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    Thanks! There's a good amount of clearance at the water pump. My first set of oem rubber mounts allowed the motor to move quite a bit and the distributor left an impression in the find of the radiator. There won't be any progress on the motor, ITB, standalone for a bit though. Need to tend to some rust and get it into the spray booth. Painter is saying not to paint the CF hood, too much flex for paint... Might have to find someone to swap with.Sent from my Pixel 4 XL using Tapatalk
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      Car's been in paint for the last 3 months. Got it back a few weeks ago.
      They didn't paint my rockers in black but I forgot to tell them too. I think i'll just plastidip so i can touch it up easily over time.Swapped the rack for an e46 purple tag.
      1) if you have the early steering linkage you don't need to shorten it but you have to position it into the forward subframe mounting holes. Harder to eyeball and measure the tie rod lengths, you'll need to do a string alignment before you can move the car. If you would rather keep it in the original aft mounting position you can disassemble the linkage and remove the giubo. No drilling necessary since it's bolted up with 4 13mm nuts and bolts.
      2) I didn't have power steering set up so I needed to reinstall the pump, belts, reservoir, lines.

      Had everything except the belt was the wrong length so no driving impressions yet and I need an alignment.


      ITBs assembled. Planning on using M20 injector harness but still not sure yet.


      Interior cleaned up with a ram ball mount for my phone. Have a tablet mount ready to go down the road when I start fiddling with MS.

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        Your car is looking great with the new paint glnr! The ITBs should wake it up some more :)

        Did you end up doing your tucked radiator, or is it still in the pipeline?
        My e30: OEM+ with M30B35

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          thanks luke! tucked radiator didn't get ordered yet, just took measurements. Still waiting for US stimulus checks haha
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            First spirited drive with the e46 purple tag rack. An amazing upgrade, no more shuffling the steering wheel, hands planted at 9 and 3 the whole ride. Click image for larger version

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              love this car ! can't wait to see a video with the itb's !

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                Thanks!

                i haven't made any progress with installing MS and want to get that dialed in before the ITBs. In either case (ITB or OE intake) there's going to be a battle with Idle but i just want to make sure the MS is setup properly before making the big dive in the manifold change.
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