’87 E30M3 the”RUVITO Project”


Vito’s well campaigned e30M3 has been Sold to ME!…..The story sofar!

The day has come! ……Yes after only 6 Seasons of thrashing, “For the love of God” from a “One Season” Motor, Vito has bit the bullet and gone for the big Donk upgrade! …Yes that is Aussie talk for “Large Motor”, way back when he started with the s14 campaign, after hoping out of his 300hp M6 was the understated comment  needs “More Power”, well the stock 2.3 s14 200bhp got upgrades starting with a chip, to going full-on Alpha-N system with factory group-A slide block intake manifold and carbon fibre airbox, onwards to a nice Orange 2.5ltr with Wisco pistons ,284/276 deg’ schrick cams and 50/50 stainless factory Evo Extractors to a single thin-wall 3″ system, this is only the power side of Vito’s E30m3 quest ,well with sponsorship, that’s my problem ….as he will tell you!

Beginning 4/2014-  The strip and clean after machining, we had to relieve the inner walls of the block to let the con-rods pass by, the 2.7 crank has a very large throw! next we polished the internal surfaces to let the oil all flow down to the sump without hanging around to impede the airflow  around the crank and rods(less drag!) … painting of the requested “Orange” is as was the last couple of engines, then the final clean reading for assembling of crank and mains stud kit!

Update 6-2014- After completing the crank assembly with stud kit etc, Vito found he required a second head so not to pull his 2.5 motor apart and stop any Motorsport he might want to do, another S14 motor has purchased from us to modify!! this will get the big valves, larger cams and a full porting to DTM spec’ onto the 2.7!!!!…Now to strip the 2.3 for the head!

Update 11/12-2015- Bottom end done now waiting on Vito to supply special parts for the DTM head!…ok Head off to Neil at “the Motor Shop” to machine ready for reassembling!!

Update 7/2016 - S14 head is back from Guru Neil after new valve seats, guides and machining, parts are now in from Vito…….Time is slipping away to build it, will shut shop over xmas and do it for the Big Fella!!

Update 12/2016- Head re-cleaned and New Eibach Valve springs, Supertech Oversized S38 Valves in Black fitted, front cover to block cleaned and fitted with new chains/guides and cap screws! New Oil pump fitted after modifying to suit studded main caps and oil pressure boost! Head is now on block after torqueing down 4 steps to finish at 100Nm…….Stop the build now to the rest of the parts arrive from the old motor (cambox/cams, intake and exhaust manifolds, winged sump!)

Update 6/7-2018- Back into the Mighty S14 motor build, Camshafts and buckets in ,valve shims adjusted onto to dial in the big Schrick Cams!! week4 – intake 5mm lift and Exhaust 4.8mm @TDC done!! , fit Vernier cam wheels camchain and rotate to check all is correct! now seal motor both ends, DTM sump and Orange cam cover!

Sunday 29/7/18- Finito

Saturday 25/8/2018- …….It’s in!!

Update 25/9/2019……After Negotiation……VITO.. SOLD THE E30M3 ….TO ME!!!, After I was about to buy back the Red e30M3 I rebuilt many times that ended up in QLD….

What is going to happen to this Monster E30M3 ? …..Well Vito and I will go through with sort/tune the New s14b27 Motor with Alpha-N , then do an Event with it together, then maybe a few more Events!!!…..I will think about where to go from there, many options ,but really like the share event option with Vito!!

Update 1/2020-  Appropriately RENAMED the “RUVITO”  This takes into account, the built by Rubin for Vito that was then SOLD to Rubin then being friends for a long time, will be Raced by Both!…..Hopefully will make a move to the shop from storage this month

Update 2&3/2020- Sitting looking good ,in the showroom…..awaiting its time!

Update 4/2020- Time has arrived to look over all the gear , make a plan to get this back on the track!………First to remove Vito’s “Fatboy” seats and replace with my Sparco “M”ones. – Done!

Update 11/2020- After selling the JPS tribute e30m3,time can now be spent on getting this up and running! Slideblock injection manifold and set up now on, as is the externals like alternator, belt and wiring harness ,etc, New Blue silicon hoses bought and going on!

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