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  1. HipMF

    1990 e30

    Not really sure what's being referenced here, but I would agree that keeping the stock tanks makes sense regardless of any changes that are needed in the delivery system. I put a cell in because the factory tanks physically didn't fit anymore. I modified/welded a tank on a motorcycle once... and then JB welded it when it weaped fuel through the welds, and then re-welded and re-painted, and it still leaked... Didn't want to go down that road again, but the fuel cell isn't ideal either. Mine's not connected to the fuel filler outside the car and there is air circulating around in the trunk, which settles in the crevices around the cap, so I'm pretty sure I'm dropping dust/grit into the fuel cell every time I open it...
  2. I could spend a lot of time riffing on this sentiment... We've lost our way. We've traded in the arts and humanities in favor of STEM and systems analysis. We're caught in the middle between what we feel and what we know, all the while knowing and feeling that what we're doing is not sustainable. Admitting to any of this is to admit that we are wrong and that we've made a mistake. That's too much for most people to deal with, especially since giving up on what we know leaves us in an uncomfortable place of uncertainty. So we continue on, searching for a more logical solution, thinking that somehow going farther down the path that we're on will somehow replace the things we love that we've lost and left behind.
  3. I understand the need for planning, but my made-up religion prevents me from engaging in winter equinox/baby Jesus b-day merryment until at least Dec. 1st. Please consider this forum post as a statement of intent to join in such merry-making at a time when such activities would be permitted.
  4. HipMF

    1990 e30

    You realize I don't know how to stop myself...?
  5. We did better than I expected, but.... Wow, exponents! Unpopular opinion: By the time a vaccine is widely available, the virus will already be on the decline because ~50% of the population will have already contracted it.
  6. Hmm, suspenseful. Great post so far. No doubt that people have become achingly nostalgic about the 90s given all that's happened in the world since then. From a car-centric point of view, the 90s was when the industry finally started to catch up with the environmental and safety regulations that came into affect 20 years earlier. As an e21-loving curmudgeon, I'd have a hard time accepting any argument that the early 2000s was some golden age. That being said, riding an e46 to me feels better than an e90. The feeling of riding in newer cars feels like riding in a steel egg, lined with thin metal bubble wrap. Safe and protected, but completely isolated from the sensations of driving we remember from the older cars.
  7. They say never meet your heroes... https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1993-mazda-rx-7-109/
  8. When google doesn't know, at least we have GT5: Esto no está bien. Been considering buying a "nice" DD (ie something that costs more that $3k). I've always been mildly fond of the C30, thought maybe I could abide another FWD, but... yikes.
  9. Finally getting some motivation to do some things. Nothing BMW related sadly. Machined this neat little brass piece for the bridge on my bass to replace the incorrect part that has been there since I bought it like 7 years ago. I found an old 1980s CCTV security camera at work that had an interesting looking lens on it. 50mm f1.4 made by Fuji. So, I decided to make an adapter for it. It's a c-mount lens, which has a shorter flange-to-sensor than micro 4/3. They make adapters, but the diameter of this lens is to large to fit, so long story short, it's a macro lens now. Worked out pretty well. Neat.
  10. Understandable. Let me digress... As usual, I read a lot of sub-text into things where they weren't intended... Whether we like it or not, we're all trapped in a game of us-vs-them. It's the natural order of things. I only hope that yall can work to crate a larger us. Huge fan of all of Adam Curtis' films:
  11. Boss parked his gross old boat at work this week. It's all beige and say's "regal" on the side and this is all I can think of:
  12. Engine in the car just in time for Halloween. Good to see things are getting back to normal around here!
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