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  • jibbajabbas E30 M3 S38

    Thought I would share with you what I have been working on for the last 2 years...lots of part obtained through members of this board.

    It's an 1988 E30 M3 with a S38 B36 engine. Euro 3.8 crank & rods, 94.5mm pistons, b36 head with 5 angle valve job 39mm intake and 33mm exhaust valves, intakes port matched to euro 3.8 50mm throttle bodies (pistons and head were from Paul Burke @ Imagineering), essentially every part is new from hardware to electric valves. Under carriage was stripped and blasted, primed and undercoated. Pretty much went through the whole car. If you have any questions feel free to ask. I have a zillion photos but these should highlight it for the most part.

    I'm going for a European/American muscle car theme. Hence the old school American V8 muscle car look to the engine.


















    Last edited by Jake; 11-07-2010, 02:25 AM.
    1988 E30 M3 S38
    1970 E10 2002 S14

  • #2
    Very nice!!!

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    • #3
      Beautiful project! Very clean work!

      Neat engine too, obviously just an S14 X 1.5.

      I hate to think about what this must have cost up to now....I bet you don't want to know either?:HeadsSpinning:

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      • #4
        Originally posted by SONNYQ View Post
        Very nice!!!
        Thanks!

        Originally posted by Ironhead View Post
        Beautiful project! Very clean work!

        Neat engine too, obviously just an S14 X 1.5.

        I hate to think about what this must have cost up to now....I bet you don't want to know either?:HeadsSpinning:
        Thanks!

        Oh I have everything logged in an excel spreadsheet and yes...It makes me cringe. Thank god I do all the labor...I couldn't imagine paying someone to do this.
        1988 E30 M3 S38
        1970 E10 2002 S14

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        • #5
          What is the unfinished-metal band shaped piece on the inside of the trailing arm pivot?

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          • #6
            Beautiful! Keep those pics coming.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Ironhead View Post
              What is the unfinished-metal band shaped piece on the inside of the trailing arm pivot?
              not sure what your referring to? Are you talking about the trailing arm bushing?
              1988 E30 M3 S38
              1970 E10 2002 S14

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              • #8
                Nice project...keep going and don't look back at the receipts until done.

                What brake discs are those on the rear (ventilated)?
                How is the upgrade?
                Last edited by bmws14m3; 11-05-2010, 02:00 PM.
                '88 Sep 03,87 Zinno/Natur 2.5L--the queen
                '90 White/Natur 2.3L---the weekend
                '14 GT-R Red/Black ohhh..yeah!!!
                '09 E82 135i Crimson Red/ Black w/M-Tech goodies--sold
                '94 11/93 AW III 525i M50/S50 cams/5 speed swap--sold
                '11 Nissan Rogue White/Gray
                '89 Wrangler 4.2L 4x4 5 speed
                '66 VW Beetle

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by bmws14m3 View Post
                  Nice project...keep going and don't look back at the receipts until done.

                  What brake discs are those on the rear (ventilated)?
                  How is the upgrade?
                  The rear is a complete MZ3 setup. Haven't decided 100% on what I'm going to do with the brake setup.
                  1988 E30 M3 S38
                  1970 E10 2002 S14

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by jibbajabba View Post
                    The rear is a complete MZ3 setup. Haven't decided 100% on what I'm going to do with the brake setup.
                    I would like to know if this a bolt on upgrade (discs & calipers) for E30 M3
                    Last edited by bmws14m3; 11-05-2010, 02:41 PM.
                    '88 Sep 03,87 Zinno/Natur 2.5L--the queen
                    '90 White/Natur 2.3L---the weekend
                    '14 GT-R Red/Black ohhh..yeah!!!
                    '09 E82 135i Crimson Red/ Black w/M-Tech goodies--sold
                    '94 11/93 AW III 525i M50/S50 cams/5 speed swap--sold
                    '11 Nissan Rogue White/Gray
                    '89 Wrangler 4.2L 4x4 5 speed
                    '66 VW Beetle

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by bmws14m3 View Post
                      I would like to know if this a bolt on upgrade (discs & calipers) for E30 M3
                      Kinda...the only thing you need to do is make a brake line from the caliper to the line coming from the rear hardlines..you can see where in the pic above. Other then that it is a straight bolt on. You use your stock subframe, the MZ3 trailing arms, axles and brakes. As I stated, it does increase the track, so high et wheels (i'm using 40's) is required.
                      1988 E30 M3 S38
                      1970 E10 2002 S14

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                      • #12
                        Very nice. I know someday I will be going through the same thing.

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                        • #13
                          Very nice. Hope to see this up and running. I have the same rear setup in my track car, still debating whether to use the stock calipers.
                          Several E30 M3's.

                          More than I need but not as many as I want....

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                          • #14
                            Beautiful work, Josh. This will be a keeper... unless you want to trade again! (j/k)

                            - Daniel

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                            • #15
                              very nice

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