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Everything posted by OldAndyAndTheSea

  1. Thanks! And yeah, although I'm already searching for brighter wall coverings to help my new lighting as much as possible. If you aren't going to drywall, Id suggest searching for white backed insulation. I wish mine wasn't brown - so I guess something white/gray will go over it. And I seriously chuckled over the two outlet comment.......I've worked like that in the past, and I know what that's like. That's awesome, very clever work! Let me investigate my situation a little bit and, if needed, I would gladly throw you some money for one of those parts. That's what I need to con
  2. Wow! that sounds incredible! I'd love to take a look at the files. Anything you're willing to provide would be thoroughly appreciated. Thanks! I never cease to be amazed by the ingenuity of some of the people here. More progress.... Drilling holes in virgin carbon. Proportioning valve hole I'm going to eventually make a little shift boot for the valve body. Blinker indicators relocated -Working- Hazards And where my GPS speedometer sensor is going to be mounted. I'm going to notch the vent piece where
  3. I got distracted with boat building obligations earlier in the day, but I'm using the heat this evening to work and putter on the car. Quick release - installed. Feels good all tightened down. I was expecting slop, and was pleasantly surprised by the lack thereof.... Dusty carbon (cause I'm a THAT guy) release. [/url] Also roughly mounted the A pillar gauge pod. Now I can get and idea of what needs to be chopped/modified. Then it gets the flocking treatment. I still need to find my horn button haha. I'm heading back out now, just came in for a bite. I'll be attempting to play with
  4. Here's hoping......And the nearest track that I know of is Watkins, which I'd totally be down for a trip. I know a lot of the ZCCR people make an annual trip to the Glen. We had gale force winds too, I think that's what helped the massive accumulation. Absolutely dumped on. Quick batch of updated pictures, while I'm taking a short break from working. Slowly finalizing things. Tucking remaining wires, and lots of time consuming tedious things... I'll be chopping the center console and fitting the fuse box cover with its components soon. Probably next step...
  5. It hasn't stopped snowing in two days. Many feet in some places. So I've done a lot of this... A little bounding with the pups... Ralph loves the snow. Calypso...she just likes being with me. So in between plow sessions I've made some serious progress on the 240. Today is D-Day. The day the dash goes in. Rewrapped, and "tidied" up. Ready for the dash. But not before I, once again, make my mark. It will hopefully be some time before I sign this again. A shit ton of expletives, and about 4 hours, later..... a little teaser. Gauges are functioning, the heater blo
  6. Yeah, I agree. I don't feel they would work in all situations, aesthetically, but juxtaposed against the carbon comes off nice in my opinion. There's beauty in simplicity. Day started off rougher than expected. Decided to thumb wrestle a razor blade. Spoiler alert: Razor won. whoops. Other than being a masochist.... I'm getting close. All the gauges work, and are accounted for. Now it's time to hunker down, and wait out the storm. Gotta love lake effect.
  7. Got the heater controls labeled. Has a vintage racecar look. I like it. Cheap, easy, and reversible; Nothing wrong with that. Other than that, I'm just rewrapping the dash harness, and taking my time routing and organizing the wiring. Nothing else picture worthy.....yet.
  8. I'm finally regaining control of my schedule. I'm now back to a reasonable amount of projects once again. Ladies and Gents, today we return to our normal scheduled program: Turbo 240z I fixed my blinkers! Blink! Blonk! Oh how I've missed your song, you beautiful bastards. This was such a pain in my ass for so long..... And something that prevented virtually any further interior progress from happening. Not anymore. For anyone curious as to how the hell I could get hung up diagnosing and repairing the blinker circuit here is a really quick explanation as to the cause of the pro
  9. ^^Yeah, I'm quite smitten with the place now. The thirty degrees over ambient obviously doens't apply linearly. Its basically saying that now my baseline in garage temperature when it is in the single digits to teens outside is about 40-45 degrees. Which is amazing in comparison. I don't think the stone helps you any, if anything it holds the chill until you can heat it up, much like a slab floor. That could be part of your problem as well. The e30 is now winter ready. Sweet. Waiting on some BMW stickers for the centers. Good 'nuff for salt and snow. Tomorrow I bring the Min
  10. The shop space is roughly 20x30 in the front. And the same mirrored on the reverse side. Two separate spaces. It takes about two hours for the wood stove to come up to temperature and you start feeling heat at the far walls. I've only insulated about 50% of the space so far, and that alone makes a noticeable difference. Before insulation the inside temperatures were at best 10 degrees above ambient. Now with my limited insulation progress, it was 30 degrees warmer inside, than outside, with no heat source running. My doors are insulated, which helps a bit I imagine as well. The fan helpe
  11. I made most, if not all of the albums public. Hoping that did it. I think I figured out the right way to post with flickr. Now it won't link you to the flickr page when you click this newest post. Yesterday's is still messed up. Got the e30 wheels painted. Going to try to mount my new tires tomorrow. Good enough to throw some winter tires on. The Pepper White should look good against the red of the car.
