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  1. I have a really hard time walking by a nice classic BMW in need of resurrection. Here is "Emery". She's a 1974 Bavaria 3.0s that has been parked as part of a collection since 1984. We've have been wanting a 2002, but finding nice ones without taking out a second mortgage is near impossible. Cruising FB marketplace, we found this Bavaria and decided take a peek at it. The first time I saw a Bavaria was at the Vintage in 2022, and there only was 3 of them. So, here she is!! I'm working though getting her running again after sleeping for the better part of 40 years. I've been going through everything; drained the fluids, and inspected the cylinder bores. I have some wiring issues to clean up, and have replaced the starter so far, but she will be ready to start up soon! New tires are on order for a set of basketweaves that will be going on her to replace the '80s Keystone wheels. I Make poor financial decisions, lol. The Shop is officially full!
    5 points
  2. HipMF

    chit chat thread

    ""F" your gravel bike" -1991 Bridgestone Catalog
    4 points
  3. Got the car out a few weeks ago! The steering rack seal leaks have reached a point of being a real problem, but if you ignore that and keep the reservoir full its still a blast to drive! Went to the Pegasus cars and coffee and had a great time last weekend, was great seeing some of you there.
    4 points
  4. I haven't shared this here, but last year I bought @industrialsized's green e36 from him after it had been sitting for a number of years. Some of the OGs here may remember this car from some WIBimmers gatherings long ago. Took some work to get it running again, but I'm now starting to drive it more often while making improvements and tweaks to match my preferences. Also, as of late I've created a YouTube channel chronicling my garage tinkerings. Just posted a video on the e36 yesterday; check it out:
    3 points
  5. All ready for the spring picnic! Running reliably now, new wheels and tires fitted....
    3 points
  6. HipMF

    chit chat thread

    I rebuilt my mountain bike again this spring. I got a clean 1991 Bridgestone frame from the Brazen Dropouts swap meet. Lugged steel, Tange tubing. I think the only original parts now are the brakes, rear derailer and shifter. Mostly use it for commuting and riding around Pheasant Branch, although I did take it to Cam Rock a few weeks ago. I don't miss my suspension fork as much as I thought I would, but my wheels don't come off the ground as often as the used to either...
    2 points
  7. damnboy037

    2017 F87 M2

    Finally got around to getting the Adro front lip fitted, looks nearly complete.
    1 point
  8. Pest control 😂 Hell yeah, nice work! I just heard about this on the TST podcast the other day https://rileysrebuilds.myshopify.com/
    1 point
  9. She lives!!!! Surprisingly, she started right up, with lots of smoke from the cylinders soaking, lol. She runs great when cold and the chokes are closed. I suspect a vacuum leak in the HVAC controls so I'll start by disconnecting all the vacuum lines, plugging the ports, and adding them back one by one to find the culprit. I'd still like to find someone good with carbs to go through them, I'm sure they need it New radiator should be here tomorrow, so a quick drain and install, she should be good to go! I'm really hoping to have her at the spring picnic this weekend! PXL_20240506_214615547.TS.mp4
    1 point
  10. YoungCR

    chit chat thread

    not much excitement in my neck of the woods, just been working.
    1 point
  11. That's quite the drive for me. I may or may not make the trip, but I am marking my calendar.
    1 point
  12. Interesting wheels on that thing. Fun to see another Bavaria on here. @ADDvanced Picked one up last year, but his looks to be a much bigger project than yours. Congrats on your purchase, and keep us posted on your progress!
    1 point
  13. timmer

    X5 35d....Part Deux!!

    A couple of years ago, I was at a friend's party when I saw this X5d roll up. Intrigued, I found out the owner was the mother of my buddies wife. I got to chatting and found out she bought it new, and had it meticulously serviced at a local BMW dealer. I asked that she was ever to sell it, to let me know. She firmly said she doesn't plan on selling anytime soon because she loves it so much. Well, in December she called and said she is finally getting a new vehicle in the springtime. We worked out a deal to purchase and I brought it home a week ago. It had a CEL for the glow plug module when we picked it up, and knocked some money off.for us 😁 It is emissions in tact, with a recent DPF replacement. I immediately checked the coolant temp and found it to be at 158. 🤷🏼‍♂️. You would think a dealer would check this..... Otherwise it needed absolutely nothing.... This lady brought it to the dealer for every little thing, with over $14k in service work in the last two years, with a total of all repair receipts since new of $38,844.42! 😳 Off to Cascade German Parts and FCP Euro I went and filled up my shopping cart with a thermostat, glow plugs and module, gaskets, swirl flap delete, coolant flange, and a pcv hose. I went to work this week and got it all fixed up. I don't plan on hitting a pothole until a problem comes about since everything is new. CBU was surprisingly not bad considering the 145k miles. This will become the new garage queen, with the potholed 2011 becoming the daily. Sometimes we get lucky!!
    1 point
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