This is the car mentioned . From what I remember he had opted for KW Variant 2 dampers , roll cage , late E34 M5 floating discs and calipers up front , roll cage etc etc .We recently saw one parked up at the Ring car park, it was fully stripped out, carbon bits here and there, I haven't a clue what the spec was but perhaps if the owner is on here he may share some of his knowledge?
Andy, as I understand it, the 3.8 manifold, cats & exhaust are works of art from the factory - they are hideously expensive high-flowing cats and removing them doesn't liberate anything except some more sound.I would be interested in any details on race / semi-race exhaust systems (non-cat) and uprated bushes.
Andy, I've just seen that you're based in Sheffield. I used to live there until recently when I moved back to Scotland. I have some friends down there that might possibly have some useful contacts for sourcing parts etc. they are mainly Integrale nuts but you never know, they may be able to help. Even if not, I would love to see the car next time I am visiting Sheff!Nebpor - not too bothered about the sound (yeah right!) but I assumed I could liberate a few nags by removing the cats? Also cats are just one more expense when I visit the scenery and bash them up! I was planning to leave manifolds as standard at this stage.
On paper whilst its a heavy car compared to my likely competition the power advantage should help. I'm up against E30 M3's / RX7 / Lotus Sunbeams / Rover SD1's / E36 M3's / Merc Cosworths / 3dr & Sapphire Cosworths etc.
It'll be fun. The building of the car is the best bit
Cool, you know where I'm coming from then, involvement behind the wheel at an astonishing level for a road car. I have occassionaly considered selling mine for something like an Exige or a Caterham, but I really don't think I'll let it go as it is a good 'un.Thanks Evoman - I had a lovely Integrale Evo I which I reluctantly sold a couple of years ago to finance the racing. Great cars and I've been mulling over getting another one or maybe an E30 M3.
I bought it in Italy, caned it back over the Alps and had some great times with it. Should never had sold it but that's often the case isn't it?
If you have any contacts locally here in Sheffield that would be great. I spend a lot of time & money with the guys at Quarry Motors who are great too.
Next time you're coming to Sheffield let me know. I have endless 'pipedream projects' on the go.....I might one day even finish my E30 320 Cab racecar...
same car i believe with some RK'sThis is the car mentioned . From what I remember he had opted for KW Variant 2 dampers , roll cage , late E34 M5 floating discs and calipers up front , roll cage etc etc .
I also remember a guy from Bury St Edmunds that was racing an E34 M5 in the Kumho championship last year advertising his car for sale fairly recently and he would be a wonderful contact if you could locate him .
Best wishes with the project and keep us in touch !