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The Full Banana

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  1. This was an absolute blast and the e30 did wonderfully. Thanks again for letting me drive it--it was a pleasure! Hands down the best automotive enthusiast-related event I've done.
  2. Wood frame would be easy, and you could paint it to make it match nicely. Personally, i would try to have them close to flush with the floor. I hate how much dirt and crap accumulates under my work benches. The real ticket to be a baller is a stainless steel top (or discount baller solution of a $40 laminate countertop at Menards). Elevator bolts is a good idea for adjustability.
  3. I checked out a cars & coffee style event in Thiensville yesterday morning. It was put on by fuelfed car club out of Chicago, but was open to the public (for pre-1995 cars) so I popped over in the Volvo. Probably 25 cars total, but every one of them was interesting and all of the owners I chatted with were very nice, welcoming and surprisingly knowledgeable compared to the average car enthusiast. This was by far my favorite event I’ve been to in a while. Of the BMW variety, I spotted a e31 850, 2002, e9 3.0cs, and an amazing older BMW 700 that I’ve never seen or heard of before. Probably the coolest BMW I've seen in a while. Oozing with character.
  4. Just bought one of these last year: https://www.ebay.com/itm/BBS-RC-RSII-SUPER-RS-CENTER-ASSEMBLY-REMOVAL-WRENCH-TOOL-59-23-009/254603615477?epid=1824729964&hash=item3b478edcf5:g:QcUAAOSw241Yme1j or: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Genuine-BMW-BBS-Wheel-Hub-Cap-Wrench-80mm-36131179325-NEW/362995243428?_trkparms=aid%3D1110006%26algo%3DHOMESPLICE.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D225074%26meid%3Dc433366288f54c6fa129815efa35ca4d%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D5%26rkt%3D12%26mehot%3Dpf%26sd%3D254603615477%26itm%3D362995243428%26pmt%3D1%26noa%3D0%26pg%3D2047675%26algv%3DSimplAMLv5PairwiseWebWithBBEV2bDemotion%26brand%3DBMW&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851
  5. I did a polycuramine coating in my garage and am happy with it after 2 years of abuse so far. You can buy Rustoleum stuff off the shelf and they have two types: standard epoxy and polycuramine. The polycuramine is significantly more expensive, but I wouldn't put down their epoxy given what I've heard from friends who did it and saw it start chipping rather quickly. https://www.rustoleum.com/product-catalog/consumer-brands/rocksolid/garage-floor-kits/polycuramine-garage-floor-coating-kit
  6. Just realized I thought this was a different thread. Oops. Guess it counts because I spotted the e30 in my garage and it's still not registered to me. 🤷‍♂️
  7. And while I'm at it, I do have a little bit of e30 content to share... I traded some beer for a few bits from @gilber33, one of them being US ellipsoids. After installing a factory airbox, new PS reservoir & hoses, and new throttle cable, I started on dropping the ellipsoids in. Using 9012 bulbs per Daniel Stern's recommended upgrade with slight modification to fit, and found a relayed H4 to 9005/6 conversion harness on amazon to make this extra simple. I'll button this up during the week. Here it sits in my increasingly crowded, unorganized garage. Who has decent looking 4x100 wheels they want to trade or sell cheap?
  8. If it was this, it's me: Also, as stated, I do also drive a f10 535xi, which just got fresh dampers, H&R springs, new michelins and non-cracked wheel: Where are you located?
  9. That e30 vert is a much rougher version of exactly what I just bought. Same year, paint, pinstripe, interior, trans, everything.
  10. If my count is correct, it was over 10 years ago that I sold my previous e30 to @visian , so it was time to pick up another. It’s a 1987 325i 5 speed in schwarz over cardinal. My friend’s parents owned it for the last 10 years but only put 3,000 miles on it during that time, and it’s been stored out of the elements. We’ll see if this gets a thread or not. I’m not planning on going crazy with this car. This will be the simple, carefree summer cruiser to serve as a counterpart to the angry, money pit Volvo.
  11. Good to know. I've debated whether or not I want to go down the dark road of engine/tune modifications on this car. I'm probably picking up an e30 vert in the next week, so I'm trying to avoid other unnecessary expenses for a bit.
  12. Finally got around to replacing shocks and struts on my daily, and threw some H&R sport springs while I was at it. Ride height is pretty ideal now. Not sure if I’ve mentioned this car here, but it’s a 2011 535xi sport that I picked up a year and a half ago.
  13. Yeah, very valid point. I guess I'm just used to not having kits available for things so I'm looking at tried and true patterns that OEs abide by, and tend toward overbuilding things to avoid hassles. A friend had a high pressure PS line fail a couple years back after I warned about using garden variety AN fittings and hose on it, rather than high pressure stuff suited to the application. After looking at the chase bays high pressure hose for my own curiosity, it looks like they are using crimped fittings (which are much more important for higher pressure) and thicker wall 90s, rather than the thinner tube stuff you commonly see for fuel line and the like. Like you said, probably okay given that they've had the product out there, just wouldn't be the material I'd choose if assembling from scratch (which is irrelevant to this conversation 🤐).
  14. Also, is that an aluminum fitting on the high pressure line? I wouldn't trust if so, even if it did fit. I've seen aluminum fittings fail in that application. Steel all the way for high-pressure hydraulic lines.
  15. Extra bonus points if you put a rubber grommet in each of the ABS wire brackets to secure the wire and prevent rubbing through the heatshrink.
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