The Alpina Project

The Alpina Project

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Vixpy1

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42,400 posts

219 months

Tuesday 27th October 2009
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Take one written off Alpina Bi Turbo



Add a LHD 525 touring.







The important bit



Work on stripping bits off the Bi Turbo starts next week. smile

Edited by Vixpy1 on Tuesday 27th October 17:04

gj88

1,849 posts

149 months

Tuesday 27th October 2009
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Nice! biggrin

Ranger 6

6,175 posts

204 months

Tuesday 27th October 2009
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Ooo, dirty hands opportunity!! I'd get killed at home, but do you need a hand smile

sniff diesel

13,053 posts

167 months

Tuesday 27th October 2009
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Having just bought a 540i touring I'll be watching this project intently.

What are the figures for a bi-turbo? Don't know anything about them TBH.

Vixpy1

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42,400 posts

219 months

Tuesday 27th October 2009
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sniff diesel said:
Having just bought a 540i touring I'll be watching this project intently.

What are the figures for a bi-turbo? Don't know anything about them TBH.
http://www.fantasycars.com/sedans/HTML/alpina_b10_biturbo_e34.html

sniff diesel

13,053 posts

167 months

Tuesday 27th October 2009
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Vixpy1 said:
sniff diesel said:
Having just bought a 540i touring I'll be watching this project intently.

What are the figures for a bi-turbo? Don't know anything about them TBH.
http://www.fantasycars.com/sedans/HTML/alpina_b10_biturbo_e34.html
Christ, even with 286bhp my touring shifts. With an extra 80bhp and probably less weight this should be epic. Did they ever make any touring versions from the factory or will yours be a first Charlie?

derestrictor

18,764 posts

216 months

Tuesday 27th October 2009
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Chuck, are you going to leave it cosmetically the same with just the nuthouse engine lurking?

S3_Graham

12,830 posts

154 months

Tuesday 27th October 2009
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very nice, i shall look forward to this thread with great intent! how do they compare to say a 3.8 m5 of the same vintage?

Diesel Meister

2,041 posts

156 months

Tuesday 27th October 2009
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This is going to be epic.

Just be sure to install a fire extinguisher (don't ask).

Great Pretender

26,002 posts

169 months

Tuesday 27th October 2009
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derestrictor said:
Chuck, are you going to leave it cosmetically the same with just the nuthouse engine lurking?
I think the Alpina trimings would be entirely appropriate. Otherwise there's no point in fitting what is a notoriously recalcitrant engine when the '520i' effect could be achieved via a debadged 540 with a supercharger. Nein?

Besides, having driven past a rather lonely looking E32 B7 today, I can confirm that the E32/4 Alpinas are thee coolest looking cars ever made yes

sniff diesel

13,053 posts

167 months

Tuesday 27th October 2009
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Great Pretender said:
Besides, having driven past a rather lonely looking E32 B7 today, I can confirm that the E32/4 Alpinas are thee coolest looking cars ever made yes
Coincidently I snapped this one yesterday:


Jeffmaniac

513 posts

154 months

Tuesday 27th October 2009
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Please keep this updated as would really like to see how this turns out.

Vixpy1

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42,400 posts

219 months

Tuesday 27th October 2009
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derestrictor said:
Chuck, are you going to leave it cosmetically the same with just the nuthouse engine lurking?
Its getting a front alpina spoiler, undecided on the stripes. Wanted to put the interior in too but someone swiped it from the car before i bought it.

A S P

537 posts

160 months

Tuesday 27th October 2009
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Often see an E39 Alpina touring on the way home, reckon its the absolute perfect all-rounder. An E34 equiv is the same just cooler! V jealous..

Great Pretender

26,002 posts

169 months

Tuesday 27th October 2009
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sniff diesel said:
Great Pretender said:
Besides, having driven past a rather lonely looking E32 B7 today, I can confirm that the E32/4 Alpinas are thee coolest looking cars ever made yes
Coincidently I snapped this one yesterday:

>sigh<

AyBee

9,082 posts

157 months

Wednesday 28th October 2009
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Why LHD? Just because of the donor? Looks like a cool project either way, keep us updated biggrin

sniff diesel

13,053 posts

167 months

Wednesday 28th October 2009
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AyBee said:
Why LHD? Just because of the donor? Looks like a cool project either way, keep us updated biggrin
I'd imagine there are clearance issues between the steering colulm and turbos/exhaust manifolds that wouldn't fit on a RHD car.

Vixpy1

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42,400 posts

219 months

Wednesday 28th October 2009
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sniff diesel said:
AyBee said:
Why LHD? Just because of the donor? Looks like a cool project either way, keep us updated biggrin
I'd imagine there are clearance issues between the steering colulm and turbos/exhaust manifolds that wouldn't fit on a RHD car.
yes

CraigW

12,248 posts

237 months

Wednesday 28th October 2009
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this is going to be one to watch, good luck mate!

Vixpy1

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42,400 posts

219 months

Wednesday 28th October 2009
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Ranger 6 said:
Ooo, dirty hands opportunity!! I'd get killed at home, but do you need a hand smile
All the work is being done by CPC up in Chorley wood Rich, I'm just paying for it hehe

http://cpcpe.com/index.html