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Old 25-Mar-2012, 09:11 PM
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have ya still the origonal steering wheel?would it for sale?
No man, a lad in galway bought it a few weeks ago along with all the seats.

Need anything else?

Have standard headlights, original suspension, complete tool kit, handbrake, orginal air intake box all left here
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Old 25-Mar-2012, 09:13 PM
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Should have kept that 328 exhaust intact...
They are worth good enough money for 323i owners.


Get off all that sound-proofing inside the car too
Ah well I'll know for again!

I keep putting off doing the sound proofing, the thoughts of it
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Old 16-May-2012, 03:38 PM
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Haven't updated this in long time, good bit done since last update

So i got the knuckles cut back, before and after pics below....





So I stuck on the wheels the lock has definately improved, 195/50/R15



It will lock even further but it is hitting the chasis so spacers will be got at some stage

Subframe reinforcement plates welded in place and primed





Hydraulic handbrake plumbed in, not the neatest of jobs but it's working well!



Subframe, diff and suspension back in place









How's she sitting after I got it out of the shed and for a run...









We took it for a few spins on the road, needed to be realigned, exhaust was blowing a bit and think there's still a bit of air in the brake lines so get that all sorted this week and we'll see where we can head for a bit of track time, happy with how it is for now, we'll take from here and see what else we'll do, jusy gonna enjoy it now for a while and learn a few things


Done a few bits to get ready for Mondello on the 6th, fitted a TRS tow strap on the front and just a towing eye on the back, fitted the passenger seat and harness, fitted a fire extinguisher and got a few stickers on. I also went and bought a trailer from Ken on here, happy with it. Better than going borrowing for one, few pics of it loaded up and ready for Mondello.






So I went to Mondello on Sunday, second time ever to attempt to drift and first time ever driving this car.

Few Lads from Leitrim said they’d meet me and we’d travel up together, sound lads and thanks for the help and advice, appreciated.

What a days craic I had, I said I’d take it handy but came to the first corner and put the boot down coming out of it and car stepped out lovely, I held it and that was it for the day, as the morning went on I started getting longer drifts, linking corners and getting to know when and where to use the handbrake. Brought the old fella out for a few runs and he thought he’d see the breakfast again!






The afternoon came and I kept pushing harder for more speed and got third a few times, then I ended up running wide and hit a tyre wall…





Thought damage was worse so I checked the car over and headed back out, coming on 4 in the afternoon and my arms and hands all seized up, I couldn’t hold the steering wheel or pull the handbrake! that’s how much track time we got. So I packed up and headed home, I’ve just been buzzing since, running over and over every part of the day…this is an addiction.









So overall it was just an epic first day out, big thanks to the lads from Leitrim and anyone else that gave me a bit of advice. Where to next???
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Old 16-May-2012, 08:32 PM
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Good stuff on getting it on track! Looks great!

Is the ackermann taken out of the hubs too?
I've some fancy adjustable wishbones that will improve it even further or you could just fit some E46 alloy wishbones too
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Old 16-May-2012, 09:10 PM
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Good stuff on getting it on track! Looks great!

Is the ackermann taken out of the hubs too?
I've some fancy adjustable wishbones that will improve it even further or you could just fit some E46 alloy wishbones too
thanks, nothing else done, just cut them, I'll probably just cut and extend the existing ones, cheap and cheerful.

just gonna get used to how it handles for a while then I'll see what else I'll do, next drift day is pallas karting on the 10th June, can't wait

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Old 16-May-2012, 09:42 PM
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Yep, Really looking forward to the 10th of June. Won't have mine ready though as waiting on bits to finish it
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nice project
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Looking sweat,You can not beat the mondello drift day some crack,Looking at the 3rd last picture is the diff welded or is she still a one wheeler peeler??
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good write up, i was reading through it there to try get ideas for my e36 for the day out in watergrasshill
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Old 27-Aug-2012, 09:06 PM
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I'm finally back with an update....

So first thing I done after mondello was a bit of panel beating, tasty job

Before.....



After.....



Then I stripped the boot and put on boot straps





Then I raised the bonnet a bit using rubber door stops, fitted bonnet pins and sprayed the grills matt black...





Gathered up some tyres and was all set for superdrift in Tynagh on the 10th June.

Some days craic was had, weather was class, went through a stack of tyres, car was great, drifting is improving , also got to bring the wife, mate and bro out for a spin and got the bro driving aswell so think he's got the bug now

Some pics from the day...















So that was it, she was parked up for a few months while myself and herself headed for OZ, NZ & Thailand.

Back now though and getting the car ready again for Tynagh on the 23rd September.

I'm looking out for a donor car to buy for parts.

Will any E36 be ok for parts or will I need to get a 325 or 328 to get matching parts like the drive shafts, diff, subframe etc???

Also, whats the best engine oil for drifting, 15w60??

Can't wait to get back out in this again.
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