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      02-18-2014, 03:38 PM   #1
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E46 M3 + S62 race/track build

I didn't think my E46 M3 race/track car had the power and sound that it deserved so bought a S62 to shoe horn into the car! And yes we are going to do this and it will happen. I won't say it will be easy but we have all the parts and pieces bought and figured out. The engine should be mocked up in the car later this week.

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I want to give a big thank you to Eddie Nakato of A R Auto Service / Adrenaline Racing as the co-owner and builder of the car. I always felt very fortune to drive this car even with the S54 but now....Wow it should be great.

Custom engine mounts
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Motec M800 We got a killer deal on a used unit that had all the features we wanted unlocked. Retail new would have been $9500.
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We will leave the engine stockish with refresh of rod bearings and bolts.

Here is a picture of the S62 as it came off the truck (We had snow so a little messy). The second picture is of the engine stripped down a bit.
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      02-18-2014, 03:43 PM   #3
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      02-18-2014, 03:44 PM   #4
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Here is the car it will go in:
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op..i know when you say you are going to do someting...you do it!!!! so im looking forward to this!!!!!
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      02-18-2014, 04:14 PM   #7
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Congrats greg, have been following the evolution of this car since day one. Which wasn't that long ago for so many rebuilds!
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Annnndddd.... sub'd.

Can you please do as big of a write up as possible. I love threads like. That E46 looks so mean.
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      02-18-2014, 04:40 PM   #9
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Thanks for the little back and forth to help push me over the edge! If you don't know Billy has driven the Grand Am Rolex GT M3 which has a S62 in it.
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I have a quote from Bill Auberlen regarding the e46 GTR (I hope he doesnt mind) "probably one of the best GT cars ever. Way ahead of its time"
That did it for me....I had to do it!
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Awesome! On the west coast too - hope to see it in person. Take good notes and share your learnings, this is something I'm interested in doing in the future
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Awesome! On the west coast too - hope to see it in person. Take good notes and share your learnings, this is something I'm interested in doing in the future
We plan to be down to Thunderhill and Miller this year. Love T-hill and can't wait to drive the new and full 5 mile course when it is complete!
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Beautiful, can't wait to see it completed!

What class do you plan on running the car in?
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I'm in Portland. When will it be operational and at PIR? Dying to see it running.

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I'm in Portland. When will it be operational and at PIR? Dying to see it running.
Best case would be 1-2 months.
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Here is the car it will go in:
And here's the last picture of me in front of you. Ever!
The arms race just ran out Greg. Congrats!
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i might have one in the pits of me ahead of him!
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Beautiful, can't wait to see it completed!

What class do you plan on running the car in?
NASA GTS-4 and TT2. It will also be driven in the SCCA Rose Cup race at PIR June 13-15. Both Eddie Nakato and I will be driving at different times.
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And here's the last picture of me in front of you. Ever!
The arms race just ran out Greg. Congrats!
Honestly I hope your new gearing and continued weight reduction keep you in contact as we had a great time playing cat and mouse this past year!
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I made a little edit to the original post thanking the builder and adding some details about the build.

Heres a picture of the very expensive Motec M800. It retails for ~$9500 with the features unlocked. We found it used for a fraction of that.
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