make sure...
Forum: E30 M3 (1986-1991) Tue, Feb-09-2016, 02:29:33 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 43,311
Posted By superleggera
Re: E30 M3 Track Car build

Car had its MOT last friday - all passed fine : )


http://a67.tinypic.com/2u6jic1.jpg
http://a67.tinypic.com/2h7lbp5.jpg

https://www.youtube.com/v/X2LbZ6Wn-uY

Small vid of the car started...
Forum: E30 M3 (1986-1991) Fri, Jan-29-2016, 09:01:55 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 43,311
Posted By superleggera
Re: E30 M3 Track Car build

Exhaust has been been completed - hopefully the home stretch now to get the car completed and MOT'd next week.

http://a65.tinypic.com/33etr9h.jpg
http://a68.tinypic.com/zwj0np.jpg
Forum: E30 M3 (1986-1991) Tue, Jan-26-2016, 03:39:00 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 43,311
Posted By superleggera
Re: E30 M3 Track Car build

Some more updates on the car as it enters its final stages.
The custom loom is complete and ready for its final reinstallation as after it was tested and then taken out to be shrouded...
Forum: E30 M3 (1986-1991) Wed, Jan-06-2016, 09:11:42 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 43,311
Posted By superleggera
Re: E30 M3 Track Car build

Another small vid

https://youtu.be/4Q5dd4HR6E4
Forum: E30 M3 (1986-1991) Mon, Jan-04-2016, 03:50:42 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 43,311
Posted By superleggera
Re: E30 M3 Track Car build

Car was started up for the first time last week to make sure it was all working as expected - started up first time. Top effort from Spencer at BMP Conversions:

https://youtu.be/LQLjKVSbYjA
Forum: E30 M3 (1986-1991) Thu, Dec-17-2015, 11:19:40 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 43,311
Posted By superleggera
Re: E30 M3 Track Car build

I converted to RHD as thats what I am use to and it will see some road use in the UK.
Forum: E30 M3 (1986-1991) Thu, Dec-17-2015, 08:45:41 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 43,311
Posted By superleggera
Re: E30 M3 Track Car build

A few more updates on the wiring - the auto electrician is doing a very clean job

http://a68.tinypic.com/b80orc.jpg
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http://a64.tinypic.com/rucfuw.jpg
Forum: E30 M3 (1986-1991) Mon, Dec-14-2015, 03:08:51 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 43,311
Posted By superleggera
Re: E30 M3 Track Car build

Ive used the E36 M3 mishimoto water radiator but ive used the e46 s54 mishimoto oil cooler.
Forum: E30 M3 (1986-1991) Fri, Dec-11-2015, 09:23:17 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 43,311
Posted By superleggera
Re: E30 M3 Track Car build

Front part of the wiring loom is done - slowly getting there

http://a68.tinypic.com/124fnr4.jpg

http://a65.tinypic.com/2u92wt1.jpg
Forum: E30 M3 (1986-1991) Tue, Dec-08-2015, 08:56:20 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 43,311
Posted By superleggera
Re: E30 M3 Track Car build

Engine sub frame has been modified to take the DTM arms.

http://a68.tinypic.com/330ff44.jpg
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Forum: E30 M3 (1986-1991) Wed, Nov-11-2015, 03:37:35 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 43,311
Posted By superleggera
Re: E30 M3 Track Car build

http://imageshack.com/a/img908/6289/HctJRv.jpg
Forum: E30 M3 (1986-1991) Wed, Nov-11-2015, 02:04:24 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 43,311
Posted By superleggera
Re: E30 M3 Track Car build

Loom is starting to look a lot better now with customised lengths and unnecessary bits taken out:

http://imageshack.com/a/img910/7995/3kgdbi.jpg

Control arms turned up today too ...
Forum: E30 M3 (1986-1991) Tue, Nov-03-2015, 08:41:25 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 43,311
Posted By superleggera
Re: E30 M3 Track Car build

