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Old Mon, Apr-25-2016, 01:41:06 AM   #11
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More progress this week/weekend. I did a bunch of cleaning prep and ordered a Z3 1.9L steering rack finally.
  • Got underneath the car with a scuff pad, degreaser, and brake clean and went crazy on the rear subframe/fuel tank areas and all four wheel wells. Floor pans, spare tire well, and engine bay will come later. Yes. I’m a clean freak.
  • I then jumped my schedule and started to remove damping; as I don’t have the hardware back from plating yet I can’t do much as far as rolling and reassembling suspension.
  • Meyle HD lcas ready for install.
  • Went to hardware store and grabbed some xylene to clean up adhesive. Worked great but the fumes were killer even with a respirator, filters are toast I think. I will finish this job up when I can roll the car outside.
  • Tore down the S50 block.
  • Used the neighbors hotsy to blast off the S50, ZF, fuel tank, and tunnel heat shield.

It doesn’t seem like much but it was a fairly productive weekend for my entire plans being changed due to lead time at plating shop. I’m shooting for install this following weekend. Fingers crossed.
































Next;
suspension refresh when hardware is plated
get it rolling
pull dash; remove remaining damping & hvac box
trim body harness & prep for cage
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Old Thu, Apr-28-2016, 05:24:39 AM   #12
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Talked to plating shop today; going to be atleast another two weeks until I get my parts


I've got the subframe and trailing arms [less hubs@plating] ready to install. Condor Speed Shop bushings (this kit), four rear ball joints, *** wheel bearings. I'm still undecided on if I should run an ebrake or not, leaning towards just doing one side as it'll just be for idling in grid and I've only got one set of good hardware..






Z3 steering racks showed up too; I'm using the clean one and a buddy is using the other one.






Small stuff over the next 2 weeks;
motor disassembly/inspection
trans seals/cleaning
assemble front spindles
reboot/clean axles
clean up interior/remove tint
possibly clean up 3.15 LSD
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Old Sat, May-28-2016, 06:18:04 AM   #13
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Not too much to post but I'll do a quick update. Been busy doing non-race car stuff since the last post; graduation and a two week vacation to florida.

Quick update before I get the car on the ground.

I bought a california car cover for the E46 off craigslist for $30; it fits the E36 as well lol




Axles refreshed; new boots and redline CV2. I had to get two large outer clamps from NAPA since the GKN ones didn’t fit.




Hardware finally back from plating; it looks soooo good




90mm bulletnose studs and nuts from motorsport hardware, thanks ryan!




It’s all ready to be installed finally.





Hopefully get it rolling or extremely close to rolling this weekend. More to come.
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Old Sun, May-29-2016, 07:16:00 PM   #14
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What a great build sir!!

Good to see you bringing the car back to life from the ground up!!

Keep up the good works
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This is my dream. What an awesome build, great work! That zinc hardware
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I would give those delrin rtabs a second thought. Otherwise, great build
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What a great build sir!!

Good to see you bringing the car back to life from the ground up!!

Keep up the good works
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This is my dream. What an awesome build, great work! That zinc hardware
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I would give those delrin rtabs a second thought. Otherwise, great build
care to elaborate?

they're UHMW and my E46 dd has 95A AKG bushings with no issues on the track.
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care to elaborate?

they're UHMW and my E46 dd has 95A AKG bushings with no issues on the track.
The trailing arm needs to move on an arc through its travel. It needs a compliant bushing, better a bearing, to avoid binding as the trailing arm moves. Delrin would be the worst material, it is essentially solid and allows no off axis movement. Poly is less bad, still not good. Stock rubber with limiters is the best non-bearing choice. If NVH is not a concern, run a bearing.
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The trailing arm needs to move on an arc through its travel. It needs a compliant bushing, better a bearing, to avoid binding as the trailing arm moves. Delrin would be the worst material, it is essentially solid and allows no off axis movement. Poly is less bad, still not good. Stock rubber with limiters is the best non-bearing choice. If NVH is not a concern, run a bearing.
ah yes. it is not optimal but i'm also not senna..

if the fact that my rtab isn't functioning on a perfect axis is what is slowing me down, then bravo to me lol.

with that being said, a full spherical setup is the end plan but seat time outweighs the need for them now though.
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long time no updates. i've been super busy with working 70h+ weeks; i would do 30-45 of work every couple nights over the last 3 months and finally got some actual progress!


i started by installing my fresh subframes and whatnot back in late May










i found a replacement head off bimmerforums






i then started to work on the 3.38 rebuild. made a custom tool to hold the pinion in place while torquing to 16inlb preload. new bearings and thayer 3 clutch upgrade. new seals, zinc hardware, red cover
















i tried to install the diff last night, no way. so it sat there until this morning when a buddy could come help me. i did manage to get the E34 steering setup installed though, wasn't a total waste of a night.







i've got the susp/brakes almost finished. still need coils, pfc 08 pads, brake lines, misc hardware. then it's finished!









next;
pull dash; remove remaining damping & hvac box
trim wiring harness
interior cage prep
reflect-a-cool on firewall
motor disassembly/rebuild
trans seals/detents/cleaning
remove tint
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