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Re: In Toronto (archive)

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Posted by CFL on January 18, 2001 at 14:06:59:

In Reply to: In Toronto posted by Lee on January 18, 2001 at 11:30:30:


Frank Gray from Toronto races a black E30 M3. A few years ago he had a US S50 engine with ERT supercharger. The supercharger was not strong enough for racing. He then switched to a Euro engine. The job was first done by Motronix (www.motronixmotorsports.com. They could not start the engine, so the car was shipped to Raven. It took some time before they discovered they needed a European programmation to download in the DME, not the US one. It worked. The engine is reliable, it sounds stock and IT IS STOCK.

Used Euro engine sell for around $10k

I saw perhaps the car you're referring to at a Mid-Ohio Club race, maybe not. The one I saw was Canadian, black, it had the 3.2L Euro motor, fiberglass fenders (flared out even further), a diff cooler, big brakes, running 265 width race tires on 18" rims and I'm sure a few more modifications including a very high GT style wing.

The guy I was crewing for with a slightly modified US E36 M3 with a stripped interior was faster.

Acutally there was another Canadian E30 M3 (red) with an identical GT wing to the Euro motored one but this one was powered by a 2.5L S14, he was even faster than the guy I was crewing for. The red E30 M3 was 4th fastest behind two Euro motored
E36 M3s and Charles Stickley's LTW which is probably the fastest BMW club racer in this area of the country.

The red E30 M3 was also on stock brakes with Hawk Blues brake pads. :-)



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