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Drivetrain / Re: 450 whp NA in an iron 5.3?
« on: Today at 02:55:43 PM »
That is kind of what I was thinking. It seemed to good to be true but I figured I saw it twice, so there had to be some truth behind it. But yeah, I suppose you're right as far as stop worrying about HP and just have a fun street car until I get serious with the boost build. Thanks for the input!

I guess I can always spray to compensate when I want a little more power. I will be using hypereutectic pistons pistons though so I will have to look into how much is "safe" on them.
Any reason to not build the motor as if it was going to be boosted, have fun with a 350hp to 400 hp RX7 that has more torque than your other cars, and then slowly gather parts for the turbo kit?

I would get forged pistons, stock crank and new rods.  Keep the heads stock, put in a cam, pushrods and valvesprings. 

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The Lounge / Re: Junk work
« on: Today at 07:44:03 AM »
Nice catch on the intake mani...  That's one of those things you just can't believe someone would get wrong so it's easy to overlook.

Haha it is, but not surprising considering the other work on this car.  as soon as I plugged off the IAC I knew it had to be something crazy like the manifold.

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The Lounge / Re: In search of a new Daily driver!
« on: February 18, 2019, 09:01:29 PM »
Went to see that 06 330xi 6-speed Friday and it turns out it had a salvage title and not actual mileage.  So I quickly passed on that.  Still searching now.  Lowered my budget a bit just trying to buy something with the cash I have.

That sucks!!  I am thinking I found the deal of a lifetime when I saw a 08 335 for 10K

That's actually what my brother found... I lent him 8k for school. When he finished and got a job he bought an alpine white 335is for 10k, clean title, clean everything, with solid hx records and 60k mileage. I told him if it weren't such a great deal I'd be more pissed that you bought a car before paying me back.

such a huge deal... can't get to mad about that.

-groovin
Yea that is, n54 motors are so good

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The Lounge / Re: Screamin88's back with a fun new project!
« on: February 18, 2019, 09:00:00 PM »
Impressive

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The Lounge / Re: In search of a new Daily driver!
« on: February 18, 2019, 11:22:56 AM »
Went to see that 06 330xi 6-speed Friday and it turns out it had a salvage title and not actual mileage.  So I quickly passed on that.  Still searching now.  Lowered my budget a bit just trying to buy something with the cash I have.

That sucks!!  I am thinking I found the deal of a lifetime when I saw a 08 335 for 10K

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Build Threads / Re: 57 Buick Special GMT900 AWD Frame swap
« on: February 18, 2019, 09:14:36 AM »
Love it with those tires and wheels!!  I think the ride height should stay as is

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The Lounge / Re: Junk work
« on: February 18, 2019, 07:28:05 AM »
That is unreal.... Wow.

Yea, I really am not sure how long this motor will last...The crazy thing is that 2 different people have looked to see why it idles so high.

Biggest vacuum leak of all time!

Yup! It was actually leaking from the throttle body too, since they tried to put a 102mm TB on an LS3 intake with a 92mm opening

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The Lounge / Re: Junk work
« on: February 17, 2019, 07:45:03 PM »
This is the icong on the cake!  I fixed all the plumbing, and wiring, go to start the thing and it idles at 3000rpm!!  Fixed things like a mismatched throttle body, and still no dice.

Pull the intake, and its an LS3 rectangle port intake on 829 cathedral port heads!!

Bought some adapter plates since there are no good boost intakes for cathedral port heads unless you wanna spend $800

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Parts WTB / Ford 8.8 mini spool
« on: February 16, 2019, 08:32:12 PM »
Looking for Ford 8.8 mini spool or spool.

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The Lounge / Re: In search of a new Daily driver!
« on: February 14, 2019, 03:26:47 PM »
I agree for a daily.  What exhaust did you put on?  The M2 is pretty awesome on a track, well balanced at the limit, but I am sure you could make the 235 handle exactly the same.

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The Lounge / Re: In search of a new Daily driver!
« on: February 14, 2019, 07:37:44 AM »
That's not too bad. Prior to the M2 Competition there didn't really seem to be a big need for the extra cost of the M2 over the M235i. With the detuned M4 motor though. I can't wait until they are half price at 4 years old. Ha.

I've not test driven either. As a daily I might consider a dual clutch since I still have the RX-7. I'd have to try them both out. Old supervisor had a 2013 M340i(I think) with the slush box. Hot garbage.

My dad bought a M2 a year early...should have waited for the competition lol.  I think you should go try a 235 and M2, they are pretty fun little cars, certainly the only new car I would consider if I was looking.

An older twin turbo BMW would also be similar, but I would be iffy about maintenance beyond 100k miles, but if you can go CPO and get a warranty that's always good too.

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The Lounge / Re: Looking for a turbine hvlp paint gun
« on: February 12, 2019, 10:07:44 PM »
Konig sponsoring that B is for Build dufus is why I didnít buy their wheels.   Did you know he wanted almost 20k for that FD?  Sorry, off topic.
Lol, high schoolers think his car is cool.  No idea how he got to SEMA.

I know I'm probably not much better though

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The Lounge / Re: In search of a new Daily driver!
« on: February 12, 2019, 10:04:49 PM »
I went to go look at a 55k mile 2009 BMW 335i 6-speed hard top convertible Saturday.  It was already sold by the time I got there.  They were asking $13.5k for it was a local trade in at a Jag dealer.
335 is a great car, I have seen some higher mileage onea below 10k certified pre owned from the BMW dealer.  6 spd is hard to find.  Later yar E46 could be nice too assuming there are no electrical issues.

IS300 also came in manual and stupid cheap, like under 5k.

RSX also came in manual but probably hard to find a decent one 

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Build Threads / Re: Does this count as "other swaps"?
« on: February 06, 2019, 02:05:12 PM »
I have a very short window before all my stuff gets here. Thinking white top and a dark red bottom.

Sounds good!  Put a gray or black stripe between the two colors and it will really pop

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Build Threads / Re: Does this count as "other swaps"?
« on: February 06, 2019, 10:12:24 AM »
Nice job, will filling in the crack affect the expansion of the concrete, and mess up the floor covering?  I have no idea but I know they put those seams in for expansion and contraction.


If you do something besides white for the walls, only do the color on the bottom half.  if you do the whole wall something else than white, your patterns do not work well.

There is no expansion joint. The floor is part of the house slab. It's just a hairline crack that probably happened while curing early on.

You're right about the white.  I'll be adding quite a bit of lighting to the room but dark might also make it feel a bit smaller.

cool.  And all race shops have white on the top half of the wall for lighting reasons, dark on the lower half to hide dirt easier.  I need to paint my garage, just don't want to pull everything out...

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