Holy Grail Labs - M30B35 Intake Manifold Bracket

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test5 wrote: Nov 28, 2022 10:02 AM Count me in for the next run. :cool:
Pre-ordered. :cool:
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The prototype fits perfectly. The production run will commence immediately. Lead time is likely a few weeks.

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cek wrote: Dec 30, 2022 12:52 PM The prototype fits perfectly. The production run will commence immediately. Lead time is likely a few weeks.

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Update on these, the first batch should arrive this week
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First batch arrived, all existing orders will ship tomorrow or Monday!
We have a few left of the first batch and have a second batch in production.
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Took delivery of the piece yesterday - VERY nice looking. Now all I have to figure out is how to take that M8 bolt out from the engine mount, it feels like someone went to town when they tightened it!

Thanks to Charlie K and the Holy Grail Labs, this really is the Lord's work.
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Mine arrived today. Well made quality piece. Thank you cek / Holy Grails.
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Foonfer wrote: Feb 02, 2023 11:01 PM Took delivery of the piece yesterday - VERY nice looking. Now all I have to figure out is how to take that M8 bolt out from the engine mount, it feels like someone went to town when they tightened it!

Thanks to Charlie K and the Holy Grail Labs, this really is the Lord's work.
Follow-up: Finally was able to take the M8 bolt out, with the help of a piece of pipe to increase leverage on my ratchet wrench. After that, the bracket went in with little effort.

The only challenge was to mount back the "fuel tank breather valve" or "evaporative purge valve" (part 13901726705, #1 on here: https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showpa ... Id=13_0189). Turns out that in my M30B35 conversion, the evaporative purge valve was hung from one of the M8 threaded rods at the bottom of the intake manifold (no idea as to where is its stock location in a native M30B35 setup). When I installed the Holy Grail bracket, I realized that the steel tab that holds the evap purge valve (part 13901717023, #3 on that same diagram) had a bit too much "meat" around the mounting hole (some 1/4" all around) and was conflicting with the downward swoop of the HG bracket. I thought of crafting some tab extension to install the evap purge valve in a different configuration but there wasn't a ton of give, and I didn't want to mess around with hoses and such, plus the harness connection for the valve was right there. So I opted to go to town on the steel tab with a Dremel cutter, and trimmed it down to a neat 1/8" around the hole. 10 minute job to make it very nice and even (not as nice as the HG bracket, alas), and it was all resolved.

to quote Col. John "Hannibal" Smith - "I LOVE IT WHEN A PLAN COMES TOGETHER!"
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Sorry for bringing back this old thread but I have a question. If I install a B35 intake manifold on a B34 engine/head, would this support work?
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jimoreno wrote: Nov 25, 2023 8:45 PM Sorry for bringing back this old thread but I have a question. If I install a B35 intake manifold on a B34 engine/head, would this support work?
Yes, it will.
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cek wrote: Nov 29, 2023 10:20 AM
jimoreno wrote: Nov 25, 2023 8:45 PM Sorry for bringing back this old thread but I have a question. If I install a B35 intake manifold on a B34 engine/head, would this support work?
Yes, it will.
So I just installed the B35 intake manifold yesterday and this does not work at all for using a B35 manifold on a B34 engine block and mounts. Picture link below:
https://imgur.com/gallery/r8xZ2WG
It's about an inch too short. I'll reach out to Angry Ass about a return.
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Jim,

Saw your post, please check your PMs. We have you taken care of.

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jimoreno wrote: Apr 22, 2024 1:22 PM
cek wrote: Nov 29, 2023 10:20 AM

Yes, it will.
So I just installed the B35 intake manifold yesterday and this does not work at all for using a B35 manifold on a B34 engine block and mounts. Picture link below:
https://imgur.com/gallery/r8xZ2WG
It's about an inch too short. I'll reach out to Angry Ass about a return.
Rats. Really sorry to hear about this Jim. IIRC there are different B34 blocks, but I didn't realize they had different bosses for the mounts. My car, that I designed this bracket around, has a B34 block. As Nate mentioned between HGL and Angry Ass we'll make it right for you.
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Thanks guys for reaching out to me. I'll bring your mount and the B35 support and we can talk about what's required make it work.
Before I install the B34 support I'll take some measurements but it's not an easy area to reach when you don't have a lift as the car currently it's got the front wheels on ramps. I'll see what I can do.
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Update: Not sure what I was doing the other day but I put the bracket back on to take some pictures and measurements for the Angry Ass guys and what do you know, it fits!
Kudos to the team for reaching out to me and trying to resolve the issue which was non-existant.
https://i.imgur.com/VmVcQ0c.jpg
After looking at the 1st picture I think my mistake was that I tightened the nuts without putting the engine mount bolt in it so they pulled bracket all the way back. It's the only theory so far!
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Thanks for the update Jim. We stand by everything we sell. We are putting our own hands on this, and with HGL we will make sure this is the best designed product for the community.

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Still making these? Sign me up!
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dimian wrote: Jul 14, 2024 8:17 AM Still making these? Sign me up!
Yup we still have these, available here.
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Awesome! Just made an order!
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