This 1987 BMW e30M3 has a history in Perth, Brought in for Kush B-M then traded to me for the LHD e30 325i with S14, then sold to Bruce E and traded back to me for a project RHD e30M3, this is a standard car in Boring standard Spec’….well it is but the basic upgrades -Chip, intake porting and 50/50mm extractors! Having taken this back with cracked windscreen and multiple dents and scratches has sat in the showroom!
This car is NOT FOR SALE, it is the last one I will own, Now they are a lot of money compared to early 2000′s when I was involved in the importation of 12, converted 4 to RHD and most went over East! ….Back then where a $20k car ,today….$70k PLUS!!!
The New Look?…. Yes I have been a fan of the “JPS BMW Racing Team” headed by Sir Frank Gardiner and his drivers like Gentleman Jim Richards, so having most of the original JPS (e30 323i) badge-work and for my own pleasure, will do a road going version of the racing cars, 3peice rims in Gold along with the traditional gold stripe, length ways down the m3 and badge’s on the ‘C’ Pillar and steering wheel, But No “Wankie” JPS Wreath stickers on the door or numbers either! …just a my subtle tribute to a Racing icon team!
Upgrading?….Yes I have to “upspec” to factory type Evo e30M3 no doubt! a 2.5 Evo’ motor will do for the street, this is 48mm throttle bodies, s38b38 larger intake valves and ported head , BMW Motorsport new valve springs and 276schrick intake camshaft ,Evo intake camshaft moves to the exhaust side, the block being built already has Wisco Pistons, Factory Evo’ 2.5 Crank and Aftermarket “H” Beam Connecting Rods with ARP 2000 bolts, ARP Head Stud Kit used, as I do on all Performance Engines !
Update 6 to 12/2015- A very slow build of the motor has happened, the end of the year (2015) the 2.5ltr Evo’ bottom end is built!
Update 7/2016- Sold the Standard 2.3 S14 motor reading for the 2.5 Evo’ motor!!
Update 8/2016- Motor out reading for the 2.5!, Found the e30 has developed the normal cracking around the engine mount on the front cross-member….AKG parts on there way to fix…….they are here already….lets weld!!!!
Update 9/2016- While awaiting my 1990 Evo’-2 head to come back from Neil……thought I’d get into other bits, the windscreen got a chip that turned into a crack, Shannon’s Insurance are fantastic! Replacing with a “Original” BMW screen like it had, unfortunately this is a 29 year old car and has a couple of rust spots hiding behind the screen! so after that is repaired they will return and fit!
Update 10/2016 - S14 Evo’ head back from Neil and sitting on the bench to I get ….time!!!
Update 12/2016- (Xmas Break) S14 Evo Head has been assembled with larger Factory valves (S38) ,New Motorsport v/springs, etc , with New Original BMW Motorsport cylinder head gasket, bolted and torqued down to the block on ARP HSK!…… along with a New set of 50/50 Extractors!
Update 4/2017- Very little has happened lately to this beautiful m3 due to work/projects needing the attention, but this month the cambox, the spare Schrick 276 cam and the Evo-2 (inlet) cam to exhaust side now, is in and done, also the Evo Sport 48mm throtlebodies! a 4.10LSD with BMW’s “M Coupe” Finned rear cover now ready to swap which removes the standard 3.25LSD!…New “Evo” injectors and a Quick spray of GOLD to the Rocker Cover, now dry will wiz up the protruding cast alloy parts that say BMW Motorsport!