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    Bahamamomma 2.7i ZF trans. Swap BUILD THREAD

    Posting in PNW section just because 😃

    CHASSIS -
    1984 Bahamabeige 318
    -tan cloth interior
    -stock small case 3.91 LSD
    -manual m10 car
    -crank windows/sunroof

    FELL IN LOVE WITH THE E30 CHASSIS IN GENERAL ( AND THE BAHAMA IN PARTICULAR ) IMMEDIATELY!!

    SO a little literature on the BAHAMAMOMMA!!

    June 2013 get kicked outta highschool, sell my lifted boosted 86 subie.
    Bought 84 bahambeige 318 slammed on chopped springs.
    Noob style m50b25nv + ZF swap that shit.
    A year later it runs and drives on whack ass h&r lowering springs hella corny style.
    Take it to my first drift event (extremely unprepared) halfway through the day my heater core clogs up , blows my entire cooling system on my feet...
    I ripped one of the aluminum pipes off the heater core and bypass my heater core, get a few more laps before it blew blah blah blah.


    I AM BUILDING A STREET/ TRACK DRIFT CAR
    -so don't give me shit about ruining the Bahamabeige chassis....

    Went on this kick like I "want something realiable and lowering springs are stupid if you want to get nasty.... "

    So......
    AFTER e30 nooobin out.
    BMW west side coast knowmsayn.....


    SUSPENSION GAME-

    Bought 6 cyl. Strut housings
    2 1/2" ID 240sx rear springs
    GROUND CONTROL camber plates(love everything made by them! Highly recommend all GC!)
    325ix biLstein HD strut inserts

    - I cut approximately 2" out of the strut housings, welded them back together, ground welds down and welded adjuster perches.

    Bought IE 25mm front 22mm rear swaybars with billet rear sway mounts
    Solid steering guibo (plan to lower my steering column around an inch or so?)
    Eibach 750 rear springs (want shorter springs with same rate so I don't have to cut these:/)
    Oem replacement rear shocks


    ENGINE -2.7i-


    Got a free 2.7 block
    Bought oem HG, timing belt, water pump etc.
    Bought a whole 1990 b25 swap with BHG
    Assembled engine.
    So 2.7i all 1990 electronics and cooling system
    CONDOR SPEEDSHOP engine mounts
    (ran their 24v swap mounts and transmission mounts and LOVED THEM ! Highly recommend all their UHMW mounts throughout the e30 chassis! All I run!)
    Wired early model square plug to late model round plug harness adapter


    ZF TRANSMISSION SWAP ON 12 VALVE -


    ZF310 trans ((5 speed e34) same as zf320(e36 328/m3))
    E34/e36 flywheel
    E34/e36 starter
    E36 stage 3 clutch
    E36 m3/328 shift linkage, driveshaft, and slave.
    Had to trim dust shield a little bit to fit on the 12v. lol
    For trans mounts ones bigger than the other to make up for 24v 10* lean
    -I used one m20 manual transmission mount and a 24v rubber engine mount shaved a little bit on the outside!

    3.91 lsd (gonna go 3.73 welded)


    EXTERIOR/INTERIOR KINDA SHIT -

    Sparco racing bucket/RCI 4 point with sparco rails
    Built like 2" tall steel angle iron lift kit for my seat mounts lol I'm 5'7" so I'm ridin high
    Kitty print dash cover
    Tucked diving boards
    IS front valance
    Taurus side skirts (not pictured)
    Xxr 16x8 +15 idk what #xxrs they are lol
    Oem BMW front mud flaps
    late model rear valance (uninstalled)
    Avenue wood grain wheel(cheap AF - don't recommend buying)
    Wine corked antenna hole
    Painted chrome trim black
    Accumulated dents since my ownership lol



    WARNING----
    If you're building a 2.7i car or has anything to do with what I have experienced, and you have questions, PM or post up a reply I'm happy to give insight and advice TO AN EXTENT! If youre asking me "what you need to do a 24v swap" or " what you need for a 2.7i" or something stupid...... Don't bother. If you can't find something on Google or r3v search.... You will be trolled.
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    Thanks for checking my bucket out!

