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  • #28594
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    …..but racercar!   :-)

    #28596
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    Exploded out of control – yep

    Gonna be a weapon -yep

    Do we approve – yep

    Carry on!!!

     

     

     

    #28597
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    Like most of my projects, I always try to do my best with what I have available in skills and funds, picking up new skills all the time and I think it’s this aspect of it that keeps me enthused.

    Mistakes have been made but this is how I learn, I don’t have much of a formal education so it’s a matter of having a crack then improving as much as I can as I go along..

    The Lexcen once debugged was a fun toy but I’d made a few fundamental errors during its development, I took this as an opportunity to correct as much as I can.

    Using rod ends instead of the poly bushes setup is just an evolution, it gives me much more scope to tune the suspension geometry as needed for the various disciplines I compete in.

    #28599
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    Like most <del>of my</del> projects, 

    Mate, you are building a one-off, to my knowledge no one has ever put an LS AWD drivetrain in an E36, certainly not to this level.  Stands to reason you would have picked up lots of tips/tricks/improvements with the Lexcen.

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    #28600
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    Maybe no one has been silly enough to try this  ;-)

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    Machined up a couple of rollers for the bead roller so I can do a different style bead in the Trans tunnel sections, finished off some small welding jobs then bolted the driveline back in as it’s almost Header time…

    Have put it off long enough..

    #28601
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    Looks like opposite the “normal” LS swap, your room issue is mainly the passenger side?

    #28602
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    Looks like opposite the “normal” LS swap, your room issue is mainly the passenger side?

    Yep for sure Gary, bolted the Driveshafts back in to check for Header space, Driver side easy as, Passenger side a touch more difficult but doable if I make them Slip Fit, also have room for the 4 Spiral Mufflers all exiting in the Passenger side Sill, will add a bit of length to the pipes which is a good thing!

    #28607
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    so your going to build your headers then will watch with interest

    #28608
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    Yeah I am Frazer, lost count how many sets I’ve built over the years, NOT my favourite job hence the procrastination…

    #28611
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    #28612
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    nice work Ian shame they don’t fit the beamer

    #28614
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    I was going to rework them to fit but it’s just going to be easier starting from scratch as they’re coated…

     

    #28617
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    If you can IJ, take lots of pics along the way, please.  I think making your own headers is out of reach of most of us mere mortals skills wise.  I for one would love to follow along as you go!

    #28624
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    Will try Gary, sometimes I get in the Zone and don’t stop…

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    Well that job sucked, hand tapping 3/4″ holes by hand blows but they’re done, it’s the weld in’s for the 1.5″ lower control arm tubes, probably overkill but I’d prefer they don’t fail.

    I went with 1.5d to save a little weight, Also a pic showing the front driveshaft in place with the cutout in the engine mount bracket.

    #28626
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    Looking great

    #28633
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    The Supercharged AWD LS based E36 header and exhaust kit, it’s a bit DIY!

    #28637
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    Wow, I am daunted just looking at that, and I am not doing it!!

    #28641
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    LoL, been there done that a few times before, it gets less daunting each time!

    #28644
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    Is that the difillipo kit?

    #28646
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    Yeah it is.

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