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    January 2017 Car of the Month: Mr. Burns

    ***Editors Note: Happy New Year! I thought I would end up posting Ryans car earlier because they are such beautiful Fall pics. Regardless, his car is another one that epitomizes the idea behind Car of the Month. The changes, the continual progress, the love and now, a truly stunning E30. Congrats Ryan, you are our January 2017 Car of the Month!***


    Factory options:
    3.73 LSD, winter package.

    Color:
    Sterling Silber Metallic

    Interior color:
    Black

    Engine modifications:
    M30b35 engine from 1992 535
    Fully rebuilt head.
    SSSquid 91 Octane chip
    Kamotors Carbon Intake
    G-Man The Visionary Poly mounts
    Garagistic engine arms

    Exhaust:
    Ireland Engineering M30 headers
    2.5 single exhaust to Magnaflow single in\out muffler

    Transmission:
    Getrag 260 5spd pulled from Euro 5 Speed E32 (thanks Mike Adam for the help!)

    Differential:
    3.73 LSD OEM

    Suspension:
    Ground Control coilovers, on Koni Yellow adjustable.
    Garagistic reinforcement strut plates on 4 corners

    Wheels:
    16" Hartge Type A Monoblocks

    Exterior modifications:
    Hartge H35 front valance/bumper
    Hartge side skirts
    Hartge H35 rear bumper
    Hartge pin striping livery
    Euro grills
    rear fenders lightly rolled

    Interior modifications:
    Recaro LX-B on Massive Lee adapters
    Momo woodgrain steering wheel
    German euro checkpanel
    Hartge tribute wood grain shift knob
    Hartge Tribute VDO cluster
    Husco arm rest
    B-Weiss leather shift boot (thanks Brandon AKA FE4R)
    Cocomats
    Raceland windscreen
    Kenwood deck
    G.A.S. Luke-Box
    Rockford Fosgate components


    Story behind the car:
    My father purchased my mom an E21 for her birthday when I was a young child. (say, 1986?) I have many fond memories in that blue E21, and vowed to always own a BMW with the "4 headlights". I had been hunting for the "right" BMW for quite some time after years fiddling with Honda's, VW's, and even a little stint alongside the Mopar world of Dodge. I traveled over 500km's to pick up this bone stock silver E30 convertible, somewhat reluctant in owning the convertible.
    It went through a few notable phases, such as the "maxi-flush" gold wheels which was my 1st modification soon after getting the car. I replaced my 2nd hand Tokico suspension setup for something a little more favourable and picked up the GC's.
    Later came the addition of the front valance, the Ronal LS's and little euro bits to make it stand out from the crowd.

    I then, met Barron...AKA 411 on R3V. This is when this E30, got it's treatment.
    Barron has been the backbone of this build and I owe him the guidance and trusted his opinion on what should, and shouldn't be done. He knows his E30's, and he knows Hartge. I am ever thankful for his guidance throughout this, among many things I've learned I've also made a new great friend.

    When I met him, I was in the midst of sorting out my M30 swap, and with the help of R3Vlimited and some excellent folks here, the resources on this very site carried me from basically being a oil change and brakes kinda guy, to fully sorting out my passion, my hobby.

    Huge shoutout also goes to Georges over at RPM Motorworks in Ottawa Ontario, who finally diagnosed my running issue (placement of oxygen sensor was bad)and also Derek Louthoude of Waxed Detailing for keeping her clean and fresh.

    oh right...and my loving wife of course, Kealey. thanks for not allowing me to give up on this project, and assuring I see it through.

    What it started as, and how it evolved...













    and then, it got real!

















    fruits of the labor



    and probably my favorite pic:

    Simon
    Current Car:
    -2000 330i Estate, the dad-mobile
    -1975 Alfa Romeo Giulia Nuova Super 1300, the never-ending name & project



    Make R3V Great Again -2020

    #2
    So clean! Refreshing to all those garbage builds on IG with shitty kits and ugly headlights.

