E36 s54 conversion.

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  1. 6 Dec 2018 at 7:54 PM #581
    Matthead

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    Engine is coming along nicely, I’ve just had word it should be all finished early next week so that a nice Xmas pressie for me!

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    It wasn’t without a last minute issue though, when my builder put the oil pump through the parts washer he noticed the pump drive chain had managed to wear a hole through the pick up pipe.

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    Lucky a call out to friends and 3m64ewmb came through with an excellent condition light use oil pump so that went into the build along with a super speedy part delivery from Ben @ hackengineering for a new chain tensioner, big thanks to John and Ben.

    In other news, more bodywork.........................

    I sourced a decent bonnet locally and got hold of some gtr vents,

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    Cardboard template made,

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    Bonnet taped up and marked out for cuts, LOTS of measuring and double checking went on here.

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    And after a bit of angle grinder, dremel, hand files and sanding pads, first side cut out,

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    Started on the other side,

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    Once I’ve finished the cuts and got the bonnet painted, I’ll get a body shop to do this as it seems harder to get large flat panels looking good with a home paint job I’ll bond the vents in with some sikaflex or equivalent. Obviously all the vents need opening out which I’ll do at some point.
    Hopefully I’ll have a fresh s54 to take pics of soon.
     
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  2. 6 Dec 2018 at 8:58 PM #582
    m3rosco

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    Coming on nicely mate! Where did the vents come from??
     
  3. 7 Dec 2018 at 3:53 PM #583
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  4. 7 Dec 2018 at 6:35 PM #584
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    Utterly brilliant read and catch up with what you have achieved. Great stuff!
     

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