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    And we have triple sidedraughts on its way

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    That is going to look sweet in the engine bay and sound amazing with those side drafts

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    Crank breather tube aka the bitch tube version 2,0. An10 fitting welded on there ready to breathe into a oil catch tank

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    So my bitch tube version 2,0 seems to work, i had a sandwich plate lasercut to fit between the block and mount to hold the tube in place and it is very sturdy.

    Also got my long awaited baffle plate from German company "epytec". They wrote "einfache montage" that roughly translate to "easy to install" but as you can see it is not.

    I needed to drill a rivet in the oil pan to remove the original baffle and I had aluminium shards all over. So a extremly thorough cleaning was a must, but in the end it worked.

    Now i just need the gasket Kit to show up and the engine is almost ready

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    Oh crap those pics are way too big ! :( First time in ages i have been in here via computer


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    Ok, seems that google photos can do the job with embedding pics, so iŽll give it a shot. If it works iŽll keep em coming.

    Its been a while and alot has happened to the E21.

    First i had a visit from my brother, so we decided to begin getting the body of the old girl ready for the tracks. First project was to strengthen the nose, i knew from previous that there was quite a bit of rot out there, so making the nose strong but light was a priority.

    First off we removed any part of the front end that was rusty, and as you can see that was pretty much everything. But i wont need it anyways..

    Before surgery..



    After...



    So we welded in a 60 by 60mm crossmember to replace all the old sheetmetal. This part weighs quite a bit, but at least we are getting a lower center of gravity. However the new added tonnage to the car require to lighten any other place possible. So we took of quite a bit more sheet metal



    I bought a cheap dimple dye set some time ago and we put it to good use..



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    Oh nice, Goebbel (Google) Photo works

    So after i had welded in my new hand crafted and dimpled panels everything was covered with some zink primer and a coat of satin black paint.






    Along the way i had to figure out a new way to mount the front panel. This is a bolt on unit and i had just removed well everything it bolts on to. Luckely my Brother came up with a couple of great solutions that effectively makes the frontpanel only attached at 4 points rather than the original 8Žish.



    As i dont need headlamps or indicators anymore the headlamps will be replaced with some aluminium discs with a headlamp sticker on, and the side indicators are just glued to the front grille for cosmetic purposes




    After my brother had gone home again i continued on the old girl by me selfless..

    Having taken the front off and as the headlamps, indicators, horn, etc had i realised that the entire wire harness had to go. It is in absolutely mint nick, and i figure that an uncut and original sunroof / electrical side mirror harness must be worth a buck or two, that it needed to come out of the car. To do this i would have to remove the dashboard and that would also allow me to remove the heater unit as the cars bulkhead needs to be completely closed off for racing due to fire hazzard.

    So it took me a hole day of extremly frustrating work to remove the dash. It was so frustrating that i forgot to take any pictures. So this is what it looked like right after removing the dash..




    Then it hit me.. Rust around the front windshield. Thing is that when i partly renovated the car back in 2013 i new that there was rust here, but i decided to let i be and "fix it later" . Well a good piece of advice to anyone as knackered as i apparently was.. DONT! Just fix it right away cuŽs this shit will only get worse.. And let me show you...

    The first one to pay his regards was Mr Murphy. I had been at it for about 3 minutes when i blew the windscreen..




    I ran into the house and started the computer to see what a new one would set me back. Fortunatly a new and original one even with the green tint is "only" 115Ł but even so, thats a hundred that could have been spent elsewhere

    And then i removed the window rubber and guess what.... Rust, rust rust all the way up the poughkeepsie...











    It almost made me cry , so for comfort i read through RudeŽs Ressurecting the DEAD build thread, but event then this was utter crap...

    The reason is that not only is the apron rusty and shitty, but the inner piece is also heavily corroded. And that may require a new apron which can be bought at ETK for 170€ ...

    So that is the plan for now. Need to find some stuff to sell to pay for this, this was NOT part of the plan. I was under the impression that i my need to weld in a pence or two but this is rot gallore...

    So once again the project is paused on account of me getting some new parts. In the meanwhile iŽll get cracking with the dashboard and steering coloumn..

    Cheers guys


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