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Thread: My 1988 320i E30

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    good to see you back mate. It's always good to hear what people are doing. The wife keeps on wanting to move to the country, and one of my conditions is that I get a big enough garage to be able to put in a hoist so I can also do some of these projects (maybe I should also be putting in the budget for the tools I also need!)

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    Me: Racecar?
    Also me: Racecar!

    So plans now are, keep going with the engine replacement, get the old one out, take off the good bits and put them on the replacement motor and jam it back in.

    I just took out the rear seats and belts and will get that mod plated and get some dry-ice to get rid of that pesky sound deadener.

    Wrap these BMW meshies in some slicks, those Kumho Ecsta V70As look like a good option from International Tyre Trader, $1175 delivered.

    Weld in a half cage and get a pair of bucket seats from the front.

    I have a set of stockies for driving to/from the track so finally I will just need to re-register it as a 2 seater.

    Exciting plans for the future for sure!
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    sounds great mate... one day... one day

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    Still haven't got around to swapping in the engine, but I folded up the carpet and removed the sound deadener from the back seats and back floor and also the sound deadener from the boot, that was really thick, had to be at least 15-20kg in the boot alone. I didn't use dry ice, instead I used a hair dryer and scraper which worked really well. Interior all back together now and I'll probably end up taking it to a mechanic to swap the engine, realistically I don't have the knowledge to swap the engine myself, so I'll leave it to a professional.

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    yeah, I'm a bit like that... Would love to have a mate/mechanic close enough to 'help' me through the process!

    Did you wear a mask with the carpet? probably lost of toxic fumes off the glue/paint/carpet..

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnrdavo View Post
    Did you wear a mask with the carpet? probably lost of toxic fumes off the glue/paint/carpet..
    The thought crossed my mind as I was already doing it, but I didn't no, I was fine but I probably should have haha. I suggest anyone else that does this, wear a mask or have good ventilation lol.

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