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HipMF last won the day on May 9

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    My other BMW is on jackstands.

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  1. HipMF

    1997 M3

    Easy killer. I'm leaning more towards m52 IF I ever get around to swapping the TI... Trying to save money for some unknown reason...
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    Shop Life 2.0

    sooo... updates... Battery is in the box and tied down, but I still need to get the cover that I made for it installed. Was having some tire rub in the rear, so I rolled the fenders a bit. Also man-handled the front fenders around enough that it mostly doesn't rub. Spent 12 or 15 hours clay-barring the paint. Aside from a ridiculous amount of overspray that I didn't even realize was on the car, there was 2 1/2 years worth of shop dust that had done bad, bad things to the paint. I'm actually pretty surprised that it cleaned up as well as it did. My method was more like you'd use a pencil eraser than the "glide the clay across the surface" technique that's normally recommended. I think a light buff would make it look pretty nice, but that's pretty low on my priority list right now. Made it to the picnic! The car is stiff and loud. That combined with the constant fear of smashing an oil pan of something falling apart made for a pretty exhausting drive. Speaking of things falling apart... When I put the subframe back in I had to loosen the bolts that hold the subframe bushings to the subframe to get everything to line up. Apparently I forgot to tighten them... None of them fell out, but none of them were tight either... Also the LSD that I put in blew the input seal. 😟 It lost a good pint-and-a-half of fluid on the ~240 mile round-trip. Most of it appears to be all over the bottom of the car. It's back on jackstands again. Equilibrium has been restored.
  3. HipMF

    E30 Picnic 2018

    Nice! Appletown crew made it home safely, despite a few finger-tight fasteners that got overlooked... Was a good meet, as always. Thanks to Badger Bimmers for hosting.
  4. HipMF

    Joined the Club Today

    Better you than me? Good luck. I'd suggest getting the car running and driving as quickly as possible, and worry about everything else later. Obviously the rest of "the club" has been there and knows the dangers of mission creep and subsequently getting overwhelmed/loosing motivation. Plus, you're in my spot dude. 😄
  5. HipMF

    So, what are you listening to?

    Saw these guys last night. Great show. False Pleasure [EP] by Coordinated Suicides
  6. HipMF

    chit chat thread

    Option 1, but Surfin' Bird.
  7. Nice looking TI for $1800... Desirable color combo too. Almost flip-able based on some of the ridiculous prices I've seen... https://milwaukee.craigslist.org/cto/d/1995-bmw-318ti/6589707471.html
  8. HipMF

    E34 Partout

    Can you swap ring gears and put it in your current case? I'll give you $100 if no one else wants it.
  9. HipMF

    the one and only e30 s52 engine swap

    Ben is still confused at the moment, but when he get it, it will be like:
  10. HipMF

    Fender Flare Welting

    Maybe a craft store, or upholstery shop? Horse tack supplier? Good luck with that one..
  11. HipMF

    E34 Partout

    Not likely, but that would definitely be worth saving if it was. Selling the ECU (assuming it's an m50 car...)? Not sure what I'm going to do with my e34, but I'd feel better about selling it if the fuel pump didn't cut out occasionally for no apparent reason...
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    1991 E30 M52, Yes im serious.

    That was really bad. Also, I was just hoping to buy the car now and sell it back to him in a couple years when he comes to his senses (with a few dollars tacked on for "storage fees"...)
  13. HipMF

    1991 E30 M52, Yes im serious.

    considering it... ad on rev makes no mention of heli-coils...
  14. HipMF

    E30 Picnic 2018

    Way to be optimistic! I did put a few more miles on my car. 90% sure it will make it there and back, and if not, it will be a good story.