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    #31
    Wheel studs installed:





    Air conditioning and Fuel cooler lines deleted:


    Reid deleting ABS:


    Power steering Deleted:


    Oil pan:
    w/ new racing baffle







    ABS deleted:
    new non-abs master and hard-lines installed


    Clutch and Transmission:
    Flywheel on and pilot bearing in


    6 disk sprung racing clutch


    Pressure plate


    Transmission in and poly bushings installed



    Differential Servicing:
    pressure washed the unit, removed and cleaned the face


    cleaned out the old fluid with brake clean


    cleaned the seal surface




    seal installed




    Bushing in and changing the side seals








    diff installed!


    Next update is interior and misc.

    1987 PRO-3 car /1990 325is (2.7i Concours)

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      #32
      Nice progress, lots of good shops up your way.

      Couple quick notes,

      the sway bar endlinks should not be connected until the suspension is under load/on the ground (so the load on the links will be neutral while the car is sitting on the ground). If not, when the cars rest on the floor the endlinks will be under load (leading to premature failure).

      Looks like you went for the AKG rear adjustable camber/toe brackets. Keep an eye on them and be prepared to tack-weld them into place. Since they are (cheaper) bent pieces, they cannot be made to as tight/snug tolerances than machined brackets.

      EDIT: I assume you're talking with the guys at TC up there?
      Last edited by SkiFree; 03-07-2012, 12:48 PM.
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        #33
        Awesome build!

        Lots of quality work and parts there!

        Can't wait to see it when its done.
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          #34
          Great work Parker, I love it.

          Who makes those nifty green brake lines?
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            #35
            It was good to see you guys yesterday. The car looks great. I love the color you painted the cage. Do you want a GodSpeed Fabrication sticker for the rear down tubes?

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              #36
              Noticed you were up at the test n tune at Pacific last week.

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                #37
                Originally posted by SkiFree View Post
                Nice progress, lots of good shops up your way.

                Couple quick notes,

                the sway bar endlinks should not be connected until the suspension is under load/on the ground (so the load on the links will be neutral while the car is sitting on the ground). If not, when the cars rest on the floor the endlinks will be under load (leading to premature failure).

                I had no idea, Luckily nothing happened when we ran the car last weekend for the shakedown. I just had the real competition alignment done yesterday at TC-Motorsports. They unhooked them and redid them while explaining the same thing to me.

                Thank you though man, If i had saw this before hand I would have re-done them
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                Originally posted by SkiFree View Post
                Looks like you went for the AKG rear adjustable camber/toe brackets. Keep an eye on them and be prepared to tack-weld them into place. Since they are (cheaper) bent pieces, they cannot be made to as tight/snug tolerances than machined brackets.
                Sorry man, I'm lost here, do you mean the adjusting bolts tend to move? The actual brackets are fully welded in.

                Originally posted by SkiFree View Post
                EDIT: I assume you're talking with the guys at TC up there?
                Yes we are working with TC, they are great and very knowledgeable. I would recommend anyone in the area to talk to them, even if they want to play with a lapping day car...

                1987 PRO-3 car /1990 325is (2.7i Concours)

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                  #38
                  Originally posted by e30damen View Post
                  Awesome build!

                  Lots of quality work and parts there!

                  Can't wait to see it when its done.
                  Thank you :-D

                  Originally posted by MR 325 View Post
                  Great work Parker, I love it.

                  Who makes those nifty green brake lines?
                  Thanks Matt, Patrick @ BMA has them


                  Originally posted by GTRobb View Post
                  It was good to see you guys yesterday. The car looks great. I love the color you painted the cage. Do you want a GodSpeed Fabrication sticker for the rear down tubes?
                  Good to see you too man, Reid is excited about the talk you guys had about his WRX cage.
                  Hell yeah I'll rock some stickers on the work of art you call a roll cage.


                  Originally posted by Mlarsen View Post
                  Noticed you were up at the test n tune at Pacific last week.
                  Yeah, it was a good day for one of the cars, we are sorting James' out this next week. What were you driving?

                  1987 PRO-3 car /1990 325is (2.7i Concours)

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                    #39
                    Oh, I wasn't driving. A buddy of mine was out there and was snapping pics and I saw your and James' car in the background. Next year hopefully I'll be out there.

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                      #40
                      OK Cool, I will let you know when the are done.

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                        #41
                        Man it has been so much fun building this car from the ground up. Never thought I would be a head mechanic for any kind of racing. So excited for the 17th. First full race day.
                        Don't worry I'm working on Jparkr's Pro3 in this picture.

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                          #42
                          I have STICKERS for you!

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                            #43
                            Awesome build, see you out there this season!

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                              #44
                              Originally posted by GTRobb View Post
                              I have STICKERS for you!
                              Excellent!

                              Here is a little sneak peak since this build thread is so far behind.


                              1987 PRO-3 car /1990 325is (2.7i Concours)

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                                #45
                                Interior gauges, and instruments

                                Ignition Switch:




                                Main Control Panel:

                                Using the stock panel as the mount for the dashboard.


                                drilled four holes in the corners, then globed some quickweld and taped in some screws.


                                Support installed. Easy to reach in and route wiring.




                                Instrument cluster (made for me by James Crivellone):




                                Gauge pod

                                Trimmed and glued ABS plastic inside the original center vent. Drilled 2 1/16 hole for volt, this will run all four gauges.

                                1987 PRO-3 car /1990 325is (2.7i Concours)

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