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#61 Phlebmaster

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 08:46 PM

Wow! Even more power capt'n!! I bet that thing flies at warp speed. :-)
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Posted 23 August 2011 - 09:12 PM

Nice M, I'm sure the purists cringe but that's some nice, quality work! :2thumbs:

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 07:08 AM

4 door m's im discovering more and more we did not have :P
sweet swap ... agian ....

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78 ZX l28 HC ISMA widebody (FIA) vintage race toy in progres, e36 Flossmann GTR  M5 v8 In race hard use!, 49 Pontiac streamliner with Jaguar xjr v8 running gear project, 64 El camino 406 SBC T56 part hauler
 

 

 


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Posted 25 August 2011 - 07:01 AM

This is totally awesome Paul! Shoot, I thought I was going to be done modifying cars after my truck, but you are making me want to do this next! Great work!

Ryan~
theres a fine line between good old fashioned fun and total lunacy... unfortunatly its buried beneath 30 feet of snow and we cant remember where it is...

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 10:07 PM

This is totally awesome Paul! Shoot, I thought I was going to be done modifying cars after my truck, but you are making me want to do this next! Great work!

Ryan~


I'm planning to be at the NW-Z meet this Saturday at Forged Performance with the car, if you're serious and gonna be there too, might be able to get you behind the wheel. B)

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 07:18 AM

Gah! I couldn't get the time off of work... I hope you have a good day at the meet!
theres a fine line between good old fashioned fun and total lunacy... unfortunatly its buried beneath 30 feet of snow and we cant remember where it is...

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 05:32 AM

Time for the photo shoot????

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 09:17 AM

Wow! Beautiful! Really turned out nice! Can't wait to see some more footage.

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Posted 23 October 2011 - 05:18 PM

Haven't been around much, time for an update. 
Now 12,000 miles on the LSx conversion, 6900 with 6.0L, no issues, maintaing 25-27 MPG freeway, tons of easy to drive torque, LOVE the car, it is perfect. :2thumbs:

Late Sept, loaded up RTz and Mongo510 in the M and made the trek the Maryhill Hill climb to see Kipperman's newest toy, (viperedls1z), LS2 powered Locost. Great trip guys, thanks for inviting me. 
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The 6.0L power is noticeably more vs the 5.3, the LS6 injectors are hitting 86% duty cycle at 5800 rpm. 
Met a nice chap in an Evo-ix at a stop light just outside of town, he pulled one car length at launch through his 1st gear, my 2nd-3rd we were even, my 4th I pulled, passed, & at 2+ car lengths we backed out. We pulled over and chatted briefly, he revealed his Evo has a turbo upgrade and 3" turbo back exhaust and some tuning, 335 Hp to the wheels, asked what mods the M had, told him bone stock LSx, he asked which one, the look on his face when I said truck 6.0L was priceless. :blink:  Really nice guy, very nice car. 

Side note, recently started another E36 LSx swap for a HBZ member, (it's not RTZ or Mongo), he picked up his 6.0L and tore it down for a moderate build, I'm sure he'll start a build thread at some point. :biggrin:

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 09:54 AM

Hello Paul. Are you still doing business in head work for Z cars? I have referred someone your way on this forum, who then said that they couldn't reach you, and sent you a PM about my own project, but no reply. If you're busy with other work, please say so. If you have recommendations for other places to go, that would be great also.

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 07:59 AM

My apologies for delayed replies to PM's, not on the forums often lately, last year saw a bit of change in family, all else takes a back seat. Caught up on work that was in progress, only taking on one project I agreed to some time back, (local HBZ member LSx BMW conversion that is just starting). I am not taking on any other work at the moment.

LSx M3 update. 20,000 miles on the conversion and loving it. The conversion itself has been flawless. 
Mods planned in the near future, to install my LS6 intake, the Euro cluster that has been collecting dust on the shelf, adding V-bands just ahead of the OE muffler to swap it out for pipes to hear that Spintech on those weekends wanting to play, and replace the rear suspension/diff carrier bushings. Still researching what I want to tighten up or leave rubber, don't want to add any NVH. 

Willl be sharing the custom mild 6.0L build of the other conversion in progress.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 06:50 PM

My apologies for delayed replies to PM's, not on the forums often lately, last year saw a bit of change in family, all else takes a back seat. Caught up on work that was in progress, only taking on one project I agreed to some time back, (local HBZ member LSx BMW conversion that is just starting). I am not taking on any other work at the moment.

LSx M3 update. 20,000 miles on the conversion and loving it. The conversion itself has been flawless. 
Mods planned in the near future, to install my LS6 intake, the Euro cluster that has been collecting dust on the shelf, adding V-bands just ahead of the OE muffler to swap it out for pipes to hear that Spintech on those weekends wanting to play, and replace the rear suspension/diff carrier bushings. Still researching what I want to tighten up or leave rubber, don't want to add any NVH. 

Willl be sharing the custom mild 6.0L build of the other conversion in progress.


This is good news!!
Thanks, Aaron
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Posted 29 March 2012 - 07:26 PM

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what is that?
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Posted 29 March 2012 - 07:40 PM

^^^
Mongo's custom rear suspension. When his car rolled over he threw some pics up somewhere on this site.
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Posted 30 March 2012 - 01:05 PM

what is that?

It is awesome!

MONGO was the first I've seen to do a bellcrank setup in an S30, and I just noticed that Mark Rolston has his own iteration as well.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 03:22 PM

Couple updates, car is doing fantastic, just over 31,500 miles on the conversion and its been flawless. Daily driven over the past year and half, through the freezing winter here in the Pacific Northwest, trip through the desert mid summer in 107+ degrees, car has been awesome. Only issues that cropped up have been the relay for the back up lights and reverse lock out went bad, cheapo polyurethane Lollipops cracked out replaced with nice solid BMW rubber versions, had a fuel line ahead of the fuel filter swell and leak, have a feeling when I purchased the EFI hose I was given some non EFI rated hose so all hoses have been replaced with known EFI hose just in case and the original 5.3 had oil pressure issues from the start up, knew it wouldn’t last long, was replaced with the addition of 700 more CC’s late July last year. Currently the trans is starting to howl a bit, will rebuild it before it goes into the next project, moving on to a BMW 5 series to install my 6.0L and T56 once I remove it from the M3, (will continue to drive it till someone buys it the chassis sans engine and trans), 
 
Couple months back finally finished up the speaker box for the single 12” sub. 1.25 cubic feet volume, built so the spare can be retrieved without having to remove the box and being a ski-pass rear seat, took the time to seal the box to the ski pass. That alone made a noticeable difference in the quality and quantity of sound from the sub.
 
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