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Post by tyson 320i/323i » Mon Sep 06, 2010 2:31 pm

lol- that one is already in the works. gonna take a weekend trip down to key west. its the southern most part of the continental united states and a beautiful island. google it, you'll see what i mean



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Post by Pho21_girl » Wed Sep 08, 2010 1:05 pm

Had a google...Very nice!
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Post by tyson 320i/323i » Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:44 am

ok- time for an update. the head is still at the machine shop. i have had to take them three sets of valve seals so far. needless to say, i dont have my head back yet. the block is there as well. i have found a good cheap place to buy my stainless exhaust pieces. gonna do a complete exhaust in stainless, should look nice. took the intake manifold and the valve cover and masked off the high spots and painted both pieces with black wrinkle paint. i then polished the high spots with jewelers rouge. it looks sweet. will post some pics when the sun is out.

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Post by tyson 320i/323i » Mon Sep 27, 2010 11:33 pm

here is a pic of the valve cover all painted and polished
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some rust i found in the sunroof area. its the spots i mentioned in the post about fixing it

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Post by tyson 320i/323i » Tue Sep 28, 2010 3:53 pm

i realized last night that i didnt have the required mounting brackets for the expansion tank for the rad so i am going to have to fab those up today. trying to knock my my punch list down as much as possible, but it just gets bigger

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Post by tyson 320i/323i » Tue Sep 28, 2010 11:09 pm

well- i got my mounting brackets done. it wasnt too hard actually. it took about 2 hours to get done. may not look factory but its gonna do the job

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Re: my project is underway- new pics 8/28

Post by Danny043 » Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:53 pm

Pho21_girl wrote:Make it worth her while, say when it's done you'll take her away somewhere for a sexual (I mean romantic! :twisted: ) getaway :wink:
A woman who speaks the truth! Rare but they do exist :mrgreen:

Progress on the car is looking really great. Haven't been following this one for a while, and you've made quite some progress :launch
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Post by tyson 320i/323i » Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:24 pm

Danny043 wrote:
Pho21_girl wrote:Make it worth her while, say when it's done you'll take her away somewhere for a sexual (I mean romantic! :twisted: ) getaway :wink:
A woman who speaks the truth! Rare but they do exist :mrgreen:

like a diamond in the rough
thanks for the kind words danny
the headlight buckets are coming along nicely. treated the rust and have given one of them a nice coat of satin black epoxy paint. looks factory- maybe a little better because i did it :)
works gonna have to stop for a while as im leaving town for work again. this job is a 12 hour drive away :shock: , but i get paid for my mileage 8)

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Post by tyson 320i/323i » Mon Oct 25, 2010 2:46 pm

finally back in town from work. was only supposed to be a ten day job but it turned out to be a 24 day job, oh well. just means more money. got a package from wurth while i was gone to use on the car. also gonna try and pick up where i left off with all the little bits that need to be taken care of. will post pics today, i promise

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Post by tyson 320i/323i » Mon Oct 25, 2010 3:57 pm

here are a few pics from my recent job-

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Post by Peter V. » Mon Oct 25, 2010 5:13 pm

That's a nice turbine.

What kind of machinery is it connected with? A generator or compressor unit?
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Post by tyson 320i/323i » Mon Oct 25, 2010 5:15 pm

the last pic is of me standing on the compressor side of it and its connected to a generator. the pics where it looks like im welding in a bucket is actually part of the 'injectors'

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Post by Peter V. » Mon Oct 25, 2010 5:19 pm

Very nice. Is this a steamturbine or gasturbine unit?

This type of industry is where i work too. I am not a mechanic but the operator who is controling the unit.
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Post by tyson 320i/323i » Mon Oct 25, 2010 5:21 pm

its a gasser. i am on the repair and maintain side of the industry. i am a union millwright, and thats one of the scopes of what we do

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Post by Peter V. » Mon Oct 25, 2010 6:49 pm

It is nice to see what occupations some E21 drivers have.
Gr Peter V.

.Some say he eats nuts and bolts for breakfast, all we know is he is called the carburetorman.

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