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  • GrandRoyaL
    started a topic Brazilian Project - US-spec 88 M3 !

    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 !

  • GrandRoyaL
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    Here we go, some news from brazil...
    Interlagos circuit again, with new boxes and padock area after the F1 was there...
    Now on 215/40r17 pilot sport 3s... Got to lower my time to 2:05...

    New race suit, safety first!!







    Following a striped down e36 m3 euro


    Bit of rain at the end of the day.... Playtime


    Some weeks ago there was a bmw meet here in my town, rainned a lot but quite some people showed







    fotogenic e30


    This month we went to Capuava, a private short circuit that is very tecnical ... There is more pictures from there in this topic....







    Sideways playtime...



    No videos still, have to edit them....

    Had some problems with leaking collant on the cap of the reservoir, i think i damaged where the cap locks... Will fix that before going to the track again...

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  • GrandRoyaL
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    the torque is in NM , so it is 179.6 ft lb

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  • GrandRoyaL
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    I wonder about this dip at the top

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  • GrandRoyaL
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    Dynoed the car last weekend and i am quite happy, 207whp .... I'll have the graph later

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  • GrandRoyaL
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    new video from this weekend... on the last track day they said my car was backfiring... so i thought about filming it !

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kI25u...ature=youtu.be

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  • GrandRoyaL
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    new video, this is AIC , a circuit @ Curitiba , 1st time on this track...learning the lines...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMoZl...ature=youtu.be

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  • GrandRoyaL
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    New video at Interlagos Circuit !

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  • GrandRoyaL
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    Originally posted by MagnusKK View Post
    Um otimo trabalho, onde voce esta??? Eu estava no Brasil em novembro!!!!
    Um pais lindo, um otimo lugar para dirigir uma m3, mesmo que os motoristas sejam loucos!!!!
    hehehe yes , we have crazy drivers ... if you come back , get in touch !
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    last weekend i was @ my 1st TrackDay with the m3 , it was really great , this thing can corner like no one else
    here is a video from a few laps !

    the car was a bit towards oversteer since the rear was out of alignment (camber ok , toe out)

    great stuff ! this is a private circuit , beautiful place ! hope you like the livery i made for this event silver car did ok with it in my opinion

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fjz6shrSsWs
    Last edited by GrandRoyaL; 12-21-2011, 04:48 AM.

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  • 1fastm
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    I'm drooling all over those BBS LMs!! Beautiful car!

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  • MagnusKK
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    Um otimo trabalho, onde voce esta??? Eu estava no Brasil em novembro!!!!
    Um pais lindo, um otimo lugar para dirigir uma m3, mesmo que os motoristas sejam loucos!!!!

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  • GrandRoyaL
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    That's not oem ... hehe

    it's just a plaque you can find even online @ ebay or similar... I like it also , but the other day i heard some trash from a "oem only" guy here in brazil ... hehehe

    i put it there because the mechanic who did my 2.5L conversion did not have his plaque at the time... hahaha ( That's what i told the "oem only guy"... )

    sorry i don't have the link to the vendor anymore...

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  • tripalthreat
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    I like that aluminum strip in the console, looks kinda like the EVO plaques. Is that a BMW part? Where'd you get it?

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  • GrandRoyaL
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    hello ! here some quick pics !! i still need to post some up dated engine bay pics !



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  • Bmwphatpat
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    Nice M3 - looking good - LM's are some of my favorites.

    Any pics of the M5?

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