Made a wooden intake manifold? Well a trial one;
Now that I have sorted the Injector angle, back to the drawing board;
A bit of inventor.
I have left enough clearance for the Vanos solenoids.
I have the profile for the ITB’s drawn up and a test piece made.
I think I will convert it to remote oil filter as the oil filter housing is in the way, I have seen a few on the net. I will make my own.
I gave a few hours drawing up an oil filter relocation block. I saw a few on the net but you have to change the belt tensioner and I am unsure if the PAS pump fits back on, My kit does fit the std tensioner and PAS.
Now to make it a reality.
Bit of dxf file creation and CNC-ing.
Two parts together, std tensioner fits.
On the block with the third part, I have to drill and tap the holed for the oil filter pipes, I will do that once I pick up a kit. Just to be sure on the thread size.
Stacks if clearance now. Next!
Finally getting round to the BMW, I have started stripping the front end and looking for rust in the usual E30 spots. The only rust that I can find is in the scuttle under the bottoms of the windscreen corners.
No rust inside the rear cards or boot area, RHS;
LHS rot under the windscreen;
I took off the wing to see how far the rot had spread;
This will be an easy enough fix;
The RHS is the same;
The wings are pretty good also, surface rust only;
Removed some of the front lights and trim;
Pulled the dash this evening, easy enough compared to some makes. I think its worth while when pulling the windscreen for the welding, no messy grinder/welding burns on the dash this way.
Rewarded fro my efforts;
Stripping continues. I have the carpet out and all the interior trim except the roof liner. On the RHS A pillar where the speaker fits is an electrical fitting, Anyone know what it is?
She is a bit damp up by the air box, I know Colm replaced the heater rad a while back so I recon it’s a seal between the car body and air box. Maybe water from the wind screen/scuttle area getting in;
She is getting lighter now, the carpet is a bit damp and weigh’s a ton.
The rad is shagged, no harm having a new one for the M52 anyway.