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  2. HipMF

    Ummm.... So I took a chance.

    Nice score. Curious what your plans are... Make sure you take care of the fuel system before you start messing with trying to get it started. Probably obvious given how long it's been sitting, but I thought it would be worth emphasizing since the CIS system on these cars is a fairly complex and delicate mechanical/pneumatic system that doesn't take well to rust or old varnishy fuel. Gettin' the popcorn ready.
  3. timmer

    Ummm.... So I took a chance.

    It made it home...
  4. Yesterday
  5. rampelsauce

    Need some hits of LSD.

    This is kinda what I've been hearing. Almost makes me more inclined to go the 3.73 route.
  6. straight6pwr

    Need some hits of LSD.

    the 3.73 zings with the 24v/5speed. it be weird for awhile with the highway revs, but you'll get over it. those motors love hurdling at 3700rpms.
  7. rampelsauce

    Need some hits of LSD.

    Do you mean it soon wont be?
  8. Boris3

    Ummm.... So I took a chance.

    Re bits of tape: May have had a cheap cover, pieces of paper or cardboard taped to the body at some time so the car wouldn't get scratched by other things stored next to it in the unit?
  9. straight6pwr

    Ummm.... So I took a chance.

    cool! hope she fires up with little effort. these storage companies must have decided that using a potato for a camera makes the purchase more of a gamble, therefore harder to resist.
  10. timmer

    Ummm.... So I took a chance.

    So I just got done peeking st the car, and so far, so good! Interior is super crusty, no keys, paint is shot, brakes are froze... all thing that probably should be expected. Hopefully not too hard to remedy. On the plus side; everything seems complete, no rust/rot that I saw, and the rental storage lessee is the owner listed on the registration from 1993 that was in the glovebox. The marks on the bodywork are little pieces of tape. ?? According to the property manager, the car was running was parked decades ago. oh boy.... -Tim
  11. m42b32

    Ummm.... So I took a chance.

    Nice find!! It's pretty hard to go wrong for 250!
  12. Boris3

    Ummm.... So I took a chance.

    Great deal for $250! Of course now this means one more auction site to watch for potential "barn" finds.
  13. jc43089

    Ummm.... So I took a chance.

    And you got a sweet Roadmaster bike!
  14. GunMetalGrey

    Ummm.... So I took a chance.

    Looking forward to the Toys R Us (RIP) camera picture! At $250 you've got nothing to lose!
  15. GunMetalGrey

    Lifted E30 V2

    Am I doing this stanceboi camber trend correctly?
  16. YoungCR

    Ummm.... So I took a chance.

    Texas and Virginia car!! That’s got a lot going for it especially for $250. Excited to see how this story continues.
  17. Bassboy3313

    Ummm.... So I took a chance.

    Welcome to the e21 family
  18. GunMetalGrey

    Need some hits of LSD.

    This I have, it is currently wedged up in an E30 though.
  19. So, I need another BMW since 4 isn’t enough. The story starts when my wife’s boss lets her know about a storage unit auction that has an old BMW in it, and sends her a link to the website. So I check it out and find a 1982 320i; looks to be fairly straight, but hard to tell since the video and pictures were taken with a playschool “my first camera”. I ran a carfax, and the last entry was in Virginia in 1996 for an emissions test, with no major issues. As it sits there is no title, but it isn’t to difficult to get one as the car is considered abandoned. The current bid was at $61, so I figured I would watch it and see where it goes. As of 9:00pm last night, the auction ended, and I am now the owner of the storage unit contents for the sum of $252. I guess we’ll see where this goes! https://bid13.com/storage-auctions/wi/appleton/stor-it-storage-appleton-nordale-drive/unit-4005 -Tim
  20. rampelsauce

    Need some hits of LSD.

    Bump for.... please help me? Also considering 3.73's now.
  21. Last week
  22. Boris3

    Tig/Mig welding and powder coating

    With a 332ti you'll need it! Fun swap. After driving John Morgan's beast I still have a soft spot for the combination. I'll just need some new lower spring perches welded onto e30 strut tubes for a Ground Control setup on the race car. Finally have all the parts in hand. Possibly cutting/shortening and rewelding the tubes as well. Still thinking about that one though.
  23. rampelsauce

    Tig/Mig welding and powder coating

    I'll be doing some of that myself. Lots of subframe reinforcements and what not on my 332ti project.
  24. Boris3

    Tig/Mig welding and powder coating

    Impressive work! Once I get some time to pull some things off the car, I'll be in touch about a bit of suspension-related welding work.
  25. rampelsauce

    Silly Winter Time Part 4 (or 5): The indoor gokart-ining

    Working with TJ to set a date. We're almost ready to plan a time to figure out when we will anticipate beginning to plan the day for this event!
  26. straight6pwr

    Misc e30 Connectors

    With most of the connectors, if you buy online you have to piece-meal it together. i.e. one part number for each pin w/wire, one part number for plastic connector, etc. Also, the e30 can be tough, some of the connectors arent shown in the RealOEM catalog. The coolant level sensor plug is one of them. @andyhundley I disagree, most times you pay $20+ for a plug/pigtail! The coolant plug housing is listed for e32/e34, but should fit the e30. Sadly, its fricken $19 to put this one together! Washer Fluid/Coolant level plug housing PN 61131378408 https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/bmw-plug-housing-61131378408 Pins for above (2 required per plug)- PN 61130007441 https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/bmw-round-receptacle-2-5-watertight-0510-mm-61130007441 ------------------------------------------- Fog light stuff. Again, hilariously $28 for each! Fog light plug housing PN 61131378418 https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/bmw-plug-housing-2-pol-grey-61131378418 Pins for above (2 required per plug)- PN 61130007446 https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/bmw-round-receptacle-2-5-watertight-1025-mm-61130007446 I guess you could go with the non-watertight version of the pigtails (usually for interior connectors) and just shrink wrap them yourself to save some money, but considering these connectors are in fairly exposed places, I wouldnt.
  27. gilber33

    Misc e30 Connectors

    Unless there's an online place to order these, getting to the dealer is a huge PITA. Mnuch easier if someone has them and can ship them. But I'll check PNs and see if somewhere online sells them.
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