Ali's E30 C2 Touring Replica Project

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Post by E24man » Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:24 am

It's an absolutely lovely E30 and very special indeed with that engine Ali, but...
ali wrote: Yes lachs silver
Might keep it that colour and go with dark blue Alpina stripes.
Quick does not describe it.
Pushing 340 bhp in something weighing not a lot makes for terrifying acceleration, The S38B36 lump really comes alive 5-7.5k rpm and the car will eat most modern cars alive without even thinking about it.
Where areas permit its 80-130 mph is incredible for a 30 yo car with a 30 yo engine
Great fun and puts a smile on my face every time I go out
It's very well documented that very few S38B38 engines make their claimed 340bhp unless they are in very good shape with a recent service and accurate tappet set up, and while most S38B36 engines should be making very close to their claimed figure of 315bhp that warm air filter set-up won't be helping it very much.
ali wrote:Great fun and puts a smile on my face every time I go out
This is the important bit though :D

I don't know if you aware but Hartge did put the very same engine into E30's and called it the H36-24 if my memory serves me correctly.
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Post by Metrics » Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:56 am

Ali, with all that power, how are the brakes?
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Post by ali » Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:51 am

Engine was freshly rebuilt 1k miles before I got it
Bespoke manifolds and exhaust made for it to clear the steering and make it all fit in the E30 shell
Tappets etc were all done. Chap that built the engine had a dyno print at 334 bhp and 280 lb ft How accurate that is I'm not sure.
Brake wise is stock at the moment.
I was going to go 5 stud as had front struts and hubs from my old E36 M3 Evo but that would mean running 17" wheels to clear the brakes which would be too big for an E30. People run it but handles terribly.
Sticking with the Alpina 16" wheels but may try and source a set of 4 pot VW Corrado G60 calipers as apparently is an easy modification to get them to fit

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Post by Metrics » Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:03 am

Lovely. Agree with you on 16" wheels - stick with, they're perfect.

None of the Corrado range had 4 pots. If you need a bigger disc and pad then the G60 option might be enough (280mm discs but not 4 pot), but I think you're better off trying for some Porsche Boxster Brembos - you should be able to find a set up that works with the 16s.
2012 Alpina D5 BiTurbo No. 13
2002 Alpina B10 V8S No. 60
1993 Mercedes 190E 2.6 Sportline spec
2005 Audi TT 225
1991 Mk1 Golf GTI Sportline cabriolet
1983 Mk1 Golf GTI

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