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Bloody Hell Rick talk about holding a bull by its horns!! Inverness to Shrewsbury and working in Oxford, The bull has grown some unfeasibly large testicles to drag around.

 

Good on you buddy, stick too it

 

 I'm just as bad since my job title changed, my E30 is still in its later stages of completion and has been for 6 months, so much for a winter project, also i've done nothing to Red 5 and the 2.8 engine and box are still cocooned on the pallet when you sent them down.

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10 hours ago, Captain Beaky said:

Bloody Hell Rick talk about holding a bull by its horns!! Inverness to Shrewsbury and working in Oxford, The bull has grown some unfeasibly large testicles to drag around.

 

 

Haha, its strange, ive spent my entire career wanting to move back to the amazing place i call home, only to meet a girl down south and end up moving back down!! Im still in complete denial about where i live. People say i live in the west midlands now, but its still south of the north!

 

As for the shrewsbury/oxford commute, i have digs at work and live there for 5 days. So after 5 days of being at home the misses is ready to kick me out. After 5 days alone she misses me again. Its a great way to keep it healthy! Haha. It gives me 4 full days of working on the bmw every 10 days, so i would effectively be going back to the same amount of average man hours i was doing in the evenings poir to all this moving bwallocks. 

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Hey Rick,

 

Good to see you back on it.

 

Congratulations on successfully achieving a complicated life move.  I have an idea of what you have been through having re-located to Nova Scotia last summer.

 

Are you officially an ex-pat now then?

 

Regards from another ex-pat on the left side of the pond,

 

Mick

 

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Good to hear from you ordnator, not quite an expat, ive jumped above and below the border to many times to be one or the other! Just an ex-pat northerner dipping my toes into the midlands <_< would love to hear about your move!! Drop me a message sometime when you have time!

 

anyway. Today was all about finally getting the brackets welded for the new and improved radiator that looks a little less subtle than the mishimoto one i bought, and now need to sell. Spent 4/5 hours grinding back welds of the box sections that i put into the chassis rail. I dont think its has and disadvantages as such, i maybe just wouldnt use the tow hitches for towing the car on the road anymore... ;)

 

Just a small top bracket needs fabing up now to hold it in place. Fabbing very small bits of metal i haaaaaate doing. 

 

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So you all know, I have been plugging away at this. I've made some horrendously beefy front ARB mounts. 

 

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After the move, I had so much flash rusting. Ive been cleaning up all the places I've worked like the wheel wells. I've taken of the rear subframe again to reinstall the tubing for the hand brake cables that I stupidly cut off. The cables had seized in. I have all new cables, tensioners, shoes and discs to go back on as soon as I weld up replacement tubing. That's next week's job! 

 

Has anyone any recommended suppliers of fuel pumps? That's a job that needs doing.  And has anyone got a underseal they recommend? Pics to follow if Imgur would start working!

 

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Well today the subframe came out and dropped of at the powdercoaters. I'm sure not many folk have taken these out! Now I just need to get my wallet out yet again and replace all steering links. The center one has leaked unfortunately. And track rod ends are inexpensive enough. 

 

Whilst driving there I noticed a mobile blasting service. I've been tempted to use this for ages to get the boot/interior/engine bay done. So I've sent them off for a quote! 

 

I've got a diff mount in the post to. Took it off today in preparation for the new one. The center peice literally just fell out! 

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On 7/5/2018 at 1:08 PM, WickRatson said:

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Well today the subframe came out and dropped of at the powdercoaters. I'm sure not many folk have taken these out! Now I just need to get my wallet out yet again and replace all steering links. The center one has leaked unfortunately. And track rod ends are inexpensive enough. 

 

Whilst driving there I noticed a mobile blasting service. I've been tempted to use this for ages to get the boot/interior/engine bay done. So I've sent them off for a quote! 

 

I've got a diff mount in the post to. Took it off today in preparation for the new one. The center peice literally just fell out! 

 

Hi Rick,

 

Good to see you are back on it.

 

Are you going to re-enforce the steering box mounting point before you get the front sub-frame powder coated?

 

Regards,

 

Mick

 

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Nooooo. I did pause for a moment and consider doing so. But then I thought if it is not going to see any track action. As much as I like to drive progressively I don't like to be erratic. So I figured I'd risk it! 

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Don't worry if it isn't broken you can fit the reinforcement without welding. It's just a steel bar and is what I did and it gave me no bother even on track. 

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Might just do that Dunc.

 

Anyway getting onto rewelding the handbrake outlet, I lobbed off 25mm as the handbrake cable was very much seized in the tube when I dismantled everything.. So I've got some new pipe and it's to be welded tomorrow. Unfortunately to work out how much I lobbed off I needed to offer up the system. No worries though. I have already bought all the brake parts I need. These took ages to get the springs in. It's alright if you don't have the wishbone loose. Both sides prepped!

 

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