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Old 18-11-2017, 01:04 PM
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Originally Posted by petecossie View Post
Yes as Martin said Dave is the mainstay in organising the pitch for the forum. We have a lot to thank him for in putting all this effort in. Hopefully we can get a few more along to next years event.
Dave if you need any help just let us know, all being well next year I’ll do the full 3 days and get there earlier on the Friday.

thanks Pete, would be good to see the V8 Coupe at Silverstone
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Old 01-12-2017, 07:16 PM
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Quick update......

Went to the paint shop today and it's looking good! He's done a nice job and I'm pleased. I'll get some photos when it's properly back together.

Most of the engine components are ordered and are arriving gradually in dribs and drabs. Next week is the start of the build of the LS3 that's been sat waiting patiently on a pallet for a year!

The Stroker Kit!....Eagle Speciality rotating assembly. Forged crank, rods and pistons along with everything required. This will take capacity from stock 6.2L to around 6.9L

CNC Ported Heads........I scored a pair of unused GM Performance CNC heads for the right money so it was rude not to buy them!

Valvetrain upgrades.....Comp cam, springs, bolts and pushrods. (Yes that's right, pushrods! None of this DOHC nonsense ) I've gone for mild, not wild.......This is about low to mid, not peak numbers!

Intake.....I treated myself to a FAST intake, mainly because I wanted a cool look under the bonnet! It will give gains but I've come over all tarty about the under bonnet look! The coils will get moved and the valvetrain covers will be billet to complete the neat look!

Ancillaries.......I sold all my mine with the LS1 so I treated the LS3 to all new pumps, pulleys, starter, alternator etc. All gaskets, bolts, sensors etc are all now landed too, so Dyno Torque can work the magic!

Gearbox.....A brand new Tremec TR-6060 is on the way which will be a huge improvement on the old skool feeling T56 I was used to.

It's feeling like Christmas!

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Old 01-12-2017, 07:47 PM
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We have to see this at Silverstone!!!
Pete C

2000 Z3M Coupe - Cosmos black/black interior.

Previous BMWs

2003 E46 M3 6 speed manual - Carbon Black/black
2000 Z3M Coupe - Cosmos Black/black interior
1986 M635
1985 E28 M5
1983 E28 528i Alpina

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Old 29-12-2017, 07:03 PM
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Nice project
greets Michi

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Old 12-01-2018, 10:42 PM
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Engine is now stripped and getting rebuilt........

Forged Mahle pistons, with added Tom Foolery!

.......and stroked!

Lube it up and pop it right in there......

Some CNC'd PRC goodness.......

That's not a valve.........That's a valve!

Baffled sump......

On lifting the bonnet, these should upset a few BMW purists!

.........and ready to go in!

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