Schnellvintage

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    BMW Factory Repair Manual - NK

    Pm sent Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    seats restuffed in LA?

    Try calling Amadeus Auto Upholstery in Lawndale, CA. South west of LA. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Lube Strut Insert?

    +1 for ATF. I have been using that with struts for over 30 years with no issues upon disassembly of struts.. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Best stealth upgrades?

    Rear view mirror upgrade with map lights.. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Yes, 1 please. Matt Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. COOP, Your no gig sounds like a car enthusiast's dream, so awesome to be around the history and pure craftsmanship/design of all those cars. When I was working a customer's Siata 208s and Fiat 8V Zagato, I would stare at all the cars at FJ on their website... I wish you the best in your new found career. Cheers, Matt
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    Ireland engineering Front Urethane Bushing Advice

    Scott, IE poly bushings will dramatically change what you have now, in terms of ride and control. Now that being said if you only install the bushings without changing other suspension components, the ride will be slightly firmer. Not stiffer. As far as installing them use plenty of dielectric grease on all points of bushing to metal contact. I have used them on many cars and customers cars without issues. Matt Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. One more thing, check to see if your rear subframe mounts have been inverted. This would bring your rear sub frame closer to the body and change the swing angle of your rear arms closer to the fender as your tires your tires move up. I don’t have a picture of that now. It’s easily found hear and in the parts books. Matt Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Sorry to hear about the rubbing. Do you have camber plates? Fixed or adjustable? I also know certain tire manufactures have different sidewalk bulges. Some are more square, while others are more round and bulge out the sidewall. I have have this problem with that sized wheel more often than not..especially stuffed under non-flared fender arches.. just something to check. Some tire shops will try different tires on your wheels to make sure they fit w/o rubbing. Regards, Matt
  10. Posted these before under another topic but here it is again. 284 cam 10:1 CR Potted head MS 2 EFI w/stock 318i TB Everything balanced. This was also at the rear wheels Also tuned at Church’s. Cheers, Matt Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    "The Stance Thread"

    Stock springs, Bils HD, poly bushings throughout, How does it look?
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    Most rust ever?

    That’s nothing for a couple of gallons of “Evapo-Rust” can fix... it’ll be as good and a good driver... that stuff is magic... some good paint and abracadabra. Poof. It’ll be on Petrolicious!!! Cheers!!!![emoji485] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Suspension and steerring questions

    Along with all the above mentioned, +1, I would also check the rear upper shock mounts as they tend to degrade and deform, allowing movement of the suspension without any dampening from the shock. This results in a harsh ride as the shock washer slams into the bushing which transmits into the chassis giving a harsh ride. This can be checked by I\opening the trunk and bouncing the rear suspension and watching the bushings move and/or the stock nuts/stud move independently to the chassis. I have found recently that those bushings were rarely replaced (nor supplied with new shocks) when the rear shock are replaced.. fwiw Matt
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    98% done on trans drop. Last 2" killing me!

    It could possibly be the pilot bearing getting hung up on the clutch disc. I once had to unbolt the pressure plate from the flywheel, in order to remove the trans. If a ridge develops on the trans input shaft the pilot inner race gets hung up. Fwiw. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Buyer beware: rear wheel bearings

    Those bearings look like they made for a rubber seal to keep debris out, along with grease.. hmmm. I believe IE have the correct bearings. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk