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    My other BMW is on jackstands.

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  1. HipMF

    chit chat thread

    Trash DOS sounds like a good band name...
  2. HipMF

    chit chat thread

    Maybe. I picked it up back in the early 2000's because I figured vintage computing was going to be a big thing at some point. The Ataris survived a long time in the world of electronic music production because of the built-in MIDI ports, which was something I was interested in at the time. Outside of that niche though, they were never that popular. I'd be lucky to get $100 for this one if I tried to sell it. The project I've had in mind is wavetable synthesizer similar to the PPG Wave, but based on slightly more modern hardware. I built a software-base wavetable synth for my final project back when I was in school for electronics, so it's really more of a desire to "finish" what I started there than anything "artistic" (ie move highly repetitive, real-time processing off the CPU and on to dedicated hardware, understand and implement fast fourier transform for analyzing sampled sounds and generating wavetables from them, blah, blah, jargon, blah). Still, they can make some neat sounds (by 1982 standards)... Wavetable was quickly replaced by newer technologies such as FM, which could make more interesting sounds, required less hardware, and were able to hit the market at a lower price-point. However, I feel like wavetable is a technique that fell by the wayside before it had a chance to be fully developed, and I'm curious to see if there's more that could be done with it. Unfortunately, the Atari lacks any kind of of expansion slot, which is what I really needed. Still, I might be able to figure something out... I'd like to play with it more, but I need to figure out how to transfer software to it. Hard to find a PC with a floppy drive in 2018... 🤣
  3. so 90's the license plate should say "URMOM" https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/cto/6701429424.html
  4. HipMF

    chit chat thread

    That white one looks like a nice clean car. I'd say it's a fair price if you can tolerate an auto and beigey-beige interior. They're as reliable as any other high-mileage 20-year-old car. All depends on maintenance and luck. M42 and M44 are both rated at 138hp. M44 has more low-end torque, which presumable makes it nicer to daily, but it's a real bore when you go to wind it out because nothing much happens. They also added rocker arms and a torture-chamber intake to the M44 which kind of kills the buzzy, raspy, grap-it-by-the-scruff-of-the-neck nature of the older 4-bangers. Anyways, speaking of beigey-beige, here's what I came here to post: Tonight we're gonna party like it's nineteen eighty nine! Dug the Atari 1040ST out of storage. Mine was manufactured sometime in late 1987. 1 meg of ram, no hard drive, but one of the first PCs to come with a GUI and has MIDI ports built-in standard. Had a project in mind for it, but it doesn't really look like it's going to work. Figured I clean it up and kick it over to see if it still runs. It does. Most amusing part was trying to find "shutdown" in the menu, and then realizing there is no "shutdown", you just turn the power switch off. 👍
  5. HipMF

    ISO: BMW M44

    If you're willing to wait until spring, maybe you can have mine. Find me a low mileage m52b28 and i'll trade you my 260k m44. If that sounds like a bad trade, I'll throw in a box of glazers to sweeten the deal. 🤣
  6. HipMF

    ISO: BMW M44

    I have a couple M42s... Honestly though, just swap it. I normally come to the defense of BMW 4 bangers in the name of weight distribution, but it just feels too slow in an e36. The flatter torque curve of the M44 also takes some of the fun out of it even though the HP is the same as the M42.
  7. HipMF

    chit chat thread

    I changed a radiator and water pump in the parking lot at work on Friday. Can't imagine why it was overheating...
  8. HipMF

    Lifted E30 V2

    T O P M O U N T Do it.
  9. HipMF

    Lifted E30 V2

    Do a burnout.
  10. HNNNG Euro S50 E30 touring https://denver.craigslist.org/ctd/d/1989-bmw-e30-euro-s50b30-g265/6688454355.html
  11. HipMF

    Joined the Club Today

    I had one of those oxy-mapp setups many years ago. The "regulators" don't work well, and the oxygen tanks don't last long. I did manage to melt some copper with it, so they do work...
  12. HipMF

    2018 AutoX Events

    I did find the page, but it said I wasn't a member when I tried to sign up. I joined the club through motorsportsreg, but maybe someone needs to manaully add me to the list or something. I sent an email to Justin last night. We'll see...
  13. HipMF

    2018 AutoX Events

    Anyone else able to get signed up for the Sept. 23 event at RA? I'm not seeing it... I QQed about it on the book of faces, but haven't gotten a response yet...
  14. HipMF

    Joined the Club Today

    Really confused about what's happening here. There's no threads there, so there's no point in trying to spin it. Find a suitable punch, heat the crap out of the area, hose it down with penetrant while it's hot, and smack it out with a 3 pounder. Just don't hit it hard enough to break the casting. 😁 Spraying it with penetrant while it's hot should help suck the oil into the gap as the parts cool. That's the theory at least... The only thing holding it in is corrosion. The easy-out could also be part of the problem if it's trying to expand the bolt out into the hole, so drilling small holes around that may help...
  15. HipMF

    chit chat thread

    No worries. I got this. That's a big burrito. Foam mattresses are dope.
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