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  1. Good stuff. I really like Sam's writing style and he's a great guy too.
  2. NMNA. https://tampa.craigslist.org/hil/cto/d/plant-city-1976-bmw-2002/7137977022.html
  3. Nic, welcome aboard. Good to hear about the shop. Iv'e know Don and Will for over thirty years. I also know Doug well and his brother in-law James Pauly. I'm located here in the Tampa area and I will stop by the shop to check it out. Best of luck. Scott
  4. Here is the updated link: https://staugustine.craigslist.org/cto/d/1976-bmw-2002/6568134987.html
  5. I would echo all that Preyupy has said! A. You need to be really honest with yourself about what you are willing to spend to go racing. It costs a lot. B. You will need to get more track driving experience than what you currently have to get a racing license with any sanctioning body other than ChampCar. I think professional racing schools can be a real benefit to drivers if they come into it with a lot of track experience. It is needed to really take advantage of the education they are offering. C. Realistically a race/street car will not work. If you want to race you will need a dedicated car. Otherwise your just kidding yourself. Your lucky to be so close to Road Atlanta, it's a great track. Also, your an easy drive from VIR, Roebling Road and Barber Motorsports Park. If your really interested I would suggest going to the track and talk with other racers. Most likely they will be happy to share their experience and knowledge with you. There are a lot of BMW racers in the Atlanta area and I would be happy to provide you with some contacts to reach out to. BMW CCA also has a big presence there. Having said that, I would encourage you to get involved. I've been racing, mostly BMW's, for over twenty years and did my first driving school in 1987 and don't regret a minute of it. Go for it, just be honest with yourself about it. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  6. I received the auction catalog yesterday and included in the sale is this 1972 2002. NMNA
  7. Ditto on the same for me. I purchased a Gauge Panel from him and sent him payment via Paypal. Nothing since, no reply or package. I have tried to contact him several different ways and nothing.
  8. Has it been opened? If not, probably okay. If it has, I wouldn't use it, because brake fluid is hydroscopic and absorbs moisture and that is exactly what you don't want in your brake system. If you have any doubts about the fluid I wouldn't use it, buy some new fluid. Cheap insurance.
  9. As Tommy mentioned in his post above, I don't believe bearing size is going to have any effect on the braking. However, I can't directly address your Theory without greater details. Certainly larger brakes can put additional load on the bearing which may in turn affect the longevity and life of the bearing, but ultimately the tires ability to stop the car via tire diameter and width, friction, vehicle mass, and weight transfer will be the main determining factors. I have been running 30mm larger brake rotors and 4-piston Brembo calipers and race pads vs. stock rotors and single piston calipers on the front of my E36 M3 race car with the stock bearings for years without any issues. I do replace the bearings every two seasons as preventative maintenance but that is mainly because the heat generated can cook the grease out of the bearing. I can generate brake temperatures in excess of 800 degrees F depending on the pads. This issue would be the same no matter what size bearing was used.
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