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Old 01-24-2014, 08:50 PM   #46
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Why not go to the BMW dealer in barrie? the one next to the 400... they offer a discount to maxbimmer members and an alignment is a "basic" service can't think a dealer would be any much more than a good independent shop... an alignment is an alignment nothing has changed up front it's still all tie rods etc.o matter what kind of front end you have... turkey was probably worried about having to use a torch to free up any seized parts...
I went to Barrie Frame and Alignment. They charged just over $90 and did a good job of it. I was in and out in ab out an hour. The guy had no issues. Georgian wanted $165 plus tax. How much is the discount for MB members? I just couldn't justify paying double once taxes were factored in when that other $90 can be spent elsewhere.

@Bullet Ride - Your brake line set up: So that is for the rear lines right? I was reading somewhere that if/when those rear lines have to be done, they are a real bitch because they pass through the subframe (?) somehow, right? So you just bypassed that and went around? Some more details on this would be greatly appreciated. Looks great BTW.
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Old 01-24-2014, 09:30 PM   #47
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Yes... tis a bitch. That's why I've done this on both E30s I've owned...


I like how the old line that goes over the tank and T are still there aha.
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Old 01-25-2014, 09:28 AM   #48
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Not a whole lot going on this winter, too freaking cold to work on the car.
- Refreshing the headlights with Lumens HID, new Lamin-x, and repainting the reflector cups.
- Replacing the old brake lines and getting into the same issues as Bullet Ride.
- Trying to get new floor mats to fit like the originals. (somebody said the 1 series fit, I don't really agree)
- Tweaking the headlight wiring.

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Mine is sleeping, nice warm and dry, keeping it under 100K!
Your engine bay is cleaner then mine, that's insanity!
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Old 01-25-2014, 10:58 AM   #49
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@Bullet Ride - Your brake line set up: So that is for the rear lines right? I was reading somewhere that if/when those rear lines have to be done, they are a real bitch because they pass through the subframe (?) somehow, right? So you just bypassed that and went around? Some more details on this would be greatly appreciated. Looks great BTW.
Yes it's for rear lines. The rear lines are a bitch to do because the distribution block is tough to get at and the majority of the time the brake fittings are corroded and you can't get anything apart without mangling everything. the brake line doesn't go through the subframe, it goes up and over it, that part isn't too hard to do if you use the old line as a template to bend the new one.

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I like how the old line that goes over the tank and T are still there aha.
Yeah **** that, I wasn't going to wast my time trying to hack the old shit out not on that car anyway lol
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Old 01-25-2014, 12:03 PM   #50
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Nice setup Steve, basically what I was gonna do...too much of a headache to route them the way the factory did

I just did pretty much the same thing only I used copper nickel lines and wrapped with short sections of fuel hose and then zip tied to the old lines or wherever I could. Worked well. Copper nickel lines pre made at part source is the way to go!
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Old 01-25-2014, 12:05 PM   #51
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Working on tha fun stuff today!!!!

Rene, did the exact same job finally late in December. Getting the old parking brake cables out was the hardest part actually.
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Old 01-26-2014, 09:24 AM   #52
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Making nice brake lines is always satisfying.
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Old 01-27-2014, 11:14 PM   #53
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Mostly Clint Eastwood is in storage. Obviously I'm collecting parts and researching. Supercharger is coming along, learning autoCAD to create all the brackets. MegaSquirt is being ordered and exhaust system is being contemplated. Maybe you guys can help?

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Old 01-29-2014, 04:26 PM   #54
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Will do to E30 some day... not necessarily the V8 swap... but the tubular front end... or at the very least a removable rad saddle... speaking of which let's see some pics of yours Frankie.
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Old 01-29-2014, 07:36 PM   #55
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You're in Guelph?!
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You're in Guelph?!
When haven't I been? lol
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Old 01-29-2014, 09:07 PM   #57
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When haven't I been? lol
You started digging into the E21 yet?
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Old 01-29-2014, 10:52 PM   #58
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You started digging into the E21 yet?
Unfortunately not, the car is sitting in the shop, but there's no power and no heat in there yet. This summer is when I'll be able to start cutting and welding.
In the meantime I'm scoping out and collecting parts.
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Old 01-29-2014, 11:00 PM   #59
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I'll toss in the rad and rad support tomorrow and snap some pics.
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Old 01-31-2014, 07:04 PM   #60
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This looks like a very poorly designed weldment that isn't going to offer anything to that chassis. I feel like a properly built removable core would be just as good or better than this with the stock unibody.
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