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TimR
05-23-2011, 09:21 PM
Hi All,

New member with a 328xi sedan. We had to sell our 325is coupe when we had our son. First we bought a Volvo, but quickly replaced that with a X3. Well I finally sold my Explorer and ordered a loaded 328xi!

I'm hoping to see some of you out on the track at Summit Point, but I will be driving my '65 Mustang for track days.


Tim

mcoupemindy
05-24-2011, 08:30 PM
Tim,

Welcome! Upgrading from the Explorer to a minty fresh 328xi is excellent.

Most of the track guys aren't active on the forums here, but our chapter has TOP NOTCH drivers' schools if you haven't attended on in the past. If you have, you already know this :)

Can I have some more details about your '65 pony? Have any online photos? I'm a sucker for American iron.

Jonathan Thayer

TimR
05-24-2011, 09:03 PM
Thanks for the welcome Jonathan, I'm a sucker for pic requests so here's some shots of my Mustang:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v620/Timspics/Mustang/P1010353a.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v620/Timspics/Mustang/AutoX/P1010061b.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v620/Timspics/Mustang/EMRA%20TT%2011-16-08/F389.jpg

Thanks,
Tim

pseto
05-24-2011, 10:08 PM
nice pics Tim and welcome!!!

hope to see you at future events

SharkD
05-26-2011, 06:49 AM
I'm curious to find out a little more about your Mustang.

(I need to update my sig -- my '65 drop-top was sold out from under me by an unscrupulous co-signer.)

TimR
05-26-2011, 09:12 PM
nice pics Tim and welcome!!!

hope to see you at future events

Thanks Paul, I plan to sign up for the June 25-26 driver school. I will be driving my Mustang, but wearing a BMW shirt.

Before we had our son, we had a 325is coupe, but it just wasn't practical. We ended up selling it and getting a Volvo for a year, but couldn't stand it. We sold the volvo as soon as possibe and bought an X3. When it came time to unload my Explorer, I could have sprung for an M3, but I would have had to sell the Mustang. So I opted for a fully loaded 328 for my daily commute.

I know the M3 would school my Mustang, but I've had the Mustang since '86 and have put a wrench to every bolt on the car by now. It's a hand full to drive, but a real blast.

Tim

TimR
05-26-2011, 09:19 PM
I'm curious to find out a little more about your Mustang.

(I need to update my sig -- my '65 drop-top was sold out from under me by an unscrupulous co-signer.)

I bought it back in '86 and have changed out the entire drive line and replace all of the suspension components, some things more then once. I never bothered with trying to maintain the stock condition, everything is improved/updated.
347 roller cam stroker (471 fwhp)
Throttle body fuel injection
Heavy duty 5 speed transmission
9" rear end with traction lock and 3.70 gears
4 disc Wilwood brakes (13" front, 12" rear)
225/45/17 front tires
255/40/17 rear tires
power windows
power door locks
modern stereo
MORE

Thanks for asking.
Tim

lilbluebimmer
05-31-2011, 07:39 PM
Hello All,

I am new member and I too have a 328xi. Its my first BMW and I love it!

Brenna

pseto
05-31-2011, 08:37 PM
Hello All,

I am new member and I too have a 328xi. Its my first BMW and I love it!

Brenna

welcome, as a fellow HoCo resident, hope to see you at our next Columbia social

eajkbimmer
06-06-2011, 01:37 PM
Hi all,
I became a vintage BMW owner in April (E30, 1990 325i), purchased it from my son (who is a Master BMW Technician), and I finally understand what the Ultimate Drive is all about. Even at 20+ years of age (the 325i) and a rebuilt engine and a MTech's tweeking, this vehicle is giving me a new lease on life. My first upgrade (other than small issues to keep her road-worthy) was BMW CCA tags. I am planning on getting a new paint finish after I finish restoring the interrior (which appear to be in great shape). I'll be posting pics as the renew continues. I'm looking forward to participating in the NCC Schools, and visiting the rally/racing tracks. I've been learning every thing I can about the 325i; I don't mind looking dumb when I ask (just as long as I keep learning...)