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  • Brazilian Project - US-spec 88 M3 !

    Hello ! I'm a 32 yrs old Brazilian Guy who loves BMW, my father has a 1994 E34 530i since new and a couple years ago i finally got around to buying one for me , no , it was not an e30 m3 ... it was a Cosmosblack e34 M5 1995 !! it was one of the final batch and has a little less than 60.000km on her and it runs great !
    Last November we had an oportunity to buy an M3 e30 at a bank auction. We battled a guy who after claimed having a mercedes 190e evo, i don't know if it was true , as i've never seen one here in brazil.
    We got the car and it was not in its best shape suspension and engine wise. After we dismantled the engine we saw that for the long term it was better to do a rebuild and start fresh. Yes , we took right of the bat the 2.5L route...
    I have the luck to know and be friends with an engine builder who is an expert in bmw engines...
    I had to get a new cilinder head , as the old one was skimmed to the maximum and had it reworked for better air flow. We also got new pistons from JE, a 2.5L crank , evo oil pump, oil baffle, all gaskets, water pump, all new valve train in the engine (chains guides, chains, tensioner from e36m3, etc) , evo intake , new upgraded valve springs , bigger valves from the s38 engine , etc etc...
    While we were developing this project we got so lucky that we had a friend moving from the US to Brazil and we got to use his container to bring some more goodies from the US. I got the front CF spoiler from Chutrain , the rear CF Evo spoiler from MaShaw, some BBS LMs from Monzon , etc...
    There are few M3 e30 in Brazil... But to this spec , this will be the only one !! I know all this can be commom place in europe or in the us , but here in brazil it's something very unique !
    Now Some Pics :
    The car as i found it at the warehouse:


    Going home ! (the auction was about 2000 km from home !)





    German Delivery !!



    the cat only speaks portuguese, hehehe : (///M Threeeeee!)



    Valve springs :


    evo crank:


    leather restoration kit:


    valve train:


    JE piston


    I'll continue later !
    Thanks for looking !
    Two wrongs don't make a right. But three lefts do.
    e30 M3 1988 US-spec Salmon Silver - s14 now 2.5 L
    e34 M5 1995 Cosmosblack - S38b38

  • #2
    It looks like a lot of packages are being delivered
    Looks like you're making some real nice improvements!

    Keep the posts coming.

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    • #3
      Very Nice and Keep us Posted


      Ps. i Would Love to visit Brazil in near future i know a few Brazilian guys and actually going to see them this saturday and will eat some of Brazil Steak Picanha
      91 M3 AW 2.5 CR Dogleg
      88 M3 AW Track Car s54
      95 525 Touring M52 Turbo
      04 Toyota Tundra






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      • #4
        Hamilcar, looks like a nice collection of parts so far. Keep us posted on the progress.

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        • #5
          Nice!

          Boa sorte com este projecto!
          http://JoeysM3.com

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          • #6
            These are photos of the leather treatment i did on the driver's seat !
            i think it turned out pretty good!

            before:





            "Limpo" = Clean
            "sujo" = dirty
            22years worth of dirt...






            Conditioning:


            restoring color:


            in the pics you can't really see how good it looks now , comparing to before...
            this was done in about a week, letting time to dry between the steps (clean, condition, recolor)/ it was done with liquid leather "Scuffmaster kit"
            Two wrongs don't make a right. But three lefts do.
            e30 M3 1988 US-spec Salmon Silver - s14 now 2.5 L
            e34 M5 1995 Cosmosblack - S38b38

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            • #7
              This is now the parts that came with the Container from the US:

              Front spoiler from Chutrain ( THANKS! Great package!)
              venturi from the stealer


              mashaw's rear wing ! i was going to paint it , but too many peolple here are urging me not to... hehehe i guess i'll leave it like that for a while...



              ireland engineering ARB kit + Street/track Camber plate



              Turner's reinforcements and rear mount




              control arms and excentric powerflex



              H&R race springs


              Bilstein sports:


              new brake discs


              Chutrain brake ducts + pads + spacers for the BBS !


              brake lines , Stainless Steel !


              SamCo Hoses and Evo ignition wires/parts




              diferential cover



              new carpets !! really important for the interior look hehehe + a peak at the GC coil overs that are going to my e34 m5 !


              strut bar + dog "It's getting darn good huh !!"



              new tires , hankook 235 40 17 RS2 for the BBS LMs



              BBS LMs 17" ( THANKS MONZON !!)


              monzon, Just the other day i saw that you sent some of your wheels for an RC car ! Looks great , and thanks !!



              one more peak... it's worth it, right ?



              New lights / grills !



              I guess that's it for now... more to come when it's all in the car !

              enjoy !

              []s
              Two wrongs don't make a right. But three lefts do.
              e30 M3 1988 US-spec Salmon Silver - s14 now 2.5 L
              e34 M5 1995 Cosmosblack - S38b38

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              • #8
                Damn, that's quite a collection of parts!

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                • #9
                  Hamilcar, this car is going to come out sick!!!

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                  • #10
                    wow the seats came out great. Kudos on doing them yourself. Cant wait to see the finished product. Good luck!


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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by GK-E30M3 View Post
                      Very Nice and Keep us Posted


                      Ps. i Would Love to visit Brazil in near future i know a few Brazilian guys and actually going to see them this saturday and will eat some of Brazil Steak Picanha
                      Well , i would love to go to chicago also , i used to listen to a lot of the Smashing Pumpkins and they are coming to brazil next november.... BUT they sure can pick dates... itīs in the same date as my wedding !!
                      Now picanha is really good !!! you made me hungry now... hahaha eat some for me ok ?
                      Me and some friends are building a brazilian bmw forum , itīs in the beginning , but already has some good technical information... too bad itīs just in portuguese , but you can pass it along the brazilians you know , if they like bmws also!
                      www.bimmerbrazil.com
                      Two wrongs don't make a right. But three lefts do.
                      e30 M3 1988 US-spec Salmon Silver - s14 now 2.5 L
                      e34 M5 1995 Cosmosblack - S38b38

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by e30m3power View Post
                        Nice!

                        Boa sorte com este projecto!
                        thanks ! i subscribe to a portuguese cars newsletter that has some good bmw classics , itīs nice to see ! i envy the easier access to these cars that you have !
                        http://www.portalclassicos.com/

                        Originally posted by chutrain View Post
                        Hamilcar, this car is going to come out sick!!!
                        thanks to you also ! hehehehe in the future iīll get more sick parts from you !!

                        Originally posted by Andyman746 View Post
                        wow the seats came out great. Kudos on doing them yourself. Cant wait to see the finished product. Good luck!
                        myself too , canīt wait ! This has been about a 8 months project so far, to get this all together. i hope we can ride her soon !! i have a track day planned for december @ Interlagos, and i hope to get her ready by then ( engine run inn , dyno , etc... )
                        Two wrongs don't make a right. But three lefts do.
                        e30 M3 1988 US-spec Salmon Silver - s14 now 2.5 L
                        e34 M5 1995 Cosmosblack - S38b38

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                        • #13
                          Cant wait to see the finished product!


                          www.JOEBMWMotorsport.com
                          JOEBMWMotorsport
                          E30 M3 Rebuild Thread
                          BMW & E30 M3 Parts and Services Specialist

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                          • #14
                            wheels

                            where did you buy the BBS Lm's from. They are going to look very nice on your car..

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                            • #15
                              :nice!:

                              Schwarz 1990 Sport Evolution

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