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HipMF last won the day on September 12

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  1. HipMF

    E46 Things

    Lettin' the bees out. All of my cultural references are from 20 years ago.
  2. Turns out there's a reason that a gen 3 camaro in racing livery just doesn't look right. God does not approve. -or- "cheeeze Gromit!"
  3. Don't check in here as often as I used to, but I still feel like I need to post a bunch stupid, off-topic crap before I leave.
  4. Oh man, don't get me started on white engines... I love seeing when people go 100% OCD and spend hours smoothing out the casting and then spray the block pearl/metallic white. Not that I have the ambition for that kind of stuff. I also considered painting my block white, but then Ben talked me out of it. To make up for it, I cleaned the hell out of all of the aluminum castings and then just left them bare, uncoated metal. Shiny stuff is nice, but the patina that comes with age and use can be nice too.
  5. 2 feet of depth is fine if you're going to use it as a place to set tools while you're working, but it's going to feel pretty cramped if you actually want to use it as a workbench. If you can afford to add another 6" of depth I think you'll be happier in the long run.
  6. Heh, drunk ramblings. I could probably explain it, but I'd have to write a book to do it. Nothing about car culture makes sense rationally or economically. The fact that people do it anyway leaves a lot of space for someone to step in and ask "why" and what is the significance and meaning of all of it. On the surface, the desire to have a nice level workbench seems like a virtuous pursuit, and probably is. It shows a commitment to perfection, or at least attention to detail. However, you illustrated the downside yourself: I realize you were exaggerating, but for me it illustrates the flip side of pursuit of perfection and attention to detail.
  7. Totally understandable. I just meant to point out how all of car culture is an artistic pursuit, not an engineering discipline. Cheers.
  8. Call me objective, but I'm betting that the time and effort you've put into thinking about how to level your workbench has already exceeded the time and effort you would lose by having an un-level workbench.
  9. HipMF

    1990 e30

    Jebus. Speedo went from 40 to 65 in like no seconds. This must have been the one rip where you actually found some grip...
  10. Bump. Pictures show all of the worst bits. Wheels are hecka clean and tires very low miles.
  11. Today I took a picture of my VIN with the intentions of looking up part numbers and ordering some parts I need (CSB, giubo, front brakes). Didn't get that far, but I did at least get out for a short bike ride and made dinner... Basically working 1.75 jobs now that I've "moved to engineering", but still have to train literally 5 people to do different parts of the work that I was doing and also finish the work that needs to be done after the trainees go home "because it's 4:30". Definitely dropping out of society and become a bum/traveling for 6 to 12 months when my lease is up at the end of next summer.
  12. Sounds about right. File under "an attempt was made".
  13. 🎶 Look at this Covid graph. Every time I do it makes me sad. 🎶
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