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Toby's 316

Post by TobyA » Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:11 am

I've had my e21 for a few years but it's been off the road (following a ding) for a year and a half. As I'm getting it back on the road now I thought I'd start my own thread...
(Sorry if it's a bit boring!)

Here it is a couple of weeks ago, coming out from my parents' garage:
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Back home in Salford (bumper and grill off):
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Re: Toby's 316

Post by Jeroen » Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:16 am

Hey, it's a start! Fixing her up now?
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Re: Toby's 316

Post by e21-Mark » Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:19 am

Like those rims. I spy some Recaros in there too? So what's the plan?

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Re: Toby's 316

Post by TobyA » Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:36 am

Thanks. The plan is to first sort the 'sensible' stuff and get it through an MOT.

The slam panel had risen a tad. So with a bit of professional panel beating...
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...it sat a little better.
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Many thanks to Nas for the grill and Arshad for collecting it :thumbsup
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And to Jim for the bumper and bonnet :cheers
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Re: Toby's 316

Post by TobyA » Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:47 am

Amongst other things, it needed new track control arms. You can see from this pic that the wheel is sitting slightly forward in the arch (and I could feel a jolt going over bumps).
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I ordered some from 'buypartsby' - they wasted my time and money. Anyone else had trouble with them? (They are cheap, I'll give them that.)

Eventually I got to work...
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New track control arms, handbrake shoes, cleaned and greased calipers (it has 323i brakes). New oil, oil filter, fan belt, ht leads, exhaust bracket and rubbers - oh and a Model-T style horn! Cleaned and greased the brake lines, secured some gators etc.
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Re: Toby's 316

Post by Jeroen » Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:54 am

Ah looking better already! I'd spray that horn black though!
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Re: Toby's 316

Post by drjim » Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:59 am

It had all new handbrake shoes when I rebuilt it, odd they needed replacing.

Recaros are e24 ones as I recall, the rails were a bit worn exactly where I had the seat so it moved, you may have a different driving position though!

Great to see it getting fixed up and glad to have been able to help with the parts.
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Re: Toby's 316

Post by TobyA » Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:06 am

drjim wrote:It had all new handbrake shoes when I rebuilt it, odd they needed replacing.

Recaros are e24 ones as I recall, the rails were a bit worn exactly where I had the seat so it moved, you may have a different driving position though!

Great to see it getting fixed up and glad to have been able to help with the parts.
Hi Jim, cheers. It was good to meet you. Did you get the log burner blazing?! The shoes were only part worn but I had some new shoes lying about so I thought I may as well fit them. Yeah, I've sat the seat back on the rail a bit and sorted the reclining mechanisms - seem fine.
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Re: Toby's 316

Post by TobyA » Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:07 am

Jeroen wrote:Ah looking better already! I'd spray that horn black though!
Thanks. I think you may be right about the horn!
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Re: Toby's 316

Post by TobyA » Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:09 am

I chopped the front springs too as the front was sat higher than the rear. (Perhaps the camber adjusters give it some extra height.)

Also removed that black plastic from below the boot (keeping the Zender spoiler for now.)
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Re: Toby's 316

Post by nas80 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:44 am

nice work mate! you booked it in for an mot yet?
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Re: Toby's 316

Post by alschux » Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:27 am

Nice work - loving the look with those wheels, looks meaty! What are they?

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Re: Toby's 316

Post by TobyA » Tue Mar 05, 2013 4:00 pm

nas80 wrote:nice work mate! you booked it in for an mot yet?
Alright Nas, yeah got MOT today!
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Re: Toby's 316

Post by TobyA » Tue Mar 05, 2013 4:05 pm

alschux wrote:Nice work - loving the look with those wheels, looks meaty! What are they?
Thanks. The wheels are Schmidt Modern-Line Cups (and in need of a refurb).
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Re: Toby's 316

Post by arshad76 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:05 am

Hey, nice to meet a fellow E21 enthusiast and well done on not giving up. On the home strecth for sure. I think I've got the same problem as you with the track control arm, so I'll look into that myself :thumbsup
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