Thursday, March 31, 2011

Jack's E36 pictures

Here's some pics from Jack's E36 swap:

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

E30 arrived, 5.0 bought

I ended up buying Tommy's shell of an E30. Ironically, Tommy was one of the first guys to try out the E30 engine mounts. He decided to go back to his Miata project instead of the E30. He stripped it down to almost nothing. No drivetrain, interior, sound deadening, nothing! It's so light, thee men can pick up the rear end and move it. So I have to re-assemble it, but its kinda neat because I will add back the bare essentials to keep the weight low, but have it driveable. It came with Corbeau seat brackets, cool 16" Miata wheels, rear plastic bumper, boxes of parts, a pair of my motor mounts, prototype trans mount, and a one-of-a-kind steering wheel. :)

I also found a whole 1997 Mountaineer 5.0 with a bad transmission for $500. Why an Explorer 5.0 instead of a Mustang 5.0? 3 reasons:

1. Shorter front accessories should fit better in the E30 (1.75" shorter, I believe)
2. GT40P heads kick ass
3. Explorer intake and throttle body kick ass

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