My manifold arrived from Dan. I have seen photos of these and heard they are good quality. However after seeing them in person I have realised the photos do no justice. These manifolds literally are a work of art. I was going to do the manifolds myself but would of taken hours (which I don’t have). I am so glad I got Dan to do them. I would not be able to get them close to the job he is done. Cheers Dan!
All painted and looking awesome. Few small bits to finish like the sills to stone chip black etc and still needs polishing. But finish straight from the gun is mint. One happy man!
All arches and under body cleaned and protected.
Dropped the engine in today.
Fired it up briefly. Got a few issues to sort out tomorrow. Z3m shifter hits the prop Sad
Alloy rad doesn’t fit with the facelift mounts I purchased so will fabricate something. Also 318ti fan switch is too small to fit the boss on the rad.
Slowly making some progress though!
Had it running longer today and runs sweet. Can’t drive it yet though as clutch master cylinder that came with the manual pedal boxed leaks Sad
Modified the gearbox extender mount to allow z3m shifter to clear prop. Not touching not but hardly any clearance so will have to try it on the road.
Made some power steering pipes and a cooler. Need to make some mounting brackets. Copper cable tied at the min.
Alloy rad and cheap fan fitted (will change fan at later date).
Still got a few issues to resolve such as Rev counter isn’t working! And clutch master cylinder leaks!
Mounted power steering cooler using some rubber bobbings and stainless p clamps.
Sits nicely behind the vent in the spoiler.
Replaced the worn petrol flap rubber boot.