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General Forum : More progress

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Bill in MN   Posted Thursday, Jan 18th 8:56pm [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
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Post nr. 77

Minnesota USA
1988 735, 1986 535 turbo, 1981 Baur 323i
As usual, my camera does not do this project justice. Red does not translate so believe me, it looks better in person but as I've said before, you get the idea.

Without a hitch the Super Eta based 2.7 slid right in. For now I'm keeping the 4 speed but it will probably get swapped out sometime down the road.

Before anyone gives me too much crap, the gray cover and intake are getting changed. They came out of a grey car.

BruceH   Posted Thursday, Jan 18th 10:17pm [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
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Post nr. 1087
   
Atlanta, GA USA
81 323 Baur, 85 745
I actually like the gray. Makes it look like a serious industrial powerplant. Consider it "negative bling".

BruceH   Posted Friday, Jan 19th 12:28am [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
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Post nr. 1088
   
Atlanta, GA USA
81 323 Baur, 85 745
BTW.... shame on you Bill, tools laying on unprotected fresh paint?

Bill in MN   Posted Friday, Jan 19th 1:51am [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
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Post nr. 78

Minnesota USA
1988 735, 1986 535 turbo, 1981 Baur 323i
I was wondering when someone was going to give me crap about that

I haven't done the final up there because I knew it wouuld get dinged up during this phase. Once all of the install work is done the majority of the bay is getting sanded down and redone with base/clear via airbrush.

How's that for anal?

redmist   Posted Friday, Jan 19th 1:52am [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
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Post nr. 1021
   
NY USA
357i , 325i e30 turbo
I am a black engine guy but the quality looks awesone, maybe spray a little black high gloss engine enamel around and cut it back to reveal the gray in certain areas, then clearcoat. Maybe a little semi transparent orange metallic over the gray?
Again nice work.

BruceH   Posted Friday, Jan 19th 3:53am [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
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Post nr. 1089
   
Atlanta, GA USA
81 323 Baur, 85 745
One word for ya.... TOWELS! I made my buddies nuts when we dropped my engine back in. Moving blankets all over the front end of the car.

bmw_m_320i   Posted Friday, Jan 19th 5:41am [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
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Post nr. 753
   
Helena, Montana
none right now :(
yeah I have to admit, I like the grey also

Bill in MN   Posted Friday, Jan 19th 5:33pm [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
Member
Post nr. 79

Minnesota USA
1988 735, 1986 535 turbo, 1981 Baur 323i
I had the thing draped in old bedspreads so nothing got messed up during installation. A load leveler made sure of it. Above all, it pays to be patient and observant.

The grey is growing on me too. Definately industrial and the anti of bling. I think it'll stay.

realcrouton   Posted Friday, Jan 19th 7:09pm [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
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Post nr. 98
   
Washington, USA
1977 320i, 1981 323i, 1991 325ic, 2000 328i
I have to say that though the grey is different, I'm not a fan of it. It looks like the exact color International uses to paint Diesels. Just my two cents.

Everything else looks awesome Bill!

-Dave

Bill in MN   Posted Friday, Jan 19th 8:05pm [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
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Post nr. 80

Minnesota USA
1988 735, 1986 535 turbo, 1981 Baur 323i
My camera sucks. It's a lot lighter in real life.

BruceH   Posted Friday, Jan 19th 11:24pm [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
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Post nr. 1090
   
Atlanta, GA USA
81 323 Baur, 85 745
A buddy of mine did an 02 and painted the same grey in a semi-gloss on the block and head. The VC is polished to a mirror finish. The brackets for the throttle cables for the twin Webers is bright gold anodized. The effect is stunning. Industrial with jewels.

JJG323   Posted Saturday, Jan 20th 1:48am [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
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Post nr. 1299
   
Reading MA USA
1979 BMW 323i
BruceH wrote:
A buddy of mine did an 02 and painted the same grey in a semi-gloss on the block and head. The VC is polished to a mirror finish. The brackets for the throttle cables for the twin Webers is bright gold anodized. The effect is stunning. Industrial with jewels.


Bill i love an e21 with e30 m20 engine.
Good work

I would like to see a picture of this engine Bruce.

Anyway I will be converting my 323i soon with my 2.8 m20 stroker and lots of parts have been powdercoater. I will have them use lots of towels as well.

I went with red on the hartge valve cover and bright silver on the intake manifold.

Phasma   Posted Saturday, Jan 20th 1:29pm [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
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Post nr. 78
   
Latvia, EU
E21 323i "Phantom"
Some pics from my engine bay!








Boost_me   Posted Saturday, Jan 20th 7:12pm [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
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Post nr. 79
   
Victoria, Australia
1981 BMW 323i
Hey dude what sort of engine is that?? I'm just wondering how you got ride of the K-Jet?? Is it an E30 engine??

realcrouton   Posted Saturday, Jan 20th 9:07pm [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
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Post nr. 99
   
Washington, USA
1977 320i, 1981 323i, 1991 325ic, 2000 328i
That's an M20 out of an E30 with Motronic, never had K-Jet.

Phasma   Posted Saturday, Jan 20th 10:47pm [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
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Post nr. 81
   
Latvia, EU
E21 323i "Phantom"
not for long! Next summer this lil monster will be MegaSquirted with M3 ITB intake and if I fugure out how to make room for 88mm crank, it would breathe with 2.9 liter "lungs"!


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