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    Sleeper Special - 318i 4D M54B30 "Cailin"



    Over the past three months, my mother went from the healthiest woman I knew (running 7 miles a day, a dietitian by trade, thin) to being riddled with a horribly malignant and metastatic melanoma that invaded her lungs and brain. Never have I felt loss quite like this. My mom died at 60, and I haven't even given her grandkids yet.

    In the midst of this unfathomable personal tragedy, I needed some exogenous endorphin generation. So I found and bought my first E30, a Brilliantrot 4D 318i that had its original M42 engine pulled and a M54B30 from a 2004 330ci dropped into it.

    All work was done by Bimmershop in Harrahan, New Orleans by Logan Wheeler. All parts besides the engine block itself and transmission are brand new.

    The list of things done to Murderbrick:

    M54B30 3.0L 92,000 Miles - 04 330ci
    ZF Transmission - 04 330i
    After Market Cams
    Aftermarket Headers
    Custom 2.5' Exhaust to MagnaFlow Muffler
    Cliqtunning Short Shifter
    Valeo Single Mass Flywheel Clutch Kit
    Rear Main Seal
    Input Shaft Seal
    Input Shaft Bearing
    Clutch Slave Cylinder
    E34 M50 Oil Pan
    Oil Pan Gasket
    Vanos Seals
    Valve Cover Gasket
    Intake Manifold Gasket
    Water Pipes
    Coil Packs
    Spark Plugs
    Bosch Starter
    Bosch Alternator
    Waterpump
    Pulleys
    E46 330i Steering Rack
    Garagistic Steering Rack Conversion Kit
    Chase Bays High Pressure Power Steering Hose
    Powersteering Cooler
    Garagistic Odometer Gears
    Throttle Body
    Intake Boot
    AEM Air Filter
    Momo Corse Steering Wheel
    Momo E30 Steering Hub
    Garagistic Steel Braided Brake Lines
    Bosch Brake Pads
    Porsche 944 Brake Booster
    Wheel Bearings Front/Rear
    ECS High Performance M20 Radiator
    New Grounds
    Every Hose Is New No Exaggeration
    Fuel Filter
    RevShift Motor/Transmission Mounts
    Revshift Guibo
    E30 325i Driveshaft
    Drilled/Slotted Rotors
    Battery
    JEGS Water Temp Gauge
    Pioneer Radio
    Azev Type AÂ’s 16x7.5
    New 225/45/16 Tires


    No earthly possession could bring back my mom, but at least the beautiful Murderbrick distracts me, at times.

    CHRISTUS A.O.M.P.S. DEFENDIT


    Attached Files
    Last edited by Gentlejackjones; 03-15-2018, 06:55 AM.

    Current Bimmers:
    1991 525i, lagungrun
    1991 318i M54B30 swapped, brilliantrot
    1991 318i S52 swapped, diamantschwarz
    1991 Bertone FreeClimber (with 2.7i M20B27 engine)
    1989 325is, bronzit
    1982 320i M50B25 swapped, alpinweiss
    1981 320i, saphirblau
    1976 2002, mintgrun

    "Murderbrick" 1991 318i M54B30 swap

    #2
    god damn I love those wheels. More pics please! Lets see that interior and hear those cams
    1984 Delphin 318i 2 door

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      #3
      How do you like the torque monster M54 in there? Suspension mods coming soon?
      Simon
      Current Car:
      -2003 Mini Cooper
      -1968 Datsun Roadster 2000
      Previous Car Count : 23 ... and climbing...

      Make R3V Great Again -2020

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        #4
        Firstly, condolences on the loss of your Mother.
        It´s times like these that a healthy dose of e30 might be what the Doctor ordered.
        My new E34 525i Sport Limousine Blog
        http://bmw525isportlimousine.blogspot.com.es/

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          #5
          Originally posted by wworm View Post
          god damn I love those wheels. More pics please! Lets see that interior and hear those cams
          http://youtu.be/02RvigdXtFI

          Thanks, man! I'm actually thinking about making it more of a sleeper by switching the Azev's for 14" OEM weaves. Hmm... maybe I'll switch her up every so often?
          Last edited by Gentlejackjones; 03-07-2018, 02:33 PM. Reason: weird format problem

          Current Bimmers:
          1991 525i, lagungrun
          1991 318i M54B30 swapped, brilliantrot
          1991 318i S52 swapped, diamantschwarz
          1991 Bertone FreeClimber (with 2.7i M20B27 engine)
          1989 325is, bronzit
          1982 320i M50B25 swapped, alpinweiss
          1981 320i, saphirblau
          1976 2002, mintgrun

          "Murderbrick" 1991 318i M54B30 swap

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            #6
            Originally posted by spanish pants View Post
            Firstly, condolences on the loss of your Mother.
            It´s times like these that a healthy dose of e30 might be what the Doctor ordered.
            Absolutely. It's kind of amazing how the car has helped. It's my adult teddy bear, kinda.

