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  1. Nice work incorporating some of that new A-town "street art". I was like "who paid for all of this shit?" when I walked through there a couple weeks ago. Like they're trying to make Appleton into some cultural hub or something. Is mile-of-music even happening this year?
  2. Scam? Maybe just someone sick of dumping money into their project? https://chicago.craigslist.org/sox/cto/d/willowbrook-1995-bmw-e36-m3-daytona/7131613710.html
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    ‘91 E30

    We call that "self-clearancing" where I come from.
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    Shop Life 2.0

    Gettin' those groceries. Now that I've got real tires on I'm no longer breaking traction every time I hit boost, which makes for a slightly less nerve-wracking commute. I'm also learning when and how much to lift when I hear the turbo spooling so that I'm not rocketing off like a boy-racer every time I leave an intersection. I was initially concerned this thing would be undrivable at autocross, but I think it will be fine once I get used to the power delivery from the turbo and adjust my throttle control accordingly. Fun times.
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    Shop Life 2.0

    Looks like the I'll be using this my daily for a minute until I find a replacement for the compact. Took it out for some tuning runs today to make sure everything is copacetic. Found a couple issues that I got corrected, but nothing too serious. TODO list: Catch can/resurc for crankcase ventilation: I smell like a quik-e-lube after driving 20 miles Do something about scraping: The way I built the bash bar/oil pan protector is terrible and scrapes way too often. Entering steep driveways at 45 degrees with stiff suspension results in one rear tire just about going airborne and no traction. Not ideal. Tune closed loop idle control: Did some work on this and it's getting better, but still oscillates/stalls when coming to a stop. Software accepts values from 1-3000 for PID parameters, but I have no idea what values are sane here. Put summer tires on: Boost pressure and engine RPM have a strong correlation regardless of vehicle speed. Need to procure a low-profile jack. Grind welds/fill/paint rear flares: Underground parking is humid AF, need to do this before the rust sets in. Find wiring gremlin: Engine sometimes continues to run after key is turned off. I have a couple ideas where to look for this one, but it could be anywhere... All of the other things: There are many.
  6. Nowhere to go, so no shifting in the quarantimes.
  7. Today I Learned: Lincoln, Nebraska is a city with a population of ~250k and does, indeed, have an airport. That could be an option once I get my test results back.
  8. Funds aren't an issue, it's just the logistics of getting around right now. The person I normally ask to drive me around when my car is broken is sheltering-in-place because her 80yr old father lives with her. I was on my way home from covid testing when the car blew up (been running a mild fever since Wednesday), so that's not gonna work. We have a work-van that I could borrow to go get an engine from my storage unit, but it's an M42, not an M44, should be easy enough to get running though... That's probably the best option, I just don't know if I'm passionate enough about the compact to want to do the work right now. It's never really lived up to my expectations. I got spoiled driving the e34 and the transition to the base-model-AF compact wasn't very satisfying. Just need to find a ride to Nebraska... https://lincoln.craigslist.org/cto/d/lincoln-2003-bmw-540i-6-speed-manual/7122073438.html
  9. Compact decided to puke out it's coolant and severely overheat on the highway yesterday. Pretty sure it's toast. Currently car shopping/exploring my options...
  10. Pepsi got the market cornered on this dystopian future product placement
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  12. Hard to have a sense of humor about 100,000 dead.
  13. Pretty tasteful compared to some that I've seen. Also surprised that they were still doing stuff like that in the late 80s. I thought most of that aggressive planned obsolescence stuff died out earlier than that.
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