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Forum: M30 & Other Swaps 07-20-2018, 06:44 AM
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Posted By lukeADE335i
For RHD this is true - the pedal box itself is...

For RHD this is true - the pedal box itself is the same for autos and manuals, you just swap the bolt and the pedals. There clutch return spring fits no problem too on RHD. (I know it's probably not...
Forum: General Discussion 07-17-2018, 03:48 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 33,596
Posted By lukeADE335i
LOL... the time is right for it :D Where's...

LOL... the time is right for it :D

Where's Trina?
Forum: General Discussion 07-17-2018, 03:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 562
Posted By lukeADE335i
The Forester is the one they turned into an SUV -...

The Forester is the one they turned into an SUV - used to be a small jacked up wagon like an Alltrack, but it was the 4th or 5th generation of them that turned into an SUV.

I've always liked the...
Forum: M30 & Other Swaps 07-16-2018, 02:43 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,371
Posted By lukeADE335i
LOL... I wouldn't try the WD40 in the eyes :D ...

LOL... I wouldn't try the WD40 in the eyes :D

The S38 ITBs will also be awesome (although a bit less awesome than the whole S38 :D )
Forum: M30 & Other Swaps 07-04-2018, 03:24 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,371
Posted By lukeADE335i
Wait... you trial fitted s38 ITBs or a whole...

Wait... you trial fitted s38 ITBs or a whole s38?! An S38 swap would be AWESOME!
Forum: Members Rides 06-27-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 14,885
Posted By lukeADE335i
Thanks Anthony. Yes indeed - the list is never...

Thanks Anthony. Yes indeed - the list is never ending. Looking forward to seeing your new engine come together!

I've dented one of my wheels through hitting a bad pot hole recently, so will...
Forum: Transmission & Driveline 06-25-2018, 01:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 115
Posted By lukeADE335i
Yes - there is sometimes a half inch difference...

Yes - there is sometimes a half inch difference in length between them, but that can be adjusted on the splines of the driveshaft, so it will work out fine.
Forum: Members Rides 06-22-2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 14,885
Posted By lukeADE335i
Beautiful winter's day today (actually a bit too...

Beautiful winter's day today (actually a bit too good - seems we could be heading into a full on drought here).

My new front lip and clips turned up from the Fatherland, so I sorted my e30's...
Forum: M30 & Other Swaps 06-21-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 140
Posted By lukeADE335i
If it's running fine with no bad ticking noises...

If it's running fine with no bad ticking noises from the top end and blowing no smoke / using no oil, then there's no reason to think that it won't last.

Does it run? The cam / top end is...
Forum: M30 & Other Swaps 06-21-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 248
Posted By lukeADE335i
Great work! You may have been able to get...

Great work!

You may have been able to get around lengthening the slave cylinder rod by using an e21 323i release bearing - it's deeper than the usual one (which is the same on a whole stack of...
Forum: Members Rides 06-16-2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 15,139
Posted By lukeADE335i
yeah - hasn't been much Trina style action lately...

yeah - hasn't been much Trina style action lately either :)
Forum: Members Rides 06-11-2018, 11:23 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 14,885
Posted By lukeADE335i
It's definitely worth checking the driveshaft...

It's definitely worth checking the driveshaft first - a driveshaft rebuild is much cheaper than rebuilding an LSD!
Forum: The Project Forum 06-11-2018, 05:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 467
Posted By lukeADE335i
With the bed liner scraped off, may as well let...

With the bed liner scraped off, may as well let it rust and the patina run wild! Full rat-rod.

Then throw some clear on it after a while.

Looks pretty clean under the bonnet & the interior's...
Forum: Members Rides 06-11-2018, 02:41 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 15,139
Posted By lukeADE335i
Ouch - perhaps it bump steered like mad then,...

Ouch - perhaps it bump steered like mad then, it's not like an M30 swap is THAT powerful that you can't control the car! Then again, if he were on 318i suspension the front would have been pretty...
Forum: General Discussion 06-11-2018, 02:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 701
Posted By lukeADE335i
M70 ...

M70

https://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=386577

Then turbo if you like :)
Forum: Members Rides 06-11-2018, 12:09 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,090
Posted By lukeADE335i
Nice work - they'll look fantastic once back in...

Nice work - they'll look fantastic once back in the car. Gotta love a black car with Cardinal interior.
Forum: Members Rides 06-10-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 14,885
Posted By lukeADE335i
Thanks Court! Much appreciated. The new...

Thanks Court! Much appreciated.

The new driveshaft has me giving the car a bit of a hammering again (I've been driving like a grandpa to try not to break the uni joints that were completely toast...
Forum: Members Rides 06-10-2018, 05:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 289
Posted By lukeADE335i
Nice work! Did you drop the iS lip due to...

Nice work! Did you drop the iS lip due to scraping? I had to drop mine and go back to the stock lip as I couldn't get up my driveway without ripping the lip off!
Forum: Members Rides 06-10-2018, 05:36 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 15,139
Posted By lukeADE335i
lol... in 2018 I think a viscous fan is doable...

lol... in 2018 I think a viscous fan is doable without needing to notch the subframe :) That said, in the pics there, it looks to have held up ok with the M30 twisting on it (I wonder how long it...
Forum: Members Rides 06-10-2018, 05:01 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 14,885
Posted By lukeADE335i
Tired of the clunks and vibrations my car has...

Tired of the clunks and vibrations my car has been suffering under power recently, I procured a spare 320i manual driveshaft with stuffed universal joints and had it rebuilt.
...
Forum: California 05-25-2018, 03:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,153
Posted By lukeADE335i
My thoughts exactly :D

My thoughts exactly :D
Forum: M30 & Other Swaps 05-23-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,380
Posted By lukeADE335i
Normally a 6 x 4 trailer, so around half a tonne...

Normally a 6 x 4 trailer, so around half a tonne I suppose :D

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/679/20762177853_b8c8c2ebcf_o.jpg
Forum: M30 & Other Swaps 05-23-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,776
Posted By lukeADE335i
Have never seen a gasket crack like that - maybe...

Have never seen a gasket crack like that - maybe over tightening the manifold? Or just some dud gasket material?
Forum: The Project Forum 05-19-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 477
Views: 32,908
Posted By lukeADE335i
Well done! Incomplete or not, it's an amazing...

Well done! Incomplete or not, it's an amazing build.

Thanks for sharing your techniques for building custom carbon parts - have to say I never realised how much was involved!
Forum: Photoshop & Media 05-19-2018, 03:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 541
Posted By lukeADE335i
Pretty sure I've seen a magazine article that car...

Pretty sure I've seen a magazine article that car & it has an LS1 swap?

Was an orange M3 in Jägermeister livery from Norway - can't be too many of those around :D
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