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    Hi guys,

    My name is Nas, im from the Leeds area.

    I was googling for some information about tuning up my car, I stumbled across this forum and thought I would register. I will have to get used to the posting rules but im sure I will over time.

    Ok your more than likely wondering what my e21 is about? Well I bought it from some retired guy in Sheffield about a year and a half ago. This is my first BMW that I have properly owned (but driven many over the years)

    It was in lovely original condition and it had very low mileage. I didnt like it much.

    It didnt stop very well, handling was rubbish, and suffered a complete lack of grip and generally held all the traffic up as the 1.8 was reallly slow.

    I decided that this must change, I wanted power, handling and brakes but wanted to keep it looking how it came.

    here is a load of pics of various stages, I hope you guys like, please post comments good or bad / or your suggestions.

    This is how I got it.







    rear disk conversion / gaz coilovers / rims / painting bits up / wilwood brakes











    rear camber plates



    heres how it looked for a while.



    this summer i decided to fir an m50b25. this was a lot of work, but i did it all myself and its 100% reliable, i even have powersteering now! it loks straight forward but believe me it isnt.







    quaife LSD made by kevin birds (hartge main dealer) £££££££!!!!



    modified oil pan (due to the engine angle) and pickup tube,



    engine in



    modified mk1 escort cosworth rad



    madrel bent custom exhaust



    I have been driving this car with the engine swap for a few months, its now very fast and handles like it is on rails, the LSD is a lot of fun too.

    dont get me wrong - I dont drive like a chav but I easily beat a mondeo st220even though i gave him a good head start, and even kept with a 2005 530d on the motorway! I still have to do the cams and sme software but dont think i will do more power as the car is a nice cruiser as well and I dont want to ruin how its also pretty economical.

    hope you guys like.
     
     

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    Hey Nas, welcome to the forum. Been ages since i've seen one of them. Looks alot better with the single headlights

    Get a project thread going
     
     

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    DAMN!!! Love the car!!!! I want one!!!

    GREAT CAR mate and Welcome to the forum NAS!!!!! Good to have you onboard!


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    Welcome to the best forum of them all mate

    Love the car and fair play to you for giving the old shark the power it deserves

    Am i right in thinking no e21s had power windows? Now theres a wee challenge for ya

    Did you add the main beam lights as well?
    Last edited by watty17; 09-01-2011 at 08:37.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by watty17 View Post
    Welcome to the best forum of them all mate

    Love the car and fair play to you for giving the old shark the power it deserves

    Am i right in thinking no e21s had power windows? Now theres a wee challenge for ya

    Did you add the main beam lights as well?, or did you have to get rid of them for the engine?
    Watty put your tongue back in!

     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by shamM3 View Post
    Watty put your tongue back in!

    Rabbit!rabbit!rabbit!rabbit!
     
     

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    Hi Nas,Welcome to Bimmerforums.co.uk........


    Very nice car
     
     

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    Welcome to the forum mate. Very nice car, I think its your thread I have seen on retro rides as well....
    Awsome work....
     
     

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    That is great buddy welcome to the forum love the e21 you've done agreat job with it!
    to fast to live
    to young to die

    click hear for extreme bbw punishment......
     
     

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