    Honored to have one of my full grain leather boots in amongst Hartge goodies.
    ~ Puch Cafe. ~ Do business? feedback ~ Check out my leather company ~

    Instagram: @BWeissLeather

    Current cars:
    ~ '87 325 M30B35 swap
    ~ '87 535
    ~ 01 540 Msport 6spd
    ~ '06 X5 4.8is

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      #3
      Nice uncommon build. I remember drooling over this kit on a red coupe in the BMP catalog.

      "I'd probably take the E30 M3 in this case just because I love that little car, and how tanky that inline 6 is." - thecj

      85 323i M TECH 1 S52 - ALPINEWEISS/SCHWARZE
      88 M3 - LACHSSILBER/SCHWARZE
      89 M3 - ALPINEWEISS II/M TECH CLOTH-ALCANTARA
      91 M TECHNIC CABRIO TURBO - MACAOBLAU/M TECH CLOTH-LEATHER

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        #4
        Originally posted by F34R View Post
        So clean! Refreshing to all those garbage builds on IG with shitty kits and ugly headlights.

        Honored to have one of my full grain leather boots in amongst Hartge goodies.
        That shiftboot is a nice touch! Yay R3V!
        Simon
        Current Car:
        -2000 330i Estate, the dad-mobile
        -1975 Alfa Romeo Giulia Nuova Super 1300, the never-ending name & project



        Make R3V Great Again -2020

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          #5
          Woo! Thx fellas:)

          Sent from my SM-G920W8 using Tapatalk
          Originally posted by flyboyx
          i have watched my dog lick himself off a few times

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            #6
            very worthy!
            FEEDBACK:
            http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=316212

            BMWCCA #398608
            IG @yagayo38

            "The Best E30's were built with two camshafts four cylinders and sixteen valves!".

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              #7
              Love everything about this car. Good shit, sir.
              Originally posted by wholepailofwater
              Q
              :devil:


              WTB: Dove Grey e36 Front Door Panels (2 door)

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                #8
                Such an amazing job. a worthy CoTM.
                so much Hartge goodness. the rarity of those parts just blows me away.

                more engine bay pics please... would love to see those headers.

                and show us those seats.
                I BUY/SELL REFURBISHED CM5907s & CM5908s

                HOWTOs:
                DB vert plastic bumpers
                OEM Keys
                MTech1 docs

                88 ix Lach/Card
                91 ic Calypso 3.1
                86 Cosmo 2.7

                OEM+ or bust!


                reelizmpro: I will always be an e30 guy.. I still do all of my own labor
                TrentW: There's just something so right about a well-built M20 in an E30
                e30m3s54turbo: I save my money for tuner parts.

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                  #9
                  nice transformation. the quality job you did on this car is fully deserving of COTM if not car of the year.
                  Much wow
                  I hate 4 doors

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                    #10
                    Gosh thanks all wow!

                    Here's a couple other pics I have on my phone, I'll get some better engine bay pics later on including wrestling those IE headers onto the M30



                    Sent from my SM-G920W8 using Tapatalk
                    Originally posted by flyboyx
                    i have watched my dog lick himself off a few times

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                      #11
                      looks so good

                      Like the side decals:). Someone did a good job on that!:) Rest of the car is just perfect!
                      jm

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                        #12
                        beautiful. love the interior.

                        Why did they decide on the M30 to put the air intake right over the exhaust manifold and valve cover? Seems like a lot of heat might soak into the intake itself that way.

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                          #13
                          Props

                          Always admired this car during the M30 swap.

                          I'm not really a Hartge guy but make no mistakes, love the tribute details, and the look is unique. Really stunning and well deserved.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by 2002jm View Post
                            Like the side decals:). Someone did a good job on that!:) Rest of the car is just perfect!
                            jm
                            Yup I give all credit to Baron(411) as mentioned in the 1st post.
                            A great guy to have amoung us in the community and an absolute wealth of knowledge on anything e30 or similar vintage.
                            (BTW where are you Baron????)

                            Sent from my SM-G920W8 using Tapatalk
                            Originally posted by flyboyx
                            i have watched my dog lick himself off a few times

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                              #15
                              Very cool car, congratulations!
                              Instagram : makeitsnap

                              1985 e28 520i

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