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    #46
    Originally posted by ethirtydavid View Post

    My expectation is that the car needs about 15 hours left to complete...
    ....so this weekend it will be done?..
    Simon
    Current Car:
    -2017 i3 REx, 21st Century E30
    -1975 Alfa Romeo Giulia Nuova Super 1300, the never-ending name & project



    Make R3V Great Again -2020

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      #47
      Originally posted by 2mAn View Post

      ....so this weekend it will be done?..
      I wish so much it was that easy but this whole project I’ve been chasing time.

      Final steps are closing in and I’d expect to finish this spooky month of October, hopefully in time to smoke up the neighborhood for halloween.

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        #48
        Originally posted by ethirtydavid View Post

        Final steps are closing in and I’d expect to finish this spooky month of October, hopefully in time to smoke up the neighborhood for halloween.
        that puts a smile on my face.
        Simon
        Current Car:
        -2017 i3 REx, 21st Century E30
        -1975 Alfa Romeo Giulia Nuova Super 1300, the never-ending name & project



        Make R3V Great Again -2020

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          #49
          Threw on the front fenders / valance / bumper and working on buttoning up the cooling system:
          using Koyorad radiator / Spal push fan



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            #50
            Great job on rust work!!!
            I love Toyo Proxy tires.
            I’m using RA1 on my e30’s.
            Projects Hartge,Alpina & AC Schnitzer Builds.http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=280601
            http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=227993
            http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=289362

            DSC04926 by Raul Salinas, on FlickrDSC03413 by Raul Salinas, on Flickr

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              #51
              Originally posted by ethirtydavid View Post
              Threw on the front fenders / valance / bumper and working on buttoning up the cooling system:
              using Koyorad radiator / Spal push fan

              ]
              did you use the stock wires that has the connector behind the driver taillight to get power to the spal fan? If so did you twist the low and high speed cable together and installed them both on the plus side of the fan connector and the ground on the minus side or did you just connect the ground and high speed?

              funny we are pretty much at the same state in our swaps and we both have a Blake Minson harness

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                #52
                Originally posted by Reiner View Post

                did you use the stock wires that has the connector behind the driver taillight to get power to the spal fan? If so did you twist the low and high speed cable together and installed them both on the plus side of the fan connector and the ground on the minus side or did you just connect the ground and high speed?

                funny we are pretty much at the same state in our swaps and we both have a Blake Minson harness
                hey- didn’t catch your comment earlier.
                I am considering running a relay and wiring to make the spal fan run single speed HIGH only.

                curious, can you take a photo of the connector behind driver *headlight you are referring to ?


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                  #53
                  Originally posted by ethirtydavid View Post
                  hey- didn’t catch your comment earlier. I am considering running a relay and wiring to make the spal fan run single speed HIGH only. curious, can you take a photo of the connector behind driver *headlight you are referring to ?
                  This is from an 89 325is with AC. The small 3 prong plug was hooked up to the front electric stock fan. Here is how it was told to me to set this spal pusher fan up. In order to get power to the fan you use the black/blue wire (high speed) from this plug and connect it to the spal fan for (+) and the brown wire fro ground (-). On the radiator you install an 82 degree switch and use the wires from the stock plug that was in the radiator. Again there are 3 wires but you twist the black and black/brown together and put on a spade connector and then the green/black on the other spade connection. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk

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                    #54
                    Originally posted by Reiner View Post
                    This is from an 89 325is with AC. The small 3 prong plug was hooked up to the front electric stock fan. Here is how it was told to me to set this spal pusher fan up. In order to get power to the fan you use the black/blue wire (high speed) from this plug and connect it to the spal fan for (+) and the brown wire fro ground (-). On the radiator you install an 82 degree switch and use the wires from the stock plug that was in the radiator.
                    Ah nice. Thanks for sending those photos. Yeah my car is Euro and did not have that connector for AC. I will likely get the relay / spal wiring kit and get it all wired up with a new power source. Hopefully will be getting to this stage here shortly.
                    thanks again

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                      #55
                      This is coming along great ! what are you missing to "finish" it ??

                      keep the updates coming !

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                        #56
                        So I have run into an issue where the slave explodes when I go to bleed the lines and the shaft shoots like a missile inside the transmission. The first time I blamed a semi suspicious slave cylinder. Then it did it again with a brand new FTE unit.

                        I have pulled the transmission twice now and am beginning to doubt the combination of parts. Problem is I am using a no label no markings, unknown manufacture aluminum LWF. Paired with a OEM clutch and pressure plate for e36 m3. The pivot fork had an unusual divot which I think it unrelated, and the clutch fork pivoting point seemed OK but may be worn also.

                        I can not be here again. So ordered up a JB LWF / e34 m5 clutch / e36 m3 pressure plate, brand new pivoting fork, front and rear bearings as well as a new steel clutch fork pivot / FTE slave (again.)

                        With these pieces, I know that the mating between the transmission and motor components are absolutely correct and then I should not have any issues once the final turns are made.
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                        In other news, I finished the cooling system and ran the motor with the previous mentioned set up. Motor runs and overall the project seems all very close to some inevitable ending.



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                          #57
                          Originally posted by ethirtydavid View Post
                          Motor runs and overall the project seems all very close to some inevitable ending.
                          so close!

                          Simon
                          Current Car:
                          -2017 i3 REx, 21st Century E30
                          -1975 Alfa Romeo Giulia Nuova Super 1300, the never-ending name & project



                          Make R3V Great Again -2020

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                            #58
                            So a big part of my issues were apparently worn out parts (particularly the fork pivit which was causing the fork angle to be way off and so making the fork sag when the slave was installed) and the other issue was this unknown brand e36 single mass LWF (now known to be an early model Fidanza).

                            I now have all new parts and should have everything mated this weekend when I have a moment.







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                              #59
                              Looks good!

                              I wonder what the difference between the early fidanza smf and the newer ones are. I just picked up a fidanza smf for my car.

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                                #60
                                Somehow I missed this thread....what a great read. That rust repair must have been tedious but it all turned out fantastic. Seems like it is coming all together really well at this point and working through all the little issues that crop up during a proper swap. Look forward to some more shots of the car in it completed state.

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