Some slow progress at the moment as we look to rewire the whole car, and take out anything that is unnecessary. Im glad Im not doing this part !

http://imageshack.com/a/img905/1268/rVBlR4.jpg
Forum: E30 M3 (1986-1991) Tue, Oct-27-2015, 12:40:11 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 43,311
Posted By superleggera
Re: E30 M3 Track Car build

Ive done a complete U-turn on the front setup and just took the plunge and got some adjustable DTM control arms. Im quite excited about this development and should contribute to some good handling. ...
Forum: E30 M3 (1986-1991) Thu, Oct-15-2015, 01:58:49 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 43,311
Posted By superleggera
Re: E30 M3 Track Car build

Happy to discuss over PM as I have an itemised tracking of all costs but costs have snowballed. Im now at the cost of a standard reasonable condition E30 M3 - there is not much more build left so...
Forum: E30 M3 (1986-1991) Thu, Oct-15-2015, 01:48:02 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 43,311
Posted By superleggera
Re: E30 M3 Track Car build

Off to the auto electricians for its custom loom. Must say im very please with the wheels - not for the purists who cringe at the sight of 18s

http://imageshack.com/a/img907/1976/z83Hq8.jpg
Forum: E30 M3 (1986-1991) Wed, Oct-14-2015, 09:15:43 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 43,311
Posted By superleggera
Re: E30 M3 Track Car build

Apart from the air filter the engine bay is complete - Im very happy with the finished product:

http://imageshack.com/a/img909/4576/GYyqoD.jpg
Forum: E30 M3 (1986-1991) Wed, Oct-14-2015, 09:14:39 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 43,311
Posted By superleggera
Re: E30 M3 Track Car build

The car is starting to look like a car again !

http://imageshack.com/a/img911/6112/iWVrus.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img907/6529/PXDXx3.jpg
Forum: E30 M3 (1986-1991) Mon, Oct-12-2015, 05:00:14 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 43,311
Posted By superleggera
Re: E30 M3 Track Car build

http://imageshack.com/a/img901/1473/QzEddt.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img903/3060/RxNfWo.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img907/4261/UC1o7f.jpg
Forum: E30 M3 (1986-1991) Wed, Oct-07-2015, 04:31:25 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 43,311
Posted By superleggera
Re: E30 M3 Track Car build

Ive been offered some Prodrive replica uprights. The Prodrive replica struts fit my coilovers perfectly ! I think its gonna be hard to pass these up. Ill have to invest in some replica DTM control...
Forum: E30 M3 (1986-1991) Fri, Oct-02-2015, 09:08:49 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 43,311
Posted By superleggera
Re: E30 M3 Track Car build

Spencer at BMP Conversions has been busy

http://imageshack.com/a/img912/4660/oKbVjZ.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img901/9529/vNktan.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img911/7575/eFjRrF.jpg
Forum: E30 M3 (1986-1991) Mon, Sep-14-2015, 03:53:55 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 43,311
Posted By superleggera
Re: E30 M3 Track Car build

Engine bed strenthening plates welded in place.

http://imageshack.com/a/img538/779/n6Iosz.jpg
Forum: E30 M3 (1986-1991) Wed, Sep-09-2015, 04:17:42 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 43,311
Posted By superleggera
Re: E30 M3 Track Car build

Spencer from BMP Conversions was able to do the final spray on the engine bay today. The purists probably wouldnt like this build given that we are hacking up a M3 but at least I used a BMW paint...
Forum: E30 M3 (1986-1991) Tue, Sep-01-2015, 09:17:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,464
Posted By superleggera
Forum: E30 M3 (1986-1991) Wed, Aug-26-2015, 01:26:46 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 43,311
Posted By superleggera
Re: E30 M3 Track Car build

Engine bay is coming along and is almost ready for primer. Spencer has been welding up some of the holes. Hes doing a great job and very particular - instead of just sheet metal he been using the...
Forum: E30 M3 (1986-1991) Mon, Aug-17-2015, 02:23:40 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 43,311
Posted By superleggera
Re: E30 M3 Track Car build

