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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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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:thumbsup

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

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?
 

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Welcome to the best forum of them all mate:thumbsup

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

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!

:hihi:thumbsup
 

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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....:thumbsup
Awsome work....:cool
 

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cheers for the welcome guys. I've been busy looking at the site, there's some real tidy beemers on here!
 
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