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Thread: Alpine 01 E38 M sport project

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    Mmmm... Clean diff.... it's only that clean once, unless you get under there with a tooth brush and water pick loaded with WD-40 on the reg...

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    This thread is amazing to watch!

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    Thanks! It's getting close now. I haven't seen the car in 4 months! Still doesn't even feel like it's mine. Can't wait to do drive the car home from Charlotte and then do a proper shoot. Will get the Alpina lip painted and installed right away.

    Meanwhile, the X5 showed up. Needs some general maintenance and will get right on it. Installed ECS black kidneys yesterday.






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    Yeah I feel you... I bought a car in August and had it being tuned, logged, and revised for EVER until they realized it was the damn injectors causing the tune issue... Probly 50+ days and almost 20 tune revisions before that mis was noticed... It felt like a once rented car...

    That thing is gonna be so bad ass.., your e38

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    Peter text me to tell me the bottom end and heads are assembled. Chains, guides, covers, oil pump, water pump etc will go on tomorrow. The plan is for Peter's business partner to deliver the assembled motor to Trevor on Thursday!! I hope to post photos later this eve when he downloads them!

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    OP, is there a reason you chose a 4.6iS vs 4.8iS or was it a matter of finding the cleanest specimen out there?

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    I wasn't even looking for an X5. I was looking at E39 tourings to do an S62 swap in and stumbled upon the estoril 4.6 on eBay. I loved it and showed my wife and she loved it to so I had to get it. Cost was a factor as well. I only paid $10,750 for the 4.6is.

    Some engine assembly photos from Peter.








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    Man... I value your values

    ...and valuables

    Motor looks super clean
    Last edited by angeleye540i; 12-08-2016 at 03:20 PM.

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    The motor will be at Trevor's in about an hour. He installed the BBK up front and has everything ready for the S62. This is too exciting!!










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    Some beautiful DSLR shots that Peter took.














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    Dude you have the best photo documentation... I was looking at a dudes photos and thinking "man some people really suck and need to be more like your photos."

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    Those brakes and the motor... Damn man forum rules Prohibit me from expressing my true feelings... When I said your "values" up there, I meant more "priorities" and the fact that you are paying someone to rebuild you a perfect s62 to put in your perfect E38, it's just a beautiful thing...

    I wanna build a Hartge S3 (or whatever the S62 swapped E46 is called) with a perfect rebuilt S62 like that too... I think that's what I'm gonna do with my salvaged but running and straight framed 330ci vert... I don't think Hartge made a drop top but maybe...

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    I can't take much of the photo credit as it's being sent by Peter, Trevor and Paul for the most part. I haven't seen the car in 4 months. I can't wait!

    E46 with S62 would be so badass!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RVAE34 View Post
    I can't take much of the photo credit as it's being sent by Peter, Trevor and Paul for the most part. I haven't seen the car in 4 months. I can't wait!

    E46 with S62 would be so badass!
    Brian took a lot better pics of the interior than my crappy shots, LOL.

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    Just got back from a wedding. Been gone for 7 hours! Got this pic from Trevor while I was there



    Ohmergawd!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RVAE34 View Post
    Just got back from a wedding. Been gone for 7 hours! Got this pic from Trevor while I was there Ohmergawd!!
    I see an air cooled alternator... Is that standard for S62 ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by angeleye540i View Post
    I see an air cooled alternator... Is that standard for S62 ?
    The S62 was derived from the M60/M62 non-TU and therefore has an air cooled alternator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BimmerBreaker View Post
    The S62 was derived from the M60/M62 non-TU and therefore has an air cooled alternator.
    gotcha... Good info...

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    Loving the progress, When do you think you'll have her back? Xmas still looking realistic?

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    I hope so but it's going to be tight. I have to pick it up by the 21st or will have to pick it up the following Wed. Just depends if all goes well with the first startup and the rest of the bits going back in. I believe Trevor is taking a day or two off to finish. Tomorrow and Thurs IIRC.

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    Amazing 😍

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    Looks like a cool build. Im not too well versed in E38's, did any come with Alcantara headliners in the US? The caramel will also look great, AW M5s with caramel are a great combo cant wait to see it on an e38


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    Not that I am aware of. I can't wait to see it all together either with the caramel and black.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 007008 View Post








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    badassery on a whole new level
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    Some pics from Trevor.






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