So I had some used carbon Ferrari Challenge seats from a 360 which were looking a bit worn so got them recovered. They only weight a touch over 5kg each with side mounts :D
...
Forum: E30 M3 (1986-1991) Mon, Aug-17-2015, 02:22:28 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 43,311
Posted By superleggera
Re: E30 M3 Track Car build

Yes, this is 'The Gorilla's' old car but I bought it as a rolling shell so am putting it together again but to my spec.
Forum: E30 M3 (1986-1991) Fri, Aug-14-2015, 09:28:53 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 43,311
Posted By superleggera
Re: E30 M3 Track Car build

The bay is slowly coming along. Wheel wells finally looking respectable - previous owner had them raised by an 20mm/inch but the finish didnt look so good.
...
Forum: E30 M3 (1986-1991) Thu, Aug-06-2015, 01:33:39 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 43,311
Posted By superleggera
Re: E30 M3 Track Car build

Forward facing hollow roll bar and mounts sorted:
http://imageshack.com/a/img537/5713/M9xC0o.jpg

Now with everything installed and fitting correctly Spencer has been busy taking everything out...
Forum: E30 M3 (1986-1991) Thu, Jul-23-2015, 01:59:19 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 43,311
Posted By superleggera
Re: E30 M3 Track Car build

So my car builder decided to send me some pictures of my car with one of his carbon bumpers - have to say very tempting and it is only a few kg ! Amazingly the guy does all E30 M3 exterior body...
Forum: E30 M3 (1986-1991) Mon, Jul-20-2015, 10:30:22 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 43,311
Posted By superleggera
Re: E30 M3 Track Car build

Some updates

http://imageshack.com/a/img661/3797/BO33Vn.jpg

plenty of space upfront with the engine moved back over 2 inches

http://imageshack.com/a/img910/5489/Sz5PvI.jpg


Oil cooler...
Forum: E30 M3 (1986-1991) Wed, Jul-01-2015, 09:18:32 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 43,311
Posted By superleggera
Re: E30 M3 Track Car build

http://imageshack.com/a/img540/6261/ZHzjZP.jpg
Forum: E30 M3 (1986-1991) Wed, Jul-01-2015, 09:16:40 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 43,311
Posted By superleggera
Re: E30 M3 Track Car build

Test fitting of custom brake kit and custom wheels (to make sure i did the measurements correctly). Also installed that AKG rear adjustable bushes and Ground Control roll centre and bum steer...
Forum: E30 M3 (1986-1991) Wed, Jul-01-2015, 09:15:15 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 43,311
Posted By superleggera
Re: E30 M3 Track Car build

Engine in using its permanent mounts:

http://imageshack.com/a/img538/6162/wM84hp.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img537/1291/Up71W9.jpg
Forum: E30 M3 (1986-1991) Fri, Jun-12-2015, 10:33:37 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 43,311
Posted By superleggera
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...
Forum: E30 M3 (1986-1991) Mon, May-18-2015, 09:51:14 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 43,311
Posted By superleggera
Re: E30 M3 Track Car build

I believe it is but it did not come with the car when I bought it.
Forum: E30 M3 (1986-1991) Fri, May-08-2015, 08:59:36 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 43,311
Posted By superleggera
Re: E30 M3 Track Car build

The rear wing has been changed - ive gone for a carbon replica e30 M3 Evo boot spoiler and DTM gurney flap
Forum: E30 M3 (1986-1991) Thu, May-07-2015, 02:25:43 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 43,311
Posted By superleggera
Re: E30 M3 Track Car build

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.
Forum: E30 M3 (1986-1991) Thu, May-07-2015, 09:27:58 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 43,311
Posted By superleggera
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:
...
Forum: E30 M3 (1986-1991) Thu, May-07-2015, 09:26:04 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 43,311
Posted By superleggera
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...
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