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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by klipseracer Click here to enlarge
    Awesome! So now what?
    There's still more done...just need to find the time to post.
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    Wastegate pipe done:

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    I haven’t mentioned this before here, but ATP makes these really nice V-Band flanges with a little lip on the inside:

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    The turbo outlet has a recess that it locks into:

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    With a normal V-band flange, it can move around a little bit making the how the downpipe sits variable on each installation. With the ATP flange, the downpipe sits perfectly on the turbo outlet every time, making fabrication consistent for things to line up. It’s a detail, but one that I appreciate.

    Lining up the transmission for installation onto the engine:

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    Installing new flex-plate bolts into the torque converter:

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    Ready to install in the car:

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    The top transmission cooler line has been fastened before installation due to a clearance issue.

    Engine into the car: (Finally!)

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    The transmission oil cooler outlet fitting in the transmission tunnel:

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    You can poke a finger behind it into the insulation, but there’s not enough space to mount the fitting after the transmission is installed in the car.

    So that’s where we are now: Engine/Trans in the car, and all the fuel line, nitrous, and meth plumbing is done.
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    Simply amazing! I just don't have any words to describe what you do. I wish I could pay you to build the perfect engine for me Click here to enlarge.

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    So whats the thought process on making more room?
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by PEI330Ci Click here to enlarge
    It doesn’t look like much
    I somewhat disagree, looks beautiful.

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    Those last three updates are epic.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by PEI330Ci Click here to enlarge
    Wastegate pipe done:

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    http://www.benzboost.com/images/impo...242cd6f8-1.jpg

    http://www.benzboost.com/images/impo...08a08c27-1.jpg

    Trial fitment in the car:

    http://www.benzboost.com/images/impo...de8a1234-1.jpg
    Engine out of the car:

    http://www.benzboost.com/images/impo...5f7c7745-1.jpg

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    I haven’t mentioned this before here, but ATP makes these really nice V-Band flanges with a little lip on the inside:

    http://www.benzboost.com/images/impo...240f3ec9-1.jpg

    The turbo outlet has a recess that it locks into:

    http://www.benzboost.com/images/impo...d97f6cd1-1.jpg

    With a normal V-band flange, it can move around a little bit making the how the downpipe sits variable on each installation. With the ATP flange, the downpipe sits perfectly on the turbo outlet every time, making fabrication consistent for things to line up. It’s a detail, but one that I appreciate.

    Lining up the transmission for installation onto the engine:

    http://www.benzboost.com/images/impo...e6d1bb5a-1.jpg

    Installing new flex-plate bolts into the torque converter:

    http://www.benzboost.com/images/impo...a34e197e-1.jpg

    Ready to install in the car:

    http://www.benzboost.com/images/impo...bdf69bf1-1.jpg

    The top transmission cooler line has been fastened before installation due to a clearance issue.

    Engine into the car: (Finally!)

    http://www.benzboost.com/images/impo...a644cfb8-1.jpg

    The transmission oil cooler outlet fitting in the transmission tunnel:

    http://www.benzboost.com/images/impo...f68a1b6f-1.jpg

    You can poke a finger behind it into the insulation, but there’s not enough space to mount the fitting after the transmission is installed in the car.

    So that’s where we are now: Engine/Trans in the car, and all the fuel line, nitrous, and meth plumbing is done.
    I hope people are watching this closely. Man... Click here to enlarge

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by klipseracer Click here to enlarge
    So whats the thought process on making more room?
    More space for the wastegate?

    Under the car you could rotate the WG body to the side, but you'd only gain about 1" of clearance at the cost of flow.

    The other alternative is to move the WG above the turbo manifold next to the valve cover, but then you bring more heat into the engine compartment and I'm uncertain on the affects of flow. (The exhaust flow would have to take a extra 75 degree turn)

    Looking at it another way, there is a 60 degree turn down at the manifold, a 45 degree under the car, and a 45 degree into the down pipe. I would term this 150 degrees in flow direction change the absolute perfect flow path with this manifold. Then you have to add a WG to the system.

