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    thanks folks. It's been a long road - I've just checked back in the thread and this has been going since 2013.

    luke - I've been doing house work and garage work as well, and a lot of "well what can I botch together from these 2x4s instead of waiting in line at the hardware store". It's a fun escape from existential dread.

    simon - working on it :)
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      Good to see she's finally on the road man!


      1992 M tech 2 Convertible - S50 Swap
      1992 e34 Touring- S50 Swap
      1992 325i-S50 Swap (SOLD)

      1995 e36 M3 Mugello Red - S50 (SOLD)
      1991 325i Convertible Laguna Green (SOLD)
      1987 325i (SOLD);1992 M tech 2 Convertible (SOLD)
      1988 325i Convertible Alpine White (SOLD)
      1991
      Brilliantrot Convertible 80k Miles (SOLD)
      1992 325i Convertible Schwarz (SOLD)
      1992 318i Convertible Project-Finished (SOLD)

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        I never thought id see the day this thing drove lol. Awesome you are getting her all finished up.


        1989 325is l 1984 euro 320i l 1970 2002 Racecar
        1991 318i 4dr slick top


        Euro spec 320i/Alpina B6 3.5 project(the never ending saga)
        Vintage race car revival (2002 content)
        Mtech 2 turbo restoration
        Brilliantrot slick top "build"

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          Bumping this now in hopes that we get TWO updates in 2021
          Simon
          Current Car:
          -2000 330i Estate, the dad-mobile
          -1975 Alfa Romeo Giulia Nuova Super 1300, the never-ending name & project



          Make R3V Great Again -2020

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            not much to write about

            current status:


            changes since last time is
            - put Konis in instead of Bilsteins, cause fuck Bilsteins
            - installed fogs
            - did a diy alignment, took it to factory specs from a half inch of toe in
            - swapped out the oil filter housing for a factory-new one, which fixed the slow oil pressure build problem. I think the anti-drainback valve failed.
            - scratched the fender carrying kitchen remodel stuff into my basement
            - went for a drive


            I've actually been working on un-turboing my turbo e36 m3 more.
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              Go take some pictures for me in your ghost town!
              Simon
              Current Car:
              -2000 330i Estate, the dad-mobile
              -1975 Alfa Romeo Giulia Nuova Super 1300, the never-ending name & project



              Make R3V Great Again -2020

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                And put some side skirts on! :)

                I was up above it, Now I'm down in it ~ Entropy - A Build thread.

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                  I've just read the part of Big Al's Revenge where he puts the sideskirts on. Really not looking forward to it.
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                    Motivation can be tough, but it'll that much closer to complete and enjoyable!

                    I was up above it, Now I'm down in it ~ Entropy - A Build thread.

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                      Is it time for the annual update?
                      Simon
                      Current Car:
                      -2000 330i Estate, the dad-mobile
                      -1975 Alfa Romeo Giulia Nuova Super 1300, the never-ending name & project



                      Make R3V Great Again -2020

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                        I suppose it could be.

                        Over the last few weeks, I did a head gasket and head swap on the car.

                        Ever since putting it together, it ran like crap and had a lot of top end noise. I swapped the oil filter housing, thinking that it had a issue with the drain back valve that was causing pressure issues. It did, and it was, but there were other things at play and the intake cam tray was already done for.

                        So, on went a head I had freshened up (exhaust guides, surface planed, valve job) and the cams/trays I got with it. Unfortunately it had been overheated in the past, which softened up the casting a lot. I had to timesert 7 cam tray studs and a lot of other tapped holes in the head casting, which wasn't ideal.

                        In the end, it seems to be holding together - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LSU5FfkmoM
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                          parked like a dick to get my second shot, bmw style
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                            When will you go and take more than 2 pics ... for me... for R3V... the world needs this
                            Simon
                            Current Car:
                            -2000 330i Estate, the dad-mobile
                            -1975 Alfa Romeo Giulia Nuova Super 1300, the never-ending name & project



                            Make R3V Great Again -2020

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