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darkbuddha
darkbuddha HalfDork
4/7/17 2:05 p.m.

This will be my first challenge (hopefully!)... my sum total work towards making that true so far is that I've bought and dragged these home:

Abandoned XR4TI Project album

mck1117
mck1117 New Reader
4/7/17 4:59 p.m.

Is it okay that Wreck Racing will be a bit late to the aristocrat class?

Related: Does anybody want to buy a BMW M20B27?

Ranger50
Ranger50 UltimaDork
4/7/17 5:55 p.m.

Mine still sits in the same spot as I haven't had help or time to move it out of the weeds. SMWBO keeps finding other trivial things to do, so the project never moves.

Once spring break for the kiddos is out of the way though..... There isn't a reason to not have this thing done fast, only after I find/build a C4 trans.

patgizz
patgizz UltimaDork
4/7/17 6:43 p.m.

Ups man dropped off some goodies today while i was working

itsarebuild
itsarebuild Dork
4/7/17 9:19 p.m.

In reply to mck1117:

Um....maybe... what's the condition and year?

mck1117
mck1117 New Reader
4/7/17 11:02 p.m.

In reply to itsarebuild:

1986 528e. In rather good condition, acquired for challenge budget because it's in title purgatory.

Edit: Let me put it this way, it's the nicest starting car Wreck Racing has ever laid our hands on. Fires on the first crank.

It has the lethargic eta motor now, but will have no fewer than 8 cylinders and as many as two turbos in the future.

QuasiMofo
QuasiMofo MegaDork
4/8/17 5:19 a.m.
mck1117 wrote: In reply to itsarebuild: 1986 528e. In rather good condition, acquired for challenge budget because it's in title purgatory. Edit: Let me put it this way, it's the nicest starting car Wreck Racing has ever laid our hands on. Fires on the first crank. It has the lethargic eta motor now, but will have no fewer than 8 cylinders and as many as two turbos in the future.

I read "no fewer than 8 and no more than two as "we are putting a transverse VR6 engine up front and an Audi 5 cylinder turbo engine out back but using the turbo to feed the VR6 engine just because someone said we can't"

I may have had too much coffee this morning.

patgizz
patgizz UltimaDork
4/8/17 7:10 a.m.
QuasiMofo wrote:
mck1117 wrote: In reply to itsarebuild: 1986 528e. In rather good condition, acquired for challenge budget because it's in title purgatory. Edit: Let me put it this way, it's the nicest starting car Wreck Racing has ever laid our hands on. Fires on the first crank. It has the lethargic eta motor now, but will have no fewer than 8 cylinders and as many as two turbos in the future.

I read "no fewer than 8 and no more than two as "we are putting a transverse VR6 engine up front and an Audi 5 cylinder turbo engine out back but using the turbo to feed the VR6 engine just because someone said we can't"

I may have had too much coffee this morning.

"And maybe we can make it so the motor in the back doesn't keep trying to liberate itself from the car"

QuasiMofo
QuasiMofo MegaDork
4/8/17 6:52 p.m.

NRG FRP301 seat marked, sat in and "vroom vroom" sounds made.

itsarebuild
itsarebuild Dork
4/8/17 7:04 p.m.

In reply to mck1117:

Is it the 4750 redline car of the 6800 rpm redline. If it's the later I'm interested.

mck1117
mck1117 New Reader
4/8/17 10:09 p.m.
patgizz wrote:
QuasiMofo wrote:
mck1117 wrote: In reply to itsarebuild: 1986 528e. In rather good condition, acquired for challenge budget because it's in title purgatory. Edit: Let me put it this way, it's the nicest starting car Wreck Racing has ever laid our hands on. Fires on the first crank. It has the lethargic eta motor now, but will have no fewer than 8 cylinders and as many as two turbos in the future.

I read "no fewer than 8 and no more than two as "we are putting a transverse VR6 engine up front and an Audi 5 cylinder turbo engine out back but using the turbo to feed the VR6 engine just because someone said we can't"

I may have had too much coffee this morning.