    My current WG path looks like this: 60+15+30+90+45+30=270 degrees

    Clocking the WG sideways: 60+15+75+90+45+45+30=360 degrees

    Installing the WG above the manifold: 90+90+75+15+45+30=345 degrees

    I'm going to stick with the current configuration until after the car is up and running and meets my initial objectives. Then I'll probably be revisiting a number of areas to evaluate alternatives.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by PEI330Ci Click here to enlarge
    More space for the wastegate?

    Under the car you could rotate the WG body to the side, but you'd only gain about 1" of clearance at the cost of flow.

    The other alternative is to move the WG above the turbo manifold next to the valve cover, but then you bring more heat into the engine compartment and I'm uncertain on the affects of flow. (The exhaust flow would have to take a extra 75 degree turn)

    Looking at it another way, there is a 60 degree turn down at the manifold, a 45 degree under the car, and a 45 degree into the down pipe. I would term this 150 degrees in flow direction change the absolute perfect flow path with this manifold. Then you have to add a WG to the system.

    My current WG path looks like this: 60+15+30+90+45+30=270 degrees

    Clocking the WG sideways: 60+15+75+90+45+45+30=360 degrees

    Installing the WG above the manifold: 90+90+75+15+45+30=345 degrees

    I'm going to stick with the current configuration until after the car is up and running and meets my initial objectives. Then I'll probably be revisiting a number of areas to evaluate alternatives.
    How about a screamer pipe?
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by klipseracer Click here to enlarge
    How about a screamer pipe?
    That completely defeats the aim of the car, which is to be quiet and also something that my wife would drive. (Or simply ride in for that matter)

    I've got a full size catalytic converter, then an 18" muffler, then a 22" muffler to keep the racket down. Heck, even the cat is V-banded in case I want to run without it, and I've got an 8" muffler to fit in it's place.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    I somewhat disagree, looks beautiful.
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    Those last three updates are epic.
    Thank you!

    I'm simply grateful for the time to be able to do something I enjoy so much.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by beeeeem3r Click here to enlarge
    Simply amazing! I just don't have any words to describe what you do. I wish I could pay you to build the perfect engine for me Click here to enlarge.
    Thank you!

    What's stopping you from building your ultimate engine?
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    Really impressed! Click here to enlarge First class work!

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by PEI330Ci Click here to enlarge
    That completely defeats the aim of the car, which is to be quiet and also something that my wife would drive. (Or simply ride in for that matter)

    I've got a full size catalytic converter, then an 18" muffler, then a 22" muffler to keep the racket down. Heck, even the cat is V-banded in case I want to run without it, and I've got an 8" muffler to fit in it's place.
    Understandable, I'm not a screamer pipe person myself either, was just thinking of an easier option for you that is viable.
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    Thanks Adam - looking like you are making some serious progress in the last week! Congrats! Can see what you mean about the AN fittings and clearance on the tranny cooling, but it looks nice and neat and snug! Look forward to seeing your 2 new Setrab heat exchangers all fitted up.... Hope the missus appreciates this grocery cart.... ;-) B

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by klipseracer Click here to enlarge
    Understandable, I'm not a screamer pipe person myself either, was just thinking of an easier option for you that is viable.
    I completely understand, the thought crossed my mind constantly.

    If I was to do this again, I would build my own tubular manifold with the WG up top. The time and expense I've put into porting/coating the TT manifold, and fabricating the WG pipe has probably been more expensive.

    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by brendan_select Click here to enlarge
    Thanks Adam - looking like you are making some serious progress in the last week! Congrats! Can see what you mean about the AN fittings and clearance on the tranny cooling, but it looks nice and neat and snug! Look forward to seeing your 2 new Setrab heat exchangers all fitted up.... Hope the missus appreciates this grocery cart.... ;-) B
    Thanks Brendan, enjoy the F1!
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    So I dragged the struts/front wheel hubs from the 330Ci out of storage. Specs are pretty nice:

    - Moton 2 way dampers
    - Brembo 4 piston calipers w/2 piece rotors
    - Bullet-nose wheel studs
    - Bimmerworld Brake duct plates

    Of course, this stuff was on the 330Ci when it burned to the ground, so it's all pretty much toast. (Literally)

    But I did find something interesting: The Brake duct plates I've just now discovered are stainless steel. For some reason I thought they were just normal steel and painted. The welds are really nice as well.

