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Thread: Substance D's hobo/budget/turbo/daily drifter build (3yrs of pics)

  1. #26
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    Heres a short video of the event as promised! Hope you enjoy!


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    made a sweet bash bar. All tig welded with cnc cut base plate and tow hook, also heres a cool shot of the hood vent we made. Trying to get a cage in this thing before the next event so I can tandem with da randoms.

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    looks/ sounds awesome dude!

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    Quote Originally Posted by beat328i View Post
    looks/ sounds awesome dude!
    Thanks alot dude!!



    Im thinking about selling my complete turbo setup, if interested heres my for sale thread!

    https://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/s...3-T4-Turbo-Kit

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    Well decided to end the year with a bang!

    Random boost controller malfunction ended this motors life.



    Motor out!



    Prognosis, motor f*cked



    Hibernation mode.





    I was sad at first, but this is actually a good thing. I've been wanting to redo some stuff, and transition the car into full race car, instead of daily/half breed. She did well for me, 4-5 years of daily driving and not alot of issues. But I want to take my time, and build something truly beautiful, I have some big ideas, I will update this along the way. I am going to stick with BMW power plant, but am going to attempt something never been done before.

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    6 Month update...oh how time flies...


    So I managed to find the money, and begin purchasing parts, to resurrect ILSA.


    Found this bottom end at the junkyard...had a blown hg...but had been sitting too long and developed rust in a cylinder trashing the bore. So mandatory machine shop.




    Settled on Weisco 85mm Pistons and Eagle rods... These parts are so nice its a shame to put them inside of a motor, but hey thats what they're for.






    While the block was at the machine shop, did some fiddly stuff to stay busy, Reinforced trans bracket, and added turbo drain to timing cover.




    I also landed an endorsement deal with APEX Performance Turbocharger, based out of Oxnard Ca. Jim there is an awesome guy, and knows his stuff, I am probably the most demanding customer you will ever meet, he met and exceed all of my expectations, and custom built this APX362 Billet Turbo for my setup. I cannot wait to hear this thing scream. GO FOLLOW @APEX_BOOST and hit up Jim for all your turbo needs!




    Heres the block back from the machine shop looking crispy.



    Modded the block to accept S54 oil pump Timing chain tensioner



    Whew...I have bunch more photos and stuff, will upload soon. Follow me on insta for quicker updates! Shes gonna RIP!!!

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    So after waiting 6 weeks for off the shelf Wiesco's...It turns out there is a huge problem with them, they were miss-machined and the comp height is off...So I had to send them back to Weisco and and waiting for replacements... Really dissatisfied with there service, got the run around when I first called, had to call back weekly to get updates...Pretty Sh*tty customer service if you ask me...

    So while we wait for those, started tackling the Vertical portion of this build...

    Chopped up a perfectly good ZF. Had to make a jig to keep every thing concentric.




    So attached modded trans to empty block to see where everythings wants to land and whipped up some motor mounts.








    Everythings looking as intended, plenty of room for turbo fun. A big chunk of the custom stuff done, soon we get to make the fun stuff
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    Nice work rotating the engine, looks like a ton of room now for activities!

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    trans work looks top notch! What are the sizes of the wheels on that turbo? What kind of power goals do you have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by beat328i View Post
    Nice work rotating the engine, looks like a ton of room now for activities!
    Thanks alot! I cant wait to start making manifolds!


    Quote Originally Posted by awp235 View Post
    trans work looks top notch! What are the sizes of the wheels on that turbo? What kind of power goals do you have?
    Thanks dude! I was making 500whp with a 54mm turbo on e85...this turbo is a 6268, I am shooting for 666whp



    Update. Got the oil pan all chopped up and welded, it was hanging a bit low for my taste. Lost about .3q capacity but I plan on adding a massive oil cooler that will compensate.





    Only a couple more mods before I can start doing fun turbo stuff!

    Did I mention my brother is a total baddass and machinist? He sent me some teaser shots of billet intake mani flange we're working on! Follow him @vonbraunphoto







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    Update!

    After 3 months, I finally have a set of usable Weisco's. I grew up riding dirt bikes, never had issues with them in the past, But I cant honestly recommend them to anyone just because of the time they wasted.



    I immediately assembled the short block, and began installing accessories.



    Heres's the head back from machine shop. Bent valves replaced, guides knurled and reamed, 3 angle valve job, new stem seals and resurfaced!



    My brother made me this sweet coolant block-off plate to go with my heater core/ spider hose delete



    I was never really happy with my expansion tank setup, so made a new one!



    Finished my firewall block off plate



    And lastly made a new dash block off plate to jazz up the interior




    We are getting very close to having a running car again! I need a headgasket, some small odd's and ends, make 2 new manifolds and then its BOOOOSTTTT TIIMMMEE!!!

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    Awesome stuff! I love the coolant pipe block off. Do you have to delete anything else other than the heater to delete that coolant pipe?

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    Well, we finished the intake manifold flange and it looks awesome, very stoked on this piece, many, many hours went into this small seemingly simple part.

    Here is the beautiful outcome:



    Time to finish the motor, drop it in, and build some manifolds!

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    I really do envy people that have the patience to build, turbo and tune the stock engine. They’re such good motors and they sound so good.

    I have a question though, what were you cutting the transmission for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liquidity View Post
    I really do envy people that have the patience to build, turbo and tune the stock engine. They’re such good motors and they sound so good.

    I have a question though, what were you cutting the transmission for?
    I cut the trans apart because I'm re-positioning the motor more upright for turbo clearance

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    The time has come!



    Motor Assembled!



    Motor and trans installed for the last time



    I decided to break in the motor in NA, less variables, and gives me time to make manifolds instead of rushing through it.




    WELL GUYS SHE LIVES!!!! Fired right up, made oil pressure instanly, holding 185 coolant temp, small leak from thermostat housing, but aside that, MISSION SUCCESS!!!

    I am the proud OWNER/BUILDER of the FIRST/ONLY 20 Degree E36 in the US!!

    Its been almost a year, extremely stressful, taxing project, but oh my god did it feel good to drive this thing again...If you made it this far, your awesome, thank you for checking my sh^t out, and thank you for the support. We're just getting started, stay tuned


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