1984 BMW 318i

Started on Jan. 11 by loki

Ride Rating

7

1984 BMW 318i - 1.8l EFI l4 ,108k miles, 5 speed manual gearbox, rwd, 25-30mpg, maybe 60hp, bavauto coils drop 1.5" front and 2" rear, koni shocks, blacked out stock 14" bottlecap wheels, e28 mtech2 wing, tucked bumpers, blacked out front grill, blacked out tail and sidemarker lights, power windows, power mirrors, two-way manual sunroof. Car was bought locally at Tom Bush BMW 1/84. Complete maint records since new.

Bought it for $700, previous owner thought the car had a blown head gasket (but was actually a bad freeze plug), pulled the head, cylinder walls still had good crosshatching, threw new head/intakemanifold/exhaustmanifold gaskets on, new plugs/wires, new rotor, coolant flush, oil change. Runs like a champ. Depowered the stock rack and love it, removed the "needs to be recharged r12a" a/c. Removed condenser and fabbed brackets to keep the aux electric fan (on a switch),

plans: LQ9, ported ls6 intake manifold, ported ls6 heads, ls6 cam, longtubes, built 4l80e tranny w/ 3000rpm stall, 9" ford liveaxle rear reinforced front and rear sway bars e36 steering rack with 5mm spacers diamond racing 14x8 or 15x9 (or maybe some 15x8 sportmaxx 002) w/ nitto nt555s relocate battery to trunk

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