            Current Bimmers:
            1991 525i, lagungrun
            1991 318i M54B30 swapped, brilliantrot
            1991 318i S52 swapped, diamantschwarz
            1991 Bertone FreeClimber (with 2.7i M20B27 engine)
            1989 325is, bronzit
            1982 320i M50B25 swapped, alpinweiss
            1981 320i, saphirblau
            1976 2002, mintgrun

            "Murderbrick" 1991 318i M54B30 swap

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              #7
              Originally posted by 2mAn View Post
              How do you like the torque monster M54 in there? Suspension mods coming soon?
              I really like the low-end torque. The car wants to go sideways at all times, really. Trying to decide between Bilstein Sports for the front or coilovers. I think I'll only really track it occasionally, so...

              Current Bimmers:
              1991 525i, lagungrun
              1991 318i M54B30 swapped, brilliantrot
              1991 318i S52 swapped, diamantschwarz
              1991 Bertone FreeClimber (with 2.7i M20B27 engine)
              1989 325is, bronzit
              1982 320i M50B25 swapped, alpinweiss
              1981 320i, saphirblau
              1976 2002, mintgrun

              "Murderbrick" 1991 318i M54B30 swap

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                #8
                sorry to hear about your mother, but like many, you have found the therapy of a project.

                What diff did you use?


                Looking forward to more pics

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                  #9
                  Anyone with a BMW CCA membership?

                  Trying to join and I see that I can give someone else a little lagniappe if I enter their membership no.

                  Thanks,

                  GJJ

                  Current Bimmers:
                  1991 525i, lagungrun
                  1991 318i M54B30 swapped, brilliantrot
                  1991 318i S52 swapped, diamantschwarz
                  1991 Bertone FreeClimber (with 2.7i M20B27 engine)
                  1989 325is, bronzit
                  1982 320i M50B25 swapped, alpinweiss
                  1981 320i, saphirblau
                  1976 2002, mintgrun

                  "Murderbrick" 1991 318i M54B30 swap

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                    #10
                    Sorry to hear about your mom.

                    I remember seeing and drooling over this car on eBay a month or two ago. It looked like a really solid build. It really just needs some decent suspension.

                    Congrats on the purchase. I'm looking forward to updates. FYI Flickr works best for uploading photos here.


                    '91 318is - Aluminum block M52/ZF/Torsen 3.15 and fresh paint
                    '05 330Ci ZHP 6MT - DD
                    '03.5 Mazdaspeed Protege - Sold
                    '91 318i Sterling Silver project - Sold :sad:
                    '91 325i auto coupe - Sold
                    '90 325iC - Sold
                    '91 318i - Project/dead engine- Sold

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Codym42 View Post
                      Sorry to hear about your mom.

                      I remember seeing and drooling over this car on eBay a month or two ago. It looked like a really solid build. It really just needs some decent suspension.

                      Congrats on the purchase. I'm looking forward to updates. FYI Flickr works best for uploading photos here.
                      Thanks, Codym42. I appreciate the kind words.

                      As for the E30- yes, I'm getting estimates now for the suspension, and it's been what I thought it was-- fast, loud, and needing just a few end finishes to be tip-top as a daily.

                      My work blocks Flickr, unfortunately, and they have found my Anonymouse proxy, too. Sucks to their ass-mar.

                      I got OEM 14" BBS weaves and the Vredesteins (actually like these things, very nice rubber it seems) on the Murderbrick!

                      Current Bimmers:
                      1991 525i, lagungrun
                      1991 318i M54B30 swapped, brilliantrot
                      1991 318i S52 swapped, diamantschwarz
                      1991 Bertone FreeClimber (with 2.7i M20B27 engine)
                      1989 325is, bronzit
                      1982 320i M50B25 swapped, alpinweiss
                      1981 320i, saphirblau
                      1976 2002, mintgrun

                      "Murderbrick" 1991 318i M54B30 swap

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                        #12
                        New pictures of the Murderbrick.
                        Attached Files

                        Current Bimmers:
                        1991 525i, lagungrun
                        1991 318i M54B30 swapped, brilliantrot
                        1991 318i S52 swapped, diamantschwarz
                        1991 Bertone FreeClimber (with 2.7i M20B27 engine)
                        1989 325is, bronzit
                        1982 320i M50B25 swapped, alpinweiss
                        1981 320i, saphirblau
                        1976 2002, mintgrun

                        "Murderbrick" 1991 318i M54B30 swap

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                          #13
                          Any chance you'll be selling those azevs? :devil:
                          1984 Delphin 318i 2 door

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                            #14
                            hard to spot in the 3rd pic....

                            What diff are you running?

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by wworm View Post
                              Any chance you'll be selling those azevs? :devil:
                              Absolutely! PM me if you like.

                              Current Bimmers:
                              1991 525i, lagungrun
                              1991 318i M54B30 swapped, brilliantrot
                              1991 318i S52 swapped, diamantschwarz
                              1991 Bertone FreeClimber (with 2.7i M20B27 engine)
                              1989 325is, bronzit
                              1982 320i M50B25 swapped, alpinweiss
                              1981 320i, saphirblau
                              1976 2002, mintgrun

                              "Murderbrick" 1991 318i M54B30 swap

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