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    Default 635csi race car finished and painted



    I just the bumper trims, the rear tailights and the decals.
    '85 Euro 635csi Race Turbo, megasquirt, Group A
    '92 525i Touring 5 speed, 3.46 diff, UUC 8.5lb flywheel, soon to be turbo.
    '02 Subaru WRX Wagon with STI springs, bigger sway bars

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    sweet any other details?, i finally proved the suspension on mine at the last autocross and have it fairly balanced, i can tell i have stiffened it up quite a bit by the fact that i can blow through the limited slip on hard fast turns and have never done that before, there was a couple spots where i was blowing up the inside tire pulling out of the turn in 2nd gear, guess the ol m30b35 is healthy but depending on how well the paxton blower project goes on the e30 i may add one to da shark too

    the set up if it matters, 81 e12 based 633 with a e28 style rear suspension, the e12 front suspension with it's 4 pot brakes works fine with a couple tweaks, bilstein sports with unknown came on it when i got it drop springs and a modified 27mm e23 front sway bar (stock e24/e12 bar is 25mm) the e28 rear set up sports e32 750il trailing arms with their bearings instead of bushings at the subframe attaching points and vented rotors, bilstein sports with e34 525 springs with one 1/2 coil chopped on the bottom perch of the shocks (ass could drop about 3/4" but i don't feel like building camber mounts for the trailing arm mounts and any lower the camber gets bad) 18mm e28 rear sway bar on custom body mounts as the e12 runs the bar forward to the subframe and has no body mounts, a 3.73 posi diff with a old 533 center mount rear cover lines up with the e12 body mount, 16x8" msw's round things out
    all america wants is cold beer warm cat and a place to take a poop with a door on it

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    Fabulous sharks! They beat the Crocs, anytime.

    She sure looks like she'll go very nicely. Didja run out of paint doing the stripe tho?

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    Quote Originally Posted by genphreak
    Fabulous sharks! They beat the Crocs, anytime.

    She sure looks like she'll go very nicely. Didja run out of paint doing the stripe tho?
    I get that a lot, but the decals are not done yet.

    Here is the actual Group A race car and you will understand.
    I am trying to do a copy of the Group A 635csi race car, that is why I did the mono wiper conversion and the 4 piston calipers, I am now working on the transmission cooler.

    '85 Euro 635csi Race Turbo, megasquirt, Group A
    '92 525i Touring 5 speed, 3.46 diff, UUC 8.5lb flywheel, soon to be turbo.
    '02 Subaru WRX Wagon with STI springs, bigger sway bars

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    Quote Originally Posted by winfred

    the set up if it matters, 81 e12 based 633 with a e28 style rear suspension, the e12 front suspension with it's 4 pot brakes works fine with a couple tweaks, bilstein sports with unknown came on it when i got it drop springs and a modified 27mm e23 front sway bar (stock e24/e12 bar is 25mm) the e28 rear set up sports e32 750il trailing arms with their bearings instead of bushings at the subframe attaching points and vented rotors, bilstein sports with e34 525 springs with one 1/2 coil chopped on the bottom perch of the shocks (ass could drop about 3/4" but i don't feel like building camber mounts for the trailing arm mounts and any lower the camber gets bad) 18mm e28 rear sway bar on custom body mounts as the e12 runs the bar forward to the subframe and has no body mounts, a 3.73 posi diff with a old 533 center mount rear cover lines up with the e12 body mount, 16x8" msw's round things out
    Winfred, this is impressive...

    Here are the spec of my car so far:
    1985 Euro 635CSi Race car
    Suspension:
    Full Ground Control setup. Advanced Design double adjustable shocks, Modified strut housing, Coil over front and rear, GC camber plates, GC rear shock mounts, 25mm/19mm adjustable sway bars, Adjustable front and rear sway bar links, Sway bar mounts reinforced, adjustable trailing arm bushings, reinforced sub-frame bushings, Euro quick ratio steering box, wheel studs. Aluminum control arms, M5 bushings on thurst arms.

    Drivetrain:
    Euro spec 3.5L stock M30 engine. Runs very strong and reliable. 3.91 LSD, Getrag 265 OD tranny with short shift, M6 clutch and pressure plate, Exhaust Headers, Dual exhaust two dual in and out race muffler, K&N Filter, Oil Cooler, switched electric fan

    Brakes:
    Wilwood 4 piston calipers front, air scoop for front calipers, E34 M5 rear calipers and rotors, SS brake lines, ABS (with on and off switch), uses same brake pads as E36 M3.

    Interior:
    Fully gutted (within Prepared rules) with professionally built 8 point cage tied to rear shock towers, Very substantial cage with lots of "X" and foot protection, welded in dead pedal,racing steering wheel, heat, defrost and blower intact, Aluminum door panels.

    Misc:
    Car weighs 3050 lbs with driver (200#) and empty tank.
    '85 Euro 635csi Race Turbo, megasquirt, Group A
    '92 525i Touring 5 speed, 3.46 diff, UUC 8.5lb flywheel, soon to be turbo.
    '02 Subaru WRX Wagon with STI springs, bigger sway bars

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    looks good, any other shots?
    that group A looks amazing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee in Ottawa
    looks good, any other shots?
    that group A looks amazing
    I have other pics but I need to put them on the web.
    I am now worrking on the decals so it looks like the Group A car...
    '85 Euro 635csi Race Turbo, megasquirt, Group A
    '92 525i Touring 5 speed, 3.46 diff, UUC 8.5lb flywheel, soon to be turbo.
    '02 Subaru WRX Wagon with STI springs, bigger sway bars

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    nice going!

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    Bump dude ! Love that model. PICS ! PICS !

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    Nice to see an e24 going back to the track. I just see to few of them at track days. Except for Erik Brannfors' in Washington, I don't who else tracks/races one. I've been tempted for so many years to build one, but I am more a lightweight type of driver. 1969 2002 racecar and 1989 e30 M3.

    Good work.

    Lee

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