"And maybe we can make it so the motor in the back doesn't keep trying to liberate itself from the car"

Hey, we've mostly fixed that problem. The problem in $2016 was that the suspension wanted to liberate itself from the car. That's now fixed too.

mck1117
mck1117 New Reader
4/8/17 10:17 p.m.

In reply to itsarebuild:

It's the 4750 redline car. However, it's a 2.7 instead of a 2.0/2.3/2.5, so a head swap from an M20B25 gets you a larger displacement, lower compression engine that's great for boost.

QuasiMofo
QuasiMofo MegaDork
4/9/17 7:46 a.m.

In reply to mck1117:

Pat, you will notice the hottubber never acknowledged the twin engine 11 cylinder turbo. Looks like I'm on to something.

itsarebuild
itsarebuild Dork
4/9/17 1:40 p.m.

In reply to mck1117:

Unfortunately it was the head I was looking for :(. The one you have is darn near bomb proof though. My 86 325 has it now and it just keeps taking it on heavy track duty.

mck1117
mck1117 New Reader
4/9/17 2:17 p.m.

In reply to QuasiMofo:

Well, there is this...

GTXVette
GTXVette HalfDork
4/9/17 4:31 p.m.

In reply to mck1117: friend, I have no clue what those numbers mean talking about your Particular engine But that head May get you Lower Compression But DID NOT change it from a 2.7L

QuasiMofo
QuasiMofo MegaDork
4/9/17 5:02 p.m.

I think he meant using the other head on the 2.7 block reduces the compression and if you are using it to replace a 2.5 you get more displacement

GTXVette
GTXVette HalfDork
4/9/17 5:24 p.m.

well if you replace a 2.5 with a 2.7 yeah you get a larger engine. but not by replacing a head, bore x bore x stroke x number of cylinders x.7854= engine size in Cu.In. then convert to CC's. I should have read it more liberaly. sorry

mck1117
mck1117 New Reader
4/9/17 9:13 p.m.

Correct. The 2.5 and 2.7 both have around 9:1 compression stock. However, if you put a 2.5 head on a 2.7 block, it becomes around 8:1. The eta pistons have a bit of dish in them, while the i pistons are relatively flat. This is why the CR is reduced with an i head on an eta (2.7) block.

maschinenbau
maschinenbau HalfDork
4/10/17 12:50 p.m.

In reply to mck1117:

Why are there no Wreck Racers hanging around this forum? I want to stalk your progress.

GTXVette
GTXVette HalfDork
4/10/17 1:57 p.m.

Even though I Hung out there in the dorms and campus in the 60's and 70's I can't get a return Call Either,and I reached out more than once.

spin_out
spin_out HalfDork
4/11/17 8:44 a.m.

Darkbuddha, I think I saw the rare Competition Shell. Oooo.

darkbuddha
darkbuddha HalfDork
4/11/17 8:56 a.m.
spin_out wrote: Darkbuddha, I think I saw the rare Competition Shell. Oooo.

Indeed, the shell has no sunroof. Combine that with the fact that it needs a windsheild ($$$), and it's just begging to become a race car of some sort... Lemons or Chumpcar maybe. That would be kinda a shame given how relatively straight and rust free it is though, so I may try to bring it back to road duty.

QuasiMofo
QuasiMofo MegaDork
4/11/17 9:10 a.m.

In reply to darkbuddha:

If you ever decide that it needs a new home and hasn't been wadded up on the outside let me know.

My dream is of a RX8 suspended XR4Ti Comp Coupe with a T56 shifted twin turbo 4.8 LS engine.

wheels777
wheels777 SuperDork
5/2/17 2:15 p.m.

170 Days until the Main Event.

I am glad we pulled the plug early on the original '17 build and plan to bring it in '18. We have made little progress on the current project to be completed for this year. Hope to be making some good progress after 5/28. But, I do have to admit I am getting stoked.

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