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  • alpinewhite318i
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    Oh I just purchased some a/c compressor parts from him, he shipped it out quickly!

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  • CurrusDei
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    First off - WOW what is this new hotness on r3vís redesign? Looks awesome!

    On this:

    Originally posted by alpinewhite318i View Post
    Yes I finally received the newer style compressor bracket via special order Germany. I have been hearing a lot of bad things bad using it, doesn't sound promising! Where did you sent out your compressor to be rebuilt? I might just end up using the old one, it still works but it's loud and causing vibrations!
    The new style bracket is trash. I hate to say it but it is. It would need extensive fab work to make it solid. I used a gentleman named Jay Stratton from California - he is very straightforward and hones. Would highly recommend. Hereís his site: http://bigcoupe.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=28245

    The carís fender is finally fixed (will upload pics shortly). It is getting clear bra on the hood and new fender, ceramic on the glass, a couple other goodies, then should be home this week

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  • alpinewhite318i
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    Yes I finally received the newer style compressor bracket via special order Germany. I have been hearing a lot of bad things bad using it, doesn't sound promising! Where did you sent out your compressor to be rebuilt? I might just end up using the old one, it still works but it's loud and causing vibrations!

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  • CurrusDei
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    Originally posted by jhaurimn View Post
    Hard to believe its been 5 years, I remember when you picked this up. Things sure escalated from your initial plans, and in the best way.

    Enjoy the car man, you deserve it. Thank you for documenting everything so beautifully. It will come in handy for many people in the future.
    Thanks brother. You going to be at the Vintage next year?

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  • CurrusDei
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    Originally posted by alpinewhite318i View Post
    Which a/c compressor were you trying to install with the newer style bracket? I just ordered one so I can install a later style Seiko compressor from an 91 325i. This bracket also fits the M10B18 block for 84 318i.
    I hate to say it but don’t bother with that new style compressor bracket. Even if you can get the AC lines to line up (which is a job) the top mount is too flimsy. When you tighten the belt down, it shifts the compressor pulley slightly out of alignment and starts to shred the belt. Hard to believe this is actually a BMW part

    I finally gave up on it and have gone back to the original AC compressor, which i sent off to be rebuilt (just got it back). Will share more info on that shortly.

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  • jhaurimn
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    Hard to believe its been 5 years, I remember when you picked this up. Things sure escalated from your initial plans, and in the best way.

    Enjoy the car man, you deserve it. Thank you for documenting everything so beautifully. It will come in handy for many people in the future.

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  • alpinewhite318i
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    Which a/c compressor were you trying to install with the newer style bracket? I just ordered one so I can install a later style Seiko compressor from an 91 325i. This bracket also fits the M10B18 block for 84 318i.

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  • Alaska Ted
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    Ditto

    Originally posted by AC_Schnitzel View Post
    Congratulations. Iím so happy for you. This has been the best build thread on any Internet forum Iíve ever read.

    What are your plans for the car now?
    Hands down the best!

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  • AC_Schnitzel
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    Congratulations. Iím so happy for you. This has been the best build thread on any Internet forum Iíve ever read.

    What are your plans for the car now?

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  • TimeMachinE30
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    Nice work. Proper vanity tag.

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  • CurrusDei
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    Originally posted by nrubenstein View Post
    FYI, the reason why the airbag and non-airbag switches are different is not wiring, but the steering wheel position. You'll find that airbag switch is kind of tight to the wheel.
    Interesting. Thanks for the info. I'll check it out

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  • nrubenstein
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    FYI, the reason why the airbag and non-airbag switches are different is not wiring, but the steering wheel position. You'll find that airbag switch is kind of tight to the wheel.

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  • CurrusDei
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    Originally posted by 0-60Motorsports View Post
    Beautifully put together and done my friend. Where did you get the steering wheel from? Would love to get one.

    Thanks again for posting that link for the headlights.
    Thank you. I have seen some people still getting MTech 2 wheels from BMW, but mine has been re-wrapped in high quality leather. I got it on eBay - you have to be careful to look at the photos in detail and ask questions to make sure you're getting a good quality job. In my case, the leather on the wheel perfectly matches the GAHH leather seats.

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  • 0-60Motorsports
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    Beautifully put together and done my friend. Where did you get the steering wheel from? Would love to get one.

    Thanks again for posting that link for the headlights.

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  • CurrusDei
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    Then I decided if was going to be able to drive this thing and remain a sane person, not dodging every falling leaf or stray bug, I needed some paint protection. Sent her over to GlassLife Atlanta for full paint correction and 100% coverage self-healing paint protection film (Xpel Ultra Plus Premium Platinum Super some other superlatives). The guys who picked the car up said the paint looked flat. I thought they were nuts – but their work speaks for itself…






    Ceramic coating the calipers



    Pick-up day



    One of the most surprisingly complex parts on the car - joins no fewer than 5 parts together with many many screws.




    Home.



    I’d like to say that’s all, but our parking lot friend added an epilogue to this story. Also, the AC is still being sorted. I’ve gone back to the original compressor which is in CA being rebuilt right now. They say you’re never done with a project car, but this isn’t a project car – it’s a redemption story, and it’s very nearly complete.
    Last edited by CurrusDei; 07-01-2019, 07:58 PM.

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