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    #31
    I got the rear side marker pigtails cut in from a good car, and installed a new battery cable to replaced the one that was in the car, that had three splices in it on the ECU power wire.

    I have some splicing to do on the front of the car and will finally be ready to hook a battery up and start to do some testing.

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    The reason for the slow progress. Matt@EDC and I have been turning this:

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    Into this:

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    1990 Brilliantrot 325iS Build Thread
    1989 Zinnoberrot M3 Build Thread

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      #32
      Aladdins cave right there! Fun times seeing the transformation. And can’t wait to see the cars out and about. Good work grafting, Mr BOB
      Last edited by Matt@EDC; 04-05-2021, 07:18 AM.

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        #33
        You selling any of the z3 racks?

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          #34
          Originally posted by Matt@EDC View Post
          Aladdins cave right there! Fun times seeing the transformation. And can’t wait to see the cars out and about. Good work crafting, Mr BOB
          Yes indeed- thanks again for your help!

          Originally posted by firstE30 View Post
          You selling any of the z3 racks?

          Whenever I get around to it, yes.
          1990 Brilliantrot 325iS Build Thread
          1989 Zinnoberrot M3 Build Thread

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            #35
            What shock mount? :P

            Good to see shop space coming along, I may try to make a weekend trip up and check it out. Find something I need to buy.


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

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              #36
              Originally posted by moatilliatta View Post
              What shock mount? :P

              Good to see shop space coming along, I may try to make a weekend trip up and check it out. Find something I need to buy.
              Bahaha good eye- the springs that came on the car are made by Vogtland and are soooo low, I can only assume these shocks are bottoming out constantly. JakeB gifted me some new KYBs he wasn't using, so I am trying to find the right spring to use with them for budget sake until I inevitably do GCs later on.

              And yeah man, once I get things organized/inventoried better (and maybe a car running, perhaps) you should!

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              I set a goal to get an "area" of the car finished up tonight after work, so I picked the passenger front corner. I had to splice turn signal, side marker, A/C, ABS, horn, fog light and washer fluid pump pigtails because they were gone on the harness I pulled out of the Atlantic Ocean.

              This is what I'm dealing with:

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              It's not routed properly, but I don't care all too much, because it's functional. Also, note, since the car is '91 it came with the r134 pressure switch setup, which is nice.

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              Pulled out my headlight parts and got the adjusters freed up, replaced a few misc springs/etc and threw the headlight in with a euro grill, as well as a decent used ZKW fog, courtesy of mjweimer.

              These are terrible yellow ebay fogs:

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              Much better:

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              Also, got rear side markers installed, as well as some red tails that I took from Linda (Linda went back to clean stock tails). Really cleaned up the rear end. I have a good spare bumper trim that I'll throw on someday, also courtesy of mjweimer.

              I got these wheels from Dwight through helping him with some work, and normally don't care for them, but I think they look really neat on this car, so here they will stay.

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              Untitled by Bobbie Morrone, on Flickr
              1990 Brilliantrot 325iS Build Thread
              1989 Zinnoberrot M3 Build Thread

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                #37
                This thing is gonna look awesome! Loving the wheels and the red tails 😍 Will look great once the diamondschwarz is all polished out 😎

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                  #38
                  I know all the wiring is really tedious but you are really making some serious progress. I like how those wheels look in combination with the DS paint and agree with Matt@EDC this will look great all polished up.

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                    #39
                    I agree with the D-force D-Schwartz Combo.

                    Slate it!

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

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                      #40
                      I love it when the car comes together so nicely when none of the changes were really planned to be that way and it all just works.
                      Simon
                      Current Car:
                      -2017 i3 REx, 21st Century E30
                      -1975 Alfa Romeo Giulia Nuova Super 1300, the never-ending name & project



                      Make R3V Great Again -2020

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                        #41
                        Originally posted by 2mAn View Post
                        I love it when the car comes together so nicely when none of the changes were really planned to be that way and it all just works.
                        Sounds like a contender for COTM, if & when he gets it done, purely for his sheer perseverance if nothing else! I’m willing this one over the line, after the last 3 haven’t work out.

                        Come on BOB, keep it going! 😝

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                          #42
                          Originally posted by Matt@EDC View Post

                          Sounds like a contender for COTM, if & when he gets it done, purely for his sheer perseverance if nothing else! I’m willing this one over the line, after the last 3 haven’t work out.

                          Come on BOB, keep it going! 😝
                          I've tried to get Bob to give me a COTM for years now...
                          Simon
                          Current Car:
                          -2017 i3 REx, 21st Century E30
                          -1975 Alfa Romeo Giulia Nuova Super 1300, the never-ending name & project



                          Make R3V Great Again -2020

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                            #43
                            Thanks, gents!! The more I look at the wheels on the car, the more I think they're meant to be.

                            2mAn - agreed! I have so many spare parts I have been hoarding for hoopty, it's nice to see them get put to good use.

                            I finished up the drivers side of the engine bay part of the chassis harness and got it all tidied up, and finished up the battery terminal/cable install.

                            This side turned out better than the passenger side, me thinks.

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                            1990 Brilliantrot 325iS Build Thread
                            1989 Zinnoberrot M3 Build Thread

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                              #44
                              Last job I'll be able to get done this weekend was installing the door cars. I like natur leather sport interior, but cannot stand tan vinyl comfort interior..... so it had to go.

                              I had these cards and a grey carpet in the stash. Just need to find manual window crank plugs and rear arm rests in black.

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                              Untitled by Bobbie Morrone, on Flickr
                              1990 Brilliantrot 325iS Build Thread
                              1989 Zinnoberrot M3 Build Thread

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                                #45
                                Pimipin’est HooptE around!

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