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    #31
    looks so good with the black euro bumps. This is coming along so nicely!
    1984 Delphin 318i 2 door

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      #32
      Those came out dang good.
      cars beep boop

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        #33
        I want to call you a tease again since you sent me only one pic....

        however that pic included the new wheels which you didnt post here.

        I feel special.
        Simon
        Current Cars:
        -1986 BMW 325e & 1968 Datsun Roadster 2000
        Previous Car Count : 21 ... and climbing...
        Originally posted by Melon
        Let it be known to all. Simon fucking keeps it real.

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          #34
          Originally posted by 2mAn View Post
          I want to call you a tease again since you sent me only one pic....

          however that pic included the new wheels which you didnt post here.

          I feel special.
          Oops, aforementioned new wheels:


          My wiring harness finally came in for my Blaupunkt CD (I love these things, cheap on ebay and they come with aux-in!) So I got to work since my factory radio is dead. Funny enough it uses an old sony 18 pin harness


          My car is a "6-wire" car so I repurposed the rear positive leads for front negatives and ran two new wires from the deck to the rear bench where I intercepted the rear speaker wiring:


          I would typically solder this stuff but I can only use one outlet in my garage and it's a hassle to use.

          Now I got sound Boom it in your boom it in your boom it in your Jeep Or your Honda or your Beemer or your Legend or your Benz:


          Next step was HVAC! I had gotten the mix of r-12 and r134a removed at an a/c shop a few weeks prior, now it was time to swap it all over to r-134a, the right way. Lucky for me, I had invoices that all the rubber a/c lines had been replaced at some point, so that is good news. I ordered new green o-rings, r134a expansion valve, paralell flow condenser and a new drier.

          New condenser:


          Receiver/drier, o-ring swap, and flushing out the lines with brake parts cleaner:


          Old vs new expansion valve:


          Deep vacuum for 30 minutes.


          And a quick test!


          Nice to have all these modern amenities such as a radio and working AC :)
          Build Threads:
          Pamela/Bella/Betty/325ix/5-Lug Seta/S60R/Miata ITB/Miata Turbo/Miata VVT/951/325xi-6

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            #35
            damn... Im jelly.

            Also, Did you quote COMMON SENSE? like before he was Common?
            Simon
            Current Cars:
            -1986 BMW 325e & 1968 Datsun Roadster 2000
            Previous Car Count : 21 ... and climbing...
            Originally posted by Melon
            Let it be known to all. Simon fucking keeps it real.

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              #36
              Originally posted by 2mAn View Post
              damn... Im jelly.

              Also, Did you quote COMMON SENSE? like before he was Common?
              Atcq, son
              Build Threads:
              Pamela/Bella/Betty/325ix/5-Lug Seta/S60R/Miata ITB/Miata Turbo/Miata VVT/951/325xi-6

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                #37
                Originally posted by Julien View Post
                Atcq, son
                We've got the Jazz, very period correct driving tune.

                Also, Style 10's yay!

                1991 BMW 318i (Old Shell RIP, Now Being Re-shelled & Reborn)
                1983 Peugeot 505 STI
                1992 Volvo 240 Wagon
                2009 Toyota 4Runner SR5 Sport 4WD

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                  #38
                  Originally posted by Julien View Post
                  Atcq, son
                  true, my bad... I hadnt heard that line in so long my mind heard this immediately

                  https://youtu.be/9jQMgWCvn_A

                  another classic
                  Simon
                  Current Cars:
                  -1986 BMW 325e & 1968 Datsun Roadster 2000
                  Previous Car Count : 21 ... and climbing...
                  Originally posted by Melon
                  Let it be known to all. Simon fucking keeps it real.

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                    #39
                    Originally posted by 2mAn View Post
                    true, my bad... I hadnt heard that line in so long my mind heard this immediately

                    https://youtu.be/9jQMgWCvn_A

                    another classic
                    OT: OG Chicago shit + OG 4Runner = win

                    1991 BMW 318i (Old Shell RIP, Now Being Re-shelled & Reborn)
                    1983 Peugeot 505 STI
                    1992 Volvo 240 Wagon
                    2009 Toyota 4Runner SR5 Sport 4WD

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                      #40
                      Lyrically I'm Mario Andretti on the Momo:
                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKXMZlw_efM
                      Build Threads:
                      Pamela/Bella/Betty/325ix/5-Lug Seta/S60R/Miata ITB/Miata Turbo/Miata VVT/951/325xi-6

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                        #41
                        Can we continue the derail?

                        https://youtu.be/ghscKuzlcSo

                        I dont think this song gets as much love as it should
                        Simon
                        Current Cars:
                        -1986 BMW 325e & 1968 Datsun Roadster 2000
                        Previous Car Count : 21 ... and climbing...
                        Originally posted by Melon
                        Let it be known to all. Simon fucking keeps it real.

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                          #42
                          Originally posted by 2mAn View Post
                          Can we continue the derail?

                          https://youtu.be/ghscKuzlcSo

                          I dont think this song gets as much love as it should
                          real talk, this is my top down driving song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1o-NWNmQLM&t=108s
                          Build Threads:
                          Pamela/Bella/Betty/325ix/5-Lug Seta/S60R/Miata ITB/Miata Turbo/Miata VVT/951/325xi-6

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                            #43
                            Originally posted by Julien View Post
                            Lyrically I'm Mario Andretti on the Momo:
                            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKXMZlw_efM
                            oof.
                            1984 Delphin 318i 2 door

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                              #44
                              So Kronus gave me a free e36 Steering rack... Problem is, it leaked :(

                              I bought the rebuild kit and followed fredk's rebuild DIY on BFC and went from there. All apart:


                              Bit of a mess mid-rebuild. I found that my 22MM Northern Tool Socket was a perfect fit to drive out the hard-to-reach center seal.


                              Back together:


                              Installation (including a quick tape-measure alignement)


                              Went to a shop and got the tires installed and the car aligned:




                              Also spray painted these old Beverly Hills BMW license plate frames that were all faded in lachsilver.. because why not :)





                              The car now drives/handles/looks great, has all the modern amenities such as AC/heated seats/music...that may be it for a little while other than some little finishing touches.
                              Build Threads:
                              Pamela/Bella/Betty/325ix/5-Lug Seta/S60R/Miata ITB/Miata Turbo/Miata VVT/951/325xi-6

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                                #45
                                Was it a bitch to rebuild the rack? I am trying to decide if I want to R&R my rack or pull the E36-M3 mine has and rebuild it
                                Simon
                                Current Cars:
                                -1986 BMW 325e & 1968 Datsun Roadster 2000
                                Previous Car Count : 21 ... and climbing...
                                Originally posted by Melon
                                Let it be known to all. Simon fucking keeps it real.

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