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1983 E21 316 Hennarot red

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1983 E21 316 Hennarot red

Post by dr3wid » Sat May 23, 2015 6:58 pm

So I've taken the plunge and bought this gem. It had it's MOT to pass, was idling really rough and cutting out and so I had the pesky carburettor serviced. It made the 40 mile journey from buying it to the garage quite an adventure. Stalling at junctions and rolling onto roundabouts :D

However I drove it back from the garage in Norfolk to London today, was a blast.

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1.8
Hennarot red
Facelift - with stripes ( missing them on the bonnet due to replacement sadly, I may make some up myself )
The twin headlights have obviously been added at a later date
Nice boot lip/spoiler

I've got a 32/34 DMTL Weber to fit in the boot, any advice / youtube videos here would be appreciated

Couple of bits i'm after:
– a glove box lock mechanism
– possibly left door trim handle ( trying a DIY fix on this )
– Garage says the wax stat for cold start needs replacing?? ( don't know what this is as of yet )

Will keep you posted

best,
Andrew



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Re: 1983 E21 316 Hennarot red

Post by Jeffrey » Sat May 23, 2015 7:44 pm

Love red colour e21. More Pictures please. Condition insted??
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Re: 1983 E21 316 Hennarot red

Post by uwbuurman » Sun May 24, 2015 8:28 pm

Nice, congrats!
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Re: 1983 E21 316 Hennarot red

Post by Jeroen » Wed May 27, 2015 8:29 am

Welcome here, and congrats on a lovely car sir!
Regards/groeten, Jeroen

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Re: 1983 E21 316 Hennarot red

Post by Reck » Wed May 27, 2015 11:11 am

Nice. Same as mine!

– Garage says the wax stat for cold start needs replacing?? ( don't know what this is as of yet )

Might be something to do with your current carb. Shouldn't need this once you've switched to the Weber. I've done a write up on tuning/timing after weber in the tech FAQ section.

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Re: 1983 E21 316 Hennarot red

Post by dr3wid » Fri Oct 30, 2015 1:24 pm

Right a long over due update.

Ive had numerous fuel lines replaced and got my Webber fitted. This made a world of difference in reliability and performance
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Fixed the small minor cosmetic niggles, such as inside door handle, glove box lock. Here are some photos of how it currently stands
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Also another gem is the radio replacement I managed to source. A period Blaupunkt Melbourne SQR26. I think it came out of a top of the range Merc from the 80's. It sounds great and the illuminated front is very period

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I'm in the process of sourcing some 15" wheels. I also want to lower the car slightly, it's jacked up like a monster truck at the moment :D

Im also after a custom / aftermarket exhuast, mine is on the way out. Do you have any recommendations or know of garages in London ( east / essex ) whom could fabricate me a custom one?

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Re: 1983 E21 316 Hennarot red

Post by Jeroen » Fri Oct 30, 2015 6:26 pm

Sounds like you're one happy camper then, and the car looks lovely! Did the drivers seat get fresh cloth btw?
Regards/groeten, Jeroen

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Re: 1983 E21 316 Hennarot red

Post by dr3wid » Tue Feb 23, 2016 9:26 pm

Finally got round to fitting the Oz Turbos, I'm very happy with the look. Don't think there is anyone else running these.
I lowered the car 35mm all round on Bilstein B4's with H&R lowering springs. Oz Spec's are 15 x 7.5j - 7et, and tyre size 195 x 50 x 15. There is a tiny bit of stretch, but have no fowling or rub.

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@Jeroen - Sorry missed your comment, I think the cloth has been replaced once upon a time... both seats need some attention as the foam is perishing, and the cloth is ripped.

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Re: 1983 E21 316 Hennarot red

Post by joe14 » Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:10 am

The wheels look good, I've always wondered what these would look like on an E21!

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