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Ever seen a parking lot full of E30 M3’s? Me neither, until last Sunday! 47 total E30 M3’s plus lots of other choice BMW’s and good friends.


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some new pics.  masked off the lights and windows:

found some plastic pieces that look about the right shape to be shock towers for the engine bay.

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clean exhaust

While I was outside the other day, I thought I’d clean up the grungy exhaust tips on the E30. I haven’t really paid attention to them since I have a muffler waiting to go on, but with all the house stuff going on, car stuff is kind of on hold. So I just do little things here and there when I have a chance.

Before & after:

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New project! My little sister’s first car. It’s a 1989 325i cabrio. It doesn’t run at the moment, but we’ll keep track of the project here and also on R3V.  I’ll add a link to the thread.

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Last Sunday, we went to BMW Accessory fest in Glendale, CA.  There were a lot of cool cars there, and I even won the raffle for the BMW Sauber F1 polo shirt!

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now with the mirrors, it’s even more like the Tamiya version.

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under the hood

Finally replaced the old, grungy, and slightly leaky coolant expansion tank with a fresh one:

One day I’ll replace the windshield washer tank, but since it’s not that critical, it can wait a while.

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The rear tire just barely kisses the fender lip with 215’s.  I’ll get them rolled so I have the option of running 235’s.

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speed bump

As I mentioned before, I hit a snag on reinstalling the strut bar.

Since the new front shock adjuster shaft is taller than the old regular shock,  I had to grind a notch out of the strut bar to give it some clearance.

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one resolution down…

So today I finished up installing the rear suspension before shipping out some more wheels.  😉

I think the ride height is exactly where I wanted it. Nice and even.  Because my driveway doesn’t really have any level spots, this is the best picture I could take for now.

But hey, it’s done, and now all I have to do is lose 25 lbs so I can start crossing those other things off my list.

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