I'm new to this forum and thought I would share my project and a bit of back round. My name is Glenn and I am 20 years old. I have always been into racing as dad use to be a rally navigator so he always took me different hill climbs, street sprints and rallies. In 2009 a bought a 1990 BMW E30 318is after writing my first car (an Integra) off. Something that always happens to p-platers. I wanted to have a go at hillclimbs as they seemed like a really easy way to get started. So I sent my entry off for mt Cootha hillclimb. Obviously I couldn't race in a standard car so I bought a set of coilovers (up for sale), a set of Xxr wheels and a rpm race harness. Shortly before my first event my clutch shit itself so I went out and bought a lightweight single mass flywheel and heavy duty clutch. After coming 3rd in class and having a ball I decided I wanted to get a bit more serious. So out went most of the interior, got a full exhaust and a 4.11 LSD. After this I did Noosa hillclimb and mt cotton. I concentrated on making the car handle really well, so I added so thicker m3 sway bars and took all the extra weight out (a/c, carpet, etc). I also got a fixed back seat as the standard seats are flatted than boards. After doing a few more events at Noosa and mt cotton I decided I wanted to get more power. The original plan was to stroke out the m42 to 2.1L, than I saw a 2.5 m3 motor come up for sale over in the states. I deal was really good. Full 2.5L Evo bottom end, full head work, 284/276 cams and alpha n carbon airbox. It also came with clutch, gearbox and driveshaft, basically everything you need for the conversion. The original plan was to put the motor in the current car, but after a few to many scratches I decided to get a new car. Its still an e30 just an 84 model which means I move into to classic rules in improved production. Anyway here are the specs for the new and old car and some photos.
1990 BMW 318is.
Full stainless steel exhaust, custom headers
BC racing coilovers, 8kg front, 10kg rear
Xxr 15x8” 0 offset
Toyo R888 225/50 R15
rpm 4 point harness
4.11 big case LSD
AASCO Motorsport 9lbs flywheel
Excedy heavy duty clutch
2.5L Evo bottom end, VAC motorsport stage 2 head. 284/274 cams, 38mm throttle bodies, carbon fiber airbox, alpha-n piggy back ecu, mushimoto radiator
Sachs heavy duty clutch, euro dogleg close ratio gearbox, DTM shifter, 4.11 big case LSD.
Full weld in roll cage, custom flared guards, ground control coilovers, willwood big brake kit, all new suspension bushes, lots of other shit I can't remember.