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  1. I know, I was amazed when I saw that. I would estimate about 65,000 miles. I wouldn't say those were exactly gentle miles either.
  2. Thanks, I'll look into that. I still have a couple things to do before I fire her up.
  3. I haven't had my motor apart since my late friend Bob McCallum and I did a complete rebuild 33 years ago. Another friend, John Moriarty and I pulled the head and I took it to Markus Glarner to have him do his magic. If you don't know Markus, he does some of the finest work you've ever seen. While it was apart, I figured I take the opportunity to add a few goodies. I ordered IE HD valve springs, HD rocker arms, rocker locks and a new billet 292' cam. Markus also replaced the valve guides which he tapered for better air flow. I'll let the photos tell the rest of the story.
  4. I was wondering if you got your 02 suspension as a kit or put it together. I know Ground Control uses Eibach springs and Koni struts/shocks. I have the   coilover kit with adjustable Konis on my e30 and love. Have H&R springs and Bilstiens on my 02 and hate it. Would like to switch  out to a similar setup like yours.

    Thanks

    Doug M

    1974 2002 L Jetronic ef

    1991 318is

    2002 325xit

  5. Hello,

    Where did you source your Black Bumper strip?

     

    Thanks in advance, I'm having a Kamei (Pierre) air dam installed with my paint work in a few weeks 

     

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      Senna27

      Sorry, just saw this today. Send me an email and I'll reply with the info. [email protected]

       

      Regards,

      Randy

  6. My friend Peter Lockhart invited me to participate in this year's Celebration of Speed (fundraiser) for the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame at Mosport last August. The Ride-Along program offers people a chance to ride in any number of cars, from vintage to the latest high performance street and full on race cars, with the likes of Peter and Ron Fellows behind the wheel. My passenger Mark Langeraap asked if he could attach his GoPro. I said only if you send me the video. Ryan Dupont provided the track pics and Rob von Engelbrechten put the whole thing together. I got my car back after doing some suspension mods (lowering), new tires and an alignment just a couple days before the event. I've actually never run this car around a track at speed so I didn't really know what to expect. One small front shock adjustment and it was perfect. I took 15+ passengers for 3 laps each around the track. Many who'd just hopped out of some seriously fast cars, but were all pleasantly surprised by the vintage 2002 experience. They all grinning from ear to ear when they got out. It was a beautiful day. Enjoy... I certainly did!
  7. Peter Lockhart invited me to participate in this year's Celebration of Speed for the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame at Mosport last August. The Ride-Along program offers people a chance to ride in any number of cars, from vintage to the latest high performance street and full on race cars, with the likes of Peterand Ron Fellows behind the wheel. My passenger Mark Langeraap asked if he could attach his GoPro. I said only if you send me the video. Ryan Dupont provided the track pics and Rob von Engelbrechten put the whole thing together. It was a beautiful day. Enjoy... I certainly did!
  8. Just received these pics from my track day at Mosport. Looking forward to next year. Good times!
  9. Well, we have a winner! "Justin99" I dropped my car off at my friend Angelo's shop this morning. He has a small garage in mid-town Toronto where he works with his father Paul. They've got two hoists and can fit a total of 3 cars in the shop. He called me to say he checked the battery and alternator and guess what, it was the battery. The thing that threw me off was that for some reason, I thought the Interstate battery was 2 years old. Angelo called Interstate guy to drop off a new battery. When he got there he said the battery was 8, not 2 years old so no longer under warranty. My bad... My buddy asked me if I wanted a new one for $215 plus tax and then quickly suggested I go to Costco instead. Yeah, $90 sold! I dropped by his shop with the battery and he was busy so I grabbed a wrench and installed the new one. The best part is when I pulled out cash to pay him for his time, (he spent more than an hour on the car) Angelo said "no, you don't owe me anything". That's when his Dad chimed in with "small regular coffee". I'm going to bring him one tomorrow morning. It's so hard to find good, honest people like these guys. Anyway, had I known the battery was 8 years old (and not 2), it would have moved it up on the list of probable causes. It's funny how we sometimes over-think these things!
  10. Car has been running great this summer but while out for 2 hour drive last weekend it wouldn't start after a 10 minute stop. When I turned the key, it turned over once then stopped. I tried again but it just went click. Luckily I was on a flat piece of road so I was able to bump start it. As soon as I got home I grabbed my voltmeter and measured the voltage at the battery terminals while still running. I got 12.0 V at idle and 12.4 V when I revved the engine. I parked it then boosted it directly to the starter and block and then to the battery terminals. No difference, started right up which eliminated the starter. I then removed the battery and hooked it up to my Optimate 6 charger for 24 hours. Battery measured 12.56 V after charging. I put it back in the car and it started just fine. The voltage then measured 13.45 V at idle and dropped to 13.14 V at any RPM over idle then back up to 13.45 V at idle. It's a 2 year old Interstate Battery. I plan on taking it to my friend's shop Thursday morning. He'll poke around to see if he can sort it out.
  11. Here's my review on the Porterfield R4-S pads which sounds like it's taken from the manufacturer's description, but it's true. I have tii struts and brakes. Rotors are not drilled. - Excellent stopping ability - No noticeable noise - No brake squeal - Zero fade - Minimal pedal effort - Minimal amount of brake dust after 4 days of street driving and 50+ laps around Mosport. You can see by the attached pic that there's not much brake dust on the front wheels. Every other set of brake pads I've used over the last 34 years would have deposited twice the amount of brake dust in just a couple days of city driving. Let alone 50+ laps around a race track.
  12. Yeah, crazy... Almost like I knew what I was doing! lol
  13. So here's what we did. - Cut 1 coil out of the front Eibach spring - Removed rear spring pads - Installed set of 195/50R15 Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R tires - Installed Porterfield R4-S brake pads - Aligned as follows: Front Camber L: -1.1° Front Camber R: -1.1° Toe Left: 0.15° Toe Right: 0.15° Toe Total: 0.30° Rear Camber L: -1.9° Front Camber R: -1.9° Toe Left: 0.00° Toe Right: 0.05° Toe Total: 0.05° I had a hunch this would make things better but I had no idea how good. Brakes, amazing. Tires, amazing. Balance and cornering, amazing. The car is now perfect. I couldn't be happier!


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