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S54 Powered 323i - Duracel79 - England

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I missed taking pics, but it is rock solid.

Used the original E21 metal back with strategic holes cut into it. Needed to space the metal back away from the binnacle a bit. Could do with going further to prevent the trip reset being pressed so much.

Then any holes were covered in good old black gaffa tape. Bit cowboy bit it works for me :thumbsup

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Hi Ben, was nice to meet you on the Bummerfest in Venlo.
Are you returned home in the meantime ?
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pattam2009 wrote:Hi Ben, was nice to meet you on the Bummerfest in Venlo.
Are you returned home in the meantime ?
Yes, we got home to Hertfordshire last night. Was good to meet lots of fellow E21'ers at Sharknose and Bummerfest.

Spent some time today getting all my pictures onto the laptop, got over 1350 of them to sort through from the last couple of weeks.
Back at work in the morning so will probably be the weekend before i post a thread with some pictures up.

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Did the car run ok the whole time?
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Pretty much, only a couple of very minor events.

Hot/sticky starter motor and a loose earth connection dislodged over some bumps on the motorway which cut the power to the ECU.

Not bad for 2500 miles with some hard driving :mrgreen:

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motorway eh? top speed? :mrgreen:

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croma_man wrote:motorway eh? top speed? :mrgreen:
Well if you mean: How fast does she go?

I haven't had her fully wound up yet but I have seen 153mph on the satnav (I was already slowing down with the satnav still rising and catching up)

There were no real opportunities to open it up in Germany with traffic and the weather hindering us.

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Top car glad you made it home how was the other e21 that was with you?
was good to meet you will have to meet again.

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The other one was fine..... Actually broke down less than Bens haha :loll
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Glad to hear it both your cars are top how was Venlo.
Should have gone maybe next year.
Have tried to contact you?

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Couple of pics from the trip:

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Rest of this album is here:

http://s180.photobucket.com/user/durace ... 20Roadtrip

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great pics...


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Thanks ayds, Had an awesome time taking in the Sharknose meet, Nurburgring, BMW Museum, the Alps and Bummerfest.

Some of my favourite pics from the trip:

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driving that power on that roads, priceless !!!

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Ben Your cars are also featured in the current edition of performance BMW whilst at the Castle Combe track day!



Didn't you tape across your race numbers on the road???
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