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A lot of extra crap going on here- waste of time.

alan-
you need a harness converted from e32 179 ecu period into a harness for MS pnp2
cost 850.00

you need a MS pnp2 ecu
cost 800.00

you will need to go to Dyno
cost 500.00

you will need to get this installed and initial tune
cost 4000.00

you need a Wideband O2 sensor
cost 225.00

you need an O2 sensor bung in your exhaust.
Cost 200.00


do you have the ability to pay about 7,000.00 to get your car running and tuned?

Let me know.
 

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GOLDMINE
so i attacked this issue dead on and posted to craigslist for a technition
and of all things and completely amazing is a guy shows up at my door
named henry that live a few miles away
the guy has been doing just these coupes for twenty years and has configured 5 of these with the m5
what a blessing
so its going to get done he checking with his friend for all the equip i need
going with the stock motronic and harness so in a few months the car will be on the road after all these years.
what a lucky break
so ill keep the info coming
 

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i have two ox sensors in each pipe
and the wideband sensor installed
if this guy cant do it ill get it over to you don thsank you
for your help keep you posted
 

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GOLDMINE
so i attacked this issue dead on and posted to craigslist for a technition
and of all things and completely amazing is a guy shows up at my door
named henry that live a few miles away
the guy has been doing just these coupes for twenty years and has configured 5 of these with the m5
what a blessing
so its going to get done he checking with his friend for all the equip i need
going with the stock motronic and harness so in a few months the car will be on the road after all these years.
what a lucky break
so ill keep the info coming

I hope he is everything he says he is.
Will the stock motronic ecu really work with your "full race" S38B36?
I'm very happy if you finally get it running, but I'd go with Don all day long, guaranteed success.
I can't see how this craigslist technician could do it that much cheaper?
 

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I hope he is everything he says he is.
Will the stock motronic ecu really work with your "full race" S38B36?
I'm very happy if you finally get it running, but I'd go with Don all day long, guaranteed success.
I can't see how this craigslist technician could do it that much cheaper?

Keep in mind that if this guy has touched five s38’s in the bay area, people should know who he is and what he’s about. Please do your homework before committing. Ask for references.

Not to be confused with ex Korman s38 builder Henry Lawrence. You can trust a last name like Lawrence right @sfdon?
 

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there s no reason for anyone to state they can cobfigure and tune
this engine
hell .01% of people even know of the engine exists
 

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there s no reason for anyone to state they can cobfigure and tune
this engine
hell .01% of people even know of the engine exists

Okay Alan, it's just that when a "GOLDMINE" shows up on your doorstep, it just might not be. Too good to be true, and so on.
Sorry I don't want to be pessimistic, but be careful, alright!
 

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henry and i spoke for a good hour or so and he enlighened me to the fack that the whole underbodt needs some
serious flat palte steel strengthening as he seem where the torque and power of thew engine literally tears the rear end
off the body as the contact points are very flimsy - so hes going to do all that also.
im so lucky to meet this man
so onward we go @!!!!!!!
i know people quite well as ive been interacting for a good 40yrs in the business
this is indeed the real deal
comments to follow as they progress
have the references i need
 

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If your compression ratio has changed because of new and different pistons- The ecu won't work- ignition table wrong
If your cams have changed- the ecu won't work- AFR table wrong
If you are putting out more power- ecu won't work- VE table wrong.

Using a stock ecu on a modified engine is "challenging"

You can customize the ecu maps for a few thousand dollars.


Alan- as always, I wish you the best of luck with this.
Keep us up to date on your progress!
 

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how hard can it be!!

hes been building race cars for a good 40 yers
we spoke of the old days hee in the bay area when we used to take our cars to pittsburg and race up and down the airstrip there
great fun talkin of the high school days
 

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I'll second the idea of at the very least speaking with a reference or two for this individual. The motivation in money and stuff. Potential loss of your your money and stuff, Henry's potential gaining of your money and breaking your stuff. I think caution is well advised.
 

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YES INDEED IT THE MOST IMPORTANT AS I HAVE CALLED HIS REFERENCES
AND ALL IS WELL
HE HAS A VERY GOOD REPUTATION
THANK YOU ALL
 

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Henry and I spoke for a good hour or so. He enlighened me to the fack that the whole underbody needs some serious flat plate steel strengthening. The torque and power of the engine literally tears the rear end
off the body. The original contact points are very flimsy. So he is going to do all that also.

Paraphrased not quoted…

Are you referring to the differential mount that La Jolla has been selling for years? Most members install this when restoring their car. You said it wasn’t required (first response).



how hard can it be!!

hes been building race cars for a good 40 yers
we spoke of the old days hee in the bay area when we used to take our cars to pittsburg and race up and down the airstrip there
great fun talkin of the high school days

Henry Lawrence is the guy that I was referring to earlier. Correct me if I am wrong but he lives in NC and operates a shop there. I don’t want to jump to conclusions, but old timers running shops out of the Southeast generally don’t relocate to the bay area.

Also, his LinkedIn Profile says Reidsville, NC
 

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henry is referring to adding steel strips all along tge body and at the suspension mouniting points as the engine will tear
it away he says
 

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I'm a newbie here. I've looked through your restoration, and you can do things I can only dream about. That said, has Henry got your engine running yet? Because that's why you hired him, right? Your S38 engine will never "tear your car apart" if it doesn't run. It also won't tear your car apart when it's running in your garage, driveway, shop - wherever.
 

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My Megasquirt guy’s name is Logan.
I talked to him today and he knows Link system's . He is very good. His shop is in San Mateo.
SO THANKS TO BARRY
i have another link to getting the ecu installed
what a great happening of events
looked for all these last years for help with this and finally
found the sources
im excited
happy bithday alan
 

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thats a great name coupe
you could do it with all thge help on the internet
its a fantastic lifeline for info

have some freetime finally so im okaying with the coupe
i grabbed a maf and map and set the maf in the air box i made from the
v8 airboxes
 

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