    Follow my build on Instagram as well.
    : @curtdogge30







    I'll start an album with a bunch of pictures! Cheers!
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    Last edited by curtdogge30; 03-01-2015, 05:17 PM.
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    #2
    Curtdogg !!
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      #3
      bahama is an awesome color, very fitting on e30s in my opinion.

      Cool project!!!

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        #4
        I gots a Bahama car too, I think they are under rated.

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          #5
          UPDATE ON ZF SWAP
          I tried using e36 m3 slave but blew 3 of them out. After confusion and taking measurements, I tried an m20 slave, THATS THE TICKET!!
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            #6
            84 M10 car with Manual windows??? I approve! I loved mine when it had the 2.7i Very quick car for what it is
            Simon
            Current Cars:
            -1986 BMW 325e & 1968 Datsun Roadster 2000
            Previous Car Count : 21 ... and climbing...
            Originally posted by Melon
            Let it be known to all. Simon fucking keeps it real.

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              #7
              Peeped the insta. Looking good man.

              Originally posted by https://instagram.com/p/6RKtaUB6aK/
              Did you already swap the diff? Swear I saw someone recently WTB a small case.
              balticblau-metallic '84 318i 5spd 3.91 LSD

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                #8
                3.73 and 3.91 are ridiculously short gears for a ZF and a 24v revving to 7200, let alone on an m20 that doesn't flow well up top and isn't worth revving to 7k. 3.46 is probably the most aggressive I'd go on an m20 with a zf.
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                  #9
                  but drifter bro...
                  Simon
                  Current Cars:
                  -1986 BMW 325e & 1968 Datsun Roadster 2000
                  Previous Car Count : 21 ... and climbing...
                  Originally posted by Melon
                  Let it be known to all. Simon fucking keeps it real.

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                    #10
                    Ridin dirty ridin ridin ridin dirty.
                    -1976 2002 daily (Sold)
                    -1986 528e 5 speed daily

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                      #11
                      Sweet shop pic brotha! Gotta love the rotary lift!

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                        #12
                        Thanks everyone and yeah a 3.4 would be prime but I don't know if any for cheap. Lol also I'll be posting a partout 325e tonight. For now, here's the craigslist post
                        http://skagit.craigslist.org/pts/5240448836.html
                        And j Fra YOU KNOW THIS MANNNN!!
                        Also I'm in the middle of a disc brake swap with fresh subframe bushings, and possibly welded 3.73. And I am looking for e brake cables!!!
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                          #13
                          So another update on the bahama momma!!!
                          Just got 2 e30s both with lots of goodies for her!
                          So
                          Subframe is still out
                          got a welded 3.73 from an e30 I just acquired (will be for sale soon)
                          disc brake swap with slotted rotors all the way around from parts car
                          H&R rear shocks
                          E46 control arms with e90 tie rods
                          4x100-4x114 spacers/adapters (might use them with my unilug wheels)
                          Tan Sport passenger seat
                          And a few other shits in the works!!

                          Really excited to have a new and improved setup with a change of gearing, handling, and?angle!!!
                          And finally no more bein a bitch about things because I'm scared my diff is gonna unlock!!

                          Anyways, I haven't been telling anyone about all this jazz because I'm tryin to come out swingin with an improvised setup :)
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                            #14
                            very cool!I cant say I have ever seen that color before, but that's why i love early cars, all the early colors are rad, I would love to get a safari car one day
                            WTB:m60b40 in PNW
                            Zachary Ripley

                            85 318i M50B25tu.
                            92 525it 5 speed.
                            80 244gl (m60 prepping).

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                              #15
                              Hell Ya curt D O Double!
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