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Old 05-14-2012, 02:57 PM   #136
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Dunno about safeties, but Actek is awesome for engine building! They did all the machining on my engine, as well as done some work on the 8Legs engines. Careful when you bash a place on public forums

Other than that, hope to see it on the road soon
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Old 05-14-2012, 05:27 PM   #137
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Malcolm, I did the same thing when I did my rusty E30 back at my parents place. Zinged right through the return and feeder fuel lines. Actually got my safety glasses when it pee'd out.. then I went for pee because I was worried about become the next terrorist in Oshawa.
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Old 05-15-2012, 02:46 AM   #138
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everlast is right.. do all the work that needs to be done before painting the car. Rebuild under the car (subframe bushing, trailing arm bushing, repaint subframe etc)..

When you do get to the paint, Remove the windows!!!
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I'd be up for that! Maxbell, remember that paint is the final step of body work. Rust repair is step one.
Yeh, paint is obviously down the road a little. Stage 1 of rust repair was completed this evening!



Big thanks to Everlast for his assistance and equipment.

New panel welded in, seam sealed and then covered in bed liner. Should outlast the car.

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Dunno about safeties, but Actek is awesome for engine building! They did all the machining on my engine, as well as done some work on the 8Legs engines. Careful when you bash a place on public forums

Other than that, hope to see it on the road soon
I'm not bashing them so much as I'm pissed at my car not being on the road yet. All's well that ends well, since I'm getting a few little things fixed now, rather then leaving them.

I've heard rather bad reviews from others, so I was going off that. Good to hear others have had professional experiences with them.

Also: question. Are these two M50 injectors the same? They're the same long part number, but different colors and different 3 digit codes at the top.

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Old 05-15-2012, 09:42 AM   #139
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wish I could help you with that one - I'm using the pink tops so not sure!
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Old 05-15-2012, 02:22 PM   #140
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Dude remove that damn 50 pounds carpet.... God I hate that moisture trap crap carpet!!

Check this section of my blog part 1 restoration... best thing I ever did so much cooler inside the car too.

http://bmw325e30.blogspot.ca/search?...&by-date=false
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Old 05-15-2012, 03:44 PM   #141
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Which section of your blog is it in? While stripping my interior for paint I ripped the carpet out, holy crap it weighs a lot lol. What did you replace it with, custom fabric? That's what I'm gonna do: buy carpet from fabricland and cut it to fit as well as insulation under it for winter.
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Old 05-15-2012, 03:53 PM   #142
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Which section of your blog is it in? While stripping my interior for paint I ripped the carpet out, holy crap it weighs a lot lol. What did you replace it with, custom fabric? That's what I'm gonna do: buy carpet from fabricland and cut it to fit as well as insulation under it for winter.
in my link you will see the section I removed all the carpet, washed, derusted , primed , painted and then bedlined!! I call them 4ever floors..lol

my carpet is called truck bedliner the only carpet I have is the ones you add for your feet.

Also it washed very easy and is waterproof
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Old 05-16-2012, 12:27 AM   #143
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Dude remove that damn 50 pounds carpet.... God I hate that moisture trap crap carpet!!
Haha, yeh I'm wanting this thing to be a more stock/OEM+ car when it's done.

The carpet keeps it looking good on the inside. Besides, my rear floor now has a square of seam sealer on it.
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Old 05-16-2012, 04:58 PM   #144
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Bedliner doesnt look that bad, I saw Denny's car and I dont think you would really notice unless you are looking at the floor constantly.
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Old 05-31-2012, 12:37 AM   #145
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Just an update regarding the little issues that are still existing with my car.

It was dieing randomly and lopping in it's idle.

SOLUTION: The MAF was dirty.

Now it's missing power over about 2500 rpm, which is constantly repeatable. Everlast (Jay) recommended that it was probably the timing.

I'm going to redo the timing this week and hopefully it will solve any problems.

Now the next stage is PAAAAAAAINT!!!!

The color was going to be Alpine White, then Mineral White. Then it was going to be Sepang Bronze but it's too close to Bronzit (eww).

Finally Porsche Slate Grey (#6401) was decided upon. CHECK IT.

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Old 05-31-2012, 12:43 AM   #146
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To be clear, I shrugged and suggested timing, lol.

That is an interesting paint color.. it looks like shiny primer.
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Old 05-31-2012, 01:30 AM   #147
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To be clear, I shrugged and suggested timing, lol.

That is an interesting paint color.. it looks like shiny primer.
No, it was more like a slow rationalization.

And yeh, I like how non-metallic it is.
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Old 05-31-2012, 03:16 PM   #148
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Ooooo, cant wait to see this. Hit up m&m friday maybe someone there can give advice too. Also I just want to see the car there lol.

Jason, you should go too!
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I think I'll be free for M&M on friday. Hopefully the weather holds!
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Old 06-02-2012, 12:38 AM   #150
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Yeh so the weather did not hold at all.

Either way I went out to Chris and Sean's house in Carp and worked on the car there. Chris has cam blocks so we set the timing properly.

And? Success. The car idles well, doesn't hesitate and has LOADS of power. I know it was raining out, but it was still fun to rip around a little this evening.

So we're officially on to the paint stage.
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