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    .... my main concern, since my E30 is my DD is that things are reliable ....
    Das Beast is definitely not my daily driver any more. :devil: Was for a while ...

    "And then we broke the car. Again." Mark Donohue, "The Unfair Advantage"

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      Indeed, but you are doing some awesome work with Das Beast.
      Estoguy
      1986 BMW 325, Alpenweiss ~ "Elsa"

      Need a photographer, come visit my site: http://estoguy.wix.com/unique-perspectives

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        My very first post here an boy I have to say GREAT JOB!
        Its funny cause I just bought a 1986 325e 2 weeks ago, its white just like yours and it poped up like yours as my wife was telling me she misses the old days when I used to get home from work and start breaking apart a car haha!
        I am still in the window tint removing steps lol
        :coolphoto:

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          Originally posted by Manny View Post
          My very first post here an boy I have to say GREAT JOB!
          Its funny cause I just bought a 1986 325e 2 weeks ago, its white just like yours and it poped up like yours as my wife was telling me she misses the old days when I used to get home from work and start breaking apart a car haha!
          I am still in the window tint removing steps lol
          :coolphoto:
          Hey Manny... welcome to the alpenweiss E30 club... I got a similar '86! Have fun!
          Estoguy
          1986 BMW 325, Alpenweiss ~ "Elsa"

          Need a photographer, come visit my site: http://estoguy.wix.com/unique-perspectives

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            Engine at machine shop. Will have updates next week.
            "And then we broke the car. Again." Mark Donohue, "The Unfair Advantage"

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              Its the end of the "next week" ... we're waiting
              Simon
              Current Cars:
              -1986 BMW 325e & 1968 Datsun Roadster 2000
              Previous Car Count : 21 ... and climbing...

              Make R3V Great Again -2020

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                Slow going on the engine. Can't rush my machinist since he's the best guy in town. ;-) He actually found we needed new valve guides, so those are on order. Valves and valve seats are re-ground, piston skirts shaved, head decked, bores honed. Head checked out straight. Will get some pics when I go over there.

                Big box of parts coming from Ireland Engineering this week: adjustable cam gear, HD rocker arms, ARP head studs, MLS head gasket, oil pan baffle and crank scraper.

                Gotta Zen Out while everything comes together. :devil:
                "And then we broke the car. Again." Mark Donohue, "The Unfair Advantage"

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                  He didn't actually do your valve seats if me guides are on order :)
                  Deck Lid and soft top Shocks on hand

                  Seat shocks on hand for immediate shipment
                  https://www.r3vlimited.com/board/sho...86#post4944786
                  Alice the Time Capsule
                  http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=360504
                  87 Zinno Cabrio barn find 98k and still smells like a barn. Build thread http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/show...20#post3455220

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                    My machinist is like Quantum Mechanics. "Was Done", "Will Be Done" and "Am Doing" all exist simultaneously and superimposed until you actually see the work. :devil:
                    "And then we broke the car. Again." Mark Donohue, "The Unfair Advantage"

                    Das Beast build thread

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                      Important distinction to be aware of lol
                      Deck Lid and soft top Shocks on hand

                      Seat shocks on hand for immediate shipment
                      https://www.r3vlimited.com/board/sho...86#post4944786
                      Alice the Time Capsule
                      http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=360504
                      87 Zinno Cabrio barn find 98k and still smells like a barn. Build thread http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/show...20#post3455220

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                        Insane thread! Subscribed. Can't wait to see more.
                        1991 325i - "Scambles" The Daily Driven lightly modded.
                        1988 Mazda RX-7 TII "Mako" The Free Dorito
                        bacon by Jared Laabs, on Flickr

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                          Valve guide blues

                          This is a valve guide for those who've never seen one. I hadn't before this adventure. :devil:



                          They are supposed to be 13 mm OD standard diameter. I figured this was the first replacement so I ordered the 13.05 mm "1st replacement".

                          Machinist calls me today after removing the old valve guides. They are 13.22 mm. WTF? My head has apparently had a couple of valve jobs in its life. Re-ordered 13.25 mm guides from Pelican.

                          Ugh. Paying $50 overnight shipping for $50 valve guides sucks but at least the machining gets done this week.
                          "And then we broke the car. Again." Mark Donohue, "The Unfair Advantage"

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                            if the guides aren't snug they ream the head and go to the next oversize. I've replaced 2 sets and not had to do that but my machinist always knocks one out to check before ordering...but you've figure that out, haven't you :)
                            Deck Lid and soft top Shocks on hand

                            Seat shocks on hand for immediate shipment
                            https://www.r3vlimited.com/board/sho...86#post4944786
                            Alice the Time Capsule
                            http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=360504
                            87 Zinno Cabrio barn find 98k and still smells like a barn. Build thread http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/show...20#post3455220

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                              Just found your build, great work!

                              I'm needing some help with this wonderful wiring harness... can you post how you made it so simple?

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                                Will be glad to share the wiring harness build guide. We're just getting into engine re-assembly now, so may be a couple of week. On the plus side I'm sure it's what you will need.
                                "And then we broke the car. Again." Mark Donohue, "The Unfair Advantage"

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