Modifying my 1997 323i

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  1. m52

    m52 I can't believe I ate the whole thing

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    My cars in getting some engine work done, Wolf EMS etc in preparation for BMWCCV Motorsport and this years Dutton Rally

    Car as it sits now :( Its a 1997 323i. 2.5l 6 cylinder.

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    Then, twin plate clutch and lightweight flywheel. These came in around a week or two ago, there is some minor work getting done to them and they go in this week:

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    Schrick Cams:
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    X-Brace:
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    Head with adapter plate and 3.0 ///M3 Throttle Bodies.
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    I have some close up shots of the porting if anyone wants to see. I have a little idea on how much extra I should be getting from these, as there are only 3 other cars that I know of (2.5l) that have a similar setup. Two of those are E30's and one other was a E36 which no longer has it. Time permitting, I'll get track tyres again for the PI day with BMWCCV on the 23rd, and get belly to finish off the cage and put the harness bar in.


    People who are making this possible:

    German Auto Haus - Andreas D and Todd
    www.gah.au.com

    Bell Motorsport - Graeme
    www.bellmotorsport.com.au

    BM-AUTO Engineering - Rubin
    http://www.bmauto.iinet.net.au/

    The Head Stud Development Company - Eddie
    31 Capella Crs Moorabbin 3189 - (03) 9553 2517

    EFI Hardware - Steve
    http://www.efihardware.com/

    Oh, and these places are all in Australia, so the companies could really only help the Aussies, but I thought some of you internationalists might like to know what can be done.
     
  2. curiousgeorgeM3

    curiousgeorgeM3 naughty little monkey

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  3. waspride

    waspride Can't this wait till I'm old, can I live while I'm

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  4. m52

    m52 I can't believe I ate the whole thing

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    oh, past mods, already on the car:

    sparco seats
    6 pt cage
    AP brakes
    M3 5 speed gearbox - i broke the standard one :)
    short shifter
    cat-back exhaust, no rear muffler

    sorry no pics of the aforementioned, old PC was stolen, will take new ones if anyone cares.
     
  5. Tenzin

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    Very nice work, car is coming along great!
     
  6. SumAzunGuy

    SumAzunGuy New Member

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    nice
    could use a car wash and engine bay washing as well
     
  7. m52

    m52 I can't believe I ate the whole thing

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    everything is back together, wolf3d is going in this week, going to sit in the glovebox.... will be fired up on tuesday/wednesday, spend the day on the dyno, and its all hunky dory hopefully....

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