  12. Yeah, you and me both. I expect to be spending a lot more time out in the garage as well. Wow, yeah you got a long season in, that's for sure. I am so jealous, and can't wait until my car is functioning as intended once again. I still can't sort out my damn blinkers. I'm not getting power to the switch, when the switch it engaged, but the blinker switch itself tests correctly, and is getting 12v. I'm starting to suspect the hazard switch, despite working properly, it may not be allowing current to go to the switch when the blinker is engaged. From my understanding, that's how the circuit
  13. I've been raging to prepare for winter.... Lots had to be done, and lots has happened since my last update. First, most importantly, check out my bitchin' Halloween costume. I rather enjoy scaring children. ...and this year was bountiful. But seriously.... I painted my e30. Aside from the obvious rust repair, I tucked the bumpers, blacked the trim (except key pieces), and paint matched the plastic trim to slightly modernize the appearance. I'm pleased with the result. Looks good for a pre facelift sedan. Front flaps. And I'm currently refinishing my extra set of bottle
  14. ^^ Thanks. I'd love if I could ever install it....I still can not figure out my blinkers...It's very frustrating. The moment I rolled the car out of the garage it would seem jobs immediately took up the space (and my time)....and I've been ramming since. First a carbon jet ski repair. Then my friend's E30 to get it road worthy again. Had some rust to repair, and a general once over, as all the sub frame was removed recently for a refresh. Its a 200,000 mile driver. Success. ...but the day before, when we were working on the IX, a truck went complet
  15. So I did some suspension stuff.. As fate (or Murphy) would have it, the blinker switch I bought was returned to sender only an hour away from my house. So while I wait for the switch to cross the country for the second time I decided to work on the list. I did originally order the wrong tie rod end for the passenger side, so I got that replacement, powdercoated it, then proceeded to do a really really rough preliminary suspension set up, to get a baseline. This is also the first time the car has been outside in three years. She's freakin' dirty, the alignment is comical, and there's wh
  16. Hahahahaha! That's awesome. The brand of paint that worked for me is from Tractor Supply Co - their Majic tractor and implement paint. I'm either going to use a little dab of super glue, or maybe even a zip tie to hold it in place.
  17. Switch didn't arrive today, as hoped, so I did some other stuff instead.. Finally bled my brakes. Everything appears to be holding pressure. They work great! I also solved another random challenge on the list. Since I deleted two of the heater vents in the dash, I need to cap off the no longer used openings in the blower, Seen here. Note: the middle, rectangular, opening is still used for the center vent in the dash. After measuring, and inquiring as to where to procure a cap that is about 59.30mm OD, I got nowhere pretty fast. A couple brews, and some investigating, later.....
  18. So in order to figure out what the hell else needs to be done, I made a list. Now I have some direction. If I get bogged down on one aspect, I'll take a look at the list and tackle something else until nothing else remains. My friend brought over his multimeter, so I got around to testing the switch. Here is a list of the acceptable range ...and here I am testing between pins 2 and 3, in the neutral position, which should give a reading of greater than one ohm. So that one is off, as were the following other tests. So unless I did something totally wrong in testing, I think my switch i
  19. ^^ Any and all of your questions can be answered by the master, Kurk (fricfrac). This is his handiwork, I highly recommend his service. Yup. If you want something done right (to your liking), do it yourself. These cars have taught me that. I got stuck doing some maintenance to the BMW last night... Somehow I locked myself out..keys inside, remote location. Luckily I was able to break in using a Bondo spreader, a couple feet of brake line, and a door stop. That's good, cause that's literally all that was available. Also to the guy on the internet who said it i
  20. Hey, remember me? ....I know it has been some time. My summer has been a whirlwind, and I am finally only now regaining control of my schedule. This was probably the busiest I have ever been in a summer. From composites gigs, to coaching and racing, it's been crazy. Some random shots. Rescuing an Opti. Taking kids sailing on a J30 Modern 8 Metre goodness. Classic 8 Metre goodness. And teaching the race team sailing students how to foil on the moth. This was very rewarding. Now that the sailing season is coming to a close, I've finally started to turn my atten
  21. Yeah, I can "like" one post a day. I am fairly certain it is because of the donating member status.
  22. My MC leaked out of the box too. I'm on my second 1" master cylinder...I have yet to bleed it...I hope all checks out.
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