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Elysian
Elysian
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Last Activity: Today, 04:48 AM
Joined: 04-05-2010
Location: Austin, TX
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  • Elysian
    replied to 86 eta 5.0 swap...
    Radiator is fitted. Took some cutting, welding, priming, Plastidipping, and trimming but I'm pretty happy with the fitment.






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  • Elysian
    replied to 86 eta 5.0 swap...
    Another big day working on the BMW... Started the final oil pan mods.



    I had to chop the bottom off to remove the extra 1 5/8"/41mm of sheet metal that was hanging below...
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  • Elysian
    replied to 86 eta 5.0 swap...
    Trap doors arrived. These will finish out the oil pan mods.

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  • Elysian
    replied to 86 eta 5.0 swap...
    Oil cooler, dual oil filter relocation kit,, Motorcraft oil filters, and Wilwood clutch hydraulic reservoir arrived. Oil pan trap doors should be here tomorrow.


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  • Elysian
    replied to 5.3 LS Swap into 91 318i
    Not surprised you're considering dropping the "budget" part of the title No such thing as a budget big power build in these cars, so much has to be reengineered

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  • Elysian
    replied to 86 eta 5.0 swap...
    Dropped the upper intake manifold off with the guy who runs the fabrication shop at work. He's going to cut a flange out of 1/2" aluminum that he'll then TIG weld to the stock throttlebody flange,...
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  • Elysian
    replied to Das Beast: My E30 track / street build
    in M20
    Love the 3d printed ring tool.
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  • Elysian
    replied to 86 eta 5.0 swap...
    I accidentally stepped on it, so was fortuitous ...
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  • Elysian
    replied to 5.3 LS Swap into 91 318i
    That's largely similar to how I've been going about it. I usually block off a morning where I figure I'll work on it for a few hours, then a few hours turns into 9-10 because I'm having fun.
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  • Elysian
    replied to 5.3 LS Swap into 91 318i
    Good progress. I hate those little bolts on the rotors.
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  • Elysian
    replied to 86 eta 5.0 swap...
    Yes, the Terminator X Max supports drive by wire out of the box....
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  • Elysian
    replied to 86 eta 5.0 swap...
    Got quite a lot done today. Started off by removing the motor and working on the clearance in the tunnel, finally got it to where there is no rubbing, and the motor is as far back to the firewall as it...
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  • Elysian
    replied to 86 eta 5.0 swap...
    Today is a great day.

    The Holley Terminator X Max kit has arrived!






    I also received the drive by wire throttlebody, the drive by wire pedal...
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  • Elysian
    replied to 86 eta 5.0 swap...


    Euro grills and headlights came in today.

    Starting to think about what I'm going to do for the paint, and thinking a wrap might not be a bad idea for the near term. Red, of...
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  • Elysian
    replied to 86 eta 5.0 swap...
    The barrels I need to make my wheels wider arrived today:



    Inspiration:

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  • Elysian
    replied to 86 eta 5.0 swap...
    Project creep is gonna be my doom

    Decided I want drive by wire... Which isn't even an option for Fords because the Holley Terminator X Max only supports GM throttlebodies and pedals......
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  • Elysian
    replied to 86 eta 5.0 swap...
    I've got an Ireland Engineering sway bar kit. I've looked at several different variants of the flipped swaybar. I'm going to get the suspension in place and figure out where the bar needs to sit, then...
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  • Elysian
    replied to 86 eta 5.0 swap...
    Motor and trans are back in, though they will come out again as there's still some rubbing unfortunately. That's my fault for using a non-standard T5 (from the 3.8l V6 Mustang instead of a V8 Mustang...
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