Had the newly refinished BBS wheels installed and the high speed vibrations are GONE!! So the car is super stable…all is great right? Well maybe not. The new wheels are 15×6 et45 vs 15×6.5 et40 and it seems the old wheels have more of a … Continue readingBBS Wheels Take 2:Good (lack of) Vibrations!!
I LOVE the look of the BBS wheels on the car. Light, good looking and they have a period correct to rod feel. The only problem is above 80 MPH I get a vibration. And lets be honest…with that motor and the 5 speed…80 MPH … Continue readingBBS Wheels….Take 2
So here is a first. Something I thought I’d have to do a LOOOONG time ago. Order parts from Germany. I have an old radiator. I think it’s from a early 2002, which has slightly less cooling capability than later radiators. I also have 2 … Continue readingGreetings From Germany!!!
So its been a few weeks since I installed the front sway bar and since I have heard the front bar is SO MUCH easier than the rear I have been putting it off. Until now. Today was the day! So here is how I … Continue readingRear Sway Bar Installed!!!
It’s been over 8 years since I have owned the car and I still have the stock sway bars on it! So I got a set of the Ireland Engineering sway bars and after looking at them for about a month I mustered the courage … Continue readingFront Sway Bar Installed
The 5 Speed Swap is complete and the car is back and it’s…awwwwwweeeeeeessssssoooooommmmmmmeeeeee! This package is really how the car should be set up. It’s like this upgrade has livened the car up and made it so much more fun to drive. The lightweight flywheel … Continue reading5 Speed Swap Complete!
With an old car anytime that you are doing any upgrades there’s always the possibility of mission creep. If you are not familiar with this it starts with the mechanic saying “while we are in there”. Here are some things being done while we are … Continue reading5 Speed Swap Update..While We Are In There…
Updated my gauge cluster and wow what a HUGE difference! I was at the SoCal Vintage BMW car show and ran across Bavarian Restoration. They are up north in Richmond but made the trip down south and had a display gauge cluster that they restored. … Continue readingGauge Cluster Update
Nothing new here just part of owning a 41 year old car. It’s just that when it rains it pours lol. So first I have a rather bad ticking and rattling sound coming from the engine bay. Turns out the sound is a cracked header. … Continue readingOld Car Woes
#Goals Things are moving along on the car! The motor rebuild has made driving the car a blast. I am driving around like a menace and I love it!! Last year I had 3 major things on my list and tons of minor things. The … Continue readingApril 2017….New list of things to complete! #goals