SIDE DRAFT SIX

1977 BMW 630csi: H&B
Archive for May, 2013

velocity stacks

after sending in my measurements these showed up about a week later. would've like longer ones but these were the longest i could fit and still use a filter elements. they look so mean, i cant wait to hear it.

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Painting the Fender Rails

after attending the vintage this past week it made me want to tidy up a bit. decided to go ahead and dress up the fender rails. i used http://www.automotivetouchup.com  for a ready to spray can, came out great !

Memorial Day 2013

.to the lost.

mem

ITB : Sidedraft

been installing the throttle bodies over the last few days, i went with a TWM induction systems setup. little disappointed with fit issues needed to be addressed considering price point. a good bit of filing and some additional machining was needed.

after install i recorded data for the stacks based on clearances and have them on order.

below are some of the fit issues:

     contact with tstat housing / hardware clearance.

saddle paint

this past week i was to the point i felt safe enough and far enough along to paint the radiator saddle.

little helpers

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motor shot

shot of the engine, using this for mapping out the EMS placement. and this is likely the last shot before the sidedraft install.

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air dam installed

got the air dam back from paint.looks badass!

oil cooler and filter

got a remote mount adapter from the power plant. running inline peterson oil filter with mocal tstat. along with an earls cooler.

accessories all mounted up.

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battery

a free redtop. added me some fancy terminals too.

Battery_term,

wrong valve cover…………….

pics speak volumes.

motor in!

big step, the down hill race to cranking has started.

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engine on the way in.

goingin

headers!

got these from Paul Ladue in California

headertest

ladue

longblock

had the powerplant do my long assembly.

i painted her cummins beige.

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headwork

some porting porn. (b35 head : 90 casting)

alternator

the original was far gone.. all new.

radiator saddle

the saddle was looking rough. primed

gold

after pulling the motor and accessories i por-15'd the engine bay and gave it the royal treatment.

freshened up the pulleys

yea thats pontiac blue.

pulleys

power steering pump

didnt have any luck buying a rebuilt unit so i rebuilt this on myself.

resurfaced flywheel

flywheel

balancer

in order to run EMS i converted to a toothed 60-2 balancer.

balancer