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  1. Just for grins I put a thing on Craigslist of the...

    Just for grins I put a thing on Craigslist of the "WANTED" variety. The only response I got was a guy saying "yeah I'm in the same boat, good luck..."

    I guess it just comes down the fact that...
  2. I'm not talking about DIY shops. I know that the...

    I'm not talking about DIY shops. I know that the insurance for any type of operation like that is ruinous.

    I'm talking about ways to find space for rent. Whether it be commercial space or finding...
  3. rental shop space in NoVA... fantasy or possible?

    As with most folks that are into motorsport in the DC area that aren't lobbyists or independently wealthy, I have projects that are difficult or impossible to accomplish in the space I have at my...
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    I have plenty of time to work on this project, so...

    I have plenty of time to work on this project, so I decided to spend the morning figuring out the jack stand situation.

    After pondering the design of the factory jack, I decided to fabricate some...
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    e34 up in the air...

    I finally stopped procrastinating and started on the suspension overhaul today.

    Step one: get the car up in the air. The front is easy, but the back was a huge pain. The sub-frame is too far...
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    The original plan was, everywhere: Upper/Lower...

    The original plan was, everywhere:

    Upper/Lower control arms
    Front/Rear Sway bars
    Rear subframe
    Rear trailing arms

    I talked to Gary at Martin Motorsports today, and he strongly advised...
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    powerflex bushings

    I was all ready to do full Powerflex on my E34, I even bought all the parts. But now I am starting to have doubts about whether it's really the right thing to do.

    My worry is that it's going to...
  8. Really nice looking car. Make sure you ask for...

    Really nice looking car. Make sure you ask for the paperwork to support all the parts he says he put in. Knowing what kind they are and when they went in will save you a lot of headaches later when...
  9. Hi Travis! Just to throw out some things to...

    Hi Travis!

    Just to throw out some things to think about in your search:

    - Picking between the cars you mentioned in your "intro" post really depends on what you want to do with the car. If you...
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    I did a little research about the two options and...

    I did a little research about the two options and I suspect neither are really worth it:
    - The paint kits are cool, but you either get a crappy spray kit and don't get even coverage or you get the...
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    We shall see. I picked them on the understanding...

    We shall see. I picked them on the understanding that they are on the softer side and so retain close to a factory ride. Fortunately they are not a super expensive part of this project at $250 for...
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    Called Turner Motorsports just now and the phone...

    Called Turner Motorsports just now and the phone rep confirmed that their remanufactured calipers do come with complete with the pad carrier bracket. Also, they told me that the source is Centric...
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    John, That is indeed the part in question. My...

    John,

    That is indeed the part in question. My description of "eaten up" is based on the metal parts having enough rust on them to have oxidized metal flaking off. The car sat a lot with the...
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    BAV reman brake calipers?

    Hey guys,

    I was putting in the big order today for the next stage of my e34 project, and noticed that the remanufactured calipers sold by BAV seem to have changed. Before they just said "reman...
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    That's a crappy end to your drive! Sounds a bit...

    That's a crappy end to your drive! Sounds a bit like a massive vacuum leak, but that probably wouldn't have come on that suddenly...

    Three questions:
    - What kind of reader do you have? Not all...
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    Absolutely agreed that they cut into the hose......

    Absolutely agreed that they cut into the hose... It tore my soul to use them but I was at the point where I needed the car back together, and after determining that the OE spec crimp type clamps I...
  17. I have used Curry's in Arlington for a Tire Rack...

    I have used Curry's in Arlington for a Tire Rack purchase as well as getting some loose wheels/tires that I bought balanced. I second the opinion that their gear is top quality and would definitely...
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    BAV Ultimate car cover for E34

    Any one had any experience with the Bavarian Autosport Ultimate Car Cover? I need to get a cover for the e34 since she sits in the driveway under a tree, but can't decide between that and going with...
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    power steering job done

    Got the work done on this the other week... It wound up taking two days because I was missing some tools that it didn't even occur to me to think about, like 19 and 22 mm shallow 3/8 drive sockets,...
  20. Also, just out of curiosity, are you doing this...

    Also, just out of curiosity, are you doing this for track/race purposes, or just for grins? Both answers are just fine of course... :) Have you run the numbers regarding weight change, gearing, etc? ...
  21. Haven't done it, but sounds like a cool project....

    Haven't done it, but sounds like a cool project. Are you starting with a US spec 5spd M3 (most common as far as I know) or something else?
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    Just for the record, I decided to go with the...

    Just for the record, I decided to go with the Febi/Bilstein M6162 fluid for the refill.

    These are the reasons why:
    - After a lot of internet searching I couldn't find anyone documenting having...
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    Conversion from CHF 7.1 to CHF 11S

    Hello everyone,

    I am about to do an almost complete overhaul of the power steering system in my e34: everything but the pump, box, and cooling pipe is getting replaced. This relatively drastic...
  24. I thought I was subscribed to the thread but I...

    I thought I was subscribed to the thread but I never got any notifications.... I guess that should teach me to check the forum more regularly!

    My only complaint at this point with the system is...
  25. e34 project continues: B&B exhaust system has been installed

    Wanted to share some pictures of my new exhaust. When the BillyBoat stuff went on sale last month at BAV I decided to pull the trigger and get it done.

    It's certainly louder than stock, but it is...
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