Project Calypsorot - A drift build thread

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    Re: Project Calypsorot - A drift build thread

    Forgot to mention that @JPride is going to be a big contribution to this project along with a few other friends. I know I won't be able to do this on my own especially the engine conversion so it's much appreciated.

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    Alright good luck with this project can't wait to see how this Is going to turn out.
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    From 100 to 300. Wow. Good luck to you and your mates.

    And what is the total cost of the items that you bought?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riizq View Post
    From 100 to 300. Wow. Good luck to you and your mates.

    And what is the total cost of the items that you bought?
    Thanks. I haven't started buying yet I'm saving for a donor car at the moment. Once the time comes I'll be pricing everything up to total.

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    Re: Project Calypsorot - A drift build thread

    Small update

    Vented brake disks and bigger calipers fitted to front. Vented are much lighter and stronger compared to standard solids. Also bridged brake pad wear sensor as it was hanging down and causing a light on the dashboard.


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    Re: Project Calypsorot - A drift build thread

    Any updates on the project bro?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justice For All View Post
    Any updates on the project bro?
    Not yet. There will be no updates for a while until I get a donor car. That may take longer than I expected due to constantly changing circumstances.

    I took my back box off the car for a laugh. It sounds like a tractor.

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    Re: Project Calypsorot - A drift build thread

    Damn wish I could help by donating, but as of now this is my car;


    Hope you get someone soon though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justice For All View Post
    Damn wish I could help by donating, but as of now this is my car;


    Hope you get someone soon though.
    I would never ask for donations. I am financially stable for now lol. I ended up buying a pitbike as a little toy for the fields for 250 so the donor is a little delayed. I don't really care though, I'm not in a rush to get one. Projects don't happen overnight so it's all smooth for now.

    Btw your pic doesn't load for me.

    Nvm it loaded in the quote lol

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    Re: Project Calypsorot - A drift build thread

    UPDATE

    I finally found a suitable donor car, she's an Avus Blue BMW 318is saloon with a 323 m52 engine, m50 manifold swapped, limiter raised to 7200, adjustable rear top mounts, polybushed subframes, short shifter and small case welded differential.

    I plan to swap everything over except for panels as this is a facelift (post 1997) model made in 1998 and my touring is a pre facelift (pre 1997) so I would have to do a full facelift conversion which I may do in the future.

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    Re: Project Calypsorot - A drift build thread

    So I'm selling all the stuff I don't need from both vehicles.

    M-Sport bumper, very sought after
    Nose cone
    Open 4.44 diff DEPOSIT TAKEN
    Bonnet
    Lights
    Doors
    M-Sport skirts, very sought after
    Black leather interior, very sought after
    Black door cards, very sought after
    Fully auto sunroof
    1.8 auto getrag gearbox

    Should hopefully give me the funds to finally buy my own engine crane so I can make a start on the conversion. For anyone who hasn't followed this much I'm doing a 1.8 auto - 2.5 manual conversion to the highest spec I can do without turbo/supercharger. I'm hoping for nearly 300whp but I'll be happy with 270.

    More to come.

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    Re: Project Calypsorot - A drift build thread

    Wizards Of Lock kit is on the way!

    This kit is designed and machined to give the car additional steering to the front wheels. This is important in the drifting motorsport as it allows you to push the car further sideways without spinning out.

    Image #1 is the kit in question which includes brand new e46 extended arms, modified hubs, 4mm rack spacers, e92 inner tie rods, bushings and a neat wizards of lock sticker.

    Image #2 is an example of how much steering angle the kit gives a vehicle.

    Next steps are to remove all 4 hubs from both vehicles as wizards of lock buy them meaning I'll be getting this kit for only £200!

    That's all for now.

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    Re: Project Calypsorot - A drift build thread

    So I finally got the touring down to my unit thanks to a friend who had his truck at the time.

    Since she's where she belongs, I've dropped the engine with the front subframe however there were a few things I missed.

    Engine loom is still connected which requires removing the dash board to reach the connections. Ecu has been removed.

    My plan was to raise the front end of the vehicle and pull the engine out from under. However due to the instability of the axle stands it will be easier for me to remove the entire front end and pull it out.

    The donor car is stripped and has gone to scrap.


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    Re: Project Calypsorot - A drift build thread

    Trying to keep updates at a minimal as I don't want to clog up OW with my car shit.

    1.8 auto engine + gearbox removed and scrapped
    Wizards of lock kit cancelled. SAS GB kit is a lot better and is on back-order due to the huge amount of orders they've recieved recently.
    Subframes are ready to get sand blasted then powder coated in brilliant white.
    M52B25 engine is ready for head teardown.
    EWS system bridged.
    Air con system removed.


    Next to do:
    Make room in the garage to fit the touring in.
    Buy all new bushings/mounts for subframes, gearbox, diff, trailing arms and prop donut.
    Dry-ice the inside of the touring shell to remove all sound-deadening.
    Find a purple tag steering rack from a bmw e46.
    Buy overfenders from Unique Customs UK.
    Find a full 328 stainless exhaust system.
    Strip wiring to minimal.
    Buy bigger front brakes from a 330/335

    My hope to have this done for the end of this year has faded. This will probably still be going in 2020 lol.

    That's it for now.

    UPDATE - So the bmw gurus over at e36kings explained a lot about my wiring. The only thing I need to change is the reverse lights as they are wired to the auto loom, manual are on a switch when reverse gear is selected.

    With the angle kit, the purple tag steering rack is 100% necessary and will give even more lock with e90/e92 inner tie rods as they are longer than e36 rods. The steering rack responds to the turn of the wheel a lot faster than the stock rack. Basically it will take less turns of the steering wheel to turn the front wheels which is a huge benefit to transitions during a drift.

    The EWS is simple but can only be explained via PM as it's basically a way of shutting off the vehicle's security system completely. Making this public is very frowned upon in the bmw community for obvious reasons. I already know how to bypass this system but someone explained a much easier solution to it.

    Someone mentioned about trailing arm reinforcements which I never took any thought to. Where the arms bolt to the chassis are prone to corrosion and could potentially rip the entire mount from the chassis when under stress. To avoid this, I'll be welding new plates for the arms to bolt to. This should eliminate that problem from ever occuring.

    Subframe reinforcements will come after. I'm still 50/50 on this as they're not really necessary unless you're running big lock and big power. I will only be running big lock, the 2.5 isn't capable of big power unless turbo'd which I'd never do because 1, I'm poor and 2, aluminium 2.5 + boost = rip bottom end. A standard 2.5 is 170bhp, add the m50 manifold, 190bhp, US M3 cams, 220bhp maybe. The mapped ecu probably adds about 15hp.

    Engine mounts have played on my mind for a while. I want strong mounts that will handle the thrashing but don't want sold aluminium mounts due to the vibrations they send through the vehicle. Turns out e34 (5 series) engine mounts are the best for that. Solid hard rubber to eliminate those vibrations.


    That's it for now.
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