Daniel Coopers M2 Evo Sport

Coop organised a group buy for carbon fibre bonnets and boot lids (which I had to get to myself) - new pics please Coop.



-1973 BMW 2002 tii (Vin. # 2764282)
-2002 ’02 Fest West Winner: “The 2002 You Would Most Like to Own”
-September 1998 Roundel Cover Story
-April 2003 European Car Magazine feature article
-Exterior: Baltic Blau Metallic (Glasurit OEM 54-Line with urethane clear)
-Interior: Tan/Beige
-Early Euro bumpers
-European flat front turn signals
-Rolled front fender lips/shaved rears
-Wheels: HRE Model 535 2-Piece: F 6.5X15”/R 7X15”
-Tires: Bridgestone RE 730 195/50/ZR15 F; 205/50/ZR15 R

1. Stroker Engine Conversion/Transmission – Mountain Auto Sport Racing
-2.5 Liter S14 sourced from 1991 E30 M3
-Dyno Results:
∑ 267hp, flywheel hp, 239 rear wheel hp, at 7400 rpms
∑ 210 ft/lbs torque at 4000 rpms
-Extensive headwork
-Evolution III valves
-MASR spec cams
-Evolution III Injectors
-Carbon fiber air box (weighs less than 2lbs)
-2-piece, Jet-Hot coated, stainless Gruppe A rallye header
-MASR custom 3” stainless exhaust w/2 stainless Borla mufflers
-M3 oil cooler w/braided lines
-Custom Baffled M3 oil pan
-Close-ratio 5-speed from Euro 323i
-MASR short-shift kit
-GSP/Magnecore ignition wire kit with anodized bracket
-SAMCO Silicone cooling hose kit
Mountain Auto Sport
Proprietor: Kermit Upton III
Address: 27 Main Street, Ludlow, VT 05149
Phone: 802-228-4835

2. Mass Air Flow Meter Conversion – Split Second Performance

-Lap-Top programmable for fuel/air tuning
-12 hp gain, enhanced torque, throttle response & drivability
-Installation drops 7lbs by eliminating OEM vane-type air flow meter
-LED interior display alerts driver of rich/lean conditions
Split Second Performance
-Proprietor: Mark Amarandos
-Address: 1949 East Deere Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92075
Telephone: 949-863-1359

3. Big Bore Throttle Bodies/Air Horns – VAC Motorsports

-Conversion of stock 46mm throttle bodies/air horns, bored to 48mm
-Custom machined 48mm throttle plates
-Extensive port and polish to both the throttle bodies and air horns
VAC Motorsports
Proprietor: Tony Salloum
Address: 2515 Snyder Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19145
Telephone: 215 462-4666

4. Clutch/Flywheel - Turner Motorsport
-Turner Motorsport 8lb aluminum flywheel
-Sachs heavy duty clutch from Turner Motor Sport
Turner Motorsport
Proprietor: Will Turner
Address: 207 Elm Street
Amesbury, MA 01913
Phone: 978-388-7769

5. Brakes – KVR Performance
-AP Racing Billet 4-piston equal bore calipers
-2-piece cross-drilled, vented rotors W/anodized aluminum hats
-KVR racing pads
-Stainless braided lines
-AP Racing brake fluid
-Euro BMW 323i Big Drum conversion
KVR Performance
Proprietor: Terry Gosse
Address: 1294 Algoma Rd, Ottawa, Ontario
Phone: 1 (800) 636 0854

6. Suspension – Ireland Engineering
-Custom valved Bilstein coilovers F & R with threaded adjusters
-Spring rates: 250lbs Front/200lbs Rear
-Fully adjustable Anodized billet camber plates w/spherical bearings
-Ireland sway bars (22/22mm) with heim-jointed aluminum end links
-Urethane bushings throughout
-Extensively gusseted sub-frame and trailing arms
-One-off aluminum front strut tower brace tying into engine w/valve cover bracket/rubber bushing. The solution makes the engine a stressed member and greatly reduces engine vibration/mount fatigue/exhaust movement
Ireland Engineering
-Proprietors: Jeff Ireland, Jeremy Chandler
-Address: 2088-A Central Avenue, Duarte, California. 91010
-Phone: (626) 359-7674

7. Roll Cage – Hamlin Fabrication
-Fully welded 1 3/4 " custom steel cage
-Built to SCCA Specs
-Ties into body at A & B pillars, rocker sills, firewall, shock towers
-Cross bar mounted behind dash; scalloped to clear defroster vents
-Incorporates rear shock tower support system/battery holder
-Super sleek/unobtrusive against interior/-Added only 100lbs
Hamlin Fabrication
-Proprietor: Roger Hamlin
-Address: 29355 (#G29) Arnold Drive, Sonoma, CA
-Phone: 707 935-6825

8. Interior – Acker Leather Works
-Custom upholstered dash, modified to clear roll cage
-Custom upholstered center console
-Recaro SRD seats in tan/beige “Monza” cloth
-Momo combination shift knob/boot system
-Momo Competition steering wheel
-Rear interior carpeted using OEM wool carpeting
-Custom ABS “hair-cell” rear deck panel
-Lightweight soundproofing throughout
-Custom Anodized Aluminum gauge panel w/VDO gauges for Water temp., oil temp, oil pressure, Voltmeter
-Moon Racing 1lb Halon fire extinguisher, mounted to roll cage
Acker Leather Works
-Proprietor: Dan Acker
-Address: 1641 Jackson Street, SF, CA 94109
-Telephone: 415 931-1288

9. Differential/Final Drive – Ireland Engineering
-Quaiffe Torque sensing Limited Slip unit
-3:64 final-drive
-Summers Brothers 4030 aircraft-grade billet steel stub axles

10. Early Euro Bumpers – 2002 AD
- Pre-1970 units
-Repaired and re-chromed
2002 AD
Proprietor: Jim Compeau
Address: 1066 Tuxford Street, Sun Valley, CA 91352
Telephone: 1-800-4-2002-AD

11. Wheels – HRE

-Front: 6 X 15; Rear: 6 X 15
-Custom off-set
-535 Model forged alloy
-Super strong/light: Only 14lbs each
Contact: John Wallace
Address: 2453 Cades Way, Bldg. A, Vista, CA 92083
Tel: 760.598.1960

12. Custom Aluminum Radiator - Ron Davis Racing

-Lowered water temps approx. 15 degrees F.
-Unique construction featuring single large core
Ron Davis Racing
7334 North 108th Avenue, Glendale, Arizona 85307
Tel: 623-877-5000

13. Tuner and Technician: JP Cadoux of A-1 Imports Autoworks

A-1 Imports Autoworks
Proprietor: J.P. Cadoux
Address: 1575 Francisco Blvd E
San Rafael, CA 94901
Telephone: (415) 256-1949

JP Cadoux at A-1 Imports is the only person that I will let near my car these days. He’s super-talented, extremely meticulous and is the most fair and honest technician I’ve met. I would recommend him to anyone who values these qualities in a mechanic…

14. Planned for Future:
-AP Racing Rear Disc Conversion from KVR Performance
-Seek financial/mental aid


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