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  1. Why did I click on this? LOL I live in Austin and I am not quite ready for a wheel purchase. But those HREs would look so good on my car, even ratty as they are!
  2. I use a Jeep stepper motor to control my idle. It is plugged into the vacuum manifold. I have also been having periodic issues with that, so I have a new one to install.
  3. I have frustrations with mine as well. Mine functions great about 98% of the time. Drivability is very good, but can always use some fine tuning. My biggest issue now is stalling coming from speed to idle. It can be tuned out, but now I am 2000 miles away from my tuner. Time to learn some tuning, I guess! For the record I use Megasquirt 2 as engine management. Although not the latest and greatest it’s more than enough for a street car.
  4. Vacuum instability is one issue. But was mostly resolved by the installation of a vacuum log under the intake manifold. That is plumbed to the vacuum port in the intake manifold, and all the vacuum sources are then connected to the log. That helps balance any pulses in the vacuum signal. The other thing that takes a while to get correct is tip-in fueling. There are just a few more variables in place than with a single throttle body. Getting the thing to run and idle to about 90-95% isn't the issue. It's chasing down the last 5-10%.
  5. I have often said that ITBs and EFI is the best of both worlds. You get the induction noise of DCOEs with the infinite tuning of EFI. I will say that tuning ITBs is not easy. I had a professional handle it. But there are enough resources to assist you through the MS forums. For those people mentioning the E30 318 system, it might work on a stock motor, but the farther you get from stock, the less adaptable that system is. Programmable EFI is the way to go. I installed Megasquirt on my old, tired, stock motor. Then when I built the big cam, high compression motor, it was a matter of a few adjustments.
  6. Cars and Coffee at Circuit of the Americas this morning. Nice little lineup of vintage BMWs.
  7. I enjoy giving my wife a ration of crap for these types of things. She enjoys giving me the same treatment. Trust me, I get more rations of crap than she does. And yes, I also blame her for the sun visor clip on her side of the car breaking as well. Mine didn’t. LOL
  8. Barney helped my wife and I replace the window regulator that she broke.
  9. Those are 14” wheels. Come on, now.
  10. Any answer provided won’t sway your opinion, so I will just say that it’s my car and my ass in the seat. I find the look and ride pleasing. My car makes me happy, as I am sure yours does for you. In the end I am about my own happiness, not yours or anyone else’s.
  11. Oh, man....I am low key in the market for one of these. Just not ready with the money. Water softener and filtration system on the house is a little more important now. Good luck! You finance? LOL!
  12. I bought a set of stubby hex sockets on Amazon for just this purpose.
  13. Box flares look just fine on a roundie. Come at me, bro!
  14. Thank you to Hal Boyles (and Mike Pugh) for his generosity. I am no longer in need!
  15. These are actually the first two things she has broken. She loves riding in the car (as evidenced by long drives from Seattle to San Francisco for Bay Area 02 Show and Shine and this trip from Austin to Arkansas for Mid-America). I do like having a "car guy" wife. Plus it's HOT here in Texas. I need some cross ventilation!

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