    So if anyone is looking to upgrade their brake cooling, I suggest the Bimmerworld plates. (I'm going to transfer these over to the 330i I think)

    The other thing I was looking at was rebuilding the Brembo brake system. I'm still mulling this over, as it may be an obstacle if I decide to go with small rear brakes to accommodate 15" drag wheels. (It would throw the bias off)
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by PEI330Ci Click here to enlarge
    So I dragged the struts/front wheel hubs from the 330Ci out of storage. Specs are pretty nice:
    What was the reason for going to the effort to hang onto everything? Weren't quite ready yet at the time to judge what was salvageable?

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    Adam, the whole Project looks very clean and well planned. Is there a specific reason for the use of cast manifold? Will you be able to control gear shift times, transmission pressures? I wonder what the M54 B30 cylinder head flow values are and would love to compare the M3 head vs.M54 head, stock and ported.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by jbfrancis3 Click here to enlarge
    What was the reason for going to the effort to hang onto everything? Weren't quite ready yet at the time to judge what was salvageable?
    I just never had the time to sort through it all. Every now and again I dig something out and deal with it.

    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Twinturbom3 Click here to enlarge
    Adam, the whole Project looks very clean and well planned. Is there a specific reason for the use of cast manifold? Will you be able to control gear shift times, transmission pressures? I wonder what the M54 B30 cylinder head flow values are and would love to compare the M3 head vs.M54 head, stock and ported.
    Mert,

    Initially the project aim was to mildly upgrade the Technique Tuning kit with a new turbo. Then things kind of progressed a bit over time, and here we are. For my modest power goals, I think the TT manifold will be fine.

    The S54 is a much better head than the M54 from a peak flow perspective. If I could swap them on the M54 block, I probably would have a while ago, but they don't interchange. For a mild street car, the smaller M54 ports, and dual stage intake manifold actually give really good torque down low. For some, this is more desirable than the midrange and top-end advantage of the S54 head. I actually know of people that prefer driving a turbo M54B30 over a turbo S54B32 with similar power.

    Here's the data that I have:

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    Adam, this is a good data. Will you be able to control shift times and pressures of the BMW transmission?
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Twinturbom3 Click here to enlarge
    Adam, this is a good data. Will you be able to control shift times and pressures of the BMW transmission?
    Yes, I will eventually have complete control of the transmission, and link it to the engine control. Upshifts will have a torque cut, and downshifts will have an allowable throttle blip.

    To start with I'm going to run the OEM transmission control and stick a logging device on the outputs to model what it's actually doing.
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    I would LOVE to have a throttle blip! So much fun.... For the benefit of the forum can you remind / update us on your latest plans for the stand alone tranny controller... What are the complexities and dilemas in getting such a system to work - seems like a fairly genius set-up! Good on you for pushing the project and doing something different! B

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by brendan_select Click here to enlarge
    I would LOVE to have a throttle blip! So much fun.... For the benefit of the forum can you remind / update us on your latest plans for the stand alone tranny controller... What are the complexities and dilemas in getting such a system to work - seems like a fairly genius set-up! Good on you for pushing the project and doing something different! B
    Powertrain Control Systems makes a transmission controller that can run the ZF 5HP19 transmission as a complete stand-alone solution.

    Syvecs currently can do both the throttle blip, and shift cut, as well as a couple of other ECUs....

    Motec and AEM are advertising a new "tuner" package that may allow the end user to build a transmission control strategy...still waiting on this functionality to be released to assess feasibility.

    The complexities are controlling the 3 shift solenoids and 4 pressure control valves in the ZF transmission in a way that gives smooth shifts at all power levels.
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    I'm not happy with the position of the WG, so I'm going to re-do the pipe again.

    This will be the 3rd time doing it, but I'm afraid I'm going to rip the WG off driving around the way it is. (It hangs pretty low)

    Ordering supplies, will start on it again when I find the time.
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