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Old 13-May-2013, 08:27 PM
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So I'm starting a build on a 03 320 coupe. Standard car with a blown engine, timing belt broke I think.

Bought the shell, a s54 engine, specialist conponents loom and a 6 speed getrag box from a m3. The box is SMG so have to convert it to manual. Shouldn't be too big of a job, machine a hole for the shifter and fit the springs that centre the shifter. Then rip all the smg shit off it.

Plan is to strip the coupe shell down to nothing, then off to GripFab for a cage.

Gonna get John to brace down from the cage into the subframe as they are notoriously weak in that area.

Then throw in the engine and box, will prob fit uprated clutch and flywheel when the box is out. Get a custom exhaust made up and then have mapped!

Have a few bits gathered up for it,

Extra lock from Barry's Motorsport



Also got camber arms, poly bushes for the rear and a battery box.

One of the lads I work with has out of date seats and harnesses that were in his rally car that I'm getting for handy money.

Also picked this up, these engines are meant to be savage when turbo'd, it was buy it now on eBay so snapped it up. Will stick it on if funds allow, it's a KKK that's custom built with billet wheel etc good for 7/800 bhp



Hope to get it built before the end of the summer and get out for some practice.
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Old 13-May-2013, 08:29 PM
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Fair play, will keep an eye on this, best of luck with it
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Old 13-May-2013, 08:40 PM
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Fair play, will keep an eye on this, best of luck with it
Cheers man. Just realised I've this in the wrong section, if a mod wants to move it the projects section.
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Old 13-May-2013, 09:00 PM
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Be very very interested to see how the turbo works out on the s54.

Some how id say it will be extremely hard to do but looking forward to your updates
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Old 13-May-2013, 09:01 PM
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Nice plan

Get more pictures up!

I like seeing more non jap cars in the drifting scene
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Old 13-May-2013, 09:28 PM
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They go really well with a turbo! Even on low boost, if you want high boost they need to be forged. Hardest thing to sort is the manifold I think. Yea will get more pics up over the next few days. Il be looking for plenty of help in the subframe/ diff area!
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Good project, but you've put a load of hassle on yourself with that gearbox.
If its a good smg box, sell it as is.
Pick up a 5 speed ZF from e36 m3 3.0 / 328 / z3 2.8 etc. Will be stronger and probably lighter. And since they don't break much, they are cheap!
The turbo will be an awful lot of work, would love to see it done though
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Old 14-May-2013, 10:57 AM
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You reckon it'll be too much work to convert the box? I think I'd rather spend the few quid converting it and have a good box for life. Drill a hole in the bell housing and fit the springs to centre the lever and that's the job done
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Old 14-May-2013, 12:26 PM
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I suppose since you already have the box you might as well give it a go if it can be done cheap. Its stronger than the older 6speed used on the m3 evo anyway.
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so your planning on pulling 6th in mondello
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