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So, as some of you know, i recently acquired a 1981 320is from francisco. when i first purchased said vehicle, she was in a state of disrepair. although the engine runs (with a jump) there were other areas i wanted to focus my attention on. So i took this week off from vacation and went down to the shop everyday and put some work into it. I realized right away that some stupid fucking crackhead tweakers broke my rear passenger window, and busted up my passenger door lock and center console, just to steal the rear speakers on the parcel shelf. so i huffed and puffed and cursed the education system and bad parenting, then walked out to the parts car and replaced the window and console. cant do much about the lock. fuck tweakers. so here are some pictures to illustrate my progress.

the day i picked it up. one flat tire and horrible brakes.


a peek under the hood. M20 with the E21 323 k-jetronic fuel injection.



Here has been the big headache. the rats nest of wiring. Francisco did a good job labeling the wires but the real headache was untangling the whole mess. i needed my turn signals to work and that meant i had to dive head first into this mess. I eventually started cutting wires, untangling them, and soldering back together. I got everything hooked up and called it a day.

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And also due the improper sizing of the tires-to-fender ratio and the added weight that i bring to the table, the front tires scrub...really fuckin bad. but only on the front of wheel to the rear of the bumper area. So since i didnt like that aircraft carrier deck they call a bumper and the notable scrub issues, i removed it.


I have also resolved a number of drivability issues, none of the photogenic type, so thats it for now. just letting you guys know.

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Good work Gabe.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 2:56 pm
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Sweet! Been waiting for this. Nice score!
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 6:34 pm
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Lookin' forward to monitoring progress. Good luck, Gabe.
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You need some of them euro bumpers and an m30. Good luck!

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Not everyone can be euro as fuck, toon. Im trying to find a way to keep the bbs front air dam on the without installing bumpers.

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Nice work!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 5:19 pm
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bastarde38 wrote:
Im trying to find a way to keep the bbs front air dam on the without installing bumpers.

I hear sheetrock screws and Zip ties work real good for that....





Fuck, Ive had an E30 too long......

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you know it might come to that scott. but i am going to be more discreet with them then your average e30 owner.

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you fit in this thing?? i want to see this. whens it coming to a meet? ill make it out to one to see this
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 1:45 pm
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you fit in this thing?? i want to see this. whens it coming to a meet? ill make it out to one to see this

Amazing what you can fit in a small place with enough Astroglide....

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yes i fit in it, quite comfortably too. just takes a little flexibilty to get in and out. it was the same story with my e30. i got used to it.

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so its been a couple months. and that calls for another small update on this labor of love.
well i ran into a problem with the idle. its high, like around 1500-2000. i smoked it numerous times and fixed all vacuum leaks. it still idles high. When i pull a vacuum line or the dipstick or oil fill cap, it stumbles badly. So i know its not a vacuum leak. I have narrowed it down to the fuel distributor or the WUR (warm up regulator). Video for illustration purposes:

Ive mostly been messing with that issue.
So last time you guys saw it, i had the front bench seat removed. Today i installed the BBS front airdam and attached the rubber bump strip from the metal bumper to cover up those god-awful holes meant for the bumper shocks. I figured the only way to install both was to take Scotts advice. (sans zipties) And since the thing was all busted up already...why not.

I also fixed a couple electrical problems like the fuel gauge wasnt working, back-up lights dont work, rebuilt the hazard switch (if you know anything about e21's, you know the hazard is the end all be all of electrical problems). While i was at it, i cleaned up the interior and got rid of all of Francisco's old trash and broken glass from when it got broken into.
Voila

I think i will wash it tomorrow in preparation for thursday. But for now it is tucked in safely behind the 7.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:40 pm
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Good stuff Gabe! Sadly I won't have the custom motor mounts and transmission mounts finished this week. Work sent me out of town and I will have to attempt that project later.
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Looking good dude, coming along nicely

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