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gilber33 last won the day on August 27

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  1. This is right down the street from me. And when I first got my e30 I knocked on their door to see if they’d want to sell it so I could have some spare parts for mine. At that point it was sitting for a few years. I’m not sure what, if anything, could be saved on this thing.
  2. Anyone have a set of front pads laying around? I’ve had a pretty good rattle from the front that I’ve narrowed down to the brakes (is completely gone with the brake pedal slightly pressed). Anyways, just want something to get me through the last couple months.
  3. That makes complete sense. I feel the majority of car culture - and this can probably translate into most hobbies - is a dick measuring contest. There is a constant pursuit to be the best and then photo dump the internet so everyone else can tell you how awesome you are. I think this is the reason that I don't do a lot of mainstream auto events. I personally enjoy cars - but I don't enjoy car people (large generalization). I try to not be that person, and I fail at times. Everyone does.
  4. I think that's what I'm leaning to. And then painting or staining it the same color as the upper cabinets and kitchenette thing in the garage. Here's a drawing for a workbench with two 46' tool chests if anyone wants it.
  5. I think I know what you mean, and I don't think I'm disagreeing with you, but could you expand on that?
  6. It wouldn’t be an issue whatsoever except that I’m planning on putting cabinets above the work bench. And there is conduit running around the garage for the wall outlets. So there would be two level things above a clearly unlevel thing. Also - I have until next June before we’re even back in our house for me to use the garage. Until then, I’m reworking the inside and have ample time to do these little things.
  7. I’ll take a look there. I have to be careful because I get too deep in things like that and it makes me rethink all my life choices and convince myself I need to tear down my garage and start over. I found this example that I like.
  8. As I'm redoing my garage, I picked up two Husky 46" tool chests. These next to each other will become my work bench. Naturally, the floor slopes from the back to the front of the garage and the wall that these will be going against will have some of that slope. I have see some solutions where people install adjustable legs instead of the casters. But the casters add about 6" of height and there's probably a 2" height difference from one end of the ultimately 92" work bench to the other end. I'm not confident I'll be able to find adjustable casters that will give me that much height or adjustment. I think something like this would work best. Some square tubing that the boxes can sit on, and then legs either cut to fit my floor or close enough that I can than put adjustable legs on this. Looking for any advice or if others have their own solutions? I know I could just use some wood blocks and whatnot, but I would like this to be functional and look good at the same time. I'm putting a lot of effort into the garage for its remake and don't want to half ass this.
  9. Super clean car....but....it has always bothered me when people use a random assortment of pictures with intense angles in their for sale ad. And then one picture of a dirty interior. Whatever.
  10. Hit 2,000 miles on the new engine today. Still going strong. Need to really look at an exhaust soon. It’s be very nice driving it to work like it’s a “normal car”. Hot out with the AC on. I love parking next to new vehicles.
  11. For what it's worth, I'm running the stock fan and according to my water temp gauge in the car, the fan kicks on around 200/210 degrees. On the gauge that translates to the needle at the line between the middle and the red bar.
  12. There is certainly a lot to take in there. That hood fitment is money.
  13. You still have the m20 in this right? What do you do for exhaust? Custom or off-the-shelf? I'd like to replace the exhaust in mine and get rid of the factory exhaust joints and go to a v-band or something. I've never been able to get a 100% seal on them.
  14. Some new wheels and tires for the wagon. I was getting that feeling of wanting another car and knew I had to do something to the wagon to keep it feeling different. I’ve owned it 1.5 years which is a pretty significant milestone for me. Our basement foundation was back filled this week and they started framing today. And I’ve been driving the e30 to work quite a bit. The solid steering linkage definitely transmits extra vibrations into the steering wheel when I’m on the highway.
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