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Old 12-21-2016, 10:52 AM   #16
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Parts are finally starting to materialize. Have my Wilwood pedals and master cylinders, 3-core radiator, garagistic engine mounts, transmission bracket, subframe reinforcement and boosterless pedal bracket.

Can anyone that has done this setup before direct me to their build threads to give me an idea of what I need to be doing on the brakes? I need to know what tubing, hardware, etc. I might still need to get before I get cracking.

Also... those 19"s off the 540 are proving to be much more difficult to sell than I thought it would be.
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Old 12-21-2016, 03:03 PM   #17
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dothedance's thread has some info: http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=355645

as does delamaize: http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/show...=348287&page=5

As well as Jack's: http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/show...=308273&page=7

If you look through other old threads you should be able to do a ton of reading on the subject.
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Old 12-21-2016, 03:11 PM   #18
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dothedance's thread has some info: http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=355645

as does delamaize: http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/show...=348287&page=5

As well as Jack's: http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/show...=308273&page=7

If you look through other old threads you should be able to do a ton of reading on the subject.
Thank you kind sir.

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Old 12-26-2016, 09:13 PM   #19
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Any luck on selling those wheels? I'm picking up an almost identical e39 this week.
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Old 12-26-2016, 09:59 PM   #20
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Any luck on selling those wheels? I'm picking up an almost identical e39 this week.
No luck so far.

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Old 04-15-2017, 11:05 AM   #21
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Finally getting back to work after fixing my garage air conditioner (giant fan needed new motor)

Anyway... Got the old pedals out of there and bent the lines to hug the chassis and get closer to the firewall.

Pedal box and bracket are assembled and being installed today after test fitting yesterday.

That bracket is SHARP! Warning to all using the Garagistic bracket, this mofo WILL cut you. I have a good rounding over on the section that contacts the boot on the clutch cylinder to avoid cutting. I also had to drill out a bit to get bracket to line up. That grounding point below dash was not allowing things to line up. Oh well.

I think I may do a little cleaning in the engine bay today as well.


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Old 04-16-2017, 02:46 PM   #22
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I ended up bending out new lines going to abs controller because the originals were just a bit too short.

Garagistic's mounting bracket for the reservoirs is pretty much useless unless you're using the Tilton gear so I made my own from some 1" angled aluminum.

I think I'm finished with the brakes now. I guess it's time to start banging away at the trans tunnel.

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Old 04-16-2017, 11:34 PM   #23
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Looking forward to seeing how it turns out! What are your plans for the engine harness?
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Old 04-16-2017, 11:44 PM   #24
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Looking forward to seeing how it turns out! What are your plans for the engine harness?
Lol. A bridge I have yet to cross. Thankfully I know for a fact that the motor runs as it is still in the donor 540 and starts without issue.

I have macalent's swap guide on hand and plenty of experience with crimping and whatnot so it shouldn't be too difficult beyond being tedious.

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Old 04-17-2017, 08:46 AM   #25
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Are you planning on going OBDI or staying OBDII?
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Old 04-18-2017, 07:38 AM   #26
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Are you planning on going OBDI or staying OBDII?
Gonna try OBD2 since I already have the loom/ECU for that.

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Old 04-18-2017, 08:52 AM   #27
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Gonna try OBD2 since I already have the loom/ECU for that.
I wish you well! That really would be the ideal way to do an M62 swap, I just didn't want to deal with EWS.
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Old 04-18-2017, 09:01 AM   #28
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I wish you well! That really would be the ideal way to do an M62 swap, I just didn't want to deal with EWS.
Yeah,. EWS is a bitch, but I have the entire donor vehicle right next to my E30 so I at least have everything.

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Old 04-18-2017, 09:08 AM   #29
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Yeah,. EWS is a bitch, but I have the entire donor vehicle right next to my E30 so I at least have everything.
Yeah that will make it easier. My E39 donor vehicle had been wrapped around a tree right at the drivers side B pillar. The door was stuck shut and I just wasn't able to get to the EWS module. Beyond that, when Pick N Pull towed the car away they had to take the only key so I was kind of stuck. You are getting good progress, good luck!
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Old 04-19-2017, 08:11 PM   #30
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I'm sidelined for a few days just as things were starting to gain momentum.

My hands/wrists are in pretty bad shape from getting the absolute shit shaken out of them by my chipper/shredder. Went to chiropractor today for an adjustment and he told me now working on the car until the swelling has gone down. So I guess it's research time.

First... DME/ECU flashing... I'm not a huge fan of sending of the DME from the M62 to the UK on top of paying 450GBP($575!!!) and not getting it back for 8-12 weeks after they get their hands on it.

Are there some cheaper US alternatives? Perhaps a DIY solution? I'm not afraid to try.

Also, the exhaust... does anyone know of any writeups on modding the E39 headers?

My budget is getting very tight and I want to do as much myself as possible.


Thanks in advance for any and all info!
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