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Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 05-12-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 337
Posted By bee-em-dougle-u
Here's mine with H&R Sport springs on a non-Sport...

Here's mine with H&R Sport springs on a non-Sport package 325i. Lowered, but still with decent suspension travel, and a bit of a forward rake.
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 05-12-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 204
Posted By bee-em-dougle-u
You could go the H&R route….they're adjustable,...

You could go the H&R route….they're adjustable, and pretty close in diameter/stiffness to the M3 bars.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-24-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 10,384
Posted By bee-em-dougle-u
If you want to save a little, you might go with...

If you want to save a little, you might go with an LS6 intake manifold....not as free-flowing as the FAST, but better than the LS1. Also, the fuel pressure regulator/filter from a C5 ZO6 Vette...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-24-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 10,384
Posted By bee-em-dougle-u
That's the great thing about it....even an...

That's the great thing about it....even an old, tired LS1 will make huge amounts of reliable horsepower and torque. It is soooo understressed in the 914 application.

I used the Meziere...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-23-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 10,384
Posted By bee-em-dougle-u
It fits amazingly well. Water pump comes off, is...

It fits amazingly well. Water pump comes off, is replaced by 90-degree fittings, and an electric pump is used that mounts on the engine beam, driver's side. Harmonic damper is pretty close to the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-23-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 10,384
Posted By bee-em-dougle-u
Here's a couple pics. I wanted the appearance to...

Here's a couple pics. I wanted the appearance to be as close to stock as possible, for maximum sleeper effect!
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-22-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 10,384
Posted By bee-em-dougle-u
It's a homebuilt airplane…a Van's RV-9A. 28-foot...

It's a homebuilt airplane…a Van's RV-9A. 28-foot span, about 1050 lb. dry, with an air-cooled flat-4 Lycoming with 160 hp. I will be VERY busy for the next 2-3 years!
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-22-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 10,384
Posted By bee-em-dougle-u
These conversions are fun! I just sold my Porsche...

These conversions are fun! I just sold my Porsche 914 with an LS1 conversion. 310 bhp + 2350 lb. = good times! Pulled as hard in 4th gear as in 1st. New project in my garage will do 195 mph and climb...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-22-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 10,384
Posted By bee-em-dougle-u
Weight and high center of gravity are the enemies...

Weight and high center of gravity are the enemies of handling, and wagons have a greater percentage of weight up high in the form of sheet metal and glass.The Tourings still handle well, but sedans &...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tire & Wheel Forum 04-16-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,260
Posted By bee-em-dougle-u
Plugs are great for a simple nail-type puncture...

Plugs are great for a simple nail-type puncture that's not in the corner tread blocks or sidewall. I've had plugs that have lasted years without a hint of a leak.

One recommendation if you're...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 04-16-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 30,093
Posted By bee-em-dougle-u
+1000 on the Speed Bleeders. Easy, cheap, no-mess...

+1000 on the Speed Bleeders. Easy, cheap, no-mess 1-person bleeding.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-10-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 559
Posted By bee-em-dougle-u
You can thread in those two bolts to work as a...

You can thread in those two bolts to work as a 'puller" for the WP, but I just tapped lightly on the pump (sideways, on the pulley hub) with a hammer and it came right off. Saves a few minutes this...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-07-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,441
Posted By bee-em-dougle-u
Agreed. And anyone using "milquetoast" will be...

Agreed. And anyone using "milquetoast" will be banned immediately. :)
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-07-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,441
Posted By bee-em-dougle-u
Me too. Wheels, moderate lowering, tighter...

Me too. Wheels, moderate lowering, tighter suspension, no tint, fresh headlight lenses, Borla exhaust. Grown-up mods (or non-mods) that accentuate what BMW has done.
Forum: General Off-Topic 03-31-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 12,892
Posted By bee-em-dougle-u
Yeah, isn't that crazy? When I get going, I'll...

Yeah, isn't that crazy? When I get going, I'll post a link to my build log at VAF (Van's Air Force). My handle there is rightrudder.

Empennage kit should be here in a week! :D I have to sell the...
Forum: General Off-Topic 03-31-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 12,892
Posted By bee-em-dougle-u
At least motor gliders are pretty forgiving. See...

At least motor gliders are pretty forgiving. See if you can find someone with a buddy box Tx to help you out…it's a great way to train.
Forum: General Off-Topic 03-31-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 12,892
Posted By bee-em-dougle-u
I've been bitten by the flying bug...

I've been bitten by the flying bug again...and besides, I need a new project since the E46 is nicely sorted.

At some point I'll get current. Last time I flew was in '06; I have about 120...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-31-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 31,855
Views: 2,490,225
Posted By bee-em-dougle-u
When the 1 Series first came out, I drove a...

When the 1 Series first came out, I drove a 400-bhp Dinan-modified version, with full-kill Dinan suspension, and it was an amazingly fun package. They really do understeer in stock form, but the...
Forum: Suspension & Braking Forum by BimmerWorld 03-27-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,813
Posted By bee-em-dougle-u
Steering effort remains the same, and they'll...

Steering effort remains the same, and they'll certainly reduce the body roll a noticeable degree. If you want flatter cornering than that, you can upgrade to the Turner/H&R anti-roll bars.

FYI, my...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-26-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 31,855
Views: 2,490,225
Posted By bee-em-dougle-u
I had a leaking Koni Yellow once…only had it on...

I had a leaking Koni Yellow once…only had it on the car for about a week, and it failed bad enough to leave a noticeable pool of shock oil under the car! (Rear shock, on my old 944.)

The good news...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-25-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,097
Posted By bee-em-dougle-u
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg307/ex914/555...

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg307/ex914/555-70310.jpg (http://s251.photobucket.com/user/ex914/media/555-70310.jpg.html)
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-25-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 31,855
Views: 2,490,225
Posted By bee-em-dougle-u
Wash & detail last night. Isn't it amazing how a...

Wash & detail last night. Isn't it amazing how a car seems to run better/smoother when it's really clean?

The little things make a difference. With racer's tape as the adhesive, I removed a bunch...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-25-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 932
Posted By bee-em-dougle-u
I like the oddball stuff. A 700 might be fun to...

I like the oddball stuff. A 700 might be fun to autocross or putt around town.

...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-24-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 423
Posted By bee-em-dougle-u
Is the square-plug alternator the only one that...

Is the square-plug alternator the only one that comes with the cooling shroud, or is the shroud a separate piece that would fit over the oval-plug backplate?
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-24-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,209
Posted By bee-em-dougle-u
Looks good! Isn't it a huge relief to see no...

Looks good! Isn't it a huge relief to see no trace of sludge?
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