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    Today, 12:02 PM
    Smythy411 replied to a thread Project Hammer in The Shed
    I've used Bilthamber Deox gel on rusty areas and found it very good. Very popular in the UK. Really kills the old rust and when you wire wheel after,...
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    03-03-2021, 06:01 PM
    Lovely work! Keep the updates coming!
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    03-03-2021, 05:59 PM
    Smythy411 replied to a thread The DoneDeal Thread 2021 in R-Roads
    https://www.donedeal.ie/vintagecars-for-sale/bmw-e30-m3/27410092 25k sterling for a rolling shell... Engines for these are up around the 10k...
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    02-03-2021, 12:17 PM
    I also put a deposit on a car over the weekend... Not sure if it could be considered fun, but it has a v8... But it was not Covid related. I just...
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    25-02-2021, 09:36 AM
    Smythy411 replied to a thread 1983 BMW E30 V8 Build in The Shed
    Thanks Dave! Almost 2 years since I started it... need to knock it up a gear and get it finished this year
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    25-02-2021, 09:28 AM
    I would still do this. If the previous owner steps up to claim it, tell him he is welcome to come take it once storage fees have been paid. I would...
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    24-02-2021, 03:04 PM
    Would be interested in all this also if Simon does not take it. Can have collected whenever
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    24-02-2021, 01:57 PM
    Smythy411 replied to a thread 1983 BMW E30 V8 Build in The Shed
    Yup I have a colour decided on. It's a green too... We have very similar thoughts ha! But you're not allowed a green e30 on pontiacs too :P Malachite...
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    23-02-2021, 06:21 PM
    Smythy411 replied to a thread 1983 BMW E30 V8 Build in The Shed
    Ok while I pondered the battery tray fixed, I turned back to the floors. There was was one patch I almost forgot about on the drivers side
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    23-02-2021, 05:03 PM
    The fact that it's on english plates and no V5 makes this very awkward. But as the lads above say, you best bet is getting onto the DVLA firstly and...
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    23-02-2021, 09:25 AM
    Great project! Looking forward to more updates! S50s are gone so expensive, you'd nearly get an s54 for similar money in the UK... if you can get it...
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    22-02-2021, 12:15 PM
    Haha I just googled e30 exhausts and found the first one I really like the look of :cool:
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    19-02-2021, 02:01 PM
    I've always been a fan of the age old, single sided, twin pipe, angled tips exhasut. Twin pipes, front engine, rwd, straight six... the 325i recipe....
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    17-02-2021, 12:56 PM
    Smythy411 replied to a thread Torque Wrenches. in R-Roads
    I spent 4 years in UL doing module after module on that stuff... so I completely understand where you are coming from haha. Think it was 20NM i...
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    17-02-2021, 09:23 AM
    Smythy411 replied to a thread Torque Wrenches. in R-Roads
    I bought a Lidl wrench years and years ago for pennys. Used it only the odd time, mostly for flywheel bolts. I came across a job in the last year or...
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    16-02-2021, 02:44 PM
    Smythy411 replied to a thread The DoneDeal Thread 2021 in R-Roads
    Think you're looking at a different car Ken... The one in question has no kit. It's an SE 325i and I don't see any area of the car without obvious...
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    16-02-2021, 11:52 AM
    Smythy411 replied to a thread The DoneDeal Thread 2021 in R-Roads
    And unfortunately that's the truth! From my experience, there is no such thing as a rust free e30. And I've had probably 15 or more e30s
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    16-02-2021, 11:45 AM
    Smythy411 replied to a thread F1 2021 in The Paddock
    Due to be released the start of March I've heard. It's definitely coming anyways
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    16-02-2021, 09:19 AM
    Smythy411 replied to a thread F1 2021 in The Paddock
    The new car is slim looking with the narrower floor
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    16-02-2021, 09:16 AM
    Smythy411 replied to a thread The DoneDeal Thread 2021 in R-Roads
    The price difference between a genuine sport and an SE is huge in these. And especially so in this country, with lads only wanting facelift tech2...
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    15-02-2021, 02:58 PM
    Smythy411 replied to a thread F1 2021 in The Paddock
    Was reading this earlier. Exiting times for Redbull!
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    15-02-2021, 09:35 AM
    Smythy411 replied to a thread Project Hammer in The Shed
    Yeah like the lads say, strip it all back as much as you can and wire wheel the extent of the rust. Once it can all be seen, it shouldn't look as...
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    13-02-2021, 02:01 PM
    Smythy411 replied to a thread The DoneDeal Thread 2021 in R-Roads
    https://www.donedeal.ie/cars-for-sale/1999-honda-s2000/27234028 10k for a 99 S2000... with the rust coming back out through a badly repaired...
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    12-02-2021, 09:27 AM
    I brought my 83 e30 to the vrt on a trailer. I was asked to start it but told them there was a bit of a fuel leak and he said it was fine... just...
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    11-02-2021, 10:23 AM
    Smythy411 replied to a thread The DoneDeal Thread 2021 in R-Roads
    This was the first thing I thought of too! It just looks like every other sporty Kia/hyundai/ford out at the moment... I really don't like how BMW...
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    10-02-2021, 11:02 AM
    Smythy411 replied to a thread Project Hammer in The Shed
    Do you have photos of the battery tray rot. I am not familiar with these cars... Is the battery in the engine bay? Near the bulkhead or up front?
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    10-02-2021, 10:39 AM
    I genuinely started laughing while watching that video... Reminded me of nearly all the projects I have ever done! But I usually start a project...
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    10-02-2021, 09:56 AM
    Smythy411 replied to a thread 1983 BMW E30 V8 Build in The Shed
    I have always liked how tidy the bottle looks there in the Alpinas. As it takes up almost the full area of on top of the tray, I need to make sure...
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    10-02-2021, 09:29 AM
    Smythy411 replied to a thread Project Hammer in The Shed
    That is an unreal car! Can't wait to see more updates! As for Bigus' comment above, I don't really agree with it at all. I would always take most of...
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    09-02-2021, 12:26 PM
    Smythy411 replied to a thread 1983 BMW E30 V8 Build in The Shed
    Thanks lad. Likewise with your thread ha Yeah I'm leaning this way... Just want to make it look nice afterwards too, not with some random...
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