’87 BMW M3 2.7 (FORIQUE)


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

So 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(not much)……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 …NOW being Named the “FORIQUE” (said as – foreek) Derived from Forte/Sadique , with such a history behind this Mighty E30M3 it couldn’t be named anything else!! So Vito and I will go through with sorting/tune the New S14b27 Motor with Alpha-N , then go do an Event with it together, then maybe a few more Events!!!…..I will think about where to go from there, many options ,but I really like the share event option with Vito!!

Update 1,2&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!

Update 12/2020- This month it should make noise! but this time of year is a mad house! just a couple of tidy ups and check overs, New Odyssey battery we should be done….make mountings for Factory DTM CF Airbox to Slideblock Throtlebody then fit factory alloy Oil catch can come Breather return box…..Start the 2.7 Monster!!! YES …She Growls! , next is an Alpha-N tune-by Vito, just alittle look as it has gone up 200cc and had 307/296 deg’ Schrick cams fitted and dialled in…other than that… its STOCK!

Update 1&2/2021- Bought some more goodies…those DTM 4 into 1′s will go on with my 3″ exhaust system from “Uber”, then the final tuning!!

Update Mid- February 2021- Put on hold due to Ferrari parts arriving. as I only have one day a week to do my personal cars…the Ferrari has to get done and out of the shop first!!

Update 5/2021- Preparation for the ” Albany ” weekend, its this way again….. Yes out of storage !….a Vito tune of Alpha-N to Pump fuel and then regular prep for an Event , New tyres , New Gel battery and then to fabricate a better rear exhaust mount, do Oils and filters then wire up sump plugs and oil filter to VSCC regulations…..Oops found a bad surprise, the Ireland Engineering “Green” e30 rear crossmember bushes have turn to dust!…a quick change to AKG Reds!!…New Seatbelts and Fire Extinguisher due to age requirement ready for VSCC Scrutineering(22/5/21)…DONE it PASSED!





Update 6/2021- A quick look over after Albany, nothing wrong ,all as it should be! …just need to change that DTM short shifter! …the Mighty Beast came 3rd outright and first  Tintop!

Update 7/2021- A change in look, off with the unique orange flag design and onto a traditional look of “M-Stripes”





Update 9/2021- Time to get the Beast ready for the “Port Denison Sprint”  Must change the DTM short shift to Groupe-A or even dare I say “Street” upgraded shifter…., Fit in-car Camera ….check hoses, fluids, tyre pressures etc..

Update 3/2022- After riding over the water barrier at Port Denison Sprint last September, the mighty M3 was parked awaiting my trusted Repairer of 25years plus…Until Now! 6months later … Just dropped of M3 to my new body guy…..Tony at “Joondalup Smash Repairs” in Wangara for the RHF guard repair and painting of new front bumper…No more waiting!


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