Getting this 3.0CSi back on the road

Discussion in 'E9 Projects and Restorations' started by Gransin, Jul 9, 2014.

  1. Gransin

    Gransin Well-Known Member Site Donor

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    Barry, the block is -86 and the head is cast -87.
    It's not a B35, it's the high compression 10:1 B34. Downside is a less flowing head, and 1mm smaller intake valves compared to the B35, but I might fix that if I can find someone who knows their way around an M30 head in Europe.
     
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    suc6 Robert !
     
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    Not sure how I missed all this awesome work, that is really something beautiful you have re-created- I think we all have "coupe-envy" !! Cheers Robert!
     
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    Thank you, Peter! :)
     
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    Great work! Color, suspension, csi sticker, front spoiler and 16 Alpina wheels. Everything like i dreaming make my e9.
     
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    Gransin Well-Known Member Site Donor

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    I haven't had much time to play with the coupe, but I managed to fix/clean up an old five-bar grille that I had lying around. That means I finally got rid of the dinged up plastic four bar grille:cool:

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    And she passed the yearly inspection without a problem:)

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    Sooo sexy:rolleyes:
    New grill much better!
     
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    Thanks Wladek! It's a subtle change, but I think it's a huge improvement over the four bar grille that I threw on there when I was in the project phase because, at the time, it was in better condition than the five bar grille.
     
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    Hello Robert! I just wanted to let you know that your car looks amazing! Especially with the new five bar grill. The stance of the car is perfect in my opinion, I was also wondering what kind of suspension you're running on it?
    I hope you enjoy it as much as the weather allows you to!
    Cheers, Victor
     
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    Hi Victor,

    Thanks! I'm running Bilstein HD in all corners, H&R -40mm e12 springs + CN camber plates in the front, and a pair of unknown/unbranded lowering springs in the rear that I found lying around in a friends garage.
    7x16" ET11 205/55R16
    8x16" ET24 (with 5mm spacers, so ET19) 225/50R16
    Quite happy with the setup:)
     
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    The et24 in rear shouldn't require spacers.
     
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    No, but that's my setup.
     
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    Hi Robert, Thanks for the info. I will consider that setup with CN springs.
    Victor
     
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    Went on the yearly 1 May classic car cruising and the co-driver got to test the coupe for the first time:cool: (very careful driving)

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    That's so cool. My 3yo daughter is very in love with my CS and loves working on the CSL.
     
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    BEAUTIFUL MACHINE
    GREAT JOB
    FANTASTIC
    PERFECT COLOR
    PAINT BEHIND THE GILLES FLAT BLACK
     
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