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Old 03-27-2016, 11:20 PM   #1
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Chinampa's slow M50nv

hella bored gonna make a thread about my car

Here it is as of now



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240k miles on body and engine
Black leather sport interior
is goodies
Bilstein/H&R sport suspension
ST swaybars w/ ie reinforcement
Z3 shifter w/ zhp knob

I bought the car in August of 2013 100% stock



Needed more low so i did h&r sports with e90 drophats


it looked pretty good


then i crashed it


the core support was pretty fucked up as well as the drivers side fender, hood, bumper, and front valence.

after all that stuff was gone i cut out the core support


I decided to do a removable support for future shenanigans

Here it is with its "new" hood on


Also some secret bonus R80 content


I sourced a bumper, core support, hood, and front valence from my friend Pimpinwalrus (go look at his build thread)

Here it is with all of that garbage bolted on


It had a certain ghetto charm but it needed paint soo I did this


My grandfather, dad, and me built a paint booth over the summer to spray the car in







While my car was sitting in the garage this was my DD


200k mile 2001 R53 Mini Cooper S
I grew to really like this car, the supercharger being my favorite part lol
It has an underdrive pulley, intake and a tune and was on 15x7 kosei K1

It was fun but I needed E30 back in my life

This pic was taken in August and was the first "assembled" shot of the car since April


After some more fitting and adjusting the front end went back together mostly



I started sanding the car around April and I drove it home in late August so most of that summer was devoted to inhaling super cancer dust

I had to immediately start taking gay BMW pics with my friends


As of right now waiting on a set of 15x7 Kosei K1 that should be here by this Wednesday
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Old 03-28-2016, 04:43 AM   #2
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Nice work! Hope to see it at The Vintage in may!
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Old 03-28-2016, 03:41 PM   #3
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Nice work! Hope to see it at The Vintage in may!
Thanks! and maybe...
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Old 05-05-2016, 04:13 PM   #4
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Did some autox and was slow as fuck



Bought some Koseis and DZ102 now I don't just spin in the rain


Koseiiiis



Then I saw Luke was having a mega sale so I had to get this


Weight reduction brah


Weight addition brah


Also had a scare with the M20, was making bad noises that turned out to be the #6 spark plug had backed out. Some day it'll die...some day.
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Old 05-05-2016, 06:11 PM   #5
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Sub'd I love daily driver builds. If you're ever bored this summer I have a 325i that needs paint, lol.
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Old 05-05-2016, 08:21 PM   #6
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Sub'd I love daily driver builds. If you're ever bored this summer I have a 325i that needs paint, lol.
I'm not sure I'd ever do it again lol. I still need to get around to scrubbing some of the orange peel out of mine
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Old 05-05-2016, 08:42 PM   #7
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looking thick solid and tight
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Old 05-05-2016, 08:43 PM   #8
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looking thick solid and tight
im going for the girthy aesthetic
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Old 05-06-2016, 07:14 AM   #9
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Looks great. Painting a car yourself is always such a headache, but I love the makeshift paint booth. Last time I painted a car, the garage had paint everywhere...never again.
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Old 05-06-2016, 11:38 AM   #10
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Looks great. Painting a car yourself is always such a headache, but I love the makeshift paint booth. Last time I painted a car, the garage had paint everywhere...never again.
yeah the exhaust filters we had setup were completely red by the end of the first layer of color. cant imagine it in an open garage lol
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Old 06-28-2016, 03:21 PM   #11
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So a little update:

Finally got around to painting the rest of my chrome trim


Then I opened my hood for the first time in 3 months to check if I still had an m20


Sadly I did so I bought this
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Old 06-28-2016, 09:12 PM   #12
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sub'd for more go fast bits
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Old 07-07-2016, 05:05 PM   #13
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Back again with some more things


Found me a rat shit filled 944



And after some coercing it gave me a boost donut



Check out ma sik threading setup



Also got a fan.


oh and this thing idk how well it will work but people seem to like them


And to finish this update, a picture of a field
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Old 07-07-2016, 05:10 PM   #14
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Also thanks to Tanner for giving me a sexy deal on this M50 check out his sick nasty build thread
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Old 07-14-2016, 09:58 AM   #15
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New stuff happen


M20 is out


E30 is chillin


Time to clean things





I have no idea what kind of mileage this motor has but the head is so clean



Got new intake seals in after I cleaned up the manifold



Mounted throttle body with new gasket. So shiny on the inside



Then it was time to assemble these little dudes and mount the valve cover



That was it for the first day of work. Pretty good progress IMO.




put me slave cylinder on to replace this nasty old dude



Cleaned up the engine bay a little



Mounted coil packs. So satisfying to click into place.



Then I realized I had E34 mount arms and I needed to chase the threads on the more rearward holes. Which had become rusty mud holes. Also you can see my creative use of M20 exhaust studs.



Tap tap tappity




First time I had seen the motor together mostly




Also another creative use of an M20 exhaust stud nut



And end of day 2. Most of the day was spent cleaning random shit and breaking loose rusted bolts.



Day 3: the day of many sprites



Got new shorter bolts for the engine mount arms since the E34 mounts were much thicker than the E36




Didn't really take a lot of pictures this day because this was coming and we were trying to get the engine in that day


spoiler: it didnt happen

All thats left is to switch the e34 headers front to back and get an ICV hose. One more day of work and it'll be in most likely.


And to end this update, a picture of a car in a field.
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